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Nail Polish, Artificial Nails & Nail Fungus

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 20092 Commented
    Categorized Under: nail fungus

    Nail Polish

    Nail Polish

    Nail polish is a nail varnish or lacquer applied to toenails or fingernails. Nail polish can really adorn nails beautifully. But it is used not only for appearance but also as nail protection. Nail polish is worn by both men and women. How many times have you seen male rock musicians adorn themselves with varying colors of nail polish as a fashion statement. Nail polish has a long history and the product itself has gone through several evolutions to what it is today.

    Another widely used product is artificial nails. Women use these widely and some men swear by them when playing the guitar because it helps them to pick the strings more cleanly to produce a more articulate sound without having to grow out and constantly manicure natural nails.

    Unfortunately some people use nail polish and artificial nails to cover up nail fungus. Are you one of them? A natural remedy applied right away is the most effective solution when nail fungus presents itself. Waiting any longer for the infection to go deeper will be harder to treat. And although it may look nice on the surface, guaranteed what lies beneath the surface is a bed of bacteria rapidly spreading. Wearing dark color nail polish will not stop the bacteria and eventually not even the nail polish will conceal it.

    Artificial nails can become loosened. When this happens, they can trap moisture between the stick on, press-on or artificial nail and your own natural nail. The moisture collects in the pockets created once the adhesive holding the artificial nail to your own gets weaker and loosens. Bacteria can only thrive in warn, dark and damp environments and they are small enough to make that tiny space a home for breeding.

    Nail fungus can present itself on toenails or fingernails as thickened, discolored or ragged and brittle looking. It can take months for new healthy nails to grow after treatment. There are natural products that address this problem without running the risk of developing other side effects and they also prevent recurrences. So by all means sport those exotic nail polish colors and wear artificial nails responsibly and always keep some natural antifungal available just in case.

    Keeping Acne at Bay

      Wednesday, November 25th, 2009No Commented
      Categorized Under: Skin Health

      Acne

      Acne

      Some of us are still struggling with acne even in adulthood, years after its initial onset. We’re embarrassed by it and, if it’s not too much trouble, we’d just like it to go away. Many of us have felt that way and though some of us have managed to conquer acne many are still contending with it. They are many treatments available but natural acne treatments are always recommended because of their low to zero risk of side effects.

      Some of us who never had acne may still develop it. It does happen. They just call it “adult” acne. Adult acne can be brought on by stress, low quality cosmetics, hormone changes or even birth control pills. Stress can cause your oil glands to overproduce. Inferior quality cosmetics can lead to pores that get laden with bacteria. Hormones cause the oil secreting gland (sebaceous glands) to overcompensate leading to breakouts which can happen when using birth control pills.

      Regardless of the type, it can be depressing and even cause low self-esteem because of either our own perceptions of beauty or someone else’s we are trying to live up to. We always want to make some kind of pleasing impression and it’s hard to do that when your face is riddled with acne scars and you’re forced to find ways to hide the scars or even worse shy away from people to avoid being seen.

      A dermatologist can prescribe a pill to get rid of the acne but it often comes with extreme side effects. In addition, if you’re on a budget, a dermatologist may not be the most economical way to manage the problem. Take the time to compare some all-natural acne remedies so you can address the problem effectively without creating a new one. Proper diet, exercise and cleanliness can’t be stressed enough. You still need to do all the things necessary for the fostering of healthy skin. It won’t happen overnight but acne can be treated effectively without a prescription or other chemicals that can harm your body in other ways.

      Destroying the Urge to Smoke

        Wednesday, November 11th, 2009No Commented
        Categorized Under: smoking

        Quit Smoking

        Quit Smoking

        How many of us have a smoker in the family or work with someone who smokes. Perhaps that person is you. Everyone knows that they should stop smoking but how many actually do it. There are a number of natural methods that address the symptoms or “urge” to smoke. If one really want to stop smoking perhaps the place to start is get some assistance in fighting the urge for the cigarette.

        Some people stop (or refuse) to smoke for religious reasons because they see their body as a “temple”. Others have been shocked into quitting by certain graphic advertisements that air on television or the internet. Do you recall the commercial where the woman displays her lost fingers as the gruesome side affect of her smoking habit? You‘ve probably seen her face on the billboards on the sides of buses. Or what about the man who now speaks through an electronic voice device while disinfecting the hole in his throat as part of his routine. And who can forget the anti-smoking “truth” campaigns during television commercial breaks designed to appeal to your logic and reason.

        Despite all this, some of us still want to light up. So clearly, ignorance is not the problem. Nicotine is an addictive drug and in today’s world filled with all kinds of stresses, people turn to a casual smoke for relief. What starts out as an occasional cigarette becomes a pack a day or more habit.

        Let’s not sugar coat it. Regular smoking of cigarettes will kill you. That being said, let’s be more constructive here. The first question that must be honestly answered is whether or not the individual really wants to quit. If the individual has no desire to stop, despite knowing what smoking causes, then they have knowingly accepted their possible death from lung cancer or some other related condition brought on by the habit. This is not negativity, just realism. And unlike some other addictive substances, smoking does show signs of physical deterioration so the effect is not hard to miss.

        The “urge” that smokers feel is a chemical dependency to nicotine, to be precise. There are a number of anti-smoking products that address the chemical dependency naturally which is the safest course to take. After all, why would you want to exchange one chemical addiction for another?