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How Dairy gives You Acne
Everyone who's fighting acne, doubts this at some point in time. 'Does dairy make my acne worse?'. You may stop having dairy for a week, only to realize that it is too much trouble and you can't really tell the difference. Let's figure this out together... Research tells us that inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are more common and more severe in those who consume a diet rich in dairy products. These skin problems are even more common in those who indulge in smoking, consume packaged food and are exposed to polluted air. Cow's milk, which is the largest consumed animal milk in the world, contains casein protein and whey protein. Both these are known to raise the levels of growth hormones in calves as well as humans. Growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor - 1 or IGF-1 is strongly linked with increased sebum formation in our skin. After infancy our body increasingly loses its ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. We know that more than 50% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products trigger all sorts of allergies as well as acne. Besides this, cows and buffaloes are regularly injected with artificial hormones to increase their milk supply. When you consume dairy that is mass produced with such practices, it throws your hormones off balance. Dairy may also promote growth of unhealthy gut bacteria and cause gut inflammation. This alters the way your food is digested and absorbed, which in turn leads to vitamin deficiencies and dull skin. How to prevent dairy related skin problems? Reduce dairy intake and switch to high-fiber diet instead. Increase your intake of omega-3 rich food and supplements to achieve a blemish-free skin. Do not substitute dairy with packaged almond milk or soy milk. Consider switching to green tea or freshly brewed black coffee instead. Both of these have plenty of antioxidant benefits which boost your immunity and make your skin glow. If you plan to give a dairy-free lifestyle a try, avoid all dairy products completely for atleast 3 weeks to see the improvement. Any thing less than 2 weeks cannot give you an idea of whether dairy truly aggravates your acne. If your acne persists consider discussing diagnostic tests and acne treatment options with your dermatologist. *Dairy products include milk, yogurt, curd, buttermilk, cheese, paneer, whey protein shakes, cakes and other similar desserts.
All-Time Best Movie Adaptations Based on Books
We all are big fans of movies and cinema, whether it is Bollywood content or Hollywood. Every year, we get to see some of the best movies ever made which win our hearts. We have higher expectations from movies that are adapted from some world-famous books. This hangs us on a thread as it made us think which one was better – movie adaptation or the original book? Well, it works both ways. People who are dedicated readers and read regularly prefer books over movies, and those who have a hard time reading books, enjoy movies more than anything! In this article, I’ll be listing down all-time best movie adaptations based on books. Β· The Color Purple (1985) β€˜The Color Purple’ is written by a famous American novelist Alice Walker and its stellar adaptation is created by Steven Spielberg. This adaptation has done good justice and is extremely faithful to the original novel in terms of characters as well as the plot. Celie’s inner thoughts and emotions have become lively through the phenomenal performance of the cast, which is a great achievement for Steven Spielberg. Hence, it becomes a must-watch movie. Β· The Remains of the Day (1993) β€˜The Remains of the Day’ is a beautiful novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and its adaptation is created by James Ivory. This story revolves around the character study which is told from an English butler named Stevens’ point of view. All the characters are presented in equal length throughout the film and all of these are rooted in the point of view of the protagonist Stevens. Although the ending of the movie is less hopeful and arguably tragic than the actual novel, it doesn’t feel left out and restrained with the whole story. Hence becoming a must-watch. Β· Forrest Gump (1994) Well, this one is my favorite from the list. β€˜Forrest Gump’ is a novel by Winston Groom and its adaptation is created by Robert Zemeckis. This movie has won six Oscars in all, including the one for the Best Picture. The streamlined character is beautifully portrayed by Tom Hanks. This movie has taken strong source material and the result is in front of our eyes. Every viewer of this movie finds it charming as well as fill with wisdom. This makes this movie a must-watch in all senses. Β· Harry Potter (2002-2011) β€˜Harry Potter’ is a novel series written by J. K. Rowling. It comprises various genres like Magical Realism, Adventure Fiction, Mystery, High Fantasy, Thriller, etc. This 8-films long movie series is directed by 4 directors namely Chris Columbus (Part 1 & 2), Alfonso Cuaron (Part 3), Mike Newell (Part 4), and David Yates (Parts 5 to 8). The movie adaptations have done complete justice to the novels, although the makers of the movie had to narrow down the story quite a bit. But we can surely say that these are the ideal adaptations for the fans who are looking for incredible content. So, it is a must-watch too. If you are looking forward to buying these books you can check out TrueGether, which is the best eBay alternative out there.
