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Piercing Aftercare Tips

Piercing has been a part of various cultures including Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans since long. They got their bodies decorated with piercings and tattoos for seeking attention or to protect them from evil.
But piercing comes with many risks and complications and thus proper care is needed to avoid any complication. The following blog post describes the aftercare instructions which are must to follow for avoiding any complications.

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How Women React To the Men With Tattoos?

Tattoo is the latest style statement among people. Earlier only bikers and sailors had tattoos over their body but now everybody including teenagers, youth and even people in their 40s and 50s love to get their body tattooed. The other day I was surprised to find my friends’ father with a full sleeve of tattoo and that very moment, I realized tattoo has become a common thing now.

Anyways, this blog is about how women feel about men with tattoos. Do they really think that it is normal thing and thus easily accept it? Or are some of them still not fine with the idea of getting one’s body tattooed.

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Tips To Treat Dandruff Naturally

Tips To Treat Dandruff Naturally

Dandruff – When it falls on your shoulder makes you feel embarrassed. Isn’t it? So if you’re fed up trying those chemical based shampoos, here are yet another simpler and natural ways.

There are many home ingredients that can be used to get rid of dandruff from the scalp. All these ingredients are natural and can be used easily. They are effective in their results and are completely safe. Above all, the main advantage of opting for a home remedy is they not only eradicate dandruff, but are also able to nourish their scalp and hair.

Have a look at them:

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Diabetes Risk In Women

At present there are over 246 million people affected from diabetes worldwide and almost half of these are women. Looking at figures of US, there are almost 21 million children and adults suffering from diabetes in which 9.7 million are women. But diabetes affects women adversely posing a greater risk to their health.

The following article is about how diabetes affects women in different stages of life.

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Diabetes is found to cause various problems to women at any stage of life from adolescence, pregnancy and even at later stage of life. Women who suffer from diabetes are more vulnerable to heart attack as compared to women without diabetes.

How  Diabetes Affects Women at Various Stages of Life?

  1. Adolescent Years (10-17 Years)

Eating disorders are more among young women with type 1 diabetes as compared to young women in the general population.  Type 2 diabetes has emerged as a more common disease in young girls than boys.

By the age of 20 years, around 40%-60% of people having type 1 diabetes are found to show signs of retinopathy, or diabetic eye disease which if not treated  can lead to blindness. The risk of development of retinopathy is higher in girls than boys.

  1. Reproductive Years (18-44 Years)

Around 1.3 million women in reproductive age suffer from diabetes out of which 500,000 don’t even know they have the disease. Type 2 diabetes happens more in people who had a history of diabetes during this life stage.

Women belonging to minority racial and ethnic groups are two to four times more vulnerable to type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic white women. Women who suffer from diabetes in reproductive years are less educated, have lower income, and are even not preferred for employment as compared to women without diabetes.

Most gestational diabetes is found to affect women with risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Their body is not able to secrete sufficient amount of insulin to overcome the increased insulin resistance due to pregnancy.

Although this form of diabetes ends after the baby is born but such women have a 20%-50% chance of suffering from type 2 diabetes in later years of life normally 5-10 years after childbirth.

Such children can become obese during childhood and adolescence and even suffer from type 2 diabetes later in life.

  1. Middle Years (45-64 Years)

As per the figures, around 3.8 million women in this age have diabetes. It is even the major reasons of death among middle-aged American women.

Coronary heart disease is a major cause of illness among middle-aged women having diabetes; rates are three to seven times higher in women in age group of 45-64 years as compared to those without diabetes.

Looking at figures of 2000, one in four women in the age of 45-64 years having diabetes had poor formal education, and one among three lived in a low-income house.

  1. Older Years (65 Years and Older)

There are about 4.0 million women who are aged 65 years or above having diabetes out of which one-quarter don’t have an idea that they have the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a more common form of diabetes in elderly women.

Women with diabetes are found to live longer than their male counterparts and that’s why elderly women having diabetes outnumber elderly men having diabetes. But still diabetes is the main causes of death in women aged 65 years and older.

