The Lowdown on Spider Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are not the same, and are quite different from each other.

Varicose veins are swollen blood vessels that become enlarged and raised, becoming visible through your skin. Varicose veins are found predominantly on the legs.

Spider veins on the other hand are smaller, sometimes red or purple and most often appear not just on the legs but also on the face, forming a spiderweb pattern.

Spider veins are caused by increased vein pressure. The underlying causes are yet unknown as to why some people get them and others don’t. However, doctors believe that the tendency to get spider veins can be hereditary, and you are more likely to get them as you get older...

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Three Simple Things for Great-Looking Nails

People sometimes tend to neglect their fingernails. Like your skin and hair, your nails can get damaged from being exposed to the environment. Dry air, the sun’s rays, dirt and bacteria can impair the health of your nails.

Here’s three simple tips to keep your nails healthy and strong:

1. Wear Gloves – Gardening and yard work can be a messy and dirty thing. You’re holding soil that contains potentially infectious bacteria. If that bacteria gets into your nailbeds, you could be looking at a fungal infection. Wearing gloves is also recommended for doing dishes as harsh detergents coupled with hot water can dry up your nails, leaving them void of nutrients.

2. Biotin – Biotin is a member of the Vitamin B family. It helps increase nail thickness and prevents it from breaking and splitting...

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Tanning Myths Debunked

1. Base Tans
Many people claim that "base tans" can prevent type of damage to your skin from the sun. This is plain wrong, because whenever your skin becomes tanner than its original color, it’s already been damaged and exposed to potentially harmful UV rays. Remember, there is no such thing as a healthy tan.

2. Tanning beds are safer than tanning out in the Sun
According to recent studies, tanning beds actually produce highly concentrated UV radiation, more than what you would get when you’re outside. Tanning beds actually increase your risk of getting melanoma.

3. The best way to obtain Vitamin D is by tanning
You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D from dietary sources...

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Want Healthy Hair? Follow These Three Tips

1. Protect your hair when simming in the pool

Why?
Did you know that chlorine can actually do a lot of damage to your hair? Regular exposure to swimming pools with chlorine can cause the natural oils from your scalp to be stripped. This results in over-dryness of your hair and making it more porous and less likely to retain moisture.

What Can You Do?
Wet and condition your hair before swimming. You can also wear tight-fitting swimmer’s caps to cover your hair and prevent exposure to chlorine. If you notice your hair feeling dry after a swim, you can wash and condition it to replace the lost moisture.

2. Take Your Iron Supplements

Why?
One of the most important nutrients for getting a healthy head of hair is Iron. Besides protein, iron is one of the building blocks of healthy hair...

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How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels diminish the signs of aging not only on your face but also on your hands, neck, and chest. Simply put, this treatment peels away imperfections on your skin. The chemicals used for this treatment improves your skin’s collagen production, which then diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

The most popular peels include salicylic and glycolic acid peels.

Glycolic and salicylic acid peels are the most common and are considered superficial peels. Glycolic peels are effective in improving the texture of your skin by helping your body rebuild its collagen and elastin. Acne scarring and skin discolorations are minimized as a result. Chemicalk peels also aid in the removal of blackheads and temporarily reduces excessive oil production of teh skin.

What do Chemical Peels Not Do?

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