What You Need to Know Before Having Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is the surgery to remove fat or wrinkles on your eyelids, which is often called eyelid surgery. An eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgery performed by plastic surgeons to remove droopy eyes and make them better. Before making decisions, you should consider some things before and after Blepharoplasty. Things to Consider Before and After blepharoplasty From searching for the best plastic surgeon, to taking care of your eyes after the surgery, some of the things one should know before going forward. The surgeon will provide all the details of course, like the recovery process and medication drugs. Check which Procedure is Right Everyone is different so I would highly recommend you to talk with the experts to make sure you are good to do the surgery. Talk with the best plastic surgeon for blepharoplasty in Mumbai, to get the best results possible. They can answer all the questions or problems regarding baggy eyelids or eyelid surgery. How much does Blepharoplasty cost? The cost of blepharoplasty may change depending on the skills of the surgeon and the equipment. It also depends on the position of the eyelid, if more work needs to be done then the cost will be high. Mumbai has some of the best plastics surgeons in India, one can only get better results when they consider, the choice of surgeon and type of procedure more, than the cost of surgery. Going for the most affordable procedure may or may not give better results, because everybody is different. Best Plastic Surgeons for Blepharoplasty This can be tough, as there are multiple plastic surgeons out there. A doctor who is board certified in plastic surgery would be the best. Also look for the most experienced doctor, as he or she will be able to minimize any problems and give you better results. Check for the reviews you can find them on the internet easily from their previous patients. Is Eyelid Lift Risky? Blepharoplasty surgery is considered to be safe by experts as there are no post-surgery scars. As the surgery is done through the inside of the eye. Some small risks are included like double vision, unable to close lids after surgery for some amount of time, infections, and bleeding or dry Eyes. But the chances of getting these will be reduced, by an experienced surgeon. Recovery Time after Eyelid Surgery The surgery may cause bruises and swelling but that’s no cause for concern. The bruises and swelling will vanish in one week max. Although you will need to keep the bandage intact. No scars will be left behind. Your eyes will look better and go to their natural state in 4 weeks. Till then you need to take care and follow the restrictions told by your plastic surgeon. Bruising can be controlled by the following methods ● Use ice packs to help with the swelling. ● Use all prescribed medication and ointments to promote healing. ● Avoid heavy lifting and swimming for at least one week. ● Avoid smoking. ● Do not rub your eyes (or around them). ● Do not use contact lenses for at least two weeks. ● Stay out of the sun and use SPF if you have to go out. ● Keep your head elevated at all times, even when sleeping. ● Avoid strenuous activities or exercise. ● Follow the surgeon’s recommendations for recovery. What to wear after Surgery? Going outside should not be healthy as the sun rays may affect your skin as it will be recovering from surgery. But after the bandage is removed you can wear sunglasses with SPF protection that covers the eye from the sun. Always check with your surgeon before doing anything like wearing makeup, or using sunscreen with SPF protection. As recovery may be different for everyone depending on how surgery went. Summary Check with doctors and experts about the procedure need to carry out for blepharoplasty. Don’t consider the cost or price of eyelid surgery, Choice of the surgeon and best procedure is a priority. Follow all the steps provided by your surgeon. Take good care of your eyes and yourself after surgery. Check with your surgeon immediately, if you feel anything is wrong with your eyes. Wear sunglasses to protect from UV Rays. Eyes will get better in 3 to 4 weeks maximum.
Top 6 Summer Must-Haves for Every Sweaty Girl
Well, summer is not my favorite season. There are certain skin infections that usually happen if you don’t take care of your skin properly if you are a sweaty girl. Hence, these products become a necessity to have in your daily routine to stay fresh and safe. 1. Sunscreens This is a very important and basic must-have for summer for every girl, no matter what skin type or tone you have. Sunscreens protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Not only that, the major benefit that you’re going to get from sunscreen is that your skin will be protected from Skin cancer. Even if you are staying home these days, don’t miss out on applying sunscreen as it protects our skin from the blue rays radiated through our mobile phones, laptops, and TV screens. Otherwise, they can cause major damage to our skin. 2. Rosewater Spray Our skin feels tired and fatigued really soon in summers. And it is really annoying and irritating to wash our face, again and again, to feel refreshed. Instead, you can keep rosewater spray with you all the time to refresh your skin instantly. It makes your skin feel relaxed and calm and really cools down the internal heat. 3. Antiperspirants During summers, we tend to sweat a lot. To control your sweat, you can use antiperspirant in your armpits. They prevent sweating. Antiperspirants are very different from deodorants. Deodorants make you get rid of the odor while antiperspirants control your sweating. You can buy amazing quality antiperspirants, which are clinically protected from sites like eBay. 4. Aloe Vera Gel You can use aloe vera gel as a lubricant all over your face whenever you shave your face. It acts great as a lubricant. Also, it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This soothes and calms your skin to a great extent. Aloe vera gel can also be used as a part of post skincare regime. It can be applied post-shaving your hands and legs and it will make sure that your cuts won’t turn into an infection if any. 5. Anti-Fungal Powder You can use this whenever your skin has any sort of itching, skin irritation, redness, fungal infection, or any pricky heat issue. You can use this under your arms, on your back, on your neck, between your thighs, on your elbows, knees, and all the areas where you feel excessive sweat. I would suggest you apply this powder between your thighs before the workout to prevent itching, redness, and irritation. 6. Setting Spray Whenever you apply make-up in summer, do not forget to apply the setting spray. It makes the make-up last longer on your face and makes it settle properly. You can even dance at weddings in summer and don’t lose your make-up at all if you have applied the setting spray. Make sure you invest in a good quality setting spray. So, these are some must-have recommended products for all the sweaty girls out there. I’m sure that these products will make your life much easier. So, get them for yourselves!
Is Botox Vegan Friendly and Cruelty-free?
Botox is the single largest performed cosmetic procedure in the world today. And as of January 2021, the total number of vegans in the world is approximately 79 million. Lets find out whether veganism and Botox go together... What is veganism? A vegan is a person who does not eat or use any animal products. Apart from vegans there are many others who are searching for cruelty-free products and cosmetic treatments that don’t include animal ingredients, or are involved in animal testing. What is Botox? Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used by a dermatologist for anti wrinkle treatment. But it has several other uses in medical science. Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) Cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms Blinking that you can’t control (blepharospasm) Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus) Chronic migraine Overactive bladder Is Botox vegan? The actual Botox injection is vegan friendly. It goes not contain any ingredients of animal origin. But it does have albumin from human plasma as a preservative. Also, like any other pharmaceutical grade medication, it does involve animal testing before it can be certified as safe for human use. So, no.. Botox is not vegan. The final word If you are a vegan, whether you will take Botox or not is a personal choice you will have to make. Maybe if it was for anti-aging treatment, your dermatologist can do away with it and switch to other skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy and RF skin tightening. But, if it was for other conditions such as an overactive bladder or cervical dystonia then the decision would be more difficult.