Showing posts with label skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin. Show all posts

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Austrian scientists for the first time, the world has grown from stem cells in the human brain is small. The results of the research are published in the journal Nature.

To grow a brain, biologists took skin cells healthy person and reprogrammed them into stem cells (iPSC, induced pluripotent stem cells), which can develop into any type of tissue. The thus obtained stem cells are first grown in a special gel substrate, the structure resembling the connective tissue of the human body, and then placed in a tray.

After a while of stem cells grown some structures resembling embryonic brain during the ninth week of development. The diameter of each reached 3-4 mm.

Under the microscope, the scientists were able to examine the interacting region of the brain. In the mini-brain was detected even bark. "The overall structure of the grown samples differed," - said Noblich. This is due to the fact that in normal fetal brain maturation run molecule growth factors produced elsewhere in the body. Furthermore, due to the small diameter body tissues blood vessels absent.

Achieving Austrian biologists will allow scientists to find out the reasons of diseases characterized by impaired development of the brain, such as microcephaly. In this disease suffer skull size (and hence the brain) is less than normal for a healthy development of other parts of the body. Microcephaly is always accompanied by mental deficiency. To study the occurrence of the disease in rodents is not feasible due to species differences in the structure of the brain.

Earlier, another group of scientists has managed to grow from stem cells of the human eye, mouse heart and even teeth.

Monday, June 24, 2013

As the reality stars and celebrities are constantly going under the knife, cosmetic surgery seems almost like a norm nowadays. This trend doesn't just apply to female stars and celebrities, men are also getting tucked and nipped with increasing regularity.

So guys want to know about those top five cosmetic surgery procedures, what are you gaining for your dollars and what are the post-surgical instructions?

Rhinoplasty: Also called as nose job and lists top among the popular surgeries for men. During the surgery, nose skin is separated from cartilage and bone, which is then broken and reset to the desired shape. After that the prior skin is re-draped.

Nose surgery can make your nose smaller or larger and can adjust the shape of the tip, nostrils or bridge. It can also correct injuries, crookedness as well as any breathing problems caused from improper structuring of the nose. The ultimate result of rhinoplasty can boost your confidence and also improve proportions and balance of your face.

After the surgery, you may notice some bruising and swelling, but should subside around the third day. It will take a month for full recovery from the surgery.

Liposuction: Also called as lipoplasty that reshapes the male body by permanently removing the fat deposits. Men who have lost their weight through exercise and diet, but still have areas where fat seems very difficult to reduce, liposuction could be the answer.

Apart from reducing the body fat, with this new-look it will also boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Some men may have excessive fluid loss while removing large areas of fat. Sometimes there is a possibility for fat clots travel into your lungs.

Eyelid surgery: Also called as blepharoplasty used to restore the skin around the eyes to give youthful and natural look and also reduce the aging signs. Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can make a man to appear tired and older than they are. During certain instances, eyelid surgery can even be used to correct the impaired vision from sagging lids.

Following the surgery, some men may notice swelling, bruising, dry eyes and even sensitivity to light.

Face/Neck lift surgery: These cosmetic surgery procedures help to reduce the facial and neck wrinkles, thereby rejuvenating your skin and restoring a youthful appearance. Facelift surgery can provide you fresh and taint skin making you appear decades younger.

Following the surgery, you may notice swelling, bruising, tightness and numbness, but usually there is little pain and minor discomfort.

Ear correction: Also called as Otoplasty used to alter the position, shape and size of the ears. Men who are most bothered about the ears that are far from the head can consider this cosmetic surgery. Even the surgery can correct the misshaped ears due to injury or birth defect.

Following the surgery, you may notice scarring, asymmetry in the ears, change in skin sensation and overcorrection. Also there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and reaction to anesthesia.

Victoria Armstrong, Author of this article writes for Mens Health blog provides you an exclusive information on men's health fitness, health, relationships, nutrition, weight loss and muscle building. You can also find information on various men's health topics like prostate cancer, men's sexual health, etc..

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

If moles are not located in the most inconvenient places and do not spoil our appearance, most of us do not pay attention to them. And for good reason! Birthmark - this area of ​​the skin where there is a breach of the exchange and synthesis of melanin. Most often, a mole is a smooth dark spot on the skin, but in some cases it may be slightly raised above the surface of the skin, but still be covered with sparse hairs.

Be attentive to the condition of moles: using sponges or scrubs try not to touch them, and leaving in the sun, this lubricate the skin sunscreen. Otherwise, a mole may be a dull place of formation of malignant tumors - melanoma. This new growth is accompanied by the rapid emergence of metastases.

Your body is a lot of moles, and you're worried about? The best way of precaution would be to remove them, but, of course, not at home - it can only lead to a deterioration. Consult a physician. Currently, there are several ways to remove moles: surgical excision, electrocautery, laser-assisted and by freezing with liquid nitrogen (not to the same leaving visible traces on the skin).

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer is here and you're showing more of yourself to the world. The hot sun and salt water can be rough on your skin. If you want to be a natural summer beauty, try these beauty tips. Not only will you have radiant skin, you'll look better than you have in years.