Diabetes in old age invites other complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and even blindness. And elderly women with diabetes are more vulnerable to suffer from coronary heart disease, visual problems, hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, and depression in their lifespan.

Periodic Check-up

What As A Periodic Check-up All About?

A periodic health checkup involves the evaluation of overall health condition of a person. This involves examination of body, organs, and hormones to find if they are working properly or need a treatment.

It can be done through various ways- inspection (looking at), palpation (feeling), percussion (tapping on), and auscultation (listening). Periodic examination also involves assessing the medical history, previous medications, allergies, or any other existing problems the person has. The following article describes periodic health check up in detail along with the importance of it.

The following article will answer all your queries about periodic health check up and also explain the necessary precautions you must follow before the examination.

When Should You Take This Test?

A simple answer to this question is- It depends on your health condition, age, gender, and lifestyle. If you are confused on this, you can always consult your doctor and he will tell you how frequently you need to see him.

Do You Really Need A Periodic Health Checkup?

A periodic health examination gives you a true picture of your overall health by which you can take necessary steps to improve it. After the tests are done the doctor prescribes you with necessary medications and also asks you to make some changes in lifestyle and food habits. This will help to improve your present health status and also protect you from diseases and serious illnesses.

Moreover, the periodic health check up also enables the doctor to identify health issues that can occur somewhere in near future and take necessary action before the situations becomes uncontrollable.

In case there is some major health issue likely to occur in near future then the doctor can do necessary tests for further investigation and start the treatment in time.

Thus, a health check up is recommended periodically.

What Are The Risks And Precautions Involved With The Periodic Health Checkup?

There is nothing to worry regarding your safety when going for a periodic health examination. You may experience some pain or discomfort in case the doctor examines a boy part which is sore or tender. You may also experience little uneasiness in case of evaluation of certain areas such as: reproductive organs, anus, or breasts.  It’s better to share your present health condition openly with the doctor.

But there are no such risks involved with the examination. Your doctor will advise you with all the necessary instructions to be followed during the examination.

In case you are already experiencing pain you can use a numbing cream for alleviating the pain for a comfortable treatment. Dr Numb is a popular numbing cream which is used widely for numbing various skin portions. In case you have doubt about its use, you can consult your doctor before applying it.

What Is Done During The Test?

The procedure for the test is determined by your present health condition, age, gender and will take around 30 minutes for a general examination. You will have to wear a hospital gown for the health examination.

The periodic health checkup involves:

  • Examination of your height, weight, pulse, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure with the help of various instruments
  • Physical examination of your skin, head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Generally, a light is used to inspect the inside of your eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
  • Listening to your heartbeat and lungs with a stethoscope
  • Feel your spine and the back muscles and areas near the lungs
  • Examine your breasts to check for lumps
  • Press on your abdomen to feel the outlines of organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys
  • Check your rectum and anus (internally or externally)
  • Examine your reproductive organs
  • Evaluate your nervous system by asking you to walk, hop, or do knee bends
  • Examine your reflexes using a small hammer
  • Discuss your lifestyle, dietary habits and medications you take
  • Discuss your medical history and your family’s medical history
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How to Get Rid of Scabies and not Get Re-infested Naturally?

How-to-get-rid-of-scabies-and-not-get-re-infested-naturallyScabies- a skin infestation caused by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei is known to cause severe itching and several other conditions. These itch mites burrow under the human skin and lay their eggs, causing bacterial infections and itchy sensation. Slowly, with the passage of time the overall immune system starts weakening. As such there is no fix period of itching to begin, but it can start from the first week of infestation and can take up to a month after of infection, depending on the intensity of mites. The biggest problem with this skin disease is that it is highly contagious. This means, infestation can occur whenever there is direct skin contact with the diseased. Also, whenever a shared contact occurs with clothes, furniture, or other things being used by the infested person, there are chances of getting scabies.

