Cavities

Hello, my dear readers and writers! As you know from my previous post, I have experienced some dental issues and I have to take care of my oral hygiene more than I did before. Because cavities.

What are cavities?

Cavities are caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay can affect both the outer coating of a tooth (called enamel) and the inner layer (called dentin).

Cavities are formed when foods rich in carbohydrates like bread, cereal, milk, soda, fruit, cake, candy, etc stay on our teeth. In this way, the bacteria in our mouth transforms them into acids.

The bacteria, acid, food debris, and our saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel, creating holes called cavities.

Untreated, cavities get larger and affect deeper layers of our teeth. Cleaning our teeth should be a habit, as in time, cavities develop and we may suffer from severe pain, infections, and tooth loss.

How tooth decay occurs

As I mentioned, cavities are formed by tooth decay, which is a process that occurs in time.

Plaque forms. Dental plaque is a clear sticky film that coats our teeth. It’s due to eating a lot of sugars and starches and not cleaning our teeth well. When sugars and starches aren’t cleaned off our teeth, bacteria quickly begin feeding on them and form plaque. Plaque that stays on your teeth can harden under or above our gum line into tartar (calculus). Tartar makes plaque more difficult to remove and creates a shield for bacteria.

Plaque attacks. The acids in plaque remove minerals in our tooth’s hard, outer enamel. This erosion causes tiny openings or holes in the enamel — the first stage of cavities. Once areas of enamel are worn away, the bacteria and acid can reach the next layer of our teeth, called dentin. This layer is softer than enamel and less resistant to acid. Dentin has tiny tubes that directly communicate with the nerve of the tooth causing sensitivity.

Destruction continues. As tooth decay develops, the bacteria and acid continue their march through our teeth, moving next to the inner tooth material (pulp) that contains nerves and blood vessels. The pulp becomes swollen and irritated from the bacteria. Because there is no place for the swelling to expand inside of a tooth, the nerve becomes pressed, causing pain. Discomfort can even extend outside of the tooth root to the bone.

What causes cavities?

Foods that cling to our teeth for a long time, such as milk, ice cream, honey, sugar, soda, dried fruit, cake, cookies, hard candy and mints, dry cereal, and chips — are more prone to cause decay than foods that are easily washed away by saliva.

Frequent snacking and sipping. Even if it is recommended in certain diets, the frequent snacking and sipping give mouth bacteria more fuel to produce acids that attack our teeth and wear them down. The situation gets worse if we consume acidic drinks like Coca Cola.

Brushing. It’s very important to brush our teeth sooner after we eat or drink, because plaque forms quickly, and the first stages of tooth decay can begin.

Dry Mouth. Saliva prevents tooth decay by washing away the foods and plague from our teeth. Substances found in saliva also help counter the acid produced by bacteria.

Heartburn. Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can cause stomach acid to flow into our mouth (reflux), wearing away the enamel of your teeth and causing significant tooth damage.

How to prevent cavities?

It is important to brush our teeth after we eat, preferably with fluoride toothpaste. To clean between teeth we can floss or use an interdental cleaner. We can also use a mouth wash with fluoride to wash away the excess foods between the teeth after the brushing process.

Eating tooth-friendly foods should be on our list as well. We should avoid foods that cling to our teeth, and brush soon after eating them, if required. Foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables increase saliva flow, and unsweetened coffee, tea, and sugar-free gum help wash away food particles.

It’s advised to avoid frequent snacking and sipping, because our teeth are constantly under attack, as we help our mouth bacteria create acids that can destroy tooth enamel.

Tap water is high in fluoride which can help reduce tooth decay significantly. If we only stick on to bottled water, we might miss the fluoride benefits.

In the end, it’s essential to consult with our dentist, have regular visits, and get professional help. The best advice that I can give is to start early. If you have a tooth sensitivity, a small cavity, don’t let it dwell and get worse. Seek professional help and have a healthy smile! 😉😁

Benefits of water

Our body weight is represented by approximately 60% water. Our system uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to maintain bodily functions. Water regulates the body temperature and keeps the tissues in our bodies moist.

Keeping the body hydrated helps to retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain. Also, water helps protect the spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for our joints.

Water improves the blood oxygen circulation and has a positive impact on our overall health. Also, it prevents medical conditions as: constipation, kidney stones, exercise-induced asthma, urinary tract infection, and hypertension.

Water is the primary component of saliva. Saliva also contains electrolytes, mucus, and enzymes. Saliva is essential for mastication and for keeping our mouth healthy.

The organism loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion. It is essential to stay hydrated by drinking fluids and eating foods rich in water.

Water helps with nutrient absorption and it aids in dissolving the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the food we consume. Then, it delivers the vitamin components to the rest of the body.

During an illness, it is important to assure the required levels of water in the organism. During health issues like colds we tend to lose fluids, so increasing the fluid intake will help us to restore the body’s natural hydration levels.

