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What is the Best Mens Facial Cleanser For Soothing Irritated Skin?

What is the Best Men's Facial Cleanser For Soothing Irritated Skin?

Have you ever imagined that skin care products for men would be one of the fastest growing markets in the country? The fact is, more and more men are realizing that skincare isn’t about cosmetics…it’s about health.

In addition to eating right and exercising, men understand that taking care of their skin plays a vital role in looking and feeling their best. Clean skin is the starting point for any healthy skin care program…female or male.

While men’s facial cleanser is widely available, you should know that some are better than others. And I’m not referring to price.

The key to finding the best skin care products, including men’s facial cleanser, is to make sure they contain high concentrations of natural, bio-active ingredients. The “natural” basis of these ingredients is vital to interacting with the molecular makeup of your skin.

In the past men used harsh bar soaps to make sure their skin was “squeaky clean.” That squeaky clean condition was the result of all their natural oils being stripped out. The dryness and irritation that this caused was, more than likely, remedied with a thick lotion or cream made up of heavy, petroleum-based oils that clog the pores and don’t allow the skin to breathe.

Today, the goal of any skin care product should be to support the underlying structure of your skin. This structure is made up of two important proteins, elastin and collagen.

Healthy skin is capable of manufacturing high levels of these substances. This translates into smooth, firm skin that reflects an even tone and youthful texture. So what does that have to do with natural ingredients?

Think of these bio-active substances as healing therapy for your skin cells. When you use men’s facial cleanser that contains ingredients like Kaolin (an extract of a special New Zealand clay) or bentone gel, the dirt and grime on your face is gently pulled out and replaced with non-greasy, natural emollients and oils like active Manuka honey and shea butter.

These highly effective natural substances enter the skin cell where they hydrate, nourish and stimulate healthy skin cell function – producing healthy levels of collagen and elastin.

But the therapy doesn’t stop there. When you use a men’s facial cleanser that contains Kaolin and bentone gel, inflamed and irritated skin is soothed and healed by the mild drying and disinfecting properties contained in these substances. Men who suffer from irritated skin as a result of shaving know the value of having an effective treatment for this uncomfortable skin condition.

Of course, healthy male skin care goes beyond just cleansing the face. However, with any male skin care product, such as men’s facial cleanser, you will always get the healthiest results if you stick to products that have been clinically developed and tested for the best, nature-based ingredients.

If you visit my web site you can read more about what I’ve learned about skin care nutrients and ingredients which apply to both men and women for looking their best.

Why Surgery is Not the Answer – Natural Enhancement is Safer and Will Make Your Penis Bigger

Why Surgery is Not the Answer - Natural Enhancement is Safer and Will Make Your Penis Bigger

Some men think that the only way to get a bigger penis is to go under the knife and actually put themselves through the horror of surgery. In the past, it’s true, if you want to increase your size you would have to have surgery but now this is no longer the case. Thankfully, there is now a much safer way to grow your manhood and it even have a better success rate too. What is the method that I’m taking about? Natural enhancement, of course, and in this article I’m going to reveal exactly how it works…

What’s the deal with natural enhancement?

Choosing a natural approach is almost the exact opposite of what surgery is about. It’s a non-invasive way to add inches to your penis and it works by getting your body to restart the very same growth that you saw during puberty. Finally, there is a method that is all about using your body to its full potential and is 100% safe – and that is a real rarity in the male enlargement business. Most men feel pressured into going down the surgery route and don’t even realise that there is a natural alternative.

So how does it actually work?

As I’ve mentioned, it works by using puberty as a guideline. Your manhood has already grown naturally once before (as I’m sure you remember well) and so by copying what happened inside your body during this time, you can make it grow again. Puberty is just a biological process and so by getting all the same nutrients (biochemicals) back into the body will start it back up again. That’s what makes the natural approach so unique – you are just finishing off what puberty has already started.

How easy is it to get the same biochemicals back into the body?

It’s actually very simple – all you need to do is follow a natural blueprint and you will then start to grow all over again. That’s what I did and I added almost 4 inches to my size! Feel free to go under the knife if you wish but, personally, I’m glad I stuck to natural enhancement.

60 Minutes – Dr OZ Cuts to the Chase on the Best Resveratrol Tabs on the Market

60 Minutes - Dr OZ Cuts to the Chase on the Best Resveratrol Tabs on the Market

There must be some reason why some Resveratrol supplements as viewed on 60 Minutes are better than others.

