Mineral Makeup a Natural Acne Cure?

Written by Jennifer Parker

Mineral makeup may offer new hope for acne sufferers. Because mineral makeup has several unique qualities not offered in any other makeup product that make it ideal for helping cure acne.

To understand how mineral makeup can cure your acne it is necissary to look atrepparttar seven causes of acne:

1. Genetics. Sadly, nothing can change your genetics. If your parents had acne as teenagers there is a good chance that you will too.

2. Hormones. During adolesence, hormones called androgens become active and stimulate oil glands in your skin, increasing oil production. This, in turn, clogs pores, causing pimples and blackheads.

3. Stress. Although stress doesn't actually cause acne, it can add torepparttar 150348 problem by affecting hormones.

4. Diet. Many times what you eat has been shown to cause acne. Most ofrepparttar 150349 time acne is an adverse reaction your body has to a food allergy.

5. Washing your face too often. This can irritaterepparttar 150350 skin making acne worse.

6. Medications. Many medications can cause acne or make an existing condition worse. Read labels or talk to your paharmacist to find out if acne is a side effect.

7. Using greasy skin care products and oily cosmetics. Most makeup falls into this category.

While these arerepparttar 150351 casuse of acne it is important to remember that acne is ultimately a result of bacteria growing in clogged pores. Bacteria is organic and thus cannot grow or multiply withoutrepparttar 150352 presence of water. This is where mineral makeup plays an almost magical role in curing acne.

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Written by Tiffany Field, Ph.D.; Miguel Diego; Christy Cullen; Kristin Hartshorn; Alan Gruskin; Maria Hernandez-Reif, Ph.D.; and William Sunshine

Massage therapy easesrepparttar symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and increases grip strength, according to a recent study.

"Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are lessened following massage therapy" was conducted by staff atrepparttar 150297 Touch Research Institutes atrepparttar 150298 University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, tingling, burning and numbness ofrepparttar 150299 hand. Sixteen people diagnosed with this syndrome participated inrepparttar 150300 study. All of them held jobs involving heavy word processing or computer work.

Subjects were randomly assigned to eitherrepparttar 150301 standard-treatment control group orrepparttar 150302 massage-therapy group. Those inrepparttar 150303 massage group received one massage per week onrepparttar 150304 affected arm for four weeks. They were also instructed in self-massage, which they were to perform each night before bed.

The massage routine consisted of stroking of moderate pressure fromrepparttar 150305 fingertips torepparttar 150306 elbow. A massage and pain log was kept by subjects inrepparttar 150307 massage group. Inrepparttar 150308 log, participants recordedrepparttar 150309 times at which they began and ended self-massage, as well as their levels of pain on a scale from zero to 10.

Subjects inrepparttar 150310 control group received no intervention, but were taughtrepparttar 150311 massage routine afterrepparttar 150312 study ended.

Physicians evaluated participants' carpal tunnel symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, pain and strength, atrepparttar 150313 beginning and end ofrepparttar 150314 four-week study. The Tinel sign, which tests to see if light tapping ofrepparttar 150315 affected area elicits pain or tingling, was also used atrepparttar 150316 start and finish ofrepparttar 150317 study. Physicians usedrepparttar 150318 Phalen Test atrepparttar 150319 beginning and end ofrepparttar 150320 study as well. The Phalen Test involves flexing ofrepparttar 150321 wrists to see if numbness or tingling occurs.

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