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Lifestyle Habits that May Affect Oily Skin!

There are many ways that daily habits and lifestyle choices can affect your skin, and impact the appearance of oil.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting the right amount of rest each night is important to holistic health, and it also can significantly affect the look and appearance of the skin. Sleep deprivation can result in insulin resistance. Insulin increases can result in the creation of IGF-1, a hormone that stimulates an increase in the production of sebum.

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How to Treat your Eczema Hyperpigmentation on the body

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left after Eczema, or hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation, is a type of dermatologic mark that affects the face and body.

This is usually a reaction to inflammation, especially caused by eczema.

Eczema is a syndrome, a set of clinical signs and symptoms that are common to many conditions, and may be associated with several inflammatory skin diseases. These diseases are characterized by itching (pruritus), congestive redness of the skin (erythema) and rash. If the condition is short-lived, blisters may be observed, whereas when it becomes chronic the skin may thicken. The portion of the affected skin may vary from a small area to the whole body.

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Dark Skin Patches on Asian Skins!

Dark Patches! The most notable sign on skin with a thick, velvety texture. The affected areas of skin may also itch or have an odor.

These patches may appear on skin folds and other areas, such as:

-          Armpits

-          Groin

-          Neck

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What is Hyper-pigmentation?

Skin coloration irregularities are relatively common. Pigmentation disorders like hyperpigmentation can make the skin appear lighter or darker, or blotchy in places and can occur affect people of all races.

Skin pigmentation is determined by melanin, a substance produced by melanocyte cells in the skin. Melanin absorbs UV light, thus protecting the body from its harmful effects. However it is quite common for melanin to be excessively produced by the body leading to Skin pigmentation irregularities. These fall into one of three categories:

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Tummy tucks scars treatment:

After surgery, especially for cosmetic surgery procedures, wound healing involves the same phases as any other healing process. Intervention preparation, aseptic measures and sterilization conditions in the operating room protect against infectious risks and facilitate the formation of normal healing after removal of stitches. However, in many cases, scarring is of poor quality and may leave scars more or less marked resulting in aesthetic and psychological damage to the patient.
The purpose of this article is to propose a complete approach to ideally support the postoperative scar.
After the intervention, the shower of the patient is allowed in the absence of infectious risk and the changes of dressings will be done after a cleaning of the wound according to a predefined frequency depending on the wound. But the monitoring must be regular to verify the good course of healing and to prevent the dressing engorges secretions, which could cause maceration.

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How to treat Hyperpigmentation around the eyes?

It is not easy to treat hyperpigmentation around the eyes, but new skin technology has made this possible.

Periorbital melanosis (MPO) is defined as the hyperpigmentation of the eyelids and the periorbital region, which in many cases is of cosmetic concern. Very little research has been done on the causes of this alteration; consequently, several types of treatment have been used with variable results.

Although the MPO is distributed equally among the sexes, the prevalence in the female sex is possibly due to the fact that women are more aware of their appearance

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Even after getting rid of the acne on your face, you may still have to battle with the ugly scars left behind by the acne. Acne scars are stubborn and, as such, they will hardly go away on their own. Irrespective of your skin colour, they are capable of giving your skin noticeable damages that you will have to deal with for a long time. These scars are results of inflammations that have adversely affected the natural process of healing that the skin would have gone through after acne has gone away. However, you can get rid of acne scars as there are several acne scars treatment at home or otherwise that you can use.

To get rid of your acne scars, you should try out the following treatments:

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How to Treat Acne in Teenagers

Unprecedented physical and physiological changes are some of the major characteristics of puberty in teenagers as a transition between childhood and adulthood takes place. During this period, acne appears in most teenagers, and changes in hormones have been identified as the leading cause of acne in teenagers. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can be very burdensome to deal with for many teenagers.

If you are suffering from acne as a teenager or have a teenager who is becoming worried because of acne, there is no need for you to get worked up as there are many proven methods to treat teenage acne. Most of the treatments of acne are meant to prevent inflammation, control sebum, reduce hyperkeratinisation or control acne bacteria.

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What is a Stretch mark roller?

Stretch mark roller is a dermaroller to reduce stretch marks.

After years of research, scientists have perfected a micro-needle device, which is used by the leading Aesthetic Dermatologists for fast and effective results.

Depending upon the size of the derma roller needle used; the roller head, studded with 192 solid core Titanium steel wedge shaped needles is very effective to increase the penetration of the powerful cosmeceuticals deep into the chosen target layer of skin.