Drinking a large quantity of water during physical activities is significant because water affects our strength, power, and endurance. The lack of water during intensive training could lead to serious medical conditions as blood pressure and hyperthermia.

In addition to the mentioned benefits, according to recent studies, water assists in losing weight. It is proved that drinking more water while dieting and exercising will help us to lose extra pounds.

Water preserves the skin health and beauty. Studies showed, that dehydration can make the skin become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.

Drinking water may help boost energy by activating the metabolism. One study found that drinking 500 milliliters of water boosted the metabolic rate by 30 percent in both men and women.

The amount of water required depends on multiple factors, like the physic activity, health issues, and climate.

Every day, we lose water through the body, and it needs to be replaced. We notice that we lose water through activities such as sweating and urination, but water is lost even when breathing.

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H. Pylori Insights on food intake

Hello, my dear readers and writers! Yesterday, I told you about my infection with H. Pylori and offered you a small insight into it in general. Today, I am going to speak about foods that are permitted and not permitted during the treatment of H. Pylori.

Foods that need to be avoided in H. Pylori infection and chronic gastritis

Researches show that a diet in high fiber increases the risk of developing ulcer disease. Foods like oats, psyllium husk, flax seeds, nuts, and certain fruits like apples, pineapples, lemon, oranges, and carrots can affect our health when consumed in large quantities.

Both caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks can increase the acid production and exacerbate symptoms in the affected organisms.

Alcoholic beverages can erode the protective mucosal lining along the gastrointestinal tract and lead to further inflammation and bleeding.

All forms of caffeine, including Colas, Pepsi, chocolate, ice cream, candies, coffee, and decaffeinated coffee can cause heartburn problems for people.

Spicy foods like jalapeño, cayenne peppers, salsa, Asian curries, miso paste, and spicy mustard need to be avoided at all costs because they might worsen the symptoms.

Pickled vegetables like pickled herring and kimchi have to be withdrawn. Pickling involves preserving foods in vinegar, and is very acidic causing the irritation of the stomach.

Fatty foods, fried and greasy meals along with yellow cheese are to be avoided because they are rich in fat, make digestion difficult, and can cause stomach pain and heartburn.

It is important to stay away from instant rice, pretzels, egg noodles, brown rice, oatmeal, and popcorn.

Processed meats and canned foods need to be removed from our diet as well, because they have a lot of preservatives and chemicals that can damage the stomach and the intestine, causing inflammation and pain.

It is suggested to avoid salt intake, because it can increase the risk of cancer if you have an H. Pylori infection. Salt disturbs the viscosity and the integrity of the stomach mucus, making it easier to colonize and cause damage.

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Beneficial foods during the treatment of H. Pylori and chronic gastritis

Studies have shown that Vitamin A can increase the production of mucus in the gastrointestinal tract and it has a protective effect against the development of ulcer disease. Foods rich in Vitamin A are: broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, collard greens, and liver.

Studies conducted in China show that green tea and other foods rich in flavonoids can fight chronic gastritis. According to the studies, white and oolong tea can inhibit the growth of H. Pylori but cause no harm to beneficial types of bacteria normally found in the stomach (L. acidophilus, L. Plantarum, and B. Lungum).

Foods rich in flavonoids: garlic, onions, colorful fruits and vegetables, such as cranberries, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots and snap peas.

It is recommended to eat non-acidic fruits and boiled vegetables during the treatment for H. Pylori because they can be easily digested and improve the bowel function.

Cranberry juice can help reduce the risk of H. Pylori growth in the stomach. The normal amount of cranberry juice that should be drank is a cup of 250 ml a day. Cranberry tannins can block the bacteria without destroying it. Cranberry helps by either not allowing the bacteria to attach itself or by disengaging it from the body once it is attached, and prevent inflammation.

White meats and fish contain a lower amount of fat which helps with digestion and prevents the foods from staying too long in the stomach, causing pain and a fullness feeling. During the treatment for H. Pylori it is recommended to eat these meats boiled with a pinch of salt and a bay leaf to add flavor and avoid increasing the acidity.

Probiotics are present in foods like kefir or yogurt. Probiotics form the good bacteria that live in the intestine and stimulate the production of substances that fight H. Pylori.

Omega 3 and Omega 6 help to reduce stomach inflammation and prevent the growth of H. Pylori. These good substances can be found in fish oil, olive oil, carrot seeds, and grapefruit seed oil.

According to a study, some types of honeys, such as oak tree and manuka honeys can lower the H. Pylori infection if taken at least once a week.

Rice extract protects the gastric mucosa from stress-induced damage. According to this study, the rice extract was effective in suppressing the inflammation and epithelial cell proliferation in the gastric mucosa in H. pylori infection.

Staying hydrated, drinking more water, eating more fresh fruits low in acids, and consuming white cheese can reduce the stomach inflammation and regulate the intestinal transit.