1. Eyebrow Threading

Eyebrow threading is one of those beauty tips you may have never heard of. If you've been pulling, yanking, waxing, and tweezing your eyebrow, chin, and lip hair, there's a much better way. Eyebrow threading is much safer for your skin than waxing. Commercial wax contains resins, fragrances, dyes, and parabens that could do serious damage to your health.

Threading uses 100% cotton thread to quickly and efficiently remove hair from the root. It's a great choice for sensitive skin and it lasts much longer than other hair-removal methods. Eyebrow threading gives an attractive shape to your brows waxing and tweezing just can't provide.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is for more than just salad. You can also use it to improve the look and feel of your summer skin. Pour raw organic apple cider vinegar on a clean cotton ball and apply it to acne-prone areas. After a shower or workout is the best time to use this inexpensive natural beauty treatment. You can also use apple cider vinegar to soothe the sting of sunburn.

3. Baking Soda

That dusty box of baking soda in your bathroom has many beauty uses. Add some to your toothpaste to whiten your teeth for a sparkling smile. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water to gently scrub and exfoliate your skin. Dab a bit of baking soda paste onto a bug bite and ease the sting and inflammation instantly.

You can also rinse your hair with a combination of baking soda and water to clean excess dirt and oil from your hair and leave it feeling silky and smooth. Just combine 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water and put into a squeeze bottle. Step into the shower and mix the combination into your hair. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

4. Chamomile Tea

Want to lighten your hair without harsh and dangerous dyes? Try chamomile tea. Bring a pot to boil, remove from heat, and place 4 teabags in to steep. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Pour it into a spray bottle, get into the shower, and saturate your hair. Cover with a cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse. You'll have beautiful, beachy hair all summer long!

5. Sunlight

Sunlight as a natural beauty supply? Sure. Many people completely avoid the sun because they're afraid it will cause skin cancer. The truth is moderate exposure to sunlight can actually help prevent skin cancer. Fifteen to twenty minutes of unprotected sun exposure helps your body manufacture necessary vitamin D. It also gives you a natural and beautiful summer glow.

Many store-bought sunscreens contain parabens and retinyl palmitate that have been linked to the development of cancer. If you're going to be out for longer than thirty minutes, opt for natural, organic sunblock with zinc or titanium dioxide. These compounds sit on your skin instead of absorbing into it.

You don't have to spend a fortune to look good in the summer. These beauty tips will not only save your wallet, they'll improve your health too!

What about you? What are your favorite summer beauty tips?

Guest Post by: Jaime A. Heidel is a professional freelance writer with a passion for natural health. Connect with her for natural health tips on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, April 26, 2013

A change in weather can wreak havoc on your skin, especially upon arrival of a new season. It is therefore advisable that you reassess your skincare regime by incorporating new products and tactics to help you skin deal accordingly with the shift in climate. Some of the aggressors associated with spring include exposure to sun rays and practice of inappropriate beauty tricks. Generally, the main focus of an ultimate spring skin regime is to repair and prevent signs of premature aging for a healthier-looking skin. The following are some of the things you should practice to achieve a good spring skincare regime.

Switch to a light moisturizer
Spring is usually characterized by a slight increase in temperature which makes your skin become oilier. Switching to a light moisturizer will help maintain your skin at its perfect health by keeping it hydrated without producing excess natural oils. Production of excess natural oils can make your skin shine excessively and therefore a light weight is the most appropriate skincare product you shouldn't miss. A lightweight moisturizer is not only suitable for spring skincare, but also it works best for an oily skin year round.

Focus on cleansing
Investing in the best skin cleanser regime can help reveal brighter, clearer and glowing skin. To clean deep into your skin pores, you are advised to spend at least three minutes working with your cleanser in upward circular motions while putting your focus on congested areas of your skin. However, even if your skin might not get irritated, you should treat it as if it were sensitive. This means that you should avoid cleansers with harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate. If you want to achieve the best results in a matter of weeks, focus on a good cleanse on a daily basis.

Gentle exfoliation help to banish dead skin cells of winter. As mentioned earlier, the best way to take good care of your skin is by assuming it is sensitive even if it is not. For instance, you should use a gentle serum based exfoliator instead of having a scratchy scrub that causes irritation and micro-tears. Almost all exfoliators in the beauty market are rich in common ingredients like retinol and lactic acid whose combination helps to dissolve dead cells without causing any damage to your skin.

Take recommended skincare supplement
To help your skin function normally, you should increase your daily intake of recommended supplements for skincare in your diet. Such supplements boost your skin's hydration levels and also restore its barrier function for maximum protection. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the biggest steps you should take to keep your skin hydrated. For instance, if your skin feels tight, especially after the harsh weather associated with the winter, you are advised to start taking supplements rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Always use an SPF rich skincare cream
UVA and UVB radiations from the sun can cause massive damage to your skin and in most cases these aggressors are referred to as ageing rays. You are therefore advised to use a day skincare cream rich in SPF. This ingredient essentially protects your skin against sun's damage that may result in premature ageing.

By Annie Dodson