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How To Care For Combination Skin

Skin types vary so as the type of treatment tailored to meet their needs. Some have normal, oily or dry skin and each remains the same even if temperature changes. For some, cold, frigid weather could turn an oily face dry in minutes. This is because cold air does not carry enough moisture to moisten dry surfaces, especially the skin, and eventually makes the skin less damp and more prone to scaling.
There are many skin regimens to preventing double whammy situation to set in. More often than not, our daily skin treatment and cleaning behavior influences the way our skin maintains moisture and inhibit dry skin symptoms. Moisture is the key to a wonderful, healthy-looking skin.
Given the fact that people with combination skin possess dry and oily skin scattered in different areas of the face (in most circumstances), each skin type should be treated as it is: dry skin treated with ointments and medication for dry skin and oil removal creams for oily skin types. Areas of the skin that …

Causes of Dry Skin

Skin can become dry for many reasons, but more often than not it is a combination of reasons. In this article we are going to look at the many dry skin causes which will hopefully help you to look after your skin better and be more in the know about general skin care.
Dry skin causes can be:
- Cold, wind, rain and low humidity. Environmental factors such as these cannot really be avoided, but there is one way which can really help keep your skin from drying so much. People are seldom aware how much central heating within their homes can dry their skin. Air humidifiers within the home during the winter months of central heating usage help to stop this from happening so much.
- Exposure to the sun: Exposure to the sun is another cause of dry skin. It is highly important to use a very high factor sun cream to prevent skin from burning and becoming dry.
- Excessive / Bad washing and skincare practices. When a person sees they have dry skin, their first thought can often be to apply wate…

Training Aid Advice For The Golfer

Every golfer wants to improve their golf swing. Training aid information is overwhelming and sometimes unreliable. How can you cut through all the BS and find out how legitimate a golf training aid for your swing really is?
Up until would go on what you see on the television; what your golfing buddies recommend; or maybe even your local teaching pro. But how do you know if a particular training aid will really help your game? Do you spend hundreds of dollars a year on the next golf gadget, or do you do some homework to find out how effective it would be?
Specific To Your Swing Fault
One thing you need to take into consideration is your specific swing fault. By knowing your swing fault, you can eliminate certain golf swing aids that will obviously not help. For example, if you are a slicer of the golf ball, you wouldn't get a training aid that addresses hooking the ball. This is an obvious comparison, but one that you should take into consideration when choosing a golf …

Fix Your Golf Slice With Training Aids

There are dozens of training aids that promise to fix your golf slice, but many don't help you accomplish this. How frustrating to get a certain product in hopes it will help...and it doesn't?
I hear the above story daily. Actually several times a day! It's amazing to me how much money is spent on hyped-up training aids that never solve the problem they promise to solve. These golf equipment companies are becoming master marketers.
They have learned through trial-and-error every hot button a golfer has, and they can push it whenever they come out with a new product. They get you emotional, and you make that impulse buy.
Don't get me wrong! There are many effective training aids out there, and several that actually do fix your golf slice. But the number of good ones is a fraction of the sum total.
Since over 80% of all amateurs slice the golf ball, slice products are a popular sector in the golf product development area. Golf innovators are dying to come o…

Symptoms of Psoriasis Skin Disease

If you have patches of raised red skin covered by flaky white bumps or buildup, you might have psoriasis. This is a very common skin disease that is related to your immune system. It ranges from mild to severe and is not contagious. You will probably see psoriasis occurring mostly on knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet and on the back. Many people that have psoriasis also suffer from arthritis.
You may or may not experience itching and/or burning if you have psoriasis. Your skin may also look like it has been burned or it may have a very bumpy, almost acne-like texture to it. Researchers believe that psoriasis is caused by the growth cycle of skin cells speeding up, which causes immune systems to send faulty signals.
Genetics also might play a part in psoriasis but that is not the case for everyone. It doesn't have to be in your genes for you to have psoriasis, in fact, other factors might trigger the skin disease to appear. Stress is a very likely cause of psoriasis as well as inju…

Helping Your Children Conquer Their Fear Of Death

Most children live in an idyllic world of Saturday cartoons and the loving care of their parents. Unfortunately, there comes a time when a child will experience death for the first time and it becomes the responsibility of parents to educate their young children on the subject of death and dying. Most children do experience death in one form or another during their childhood, be it losing a pet or something else... it's at one of these times that you'll probably wind up having to explain death to your child... while this is never the following tips will help:
1. Tailored For Children
Death is, by all rights, a depressing subject but you don't have to lie or sugar-coat the subject either. Chances are, your children have already had some account with death, perhaps by stepping on a bug or from the media. Most children, however, have never seen a real dead body or have had a lengthy discussion with their parents about what, if anything, happens after we die. Just try to keep …

True Facts On Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease

Arteriosclerotic heart disease is related to coronary artery disease which is the narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
Arteriosclerotic heart Disease is synonymous to coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease, or coronary artery disease, is the narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. This condition results from the accumulation of fatty substance and plaque. As the coronary arteries narrow, the flow of blood to your heart slows down or stops resulting in chest pain, or angina, shortness of breath, or heart attack.
BOTH are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both women and men alike. There are many factors which can increase the risk of arterisclerotic heart disease and some of the risks are based on family history and others are preventable. The major risk factor of heart disease may include diabetes, physical inactivity, menopause in women, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure, infe…

