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Category Archives: Beauty

When Should You Take Your Child to the Orthodontist?

There are some varying opinions about when the right age to take your child to an orthodontist is. The American Association of Orthodontists as well as other orthodontist associations around the world seems to have a general consensus that the right age to take your child is between the ages of six and eight.

Is this age too early? Isn’t this the age that children are beginning to lose their baby teeth? Can children at this age have braces? Indeed, children at this age may be beginning to lose their baby teeth. However, it is still advisable to take your children to see a professional at this stage.

Early Identification

It is precisely at this age when certain dental issues can be identified by professional orthodontists. It is important that orthodontists identify these problems at their earliest stage. It can help to reduce the effort and cost of reconstructive procedures.

Most parents may feel that since this is the age when kids lose their baby teeth, it may not be the best time to consult a professional or have their teeth examined. However, the loss of baby teeth can in itself help to identify dental issues your child may have.

Baby teeth are lost in a fairly similar process. There is a biological pattern that determines the right order. Incisors are lost first, followed by the first primary molars and later the last 12 teeth. If this order is not followed, it often indicates that there is a problem with crowding, missing or extra teeth. Therefore the orthodontist is in a position to identify these problems before they become serious issues that will require extensive and expensive procedures.

Correcting Dental Problems

Crowding: This is one of the issues that indicates that your child needs to have his teeth examined to determine the exact underlying problem. The orthodontist may determine if a tooth needs to be removed to correct the issue. He may also try to establish if there are other issues such as spacing which and what procedure is ideal to rectify it.

Alignment: Teeth can be aligned at this age or much later in life. There are however several reasons that professionals recommend that children should have their teeth rectified at this age. The first is that crooked teeth if left uncorrected can extensively damage the gum’s underlying tissues and cause a lot of trauma later on. The other reason is that crooked teeth can affect a child’s self esteem which may develop into their teenage and adult life.

Protruding Teeth: Protruding teeth is a common problem for young children between the ages of six and eight. This problem can prevent a child from having a normal bite because the front teeth do not align with the lower ones. While orthodontists do not completely rectify the problem at this stage, they often recommend solutions that will minimize the effect of an abnormal bite. The protruding teeth can be corrected sufficiently later on.

Consulting an Orthodontist

It is recommended that you should visit a professional when your child is between the ages of six or seven. At the very latest, the visit should be when your child is eight years of age. A qualified professional can identify these issues and have them corrected as early as possible. At this stage, the issues will be easier to correct and the results will be better and more accurate.

Additionally, your child’s self image is developing and you can successfully avert a self esteem issue caused by some of these dental complications. If you visit a first choice dental, you can get the examination for free. Therefore, there is no excuse not to take this crucial first step.

Written by Dr. Darren Wittenberger, is the best orthodontist Columbia MO has to offer, and owner of his own practice, Advance Orthodontics. Dr. Wittenberger enjoys sharing his expertise to ensure people can maintain the healthiest, straightest teeth possible!

Tips for Treating Sun Spots

Being out in the warm sun feels incredible on our skin, however all that sun can inflict significant damage. Before long all that sun begins to do things to the skin. A portion of the issues that happen later on comes in numerous structures, for example, wrinkles, skin stains, and even skin disease.

There are various diverse trademark manifestations of sun harm. There are sun spots (which are the most straightforward to see), wrinkles, the skin seems to have a “rugged” surface, and skin staining. Skin stains are otherwise called sun spots, liver spots, or age spots. Sun spots ordinarily begin showing up when a man is around 40 years of age, in spite of the fact that they can begin prior if there has been a considerable measure of sun introduction.

Sun spots occur where the pigmentation of the skin is a different color (usually it’s darker) than that of the rest of the skin. When the sun spots start to appear they may, at first, look a lot like freckles. With time some of these sun spots can develop into skin cancer and should be watched carefully.

When it comes to treating sun spots the obvious thing would be to avoid them in the first place. This can be done by taking care of the skin, especially when spending time outdoors. Apply a really good sun screen to the skin every time that you spend time outdoors, along with wearing protective clothing like long sleeves and a hat.

Once you begin noticing sun spots starting to appear then it’s time to start treating them. There are several different ways to accomplish this.

# Laser Treatment

One of the ways of treating sun spots is through laser treatment or other light techniques. This is accomplished by a dermatologist using flashes of light from a laser beam or other high intensity full-spectrum xenon lamp. What happens is that the outer skin is basically vaporized. When it heals the skin is lighter, tighter, and smoother.

