Detox Diary: I Tried a Skin Cleanse for Two Weeks and Here’s What Happened… One of my favorite types of posts to write here on LaurenConrad.com are Detox Diary posts: a self-conducted experiment where I try a new trend in the health world and see how it works for myself.
I’ve blogged about my experience with doing a juice cleanse, trying oil pulling, and detoxing from the inside out, too. And today, I’m here to tell you all about the “skin cleanse” I’ve been on for the last two weeks. With my New Year’s resolutions still going strong, I felt like this was the perfect time to start my detox. So, I enlisted the help of Team LC’s friend and nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, who gave me a detailed set of guidelines and rules to follow during this skin cleanse. I can proudly say that I just completed this two-week experiment, and the results are pretty fascinating. So, take a peek below to see Kelly’s cleanse rules and read all about my experience. The Before & After The Rules Cut out all refined sugar. Drink a glass of lemon water each morning.
Stay off soy. Danger triangle of the face. The danger triangle of the face consists of the area from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of the nose, including the nose and maxilla. (pp345–346)Due to the special nature of the blood supply to the human nose and surrounding area, it is possible for retrograde infections from the nasal area to spread to the brain causing cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis or brain abscess.
This is possible because of venous communication (via the ophthalmic veins) between the facial vein and the cavernous sinus. The cavernous sinus lies within the cranial cavity, between layers of the meninges and is a major conduit of venous drainage from the brain. It is a common misconception that the veins of the head do not contain one-way valves like other veins of the circulatory system. Infection of cavernous sinus If the cavernous sinus is infected, it can cause the blood within the sinus to clot resulting in a cavernous sinus thrombosis.
References External links Teen girls’ chemical exposure plummets after switching to better beauty products. New study shows that after just 3 days of using makeup, shampoos and lotions free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels dropped up to 45 percent.
While the European Union has banned thousands of ingredients from being used in personal care products due to safety concerns, the United States FDA has banned a total of 11. Leaving the cosmetics industry to police itself is an interesting tactic; the result being that the things we buy to use on our bodies are often chock full of ingredients that may not be so great for us. It seems nothing short of a travesty, but here we are. Getting data about health effects from exposure to chemicals is not easy, but there is growing evidence linking a certain family of chemicals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, to neurobehavioral problems, obesity and cancer cell growth, say the authors of a new study comparing body chemical levels with usage of chemical-containing products.
"We know enough to be concerned about teen girls' exposure to these chemicals. 9 Pretty Simple Pimple Home Remedies. A few weeks ago when I was digging around for a post to “revive” from way in the depths of Crunchy Betty, my first thought was a very, very old post titled 27 Quick and Crunchy Home Remedies for Pimples.
It’s a great post, full of fun little ideas for when you have a giant monster on your face and want to treat it quickly. I even used several of the ideas in the Simple Pimple Remedies section of Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin. How to Clear Acne. Breakouts happen for a lot of reasons .
Find your trigger (stress, sweating, hormones or sun), then get on the right program (finally!) To get rid of your acne! When You're Stressed You're freaking out, and wham! A zit appears. Read More Do less. Acne Fighting Foods. One of the most covetable beauty traits, in my opinion, is being blessed with naturally clear, glowy skin.
But we all know that even the luckiest of ladies might get a blemish or two once in a while, and bad nutrition might be to blame. Pesky pimples are never any fun so you might be surprised to learn that making some small swaps in your daily diet can be the key to clearer skin. For today’s Tuesday Ten, I researched acne-fighting food properties that are proven to help beat blemishes or keep them at bay (sources listed at the bottom of this blog post).
Not only are these things good for your skin, they’re good for your figure as well (I’m talking to you, Bikini Boot Campers). Be sure to check out my list below and keep these healthy staples in mind the next time you hit the grocery store… Foods with omega-3 fatty acids. Best Peels for Skin Treatment. If you're looking for effective exfoliation to slough away acne, clogged pores, fine lines and discolorations, look no further than at-home peels. With spa-quality, derm-approved ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, fruit enzymes and more, you can bypass pricey spa treatments when you DIY. Bliss If you’re looking to lighten and brighten without the big spa bill, Bliss’s no-rinse peel pads are just what the doctor ordered. With gradual-release glycolic acid that renews skin overnight, witch hazel and licorice extract are added to target dark spots and fine lines.
Hydrating glycerin makes for a gently hydrating yet effective formula. 9 Foods for Great Skin. Hydrocolloid dressing.