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Skin Breakouts maybe caused by Tap water

Published August 12, 2016 by teacher dahl

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If you can’t pinpoint where your sudden breakouts are coming from, you might be overlooking one major factor: your tap water. Yep, it’s true. “When you wash your face with tap water, it’s harsh on your skin,” says Dr Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City. She explains that it can cause acne by drying out the skin and, in turn, increasing inflammation.

Whether or not you have issues scrubbing up in the sink ultimately depends on the type of H2O you have access to and your skin’s sensitivity. If you have eczema or rosacea, for example, you might find tap water more irritating than someone without any major issues, says Dr Joshua Zeichner, a New York City dermatologist.

And, if your sink gushes hard water, that could be what’s behind all those pimples. “Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, among other minerals, that can disrupt the skin barrier,” says Zeichner. “When the outer layer [of your skin] is compromised, the skin becomes inflamed and can’t protect itself as it should.” Soft water, on the other hand, has gone through a filtration process, removing those harsh minerals, says Zeichner. (Limescale—a white, crusty substance that grows on faucets, tubs, and sinks—is a big indicator that you’ve got hard water, according to EPA Water Consultants.)

So how do you prevent tap water from wrecking your complexion? Follow these steps:

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Use a Gentle Cleanser

How you wash your face makes a big difference, says Marmur. Since you know that tap water can parch your skin, use a gentle cleanser when you rinse. They’re formulated to have a pH balance that’s compatible with your skin, says Marmur. She suggests opting for a non-foaming cleanser.

 

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Get a Filter

This will weed out bad particles in your tap water, leaving you with purified soft water for clearer skin.

Consider an Acne Treatment

If you’re acne is really bad, you might want to add a prescription product like Aczone to your skin-care routine, says Zeichner. OTC products containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid also help to open up clogged pores and bust excess oil.

Don’t Skimp on Moisturizer

Look for one with calming ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture into your skin and is long-lasting, says Marmur.

Source: Women’s health.com

A Bad Experience On Use of an Eyelash Curler : A real nightmare.

Published July 24, 2016 by teacher dahl

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that eyelash curlers look like medieval torture devices, and it never gets any less terrifying to hold one up to your eyeball. There’s something about having a metal clamp just millimeters away from your eye that really inspires some terrifying “what if” scenarios — and for one woman, those “what if’s just became a reality.

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This lady whose identity is withheld was curling her eyelashes when she suddenly sneezed and accidentally yanked all of them out. Aside from accidentally stabbing yourself in the eye, this is pretty much one of the scariest things that could happen while curling your lashes, and the way she describes it only confirms how horrifying it must have been.
“I really thought I ripped my eyelid in half,” she wrote in a comment.

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Luckily, it appears like she’s been doing okay since the accident occurred, but what been pointed out, it’ll now be super important for her to keep her eyelid clean since she’s lost her first line of defense in keeping bacteria out of her eye.

Here’s hoping she at least remembered to make a wish for each eyelash she lost.
So Ladies, be careful.

from : Goodhousekeeping

 

 

Facial Milia: How to Prevent Them

Published February 23, 2013 by teacher dahl

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According to Dermadoctor, Milia are “deep seeded” white bumps that occur due to clogs pores. You can often find milia on your face, particularly in the eye ring area and on top of your cheek bones, even though they can occur anywhere on your face.

Facial milia exist as a common occurrence, and a common re-occurrence, with many people. Lots of remedies for facial milia exist for the already-present facial milia. However, how does one go about preventing facial milia? Here are some tips for helping you prevent facial milia:

Avoid fatty foods. Fatty foods such as cheese, milk, and fried foods contribute to the forming of facial milia because these types of food help clog your pores. So, next time you take a bite of something, think about what that food product consists of before you actually take a bite. If the food product you are about to eat contains a lot of oil or fat, don’t eat it. Choose another food product with less oil and fat. Your skin will thank you for it.

Exfoliate your skin. It really fails to be enough to just wash your skin everyday. You really need to exfoliate it well at least once per day. You can buy a good exfoliating cleanser, or you can go the cheaper route and use a good over-the-counter cleanser and a sturdy wash cloth. Any Aveeno cleanser works well because Aveeno nourishes your skin and does not clog pores. Use this cleanser and a good wash cloth to scrub your face well on a daily basis to remove dead skin and trapped dirt.

Condition your pores. Make sure that you take at least one steamy bath or shower per day, with the bathroom door closed. The steam helps to open up your facial pores, and you can scrub out the trapped dirt easily when your facial pores open up. Too, if you need to perform any facial extractions, this serves as a good time to do it because facial impurities tend to surface when your facial pores open up. Just be sure to scrub behind your facial extractions to remove any trapped dirt that you missed.

Moisturize properly. Lots of moisturizers exist on the market today, and lots of companies claim to offer the best moisturizer. You can choose a pricey moisturizer as long as it does not clog your skin pores. Why not save your wallet, though, and choose Aveeno moisturizing products because Aveeno does not clog up your skin pores, and you can get Aveeno products at many grocery stores, as well as at Wal-Mart and Target. Regular cleaning and moisturizing can go a long way in preventing facial Milia.

*Don’t forget to monitor your fatty food intake, as well.

source: Dermadoctor.com

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