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Baby acne

Baby acne…

Baby acne is very common. It can be present at birth, but more often it shows up after a couple of weeks, usually on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, chin, and even the back.

These small whiteheads might be surrounded by reddish skin. They can become more pronounced when your baby is hot or fussy or if his skin is irritated by saliva, spit-up milk, or fabric that is a little rough or that has been washed in strong detergent.

If your baby had tiny bumps on his face at birth that disappeared within a few weeks, these are called milia and they are unrelated to acne. If the irritation looks more rashy or scaly than pimply or it appears elsewhere on his body, your baby may have another condition, such as cradle cap or eczema.

What could be causing my baby’s acne?
As with adolescent acne, there is no clear answer. For some time, experts have pointed to the hormones babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy as a cause of baby acne. But researchers continue to study other factors and have yet to agree on one culprit. If you take certain medications while nursing, for example, or if your baby takes certain medications, they might trigger baby acne.

How long will it last?
Baby acne usually clears up within a few weeks, but it can linger for months. If it doesn’t clear up within three months or you are concerned about it, talk with your baby’s doctor. Copyright© Baby Center LLC
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How to Feel Better When You are Stressed

How to Feel Better When You are Stressed

by: Dr. Mercola

Here are some tips on how to make yourself feel better when you are stressed:

1. Calm down: Before anything else, calm yourself down. Do not panic. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

2. Feed your mind with positive thoughts: When you are depressed, it is easy to fall into a vicious cycle of negative thoughts. It is important that you break this cycle. To do that, feed your mind with positive thoughts. You may read spiritual texts, motivational books, or inspiring quotes. You may also listen to positive tapes.

3. Remember good things: Direct your mind to the positive. Remember the good things in your life. Remember the good people around you.

4. Look at the big picture: An event that seems bad might not seem that bad if you look at the big picture. Put the event in context.

5. Believe that everything will be all right: What you believe has a big effect on you. If you believe that things will go wrong, that would usually be the case. On the other hand, if you believe that everything will be all right, you will have a winning attitude.

6. Exercise: When you are depressed, take time to exercise. Exercise relieves the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

7. Forgive: Sometimes one reason you feel bad is because you do not forgive. Perhaps you had made mistakes in the past and you blamed yourself for it. You need to forgive yourself. Or perhaps someone mistreated you. You need to forgive them.

8. Take action: Things will not get better if you just sit and do nothing. Instead of thinking about how bad things are, think of what you can do to solve the problem and take action.

9. Say something positive: Negative words have a devastating effect on your confidence and motivation. So whenever you are about to say something negative, stop yourself and take a deep breath. Reframe what you are going to say and make it positive.

10. Think about other people: One of the best ways to make yourself feel better is simply by taking the focus away from yourself. Start thinking about other people and how you can help them. When you do that, your problems will no longer seem so hard.

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Skin Fact April 2010

Skin Fact

Fingers and toes wrinkle in the bathtub due to the outermost layer of the skin swelling when it absorbs water. It is tightly attached to the skin underneath, so it compensates for the increased area by wrinkling. Most biologists suggest that the tough outer layer of skin made up of dead keratin cells is responsible.

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Yeast Shows Good Moisturizing Potentional

Yeast Shows Good Moisturizing Potentional

Glycolipids produced in abundance by a number of yeast strains exhibit good moisturizing properties and can help damaged skin cells recover, according to a recent study by Japanese scientists.

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Making Luxury a Necessity

Woodhouse Day Spas are appearing all over the country, but they are not your average spa nor is the company complacent to settle for the status quo. The Woodhouse team strives to improve and seek solutions to better serve its franchisees and ultimately the guests they serve. Since opening its first set of doors in 2001, The Woodhouse and its business model have proven to be a success. While each guest may receive different treatments, the total experience will always be the same. The company has developed a series of steps that spa employees must deliver to each guest, thus ensuring that all guests receive the same signature elements that are both unique and therapeutic.

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Great Back Treatments

With wedding, bikini, and vacation season just around the corner, it is important to start thinking about putting together spa packages and treatments that will assist your clients in getting their backs ready for other people to see. Whether your client is preparing for their wedding dress, getting ready to wear tank tops and ponytails on vacation, or adding that finishing touch for their bathing suit, this year it is important to remind your clients to not forget about their back. We have included several different back treatments from spas around the country to provide you with an idea of treatment menus that can help you emphasize this typically forgotten or hard to reach area of the body.

