Stretch marks are scars caused by tearing in the middle layer of the skin. Due to the rapid growth during puberty or pregnancy or sudden weight gain, the skin is overstretched and torn, triggering the appearance of stretch marks. Stretch marks can appear on the tummy, breasts, upper arms, thighs, buttocks and hips.
Milia (milk spots) are small cysts that usually appear in cluster on the skin around the eyes and on the cheeks. Milia form when the dead skin cells or keratin get trapped under your skin. Silicone and its derivatives such as dimethicone, cyclomethicone and cyclopentasiloxane trigger the development of milia.
Cacay oil contains 50% more vitamin E than argan oil and triple amount of pro-vitamin A (carotene) than rosehip oil. With up to 85% linoleic acid content, it is the best source of omega 6 fatty acid. A study showed that cacay oil reduces wrinkles by 45% and improves skin hydration, firmness, smoothness and elasticity.
Around 75% of covid-19 deaths are among people with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Covid-19 vaccine is not yet widely available and hardly any of them had been through rigorous testing. No particular medication works against coronavirus. We have to rely on our own immune system to survive covid-19.
In 2019, there were about 463 million people living with diabetes and this number is predicted to rise to 700 million by 2045. Up to 4.2 million people die from diabetes every year. It is the biggest health issue of the twenty-first century. The recent study in the UK showed that a third (33.2%) of covid-19 deaths were among diabetics.
Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant, capable of inhibiting the free radical generation in the skin. A recent study by Medical University of Łódź in Poland suggested that ferulic acid accelerates skin renewal and protects the collagen, elastin, fibroblasts and other skin's components from degradation.
Cold temperatures dry out your skin and make it looks undernourished. Your skin needs few layers of skincare products to stay soft, supple and radiant throughout the winter. Skincare product layering strengthens the skin's defense against harsh, cold temperatures and protects your skin from premature ageing.
The long exposure to estrogen is believed to increase the risk of various cancers. Women who experienced menopause after the age of 55 or began menstruating before the age of 12 are at a higher risk of having ovarian, breast and uterine cancer. Studies showed that resveratrol reduces the risk of cancer in post-menopausal women.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Every year, 18 million people die from heart disease. Studies involving 2,509 women age 45 to 84 years from different ethnicities (White, Chinese, Black and Hispanic) showed that women who reached menopause before the age of 46 have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia.
Several studies involving 36,990 men showed that men with baldness on the top of the head have a 48% higher risk of heart disease. A moderate vertex baldness was associated with a 36% increased risk of heart disease while men with mild vertex baldness have a 18% higher risk of suffering from heart disease.
High Blood Sugar Levels trigger inflammation. Chronic inflammation is an autoimmune condition, the same type of condition that triggers alopecia areata. People who suffer from type 1 diabetes are at higher risk of suffering from alopecia areata, a hair loss condition characterised by smooth bald patches on the scalp.
A 20-year study in France involving 3,200 all-healthy participants age 32 to 62, showed that wrinkles on the forehead signalled a higher risk of fatal heart disease. People who have moderate and deep wrinkles on their forehead were 10 times likely to die from heart disease compared to those who have less or no wrinkle.
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