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How are warts treated?
  • Salicylic acid application - Salicylic acid treatment is only advised for warts on the hands, fingers, toes, feet, knees and other parts of the bodies except on the genital area. Salicylic acid should be applied once everyday on problem areas right after taking a bath or shower to ensure that the skin is soft allowing better penetration of the acid to the skin. The length of treatment may take from some days to several weeks depending on how the wart reacts to salicylic acid.

  • Cantharidin application - Cantharidin is a chemical derived from green blister beetles. It is in the field of science as a strong blistering agent is applied topically on warts by your health professional. The mode of action of Cantharidin is that once it's applied on the warts, it will react on the skin and lift the wart off. It might sting a bit. Most warts are fully treated during the first application. However, some warts may take up to three treatments to finally get cured.

    This chemical is not supposed to be used on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair on them, on mucous membranes and open cuts. They are not advised on patients suffering from diabetes, heart disease and other circulatory illnesses.

  • Liquid nitrogen application - This procedure (also known as cryotherapy) is considered as one of the most common, most effective and simplest type of wart treatments. This substance is very cold and when applied on the skin will result to blister formation. Just like cantharidin, it dries warts by freezing them until eventually, warts fall off from the skin. A slight tingling sensation may be experienced after the wart had fallen off. This procedure can also be used for removing moles.
How are genital warts treated?

Genital warts when left untreated may grow bigger and may multiply affecting more areas of the skin. Although these warts usually go away on their own, it is still best to pay attention the problem by consulting your physician and asking for medical advise.

Unfortunately, there are no present cure for HPV virus. Meaning, even if genital warts are treated, there is a huge possibly that they might return after sometime. The available treatments will only reduce the number of warts or atleast aid in removing them from the skin quicker.

First, the physician will examine the patient and will make a diagnosis after. The most common type of treatment for genital warts is to freeze them using cryotherapy. Genital warts can also be removed using the laser method.

The loop electrosurgical excision procedure or LEEP is a procedure which is often considered for genital wart treatments. It is done by using a sharp surgical instrument which is shaped like a loop. This them passes underneath the wart therefore cutting it off from the skin.

Nationwide Phone Lookup for Calmer Thoughts

There will always be days when we cannot answer every phone call intended for us. By the time we realize we have missed calls, we wonder who could have been that person who's trying to reach us... makes us worry, isn't it?

Thinking and worrying too much lead to stress and disturbance. What if it was an important call? An emergency? A long lost friend? A family member? ... A bill collector or perhaps a telemarketer? These questions will keep on buzzing in our thoughts, hoping for answers.

Good news is that we can now know the person who were trying to reach us just just by looking up the phone number on Nationwide Phone Lookup. This website makes it even easier for us to track even numbers which are not actually registered such as mobile phone numbers. The user friendly database of Nationwide Phone Lookup contains so many records for website users to gain a more successful search.

Just by becoming a member of the site, you will be allowed to access lots of cellphone number information and make use of the company's database. So stop thinking and guessing who could have called you by grabbing this one great opportunity. Remember, the lesser the amount of hassle for you... the lesser the stress!

Shopping Eyeglasses Online

It was about 3 months ago when I started noticing that I was having difficulties reading. I did ignore my vision problems for more than 2 months. However, the situation got even worse day after day.

A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend advised me to go to the nearest optical shop to have my eyes checked after suffering for a very painful headache after working for hours in front of the computer.

After a rigid eye exam, my optometrist informed me that I do need a pair of spectacles especially when reading books and working on the internet. As I checked around for eyeglasses frames, I noticed that the prices were so high. So, I just paid for my eye check up, asked for my prescription, went home and checked the internet for eyeglasses online.

It did not take so long for me to find a great online opticshop here in Sweden. Optikbutiken offers a wide range of frames for both males and females in very reasonable prices.

The best part is that customers can borrow 3 pairs of frames of their choice which will be delivered by post for free a day or two after the order is made... no obligation required! No need to pay for the delivery, no need to pay when returning the items and no need to force yourself to order during the first try. If you do not like the first three pairs, then choose another three until you finally find one which suites you best. Easy, handy and hassle free!

As instructed, I chose 3 of my favorite pairs of frames, filled out an online form and sent the order form. The following day, I received my frame samples. I tried them that night and fell inlove with one (as shown on the photo above). I quickly sent back the frames along with the prescription I got from my optometrist and the final filled up order form the day after. Just a week later, I got my new pair of eyeglasses. I love it! Perfect, affordable and hassle free!

Know Who's Calling To Avoid Stress!

