What Are the Functions of High Frequency Skin Care Equipment?

Despite their design differences, the underlying functions of high frequency skin care machines are the same. These machines have a high rate of oscillation and produce heat. High frequency skin care machines minimize enlarged pores, treat acne and reduce fine facial lines. They also decongest puffy eyes, prevent the formation of dark eye circles, and rejuvenate the scalp.

Overall benefits

  • High frequency machines offer a safe and mild means to achieve skin rejuvenation. They include a glass electrode, which emits a subtle glow that causes a therapeutic tingling sensation on the skin surface. The machines produce high-frequency electrical currents and infrared light. These improve blood circulation and infuse the skin with ozone molecules, destroying bacteria and promoting lymphatic drainage. High-frequency machines increase the elastin and collagen production of the skin and assist to exfoliate dead skin cells. They also produce skin and muscle toning. Through the mild tissue warming effect and increased circulation in the upper layers of skin, underlying blood vessels begin to contract and force out toxins in the process. Increased blood circulation allows for cell renewal, while the elevated levels of collagen improve skin texture. Another function of high-frequency current application is the antibacterial function it performs. These machines produce mild heat and ozone that leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated and looking and feeling firmer and softer.

Acne

  • The application of high-frequency electrical current destroys acne-causing bacteria strains and removes toxins from the skin surface. Skin that has undergone high-frequency treatment is also more receptive to topical acne treatments.

Enlarged Pores

  • By controlling excess sebum production and making for a softer skin tone, high-frequency skin treatment reduces enlarged pores. The ozone produced by these machines works its way to the pore to oxidize any accumulated debris, thereby allowing the pore to revert to its original shape.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • A main function of high-frequency skin care equipment is to increase blood circulation and give the skin-enriched oxygen in the form of ozone. The result of ozone application and increased circulation, makes for toned and nourished skin, which renews skin cells and diminishes the appearance of lines.

Puffy Eyes and Dark Eye Circles

  • The pulsating action of high-frequency skin care machines assists in lymphatic drainage and removes excess fluid, both of which reduce congested and puffy eyes. These machines increase blood circulation and make the skin more receptive to the benefits of topically applied creams and lotions.

Is Your Diet Aging You?

Simple strategies to keep you young, inside and out.

Did you look in the mirror this morning and think, “Wow, I look great!”? Or did you think, “When did I get so old?”

If it was the latter, you might want to take a look at your refrigerator, kitchen cupboard, and dinner table for one of the culprits.

burger and fries meal

Aging happens to all of us, of course. And there’s no way to put the brakes on it, no matter what the latest “nutraceuticals” may claim. But an unhealthy diet can send your aging process into overdrive and leave you looking years older than you really are. And, it probably isn’t doing the inside of your body any favors, either.

Quality Counts

Timothy Harlan, assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, a former restaurateur known as “Dr. Gourmet,” and author of Just Tell Me What to Eat!, says, “There’s an incredible amount of evidence that says that eating junk puts your body into an inflammatory state. Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation — and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state.” Harlan asks: “Can you look older because you’re eating crap?” And he answers: “Absolutely.”

For example, too much sugar and processed carbohydrates in the diet can lead to the production of what are called AGEs — advanced glycation end products. “These are associated with a number of diseases, like heart disease and diabetes,” says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a nutrition policy consultant for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. What’s more, she says, “they also damage the collagen and fibers of your skin.”

But it’s not just your looks that are on the line. Eating more than you should of foods that ramp up inflammation — or that clog your arteries or pack on extra pounds — can be bad news, from head to toe.

Foods to Limit

  1. Potato chips and French fries. Anything that’s deep-fried in oil is laden with trans fats, which contribute to inflammation throughout your body. According to the American Heart Association, you should keep trans fats to less than 1% of your daily diet.
  2. Doughnuts and sugary pastries. These pack a multiple whammy. Often they’re high in trans fats and, of course, they’re packed with sugar, which is also linked to inflammation. And they produce those wrinkle-generating AGEs Giancoli talks about.
  3. Hot dogs, bacon, and pepperoni — any processed meats. Sad to say, the meats on your favorite home-delivery pizza and ballpark dogs aren’t doing you any favors. They’re high in saturated fats and also contain nitrates, both of which contribute to the inflammatory process.
  4. Less-than-lean red meats. The key with meat is to keep it lean to minimize saturated fats, which are big producers of inflammation and no friend of your arteries. The USDA’s 2010 dietary guidelines recommend eating a variety of protein foods, including lean meats. The American Heart Association suggests that you keep saturated fats from all sources (not just red meat) to less than 7% of your daily calorie intake.
  5. Alcohol. This is a tough one: Some alcohol may be good for you, but too much can absolutely age you prematurely. “Research says there’s a sweet spot for alcohol,” Harlan says. That’s one drink per day for women (such as a 5-ounce glass of wine or 12-ounce glass of beer) and two for men. If you drink, on average, one or two alcoholic drinks per day, that may be good for your heart. More than that and you may be revving the aging process and its associated diseases such as liver disease and certain cancers. If you don’t drink, health experts don’t advise you to start. And if you do drink, talk to your doctor to make sure your drinking is in line with your particular health concerns.

More importantly, Harlan says, eating a diet rich in high-quality foods can reduce inflammation and help keep you looking your best. “It’s very clear that following a Mediterranean-style diet reduces the risk of a number of illnesses associated with aging, like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.”

Foods to Favor

Harlan and Giancoli are both reluctant to pick out a list of “superfoods” that help to keep you looking young and healthy.