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Eminence LED Treatment Protocol for all skin types

Eminence LED Treatment Protocol for all skin types

The “Immuni-Tea” Facial Protocol

The combination of new active and effective Immuni-Tea products from Èminence Organic Skin Care with the state of the art LED Light Therapy System will revitalize your skin by reducing inflammation, increasing circulation and lymph activity, and accelerating cellular turnover. Published studies have shown that combining red LED light therapy with green tea lotions and/or serums works 10 times faster than similar anti-wrinkle treatments that use LEDs alone and increases the metabolic rate of the cell, leading to healthier skin rejuvenation with no risk of hyperpigmentation. The overall result is that of naturally smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin with a diminished appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Step 1
Begin with cleansing the skin by applying a small amount of Citrus Exfoliating Cleanser (oily to normal skin types) or Lemon Cleanser (normal to dry skin types) with water. Apply and massage into the skin, avoiding the eye area. Completely remove with warm water, damp face cloth, and finish with an application of Lime Refresh Tonique.




Step 2
Exfoliate the skin by mixing equal parts Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher and AHA Fruit Pulp Treatment and apply gently for two to five minutes under steam and then rinse off.


Step 3
Perform extractions as needed.


Step 4
Apply Green Tea & Guava Fortifying Serum to face and neck prior to the light therapy to enhance the penetration of the serum. Please note that no creams of any kind should be applied prior to light therapy.






Step 5
Apply the large red LED probe to the skin, starting at the right side of the neck and avoiding the thyroid gland. Work your way up the right side of the face, around the forehead, down the left side of the face, onto the left side of the neck, and finishing on the décolleté. As you move the probe, overlap the light by 25 to 50 percent each time you pick it up and place it back on the skin. It is important to let the light remain in one area for 10 second increments.



Step 6
Cover the eyelid with a small cotton/gauze pad or with goggles and apply the small red LED probe to problem areas, around the eye area and nasal labial fold, by moving the small probe every 10 seconds.






Step 7
Once the LED treatment is complete, apply a thin layer of Mandarin & Rooibos Antioxidant Masque with fingertips to skin, avoiding the eye area (mask may be diluted for lighter application). Leave on for five to 10 minutes and remove with a damp face cloth.




Step 8
To finish the treatment, apply Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer to the face and neck and Wild Plum Eye Cream to the eye area with light blending movements until absorbed.





It is suggested that treatments are preformed seven to 14 days apart and, depending on the age and skin condition of the client, it generally takes approximately six treatments to achieve desired results with maintenance treatments every 45 to 60 days thereafter.
Èminence has taken the finest Eastern philosophies and ingredients and infused them with our traditional Hungarian elements and craftsmanship and the state of the art technology of our LED light therapy system to bring you the most potent skin strengthening treatment yet. Featuring free radical fighting green, white, and rooibos teas; exotic guava and mandarin; and skin strengthening bamboo; your skin will be strong and youthful from head to toe.


For more information please contact Èminence Organic Skin Care of Hungary at 604-602-4787 or www.eminenceorganics.com

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Special care and increased protection for hypersensitive skin

The ULTRA SENSITIVE formulas have a soothing and irritation-relieving effect on very sensitive skin. Select active ingredients provide intense hydration and support skin’s natural defense system. The lamellar structure of the cream bases (Skin Membrane Equivalent) mimics the outer layers of the skin, so increasing skin’s resistance to external influences. Symptoms like itching, burning, prickling, tightness, and dryness disappear. The skin will feel very comfortable, soothed, and softened.

Step 1 – Cleansing
Apply a sufficient quantity of ULTRA SENSITIVE 2 in 1 Cleansing Foam to the skin of face, neck, and décolleté using a Dr. Grandel Mask Brush Special. The foam cleanses particularly gently, without disrupting skin’s balance, leaving skin feeling soothed, relaxed, and well hydrated. After smoothing it over the skin in a relaxing way, remove the foam cleanser with Dr. Grandel Wash Mitts and lukewarm water.

Step 2 – Moisture Veil or Mask (optional)
Moisture veil to relieve irritation rapidly: moisten a rectangular piece of cotton gauze by spraying ULTRA SENSITIVE Moisture Spray onto it. The gauze should be soaked well. Gently place it over face, neck, and décolleté and leave it to act for about 10 minutes. The moisture veil prepares the skin for the steps that follow, and leaves it soothed and hydrated.