Are you one of the many who find it stressful to answer phone calls which aren't really interesting and important to you? Then checking up the number online might just help you calm down a bit.

My boyfriend and I are always receiving phone calls from telemarketers which are obviously annoying especially when the calls are done very early in the morning, just before going to bed or while having our meals. What's worse is that, everytime we try to say no to the offer, they'll still continuously call us some days later. Stressful!

It is actually good to know that we can now Report Annoying Callers by submitting comments about our experiences with these numbers. It will surely help others know who's ringing them.

Report Annoying Callers is really handy. Aside from giving others some ideas on who's trying to reach them by phone, we can also look up ourselves and find out who's calling us. It's simple … just type down the phone number on this page then wait awhile until you get your results. Atleast we'll know now if the call's worth answering or not the next time the caller tries to ring us again.


A burn is a type of skin injury which can be caused by heat, fire, sunlight, radiation (from tanning booths, UV light and radiation therapy), chemicals (such as sodium hydroxide, silver nitrate, sulfuric acid and nitric acid), friction and electricity. The degree of severity of burns depends on the tissues affected and can be classified into three: first-degree burn, second-degree burn and third degree burn.
  • First-degree burns - when the damaged part of the skin is the top most layer or the superficial layer (also known as the epidermis). First-degree burns cause minor pain, turn red and swell slightly in just a matter of minutes. They usually heal within 3 to 6 days.

    Treatment and reminders for first-degree burns:
    • cool the burned area of the skin with cold (but not too cold) or tap water
    • never use ice as it leads to further skin damage
    • you can also apply aloe vera sap or calamine aqueous cream or calendula cream to cool the injured skin
    • never use butter and oil as these substances will trap heat therefore promoting more damage to the skin
    • if blisters are formed, do not prick them as it might infect the wound

  • Second-degree burns - also known as the partial thickness. Usually, this degree is characterized by burns which swell and turn deep red in color. It can either painful or not depending on the injured nerves. This degree of burn involve the dermis (the layer of the skin which is next to the epidermis) and the deep dermis layer. They usually heal within 2 to 3 weeks.

    Treatment and reminders for second-degree burns:
    • cool the would with tap or cold (but not too cold) water
    • again, never use ice
    • as this type of burn may result to skin infection, it is advised to dress the damaged skin with dry, sterile bandage.
    • again, do not prick the blisters
    • for pain, take aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol
    • again, never use butter or oil on the burned area

  • Third-degree burns - also known as full thickness. This degree involves the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis (also known as the subcutaneous tissue where fats are mainly stored). Usually, the injured part of the skin has been entirely burned resulting to a burned black color. Most third-degree burn patients do not feel pain as the nerve endings have also been damaged. The healing process of third-degree burns take a very long time depending on how huge and deep the damage is.

    Treatment and reminders for third-degree burns:
    • should be given medical attention
    • give the patient some water to drink (to avoid dehydration) while waiting for medical help
    • cover the would with clean damp cloth or bandage but do not make it too tight
    • keep the person warm by covering the patient with a blanket or towel (avoid the injured area
Chemical burns should be wash with running water at once. If the affected area is the eye, wash it with saline solution or just tap water.

For burns caused by electricity, the patient should be given medical attention.

For burns caused by sunlight and radiation, shower with lukewarm water. Apply either aloe vera cream or gel to soothe the pain.


General Information About Aspirin

Aspirin (also known as acetylsalicylate, acetylsalicylic acid or ASA and O-acetylsalicylic acid) was first prepared by Charles Frederic Gerhardt (a French chemist) in 1853. During that time, it was only known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).

It was only in 1899 when Bayer, a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany branded ASA "Aspirin". Aspirin was first popular as an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic drug. Researches which were conducted from the 1960s to the 1980s when Aspirin showed another useful property of the drug as an effective anti-clotting agent.


Treatment of Aspirin Overdose

The patient should be brought to the hospital as soon as the poisoning is assessed. The health care personel will immediately check the pulse, temperature, breathing rate and blood pressure of the patient. Certain laboratory examination such as arterial blood gas test will be conducted.

The most common initial treatment is gastric decontamination. This is done by introducing activated charcoal in the body. Activated charcoal adsorbs the aspirin in the gastrointestinal tract. The patient's status will be monitored from time to time. Liver function, kidney function, urinalysis, complete blood count, salicylate and sugar levels are checked and assessed.


