How Has Technology Changed Skincare? - Apr 2017

The field of skin care has evolved excellently and this is just because of the modern technology. Nowadays, the technology has provided many innovative ideas to make your skin glow again that too with faster results. Earlier victims had to consult doctor for many sessions, but now latest modern technology has made it very simple and better results can be experienced in one or two sessions.

You will be surprised to see many weird machines and computer screens that are used by the dermatologist to take care of your skin. Technology is improvising at every steps and is assisting all industries that includes skincare industry also. There are so many amazing new skin and hair care products being introduced every day for every specific need. Modern technology trend helps the skincare industry to craft the product as per ongoing trend.

Different type of technological techniques and products are emerging in the market. Some of the experts think the future development of skincare products lies significantly on DNA repairing technology. This is because damaged DNA is the most fundamental causes of different types of skin problems. Skin cells are able to undergo self-recovery during our sleep normally. But, when DNA of these skin cells are damaged by UV radiations, pollutions and stresses, the DNA loses the coding functions. The loss of coding functions in one skin cell will induce chain effects to other cells, which create skin problems like irregular skin tone, wrinkles and freckles. DNA repairing skincare products are becoming more and more popularity these days, this technology is discovered 44 years ago.

The stem cells from plants are proved effective in fighting skin aging problem. The latest technology is to combine stem cells from plants and the synthetic growth hormone for excellent effective in anti-oxidizing and fighting against free radicals and pollutants.

It is fair to say that technology has had a massive impact on skincare.

Diets to lose weight

DietsDiets are the first thing on which any person going for weight loss solution has to consider. People commonly think that they will not get tastier diets to eat when they adopt a weight lose program however this is not actually true. One has lots of options to eat but the fact is it is necessary to know how much parallel work out is required. Diets to promote weight loss are generally divided into four categories: low-fat, low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, and very low calorie

Diets meant for weight loss are loaded with calories, vitamins as well as minerals. Therefore you have to keep this thing in your mind that these diets give better results only if you adopt parallel workout program. Most probably you will find diets that don’t need work out, however they provide you desired results at a very slow rate.

Also for getting the results that are in your favor, always make it sure that you are eating same amount of diets daily. Don’t think that you have to eat more just because you work out on regular basis. Take diets till you feel them tastier. Don’t load your stomach too much with them.
Healthy eating

Healthy eating is necessary for completing body nutrition if you actually want to lose body weight. Going for the diets that are healthy surely make us live long without having any kind of diseases. Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. They are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Possibly the fitness books are misguiding the people introducing them with weight lose alternatives that actually don’t work. There are diets that are enriched with antioxidants. Antioxidants diets are considered as one of the best diets for staying fit and healthy.

A healthy diet needs to have a balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, calories to support energy need and micro nutrients to meet the needs for human nutrition without inducing toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts.A healthy diet involves consuming appropriate amounts of all essential nutrients and an adequate amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods, so there are numerous diets that may be considered healthy.

Acne Skincare

Skin careSometimes when using diet plans such as the Atkin’s diet, this can have negative effects on your skin health. I often find myself breaking out in acne when trying new diets, so here is a good guide for dealing with this.

Acne is a skin condition that usually occurs in the region of the face, chest and the back. This skin condition is more often seen with young adults and those who have just hit puberty. There are many factors that can be blamed for the appearance of acne and the most common solution to this skin condition is to have the right kind of acne skin care solution.

What Causes Acne

There many factors that contributes to acne in adolescents. Puberty brings about a great many of these are due mainly to hygiene and the disruption of the hormonal cycles when a person hits puberty. Acne skin care is really necessary to reduce the appearance of acne and improve the condition of the skin. The kind of acne skin care should be dependent on the intensity of the acne and the kind of skin type the individual has.

Other factors that cause acne are the diet of the person affected by this skin condition as well as the genetic make up. Acne skin care should be more vigilant for those who have a family history of acne since there is a big possibility that the acne could phase will stay on longer even after the individual has passed through puberty.

Suggested Acne Skin Care

Many people with moderate to intense acne try to avoid fatty and greasy foods since many studies have shown that consumption of these can actually increase the appearance of acne. Acne skin care does not necessarily focus on what you put on your skin but also on what you are putting in your body. Fatty and greasy foods aggravate acne, therefore, acne skin care entails reducing or totally not eating these foods.

Other effective acne skin care tips are to look for an acne skin care product that can actually help to kill the bacteria that can increase the appearance of acne and to reduce the inflammation when acne occurs. Inflamed skin tends to harbor more bacteria due to its condition being an ideal place for its propagation. Many acne skin care products have components that help to kill the bacteria and reduce inflammation.