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Other tips to fight chronic gastritis and H. Pylori infection

  • Take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor;
  • Avoid any foods that bother your stomach, rich in acids like oranges, tomatoes, coffee, carbonated drinks;
  • Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, or chewing tobacco because they slow the healing process. If you smoke, try to quit.
  • Try to get 8 hours of sleep;
  • Stay fit, performing exercises;
  • Try to keep a healthy weight, eat the appropriate foods for healing the stomach lining and avoid overeating, stop when you have the sensation of fullness;
  • Eat smaller meals and eat them more often. Have the necessary amount of 3 meals a day;
  • Avoid spicy or greasy foods;
  • Try to avoid getting stressed out, and find new ways to relax and be happy. Take walks, watch a movie, listen to music. A positive thinking can help you get healed;
  • Avoid taking pills like Aspirin, Ibuprofen. They can irritate the stomach. If needed, take Tylenol in case of pain.
  • Always wash your hands when going to the bathroom, or cooking.
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Is it Helicobacter?

Hello, dear readers! It’s been a few days since I have not posted anything. I got a little busy, and to admit, I have also been sick. I had a flu that kept returning, felt dizzy, had lung pains, lost my appetite, nausea, difficulty swallowing, and had abdominal pains.

At the beginning I thought that maybe I had the Covid19 Virus, and got scared. Feeling tired of taking so many over the counter medicines that did not actually work I thought that it’s time to visit a doctor and get tested.

So, on Friday, I took my courage and in the morning, went out to the clinic. Everything went well, no problems and by 4 PM I had the results. Turns out, it’s not the Virus that caused all my problems but a chronic gastritis with high reflux and Helicobacter Pylori.

Hence, today’s post is going to be, mostly about Helicobacter Pylori.

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What is Helicobacter?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that causes infections in our stomach. These germs can enter our bodies and live in the digestive tract. After many years, these germs can cause sores called ulcers in the lining of our stomach or the upper part of our small intestine.

H. Pylori can also be found in stool, saliva, and plague on the teeth. H. Pylori can be transmitted from a person to another especially if people who are infected do not thoroughly wash their hands after a bowel movement. People may also spread the bacteria through kissing or other close contact.

The infection with this bacteria is very common and affects two-thirds of the world’s population.

What are the causes of Helicobacter pylori?

The causes of Helicobacter are multiple, the bacteria can be present in water, spicy foods, and can be caused by smoking habits but it can also be triggered by stress and a bad lifestyle.

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Symptoms

In cases of an ulcer, we may feel a dull or burning pain in our belly. The pain will come and go, but we will feel it the most when the stomach is empty, between meals or in the middle of the night. The pain can last for a few minutes or even hours. Drinking milk, eating, and taking and anti-acid can help us calm the pain.

Other symptoms may include: bloating, burping, nausea, vomiting, weight loss for no reason. Also, in advanced cases we may experience trouble breathing, dizziness, pale skin color, heartburn, feeling very tired for no reason, severe, sharp pain in the stomach.

Testing

I preferred a blood test, as it was the fastest method, because I did not even know that I had Helicobacter, I only tested because my doctor advised me to do so. But your doctor may also recommend you: physical exams, endoscopy, biopsy or CT or an MRI.

Helicobacter Treatment

In severe cases of Helicobacter, a treatment is required to kill the germs, heal the stomach lining, and keep the sores from coming back.

The treatment consists of: 

  1. Antibiotics – to kill the bacteria in the body, as amoxicillin or metronidazole.
  2. Drugs that reduce the amount of acid in our stomach by blocking the tiny pumps that produce it. Examples: Esomeprazole, Omeprazole.
  3. Bismuth subsalicylate which may help to kill the H. Pylori bacteria along with antibiotics.
  4. Medicines that block the chemical histamine, which prompts our stomach to make more acid. Examples: Cimetidine, Ranitidine.

The treatment is prescribed by a doctor and the dozes and period are established by him/her only. Mine prescribed a treatment of two months, because I am in an advanced state.

Prevention

  1. Wash our hands after using the bathroom or after preparing or eating the food.
  2. Avoid foods or water that are not clean;
  3. Avoid caffeine (a challenge for me);
  4. Don’t eat anything that is not cooked thoroughly.

It’s important to avoid eating spicy foods, carbonated drinks, picked foods, smoking, or drinking alcohol. Also stress can be a huge triggering factor for this Bacteria, and we need to stay relaxed or at least try to.

The foods that are considered natural treatments for H. Pylori (not scientifically proven though) are the following: broccoli, matuka tea, manuka honey, coconut oil.

Conclusions

I don’t know what exactly caused me to have this bacteria in the first place. I do have a history of medical issues with gastritis since childhood, because I made poor choices in regards to the foods and ate fast food and unhealthy meals.

But I thought that it passed away and now I am healed. Turns out, it’s the other way around. I just hope that things will get better and that I will get healthy after following the treatment prescribed by the doctors.