Symptoms of Aspirin Overdose

Acute overdose (occurs when one intentionally takes in a large dose of aspirin at once):
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain (commonly due to inflammation and bleeding in the stomach)
Chronic overdose (occurs especially when the kidneys do not function correctly and when dehydrated and when aspirin is taken daily in a very long period of time as a pain reliever):
  • lethargy
  • tinnitus
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • seizure
  • cerebral edema
  • coma


Aspirin and Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease is known to be one of the world's number one killer. Just in America, more or less one million people die each year due to different types of heart disease. Heart attack (scientifically termed as MI or AMI - acute myocardial infarction) takes place when there is an interrupted supply and flow of blood to the heart muscle due to clotting of blood.

It is a common knowledge that it is the blood which carries oxygen to different parts of the body and that each and every organ needs enough supply of oxygen for them to function well. When there is blood clotting and the flow of blood is disrupted, the patient will initially feel shortness of breath and chest pain due to lack of oxygen supply. If not treated, it can cause stroke or sudden death.

As Aspirin has been proven to be efficient as an anti-clotting drug, most doctors prescribe and advise intake of Aspirin daily to patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Daily dose of Aspirin as an anti-clotting agent:

The most common dosage of Aspirin to keep the heart healthy is from 80 to 150 mg per day (low dose). Chewable Aspirin only takes 30 minutes to produce its effect while enteric-coated ones may take up to 3 to 4 hours. Aspirin preparations for the heart are also commonly known as baby Aspirin and heart Aspirin.


Therapeutic Uses of Aspirin
  • Antipyretic - Aspirin has antipyretic activity. Antipyretic means that it has the capability in reducing fever. According to studies, Aspirin acts on the brain's hypothalamus. Hypothalamus is a small gland which helps in regulating body temperature. The prostaglandins present in the hypothalamus stimulate the it to increase the temperature of the body thus resulting to fever. Aspirin, when taken will then be dissolved in the body. Its tiny particles will be distributed to the system and upon reaching the hypothalamus, it will inhibit further production of prostaglandins therefore lowering body temperature.

  • Analgesic - This term may also be referred to as a painkiller or pain reliever. Aspirin can relieve pains and minor body aches. Platelet cyclooxygenase or COX is an enzyme which facilitates the activity of prostaglandins that produces body pain. Aspirin functions as an analgesic by blocking the action of these COX enzymes therefore minimizing and relieving pain. Aspirin can effectively treat headaches, back pains, muscle pains and other common body pains.

  • Anti-inflammatory - As discussed, COX enzymes produces prostaglandins. These prostaglandins promote inflammation and pain. As an anti-inflammatory drug, Aspirin hinders COX enzymes to produce more prostaglandins. As the amount of prostaglandins in the body is minimized, inflammation and pain are slowly reduced as well.
Usual dose as an antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug:
  • 500 mg to 1000 mg every 4 or 6 hours but not to exceed 4000 mg a day.

My 5-Day Diet Program

Did you happen to be stressed out as a certain event will take place in just a few days and you're still feeling uneasy with the way you look and how heavy you feel? Try this five-day diet. It might just work for you!

Before starting, I want to let you know that I tried this method many times myself. Just like most people, I love to eat... rice, meat, cholates, ice cream, pizza, spaghetti... and the list goes on and on.

Most of the time, it is my tummy that shows immediate proofs of overeating. It's not much of a problem actually especially if I am just at home. My problem is that, I do not like to look so fat especially when I am going to attend parties and other events where I need (moreover, I WANT) to look sexy and well-formed. I always try to fit in my figure shaping clothes during these occasions so what I do is that, I prepare myself atleast 5 days before the set date.

Five-day diet? Sounds strange and impossible, isn't it? But it absolutely works for me! Remember that this program will not turn you into a supermodel. It will only help you in losing a few centimeters particularly around your waistline and a few kilos (I usually lose 2 to 3 kilos in five days). The good thing is that, you will not carry with you the heavy feeling during the entire celebration making you feel and look more confident than ever!

List of what I do during the five-day program:
  • I NEVER deprive myself from eating what I want to eat (unless ofcourse, I cannot afford it!) as it will make me feel mentally sick and will surely stress me out. So what I do is I eat in moderation atleast 5 days before the event. For example, I eat 2 slices of pizza once or twice a week. I decrease my intake to just a slice of it. As I am from Asia, I definitely love rice and I can usually consume a cup or two per meal. I then decrease it to just half a cup per meal. Got the idea? - Then just apply the concept to your original eating habits.

  • As much as possible, I avoid drinking softdrinks. If you are really addicted to it and feel like the world will end without it, then drink a small amount to only satisfy your tastebuds.