Now what important is to find out an effective treatment to get rid of these itching parasites. Although, there are several methods and solutions to kill these threatening mites, yet you need to be double sure for their effectiveness. The reason being, it is going to react on your skin. Hence, you cannot count on any treatment blindly. For example, most of the remedies available in market nowadays comprises of permerthrin. But, do you know it causes cancer? Yes, you read it right. Using the permethrin based creams, solutions or soaps can take your closer to the risk of cancer.

How to Kill the Mites?
When it comes to killing the scabies mites, you can go for natural methods. A number of natural ingredients are known to treat scabies safely, but yes, this method takes time. You can count on tea tree oil. Known as one of the most popular natural remedies for eliminating scabies, it penetrates the skin and suffocates the mites present there. You can either apply it directly to the affected areas with a cotton swab or dilute it with some essential oil and get relived from excessive itching.

Another natural treatment is using neem oil. It has been used by the organic farmers as a natural insecticide. It is considered safe for humans and works ideally on mites. It hormonally disrupts the life cycles of scabies bugs and simply repels them. You can rub neem oil all over your body with help of a cotton swab. Also, it is recommended to use neem soap while bathing for at least two weeks.

You can also count on cayenne for treating scabies. Basically, after few application of cayenne the scabies bugs will burn without causing any health problem to the host. For better results, use it in large amounts added to your warm bath tub. Soak your body in it and remember to protect your eyes.

An Easy and Simple Way…
While the natural treatments can take a reasonable amount of time to treat scabies, you can look for a safe and effective method. Try Dr. Scabies, which bring forth the natural ingredients and essential oils in the most appropriate composition. It is one of the most reliable treatment used worldwide for treating scabies infestation.

How to Clean the Environment?
Well, you are successful in killing the mites from your body. But what about those bugs, hidden in furniture, towels, clothing, etc. Though, these mites cannot fly or jump, yet they can survive for 4 to 7 days off their host body. Thus, in order to get rid of these mites completely, it is highly important to thoroughly clean the house.

Besides the regular vacuuming, it is recommended to go for a valuable cleanup process. You can choose a reliable, safe and efficient solution like Dr. Repellent. It kills the mites from all the surfaces without any side effects.

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The Forever Young Hollywood

Of course, you cannot stop the numbers to add up in your age, but you can definitely prevent those numbers to affect your looks and youth. These ‘ageless’ Hollywood celebrities inspire us to believe this. Have a look.

Hollywood Young Actresses

You might wonder about how some your favorite stars manage to look glowing and youthful throughout their life. Age is just yet another number for them. All these celebrities may have access to various skin maintenance techniques, such as winkle cream, laser surgery, injectable filler, skin-tightening, etc.. Whatever might be their forever young secret, the reality is that they just look stunning even in their 40’s and 50’s.

Have a look at these beautiful celebrities that probably have gone ageless with all their beauty secrets.

1. Jennifer Lopez

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Being at the age of 45, it seems she is actually aging backwards! May be the credit goes to her impossibly carved abs that helps her stay in killer shape. Jennifer Lopez credits the Tracy Anderson Method for her eternal beauty and body. She makes working out her top priority and is also committed strictly to her diet that she launched BodyLab recently, a wellness brand that revolves around protein shakes and supplements. Talking about her skin, Lopez follows a simple routine of anti-aging creams and advises to wash off your makeup before going to bed.

2. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock - Young Forever

Would you believe that Sandra Bullock is 40+? This 50-year-old celebrity has not only shown her jaw dropping performance in Gravity and The Blind Side, but also rocks by her tight body on the red carpet. In her off working hours, she likes to stay active by moving onto her workout regimes. “I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training,” as Bullock told InStyle in 2009. “If I can work out every day, I will.”

3. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston - Young Forever

The FRIENDS fame actress Jennifer Aniston continues to rule the heart of people even at the age of 46. Her complexion seems to glow even more than it did during her Friends days. It might surprise you that she believes that it’s all because she didn’t go any surgery route. Jennifer recently said in an interview with Bobbi Brown, “There is this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless,”. “I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face… I see them and my heart breaks.”
Instead, she is a huge supporter of lasers and LED light therapy that tighten the facial muscles allegedly in a non-invasive way. In her routine, she credits high quality skin products, getting a decent amount of shut-eye, drinking a lot of water, and good genes.

