Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Facial Exfoliation

What Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

Your skin is the first thing people see when you go out into the world. There’s a reason those of us who are concerned with first impressions and not just general beauty, but also overall health, will focus so heavily on our skin and how to care for it. And it turns out, paying attention to your skin can be a good first step in becoming aware of what might be happening below it.

A number of health conditions can be signaled by changes or symptoms that appear on the skin. Consider rosacea, where the skin can become flushed or turn reddish. While this can be treated topically, and indeed many dermatologists will often prescribe antibiotic medication to help clear it up, the root cause of rosacea is often changes or problems with the microbes in your digestive system.

Pigmentation changes can be the result of sunlight.  So make sure to wear sunscreen when outdoors.

Your skin needs hydration.  So drink plenty of water on the inside a use a water based moisturizer on the outside.

As we age we wrinkle.  But not only aging is the cause of wrinkles.  Excess sugar consumption, sun exposure and dehydration can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

Small white bumps around your eyes may be fatty deposits under the skin.  This can be caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency, genetics or poor cleansing.

Acne another condition that’s often treated as only a skin problem. But the cause is usually bacterial, where pores become clogged and infection begins growing. This is why acne will swell and usually become not just unsightly, but also painful. The proper treatment is to address the cause of the infection, and sometimes it can be as a result of things happening throughout your body; not just on your skin.

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Genetic Obesity Risk Tied to Smoking

Recent studies show that the amount of body fat that a person has can directly influence his or her likelihood of taking up smoking as a habit. Not only can weight effect how likely a person is to start smoking, a person’s excess body fat can also link to how frequent a person smokes. Previous studies have shown a direct correlation between genetic variations known as SNPs and a person’s obesity and smoking habits. Researches suggest that these particular variations increase a person’s likelihood to overeat as well as smoke. In relation to the body mass index (BMI), researches discovered that for every additions 4.6 kilograms/meter squared a person had, there was a twelve percent higher risk of having ever been a smoker. This same body mass index increment was also linked to a 1.75 cigarettes per day increase. When researchers then looked at the genetic body fat profile, they realized that an increase in body mass index based solely on those genetic SNPs was linked to a 24 percent higher likelihood of a person being a current smoker and in 18 percent higher likelihood of a person having ever smoked before. Due to the fact that smoking is often associated with a decrease in appetite, researchers suggest that the reasoning for these results is due to the fact that people start smoking in order to help themselves lose weight.

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