  • Instead of softdrinks (sodas), I take in a glass of juice rich in Vitamin C such as orange juice, calamansi juice, lemon juice, mango juice, etc. As it is acidic in nature, it helps in decreasing the digestion of the food.

  • I avoid drinking cold water. During this program, I take in lukewarm water (or as hot/warm as I can possibly take) everytime I feel thirsty. Sounds gross and nasty but it surely helps!

  • I try not to eat anything else after eating lunch aside from apples, bananas, oatmeal and some crackers (not salted). These types of food keep me full for the rest of the day until I go to bed without introducing cholesterol and fat into my body. If in any instance I feel hungry after some hours, I just eat fruits to satisfy my hunger.

Extra reminders:

  • If you have any time to do atleast a 30-minute exercise per day, do it (threadmill and crosstrainer work best for me).

  • Drink supplementary vitamins and minerals to nourish your body and keep it healthy.

  • For those suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other ailments, always consult your physician before undergoing any particular diet programs.

Vitamin C

Discovered in 1912 by Casimir Funk (a Polish-American biochemist).

Primary importance: required for various essential metabolic reactions in the human body, in all animals and plants. It is very important for collagen formation and helps in maintaining the health of connective tissue, bone and dentin. Vitamin C is necessary to facilitate
wound healing. It's huge role in facilitating recovery from burns is also highly noted and known. It also aides in the absorption of iron (Fe).

Vitamin C


Vitamin C

  • Scurvy - defined as a result of lack of Vitamin C in the body. Vitamin C is required for collagen synthesis in humans. Deficiency of Vitamin C leads to formation of spots on the skin or tiny pinpoint bruises, spongy gums and bleeding from all mucous membranes (linings which are involved in absorption and secretion). The spots are commonly present on the thighs and legs. Advanced stages of scurvy are characterized by wounds with pus, loss of teeth and death.

    Symptoms of Scurvy:


    Abnormal bone formation
    Abnormal dentin formation
    Swollen gums

Vitamin C

Side effects of Vitamin C overdose:

  • severe diarrhea
  • stomach upset
  • stomach cramps
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • face flushing
  • headaches
  • sleep disturbances
  • fatigue
  • skin rash
  • increased risk of developing kidney stones
  • reduced body levels of copper which is an important nutrient of the body

Vitamin C

Treatments of Vitamin C overdose:

  • The treatment in order to combat overdosage of Vitamin C is simply to reduce the dose as soon as overdose symptoms are noted.

  • If an overdose of the vitamin results to diarrhea, antidiarrheal medications should be taken.

  • Drinking plenty of water is also advised.

St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants

What are medical assistants?

Medical assistants are health care workers who perform both administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician and other health care practitioner’s offices organized by keeping medical documents safe. They also function as a link between patients and medical personnel by handling services, scheduling appointments, arranging hospital admissions, filling out insurance forms and filing patient records.

As the demand for medical assistants are rising rapidly, many are interested in enrolling in medical assistant schools to earn certificates at the end of the program.

What is St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants?

Some schools such as St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants are now offering online medical assistant programs. St. Augustine offers a formal training online using nationally accredited and certified Medical Assistant program. The training online provides individuals a convenient and affordable way of learning the course. At St. Augustine, you can complete the whole program anytime around the world. Training in Laboratory skills and basic clinical tasks are also provided in the training process.

The entire program at St. Augustine is affordable as it only costs $645. Although there is no specific limited amount of time in finishing the course, most students complete the program within 6 to 8 weeks. No stress, no hassle and no hindrance!

If you are interested to enroll, you can easily apply here>.


Cold Sores

What causes cold sores?

Cold sores (also known as fever blisters) are caused by the virus known as the herpes simple virus (HSV). HSV are categorized into two types; HSV I and HSV II. Both types may cause lip sore, mouth sore and genital herpes. However, cold sores are commonly caused by type HSV I.

As cold sores are triggered by a virus, it is contagious and can spread from one person to another.

The virus usually enters the body through a cut or a break in the skin inside the mouth or around the mouth area. The virus is transfered from an individual to another by close contact and kissing. It can also be trasmitted when a person touches a cold sore by sharing infected eating utensils or razors. After the trasmission, blisters will appear which will then break open after a matter of hours or days. Cold sores can be very painful which may last for some days to 2 weeks.

Individuals who are infected with cold sores may also pass the infection to his or her child.

