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Stretch marks have the initial appearance of purple or red looking lines. In time Stretch Marks can fade to a white or off white color.Stretch Marks are a VERY common condition. Just think of all the people who are either pregnant or overweight!Stretch Marks are not just confined to the female population either few people realize that they are a common complaint of male body builders. Three Possible Stretch Mark SolutionsStretch Mark Treatments vary from out-and-out scams to so.

Stretch Marks - Cause and Treatment Options

Stretch Marks - Cause and Treatment OptionsStretch Marks, known in the medical community as erythrocyanosis are a form of scarring that can occur when a persons skin is overstretched.The Two Main Stretch Mark Causes Are:1)Pregnancy2)ObesityAppearance:Stretch marks have the initial appearance of purple or red looking lines. In time Stretch Marks can fade to a white or off white color.Stretch Marks are a VERY common condition. Just think of all the people who are either pregnant or overweight!Stretch Marks are not just confined to the female population either few people realize that they are a common complaint of male body builders. Three Possible Stretch Mark SolutionsStretch Mark Treatments vary from out-and-out scams to some very smart and scientific remedies.Three of the most common are:1.DERMABRASION. This is a serious medical procedure that takes place under a general anesthetic. Dermabrasion is definitely not for the faint of heart.In Dermabrasion the surface of the skin is literally removed by a process of sanding. The aim of dermabrasion is to remove (or at least lessen) the appearance of scars, damage from the sun or dark spots.The procedure is obviously very painful (hence the general anesthetic) and the healing process can take several months. However, the results can be quite spectacular.Dermabrasion works best when the scar or mark being treated is above the surface of the skin and is generally much less effective when used to treat sunken scars.Be Warned: Having a general anesthetic is NOT something to be taken lightly; it carries inherent risks and can be life-threatening. Always seek a second medical opinion (speak to more than one doctor).2.MICRODERMABRASION. Often referred to as Microderm this is far less invasive procedure that has become very popular throughout the Day Spa and cosmetic industries.In Microdermabrasion the surface layer of the skin is removed by using a special wand with a roughened surface that lightly sands the skin. The shed skin particles are removed via a suction device attached to the wand.People like Microdermabrasion because it has a reputation of being a safe, painless procedure that does not require an anesthetic.3.SKIN TREATMENT CREAMS. This is one of those areas where you are most likely to encounter wild claims and the general rule of thumb here is that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is.That said, there are literally tens of thousands of people who swear by such things as Vitamin A Cream, Cocoa Butter and a whole raft of different specially formulated cosmetic creams.One thing you can do is ask the people trying to sell you any Stretch Mark Removal treatment to show you before and after photographs of their last 50 clients.Also, ask for written testimonials.Skin care experts also say that the correct diet, nutritional supplements, rest and common sense (avoiding excessive sun exposure) can have a big impact on the skins ability to heal and its general appearance.

Top Tanning Facts For A Safe Tan

Top Tanning Facts For A Safe Tan

The custom of tanning ones skin has received a lot of publicity in the recent times. Because of its alleged link with cancer, tanning and its effects has become a major subject of debate among scientists, beauticians and even the women who would like to know all the facts about it before deciding on whether to go tanning or not.Though it is commonly believed that tanning invariably leads to skin cancer, recent studies have shown that tanning may be a protective device against certain types of cancers. The risk of colon and breast cancer is reduced by exposure to tanning conditions as the sun retards the growth of cancerous cells that cause these conditions. By retarding its growth, cancer rates come down. This is proven by the fact that cancer of the breast and colon is more common in countries that are sun deprived.Establishing the benefits of exposure to the sun from tanning is a scientific fact. One can also counter the belief that tanning should be stopped because it is one of the causes of skin cancer. Tanning need not be stopped altogether because of this risk. After all it is a known fact that deaths from melanoma, the variety of skin cancer that is the risk factor from tanning, is the least death risk as only 0.3% of death cases have been linked with this form of cancer.Then again, in the early stages, there can also be a cure from surgery. Colon and breast cancer is a far bigger killer as the number of affected cases is around 20% to 65%. The chief benefit of tanning helps to control osteoporosis and thus it is an ideal way of enjoying the sun and benefiting from it.Another fact that is seldom examined is the incidence of melanoma that is much lower in countries with sunshine. Scientific research has not been able to disprove this fact. It is only a handful of doctors and lobbyists of the anti-tanning groups who have linked the twin facts and come up with a theory. After all, skin cancer is more prevalent in northerly latitudes where the exposure to the sun for the population is much less than in the tropical and equatorial regions.All this brouhaha about tanning has given rise to an unusual and unnatural fear of the sun among the population. This is a cleverly propelled myth by the multi-million-dollar pharmaceutical companies who wish to sell their sun screen and other sun protective lotions to women who are keen to look and feel good without risking their health to tanning and running the risk of cancer or related problems. The industry that is supplying tanning equipment is the only one of the kind that is propagating the safe ways of tanning and this single player in a giant propelled market is a loser right from the start. The voice of the factual users of tanning appliances is thus never heard by the majority.The fact that tanning can be a safe way of looking good and feeling fit thus needs to be implemented and put in the right perspective. The skin cancer cause is not as simple as it looks and the public need to be informed about the right facts. Skin cancer is a complicated issue. The fact that moderate tanning can avoid all the ill effects of sunburn and exposure to UV rays, tanning activity can be enjoyed without worrying about the risk of cancer. The tanning salons therefore have to adopt a vigorous campaign to educate the public about the correct facts regarding tanning and its effects, both long term and short term.