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Lamaiul si efectele sale benefice

Lamaiul (Citris Lemon) este un arbust din familia Rutaceae, provenita din Asia iar fructele sale sunt folosite in lume, avand variate utilizari atat in scop culinar cat si non-culinar.

Lamaiul este folosit pentru: suc, pulpa si coaja. Sucul de lamaie contine aproximativ 6% acid citric ce confera gust acru distinct.

Scurt istoric

Initial, lamaiul a fost folosit pentru proprietatile sale antiseptice, fiind folosit ca si antidot pentru diverse otravuri. In India este nelipsit fiind folosit in viata de zi cu zi cu diferite scopuri, in special in medicina traditionala indiana Siddha si Ayurveda dar si in bucatarie ca ingredient principal.

Mai tarziu a fost utilizat ca si planta ornamentala, in secolul XX in gradinile islamice.

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Utilizari in scop culinar

Fructul are utilizari variate in bucatarie, astfel:

  • Sucul proaspat de lamaie poate fi utilizat la condimentarea pestelui sau marinarea acestuia;
  • Inlocuitor de otet in salate;
  • Impreuna cu apa si zaharul se obtine limonada dar poate fi utilizat si in cocktailuri sau bauturi alcoolizate;
  • Sucul de lamaie este considerat un conservant de scurta durata la anumite alimente care au tendinta de a se oxida;
  • Ingrediente cheie la prepararea placintei de lamaie.

Utilizari in scop medicinal

Sucul de lamaie are proprietati antiseptice datorita pH-ului scazut, fiind utilizat de la produse pentru prim ajutor pana la tratamente pentru durerea de gat.

Sucul este bogat in vitamina C, fapt ce il face ingredient cheie in tratarea bolilor degenerative ale creierului precum Alzheimer.

In cosmetica este folosit datorita faptului ca reda elasticitatea tenului, dar si in prepararea mastilor ajutand la indepartarea impuritatilor. De asemenea, lamaia are afect astringent si ajuta la lupta impotriva acneei.

Utilizari in Industria Chimica

Uleiul obtinut din coaja lamaiului este folosit in curatarea suprafetelor de lemn, dizolva ceara veche, amprentele si mizeria.

Este folosit pentru produsele de intinerire a vaselor din cupru.

Lamaia se utilizeaza si in produsele de curatire pentru bucatarie si toaleta, ca odorizant dar si pentru a inlatura grasimea, petele si cu scopul de a dezinfecta.

Beneficiile ceaiului de lamaie:

  • Ceaiul de lamaie ajuta la detoxifierea ficatului, fiind recomandat inspre consum de 4 ori pe saptamana, dimineata pe stomacul gol;
  • Fiind bogat in vitamina C, ceaiul de lamaie ajuta organismul sa combata raceala si gripa de sezon, actionand ca un antiseptic natural iar consumul regulat ajuta la lupta infectiilor si a altor boli. Este recomandat a se realiza ceai cu lamaie, miere si ghimbir pentru un efect rapid.
  • Ceaiul de lamaie este cunoscut pentru a mari rata metabolica, impiedicand depunerea de grasime, fiind recomandat tot dimineata pe stomacul gol;
  • Consumul de ceai de lamaie reduce oboseala adunata pe parcurs si revitalizeaza organismul, conferind energie;
  • Ceaiul de lamaie este recomandat persoanelor cardiace deoarece reduce tensiunea arteriala. Flavonoidele prezente in lamaie ajuta la reducerea inflamatiei si previn formarea cheagurilor de sange la nivelul arterelor;
  • In consum de lunga durata, ceaiul de lamaie scade colesterolul din sange;
  • Ceaiul de lamaie previne si elimina pietrele de la rinichi;
  • Fiind bogat in antioxidanti, ceaiul de lamaie ajuta la prevenirea cancerului.

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Coronavirus

Buna ziua, dragi cititori! In acest articol m-am decis sa vorbesc despre noul Virus Coronavirus descoperit in 2019 in Wuhan, China.

Conform surselor, se crede ca noul Coronavirus a aparut intr-o piata de fructe de mare in China ceea ce demonstreaza contaminarea de la animal la om. Un numar mare de persoane diagnosticate cu acest virus nu au avut expunere pe piata fructelor de mare ceea ce indica faptul ca este posibila contaminarea de la o persoana la alta persoana.

Cu toate acestea se considera ca infectarea a inceput cu contaminarea de la animal la om, ce mai departe s-a transmis de la persoana la persoana.

Ce este Coronavirus/Covid19 ?

Coronavirusurile sunt virusuri raspandite in natura, producand atat la om cat si la animale afectiuni ale cailor respiratorii si gastro-enterite. La om pot produce si rinofaringite, afectiuni respiratorii precum si forma particulara a sindromului respirator acut sever (SARS).

