Mandy Hale (via bornreadygeneration)
“ When life brings you full circle, pay attention. There’s a lesson there. ”
Mandy Hale (via bornreadygeneration)
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannon defeat me.’ Then, repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all, ‘This too will pass.’
- Ann Landers
Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is alwasy a see of good. Find it and prosper.
- Og Mandino
Life loves to be taken by the lapel
and told: I’m with you kid, let’s go.
- Maya Angelou
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating usually involving the underarms, palms or feet. Often these areas are treated with topical medications. However, when medical grade antiperspirants are not effective Botox is the next step.
Botox reduces or eliminates sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When effective, sweat is not produced or is greatly reduced in the treated areas. The production of excessive sweat stops only in the areas treated.
In a medical study, 81% achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. Botox is not a cure as the treatment has to be repeated at intervals. In more than half the patients the effectiveness lasted 7 months, however duration of up to 2 years were not uncommon. Sweating returns gradually and usually the patient knows when it is time to return to the doctor.
Schedule a Botos for Hyper Hydrosis consultation by calling our office: (801)363-3356
The best way to treat acne marks is by preventing them during the healing process. You should ideally target the acne and use a spot treatment that will prevent your skin from breaking out further. Avoid picking and squeezing breakouts and blackheads. You increase the chance of permanent marks when you pick because of the trauma you inflicted on your skin.
Choose the right products: AHAs such as Glycolic Acid is excellent for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Kojic Acid and vitamin-C are also believed to reduce scarring.
Never forget sun protection: Exposing acne scars to the harmful UV rays of the sun will darken it all the more. The rays of the sun stimulate pigment-producing cells, which make the scars much more noticeable.
Treat hyper-pigmentation by applying Kojic Acid. It encourages skin discoloration to lighten by helping to inhibit the formation of pigment in the skin’s cells.
Don’t over-scrub: Scarring takes place when you use exfoliating agents too often. The rough granules, which are used to get rid of blackheads, irritate acne and lead to scarring.
Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling like
a star in our hand - and melting like
a snowflake. - Francis Bacon, Sr.
Kiss your life. Accept it,
Just as it is.
So that those moments
of happiness you’re
waiting for don’t pass you by.
Such an inspiring speaker
Teenagers felt more compelled to apply sunscreen if they saw in a video that it could protect their skin from premature aging than if they saw that it could protect against cancer, a new study shows.
"Vanity is more of a driving force to use sunscreen, as opposed to the fear factor of developing skin cancer," the study’s lead author, William Tuong, told Reuters Health. Tuong is a fourth-year medical student at the University of California, Davis.
In his study, high school students applied sunblock three times as often if they watched a video showing how it could prevent their skin from wrinkling than if they watched a video showing how sun exposure causes melanoma.
“ The verb that’s been enforced on girls is the verb TO PLEASE. Girls are trained to please. I want to change the verb. I want us all to change the verb. I want the verb to be EDUCATE or ACTIVATE or ENGAGE or CONFRONT or DEFY or CREATE. ”
In addition to cigarette smoke air pollution is also a major extrinsic contributing factor to premature skin aging. Research has shown that the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) that are bound to the nanoparticles in the air from pollution are converted to quinones. These quinones are the redox cycle chemicals that in turn produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), which result in the same type of skin aging that is seen with chronic exposure to UV light.
As air pollution will likely remain a major issue, particularly for those who reside in larger cities, Dr. Zoe Draelos says she often recommends that her patients regularly wash their face and consume antioxidants.
“Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are inadvertently delivered to the skin via nanoparticles resultant from different forms of air pollution,” she says. “Washing the skin is one effective way of reducing the nanoparticle content on the skin surface. More information is needed in topical formulation development to combat this newly recognized skin aging mechanism.”
Quinones not only prematurely age the skin by creating ROS, Dr. Draelos says, but they are also thought to be a driving force behind pigmentation, which in and of itself can be considered another form of skin aging.
“Indeed, it has been shown that there is more facial dyspigmentation in individuals who dwell in high PAH environments (i.e. cities) compared to those who live in rural areas,” Dr. Draelos says.
In a recent still to be published study sponsored by L’Oréal, Dr. Draelos says the effects of PAH on the skin of 93 individuals living in a rural area in Mexico was compared to that of 93 individuals living in Mexico City. Researchers analyzed both vitamin E and the squalene content in the facial sebum of all study participants, and found that there was a decreased vitamin E as well as a decreased squalene content in the individuals who lived in the city environment.
“Lipids of all substances in the entire body are the most prone to oxidation. Vitamin E and squalene become oxidized and subsequently, their levels decrease in facial sebum because of contact with environmental pollution,” Dr. Draelos says.
Researchers have discovered a new, surprising link between chloracne and a molecule that protects cells against stress, which could lead to further developments in skin care applications.
By Andrew McDougall+, 12-Feb-2014