The Truth About Collagen and Elastin Products

When it comes to skin care, it seems there is always a new “miracle product” out there that makes the promise of perfect skin, but can you trust them? There are so many choices and many of them make empty promises and do nothing but waste your time and often a lot of your money. When it comes to minimizing the effects of aging on your skin, collagen and elastin producing products are the real deal and can actually change your skin’s appearance for the better (and do it fast!). First, let’s take a look at what happens to aging skin. When you are in your teens and twenties, your body makes plenty of the proteins collagen and elastin which are responsible for keeping your skin plump and elastic. That’s why you didn’t have any wrinkles in college and why you don’t notice your neck sagging just a bit until you are in your thirties and forties. Your skin naturally produced collagen and elastin in abundant supply and all you had to do was keep it clean and hydrated and protect it from the sun. Then, age takes over, and coupled with environmental factors like smoking, poor hydration or diet and sun exposure, your skin starts to show its age. With collagen and elastin production on the decline, your skin is not as able to regenerate itself and keep itself looking fresh and youthful. You need to find some collagen and elastin products that will help your skin regain that look and repair itself. Now, some products claim to contain these two proteins, but you can slather all of...

The Facts About Biodegradable Products

Biodegradable materials are supposed to be environmentally friendly but sometimes this expectation isn’t entirely true. What Is Biodegradable? In order for a product to be classified as a biodegradable product, it must be able to be broken down into its constituent natural elements and be absorbed by the environment. Real biodegradable material will often break down into: Simple organisms Carbon Hydrogen Bacteria Fungi Oxygen – Carbon dioxide Co2 and water H2O Because a product is advertised as biodegradable it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good for the environment. No guidelines exist with which to aid buyers of products which are advertised as biodegradable. These products may actually be biodegradable since they eventually break down into their natural elements but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are safe for the environment. Being Biodegradable Isn’t Always Safe Different biodegradable elements tend to break down into natural elements over a certain period of time. Some of them break down into natural elements which may be harmful to the health of both flora and fauna alike. One such element is nonylphenolethoxylate otherwise known as NDE; this element is a constituent part of many cleaning supplies we use today. The natural elements that make up NDE include carbon, hydrogen as well as oxygen, thus most people assume that when it is broken down it should break down into these same elements. However this is not the case, NDE actually breaks down to become a harmful benzene compound that is damaging to female reproductive organs. How Long It Takes Is another Factor Something else that is of importance and considerable concern is the period...

The Best Skin Care Products For Men

Today’s men are now more conscious of their appearance and are now seeking out the various ways they can maintain good skin health. No longer are men satisfied with washing their faces with those harsh soaps, without thinking of what it is doing to their skin. Skin care products for men are now widely available and can easily be purchased online. Most men however still need guidance in choosing the right product for their skin. You need to be aware of which ingredients are good and which ones are bad for your skin. I will help you here as much as possible.   Lets get the bad ingredients out of the way:   Parabens: Such as methyl, butyl , propyl, ethyl. They are commonly used in many cosmetic products as preservatives. Research has shown they may cause cancer.   Nitrosamines: They are know carcinogenic. They can be found in skin care products. When amines (such as DEA, MEA or TEA) are used together with formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.   Fragrances: Many fragrances are toxic. They can affect the central nervous system causing depression and irritation.   Dioxane: This ingredient is commonly used in skin care products. It is a by-product of the cancer causing petrochemical ethylene oxide used as part of a process called ethoxylation which makes harsh ingredients milder.   Acrylamide: Found in many hand and face creams. Studies have shown it may cause breast tumors.   Alcohols: Ethanol, ethyl, methanol, these are drying and irritating to the skin. Alcohol tend to strip away the skin’s natural acid mantle making you susceptible to bacteria.   Now For The Good Stuff:   As you might nor might not be aware, your body produces two vital proteins that helps keep your skin...

Design Your Own Promotional Products

When companies look for Promotional Gifts that they can use to make the public cognizant of its presence, they often turn to using promotional items. Such items are often available from dealers of promotional products although the availability usually rests on the type of product that will be used. Using office products in promotions often send business executives scurrying to stationery stores and office supplies dealers. But when promotions are sustained, repeated, or have to be extended far longer than anticipated, most companies often turn to their own pool of manpower in churning out the required number of promotional merchandise. Producing Promotional Gifts in-house is a popular method among companies today. Some of the reasons and benefits of doing this are: It is cheaper. Unlike buying Promotional Gifts from dealers, companies do not have to transact with these dealers. So the costs of buying them and distributing them to the public is a lot less than what would have been required. It is faster and more convenient. Buying Promotional Gifts from dealers often take time for the merchandise to arrive between the placing of the order to the moment of its arrival. The amount of time needed is even greater when buying from online dealers. The company can decide the product specifications that suit best its needs. This includes the quality of the product used, the way the designs and logos are printed, and other elements vital to making sure that the promotional products will be useful for the purpose of the business. In the case of a decision to continue with the promotions or when there is a...

Treat Angular Cheilitis Using Household Products

There are numerous misconceptions floating around about angular cheilitis and what it is exactly. At its simplest form, it can be described as a chronic inflammatory condition at the corners of the mouth. It is usually quite painful along with being very unsightly. The condition has also been referred to as perleche by various doctors of dermatology.  Symptoms of angular cheilitis are normally cracking and open lesions at the corners of the mouth. Unsightly blisters or pus have also been known to accompany individuals who are suffering an outbreak. These sores can also often appear when the mouth is open too wide or when the infected area has been scraped or cut. A vitamin B12 deficiency is also one of the known causes of angular cheilitis. If you are lacking in iron and riboflavin, there are chances you will suffer from this skin condition. If you do not have a sufficient supply of iron to aide your immune system, it will normally result in a longer healing process of the lesions and cracks, possibly causing further infection. You can easily prolong the natural healing process of angular cheilitis as well. If you or your children have a habit of picking or scratching at the scabs or the white flaky areas around your mouth, you can make the condition much worse. First the chance of re-infecting the area is very likely due to the constant touching and the amount of germs on your hands. A continuous occurrence of this condition could also possibly mean you have other underlying health conditions such as an HIV infection. If you’re suffering from HIV,...
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