Dirty Little Secrets about Sunscreen Exposed- Part 2 Are there Toxic and Dangerous Chemicals in Your Sunscreen?
Much has been made over the last two decades about the benefits of sunscreen use. Sunscreen creates a protective barrier on the surface of the skin that limits the amount of potentially harmful UV rays that penetrate the skin’s outermost layer. Excessive UV exposure has been scientifically linked to increased risk of skin cancer, although susceptibility varies from individual to individual depending on several different factors.
Dirty Little Secrets about Sunscreen Exposed- Part 1 The Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic
Everyone knows that certain actions, even good, well-intentioned ones, sometimes have unintended consequences. This is almost certainly the case with latest scourge of vitamin D deficiency in many industrialized countries around the world. The lack of vitamin D appears to have nothing to do with diet but rather with people’s zealous attempts to avoid UV damage associated with sunlight exposure.
It seems that citizens have taken the “Slip, Slop, Slap” (slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat) to heart since this anti-sun campaign was popular in the 1980’s. But a June 2014 article which outlined the results of a study conducted by Karolinska Institute in Sweden shows that sun avoidance may not only be leading to vitamin D deficiency, it may even be increasing a person’s risk of skin cancer.
Removing Blackheads Is the Very First Step to Prevent Acne.
I have more than 20 years of practice in healing acne and dealing with acne, oily skin, blackheads and white heads. If it comes to removing blackheads I have never experienced any results from creams, lotions, salicylic acid, glycolic acid ,benzol peroxide,different types of scrubs, microdermabrasion etc. There is no product on the market which would remove the sebum from the whole pore. The sebum is produced by the oil gland and over time becomes a blackhead (due to chemical reaction with the oxygen, not because it is dirty) and the only way to remove that blackhead is the mechanical way.
Recently I spoke to my friend about her experience at a big spa where she went for a relaxing massage she received as a gift from her daughter. Her massage took place in the room placed at the beginning of a long hallway and during her massage she could hear many people walking and passing by her room, talking loudly while people slammed doors and left showers running. On top of everything there was a door between her room and next so she heard the conversation between another client and the aesthetician. Later my friend heard all of the noises while the aesthetician cleaned the room. All that and more during the two hours that were dedicated to her ‘relaxing’ massage with a price tag of almost $250.
Are you drinking more then 6 glasses of water a day even when you not thirsty? Stop!
Are you one of those who carry a bottle around and force every sip into you just to fulfill “recommendations”?
Do you drink even if you are not thirsty?
Do you think that thirst means you are already dehydrated?
Let me share with you what I’ve learned from Cathy Gulli’s article “Enough with drinking water” in Lifestyle.