In case you’re not familiar with Resveratrol, this is the new anti-aging tab which Dr OZ reported on, on the Oprah Show recently regarding the age old question of:

“What’s the secret to the fountain of youth?”

Found in the root of the Knotweed and the skin of the Muscadine grape is a polyphenol extremely high in anti-oxidants that when consumed daily dietitians have observed, cleanses your arteries and increases your longevity.

This was found to be true of both communities of Okinawa and Sardinia who have some of the largest populations of centenarians in the world.

What Dr OZ and dietitians alike agree on are that by consuming between 20mg to 50mg of “pure” resv as both these communities do, you will be greatly increasing your chances of extending your life and reducing many risks of heart related illnesses in the future, as well as adding immense vitality to your skin.

What you should avoid however, watchdog organizations warn, are supplement pills which contain less than the advised daily volume of “pure”resv.

Some resv tabs which claim to offer 200mg of resv per capsule but in fact, when the products arrive, the labeling may state there is just 8% of “pure” resv in each capsule, therefor just 16mg per tab.

The customer is obviously misinformed here, as most people go for these products because of exactly the “high” resv count advertised on their website, plus you may end up paying almost $18 ($16.98 + $0.98 shipping) which makes these some of the more expensive resv products on the market.

There are however a number of alternatives, which 60 minutes reported on and which Dr OZ touched on as an alternative to popping a tab. Available in grape flavor with 150mg of “pure” resv per capsule, this is one alternative to cleansing your arteries and replenishing your skin at a fractions of the cost.

How to Obtain a Big Penis!

How to Obtain a Big Penis!

I am sure if you are like most men you must of have thought of how to get a big penis at one time in your life. You might be of the mindset that since your manhood is not a muscle then it must seem impossible to exercise your penis as you would for your biceps and triceps. So you might wonder how exactly a man can get a bigger penis.

If you do a search on you will hundreds if not thousands of blogs and website that are devoted to natural penis enlargement. That is where the headache lies for most men which is finding out the genuine website from the vast number of natural penis enlargement scam websites on the Internet.

First of all you should have one thing in mind there is no pill that can automatically transform your small or average penile size into a big penis. There are so many fraudulent guys selling harmful and dangerous pills on the Internet. Save your money these pills do not work at least when it comes to giving you a bigger penis they do not work! These herbal pills might increase blood flow to your genitals, increase your sex drive and give you stronger erections but they cannot give you a bigger penis when used alone!

Like I said previously no herbal pill can give you a big penis. Another popular option is surgery, which is very risky. Asides the risks, the long term results are not good. What this means is that you would risk having your genitals permanently damaged after spending thousands of dollars on surgery and you see little or no Increase in your penile size.

One other method penis enlargement that is usually advertised in erotic magazines is pumps. Pumps cannot give you a bigger penis permanently and they can be very dangerous. When used wrongly they can damage blood vessels in the penis.

Asides the risk of damaging blood vessels, using pumps for a period of time would make you dependent on them to achieve an erection can you imagine excusing yourself when you are fondling with your lover to go and pump your manhood? I guess that sounds annoying! Also when using pumps there is the risk of having your testicles sucked into the glass cylinder if it is far wider than your manhood. This can be very painful!

By now you must be wondering how exactly you are going to get a big penis, ever heard of natural penis enlargement exercises? Sure you have heard of them! But do you know that they actually work? Using these exercises for a period of time would not only give you a bigger penis but a stronger one also.

Hemorrhoid Relief Tips and How They Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid Relief Tips and How They Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common in men and women. There are many treatments available to remove or reduce hemorrhoids. But what if you need immediate relief from the discomfort cause by this condition? Don’t worry for here are some useful tips you can try at home: 

  • Apply hemorrhoidal cream or  suppository

Do you want a fast and easy way of relieving yourself from hemorrhoids? Then applying hemorrhoidal cream or suppository in the affected area is your best option. Simply follow the instructions and read the labels carefully before using the product. It is also important that you consult your doctor before buying any cream or suppository. 

  • Go for a sitz a bath

One of the best methods for hemorrhoids relief is the sitz bath. You can do this by sitting with your knees raised in three to four inches of warm water in a bathtub or special basin. Use plain water alone for soaking and you can sit for around 15-30 minutes several times a day or when the need arises. The warm water can soothe the pain and itch while shrinking the inflamed vein at the same time. 

  • Make a potato poultice

Potatoes are good for the body both internally and externally. Blend two potatoes cut into cubes until they are in liquid form. After which, spread the mashed potatoes in a gauze bandage or clean handkerchief and apply to the affected anal area for ten minutes. Potatoes act as an astringent which can help relieve pain. 