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Professional Collection Aloe Vera Mask to calm and moisturize sensitive skin: this soothing and moisturizing mask in powder form is to be mixed with cool water. Use a fan brush to mix one measuring spoon of powder with 10 to 12 measuring spoons of water and apply the mask to the skin of face, neck, and décolleté also using the fan brush. Cover the areas being treated with damp cotton wool layers or a damp pre-cut mask fleece. Allow the mask to act for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove the material placed on top of the mask and clean off thoroughly any residues with water.

Step 3 – Active Concentrate 1
Professional Collection Ultra Sensigran Ampoule instantly soothes stressed skin, reduces irritation, and supports skin’s ability to regenerate itself. The a.a.t. (advanced ampoule technique) is a short but very relaxing massage to apply the contents of an ampoule and create a sensation of pure indulgence.

Or alternatively, use Ultra Sensitive Calming Caps, skin soothing oil capsules, to condition extremely sensitive and dry skin.


Step 4 – Massage
Use ULTRA SENSITIVE Repair Cream following the Dr. Grandel Beauty Massage technique. This gentle massage technique has a balancing and softening effect on the skin of face, neck, and décolleté. It is based on a gentle sequence of pressure and targeted acupressure manipulations. Lymph flow is stimulated, congestions and redness are alleviated. The complexion looks balanced and has a smooth appearance. Beauty Massage is suitable for all skin types, but in particular for sensitive or very sensitive skin, for skin in need of regeneration or for treatments that are focused particularly on the eye area.

Step 5 – Final Care
Finish with ULTRA SENSITIVE Eye Cream to protect the thin and stressed skin around the eyes. And for the face, use ULTRA SENSITIVE Anti-Stress Fluid, a soft fluid that works to quickly calm irritation-prone skin, or Repair Cream, a rich and very skin friendly anti-aging formula de-signed to calm demanding skin and strengthen its natural defenses.

For more information please contact Dr. Grandel at 866-693-7006 (W), 888-266-0820 (SW), 260-444-2275 (MW), 888-845-1191 (SE), 877-374-4472 (NE), 800-561-3766 (Canada), or www.grandelusa.com

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Prevent Heart Attack

Prevent Heart Attacks

Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year.
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25th Anniversary of ABCDEs

25th Anniversary of ABCDEs

One American dies every hour from melanoma, the deadliest of the major forms of skin cancer. If detected early, melanoma can be successfully treated. “NYU Langone Medical Center is proud to have created a system which successfully diagnoses melanoma and save lives,” said Seth J. Orlow M.D. Ph.D., chairman, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and director on Center of Excellence in Cancers of the Skin at NYU Langone Medical Center. “The impact of the ABCDEs has been profound, creating a simple and quick guide for anyone to examine themselves. Few would argue that countless lives have been saved by the development and awareness of the ABCDEs - helping detect the most dangerous form of skin cancer while still curable with simple removal before the cancer has spread.”
The ABCDEs for melanoma detection are:

A – is for Asymmetry where one half of the mole is unlike the other.
B – is for Border where the mole is irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined.
C – is for Color which varies from one area to another or has different shades of tan, brown, black, and sometimes white, red, or blue.
D – is for Diameter of a mole when it is bigger than the size of a pencil eraser.
E – is for Evolving or changing in size, shape, or color.

In 1985, Alfred Kopf M.D., then a professor of Dermatology and now professor emeritus, along with former NYU fellows Robert Friedman, M.D. and Darrell Rigel, M.D., both current NYU faculty created the original ABCDs guide: “Early Detection of Malignant Melanoma: The Role of Physician Examination and Self-Examination of the Skin” which was published in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Nearly 20 years later, David Polsky M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Dermatology, director of the NYU Pigmented Lesion Clinic, along with Kopf, Friedman, Rigel, and others, added the “E” to the ABCDs which was later published in an article entitled “Early Diagnosis of Cutaneous Melanoma: Revisiting the ABCD Criteria” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, updating the acronym to ABCDEs.
According to experts, minimizing your risk for skin cancer and melanoma is critical. “Performing regular skin self-examinations, using the ABCDEs guide to check for warning signs of skin cancer, especially melanoma, is an important and easy way to detect suspicious moles that could be cancerous.” says Jennifer Stein, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Pigmented Lesion Section at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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