Micro-Needling System has been clinically proven to give you these dramatic results even QUICKER!

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How do you do Atrophic Scar Treatment at home?

Atrophic scars are sunken scars.

They are often also called ice-pick, rolling or box scars.

They were at one stage raised but most people continue to treat it like acne, not realizing that the acne has gone & they have atrophic scars.

In this situation there is no inflammation left & the scar has matured.

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How to Lighten Dark Pigmentation after Pregnancy

In many women, pregnancy or childbirth often ushers in dark mask-like pigmentation on their faces. This dark pigmentation is otherwise known as melasma and pregnancy mask. The hyperpigmentation after pregnancy is most dominant on the centre of the face, cheekbones and jawbone regions. Other areas where they can be rarely seen are upper regions of the neck and forearms.

Though the pigmentation often disappears over time, it may be permanent sometimes. Consequently, to get your beauty back after pregnancy, the importance of lightening this dark pigmentation can never be overemphasized. Here are some of the ways to lighten melasma after pregnancy:

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5 TIPS TO CARE FOR BLACK SKIN WITH ACNE

When we get acne on our beautiful skin, we have to be careful about how we treat it. This can be difficult as so many skin care tips are not geared toward ethnic skin. Acne breakouts can be even more confusing to treat.

When it comes to choosing products in the health and beauty aisles to soothe acne symptoms, the decision of what to purchase is not an easy one.

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Skin Care Tips for Glowing Skin

Regardless of age, every woman would love to have gorgeous skin and never feel the need to reach for a foundation or cover up. A glowing, even complexion is perceived as beautiful and not just for the young.

It’s what makeup is all about – it lets you fake it till you make it. But are you doing all you can to help your skin glow? Do you know what the essential skin care steps are? Let’s get back to the basics.

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Is there an effective Acne treatment cream?

There are very few effective Acne treatment creams available.

Acne is more than a skin condition. It is a skin condition that affects your confidence, the way you present yourself in front of people, even the decisions you take.

80% of the population suffer with Acne sometime in their lifetime.

Most suffer during puberty, but it can erupt later in their lives too.

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Sun Block cream for Sensitive skin

Sun block is especially essential for sensitive skin, as this is particularly susceptible to sun burn.

It is imperative to protect your skin against UVA AND UVB rays.

Apart from a wearing a hat or carrying a sun umbrella, it is essential to apply a total sun block cream.

A good sun protection cream should contain a physical barrier e.g. Titanium dioxide. This can unfortunately leave a “white sheen” on the face. The more expensive sun block creams contain Octocrylene, which is colourless & actually sits in the skin for much longer, giving a better protection for a longer period.

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INFLAMMATION IS THE CAUSE OF SCARS
In managing Scars, professionals often forget the contribution of inflammation to this process. The body responds to breaks in the skin by trying to close this wound as quickly as it can. Unfortunately, the body does not care what this scar looks like. Inflammation is the redness, swelling, heat & pain you get when the skin is broken. This causes an over-response by the body, which lays down collagen in the quickest way it can which, is inevitably ugly especially, if you are dark skinnedRead More
HOW TO TREAT DARK PATCHES (HYPERPIGMENTATION) OF ECZEMA IN DARK SKIN?
Eczema leads to dark patches in Asian & darker skinned people. This is because of two reasons:

1. The dark patches are usually blue-grey or slate coloured.

This indicates that the pigment melanin has gone into the deep dermal layer of skin.

This happens because the basal membrane of the top layer of skin namely, the epidermis where the melanin producing cell (melanocyte) sits, is damaged due to the inflammation of the eczema & the melanin instead of remaining in the top epidermal layer has leaked deeper into skin.

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WHAT IS HYDROQUINONE ?
Addiction to hydroquinone is also a growing problem

Without a doubt, hydroquinone is very effective for treating hyperpigmentation issues, but the side effects are worse than the treatment itself!

It attacks not only the Melanin producing

  • Melanocyte
  • the fibroblasts
  • other skin cells as well.
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DARK PATCHES (HYPERPIGMENTATION) WITH ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
This is a very distressing & common condition in dark-skinned people and leads to dark, velvety patches in arm pits ,groin, neck, elbows, knees, knuckles or skin folds. These dark patches often have skin tags with them.

The most common reasons are Obesity (being overweight), Diabetes or heredity. This familial or hereditary type presents at birth or early childhood.

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HOW TO LIGHTEN DARK SKIN IN ARMPIT & GROIN AREAS?
This is a common problem in dark skinned people where the skin tone in the groin & armpits is darker than the surrounding areas.

