Hypertension is not Beautiful!
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World Health Day is celebrated every April and marks the anniversary of the 1948 founding of the World Health Organization. Each year the World
Health Organization chooses a theme that highlights an important public health concern.
In 2013, the theme is hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension, requires the heart to work harder and over time can lead to major heart problems including stroke, aneurysms, and heart failure. Fortunately, making appropriate diet and lifestyle choices can help prevent high blood pressure for some.
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I LOVE to exfoliate my skin. Exfoliation keeps my skin feeling fresh and new every day. Imagine going out and not needing a foundation! And for good reason.
Exfoliation is important at any age but it becomes even more
important as we age. Through the aging process, especially after
menopause for women, the natural process of skin erosion becomes uneven and our cellular turnover rate slows down,
which manifests in a number of ways; dull, thinner, rougher and
just unhealthy looking skin.
Exfoliation removes the outer layer to reveal the newer skin beneath. This shedding of the outer
layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduce acne breakouts.
There are two main ways to exfoliate your skin: mechanically (physically) and chemically.
Physical exfoliation involves physically scrubbing the skin with an abrasive such as
microfiber cloths,or micro-bead facial scrubs for the face and sugar or salt crystals and
pumice for the body. You may also use abrasive materials such as sponges, loofahs and
brushes. Chemical exfoliants include scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, fruit enzymes,
citric acid, or malic acid which may be applied in high concentrations by a medical professional, or
in lower concentrations in over-the-counter products. Chemical exfoliation may involve the use of
products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or enzymes that act to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the cells together, allowing them to ease away. This
type of exfoliation is recommended for people treating acne.
The frequency of exfoliation varies from person to person and skin type to skin type. The
skin on the body is of course, thicker than the skin on the face, therefore it can take more
treatment. I go by comfort level. And common sense.
our skin, they can also cause damage if used improperly.
If you are kind to your skin, it will be kind to you. Especially in the mirror.