Cold Sores

What are the symptoms?
  • Pain around the mouth and lips
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands
  • Drooling (usually a symptom for children)

Cold Sores

Remedies and treatment

There is no cure for cold sores. However, there are preparations and remedies which are useful in cold sore management and in minimizing the pain.
  • Docosanol - is an over-the-counter medication to treat cold sores. It makes the cell membrane healthier thus limiting cold sore infection and severity.
  • Numbing preparations - products containing tetracaine, benzocaine, lidocaine, benzyl alcohol, phenol and menthol numbs the infected area therefore minimizing the pain.
  • Medications containing antiviral properties - zinc, lysine, phenol and tannic acid can help in the treatment process by limiting the capacity of the herpes virus to further form cold sore lesions.
  • Medications containing antibacterial properties - provides quicker healing of cold sores by preventing secondary bacterial infection.
  • Lip balms and petroleum jelly - These preparations keep the skin moisturized and soft reducing possibilities of further cracking and bleeding of the lips and the skin.
  • SPF containing preparations - exposure to the sun can result to cold sore outbreaks. Using lips balms with SPF will reduce further occurrence of cold sores.
  • Apply ice for 5 to 10 minutes every hours. Ice reduces the temperature of the affected area therefore reducing its development. It also eases the pain caused by the virus.
  • Apply black tea as it contains tannic acid. Tannic acids possesses antiviral properties which will help in the treatment procedure.

Canker Sores

What causes canker sores?
  • Dietary deficiencies - Iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), folic acid, selenium (Se), calcium, (Ca) vitamins B12, B1, B2 and B6 deficiencies may often result to canker sores.
  • Diseases - Behcet's disease, neutrophil dysfunction disease, inflammatory bowel disease and HIV-AIDS are just a few of the medical conditions which are proven to be associated with the occurrence of canker sores.
  • Drugs and medicines - Possible drugs and medicines which are related to canker sore development are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, beta blockers, chemotherapeutic agens and nicorandil.
  • Food allergies - there are some foods and substances which may trigger breakouts of canker sores. Foods which cause allergy resulting to canker sores differ from person to person. Some food and substance which may cause canker sores are:

    Cereal grains
    - buckwheat, wheat, oats, rye, barley, gluten
    - oranges, lemons, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, strawberries
    Dairy products
    - milk and cheeses

    - nuts, chocolates, shellfish, soy, vinegar, cinnamonaldehyde (flavoring agent), benzoic acid (preservative), toothpastes, mints, chewing gums, dental materials (such as braces, false teeth and retainers) and certain medications.

  • Hormones - According to doctors, more women suffer from canker sores than men. This is explained by the difference in male in female hormones as most women get canker sores during menstrual cycles. Many women also notice occurrence of canker sores during pregnancy.
  • Heredity or genetics - Most studies say that individuals who are always suffering from reoccurrence of canker sores have atleast one parent who experience the condition also.
  • Self-inflicted bites - there are instances when canker sores form days after a the lips or the insides of the mouth have been bitten. The bitten area will first show cuts. Days later, it will swell and the area will turn red in color. Days later, it will burst showing off white blisters.
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate - or SLS is a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes as a foaming agent. It is associated with canker sores as it has a drying effect which causes the shedding of the outer layer (the protective layer) of the insides of the mouth. When the outer layers are being shed off, tissues underlying beneath become susceptible to canker sores. (read more about SLS here)
  • Stress and fatigue - Studies show that lots of individuals undergoing exams and other stressful events in life suffer from canker sores.

Mouth Sores

Most common types of mouth sores:
  • Canker sores - are also known as aphathous ulcers and are characterized with small white or gray based cuts having red borders inside the mouth. They often occur on the tongue, on the inside cheeks or the lips. Canker sores are very common but are not contagious. Common causes of this type of mouth sore are fatigue, allergies and stress which may last from 1 to 2 weeks.

    What Causes Canker Sores?

    Canker Sore Treatments
  • Cold sores - are also called fever blister or herpes simplex which occur outside or around the mouth. They may also occur on the gums of the mouth. This is due to the fact that these sores are often triggered by herpes virus type 1. Cold sores are very contagious which may last from 1 to 2 weeks. Common causes of cold sores are stress, trauma, ultraviolet light and weak immune system.

    What Causes Cold Sores?

    What Are The Symptoms?