There are three main reasons for this:

Friction-The skin in these areas is rubbing against each other, setting up irritation & inflammation, leading to melanin overproduction.

Infection-Fungal infection in these sweaty areas is quite common & can present with itchy dark patches.

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HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN DARK SKINS

However it is important that every person who undergoes this procedure has some understanding of how laser light works.

When laser light is fired at skin, it is attracted to the dark colour of the pigment melanin, which gives it the dark colour.

Unfortunately, melanin is also present in the surrounding skin & not confined to the hair shaft. Therefore, this laser light which should be travelling down the hair shaft & heating up the follicle only, heats up the surrounding skin & this is what makes the skin red, tender, swollen & sometimes darken.

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HOW TO PREVENT & TREAT ATROPHIC ACNE (HOLES IN SKIN) SCARS?
HOW TO PREVENT & TREAT ATROPHIC ACNE (HOLES IN SKIN) SCARS?

 

These scars are basically contracted mature holes in the skin well after Acne has gone.

Unfortunately these scars are an affliction that affects mainly people who have dark skin tones.

They are given names such as ice pick scars, box scars etc.

The tragedy is not only that these are not given the importance they deserve but also that they are easily preventable!

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HOW TO TREAT DARK SKIN PATCHES(HYPERPIGMENTATION) DUE TO HYPERKERATITIS PILARIS
Management of Hyperpigmentation in Keratitis Pilaris This is a very common(50-70%) ,chronic problem of dark skinned patients who not only suffer with bumpy dry skin like goose bumps(chicken skin)but in addition are afflicted with hyperpigmentation(darkening of skin) as well. It commonly affects the back & outer side of arms but can affect the whole body sparing only the hairless palms & soles of feet

This condition commonly runs in families where at least one parent is a sufferer. It is caused by overproduction of keratin that traps the hair follicle. This trapped hair follicle then generates inflammation which initially causes redness but in dark skins provokes the large melanocytes to overproduce the dark pigment melanin. Quite often, the bumps flatten out  but the dark skin remains causing serious distress and a poor aesthetic look.

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THE BEST TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR ACNE OVERVIEW
Generally speaking, treatments of Acne can be divided into 1) Systemic treatments (oral medication) 2) Topical (applied to skin )

Systemic treatments:

Isotretinoin (Brand name Roaccutane)

This works by actually shrinking the sebum-producing glands and can result in curing Acne. 

It is a radical, highly effective treatment, which requires hospital referral & management.

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WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ACNE?
In terms of what actually happens in the skin in Acne,there are four essential pathological components:
  1. Sebum production.

Acne cannot happen without sebum. That is why babies do not suffer with it. Testosterone overproduction during puberty causes overproduction of sebum.

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UNDERSTANDING DARK CIRCLES TO IDENTIFY SUITABLE PRODUCT
It is significant to understand that sleeping late and tiredness are not the only causes of under eye dark circles, as is ordinarily renowned.

It is significant to understand that sleeping late and tiredness are not the only causes of under eye dark circles, as is ordinarily renowned.

Genetics also play a role and the biology behind it needs to be explained in order to differentiate between the plethora of products claiming to banish dark eye circles, especially when it comes to darker skinned people. Experts from the best skincare brand in the UK, Pharmaclinix have identified the key points behind dark circles, specifically when it comes to those with darker skin.

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Using Skin Lightening Products Wisely
Societies in which darker skin tones are predominant, often possess an unhealthy notion to make their skin fairer, mostly due to cultural and societal preferences and pressures.

To achieve their desired lighter skin tone, people are known to utilise skin bleaching products, made available by those who want to exploit the longing for fair skin. It is extremely significant to be aware of the ingredients that are safe to use in skin lightening products, whilst also understanding why and when it is acceptable to implement such ointments. 

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Identifying skincare that effectively treats stretch marks
Most women will encounter stretch marks at some point in their life, either due to pregnancy, results of rapid weight loss or gain, or due to growth spurts during puberty.

Most stretch marks are faint markings and will fade gradually over time, however sometimes they can cover a large area and can be darkened in colour, making them more noticeable. The most common areas affected by stretch marks are the tummy, buttocks, breasts, and thighs. Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched, causing the middle layer of the skin to break, revealing the deeper layers. 

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The ultimate guide for treating scars
Skin blemishes due to acne, burns, cuts, injury, bites or surgery, can often leave unsightly scarring, which can severely hamper your confidence.

