Every year, hundreds of people get benefits from the addiction treatments and these mainly for achieving a healthy life. So addiction treatment plays a major role towards short term recovery. These therapies often allow people to control the life and cravings without alcohol. Everyone reacts differently after taking addictions, so the professionals intend in order to use various approaches and methods to make the effective remedial process as much comfortable and easy as possible. The alcohol addiction treatment helps all the addicts to cope up with all changes as well as quit alcohol very faster. Some of the approaches from drug addiction treatment are Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, psychological Motivation and Cognitive Behavioral skills. The motivation program always helps in order to bring people from harmful effects and also it will increase the knowledge and awareness among the people. The motivation program takes effective steps to realize the nature and how alcohol affects loves one and personals. These programs assist different victims of addictions. In this method, therapists guide all patients throughout the program.
Types Of Addiction Treatment
The behavioral skills treatments comprise different therapeutic approaches that helpful
Whether dry skin is your normal skin type or the result of seasonal changes, there are several steps you can take to get it under control. Start building your beauty arsenal with an effective skin moisturizer.
Your body is wrapped in a blanket of skin — about two square yards of it. We all want hydrated and healthy skin, but that blanket can become dry, flaky, and rough. Learn what causes dry skin and how using a skin moisturizer and other treatments will help.
Understanding Dry Skin
The outer layers of your skin are put together in a type of brick-and-mortar system. Healthy skin cells are stacked with oils and other substances that keep skin moist. When those substances are lost, skin cells can crumble away, which leads to dry skin.
Itching is the No. 1 symptom of dry skin, says Francesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and a spokeswoman for the Skin Cancer Foundation. Your skin may look dull, flaky, or ashy (if you have dark skin), which can progress to skin being scaly
Do you have oily skin, dry skin… a combo? Understanding the difference will help you know how to care for your complexion.
Skin is generally classified into one of four categories: normal, oily, dry, and combination, says Susan Van Dyke, MD, a dermatologist with Van Dyke Laser and Skin Care in Paradise Valley, Ariz. However, your skin type can change as you age, and other factors like genetics and even illness can play a part. “It’s multi-factorial,” Dr. Van Dyke says.
Normal skin, which has a good balance of moisture, small pores and an even tone, is the goal of most skin care regimens. Most people have normal skin, Van Dyke says, but to maintain its good condition, it’s important to minimize its exposure to the sun. A facial sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is ideal for preventing wrinkles and other sun damage.
“Put it by your toothpaste and use it,” Van Dyke says. “It doesn’t matter if it is snowing or raining — get in that habit so you always have it on. Incidental sun exposure is what gets you.”
While any good skin care treatment will help dryness, only a few can actually renew your complexion.
Walk through any drugstore or department store aisle, and you’ll see dozens of skin cream options that promise to erase wrinkles, eliminate dryness, and bring back that youthful glow. Some creams are highly specialized, while others focus on treating a specific issue.
Most skin creams with a rich texture will soothe dryness, but there are many that say they can reverse the signs of aging — and that’s where you need to be careful. Fortunately, some skin creams do what they promise and deliver that healthy, youthful glow everyone wants.
But with so many to choose from, how do you know that you’re picking the best cream for your needs? Before you start shopping, learn more about the ingredients that you should be looking for on the labels.
Common Skin Cream Ingredients
- Retin-A and Renova. Some of the more popular beauty-counter skin creams include an ingredient called retinol, a form of Vitamin A. However, the only form of Vitamin A that has been proven to be effective as
Chocolate and romance have gone hand in hand for centuries, dating back to when the Mayans drank it at wedding ceremonies. If you’re still looking for a gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day– or for yourself (go ahead, you deserve it!) – a bar of dark chocolate may be the perfect solution. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your skin, and it’s even good for your figure. This sweet treat was already great, but now it just got even better.
Chocolate’s a beauty booster
If you’re planning a weekend getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day, consider packing some dark chocolate in your bag along with your favorite skincare products. Not convinced? Here are the reasons why it’s so good for you (and how it can make you more beautiful):
Anti-aging: Dark chocolate is packed full of antioxidants and is known to be a stress buster thanks to its endorphin-releasing capacities. The less stress you have in your life, the less collagen breakdown there is which means you’ll stay looking younger for longer – cup of hot chocolate anyone?