    Remedies And Treatments


Canker Sores

Canker sore treatments

Most canker sores heal naturally after a few days (usually from 7 to 14 days). However, you can try one of the following remedies to minimize the pain such as:

  • Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are often taken for pain relief.
  • Take vitamins C with B-complex as these vitamins will hasten the healing process.
  • Mix 5 ml of Milk of Magnesia and 5 ml of Benadryl Allergy liquid in a glass. Gargle the mixture for about one minute and spit it out. The Milk of Magnesia-Benadryl mixture minimizes the pain especially if the procedure is applied every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Use carbamide peroxide (also known as urea peroxide, urear hydrogen peroxide or percarbamide). It relieves minor inflammation and pain caused by canker sores. Apply the preparation to the sore according to package instructions. It may sting a little during first applications but will soon numb the affected area relieving you of pain. It also speeds up recovery period.
  • Zinc lozenges also aids in the treatment process of canker sores by dissolving 50 mg lozenge on the sore. This can be done 3 times per day.
  • Place wet black tea bags on sores. Black teas are known to contain tannin which is capable in relieving pain.
  • Mix 2 fl oz (about 60 ml) of hydrogen peroxide and 1 fl oz (about 30 ml) of water. Gargle for 1 minute 4 times a day.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 4 fl oz (about 120ml water). Gargle for a minute atleast 4 times a day.
  • Use a toothpaste and mouthwas which do not contain SLS.

Mouth Sores

Mouth sores are characterized by little ulcers which look like cuts. These ulcers are commonly painful and are very red in color with white patches in the middle. There are times when mouth sores bleed and become infected after some time.


How to choose an anti-wrinkle cream

In order to choose an effective anti-wrinkle cream for your skin, be sure that the product contains necessary ingredients such as:
  • Alpha lipoic acid - is naturally produced by the body and is very important for the cells' production of cellular energy. It helps in stopping a large percentage of cell damage due to free radicals present in the body. According to studies, alpha lipoic acid can reduced wrinkles and fine lines up to about 50%.
  • DMAE or di-methylaminoethanol - DMAE is a well known memory enhancer. Moreoever, it is also considered as an anti-oxidant which keeps the skin healthy. It stabilizes the cell membranes of the skin keeping it toned and firmed. DMAE can be found in anchovies and sardines.
  • Vitamin A - has an important roles in controlling normal skin cell activities. It was in 1955 when Vitamin A was proven to rejuvenate the skin in small degrees. The most common form of this vitamin is retinyl palmitate and is usually found in liver.
  • Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid - has been proven a lot of times in studies to be effective against wrinkles and fine lines. L-ascorbic acid when released into the skin promotes collagen synthesis. The most common L-ascorbic derivatives in the market today are magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and ascorbyl palmitate.
  • Vitamin E - is also an anti-oxidant nutrient of the skin. It neutralizes free radicals therefore promoting a softer and smoother skin. Research shows that vitamin E is more effective in reducing wrinkles and lines when combined with other anti-oxidants.


  • Chemical peel - is a technique wherein a chemical solution is applied on the skin. The solution promotes skin rejuvenation by removing the old topmost layer of the skin. The newer skin reveals a healthier and younger looking skin by showing reduced amount of wrinkles and fine lines after the treatment.
  • IPL Photofacial - is a facial rejuvenation treatment which uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). It addresses skin problems due to sun damage, heredity and aging of the skin. After the treatment, wrinkles are visibly eliminated.
  • Laser skin resurfacing - is another method to minimize wrinkles. This type of treatment removes the outmost layer of the skin. Laser skin resurfacing stimulates the production of new skin cells, collagen and elastin fiber therefore reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck.
  • Laser skin tightening - is considered as an advanced wrinkle treatment. It uses infrared light which tightens the skin even without surgery. The laser light introduced to the skin delivers heat which then stimulates the production of collagen making the skin tighter.
  • Microdermabrasion - is a type of treatment wherein tiny crystals are sprayed on the problem skin areas. These crystals promotes genetle exfoliation of the skin's epidermis layer therefore minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration - is a process which does not rely on laser, radio frequency or light-based technology. The plasma is actually nitrogen plasma which is introduced on the skin's surface. This nitrogen plasma produces heat beneath the surface of the skin which then promotes regeneration of tissues. This procedure is popular in providing visible wrinkle reduction.
  • Thermage - is a treatment which tightens and improves the counters of both the face and the neck without exfoliating the skin. It uses controlled radio frequency which heats the deeper layers of the skin therefore stimulating production of new collagen. The skin is visibly tighter and smoother after the treatment.



  • Use creams with SPF (Sun protection factor) of atleast 15 or higher when you cannot avoid to go out and stay under the sun. These SPF containing creams help the skin to the block the sun's damaging rays. However, it is advise to reapply the cream every 2 to 3 hours.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Water also flushes out the impurities present in the blood and body.