Denumirea de Covid-19 provine de la termenii Corona, Virus si Disease (termenul englezesc pentru boala) iar numarul 19 face referire la cazul in care s-a descoperit afectiunea. Denumirea i s-a conferit la congresul expertilor de la Geneva din cadrul OMS (Organizatia Mondiala a Sanatatii).

Microscopic illustration of the spreading 2019 corona virus that was discovered in Wuhan, China. The image is an artisic but scientific interpretation, with all relevant surface details of this particular virus in place, including Spike Glycoproteins, Hemagglutinin-esterase, E- and M-Proteins and Envelope.

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Care este modalitatea de transmitere?

Momentan, pentru Covid19 nu se cunoaste exact modalitatea de transmitere, deoarece este un virus nou si astfel majoritatea cunostintelor se bazeaza pe informatiile despre virusurile coronavirus similare.

Modalitatea de transmitere la virusurile coronavirus se realizeaza prin contact direct, de la o persoana la alta la o distanta de aproximativ 2 metri (6 feet). Contaminarea se produce prin intermediul secretiilor respiratorii atunci cand o persoana infectata stranuta sau tuseste.

Secretiile respiratorii ajung astfel in gura sau nasul persoanelor situate in apropiere sau chiar inhalate in plamani. In momentul de fata nu se stie daca transmiterea virusului se poate efectua prin intermediul suprafetelor sau obiectelor atinse de cei infectati.

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Care sunt simptomele?

Simptomele confirmate ale bolii Coronavirus sunt, potrivit persoanelor afectate: febra, tuse, durere in piept (dispnee). Conform CDC simptomele bolii pot aparea la 2-14 zile dupa expunere.

Modalitati de prevenire a virusului si tratament

Din pacate, nu exista tratament pentru aceasta afectiune. Cea mai buna modalitate de a preveni infectia este sa ne ferim de expunerea directa la virus. Astfel, se recomanda:

  • Evitarea contactului direct cu persoanele bolnave;
  • Evitarea atingerii ochilor, nasului si a gurii cu mainile murdare;
  • Daca suntem bolnavi si avem gripa este important sa stam acasa;
  • Folosirea de servetele in caz de stranut sau tuse, care se vor arunca imediat la cos;
  • Spalarea mainilor cu sapun si apa cel putin 20 de secunde dupa masa sau dupa ce am tusit/stranutat. In cazul in care apa sau sapunul nu sunt disponibile putem folosi un dezinfectant de maini pe baza de alcool;
  • Informarea medicului de familie in cazul in care se inregistreaza febra, tuse sau dispnee.

Se recomanda purtarea unei masti doar in cazul in care se prezinta simptome respiratorii precum tuse sau stranut, pentru a-i proteja pe cei din jur. Odata ce masca a fost folosita se recomanda aruncarea acesteia pentru a evita transmiterea virusului.

Concluzii

Conform ultimelor cercetari in China, Hubei s-au inregistrat 143 decese si 4,823 cazuri noi, in total 66,497 de cazuri inregistrate.

In lume s-au descoperit pana acum 67,192 de cazuri cu 1,527 de morti si 8,599 de persoane vindecate.

In Romania nu s-a descoperit nici un caz de Coronavirus, insa autoritatile sunt pregatite in cazul diagnosticarii cu acest virus.

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Essential oils beneficial for sensitive and acne skin

Sensitive and acne-prone skin is very difficult to maintain and care for, especially when you do not have too much time, spend many hours at work and use harsh cosmetics frequently.

The mistake that many people with sensitive and predominantly acne skin make is that they constantly attack the skin with harsh commercial cleaning products that do not improve the skin health at all.

Yes, deep cleansing and chemical peeling are recommended for acne, but it is also important to moisturize the skin properly.

Natural essential oils are one of the best options when it comes to removing acne, soothing and deep cleaning of the affected skin.

What are the essential oils?

Essential oils are extracts that contain volatile aromatic compounds of a plant, being obtained entirely by steam distillation. The chemical composition of the essential oils differs from another organ of the plant (flower, leaf, bark, root) in this depending on their therapeutic use.

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Natural essential oils for sensitive, acne-prone skin

1. Oregano essential oil – anti-inflammatory and antibacterial role. This oil regulates the production of sebum and also removes dead cells and contaminants from the pores. Oregano oil can be used twice a day in combination with olive oil.

2. Essential oil of tea tree. It is one of the most used anti-acne products due to its anti fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Used regularly, tea tree oil can also heal the scars left by severe acne. This oil can be diluted with coconut or jojoba oil to be applied to sensitive skin using a makeup remover.

3. Lavender essential oil. Used in aromatherapy, lavender oil is known for its soothing and antibacterial effects, removing scars and marks left on the skin. Also, lavender oil is indicated against skin infections and has an astringent effect, deepening the pores and regulating the activity of the sebaceous glands. This oil can be diluted with grape seed oil. It is recommended to use it every night, before bedtime.