Hydrating: Iron, calcium and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E are all found in dark chocolate which all help provide moisture for
Skin care comes down to practicing good habits. Here are five tips that can help guard against skin cancer, chapped skin, dryness, and more.
You need to protect your skin because of the vital role it has protecting your body. Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, and can quickly become second nature, like brushing your teeth.
These five skin protection tips can keep your skin looking and feeling great, by guarding against a slew of skin woes, from chapped skin to prematurely aging to skin cancer.
- Limit Sun Exposure
You’ve heard the message a zillion times, and there’s good reason for that unrelenting repetition. Ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun cause many types of skin damage:
- Skin cancer
- Age spots
- Benign growths
Using skin care products that offer ultraviolet protection is one of the best ways to help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful:
- Use sunscreen every day and reapply regularly whenever you’re outdoors for extended periods.
- Cover skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-brimmed hats.
- Stay indoors when the sun is at its most intense, usually between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Keep in mind that tanning
Find out the right way to make your complexion glow whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin.
Makeup experts and skin care specialists refer often to various skin types — dry, oily, combination — assuming you know which category you fall under. Your skin care regimen depends on your skin type, but not everyone has a good understanding of their skin. As a result, their skin care plan is more of the hit-or-miss variety.
Know Your Skin Type
Unsure of what skin type you have? See which description fits you best:
- Dry skin. “Dry skin can be flaky and easily irritated. It’s more sensitive,” says Linda Franks, MD, director of Gramercy Park Dermatology and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York. She says if your skin has these qualities and also tends to react to some (or all) of the skin products you have tried, you have dry skin. The extreme version of dry skin is sensitive skin.
- Oily skin. The primary test for determining if you have oily skin is when you start to feel some oil on your face.
Learn how to soothe dry, itchy skin, especially during the cold winter months.
Itchy, dry skin, also known as xerosis, is a distraction we can all do without. It’s uncomfortable and the cracked, flaky, red skin can be unattractive. If you scratch a lot, bacteria can invade those cracks and then you might even develop an infection.
The good news: You can manage dry skin even if you can’t control the environmental conditions that cause it, such as cold weather or central heating.
Skin Care for Dry Skin
First, cut back on washing. “Overwashing, particularly long, hot showers, is the number one reason for dry skin,” says Bruce Robinson, MD, Manhattan-based dermatologist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
His recommendations for people with dry skin? “Decrease their frequency of bathing, use a mild soap, and don’t soap the whole body every day. And, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.”
With so many different types of moisturizers available, finding the right one for your needs can be a challenge — should you choose a lotion, a cream, or an ointment?
Dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, College of
Gentle acne treatment can prevent your pimples from worsening and reduce future breakouts.
If you have acne, you’re among more than 70 million people in the United States who have suffered from this skin condition at some time in their lives. It is so common that acne affects about 80 percent of Americans 20 to 30 years old. During the teenage years, acne is more common in boys than in girls, but in adults it’s more common in women.
Despite the fact that it’s so commonplace, there are many misconceptions about acne, says Guy Webster, MD, PhD, a clinical professor of dermatology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and founder of the American Acne and Rosacea Society.
Getting to the Root of Acne
Whether you call it acne, pimples, or zits, in order to treat the condition, it’s important to understand the causes:
- Clogged pores and bacteria: In your teens, the glands in the skin begin secreting sebum, an oily substance. This normally comes out through the pores, but in some people, sebum clogs up in the pores, allowing a bacterium, called P. acnes, to begin to grow.
- Hormones: In your teen years, hormones
A diet rich in omega-3s and other healthy fats may help keep skin supple and hydrated.
If you have dry skin, you know that lotions and moisturizers help. But can certain dietary choices combat dry, itchy, scaly skin?
“The most important part of the skin barrier is lipids, including phospholipids, free fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides,” says Amy Newburger, MD, an attending physician in the Dermatology Department at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center. “Skin without enough fat in it has a protein predominance and is kind of like a mess made just of twigs with no glue between them.” Water easily escapes through a barrier without lipids, allowing skin to become dehydrated.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are necessary for the production of intercellular lipids — the “glue” between the “twigs” in the stratum corneum, or surface of the skin. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect on irritated skin. Two types of fatty acids that are “essential” — that is, they must be obtained through the diet — are omega-3s, and omega-6s.
Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines, as well as flaxseed oil, some
Understanding the differences between over-the-counter, maximum, and prescription-strength skin-care products.