Smoking Is The Cause Of Coronary Heart Disease

The heart disease caused by smoking is coronary heart disease.
Heart disease is one of the most touched health-related topics at the present time. It is just right! If we take a look at the kind of lifestyle we have today, it is not impossible that we develop certain illnesses like the deadly disease. Although it is apparent that a lot of people are becoming more and more health conscious, but still there are those who aren't.
There are several types of such disease, but the major ones are the atherosclerosis, coronary, rheumatic, congenital, myocarditis, angina, and arrythmia heart disease. Although heart disease can be deadly, it is also preventable. The most basic and simple ways to prevention is to exercise regularly, eat heart-healthy diet, maintain healthy weight, avoid smoking, and have regular health screenings. It is never too late for anybody to change lifestyles and practice healthy habits for the betterment ones welfare.
A heart disease is caused by many factors an…

About Congestive Heart Disease

Known by many as congestive heart failure or CHF, it is a serious health condition that affects people of every gender and race. It is deemed by many as one of the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States and most of its victims are people above the age of 65. And, unlike the other types of heart disease that are becoming less common, the congestive heart disease is continually growing in a number of rates.
Such disease occurs when the heart losses its capability to pump blood properly. It is subsequently coupled with the accumulation of fluid in the heart and other organs of the body, particularly the lungs.
There are two main processes in the heart that contribute to the development of the disease. In one hand, the disease may appear as a result of an improper contraction of the heart, also known as pump failure. On the other hand, this illness may be due to the heart not relaxing completely. There are also some instances that the heart failure may be caused by a com…

Excess Body Fat Helps in Heart Failure Recovery

We have all known for a fact, and for some time now that obesity is one of the risk factors for developing heart disease and heart failure. We have also in the last few decades been very upbeat, to say the least, in encouraging weight loss.
Particularly, BMI or Body Mass Index has been used to show increasing risk for heart condition as it increases. BMI is a number that indicates the extent of body fat in an individual. A higher BMI has often, if not always, been associated with adverse outcome; until now.
Evidently, the excess body fat may cause heart failure, but it also helps one recover better. There are indications that the obese fare better after heart failure compared to their healthy counterparts. This is according to a study by Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles U.S.A and colleagues. This study has been backed up by another led by Dr. Jeptha P. Curtis of Department of Medicine section of cardiovascular m…

Conditions That Contribute To The Development Of Congenital Heart Disease

The term "congenital" means inborn or present at birth. So it's understandable that congenital heart disease is a health problem that is present since birth. You may often hear the terms congenital heart defect or congenital cardiovascular disease, but all means the same : a serious health problem that affects thousands of newborns worldwide.
Such disease is said to be present in about one percent of the total live births. It is manifested by a structural defect in the heart and happens when the heart does not develop normally prior to birth. The defects may occur in the heart walls, valves, veins and arteries near the organ. It becomes severe when it starts to disrupt or block the normal flow of the blood and oxygen to the heart, causing the heart to weaken and the heart muscles to die with lack of oxygen.
Doctors found no concrete evidence to show the real cause of congenital heart disease. However, there are certain conditions that may contribute to the development.…

What Are The Benefits Of Fitness Training On Your Heart?

When it comes to your heart and fitness training, the two are definitely linked. There are many benefits that can be had from fitness training, not the least of all to your heart. Whether or not you have heart problems, your heart and fitness training go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle. This is because both your body and your heart will be doing a lot better if you get into regular fitness training routine.
The main thing that is affected with your heart and fitness training is the blood flow. The blood flow will be a lot better if you workout on a regular basis. This is because moving around and getting your blood moving increase circulation. Improved circulation can help with a variety of health problems. Not only that, but it can actually help avoid a lot of health problems before they even start. Besides helping with a variety of health problems, improved circulation can help raise your metabolism. Which in turn can help you lose weight even quicker.
Another benefit to yo…

Natural Heart Health Helps You Keep A Regular Heart Beat

Obesity is a common problem that causes heart attacks or heart problems. Yet is it not the only one. What makes obesity so life threatening is that the fat goes in and blocks the arteries, which are important for keeping the blood flowing to your heart.
This limitation of blood often causes the heart to pump harder as it goes in a state of panic; and that is briefly is what causes a heat attack.
Natural heart health is about ensuring that your heart is well taken care of. It also entails taking care of your heart's valves, so that it can function at its best.
Another important part of natural heart health is being aware of the types of foods that will promote better heart health. You have to remember that your heart is the main organ which helps supply oxygenated blood to your body. And if it is not healthy and cannot function as nature intended, it will have a serious effect on your entire body.
In the natural heart health department, you will find many forms on natural heart h…

How To Recognize Anxiety Attack Symptoms

It's a scary thing, suffering an anxiety attack yet wondering whether the attack is actually heart related. In reality, it is but not in the sense of a true heart attack. There's no question however, doing nothing about it is not the right attitude to adopt.
That moment when you know or feel like something is not right; you're short of breath and you heart is pounding at a million beats per minute. Is this the end? Well, it's more than likely you have just experienced an anxiety attack.
Anxiety Attack Symptoms
There are several symptoms related to anxiety. One of them is the pounding heart and can occur whether it is just a mild attack or a severe one. The reaction is to clutch the chest just as a heart attack victim would. It's a particularly scary time for people at middle age given they are heading into a time of life when health becomes a concern. In the United States, the number of patients who check into hospitals fearing a heart attack only to find tests rev…

Heart Disease and Women

Many women think that they will not have a heart disease but really it is the main killer of women today. They don't think that it will happen to them but with some of the activities that women do in today's world they may actually be setting themselves up for heart disease. Plus they also have to take in consideration of their family history that does play a role as well on if they are going to have a heart disease later in life. Really they do have to start thinking about heart disease at early stages of their life. It can really start to show up in their early twenties.
When it comes down to what you eat and how you exercise. Just how fit is the women today? Really with all the fast food chains, out there we are all not as healthy as we could be.
In addition, with the hustle and bustle in what a typical person goes though in a day there is a good reason that we are not as fit as we could be. Not many women take the time to have their heart checked out because most feel th…