4. Essential oil of marigold. Due to its soothing, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, the essential oil of yellows is used in the cosmetic industry. The essential oil of yellow helps eliminate pimples, blackheads, reduces inflammation and stimulates healing of cells, reducing post acne scars. Marigold oil can be applied twice a day, directly on the affected areas.

5. Essential oil of rosehip. Rosehip oil is recommended for sensitive skin. It gently treats acne, cleanses the deep pores and helps heal scars. The way of use is simple, the oil can be used daily and all we have to do is massage the affected areas with a small amount of rosehip oil.

6. Rosemary essential oil. Rosemary oil has regenerative, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that heal acne and post acne scars. Daily application of this oil regulates the pH of the skin, reduces redness and inflammation caused by acne. This oil is applied with the help of a cleansing makeup remover and it is recommended to be used every night before bedtime.

7. Rosewood oil. Rosewood oil is recommended for adjusting the sebum production on the face. The oil can be applied in the evening, before going to bed with the help of a cleaning remover.

8. Grape seed oil. This oil is rich in linoleic acid, having regenerating properties, purifying the epidermis and balancing the level of sebum in the face. Also, grape seed oil contains a significant amount of antioxidants that prevent premature aging of the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

9. Essential oil of ylang ylang. Ylang ylang oil can be especially useful for oily and acne skin. It moisturizes the skin, restores skin elasticity and softens wrinkles, maintaining an optimal level of sebum in the face.

10. Aloe vera essential oil. Due to its healing properties, Aloe Vera oil is indicated for oily skin, affected by irritations, allergies or eczema. This oil moisturizes and regenerates the affected skin.

11. Essential argan oil. For acne and sensitive skin, argan oil can be the best solution. Argan oil moisturizes the affected skin, leaving it soft without loading it. It is recommended to use this oil especially in winter, for its beneficial effects.

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Conclusions

Essential oils have numerous effects on the body, improving skin health, reducing toxicity and improving sleep quality.

The few examples listed in this article only partially describe the beneficial effects on the body, especially on the face and sensitive skin affected by acne.

Skin care is more important than applying makeup. The makeup is suitable for events and nights out in the city, but the beautiful skin will remain forever.

A fresh and properly cleansed skin does not need makeup, but it shines by itself. Essential oils are just another way to improve our qualities offered by mother nature, highlighting the most beautiful features.

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Uleiuri esentiale benefice pentru tenul sensibil si acneic

Tenul sensibil si acneic este foarte greu de intretinut si ingrijit, in special cand nu ai la dispozitie prea mult timp, petreci multe ore la serviciu si folosesti produse cosmetice dure frecvent.

Greseala pe care o fac multe persoane cu ten sensibil si preponderent acneic este aceea ca ataca pielea in profunzime cu produse dure de curatare din comert care nu fac intocmai bine tenului.

Da, curatarea in profunzime si peelingul chimic sunt recomandate pentru tenul acneic, insa de asemenea este important sa si hidratam pielea corespunzator.

Uleiurile esentiale naturale reprezinta una dintre cele mai bune optiuni cand vine vorba de indepartarea acneei, calmarea si curatarea in profunzime a tenului afectat.

Ce sunt uleiurile esentiale?

Uleiurile esentiale sunt extracte ce contin compusii aromatici volatili ale unei plante, fiind obtinute in intregime prin distilarea vaporilor. Compozitia chimica a uleiurilor esentiale difera de la un organ al altuia al plantei (floare, frunza, scoarta, radacina) de acest lucru depizand intrebuintarea terapeutica a acestora.

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Uleiuri esentiale naturale pentru tenul cu probleme

  1. 1. Uleiul esential de oregano – rol antiinflamator si antibacterian. Acest ulei regleaza productia de sebum si totodata elimina celulele moarte si agentii contaminanti de la nivelul porilor. Uleiul de oregano poate fi folosit de doua ori pe zi in combinatie cu uleiul de masline.

  1. 2. Uleiul esential de arbore de ceai. Este unul dintre cele mai folosite produse anti-acneice datorita propritatilor sale antifungice, antibacteriene si antiinflamatoare. Utilizat in mod regulat, uleiul de arbore de ceai poate vindeca si cicatricile ramase in urma acneei severe. Acest ulei poate fi diluat cu ulei de cocos sau de jojoba pentru a fi aplicat pe pielea sensibila cu ajutorul unei dischete demachiante.

  1. 3. Uleiul esential de lavanda. Utilizat in aromaterapie, uleiul de lavanda este binecunoscut pentru efectele sale calmante si antibacteriene, indepartand cicatricile si semnele lasate pe piele. De asemenea, uleiul de lavanda este indicat impotriva infectiilor pielii si are efect astringent, curatand in profunzime porii si regland activitatea glandelor sebacee. Acest ulei poate fi diluat cu uleiul de samburi de struguri. Se recomanda utilizarea acestuia in fiecare seara, inainte de culcare.