Chanel 5 And Other Perfumes Naming

Chanel 5 And Other Perfumes Naming

Have you ever thought about the names of the perfumes? Why each of them has its specific own name? Is it a spontaneous decision to name a perfume JOY, Shalimar or CHANEL N 5 ? Why N 5 and not N 6 , N 7 or N 8?Perfume, says Sophia Grosjman, IFFs star perfumer, is a promise in a bottle.We want to believe. We crave to be prettier, richer, sexier and happier than we are. Perfume speaks more to our vulnerabilities than to our strengths. Consider the labels on the fragrances we buy: Pleasures, Beautiful, Delicious, Sexy. As Charles Revson said: We sell hope. And we buy. But, behind almost every significant perfume there is a story. Take for example Shalimar. According to a legend, Raymond Guerlain and his wife were on their trip to USA by sea. His wife wore Shalimar and all of the passengers were astonished by this innovative, oriental vanilla scented perfume. When the couple landed USA, all the high society fell in love with Shalimar which became favorite still today. The perfume got its name from a legend about an Indian emperor who had a garden named Shalimar.My dresses fit very well my clientsI want a perfume addressed to a modern woman that will fit her as my clothes do. It must have a character. And it must be an expensive one. Ernest Beaux, the creator of CHANEL N 5 introduced Coco Chanel (Gabrielle) ten bottles, and separated them in two groups. One group was numbered in numbers from 1 to 5, the second group was numbered 20 to 24. Mademoiselle Chanel chose bottle N 5. When Beaux asked her why she had chosen that specific bottle, she answered: I am going to exhibit my collection on May the 5th, cest-a-dire, the 5th day of the 5th month. So lets take a bottle with this number. Hope this number will bring success to perfume.

Health benefits of the female orgasm

Health benefits of the female orgasm

Orgasm is the crowning of a successful and highly pleasurable session of sex. It puts a smile on the lips of satisfied women and makes men walk with a swagger. Its the biggest little thing in the world and the crucial detail and the end of a delightful exertion. Life without orgasms is simply not possible. But orgasm is not limited in scope to making one (or two) people feel good for five or ten minutes before falling asleep. Science has shown that frequent sex and orgasms are very important to the general well-being and health of every person. The more frequent the orgasm, the better off that person is going to be on both the physical and psychological planes. Everyday life is bound to result in some nervous tensions for most people as the troubles of jobs and relationships take their toll on the mental balance. Sex and orgasms are a chance for these tensions to join the psychological and physical build-up and release. Thus, the mind uses orgasm to flush the tensions out of the system and replace them with the delicious relaxation of that comes with pleasure. The best thing to do after disentangling from the tender embrace is, of course, to slide into sleep. The combined exertion of sex and relaxation brought by orgasm is the perfect replacement for any sleeping pill. Instead of reaching out for the bottle of pills, you would be better off reaching out for the man lying in bed next to you or for your favorite sex toy. Its a perfectly natural solution that we heartily recommend.Dont let headaches get in the way. What men dont realize is that headaches are many times a womans way of saying You have to try harder. The pleasure brought by orgasm is the result of a discharge of endorphins into the brain. No headache can survive the attack of pleasure flooding the brain and the calming effect it has. Aside from releasing endorphins into the brain sexual stimulation also activates the production of phenethylamine, an amphetamine secreted by the body which is thought to play a role in the regulation of appetite. Of course, sex is not meant to replace dieting, but it seems to go some way toward helping you rein in those food cravings and it does burn some calories. In fact, sex burns a bit more calories per minute than tennis.The number of scientific studies showing that frequent orgasms are good for ones health is testimony to the important role played by a successful sex life in the physical and mental health of all men and women. Aside from the fact that increased heart rate and heavy breathing keep the circulatory system in shape and make oxygen circulate through the body, sex has other benefits. A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 1976 showed that failure to reach orgasm has a negative impact on the cardiovascular health of women. Doctor Winnifred Cutler, a specialist in endocrinology, found that women who have sex at least once a week are more likely to have normal menstrual cycles and higher levels of estrogen in their blood. Healthy levels of estrogen help keep the cardiovascular system in shape, fight cholesterol and keep the skin supple. This is why we recommend the Ultimate Sex Guide. This one-stop guide to more pleasure than ever before is packed with new positions, tricks and tips that will banish boredom and routine from your relationship. Bring back the spark and make it turn into a flame with the help of new information. More pleasure means a healthier life for you and your partner.

