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Vitamin C Face Mask

Vitamin C Face MaskGive your skin a boost of anti-inflammatory and collagen stimulating Vitamin C this spring with a new face mask idea!

Directions:

1) Grind the peels of two oranges and some water to make a paste.

2) Wash your hands.sinopsis film

3) Apply to face and wait 20-25 minutes before rinsing off with water.

4) Enjoy the glow!

Papaya Face Mask

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If you need to remove dead skin cells and reduce inflammation, then this natural remedy is for you. Save half your papaya for breakfast and use the other half on your skin! Here are the directions:

1) Wash your hands and dry.

2) Mash up the flesh of a papaya.

3) Apply to your skin and try to leave on for 15-20 minutes. Try to stay upright instead of  laying down as it may help keep the papaya in place.

4) Rinse with warm water.

Meditation: Key to a Clearer You

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Meditation is the only cure for all sicknesses that man is prone to; a single medicine. And I should remind you that the word meditation and medicine come from the same root. Medicine for the body and meditation for the soul. They both bring health.

~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 

Acne Treatment and the Transgender Community

Some new insight in a recent article in Dermatology News explains how iPLEDGE cimagetempalte_6lassification for transgender patients can be challenging. Some of the patient considerations include changing hormone levels and childbearing potential.

Patients who wish to take isotretinoin, one of the most common acne treatments, are subject to the requirements of the iPLEDGE Program, a federally mandated computer-based risk management program. Based on gender, it is designed to eliminate fetal exposure by isotretinoin use. The program strives to ensure that no female patient starts isotretinoin therapy if pregnant and no female patient on isotretinoin therapy becomes pregnant.

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Brian Ginsburg, a New York–based dermatologist, recommended modifying patient intake forms to allow the individual to self-identify gender and respecting the use of correct pronouns preferred by patients. Additionally, having “honest conversation” with patients who were previously registered on iPLEDGE regarding their gender classification is important.

 

Want to learn more? The full article by Elizabeth Mechcatie can be found here: http://www.edermatologynews.com/news/conference-news/american-academy-of-dermatology-annual-meeting/single-article/aad-transgender-patients-isotretinoin-regs-can-be-a-challenge/07c8994f5b4c08df751a7c7ab5cb65c8.html

More on iPLEDGE: https://www.ipledgeprogram.com

Pros & Cons of Using Antibiotics For Acne Treatment

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While once thought to be successful acne treatments solely for reducing P. acnes bacteria, the anti-inflammatory properties of antibiotics have proven to be much more effective. In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr. Adam Friedman, Associate Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University, explains that antibiotics, such as doxycycline and minocycline, inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory signaling molecules that drive the inflammation behind acne.

Despite their success reducing inflammation, antibiotics must be used with caution. Antibiotics have a history of being prescribed at higher doses and longer durations than necessary to kill P. acnes and reduce inflammation, leading to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Dr. Friedman mentions that sub-antibacterial doses of antibiotics (doses that are too low to kill bacteria) still have anti-inflammatory effects without killing good bacteria or causing resistance in pathogenic bacteria. He also references professional treatment guidelines which always recommend combining antibiotics with nonantibiotic topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoids.

Future treatments that are currently in trial will focus on agents that kill P. acnes or reduce inflammation without leading to microbial resistance. Promising solutions include using synthetic antimicrobial peptides to destroy P. acnes or using nitric oxide to both kill P. acnes and reduce inflammation.Roblox Robux Hack 2017

In the meantime, Dr. Friedman recommends that acne patients work closely with their dermatologists to manage the proper dosing and duration of antibiotic treatments.

For more detailed information, check out the full article:
https://theconversation.com/acne-treatment-antibiotics-dont-need-to-kill-bacteria-to-clear-up-your-skin-56188

Boost Your Skin’s Antioxidants with a Matcha Face Mask

CSP_GreenTea20We have another great natural remedy to try on your skin! Matcha green tea powder has a very high level of antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation and redness.

 

Instructions:
1) Mix 1 teaspoon of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder into a paste.

 

2) Wash your hands.

 

3) Spread over your face and neck using circular movements.

 

4) Leave on for 15 minutes and remove with a warm water.