# Bleaching Agents

There are products that the dermatologist may prescribe that contain an ingredient called hydroquinone. This procedure isn’t as harsh on the skin as the other methods are, but it does take a longer time to see results. This is also one of the less expensive ways to deal with treating sun spots.

# Chemical Peels

This option for treating sun-damaged skin is used to strip away the dead skin cells by removing the outer layers of the skin, which stimulates the growth of new skin that is healthy. A dermatologist can prescribe products like Retin-A for this purpose.

Visit with a dermatologist and see what options are best for you. They have the knowledge and experience with what you can expect to happen and how long it will take for you to see the desired result.

Once you treat your sun spots you’ll want to be sure to wear sun screen or the problem will more than likely return.

Simple Ingredient for Dry Skin

ingredient-for-dry-skinAs our bodies age, our sebaceous glands naturally produce less oil. The result is dry itchy skin. If we live in arid climates there are several natural remedies that can be used to combat the irritation and discomfort of dry skin.

# Cucumbers. Cucumbers can be used to help restore the natural ph balance to skin. They can be a revitalizing part of a facial and reduce swelling around the eyes.

# Oatmeal. Add oatmeal to warm bath water. It acts as an anti-itch remedy for dry chapped skin.

# Mayonnaise and vinegar. Dry scalps can produce dandruff, sloughing off of dry skin. Use cup of regular mayonnaise massage it into the scalp, put on a cap, rinse after 30 minutes. Vinegar can also be used in the shower as a rinse to combat a dry scalp.

# Over ripe bananas and avocado. Smash an over ripe banana and avocado, rub into the scalp, cover head and leave for one hour. The oils from the avocado will moisturize the scalp and add sheen and luster to hair.

# Increase humidity. Keep a pot of water simmering on the stove. The water will add moisture to the air and make skin feel less tight.

# Diet. Increase fatty fish like salmon, tuna or sardines to your diet. The omega-3 oils will add luster to skin. Fresh fruit and green leafy vegetables will also have a positive affect on the health of skin. Reduce the intake of sugars, carbs, and soda. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Limit alcohol consumption as it has a natural dehydrating affect on skin.

# Gloves. Use gloves when doing housework or gardening. Protecting hands from the elements can help retain moisture in the skin.

# Petroleum jelly. For rough, dry or cracked feet, use petroleum jelly at night. Slather on an ample amount of petroleum jelly, place feet in baggies and put on socks. Although it will feel slimy, the product will absorb into the skin over night producing softer feet.

# Table Salt. Salt is a natural exfoliant. While skin is still wet, rub salt into the skin in circular motions to remove dry flakey skin. Salt can also replace harsh abrasives for cleaning in the kitchen.

# Vegetable or olive oil. Perfumed skin care products often have drying agents in them. Vegetable or canola oil can be used as a natural skin softener. A couple of tablespoons can be added to a warm bath or it can be applied to skin following a warm shower.

# Baking soda. Baking soda can be used for dry itchy skin. Add cup to a warm bath and soak. It can also be used as a paste to bring relief to severely dry patches.

Sometimes the best remedy for treating dry skin is from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun can reverse the signs of dry skin. When additional help is needed, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to treat dry skin symptoms.

Fast Skin Care Treatment Tips

In this world that is by all accounts going at additional quick speed, it appears as though we are continually searching for alternate routes or approaches to do things speedier. Dealing with our skin is the same. There are ways dealing with our skin can be expert in less time. Utilizing some of these little deceives you will be amazed by how much time you can spare.

Wash your face astutely by utilizing a cream chemical that can be expelled with a tissue. This works best for evening time cleaning. Cream chemicals are typically made with oil, which breaks down things like sunscreen, cosmetics, earth, dependable lipstick, and waterproof mascara—all in one go of the tissue. Another in addition to is that the cream chemicals have lotions in them which spare time by expelling the need to put lotion on during the evening. In the event that your skin tends to be sleek you can in any case utilize this trap, just in the morning apply a gel chemical rather than the cream.

In the morning try using a combination cream that streamlines the different types of creams that are used in the morning. There are combination creams that are considered “all-in-one” creams. Typically they include a moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, and even an anti-oxidant in the cream. If you like the products that you are using and don’t want to switch to an all-in-one combination product, you can make your own. Place all of your creams into the palm of your hand and apply them together, instead of taking the time to apply each one individually. When you are running late or in a rush, this little time-saver can help get you out the door quicker.