To make things even worse, unrealistic expectations are created by technological advancements such as photo-shopping and air brushing, enabling pictures of perfection – unreachable for any normal human being. The cosmetics industry has a huge role to play today, to cater to the increasing demand of those who wish to look flawless, and one of those demands includes making scarring less visible.

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Tackling Acne
Acne can happen to anyone, at any stage in their lives – not just teenagers, as is commonly assumed.

Many people needlessly get bogged down with acne, letting it affect their confidence and self esteem, but there are so many effective ways to treat the condition. Here is the lowdown of what works and what doesn’t…

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Sun Protection
There is a common perception that people with darker skin tones are less likely to contract skin cancer and that genetically, their darker skin does not need to be protected in the sun.

This is a total misconception in Asian and African communities, most of whom are totally ignorant to the effects and damages of prolonged sun exposure, as well as the need to protect against it.

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How to lighten Asian skin in 7 easy steps
The Lightenex®  Skin Lightening facial is especially effective in Asian skins, because it contains revolutionary new formulations with high strength complex formulations, incorporated in a special Nano-liposomal delivery system, which can penetrate the denser skin layers, making them more effective in the targeted area.Read More
How to get rid of Acne scars in 10 simple steps
Acne scars occur when a pimple or cyst gets popped or broken, leaving behind a layer of damaged skin. Preventing & Treating acne quickly reduces the risk of acne scars.

1.Avoid touching

Dirt on your hands can clog your pores.

  • Keep them clean by frequently washing.
  • Do not squeeze or pop your blemishes.
  • Do not cover blemishes with hair.
  • Keep hair away from face with hair clips.
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HOW CAN EXERCISE HELP YOU GET HEALTHY SKIN?
Did you know that regular exercise can help you get healthy skin? Cardiovascular benefits of physical activity are well known for heart, lungs, and mental outlook.
HOW CAN EXERCISE HELP YOU GET HEALTHY SKIN?

Did you know that regular exercise can help you get healthy skin?

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What is Botox?

Botox is the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to

to reduce muscle movement.

This helps to

  • Smooth out existing wrinkles
  • Prevent further wrinkles

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the

bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ACNE PRONE SKIN?
Acne skin care products are essential for Acne skin care. Acne prone skin require a specific skin care routine, which is explained in the video.
​How to take care of acne prone skin?

  • Avoid Frequent Handling of the Skin
  • Don’t squeeze the spots, as this leads to scars
  • Shave Carefully
  • Avoid a Sunburn or Suntan
  • Completely remove make-up before going to bed.
  • Clean Skin Gently
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WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?
Glutathione is often used as Glutathione injections for skin whitening. Glutathione supplements are excellent anti-oxidants. Glutathione side effects explained in this video

Glutathione:

  • Increase metabolism, so excellent for repair of the cells
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Detoxify the liver
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The Award-winning Chemist, Shashi Gossain
My name is Shashi Gossain, a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and of The Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

Do you want to know about Skincare, the best Skincare products & get regular Skincare tips?

Hi, my name is Shashi Gossain & I am a Cosmetic scientist & a Pharmacist, with over 35 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical, skin care and beauty industry.

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How to get rid of Acne?
The best Acne Treatment to clear & prevent acne and pimples. UK's No 1 brand for Acne Treatment. recommended by leading dermatologists.

Causes of Acne

• Hormonal Imbalance
• Testosterone
• Pregnancy 
• Birth control pills
• Genetics
• Drugs 
• Cosmetics 

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How to get rid of Acne Scars?
The best acne scars treatment cream, recommended by leading dermatologists. very high strengths actives especially developed for Asian and African Skin.

HOW TO GET RID OF ACNE SCARS

1. Hypertrophic (raised) scars
2. Atrophic (sunken) scars

Raised scars
A silicone-based cream 
• collagen stimulators (Vitamin C )
• anti-inflammatories (Salicylic acid 2% )
• Rutin 
• Bromelain 
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HOW TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is a common problem for most people. In this video I shall talk about how to prevent hair loss. Hair loss treatments for men and hair loss products are sold widely. Hair loss supplements are also sold, claiming to treat the hair loss. However, prevention is better than cure!

Hair loss is a common problem for most people.

In this video I shall talk about how to prevent hair loss.

Hair loss treatments for men and hair loss products are sold widely. Hair loss supplements are also sold, claiming to treat the hair loss.

