A recent study has demonstrated that UV damage continues on for hours after exposure to the sun. Once you come into the shade, you are not safe, it seems. There appears to be a cellular process which begins with the sun’s rays shining down upon your skin, and then keeps going for hours, even increasing the damage over time.
Does your hair fly away when you want it to stay down, or feel dry and “crunchy” between your fingers? You may enjoy a special oil treatment for your scalp and hair which will bring back a smooth, silky texture to your hair strands and supplement the moisture in your scalp without making it greasy.
Beauty magazines and sites recommend Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Eggs and a whole host of other food items from your kitchen to be applied and left on for a time to treat dry hair. Some advise leaving it on overnight, while sleeping with a shower cap on. Okay, I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of night I would have if I did that! The crunching of the plastic cap, the smell of the oil or eggs, a slimy feeling and potential for oozing is NOT attractive to me at all.
How we suffer to be beautiful, right? [Read more…]
The Simple 7 from the American Heart Association makes heart health so easy! If we make it a priority, we can all squeeze a little more exercise into each day, while eating better and controlling our sugar all together will help us lose weight. If you are a smoker, you may need some support from your doctor to help you put aside this one heart unhealthy activity. When it comes to managing our cholesterol and blood pressure, we might need a little more assistance understanding exactly what these two factors are all about to know better how to manage them.
Raise your hand if you had braces on your teeth when you were growing up. Both of my hands are raised because I had braces – the metal bands with metal brackets, and headgear. For 10 years. My teeth were just fine for 35 plus years after, until my jaw began to hurt, click, and give me earaches and headaches. Once, when I had my teeth cleaned, my jaw locked for 5 months afterward from keeping my mouth open during the hour long procedure. Five specialists later, with no real diagnosis, I just let it go, and got used to the pain…..until I noticed my teeth were moving, and fast.
Having Fibrocystic Breast Disease for years has produced dense breast tissue with age for me. My annual mammogram usually goes into an added ultrasound in order to visualize densities with greater definition. Now the Mayo Clinic has developed a new breast imaging technique that can detect breast cancers with much greater accuracy. [Read more…]
Several years ago I went to my Dermatology office to seek an opinion on a red spot / bump that was slowly growing on my right shin. It didn’t look like a mole, or anything else I could find within the medical sites on the internet – Mayo Clinic, and the like. (I do check my skin for anything unusual every month or so, using a method I’ve shared in a previous post “Are You Regularly Checking Your Skin for Skin Cancer?“.)
Wanting to get in as soon as possible, I was told my Dermatologist was booked for at least a month, but they did have an opening right away with one of the Dermatology Physician”s Assistant (PA) who does skin cancer screenings routinely. Feeling a sense of urgency, I booked with the PA. [Read more…]
Good news for everyone who sees the cup as half full – your heart is healthier than those who see it as half empty! A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published in Health Behavior and Policy Review which looked at the relationship between optimism and cardiovascular health found there to be a positive correlation. A correlation of as much as double the chance of being heart healthy than their pessimistic friends.
That little bit of pudge, your “baby face,” or having pinch-able cheeks may keep your skin healthier, it seems. Researchers have found that “fat cells below the skin help protect us from bacteria.” In the January 2nd, 2015 issue of Science, the results of a study conducted by scientists at UC San Diego School of Medicine was published showing immune factors within the fat cells beneath our skin.
The usual immune response comes from our body’s ability to produce white blood cells containing a host factors that scavenge and fight bacteria and other germs. This research has shown our fat cells also have germ fighting capabilities. [Read more…]
I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah,
and a Very Merry Christmas celebration with your loved ones
and I will see you all in the New Year!
Hugs and love!
Please enjoy a little musical!
Do you have a scar you would like to “erase” from a scratch, cut, acne, surgery, or burn?
Here’s a couple of Before and After photos of two surgical scars that were pretty much “erased” with a simple two product treatment:
“Did you wash behind your ears?” Seems like that was a question Mrs. Cleaver used to ask the Beaver often, yet I don’t recall while I was growing up ever having a specific lesson on how to go about cleaning my ears.
I do recall hearing over and over to never put anything sharper than an elbow inside my ear. Then, of course, my junior high buddies and I would all laugh and proceed to hold up our elbows in the direction of our ears. More laughter because no way can they reach! [Read more…]
Oh how I do LOVE a good clay masque – and this one is EXCELLENT!
Introducing…. Celloxylin Pure Detox Masque
- It is a skin treatment product
- Detoxifies and protects the skin
- Clay based with finely ground pumice for additional mechanical exfoliation
The 3 different clays + active ingredients in the masque help to draw out impurities and absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin.
Believe me, it does draw out some nasty stuff – each time I’ve used it, I’ve developed a deep cystic pimple or two, each time on my chin, one side then the other. [Read more…]