One of the biggest time-stealers is putting on your face cream too thick. When this happens you can spend anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes waiting for your skin to absorb the cream before you can apply the rest of your make-up. Avoid doing this by applying just a small amount (about the size of a dime) on key places on your face such as your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, then all you have to do is blend the cream together.

A great shortcut for exfoliating your skin when you are in a hurry is to place a lip balm or gloss onto your cheekbones; just a little dab will do. This helps to give a healthy glow to the skin.

Facials help improve the skin’s tone. A fast facial is to apply egg whites with just a little bit of flour and then with your fingers smooth it on your face. Let it dry; it should take less than ten minutes. This is only a temporary solution, but it will tighten your pores and help to give a fresh look to your face.

Reduce Body Acne Tips

body-acneSkin break out can humiliate whether it is on the face, mid-section or back. Our bodies actually mystery a substance called sebum that goes about as a saturating specialist to keep skin from getting to be dry and breaking. Here and there, pores around the hair follicles get to be stopped up and pull in microscopic organisms. The creation of sebum doesn’t stop when a pore is stopped up bringing about the pore to eject into an excruciating swelling of the skin.

Skin break out is a hereditary condition that can show up anyplace on the body where sebaceous organs are found. A great many people that experience the ill effects of facial skin inflammation likewise battle with body skin break out to some degree. Since pores on other part of the body are bigger than facial pores, blisters frequently frame from the obstructed hair follicles.

There are several ways to reduce body acne outbreaks:

# Diet

Drink lots of water to wash toxins out of the body. Avoid fatty and greasy foods like French fries and potatoes chips.

# Clothing

Active men and women who perspire can wear looser clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton. Tight fitting clothing made of lycra or polyester tend to hold moisture from perspiration in. Perspiration mixed with natural body oil can create a film on the skin which can clog pores causing cyst like blemishes on the back or chest.

# Skin care

Skin for the body is just as important as skin care for the face. Do not use body scrubs over the affect area as it will add to discomfort and irritate the swollen glands. Use an anti-bacterial soap on the affected areas. Be sure to pat skin totally dry. Follow up with an astringent. Topical creams or lotions may also be applied to dry out the cyst-like blemishes. Facial astringents will not be strong enough for the back or chest.

# Workout schedules

Since damp conditions are a breeding ground for bacteria, plan workouts at a location that will allow a shower and change clothes immediately. Wearing damp clothes can irritate an already sensitive area.

# Fabric softeners

Fabric softeners can leave a waxy film on clothing which may leave a film on the skin causing a breakout. Discontinue the use of a softer and see if the condition improves.

# Over-the-counter treatments

Over-the-counter products containing alpha hydroxy acid or benzyl peroxide can provide positive results. If acne is widespread and is leaving scarring consult a dermatologist for additional treatment options.

Genetics can affect the amount of success experienced from outside factors; however, there are many environmental conditions that can be controlled. Most of the remedies for treating body acne are painless and easy to implement into our daily lives.

Caring for Oily Skin

Growing up I had super sleek skin. My folks were concerned I would wind up with serious skin inflammation like my Dad had as a young. With a specific end goal to forestall potential skin inflammation and scarring my folks began me on an unbending healthy skin regimen. The following are a portion of the things I found out about watching over slick skin.

# Start with diet

A well balanced diet is going to have the biggest affect on oily skin. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Stay away from fried or greasy foods. Adding fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables to your diet can assist your body in regulating oil production.

# Have a consistent skin care program

Oily skin is especially difficult to care for. Skin should be cleansed two to three time per day. Removing make up products will reduce the chances of clogging pores and experiencing acne. Try not to touch your face throughout the day as this adds to the contaminants that can clog facial pores.

# Use products designed for oily skin

Harsh detergents in soaps can strip pores of natural oils and trick the sebaceous glands into over producing oils. There are many good cleansers on the market formulated especially for oily skin.

# Clarify your skin

Keeping pores clean is an important step in acne prevention. After cleansing, use a non-alcohol based astringent, like witch hazel, to clean away residue from make up. Oil is produced to help clear away debris caught in pores, if the pore is clogged a blemish forms.

# Moisturize twice daily

I know it sounds silly to moisturize oily skin but it is an essential part of daily skin care. Use an oil free moisturizer to complete the skin care routine. Some moisturizers have oil absorbing agents to help fight shiny faces throughout the day. If you still experience excessive oil, invest in oil blotters to freshen your look throughout the day.

