Wrinkles are caused by thin, sagging skin. They particularly appear on the face, neck, backs of hands, and tops of forearms.

Wrinkles occur as part of the natural aging process, when the collagen and elastin in the connective tissue of the skin become weak and break down due to changes in fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin.

Premature or excess wrinkles can also be caused by factors like too much exposure to sunlight or harsh environments, smoking, use of certain drugs, excessive stress, sudden weight loss, loss of vitamin E, and genetic predisposition.

There are many easy natural remedies that will help reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. Most natural wrinkle remedies do not have many side effects. You can usually try natural remedies for wrinkles without investing a lot of money or suffering from potentially serious complications.

However, it is a good idea to first consult with your dermatologist or skin care specialist, as even the best home remedies for wrinkles can have serious side effects, especially for those with sensitive skin and those prone to allergic reactions.

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Remedies for Cracked Heels

August 15, 2016

Anyone can get cracked heel but some people are more prone to the condition than others. Some individuals suffer dry, cracked heel due to poor hygiene. The person may not exfoliate daily or moisturize well enough. Additionally, it could occur because the person is not drinking enough water. Each of these factors may contribute to dry, cracked heel.

The first sign of getting cracked heel is the development of dry, hard, thickened skin around the rim of the heel. This is called a callus and may be yellow or dark brown discoloured area of skin. Initially small cracks over the callus are visible.

If left untreated and as more pressure is placed on the heel, these cracks become deeper and eventually walking and standing will be painful. The cracks may be so deep that they begin to bleed. That is why it’s important to take care of your skin even on feet and find an appropriate remedy for cracked heel.

Severe heel infections may require that individuals take oral anti-fungal medication in order to alleviate or cure the symptoms. The most common ingredients in prescription anti-fungal drugs include ketaconazole, itraconazole, naftifine, and nystatin.

Those who desire a topical treatment should not simply select an anti-itch ointment. These ointments may promote moisture and exacerbate the condition. Experts recommend the use of gels instead of creams for application of topical treatments.

Head Lice Treatment Options

October 16, 2015

Your doctor will likely recommend an over-the-counter (OTC) head lice treatment that kills lice and some of the eggs. These head lice treatment medications may not kill recently laid eggs. Therefore, an appropriately timed second treatment is usually necessary to kill nymphs after they hatch but before they become adult lice.

In some geographic regions, lice have developed resistance to OTC medications. Also, OTC treatment may fail because of incorrect use, such as not repeating the treatment at an appropriate time.

If the correct use of an OTC treatment has failed, the next head lice treatment option is a prescription remedy. The truth is, while these pesticides may get rid of lice, they are also being absorbed by the skin. As you may well imagine, this can cause a number of negative side effects – from skin irritation, redness and swelling to breathing difficulties or asthmatic episodes – and that’s just from regular, recommended use! These treatments have caused vomiting, seizures, even death.

Natural head lice treatment can be fantastic for both acute cases of lice and chronic recurrent never-ending cases of nits. You can count on the natural head lice treatment products to quickly, safely remove lice and nits without the use of poisons and pesticides. Instead, the natural remedies use the finest grade homeopathics and aromatherapeutic oils to relieve and soothe itchy irritated scalps.

Acne in Adult Women

September 10, 2011

For a large number of females it takes place like alarm clock each month: cramps, swift changes in moods, and acne breakouts. Specialists realize that acne in adult women breakouts can be affected by hormonal fluctuations; however study on this topic has been rather minimal – until recently. A recent research stated that acne in adult women usually happens the week that precedes their period.

What is interesting about hormonal acne in adult women is the fact that they cannot be treated by the usual therapy methods. Topical antibiotics and topical retinoids are useless in this case. Some indications that can help your doctor to diagnose hormonally-influenced acne in adult women:

  • Acne breakouts or onsets that for the first time appear in adults
  • Acne flashes connected with menstrual cycle
  • A history of menstruating irregularly
  • Your skin oiliness exceeds the norms;
  • Hirsutism (problems with growing hair)
  • Raised levels of certain androgens in your blood stream

Though hormonal acne in adult women usually starts to disturb women of about 20-25, adolescents and senior women can be susceptible to it. And women over 30 are a risk group. Acne pimples usually appear on face, especially chin and jaw. But sometimes there are traces of acne on the chest or back. Acne pimples are of three types: inflammatory papules, inflammatory nodules and comedones. But where is the reason for it?

According to American Skincare & Cellulite Expert Association:

Usually it starts at the age of 9-10 (at prepubescent years). The adrenal glands begin the dihydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) production, which is one of the androgens. In the beginning of puberty some “male” hormones, such as dehydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone, step in to act in a woman body, stimulating excessive secretion of sebum (the natural oil of skin) by the sebaceous glands.

This is also the reason why teenagers suffer from acne so frequently. And the problem is more typical for boys, because their bodies produce more ‘male’ hormones. It is rather difficult to treat teenagers’ acne, because their hormone systems are unbalanced and suffer from constant changes. Very often benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids (sometimes combined with an oral antibiotic) can have good results. With growth of the body though, there can be serious hormonal changes therefore the medicine may seem to be ineffective at this period. It is essential to adjust the treatment course and introduce safe and natural acne products.

Some women may never see acne on their faces; others may experience it only before menstruation. When menstrual cycle begins, the level of estrogen is at its high with reduction of estrogen at the end of the period. When ovulation passed, the ovaries start progesterone production. It is another hormone which causes the sebaceous glands stimulation. And sebum invites acne in adult women.

Sometimes hormones can also cause acne in pregnant women. At the time of the third trimester sebaceous glands’ active work can provoke unpleasant breakouts. It may sound strange, but sometimes acne in adult women may appear even afther menopause. The reason is that the body produces less estrogen and more testosterone.

But do not expect that this kind of acne in adult women will disappear occasionally. Dermatologist will recommend you a good treatment plan for all cases of acne in adult women.