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The How’s and Why’s of Thermal Water

  Thermal water is basically mineral water from thermal springs. If you’ve ever seen a hot spring gushing out from under ground, then you’ve seen a source of thermal water. Usually the water rises up from the deep underground basins where the geothermal and volcanic activity of the Earth heats it up. Thermal springs can differ significantly first of all in their salt composition. It is these salts dissolved in water that determine the biological activity of thermal water and the effect it has on the skin.Practically any kind of thermal water has a more or less powerful hydrating action: the saline Practically any kind of thermal water has a more or less powerful hydrating action: the saline solution acts like a magnet retaining water in the upper skin layers. However, the moisturising effect will be more pronounced if the skin’s surface is not allowed to dry. If the evaporation is not slowed down, soon after the initial comfortable and softening sensation the skin will start feeling tight and dry which is perceived by many …

Teenage Acne Today

1. Why do teenagers get acne? We’ve always thought that it’s because of the puberty hormones, but recently some cosmetologists have been rejecting this theory. What do you think? Dr Meder: It is impossible to deny the role of the hormone changes in the development of acne. It has been scientifically proven that adolescent acne is caused primarily by hormonal changes. The intensifying of the hormonal syntheses and the increase both in the skin’s sensitivity to androgens and in the amount of dihydrotestosterone in the skin enhance the production of sebum and cause the change in its properties, bringing about inflammatory elements in the skin. 2. This problem used to affect 13–14 year old boys and girls, but now we see them getting acne at 11 or 12. Why do you think that is? Dr Meder: Accelerated growth is not a myth—modern kids grow up faster and enter puberty sooner. 3. What kinds of acne are there? Dr Meder: This is a rather comprehensive topic. If we’re still talking about teenagers, modern classification goes as follows: …

Firming Cream for the Bust: Will It Work?

To tell you the truth, the only thing that can restore the breasts’ shape and size, if they changed dramatically after childbirth and breastfeeding, is a surgeon’s scalpel. But don’t despair right away! First of all, many women seem to think that their breast should return back to normal instantly—the next day after they stopped nursing. It is impossible though—the restoration of the mammary glands’ shape and size takes several months, in some cases up to a year or a year and a half. This is not the right moment for surgery but a perfect one for applying all sorts of bust care cosmetics. During this time the skin responds to external stimulation really well, and the natural recovery process can be enhanced and sped up. The three crucial factors in the process of the breasts’ shape restoration are: the strengthening of the muscles, supporting the breasts; physical stimulation of the skin’s tonicity and breast support; cosmetic care with active ingredients enhancing the skin’s elasticity in this area. Pectoral muscles are not the only ones …

Winter is coming!

  As cold air is upon us, you have certainly noticed that your skin is getting dryer. This is common, and your skin will require better protection and slightly different routine. The principle is: be kind to your skin at winter! Long hot showers are banned! Many of people like to hop in the shower and turn up the heat to warm up after being outside. But the hotter water is, the more natural skin oils are removed, destroying by this the protective skin barrier. Take it easy with exfoliants! Acids (including fruit acids or salicylic acid) are great ingredients, but they also dry out your skin. All daily care products, containing acids, better to use once or twice a week, to avoid the skin dryness. You may also need to change the cleanser or exfoliators to softer and gentler one (look for enzymes and prebiotics!). Regular mechanical exfoliation is also the bad idea in the winter time. Hydrate and moisturize! Hydration will keep your skin fresh and young, and moisturizer will help to protect …