# Use a mask and exfoliate once or twice a week

Each week treat yourself to a mask. There are several types on the market. If blackheads are problematic for your skin, find a mask that has ground up walnut shells to help exfoliate dead skin from your face. Bringing new skin to the surface aids in creating a healthy glow and producing an even skin tone.

Keep in mind that facial skin is delicate. Be gentle and be aware of the direction the skin grows and use motions that go with the grain of the dermis not against it. Use your ring finger, as it is the weakest finger on your hand, to prevent pulling against the skin. Use an upward circular motion on the cheeks, forehead and throat areas. Use a downward motion on your nose. Gently go from the outer corner of the eye toward the nose, avoid scrubbing action when removing make up.

Caring for Dry Skin

Dry air is a foe of our skin. Winter and dry atmospheres need dampness noticeable all around (low moistness), so it gets drawn from our bodies. At the point when that vital dampness is evacuated, the surface skin gets to be dry and flaky bringing on our bodies to actually peel it all together for a more beneficial layer of skin to wind up the external layer of insurance. Dry air is by all account not the only guilty party bringing on dry skin. It can be brought about by items we utilize or are presented to every day, including cleansers, moisturizers, and chemicals. What’s more, it can likewise be because of the normal maturing of our skin, and certain skin issue.

Individuals experiencing continually dry skin may have symptoms beyond dullness and flakiness. Acute dry skin can cause excessive scratching and rubbing, which thickens the affected skin and that may lead to painful cracking of the skin. When skin becomes red, scaly, and inflamed, these may be signs of common skin disorders, such as dermatitis and eczema. If you have symptoms to this extent, you should seek the advice of a dermatologist for possible treatments because skin problems can sometimes be confused with reactions to foreign objects, like poison ivy, or infections, including ringworm.

When your dry skin is the average garden variety, there are many treatments that may be well-suited to helping you alleviate its discomfort. You may want to try any of the following to determine which method works best for you :

# Keep your bathing time short, and use lukewarm water. Long, hot showers may feel nice, but are very drying to the skin. Use a mild soap that has built-in moisturizing properties.

# Use a moisturizer several times a day, especially after bathing. Since dry skin can be sensitive, a hypoallergenic brand is a good choice. The best types to use are ointments, oils, creams, and lotions, respectively.

# For really dry hands, give yourself the white glove treatment. Enrobe your hands in a thick coating of petroleum jelly, like Vaseline, before bed time and wear a pair of white cotton gloves to bed. You skin will absorb the ointment overnight giving you hydrated, supple hands in the morning.

# Consider adding bath oils to your lukewarm baths, so you can benefit from the moisturizers they provide. Also, using a few drops of baby oil in the bath water or rubbing it on your skin afterwards can help revitalize and soothe your skin.

# If you are experiencing minor itching, you can apply a hydrocortisone cream to help eliminate the itch. Untreated itching may compel you to vigorously scratch your skin, which can leave it red and tender. So, sometimes it is best to obtain a quick fix to a minor itch.

Severe skin conditions require professional medical treatment. Often, your doctor will prescribe either antihistamine pills or steroidal creams to use. These can be quite strong and should not be used longer than prescribed, or given to other individuals to treat their dry skin symptoms.

When selecting any oils, creams, or lotions to use on your dry skin, you should be certain to read the ingredients. Some products contain additional chemicals, such as fragrances and preservatives, which may promote irritations or allergic reactions in some individuals.

Simple Tips to Look Younger

Maturing transpires of us and in the end we as a whole build up those scarcely discernible differences around our eyes and those silver hairs around our sanctuaries. It happens and there’s nothing we can do about it. There are, nonetheless, ways you can decrease the presence of maturing without battling the entire idea of maturing with each like there’s no tomorrow. There are unquestionably approaches to make yourself look more youthful and still look common; you simply need to go about it in the correct way

One of the best things you can do (and one you should definitely start while you’re still young) is to take care of your skin and keep it in good condition. If you wash and moisturize your face on a daily basis then you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of someone who hasn’t taken that course. By taking care of your face you keep your pores clear, prevent blemishes, and prevent the early and aggressive advance of an aging appearance. This is probably one of the best things you can do to look younger. If you take care of your face and skin when you actually are young, that will benefit you when you’re older.