  • Use moisturing lotions and creams especially during the summer season to keep the skin healthy and avoid dryness.

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables as they contain lots of nutrients which your skin needs.

  • Exercise to maintain healthy blood cirucation. The healthier the blood vessels are, the healthier the skin will be.

  • Choose the right anti-wrinkle cream for you (to know how, read here)


  • The sun's rays make the skin dry. Therefore, it is advised to avoid staying under the sun for so many hours. The sun's rays are most skin unfriendly from 10 AM to 4 Pm so avoid going out during these hours.
  • Avoid staying in tanning salons as the UV light used to promote tanning of the skin has been proven to be as dangerous as the sun's rays.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking causes premature wrinkle formation as it causes skin dehydration.

Eye Bags

Tips on how to minimize the appearance of eye bags:

  • Splash cold water on your face as cold water helps in fluid circulation. Also try giving your eyes a gentle circular tapping to loosen the fluids present under your eyes. The trapped fluids around your eyes will then be re-circulated to the rest of your body, minimizing the size of your bags.
  • This next technique has been mostly practiced by people suffering from morning eye puffiness. They put a spoon inside the fridge for some minutes. The cold spoon will then be used to cover the eyes to lessen eye bags.
  • You can also use two tea bags by placing them on your closed eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes. Teas are good for the skin as it helps in tightening the pores and reducing eye bags as well.
  • Drinking ibuprofen during your menstrual period as it is proven to help in reducing fluid retention.
  • If you suspect that your puffy eyes are due to allergic reactions to food and your pillow, you can always take antihistamine pills to ease the condition.

Eye Bags

What are eye bags?

Eye bags are caused by fluids which are being trapped in the tissues located under the eyes. Eyes' puffiest moments are upon waking up. This happens because the fluids, while you were sleeping, have settled in the eye area.


Eye Bags

Tips to prevent the formation of eye bags:

  • Drink lesser amount of fluids before going to bed in order to minimize the body's fluid retention while you sleep.
  • It is better if you have the type of bed which can be adjusted or elevated. Elevating your bed is proven to prevent eye bags due to the fact that it keeps the fluids from settling around the eye area as your head is raised during sleep.
  • When choosing eye creams, be sure that the cream you have targets both dark circles and under-eye bags. Some wrinkle creams helps in reducing the wrinkles especially around the eyes. However, they plump the skin so much therefore also creating eye bags.
  • It is advised to have pillows filled with cotton or synthetic material instead of feather-filled pillows as feathers usually result to allergic reactions when in contact with the skin also causing eye puffiness.
  • Avoid eating junk foods as most contains high amounts of MSG and salt. Both (MSG and salt) retains too much amount of water hence, contributing to puffy eyes.

Dark Underarms

How to avoid/treat dark underarms:

  • Waxing the underarms promotes better underarm texture and skin color. Through waxing, even the roots of the hair are being pulled out from the skin. By the time the hair grows back again, it will no longer be as dark as before as the new growing hair is so much thinner and almost unnoticeable.

    Waxing also pulls out dead skin cells, another common contributor in skin darkening.
  • If you hate the idea of waxing, consider plucking then. Although it takes patience to do this, plucking also pulls out the hair and its root giving way to a thinner new hair later.

  • If you love to shave as it is simply the easiest way to get rid of unwanted hair, at least do this step properly. Before shaving, allow some minutes in the shower to have your skin softened. Having warm shower is considered to be a better choice as warm water opens the pores of the skin therefore making shaving easier. Also make sure to use a good brand of shaving cream or gel to have a smoother after shave feel. Never use soap as soaps are known to clog razors.

  • Choose the right type of deodorant for you. If possible, use alum powder instead as it is considered to be the mildest way of treating underarm odor without causing harm to the skin. You can also consider using apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, anti-bacterial rosemary and witch hazel as a deodorant. These liquids are proven to take care of too much sweating and body odor.

  • As deodorants, dead skin cells and sweat are accumulated on the underarms, make sure that you have some time to scrub these residues away from the skin. Scrubbing exfoliates the skin. Do this atleast twice a week. Remember that underarm skins are very sensitive so scrub it gently. Use a cloth or a loofah if possible.

  • You can also scrub a sugar-olive oil mixture. This is one best home remedy to gently exfoliate the skin. Olive oil ensures smooth skin after the scrub.

  • Using cucumber and raw grated potato juices are proven to whiten the skin, too.
  • Rubbing lemon slices to the skin before going to the shower also lightens dark skin tones.

  • Vitamin E or baking soda, when applied to the armpits after taking a shower prevents skin darkening.