Men Want A Classy Woman

Ladies, this one is for you. Your mother always told you Dont give away the farm. Yet men have been saying, Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Its a paradox; women think they need to put out, or theyll lose their man. Men dont want a woman who puts out; at least not long term they dont. Are you the type of woman who men take home to bed; or the type who men take home to meet Mom? One man described it this way, When Im talking to a woman, either on-line, on the phone, or in person, who do you think is the first person to bring up sex? Almost always its the woman. I dont. I can tell almost instantly if the woman is classy or cheap. I want a woman who is confident, not insecure and thinks she needs to attract me by offering up free sex. What healthy, heterosexual man doesnt want or enjoy sex with a woman? But I dont want someone that everyone else has enjoyed. A classy woman is intriguing, mysterious and alluring. Her appearance and the way she carries herself can be very appealing. Theres a huge difference between sexy and sleazy; and unfortunately many woman dont know the difference. Ladies wise up! If you dont understand why you keep attracting the wrong men, its because your standards are too low. Set the bar higher. Do not engage in innuendos or blatant conversation that is sexual in nature. Just dont do it. You may think you are flirting; but what you are doing is sending a signal to the man that youre easy. You may hook him for a time. You may both be filled with infatuation, but it wont last. Men will look at you as the good time gal; not as a keeper. What are you wearing? Low rise jeans and tummy shirts are in. Theyre not in if you dont have the body to wear that style of clothing and theyre not in if youre trying to convince the men that youre a classy lady. That is not to say you need to haul out the turtle neck sweaters and long skirts which cover up your ankles. You will not be able to change your belief system overnight; your views on what men want. But what you can change almost instantly is how you dress and how you talk. Decide today that you will not openly discuss sex or make comments of a sexual nature with men. There are ways you can let someone know youre interested without sounding like a hootchie mamma. And lastly, take inventory of your wardrobe. Leave a little to the imagination, dont show it all. Men want a classy woman.

A Special 50th Birthday Night ...

Last night, I received a phone call from a lady friend. It was the eve of her 50th birthday, and even though she is much better adjusted than most, it was still a big deal for her. I would make the reminder for gentlemen that there is an inherent and powerfully structural biological difference for ladies of this age, as they experience an inline incarnational death around this age - the childbearing person they were since their early teens comes to an end, and a structurally DIFFERENT person comes into being. So this is NOT about vanity or prettiness; it is a lot more than that on every level and it was little wonder that my friend felt unsure. What she did NOT want to happen is to go into this first night of the 50th year of her life full of regrets, worries, sorrows and loss of life; she wanted something better than that for herself, a celebration to help with this threshold moment, delineated by the way we measure time and count the days. We could have easily chatted away the last remaining hour and a half before the clock struck 12 midnight and try and ignore this thing; but I didn't feel that this was appropriate as it is a highly personal transition so we began to discuss a suitable transitional ritual. Rather than now performing some kind of "death rite" where one gets involved with all the ne'ermores across one's entire life, such as, "I will never hold a baby of my own in my arms again..." and "I'll never dance to the Rolling Stones live at the Catacomb in a miniskirt again..." I suggested we focus instead just on the year that had just passed, year 49. What had happened during that year? Well quite a lot, actually. My friend got to live in house by the beach she always wanted. She had written and published her first book. She had written her first hymn, had her first public exhibition of her paintings and had swam with dolphins. How amazing! And how much more amazing still to consider that if we were to travel back in time by just two years, to her 48th birthday, and we discussed what might be to come, and I might have suggested just one of these things, she would have NEVER believed it possible and laughed at me. So what might year 50 possibly hold in the way of new surprises and unfoldments?! We cannot know. But one thing we can know is that it is a year of new life, of new experiences, of new challenges, triumphs and moments of glory. And it deserves to be stepped into proudly, and gladly, and in full acceptance of what will be to come. It was decided to ring in the moment with a beautiful bath, by candlelight and a glass of champagne. To spend the time before 12 midnight to give gratitude for what had been, and to spend a time of meditation after firmly turned to the future, to have the space to ask for things that might have waited for many years to be finally fulfilled and experienced; to have the space to ask for surprises and to declare one's readiness to step, very literally fresh, clean and brightly new, into the new year of life here in this fantastic world. This is what my friend then did, by herself, for herself and it was delightful, magical and entirely special an occasion, without regrets and instead, with a powerful lifting and affirmation of life, and love of life. She slept very well, and when in the morning a box was delivered from which a helium balloon burst with massive numbers 50 written on it, which further showered her carpet with small sparkling pieces of foil, all with "50" imprinted on it, she laughed in delight and said, "This is going to be marvellous year..." Happy Birthday, Nicola!

Summary

Stretch marks have the initial appearance of purple or red looking lines. In time Stretch Marks can fade to a white or off white color.Stretch Marks are a VERY common condition. Just think of all the people who are either pregnant or overweight!Stretch Marks are not just confined to the female population either few people realize that they are a common complaint of male body builders. Three Possible Stretch Mark SolutionsStretch Mark Treatments vary from out-and-out scams to so.