4. Cindy Crawford

CINDY - Young Forever

Crawford’s modeling heydays were during the 80s and 90s, but even at 48 today, she has the same classic beauty like her early 20s. The tricks of this legendary supermodel for maintaining a young look is not playing with the face. “As I’ve gotten older I wear less makeup,” Crawford told The Daily Mail in 2012. “It can make you look older, and hopefully we get more comfortable in our skin.”

5. Julianne Moore

Juliana Moore- Young Forever

Three reasons to be jealous of this stunning beauty: her gleaming red hairs, silky porcelain skin, and the fact that her real age is 53! The actress is all about focusing on what really matters. She once told Health in 2013, “I’m grateful for my family and my children.” “I think the older you get, the less you take anything at all for granted.” Additionally, she knows how to keep calm under pressure. The wonder lady loves Yoga, an make sure to get in two to three sessions a week.

6. Kate Winslet Kate-Winslet - Young Forever

There’s no doubt in the fact that everyone still remember Winslet’s shot to fame after portraying the lovely Rose in 1997’s Titanic. The 38-year-old Oscar winner of The Reader has some basic tricks for keeping makeup natural. “Don’t be heavy-handed and whack it all on at once,” she told InStyle in 2014. “And put mascara on the roots of your lashes with a flat-ended eyeliner brush. It makes the whites of the eyes seem whiter and keeps the lids from appearing too heavy. Simplicity has what made her look the way she was in 20 years back.

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The Benefits Of Jojoba For Skin & Hair

Jojoba Oil is power-packed with multiple vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium which are beneficial for skin and hair. Moreover, jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Therefore, anyone can take advantages of its benefits without the fear of any side-effects or allergic reactions.

Jojoba for Skin and Hair

The following article is about the large benefits of jojoba oil both for skin and hair.
Jojoba oil is more of a liquid wax than oil. It’s a melted type of vegetable wax which is present in the seeds/nuts of jojoba plant, found in desert areas of California, Arizona and Mexico.
Jojoba oil has multiple uses for skin, hair and face. It has moisturizing and emollient properties .It is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and non-toxic that can be used to nourish hair, face and the whole body.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Hair

Jojoba for Hair

1. Jojoba Oil for Hair
We apply a lot of harmful chemicals to our hair in the form of shampoo, moisturizer, styling solutions, chemical colors etc. This can be damaging for the hair in the long term.
To undo the effect of harmful chemicals, you can use jojoba oil for treating the dry, damaged hair, split ends and tangled or damaged hair that is prone to tangling and damage.
Jojoba oil is non-fatty and works as a natural serum to keep the hair tangle free and well moisturized.

2. Jojoba Oil Hair Conditioner
Jojoba oil works as a natural moisturizer for extremely dry and frizzy hair. You can massage the oil onto your scalp and hair and the hair ends and you will notice a softer and brighter texture of your hair.
In case your hair is exceedingly dry you can add a teaspoon of jojoba oil to your regular hair conditioner and then apply it onto the hair. Leave it for minutes and the wash the hair. Let it sit there for about 5 minutes, and then rinse it off.
It can replenish the moisture and improve the texture and appearance of hair.

3. Jojoba Oil For Hair Growth
This is one of the best and natural ways to stimulate hair growth. Sometimes hair damage is caused due to excessive sebum release which can block the hair follicles. If you apply Jojoba oil then it will prevent hair loss and hair thinning due to blocked hair follicles. Jojoba oil helps in dissolving and opening up the blockages promoting growth and development of new hair cells.
You can massage your scalp with jojoba oil regularly. This will stimulate blood flow to the scalp and also help in hair growth.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil For Skin

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1. Jojoba Oil Moisturizer
Jojoba oil can be used as nourishing body or face moisturizer. You can even use it as your routine or overnight facial moisturizer. It will soften the dry and irritating spots and also restore the balance of the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties will help to reduce the skin inflammation due to excessive dryness.
A few drops of jojoba oil are good enough to work as a daytime moisturizer.
Due to its moisturizing properties it can be used as a lip balm as well.