  • Try mixing a small amount of coconut oil, one teaspoon of lime juice and one teaspoon of cucumber juice together and apply it on the underarms atleast 20 minutes before taking a shower or bath. This is a very effective way of exfoliating and lightening dark spots.

  • You can also opt for whitening creams and products available in markets today. They do not instantly whiten the skin but after continued use, you will see that your underarms are a lot lighter than before.

  • Two other choices are bleaching and peeling the underarm skin. If you consider doing this step, consult a dermatologist to do the work. This process usually results to discomforts such as redness and itchiness on the treated skin during and after some days of treatment.

  • Another procedure is by having your dermatologist inject whitening agents under your underarm skin. This leads to a lighter and whiter upper layer of the skin.


What is Depression?

Depression is scientifically defined as a mental health disorder which disturbs a person's way of eating, sleeping and thinking. It therefore complicates the person's body, mood and thoughts. Although it is not an evidence of personal weakness, it is something which one cannot control or just command to go away from his or her system. There is however possible treatments and therapies to minimize depression levels and sometimes even eliminate the symptoms.


Herbal Green Peel

What is Herbal Green Peel?

Herbal Green Peel is another safe and successful non-surgical approach in skin peeling treatments. It contains an estimate of 250 vitamins, minerals and other trace elements – from all natural and pure plant extracts known to regenerate and enhance the skin. This procedure is not being used in more than 40 countries all over the world using its successful and safe method in skin improvement.

If you have skin problems mentioned below, then you are qualified to undergo the Herbal Green Peel procedure.

Herbal Green Peel

How is the procedure done?

The Green Peel compound is introduced on the skin by massaging it to problem areas. This procedure is done in certified skin-care salons to ensure the safety and proper care of the patient which takes about 60 to 90 minutes to be performed entirely. The herbs which compose the product have micro particles which lightly polish the skin's epidermis (the skin's uppermost layer). The herbal concentrate will then penetrate onto the skin which will later be absorbed by the cutis (dermal layer of the skin, the sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis) within 48 hours. Vitamins, plant hormones, enzymes and other different important components are then released to support the growth of new skin. The patient is also instructed by a therapist to apply three homecare preparations in order to achieve the desired result.

After more or less 48 hours, the skin will become red with a burning sensation. The old dry skin peels off after three or four days. It is either on the 4th or the 5th day when a follow-up treatment is done. The skin therapist massages off the old dead skin to make way for the new one. Another skin preparation is applied on the skin to keep it soft, moisturized and to tighten the skin. The new skin is free from redness and pain – noticeably lighter, fresher, younger and clear.

Package price: ranges from US$ 450 to 600 Includes: first treatment, follow-up treatment and essential skin products.

Herbal Green Peel

How does Herbal Green Peel work?

This world known product increased the skin's blood circulation which causes the upper or the epidermal layer of the skin to dry and eventually peel off. The improved circulation of the blood on the skin intensifies metabolism and promotes the regeneration of the skin by producing both new healthy skin cells and collagen fibers.


The skin is made up of three layers which are the epidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Epidermis - is the skin's outermost layer. Its main purpose is to act as the skin's barrier to the external environment.

  • Dermis - is the layer of the skin just below the epidermis. It is here where the connective tissue is located. Collagen, proteins and elastin fibers are all types of connective tissues.

    Collagen - responsible in giving the skin its strength

    Proteins - (glycosaminoglycans) gives the skin its normal shape or fullness

    Elastin fibers - promotes skin elasticity

  • Subcutaneous tissue - is the bottom layer of the skin which is comprised of fat tissues. This layer of the skin maintains proper insulation to the body therefore making the skin look full.
Note: the joint which exists between the epidermal and the dermal layers is considered to be an important part of the skin's structure. The two layers are interconnected by rete ridges (the network of intersecting projections between the epidermis and the dermis). The epidermis layer of the skin receives its nutrients from the dermis. These rete ridges promote enlargement of the surface area of the epidermis which is subject to the blood vessels and the necessary nutrients.

During younger years, elastin fibers make the skin stretch and hold moisture while the collagen gives the skin maximum strength. The combination of these two keeps the skin looking young and feeling healthy.

As we age, the body can no longer produce much collagen and elastin. Without enough collagen and elastin fibers, the skin gets thinner therefore making it impossible for the skin to restore enough moisture to keep the epidermis healthy. The subcutaneous layer of the skin which gives the skin its shape and fullness start to disappear hence the uppermost layer (epidermis) begins to sad. This is when wrinkles are formed.

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