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HOW TO GET STRONG NAILS
A simple routine to get the best practical advice for nails care and to get healthy nails growth. Nails polish, gel & acrylic nails and how to avoid & treat nails infection.
HOW TO GET STRONG NAILS

Nail appearance can have a major impact on making a good first impression.

In order to look well-groomed, elegant & manicured nails are an integral part of a neat appearance - one that can work as an asset in both the social and the business world.

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How to remove dark circles
Practical help to remove under eye dark circles and puffy eye bags. The best eye cream, eye make-up and eye masks with simple lifestyle tips to give dramatically visible results for clear bright eyes, and clear skin around the eyes

Eyes, your biggest asset. I have often been asked about how to remove dark circles under eyes and about the best under eye creams.

Dark circles under the eyes is a common condition and occurs due to:

  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure as the body responds by making more melanin
  • Ageing causes thinning skin or the loss of fat and collagen, which makes the blood vessels underneath the eyes more noticeable.
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How to take care of your eyes?
Eyes, one of the most important senses. Do you need eye glasses or got eye problems? Want to know about eye exercises to reduce eye strain? Whatever we do in our day to day life, we need to think about our eye first. Whether you are driving, working, sun-bathing or reading. It is quite easy to take them for granted.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES

Eye is one of the most sensitive organs in our body that needs extreme care to prevent any problems or abnormalities.

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How to look after your skin in Summer

Would you like to know how to look after your skin in summer?

Exposure to the sun can lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time.

It is imperative that you take the right precautions, diet & skincare routine in order to not only maintain a radiant glow, but also to reverse sun damage.

The Sun is made up of 4 types of rays:

  • Ultraviolet A (UVA): promotes skin aging.
  • Ultraviolet B (UVB: sunburn, allergic reactions and skin cancers.
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How to lighten your body?
The skin on your body is much denser than on your face. As a Cosmetic Scientist, I have studied various skin types, and tested many of the skin lightening treatments in trials. The conclusion was that you needed specific ingredients in a base that will actually penetrate the skin to make a real visible difference.

This is because the skin on your body is much denser than on your face and most of the herbal or “home remedies” could not get into the skin to stop the melanin formation.

Lightenex® Body Lotion is a specialist skin lightening formulation which has been specifically formulated to lighten skin, including the sensitive areas.

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Lightenex Skin Lightening Kit
For safe & effective skin lightening. As you get older, your skin gets uneven skin tone due to sun damage & other factors. The hyperpigmentation is even worse in Asian & darker skins.

Now its easy to lighten your skin in five easy steps, using the Pharmaclinix Lightenex® range, which has been clinically proven to show a visible reduction in pigmentation within 30 minutes.

Directions:

Step 1:

Wash skin with mild soap & warm water.

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Which is the best Scar Reducing cream for Old, resistant scars?
Pharmaclinix have launched Scar Repairex Ultra cream to reduce old, resistant scars e.g. after burns, keloids & accident scars. Its excellent for use in plastic surgery too, as it promotes rapid healing before hypertrophy sets in.

Scar Repairex Ultra contains Professional Strength Actives:

• Silicone base

• Retinaldehyde 0.1%

• Hyaluronic Acid 5%

• Salicylic acid 2%

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Perfect eyesight forever
Want to have the perfect eyesight forever?

It’s simple to improve your eye sight right now.

You can avoid lasers, surgery, lenses or strong specs, or worse blindness!

UVA light & pollution damages your eyes due to the Free radicals.

Your body need the following nutrients that can reverse the loss that has occurred over a period of time:

Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamins A, C & E, Omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid & selenium.

A smoothie containing kale, spinach, kiwis, carrots, tomatoes, plums, dried apricots all contribute to healthy eyes.

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Lose weight, without any pain
It seems to be too good to be true! TEN simple measures can help you lose weight, without any pain:
  1. Eat plain yoghurt. Sprinkle some fresh chopped fruit. Avoid fruit-flavoured yogurt, as it contains too much sugar & additives.
  2. Eat more lettuce with your burger. Replace half your meat with more salad.
  3. Dab your pizza. Dab the excess oil on the surface with a paper napkin.
  4. Cook meat: Sprinkle salt on the meat and heat it for an hour at room temperature before cooking it. The salt will draw out the juices of the cut and tenderize the protein. This also absorbs less oil.
  5.  Drink black coffee:  Cream & sugar can add up to 500 calories to your drink.
  6. Eat small meals during the day: This reduces severe “hunger-pangs”, so you don’t binge on high calorie foods.
  7. Cook on Non-stick Pan: This reduces the consumption of oil/fat.
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