  • Wash with vinegar

If you think vinegar is only used in the kitchen, then think again. Apple cider or plain vinegar is another excellent remedy for itchy, painful and burning hemorrhoids. It works as an astringent that helps shrink swollen blood vessels that cause hemorrhoids. Wipe your anus dry and dip a cotton ball in vinegar then apply in the affected area. 

  • Make a cold compress

Another immediate remedy for hemorrhoids is applying a cold compress or an ice pack to the affected region. Ice can numb the anal area and reduce blood flow to swollen veins. You can sit on an ice pack or apply it on and off in your anus to relieve your discomfort. 

  • Wear comfortable clothes

Sometimes, the clothes we wear can irritate hemorrhoids and leave us uncomfortable. Just use loose underwear which allows air to circulate in your bottom. Moreover, it is also important to avoid wearing skin-fitting clothes since they can add pressure to hemorrhoids and cause pain. If you want a hemorrhoid relief, simply follow the tips presented above. Give yourself a break from the troubles caused by hemorrhoids the fast and easy way without the hassles. 

Vitamin A Basics

Vitamin A Basics

Vitamin A is vital for a variety of bodily functions. These include:

  • Maintaining healthy teeth.
  • Building strong bones.
  • Strengthening the optical system.
  • Growth and maintenance of healthy skin and tissue.
  • Protection from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Promoting good vision, particularly in low light.
  • Reproduction and breastfeeding.
  • Cell division and cell differentiation (a process in which a cell becomes part of the brain, muscle, lungs, blood, etc.).
  • Regulation of the immune system.

Vitamin A occurs in 2 forms: preformed Vitamin A, also known as active Vitamin A, and proVitamin A. Preformed Vitamin A is better known as retinol. This is considered the active form because it most immediately usable form. Retinol is fat-soluble, meaning it is stored in the liver and requires dietary fats for absorption. Large amounts of this form can be toxic, as the body does not rid itself of the excess.

Retinol is found only in animal foods. Sources that are especially rich in retinol are fish liver oils from cod, halibut, salmon, and shark. Other good sources include eggs and dairy products.

ProVitamin A is actually a group of carotenoids. Carotenoids are dark colored dyes found in plant foods that the body turns into Vitamin A as needed. Scientists have identified 563 carotenoids. Few of these can be used by the body to produce Vitamin A. The best known and researched carotenoid as a Vitamin A precursor is beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant, which functions to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable by-products of oxygen metabolism that contribute to illness and the degenerative process of aging.

Beta-carotene is considered non-toxic. The body will only convert this to Vitamin A when needed. Excessive beta-carotene intake can result in a yellow / orange cast to the skin, which is sometimes seen in those who drink extreme amounts of carrot juice. This condition is harmless and will correct itself as soon as the beta-carotene intake is lowered.

Beta-carotene is only found in plant-based foods. Sources include carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash, cantaloupe, broccoli, kale, and spinach. As a general rule, the more intense the color of the fruit of vegetable, the higher the beta-carotene content will be.

Many healthcare practitioners find that beta-carotene works remarkably well in the treatment of acne, as well as eczema and psoriasis. Beta-carotene is completely nontoxic, allowing high doses to be used safely.

Human studies have shown that Vitamin A, particularly in the form of beta-carotene, aids in the protection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Harvard researchers followed a total of 22,000 male physicians in the Physician’s Health Study. Ten years into the study, researchers evaluated a subgroup of 333 men with histories of cardiovascular disease. The physicians in the subgroup who were taking approximately 85,000 IUs of beta-carotene every other day experienced half the heart attacks, strokes, and deaths due to heart disease as did those not taking the supplement.

One study of women with breast cancer who were being treated with chemotherapy found that those with higher blood levels of Vitamin A responded twice as well to their treatment as did those with lower levels of Vitamin A. In a separate study, Scottish researchers found that patients with breast cancer, bowel cancer, and melanoma all responded better to chemotherapy when their Vitamin A levels were high.

Two separate clinical trials raised concerns about the association between beta-carotene supplements and a greater incidence of lung cancer and death in smokers. However, other conflicting studies show opposite results. Differences in these studies, as well as their methods, make this information difficult to interpret.

