Saturday, February 22, 2014

How to Remove Dark Circles? Just Add Water

Oakland, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2013 -- It's common knowledge that water is a necessity of life. Just try living without it! A lesser-known fact is that many people do not drink enough of it. Along with various health issues, improper hydration can cause us to look years older than we ought to.

We've all been conditioned to reach for the latest and greatest beauty product when we don't like something about our appearance. And many of these serums and creams do help. However, there is a way to get the most mileage out of your skin products through simple yet effective lifestyle adjustments.

One forty-something woman decided to do just that and reported amazing results according to the popular UK publication, Mail Online . The subject of the story, Sarah, started drinking 3 liters of water per day which was an obvious upgrade from what she had previously consumed. After just a few weeks the results were incredible.

In addition to several health-related improvements, Sarah explained that after about 3 weeks of the water regimen, her dark under eye circles and wrinkles around her eyes had "virtually disappeared". She looked years younger than before, her skin tone was more even and her complexion appeared healthier.

According to THAT Skin Care, "Adequate daily water intake is an important part of any skin care routine. Drink plenty of water, eat nutritious foods and apply high quality skin treatments every day for the best possible results."

As any person with dark circles will confess, getting rid of them is no easy task. THAT Eye Cream's vitamin C serum for the eyes is a great way to begin the process. And based on Sarah's experience, drinking plenty of water each day may accelerate the results dramatically.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Melasma: Identification and Treatments

Melasma is a subset of a general condition in the skin called hyperpigmentation. It is important to understand how skin develops hyperpigmentation, as well as to become familiar with the general types in order to manage the condition with the proper modalities. This article deals with the various root causes of nondisease-oriented hyperpigmentation and treatment methods to utilize, as well as treatments to avoid, depending on the specific type.
Skin color is developed by melanocytes: color-producing cells in the skin that determine different types and colors of melanin. Melanosomes are color organelles, or subunits, that are transferred from the melanocytes to the keratinocytes, which live in epidermal skin cells. The color of a person’s skin is largely dependent on a variety of factors including, but not exclusive to:
  • The amount of melanin produced;
  • The ratios of the type of melanin;
  • The size of the melanosome; and
  • The distribution of melanin throughout skin.

Pigmentation disorders

Aesthetically pleasing skin—no matter what color—exhibits an even distribution of melanin throughout. Skin that has even tonality is pleasing to the eye and contributes to the common idea of what is perceived to be beautiful. There are several pigmentation disorders that arise in skin, leading to uneven tone.
Oxidative damage. Oxidative damage commonly results due to UV light exposure from the sun, and takes the form of discrete spots on skin, which are often concentrated on the forehead, and across the cheeks and nose. Ingredients, such as endonucleases, can aid in improving this kind of hyperpigmentation.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). PIH often results from active cystic acne and after laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, as well as other mechanically induced skin trauma. The inflammation produced from these and other sources leads to higher localized melanin production in the skin, which results in hyperpigmentation.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

7 Little Known Benefits of Having Melanin Rich Skin

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Essential to Brain, Nerve, and Organ Function
In humans, melanin is the primary determinant of skin and hair color. However, few people know that melanin is found in almost every organ of the body and is necessary for the brain and nerves to operate, the eyes to see, and the cells to reproduce.
It is also found in the stria vascularis of the inner ear. In the brain, tissues with melanin include the medulla and pigment-bearing neurons within areas of the brainstem, such as the locus coeruleus and the substantia nigra. It also occurs in the zona reticularis of the adrenal gland.
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Targets Free Radicals/Destroys Free Radicals
Free radicals have been implicated as the cause of widespread damage to human cells. In an article written for The Sun and Your Skin website, Diana Clarke, the website’s founder, writes about melanin’s role in scavenging free radicals, preventing the skin damage they can cause.

Superior Protection Against The Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation
Exposure to the sun has the potential to cause premature aging of the skin, as well as various skin cancers.  Your ability to withstand the potentially damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation depends on the amount of melanin in your skin, which is determined by the number of melanocytes that are active beneath the surface of your skin. Melanin is an effective absorber of light; the pigment is able to dissipate more than 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation.  In even the most light-skinned people, the body’s melanocytes respond to sun exposure by producing more melanin, which creates the effect known as tanning. However, there is a limit to the degree of protection that melanin can provide, and it’s significantly higher in people with naturally darker skin.

Neutralizes Harmful Effects of Other Dangerous Radiation Other Than Ultraviolet
Melanin can absorb a great amount of energy and yet not produce a tremendous amount of heat when it absorbs this energy, because it can transform harmful energy into useful energy. According to dermatologist and dermapathologist Dr. Leon Edelstein, director of the National American West Skin Pathology Consultation Service, melanin can absorb tremendous quantities of energy of all kinds, including energy from sunlight, x-ray machines, and energy that is formed within cells during the metabolism of cells. His theory is that melanin has the ability to neutralize the potentially harmful effects of these energies.

Causes Younger-Looking Skin
Exposure to the sun has the potential to cause premature aging of the skin. Darkly pigmented people tend to exhibit less signs of aging. Dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, author of “Brown Skin,” points out that Blacks and other people of color generally look younger than their lighter-skinned peers because of the higher levels of melanin in their skin. The increased melanin protects those who have it from short-term damage from the sun, as well as the long-term signs of aging, such as age spots, deep wrinkles and rough texture, according to Taylor.

Melanin Aids In Human Reproduction
The dark pigmentation protects from DNA damage and absorbs the right amounts of UV radiation needed by the body, as well as protects against folate depletion. Folate is water soluble vitamin B complex which naturally occurs in green, leafy vegetables, whole grains, and citrus fruits. Women need folate to maintain healthy eggs, for proper implantation of eggs, and for the normal development of placenta after fertilization. Folate is needed for normal sperm production in men. Furthermore, folate is essential for fetal growth, organ development, and neural tube development. Folate breaks down in high intense UVR.  Dark-skinned women suffer the lowest level of neural tube defects.

Melanin: The Organizing Molecule
Dr. Frank Barr, pioneering discoverer of melanin’s organizing ability and other properties, theorizes in his technical work, Melanin: The Organizing Molecule:
“The hypothesis is advanced that (neuro)melanin (in conjunction with other pigment molecules such as the isopentenoids) functions as the major organizational molecule in living systems. Melanin is depicted as an organizational “trigger” capable of using established properties such as photon- (electron)- photon conversions, free radical-redox mechanism, ion exchange mechanisms, ion exchange mechanisms, and semiconductive switching capabilities to direct energy to strategic molecular systems and sensitive hierarchies of protein enzyme cascades. Melanin is held capable of regulating a wide range of molecular interactions and metabolic processes…”