  1. 4. Uleiul esential de galbenele. Datorita proprietatilor calmante, antiinflamatoare si regeneratoare uleiul esential de galbenele este utilizat in industria cosmetica. Uleiul esential de galbenele ajuta la eliminarea cosurilor, punctelor negre, reduce inflamatia si stimuleaza vindecare celulelor, diminuand cicatricile post acneice. Uleiul de galbenele poate fi aplicat de doua ori pe zi, direct pe zonele afectate.

  1. 5. Uleiul esential de macese. Uleiul de macese este recomandat pentru pielea sensibila. Acesta trateaza bland acneea, curata porii in profunzime si ajuta la vindecarea cicatricilor. Modul de utilizare este simplu, uleiul poate fi utilizat zilnic iar tot ceea ce trebuie sa facem este sa masam zonele afectate cu o cantitate mica de ulei de macese.

  1. 6. Uleiul esential de rozmarin. Uleiul de rozmarin are propritati regeneratoare, antibiotice si antiinflamatoare care vindeca acneea si cicatricile post acneice. Aplicarea zilnica a acestui ulei regleaza pH-ul pielii, reduce roseata si inflamatiile cauzate de acnee.  Acest ulei se aplica cu ajutorul unei dischete demachiante si se recomanda a fi utilizat in fiecare seara, inainte de culcare.

  1. 7. Uleiul din lemn de trandafir.  Uleiul din lemn de trandafir este recomandat pentru reglarea productiei de sebum de la nivelul fetei. Uleiul poate fi aplicat seara, inainte de culcare cu ajutorul unei dischete demachiante.

  1. 8. Uleiul din seminte de struguri. Acest ulei este bogat in acid linoleic, avand proprietati regenerante, purificand epiderma si echilibrand nivelul de sebum de la nivelul fetei. De asemenea, uleiul de seminte de struguri contine o cantitate semnificativa de antioxidanti care previn imbatranirea prematura a tenului si previn aparitia ridurilor.

  1. 9. Ulei esential de ylang ylang. Uleiul de ylang ylang poate fi utilizant in special pentru tenul gras si acneic. Acesta hidrateaza pielea, reface elasticitatea pielii si estompeaza ridurile, mentinand un nivel optim de sebum la nivelul fetei.

  1. 10. Ulei esential de aloe vera. Datorita propritatilor sale vindecatoare, uleiul de aloe vera este indicat pentru tenul gras, afectat de iritatii, alergii sau eczeme. Acest ulei hidrateaza si regenereaza pielea afectata.

  1. 11. Ulei esential de argan. Pentru tenul acneic si sensibil, uleiul de argan poate reprezenta cea mai buna solutie. Uleiul de argan hidrateaza pielea afectata, lasand-o catifelata fara sa o incarce. Se recomanda utilizarea acestui ulei in special in timpul iernii, pentru efectele sale benefice.

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Concluzii

Uleiurile esentiale au numeroase efecte asupra organismului, imbunatatind sanatatea sanatatea pielii, reducand toxicitatea si imbunatatind calitatea somnului.

Cele cateva exemple enumerate in acest articol descriu doar partial efectele benefice asupra organismului, cu precadere asupra fetei si a tenului sensibil afectat de acnee.

Ingrijirea pielii tenului este mult mai importanta decat aplicarea machiajului. Machiajul este potrivit pentru evenimente si iesiri in oras, insa pielea ne va ramane pentru totdeauna.

O piele proaspata si curatata corespunzator nu are nevoie de machiaj, ci straluceste de la sine. Uleiurile esentiale sunt doar o alta cale de a ne imbunatati calitatile oferite de mama natura, punandu-ne in evidenta cele mai frumoase trasaturi.

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Masti naturale pentru un ten sanatos

Buna ziua, dragi cititori!

Zilele trecute ma gandeam ca nu am mai facut de mult un tratament naturist acasa alcatuit din ingrediente naturale. Astazi m-am hotarat sa impartasesc cu voi cateva din tratamentele preparate acasa de mine.

Astfel, le voi imparti in doua categorii simple:

  • I. Masti de curatare a tenului
  • II Masti de hidratare si calmare a tenului

I. Masti de curatare a tenului

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  1. 1 Masca cu capsune

Aceasta masca este potrivita pentru toate tipurile de piele si curata natural pielea. Pentru a urma aceasta masca avem nevoie de: 1 cana capsuni pasate, 1 lingura de pulbere de orez si 2 linguri de iaurt.

Ingredientele se amesteca intr-un vas si amestecul obtinut se aplica pe fata.  Masca se lasa sa actioneze pentru 20 de minute apoi se clateste tenul cu apa rece.