In the Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) Cancer Prevention Study, more than 29,000 male smokers were randomized to receive 20 mg of beta-carotene alone, 50 mg of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) alone, supplements of both, or a placebo for 5 to 8 years. The incidence of lung cancer was 18 percent higher among the men taking the beta-carotene supplement. Eight percent more men in this group died, as compared to those receiving other treatments or placebo.

Similar results were seen in the Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET). This lung cancer chemo prevention study provided subjects with supplements of 30 mg of beta-carotene and 25,000 IU of retinyl palmitate (a form of Vitamin A), or a placebo. Researchers stopped this study once they that the subjects receiving beta-carotene had a 46 percent higher risk of dying from lung cancer.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, in a study of more than 22,000 male physicians, the Physicians Health Study compared the effects of taking 50 mg of beta-carotene every other day to taking a placebo. No adverse health effects were discovered.

A clinical trial in China tested the ability of four different nutrient combinations to help prevent the development of esophageal and gastric cancers in 30,000 men and women. This study showed that after five years those who had taken a combination of beta-carotene, selenium, and vitamin E had a 13 percent reduction in cancer deaths.

Swiss researchers studied the association of Vitamin A and beta-carotene with lung cancer in an “at-risk” population of smokers and workers exposed to asbestos. Researchers reported a more than 50 percent reduction in the development of lung cancer in the supplemented group when compared to the control group.

One lung cancer research trial may help explain the discrepancy between these studies. This research found that men who consumed more than 11 grams per day of alcohol (approximately one drink per day) were more likely to show an adverse response to beta-carotene supplements. These results suggest a potential negative relationship between alcohol and beta-carotene.

Studies are currently being run on the relationship between Vitamin A and osteoporosis. In Sweden, a small study of nine healthy people found that the amount of Vitamin A in one serving of liver may impair the ability of vitamin D to promote calcium absorption.

In the U.S., the Nurses Health Study looked at the association between Vitamin A intake and hip fractures in over 72,000 postmenopausal women. Those women who consumed the most Vitamin A in foods and supplements (3,000 mcg or more per day as retinol equivalents, which is over three times the recommended intake) had a marked increase in their risk of hip fracture as compared to those consuming the least amount (less than 1,250 mcg/day) of the same form of Vitamin A.

No association has been found between beta-carotene intake and increased risk of osteoporosis. Research shows only the possible link between osteoporosis and excess retinol intake.

As with all supplements and medications, for information on specific use be sure to discuss your particular situation with your doctor.

All About Allergy Kits

All About Allergy Kits

One of the four forms of hypersensitivity; allergies ranks among the most common chronic diseases affecting 23 million people or 1 of 3 persons in the United Kingdom at least a time in their life. We do not exactly know when and where allergies will strike us.

The risk of being prone to allergies depends to different little but serious factors. You are more at risk of allergies if you.

o One or both of your parents have allergies, asthma, eczema or hay fever

o You had childhood eczema

o You have had any previous allergy reactions or symptoms.

What are the symptoms associated with allergies? Symptoms that are associated with allergies could include any of the following:

o Eczema

o Itchy, blocked and runny nose

o Sneezing

o Itchy, sore or watery eyes

o Nasal congestion

o Swelling of the lips, tongue and face

o Coughing

o Shortness of breath

o Dry throat or tongue

o Rashes on the skin

o Headache

o General malaise

o Anaphylactic shock

As a sort of information, do you know that a firstborn child is more likely to develop allergies than his or her younger siblings? This is due to hormonal changes women go through over successive pregnancies. This is the result of extensive researches made by Dr. Karmaus and his team. If you think that allergies stops there think twice, do you know that too much breast-feeding makes babies more prone to allergies? A study found out that babies fed exclusively on mother’s milk for up to six months are known to be at reduced risk of allergies such as eczema and asthma and extending exclusive breast-feeding beyond six months may increase the risk. The development of medical mediums such as clinical diagnostic allergy kits is a good form of alternative. Appropriate use of the said tool can help you fight and minify the effects of allergies. With a result ready after 30 minutes taking test using the allergy kits is at full ease. The commercialization of this tools made available to all cannot only serve as a temporary solution but it can also save lives.

Ideal Cholesterol Levels – How to Maintain a Healthy Cholesterol Level and Lower the LDL?

Ideal Cholesterol Levels - How to Maintain a Healthy Cholesterol Level and Lower the LDL?

Ideal Cholesterol levels are extremely beneficial for maintaining a disease free body. In order to prevent heart diseases and diabetes, we should keep the percentage of LDL lower than HDL. LDL or bad cholesterol can cause damage to your body while HDL or good cholesterol promotes good health.