Selecting skin-care products can be a daunting task, what with all the choices filling pharmacy aisles. You’ll find dozens of over-the-counter products with such labels as “maximum strength,” “clinical strength,” and “original prescription strength” — plus seemingly identical products that are available only by prescription. What do all these labels mean, and how do you know which product is the best one for you? Here are some answers.
How Much Active Ingredient?
The active ingredient in an over-the-counter product is often the same as the one found in its prescription counterpart, but at a lower dosage. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoo contains a lower dosage of the active ingredient ketoconazole (1 percent), while the prescription-strength versions contain 2 percent. In hydrocortisone anti-itch cream, the maximum over-the-counter dosage is 1 percent, while prescription-strength creams contain 2.5 percent. According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, once a product’s active ingredient reaches a certain percentage — such as 1.5 percent for hydrocortisone, or 2 percent for salicylic acid in acne treatments — it requires a prescription from a doctor.
Sometimes It’s Just a Marketing Strategy
Preventing sun damage is much more than just a cosmetic issue — protecting your skin could save your life.
More than one million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2007, according to the American Cancer Society. Many of those cases might have been avoided, however, with proper preventive care.
Sunscreen is key, but effective coverage requires more effort than just slopping some lotion on when you arrive at the beach. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and sunburn-free:
- Don’t forget to use sunscreen even when your day keeps you indoors. Glass windows protect against sunburn-causing UVB rays but don’t stop UVA rays, which suppress the immune system and result in wrinkles and brown spots. Be especially vigilant on days you will be driving a lot, as UVA rays can also penetrate car windshields and windows.
- Don’t just apply sunscreen to the skin on your face. Even if you’re not at the beach or pool, it’s especially important to apply sunscreen to your hands, décolletage, forearms, lips, and ears. These areas also receive sun exposure and are not only quick to show signs of aging, they
Dead skin cells often need a little help to slough off. A skin exfoliant with ingredients like an alpha hydroxy acid or a beta hydroxy acid can leave you looking fresh and feeling smooth again.
Our skin is constantly renewing itself, growing new skin cells to replace the surface skin cells that grow old, die, and fall, or slough, off. Every minute of every day, between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells flake away.
Factors like age and dry skin can mean that dead skin cells don’t fall away as easily as they should. When these cells build up, they can make the complexion look rough and pasty and can also contribute to the clogged pores that lead to adult acne. The regular yet careful use of a skin exfoliant can help slough off dead skin cells and uncover fresh, more youthful skin.
There are two main types of skin exfoliants: mechanical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants. Both are commonly available, and both have pros and cons regarding their use and the types of skin conditions for which they are most appropriate.
Mechanical Skin Exfoliants
Mechanical exfoliants work by sanding off dead skin cells
It’s happened to all of us: That one fateful morning when you wake up, catch yourself in the mirror and notice a pair of crow’s feet — those telltale wrinkles that branch out from the corners of your eyes. Welp, it finally happened, you say to yourself, deciding whether to accept your crinkly lines or start obsessively Googling how to get rid of crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet are among the first wrinkles to appear on our faces, and they decorate the complexions of almost everyone over 30. The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, unlike some of the fattier, more buoyant skin on the face, which is why these lines show up sooner.
So what causes these pesky crow’s feet of ours? Oh, a number of inevitable things. The habitual squinting you do over the years eventually catches up with you, as well as all that time spent in the sun. In fact, photo-aging and free radical damage from too much sun exposure are primary causes of crow’s feet. (Curse those summers by the pool.) Sleep deprivation can also contribute to crow’s feet.
So what can we do about it now? To find out, we chatted with two skin-care
(NaturalNews) For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes, but as a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the ways in which the use of honey as shown benefit include: antibacterial/antifungal properties, athletic performance enhancer, source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, soothing of coughs, wound management, and skin care, just to name a few.
Let’s examine a few of the claims about the potential benefits of honey.
Honey is a great source of vitamins and minerals
Honey is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins in honey include:
• pantothenic acid
• amino acids
The minerals in honey include:
Honey is a potent healer for wounds
For thousands of years, honey has been used to treat all kinds of wounds, including burns, ulcers and skin infections. In modern medicine honey is recognized as having antimicrobial properties. It also helps the body’s immune response in fighting infection.
In a study published in