It may also be beneficial for those with acne to avoid touching their faces or the areas with acne with their hands and other dirty things. Effective acne skin care includes keeping the acne prone area as clean as possible since any accumulation of dirt can cause clogged pores which in turn can result to pimples.

Sticking to the right acne skin care regimen can help to reduce the appearance of acne and prevent any major scars from occurring in your face. Although, many suggest drying out the skin to help with acne skin care, the right way to dry it out should be used.

Blackheads also often accompany acne and are just as much of a nuisance. Finding the best blackhead removal products isn’t always easy as there is so much choice. Just make sure you use gentle products and follow a good guide.

A Vegan Meal

Vegan mealSo it may seem counter-intuitive to ever put a piece of lettuce to the flame, but believe me, it makes delicious sense once you try it. Lettuce soup is a French tradition for making a quick and easy use of leftovers that would otherwise be tossed to the compost heap. This same soup can be made with many different lettuces depending on the desired flavor profile. Just sub the romaine here for arugula, sorrel, or even spinach.

This soup is entirely vegetarian, and can easily be made Vegan with the omission of the cream or by substituting it with an alterna-milk. (I’m thinking oat might be best with the flavors of the lettuce–let me know if you try a version that works for you).

This is one of the courses featured at September’s Local Feast. Oh you lucky few who get to try it without having to cook it themselves… For the rest of you, here’s the recipe:

BLT Soup

D$ Notes: This soup can appeal to a lot of different dietary limitations, (ie gluten, dairy, vegetarian) by simply switching the garnishes. As a conscious omnivore I’m happy to have the crunch of buttery bread, the bright acid of pungent tomatoes and the smokiness of bacon complementing this cool smooth lettuce soup. However, vegetarians might want to try some simple creme fraiche. Vegans could get away with olive oil and chive blossoms. Gluten free bread, when toasted, would actually serve well instead of baguette, or just leave the bacon and tomatoes to play on their own, perhaps with some caramelized shallots. Be playful, and you’ll be rewarded.

1 large onion, sliced

Salt and ground pepper

2 to 3 heads romaine lettuce, cut into thin ribbons

2 cups vegetable stock

1/2 to 1 cup cream or half-and-half

Small croutons, crumbled bacon and chopped tomatoes for garnish.

1. Put butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; when it melts, add onion and sweat for about 2 minutes or until it begins to soften; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce to the pan, and cook until it wilts. Add stock, turn the heat to medium-high and bring liquid to a boil; lower heat to medium and cook until lettuce is very soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to purée the mixture until smooth. Then add about 2 cups of iced water, put in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.

3. Once soup is chilled, add cream or half-and-half to taste and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with what you will and enjoy. D$

My Atkins Diet

AtkinsI have always lived my life with the idea that your gut instinct informs you better than your heart or mind. I’ll be in a certain situation and I’ll just know it’s no good. Something’s off. I might not always be able to identify what it is, and I might not always follow my intuition, but when I do, 99% of the time I find I did the right thing.I’ve read scientific studies before that have examined this phenomenon. Professor Gerard Hodgkinson of the Centre for Organisational Strategy, Learning and Change at Leeds University Business School suggests that intuition is an important factor in knowing something is “off”.

Hodgkinson went on to do many studies and learned that in high pressure situations, or situations where the brain is receiving an information overload, that the gut reaction proved more beneficial than studied analysis.

I, for one, totally believe this is true. Especially when it comes to food.

What if there was no Dr. Atkins? What if there were no doctors, whatsoever? Or dietitians? Or nutritionists? No food labels, or pyramids. No USDA. Well, it actually wasn’t so long ago that none of these things existed. Yet somehow prehistoric man managed to get his Recommended Daily Allowances, without researching them online.

I believe this all ties back in to going with your gut. Whatever bit of instinct that pings your sense of right or wrong knows what it’s talkin’ about. This has to be the underlying intel that gives the strength to the survivors and weeds out the weak. Humans didn’t have to learn that carbs were good for them–they didn’t even know what a carbohydrate was, but something told them to eat those grains and seeds. So they did, and so they got smarter and stronger and lived another day, another year, and created another generation.

This entire month of December, I could feel my gut telling me something was wrong. Meal after meal of protein in its many splendored forms was at times delicious, even decadent, but there was always something missing. No mystery really–it was the carbs.

It’s so irresponsible to me that a diet would recommend the elimination of something so natural–no, vital–in the name of weight loss. Suggesting instead that you make food with granular sugar substitute, and forget what you’re ingesting for the sake of losing weight.

I could go on about the insufficiency, the ketosis, the caustic gas, the re-gain rates of people once off the diet, or about the money making empire that is the Atkin’s diet, but I’ll leave you with this: When there’s something you’re faced with–a relationship, a job, a diet–I find it’s best to just go with your gut.