How To Maintain A Healthy Cholesterol Level And Lower The LDL?

. There are various ways to maintain cholesterol level and lower LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). Cardio workouts, balanced diet, Yoga and meditation can be the best ways to lead a healthy life.

. Exercising regularly encourages metabolism in our body. It not only helps your body to lose weight but also reduces LDL. By performing cardio workouts such as running, swimming, brisk walking or aerobics, our body can reach ideal cholesterol levels. Drinking sufficient water is the main requisite during the entire process. You should drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily.

. There are foods, which can easily lower the LDL. You should consume fishes. They are considered to be the greatest source of omega3 fatty acids. They can easily lower LDL levels and increase good cholesterol levels. In order to discard heart diseases, it is always advisable to eat high soluble fibers. You should consume lots of green colored vegetable, fruits and cereals to reduce LDL.

. After food and cardio workouts and yoga can be a revitalizing alternative option to reduce LDL. Yoga postures can help your body to gain more good cholesterol. They can be performed from the comforts of your home. You can also do meditation for at least 20 minutes daily to transform your life. A healthy lifestyle is the key to maintain ideal cholesterol levels.

How to Relieve Back Pain

How to Relieve Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world and just about everyone has suffered from some form of back pain. There are many how to relieve back pain treatments but the majority only treat the symptoms and not the cause of the backache. In this article we will look at some of the popular treatments to relieve back pain.

Yoga – this treatment targets the muscles of the back and mid section of the body and can be effective, if maintained, for long term relief of back pain.

Pilates – this is also an exercise and stretching regime that can be effective at stretching and strengthening muscles of the back and mid section of the body. If these core muscles are strengthened they will help stabilise any problems with the back muscles.

The Alexander Technique – like Pilates this is a stretching and muscle strengthening regime that you can use to target the core muscles, those muscles around the middle of the back and front of the body.

Muscle Misalignment – this is not as well known as other techniques but has shown promise with people who have muscular back problems. This technique identifies muscle misalignment and then provides exercises and stretches to correct and realign any problems it finds. This just targets the specific muscles that are misaligned and not the whole of the back like the other techniques do.

Physiotherapy – along with sonic and heat therapies the physiotherapist does stretching and strengthening exercises to realign and tone muscles to reduce back pains. They may also give you specific exercises to do in your own time to complement the work they do with you.

Most of these techniques will have some or full success in relieving back pain but they will not work overnight and they will only work with muscular back pain although some other back pain may be helped with doing some of the exercises. If you want to try any of the techniques mentioned here discuss them with your doctor to make sure you can do them without causing yourself more damage.

Tips For Straightening Curly Bangs

Tips For Straightening Curly Bangs

Though curly locks look great, at times they become a hassle. Managing curly hair takes time if you want to wear it straight hair. Within this guide, we will discover the secrets for making your curly bangs straight.

Choose the correct shampoo for best results. You must start applying a fortifying shampoo if you really want to straighten your curly hair. Your hair will be stronger using this product. The rough sections are filled in and and smoothed during the process of strengthening – the hair is made healthier and curl is controlled. (Also, it is a good option for people who blow dry or straighten their hair every morning). There are shampoos available that are made specifically for people with curly hair. Try a product that claims to make curly hair more manageable. Avoid the types that increase curling, or you will have a worse problem! You must always use curl-taming shampoo on your hair to get the best results. Begin your regular hair routine with the suitable shampoo and it will be easier to try and straighten your curly bangs.

Move the rest of your hair away from the area. Finish the rest of your hair styling first, if you’re trying to uncurl your bangs.} Isolate the bangs by using hair clips, hairpins, or an elastic band; this lets you style the bangs without anything else getting in the way.

Try a product which will straighten your hair. By using straightening products you can enhance the chance of removing the curl of your hair.

Before styling, balm can be applied to tone down curls in the hair and to prevent them from reappearing. Straighter bangs can be had by using this in conjunction with a flat iron or a straightening iron.

A straightening iron can be used. This is the easiest way to straighten curly bangs.

Pay special attention to the bangs, once your hair is elsewhere dry. The iron should be dragged along the dry bangs in the direction intended. (If they are not let to hang down straight). It’s not a good idea to apply an iron when your hair is still wet. Keep the iron near the scalp, but take care to avoid getting too close, as this can burn hair. If you do it quickly you won’t have to be concerned about burning your bangs. The iron can work most efficiently if you divide your hair into smaller sections. This will allow you to tame your curly bangs in minutes with the right straightener.