Monday, June 20, 2005

Acne may leave more than just physical scars: Part 3

Almost everyone develops some case of acne during their lifetimes. The American Academy of Dermatology states that close to 100% of individuals in the 12–17 age bracket may have instances of whitehead, blackhead, or pimple developments. Almost fourty percent of individuals in their middle teens have a severe enough case of acne that treatment by a physician is necessary. Even though most acne instances clear up by an person’s early twenties, some people may have continuing acne problems for decades. Therefore it is important to apply prudent skin care acne prevention measures before the acne has a chance to truly breakout.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Acne may leave more than just physical scars: Part 2

Dr. Richard G. Fried of Yardley Dermatology and Yardley Skin Enhancement Wellness Center says that Acne can have devastating affects beyond the appearance or severity of the acne itself. All that matters it the person who is suffering from acne and how he/she interprets the problem and how it affects their innermost feelings.



Monday, June 13, 2005

Acne may leave more than just physical scars: Part I

Beauty is skin deep as the saying goes, but what happens when a blemish of the skin causes oneself to feel poorly on the inside? That may be the case with acne according to a study by the AAD (The American Academy of Dermatology) which has cited studies in the field of many negative manifestations in the forms of a feeling of social inadequacy, lowered self esteem, and some cases even unemployment. Perhaps this isn’t so surpring to the many who do suffer from acne and have even resorted to acne skin care centers for professional treatment.


Antiaging skin care is a lifestyle choice.

Preservation of youth and beauty is not a one-time game. It is something that must be incorporated into your daily lifestyle. Some current products may give you a boost though such as Cosmeceuticals which in theory helps to stimulate collagen and elastin renewal. This and other antiaging skin care techniques/solutions should be sought after if you want to keep that facade and bod smooth like a babies skin.


Thursday, June 09, 2005

Hav You Heard of the Ayurvedic Skin Care Approach?

Ayurvedic Skin Care

This is a great article on Maharishi Ayurveda which is a modern holistic approach to beauty consisting of three main areas of focus: outler, inner, and lasting beauty. It goes into great detal on what you should take care of each component, a summary follows:

1. Roopam (Outter Beauty)
– the recommended do’s and don’t when it comes to dieting and nourishment of the body, regardless of skin type
– A very detailed description for each skin type and how to identify which type you fall under and how to specificly care for your skin type.

2. Gunam (Inner Beauty)
– This aspect has to do with your mental attitude and lifestyle choices: kindness, friendliness, and sincerity are three characteristics mentioned that will help you feel better on the inside and it will also show on the outside. Having a positive attitude and outlook does have physical benefits including reduced aging. In terms of lifestyle, don’t just eat right, but eat at the right times of the day such as your main mean at midday, and ideally go to sleep by 10 PM.

3. Yayastyag (Lasting Beauty)
– You can think of this section as tying the first two sections together and elaborating up on them as well.
– Be sure to eliminate the toxins that accumulate over time and free radicals in the body. The article goes into specific skin care items you can use.
– Rejuvenative techniques such as sleeping early, daily meditation, eat freshly prepared organic whole fresh food, follow a daily regimen of applying ayurvedic oil message in the mornings, practice yoga stretching and yoga breathing

Beauty is not a gift, but a choice says the author of this article, Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf. Ayurvedic is one of the many alternatives. Learn to see if it is right for you.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

It's Summer and It's Time to Soak Up The Sun All Day Long- Well, Not Really

Skin Care Safety For The SummerThe AAD or American Academy of Dermatology have announced in a recent statement that they want to clear up confusion over what constitutes healthy exposure to the sun vis a vis the health benefits of Vitamin D that can be gained from said exposure. However it is highly mistaken to think that the more sun the better. FALSE! In fact, my impression from reading this release is that you must actively train yourself to run and hide to find shade from the sun every now and then to reduce your risk to what is described as “incidental UV exposure”. Wearing sun screen has became requirement rather than a master shield from all skin cancer. Please read this, especially if you are thinking about soaking up the sun this summer, know all those years of taking mother nature for granted has come to bite us in the you know what. Be careful, use common sense and constantly pay attention to health related issues such as this.

Maybe the following stats will drive this home even more for you: the AAD says that about 20% of all Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetimes. And this year alone, about 105,000 will be diagnosed with the worst (most serious) kind of skin cancer Melanoma. Please be careful out there.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The South Korean Beauty Care Renaissance and the Emergence of Yoga

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Well-Being and Yoga

There is a “well-being” boom occurring in South Korea, where consumers of all ages have found the time from their work to achieve spiritual and physical nirvana.

This renaissance as it were, has become the new currency in Korean life, even within the corporate arena where if you don’t look good, you probably will not promote as good neither. This new obsession is resulting in mega consumption of anti-aging and skin care related products with almost no bounds it seems. Cosmetics, vitamins, proteins, and the new age-religion have all been sought out and businesses are cashing in big time even for the men’s skin care market.

A few years back, wine was bought en masse by the female population because it was purported to be good for your skin. According to tv advertisements, “Rice should be substituted with barley and black beans added to milk in Korean breakfast menus. Everywhere you look and every aspect of healthcare from herbal and natural products to body, skin and hair, and spa produts are part of the shopping lists of beauty-centric Korean consumers. Even man’s best friend, yes, the poochies have their own line of products for their own care.

Wait a minute, what does all of this have to do with Yoga? Well I am getting to that =)
Yoga which has been popular activity in India for ages, is now permeating the popular mindset of fitness-conscious South Koreans. The concept which Yoga purveys- qualities like peace and serenity, give people a heavenly escape from the daily grind of cell phones, traffic jams, longer work hours, and the general craziness of it all.

And what about yoga? You do Yoga. The body bends. It stretches. But can it really cure what ails you?

People of India have done it for ages. As a path to enlightenment that has thousands of years in its history, yoga has suddenly taken off in Korea. In Korea, you had acupuncture _ a system of identifying centers in the body for flow of life force and energy, from pain to relief. It has commonalities with yoga except that it does not have the spiritual make up. Yoga is viewed as spiritual revival and holistic way to prevent complications with one’s body. However like anything else, you must be in it for the long haul if you want to reap the benefits. Don’t just ride the wave until it crashes.

Monday, May 30, 2005

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It’s that time of year; take these precautions to prevent skin cancer– a very real threat to all

That headline wasn’t meant to put a damper on your enjoyment of the outdoors this summer, unfortunately it’s a truth that we will just have to abide by or pay dear consequences. Dr. Audrey Kunin, founder of DERMAdoctor Specialist Skin Care ( recommends using an SPF 30 product daily. She says that people stay out in the sun too long but don’t realize that the damage adds up; the more time you spend in the sun, the more you are at risk.

Dr. Kunin also offers many facts, and practical important steps to take to protect your skin and how to discern the quality products from the chaff. With more than 1 million cases of skin cancer in the United States alone, it’s high time we all take this form of protection seriously before it’s too late.