2. Jojoba Oil Face Cleanser
Jojoba oil is an excellent face cleanser and can be used to remove the make-up. It can work as a natural cleanser to remove eye makeup, foundation, powders, eye shadow, liquid liner, mascara, etc. You can use a cotton ball to apply the oil use it on the eye lashes. Moreover, it will not cause any damage to your eyes but don’t rub too harshly near the region around the eyes.

3. Jojoba Body Oil
Jojoba oil can even work as a natural body moisturizer for regular use. You can apply few drops of jojoba oil on the wet skin after your regular bath or shower. It will help to retain the moisture, keep the skin soft and smooth. You can also massage with jojoba oil to improve blood circulation.
Its anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help to fight the dryness and skin irritation.

Dealing With Skin Lesions

Skin Lesions are imperfections on your skin which visible in the form of moles, cysts, warts or skin tags. Although most of the skin lesions do not cause any harm to the skin but some prove to be infectious and thus have to be operated.

Skin Lesions

The following blog is about types of skin lesions and ways to remove them.

There are various types of skin lesions some of which can be harmless and some others can turn out to be cancerous. Following are some of the types of skin lesions.

• Moles: They can be commonly seen on your skin. They are small, dark patches on the skin which get developed in the childhood or early adult life. Most of them are harmless but some of them can prove harmful as well.

• Keratoses: They are brownish or pinkish scaly bits of skin that can emerge on any part of the body. Some of them are caused due to sun exposure and have a little risk of becoming cancerous.

• Warts: They are small, rough lumps that are caused due to human papilloma virus (HPV).

• Skin Tags: They are small, flesh-colored bumps that are caused over the skin portions which creases or gets rubbed.

Many people get skin lesions removed just because they don’t want them on their skin. But that’s more of a personal choice.

But in case your GP has recommended that a particular skin lesion has to be removed then you should not take the advice casually and get it treated.

What Happens During Skin Lesion Removal?

Skin lesion removal is usually done after giving a local anesthesia to avoid the pain due to the treatment.

Following are some ways that are used to remove the skin lesions. The type of procedure (surgical or chemical) depends upon the type of skin lesion you have and where it is on your body.

• Partial Removal (Shave Biopsy) – This technique is meant for skin lesions such as skin tags, actinic keratoses and moles which stick out from your skin. The doctor uses a surgical blade to cut across the bottom of the lesion so that it levels according to the surrounding skin. This technique is often done in combination with cautery in which the electrical current is given to your skin that helps to seal the skin.

• Complete Removal (Excisional Biopsy) – In this the entire lesion is cut out. This technique applies for larger moles, cancerous lesions. This is done using a surgical blade to cut off the whole lesion along with a portion of ‘normal’ skin around the edge. The wound has to be closed with stitches afterwards.

• Freezing (Cryotherapy) – In this the liquid nitrogen is used to freeze lesions. This technique is fit for getting rid of actinic keratoses, warts and skin tags. The doctor applies the liquid nitrogen to the area for around 10 seconds, with a cotton ball or a spray. It results into a blister which will lead to falling off the blister.

• Scooping Away (Curettage) – This method is suitable for wart removal. It is removed with the help of a surgical instrument. This technique can be combined with cautery (heat treatment) or cryotherapy (freezing).

• Light Therapy (Photodynamic Therapy) – This technique is used to treat skin cancer, and lesions that can turn cancerous. The doctor applies a chemical to your lesion, before focusing a special light over it. The chemical is activated due to light and then the lesion gets destroyed.

After Treatment:

After the treatment you will have to take care of certain basic steps to make sure the wound heals in time.
Follow the instructions given by your doctor or nurse for letting the wound heal faster. You may be given a date for a follow-up appointment.
In case you had non-dissolvable stitches to close your wound, then you would be called after about seven days for stitches on face, and 10 to 14 days for any other body part.