How to preserve your health


Contrary to what most adults and youngsters believe, the skin of adolescents produces more oil or sebum compared to a mature skin. The main contributor for this is the hormonal changes that are naturally experiencing by teenagers or adolescents. Even though it is a good thing that the adolescent skin is well-hydrated, excessive facial oil can lead to acne formation.

Normally, dermatologists or skin care specialists only recommend mild and simple skin care regimen to teenagers, for their skin is still young. Apart from the usual skin care daily routines recommended to adolescents, teen facial is also one of the best ways to keep the youngsters� skin clean and acne-free. A facial treatment formulated for teenagers should have the following components:

* Light cleansing preparation

* Facial steaming

* Deep cleansing

* Exfoliating

* Masking

* Toning

* Moisturizing

Teen facial packages at salons and spas

Numerous salons and spas are now offering teen facial packages that are fit for teenagers� young and sensitive skin. Although these packages may be a bit costly, getting a professional facial is not a bad option if teens want their whiteheads and blackheads extracted by skilled estheticians.

In addition to the proper removal of unwanted dead skin cells in the face, teens can also seek skin care advices and product recommendations from these specialized spas and salons offering facial treatments.

As for those who do not have the budget to go to a salon or spa to get a good skin care facial treatment, home-made teen facial treatments are the best alternative. However, it is still a must for teenagers to know their skin types before applying home-made facial creams on their face. The following are the different skin types and the suitable skin care facial treatments for each type.

1. Dry skin

Although dry skin is rare in most teenagers, those who do have dry skin should maintain a daily application of mild moisturizing cleansing products and hydrating masks. Teens should avoid toning products that contain witch hazel, alcohol, as well as other ingredients that can dehydrate the skin.

2. Oily skin

For teenagers with oily skin, a home-based facial treatment should consists of cleansing products that are meant for acne prone and oily skin. The masks should be clay based and the moisturizers should be oil free.

3. Sensitive skin

Teens with sensitive skin should make use of products that contain very mild ingredients. Products that are formulated for sensitive skin are also the top picks to use. Exfoliating cloths and products should be used gently. A sensitive skin type should also be treated with mild and non-irritating moisturizers and toners.

4. Combination skin

A combination skin type requires the use of mild cleansers, light moisturizers, as well as hydrating moisturizers in areas of the face that are dry. To normalize the skin tone, teens with a combination type of skin should use skin care products that contain alpha-hydroxyl acids.

As for teens with skin complications, they can try photo facial, facial peel, and microdermabrasion treatments as these can efficiently improve the appearance and condition of the skin.

For_A_Long_Life_ _Keep_Your_Life_Simple_

It may be too unsophisticated, but keeping your life simple is an important key to longevity. Aside from prolonging life, it makes a long life happy.

What is the purpose of a long life, if you spend most of it in illnesses?

A short life is better than a long life of being bedridden, medicine sustained, and pierced by dozens of intravenous tubes.

In all the perplexities that are going on around, many people have forgotten how simple �simple� really is. They have forgotten that one key to a healthy life is being downright simple. Simplicity is often times so profound to other people that they do not believe it unless someone complicates it for them.

They find it hard to imagine that once upon a time, people lived comfortably and very happy � that satisfaction exists even without TV, air conditioners, or phones. They lived much longer and healthier lives long before the discovery of Science and Medicine. They don�t need some social science expert to tell them that needs are proportional to progress, and that needs cannot stay as they are while progress goes on, especially at a fast pace.

Well, some people have found the secrets to keeping simple while progress goes on running a crazy race around them. We will see this later in this book.

This thing about life being complicated (and should be made complicated to enjoy it) has been impressed on people by media and by a �metropolitan culture� that says life is all about competing and coping up.

Daily, from every possible angle of attack, we are bombarded by manufactured suggestions that we cannot be simply simple � that you got to have this and that, and you got to be this and that � or be left behind by the majority and be worlds apart from the rest.

This is mostly the spirit of modern commercialism. Though not actually said, the mindset of �being simple is a sin� has become rampant.

In case you haven�t noticed, commercialism has become the strongest life pressure, and the strongest life killer! The pressures brought about by stressful competition can kill!

Recently, Australian health experts discovered that too much emotional and work related pressures produce chemical reactions in the blood that later develop into fatal diseases like cancer.

According to physical therapists and massage therapy experts, pressures build up lumps in the body that constrict smooth blood flow. These constrictions produce your unexplained body aches that can later weaken your body defenses. They are harmful to your health.

Advocates of simple living say that Commercialism is blowing surface-deep physical and vain emotional needs out of proportion by tricking the conscience of people into believing that non-conformities to suggested and highlighted commercial needs are bad.

Simply put, it is saying, �You�re a loser if you don�t have this!�

Commercial needs are often for physical beauty, trendy accessories, fame, prestige, fashion, and other mundane, temporal, and non-essential things, all of which man can live without. These things excite and resurrect the spoiled brat in people.