Also, don’t go overboard on the makeup. Wearing gobs of makeup on your face won’t make you look younger but will rather accentuate your age and reveal your adverse attitude to the whole concept of aging. An obvious display of “tantrum aging” is so much more unattractive and noticeable than graceful aging. You should definitely still do your hair and makeup and take those measures to make yourself feel good about your appearance, but don’t overdo it in anyone area.

Dovetailing with this concept is the advice that you should dress appropriately. Don’t wear younger clothes to make yourself look younger. Few things are more unattractive than a sixty-year-old woman in junior-sized jeans and a tube top.

The best way to look younger, paradoxically, is to accept your aging. Decide to age gracefully and go with the flow. That doesn’t mean letting yourself go once you’re past age sixty-five, but rather continuing to take care of yourself and enjoy life. When people see that you’re happy where you are in life they’ll notice that rather than the crow’s feet around your eyes. The best way to look (and feel) younger is not to try fitting into a different generation. Accept where you are, do what you can or want to improve your appearance, and just take life as it comes!

Workplace Makeup

Because you’re grinding away and should be proficient doesn’t mean you need to look frump. There are awesome expert dress styles and incredible expert shoes and you can likewise have extraordinary expert cosmetics. While cosmetics for the work environment may must be more downplayed than articulation making, it can at present look lovely and still look proficient. Make up your face for achievement!

The biggest thing to remember in the workplace is to keep things professional—in your dress, in your conduct, in your relationship with your coworkers, and in your cosmetic presentation. In the workplace, professional means more toned down and more understated. Wear colors that are natural and that blend in more with your natural skin tone. Light pinks, golds, and browns are all good shades of eye shadow to wear. Eyeliner should be natural browns and shouldn’t be too dramatic. When you use blush don’t overdo it and use it to make you look lively rather than scary. Too much makeup just isn’t appropriate at the office.

You could probably even get away with not even applying eye shadow at all and use eyeliner and mascara to make your professional statement. I wouldn’t suggest avoiding makeup all together, because you want to ensure a polished, sophisticated look, and with most women, that means at least a little bit of makeup. Use foundation to even out your skin tone and use minimal eye makeup to achieve a professionally flattering look.

Makeup at the workplace accompanies dress at the workplace, both of which again necessitate a toned-down appearance. You need to dress appropriately and make up your ace appropriately. These two facets of appearance go hand in hand with presenting a professional attitude. If you wear revealing clothes with toned down makeup, you still won’t be professional and if you wear understated clothes with full blown makeup, you’ll still look inappropriate. The office is not the place to make a dramatic physical impression—your coworkers and superiors should be impressed with your talents and abilities. This is the place to make your other, invisible assets shine!

Evenings Makeup Here Its Tips

Your cosmetics for daytime ought to be not the same as the cosmetics you wear for a night on the town. When you go out for the night, you need to have that sultry, overpowering look. With those smoky eyes and hot lips, you can stop people in their tracks and create some excitement. Night can be a fun time to let free and have a ton of fun with your cosmetics. Intensity is far more satisfactory and even once in a while expected in the nights. This is a period to let down you hair and let everybody know how excellent you can be.

Daytime cosmetics should be more downplayed and ought to utilize lighter hues. On the off chance that this is a confinement for you, then rely on night issues to give you the chance to be cosmetically striking. After the sun goes down, so do a significant number of the restorative, daytime standards. Don’t hesitate to try different things with strong hues and to put forth to a greater degree an expression with your cosmetics. Lighting really has more to do with how to do your cosmetics than you may understand and the dimmer light connected with night permits you to give more difference to your face.

The best place to achieve contrast and sexiness in your evening look is your eyes. Here are some good steps to follow when applying your evening eyes:

# Put concealer around the eyes and use it to cover up dark circles. Pat concealer rather than rub it—that will produce the best results.

# Apply some eye base, or a little bit of powder to your eye lid to prep and prevent the color from wearing off later in the night.

# Put on your eye shadow and use colors ranging in tone but colors that all share some good evening contrast. Start with a light color on your lid and under your brow. Blend these colors with a medium shade on the lid only, and finish up with the darkest color accenting your eye in the crease.

# With the eye liner use some dark wetted eye shadow and on the upper lid, apply as close to the lash line all across the lid. On the bottom do the same thing but only go to the middle.

# Use an eye highlighter on the inside corners of the eyes to give it more depth. (Gold or pink highlighters achieve the best look). Use this same highlighter for your brow bone.

# Finish up with your eyelashes. Curl the lashes and use a good dark mascara to add the finishing touch.