“There are people who have these theories that foods that are very high in antioxidants somehow slow the aging process. And there is some scant evidence of that in animal models,” Harlan says. “But don’t just pick out a few foods and focus on them. The minute you start talking about individual foods, people lose sight of the big picture.”

So stay away from fad diets that are all about salmon and acai berries, he says. “I want you to eat lots of broccoli and sweet potatoes and salmon and chickpeas and good-quality chicken. Eat a healthy variety of foods and that will keep you looking your best.”

That’s not just one opinion. In general, many sources are now saying that a traditional Mediterranean style diet — rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean protein — is your best option for overall health.

Another important factor, Giancoli adds, is eating wholefoods, closest to their natural state as possible. “Don’t just eat plants; eat them pretty close to how they were when they came out of the ground or off the tree,” she says.

So instead of “superfoods,” here’s a list of five foods that are key elements of the Mediterranean diet and are examples of the kinds of foods you need to be getting more of.

  1. Romaine lettuce. Plain old Romaine salad is high in vitamins A and C, antioxidant vitamins that help battle inflammation. Other dark leafy greens that should be on your list include broccoli, spinach, arugula, watercress, escarole, and endive.
  2. Tomatoes. Along with watermelon, grapefruit, guavas, asparagus, and red cabbage, tomatoes are particularly high in the antioxidant lycopene.
  3. Salmon. As with other marine fish such as tuna and herring, salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation.
  4. Lentils. Beans are one of Harlan’s favorite sources of protein and are loaded with fiber and antioxidant vitamins. Try black beans, split peas, limas, pintos, and even fat-free refried beans. “Your skin is essentially made of protein, so if you don’t get enough healthy protein in your diet, your skin will reflect that,” Giancoli says. “Along with fish, beans are a great way to get it.”
  5. Oatmeal. Studies have found that whole grains such as oatmeal, whole wheat breads and pastas, brown rice, couscous, and quinoa help to reduce inflammation. “These also have B vitamins in them, like thiamine and riboflavin, which are important for skin as well,” Giancoli says. “Deficiencies in them cause rashes and scaly skin appearance.”

And you have to keep eating healthy to stay looking good. “Skin sloughs off all the time, so you need regular incoming doses of vitamins, nutrients, plant chemicals that we call phytonutrients, healthy fats, and proteins,” Giancoli says. “If you’re not getting enough of the good stuff on a regular basis, you won’t be able to produce healthy new skin cells in the way that you should.”

If you eat a diet like this, will you look better in the mirror? “That depends,” Harlan says. “I looked pretty ugly in the mirror before! But if you eat healthy, you are absolutely going to look better.”

read more:http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/is-your-diet-aging-you?page=3

Skincare tips to get a beautiful complexion

Radiant and flawless skin is what every woman wants. And here are some new skincare tips to get a beautiful complexion.

It’s known that drinking eight glasses of water a day, using SPF, and having a solid cleansing routine are essential, but the Association of Professional Hair and Makeup Artists reveals their top five tips for radiant skin, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Here are five tips that you may not have known about:

1) Flip your pillow case: When you sleep, you drool, perspire and sometimes sweat. This goes directly onto your pillow case and sheets, so it’s a must to keep your pillow clean.

To keep it clean, every two weeks you should vacuum it with a turbo brush. Then wash it on hot (or follow care instructions), shake the pillow out and let dry naturally in sunlight. This regular cleaning will help reduce the bacteria, and nasties in the pillow.

During the week, between washing the sheets, turn your pillowcase inside out and upside down, so that you are getting the side that your face hasn’t been touching. You will be able to notice that this makes a difference in getting clearer skin.

2) Steam up your shower: Going to the spa for a facial is one of the best things you can do for your skin. No matter what type of skin you have, steam is one of the spa’s secret tricks while giving you a facial. It opens your pores, and the gentle heat brings blood to the surface of your skin, which helps it naturally repair itself.

When you’re going to take a shower, turn the temperature hotter than normal, and shut the door for a few minutes. This allows the steam to build up. Once it has a good amount of steam, you have created your own steam room. Take your shower as normal, and over time, your skin will start glowing like never before.

3) Wash your face for longer: You know you should brush your teeth for two minutes, so give the same kind of attention to your skin. When you wash your face, do it for at least two minutes. This allows the cleanser to really do its job, and get into your pores.

4) Don’t touch your face: You touch your face more than you know. The National Health Institute of Bethesda found that people touched common objects an average of 3.3 times per hour and their faces 3.6 times per hour. If you get bacteria on your hands and then touch your face… the bacteria is now on your face. And bacteria cause imperfections.

Touching your face is a harder thing to stop doing than you think, as it happens naturally. How often do you move your hair out of your face? How often do your rub your eyes, or hold your hand up to your face when you sneeze? But the pro tip here is to make a concerted effort to not touch your face and use anti-bacterial gel or wipes to kill all the nasties.

5) Keep your hair clean, and out of your face: Your hair, especially if you have fringe, can lead to spots. The natural oils in your hair can build up and then transfer onto your face. If you use products on your hair, this can also lead to imperfections.

You’re not going to change your hairstyle or stop using products. So the solution is two-fold. First, when you’re at home, push your hair behind your ears, get your fringe off your forehead, and ponytails are your new best friend.

The second is to use products on your hair that will be better for your skin, especially like organic, natural products, as these tend to be gentler on your skin.

read more:http://goodtimes.ndtv.com/News_Details.aspx?SubcatDetails=Features,932

Golden Pulse Skin Care Facial Slimming Roller

Golden Pulse Skin Care Facial Slimming Roller

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