  1. 2   Masca cu bicarbonat de sodiu

Masca cu bicarbonat de sodiu este recomandata persoanelor cu ten acneic, reducand inflamatia si aspectul acneei. Singurele elemente pe care trebuie sa le avem la indemana sunt bicarbonatul de sodiu si apa, care trebuie mixate impreuna si aplicate pe ten.

Masca trebuie lasata sa actioneze 20 de minute dupa care tenul se clatesteste cu apa din abundenta.

  1. 3 Masca de fata cu avocado si mango

Avocado si mango, impreuna cu uleiul de masline extravirgin fac minuni pentru calitatea pielii. Uleiul de masline hraneste si hidrateaza pielea, lasand-o moale si fina in timp ce avocado trateaza pielea sensibila, calmand inflamatia.

Mixam impreuna 2 lingurite de pasta de avocado, 2 lingurite de piure de mango si 2 lingurite de ulei de masline,  cu 2 lingurite de miere de albine intr-un bol. Trebuie sa amestecam toate ingredientele uniform, pentru a forma o pasta perfect omogena.

Amestecul obtinut se aplica pe tenul curat si se lasa la actionat 15-20 de minute.

  1. 4 Masca de fata cu banane si lamaie

Pentru a obtine aceasta masca vom avea nevoie de ingrediente simple, gasite in bucatarie precum: o banana coapta, sucul de la o lamaie si o lingura de miere de albine. Ingredientele se amestec bine si se aplica pe piele, lasand sa actioneze 15 minute, clatind apoi cu apa rece.

  1. 5 Masca de fata cu cafea si cacao

Aceasta este o masca ce efectueaza curatirea pielii in profunzime, intensa.

Ingrediente: 2 lingurite de cafea, 2 lingurite de pudra de cacao, 1 lingurita de miere, 3 lingurite de iaurt.

Ingredientele se amesteca foarte bine, apoi se aplica pe tenul curat, lasand sa actioneze circa 10-15 minute. La final se clateste tenul cu apa calduta din abundenta.

  1. 6 Masca de fata cu carbune activ 

Ingredientele pentru aceasta masca sunt: 2 lingurite de carbune activ, 1 lingurita de argila, 1 lingurita de otet din cidru de mere si apa.

Initial se vor amesteca carbunele activ si pudra de argila foarte bine intr-un bol. Treptat se va adauga otetul din cidru de mere si apa. Aceste ingrediente se amesteca si se aplica pe tenul afectat, lasand-o sa actioneze absorbind punctele negre si excesul de sebum timp de 10-15 minute. La final clatim fata cu apa calduta si aplicam o crema usoara, hidratanta.

  1. 7 Masca de fata cu praf de copt si miere

Masca cu praf de copt si miere se utilizeaza pentru exfolierea celulelor moarte si pentru indepartarea punctelor negre si a cosurilor.

Se utilizeaza exact 2 lingurite de praf de copt si una de miere de albine care se amesteca bine. Pasta obtinuta se aplica pe piele si se lasa sa actioneze 10-15 minute, dupa care se clateste cu apa calduta.

  1. 8 Masca cu Scortisoara si miere

Aceasta masca este una dintre cele mai des utilizate de mine personal, si cele mai eficace. Utilizata de doua ori pe saptamana, tine tenul departe de acnee si imperfectiuni.

Pentru prepararea ei se amesteca exact doua lingurite de miere si doua de scortisoara care se aplica pe tenul curat. Pasta densa se lasa sa actioneze timp de 3 minute dupa care se clateste cu apa calduta si se aplica o crema hidratanta.

II Masti de hidratare si calmare a tenului

     2.1 Masca din castravete pentru calmarea tenului 

Odata cu venirea toamnei, temperaturile scad in termometru si aduc frig si vant puternic, ceea ce pentru piele nu au un efect benefic. Pielea deshidratata si sensibila poate fi calmata prin intermediul acestei masti.

Ingrediente: 1 castravete curatat de coaja si maruntit, 1 lingura de iaurt grecesc. Castravetele poate fi dat prin blender si pasta formata amestecata cu iartul grecesc. Masca se aplica pe pielea afectata si se lasa sa actioneze pentru 20 minute dupa care tenul se clateste cu apa calduta.

   2.2 Masca cu ou, smantana si miere

Aceasta masca contine exact ingredientele specificate: 1 ou, o lingura de miere si una de smantana. Oul contine lecitina si are efect emolient, impreuna cu celelalte ingrediente hidratand complet pielea.

Modalitatea de aplicare, ca si la celelalte masti, se aplica pe tenul curat si se lasa sa actioneze timp de 20-30 de minute. La final se clateste cu apa calduta.

Concluzii

In fiecare zi factorii externi din aer si produsele cosmetice afecteaza pielea fetei si sanatatea acesteia. Aplicarea unei masti preparata din ingrediente proaspete si naturale poate ajuta vizibil la refacerea stratului pielii, reinterind tenul si conferind stralucire.

Este important sa avem grija de corpul nostru si pielea ar trebui sa beneficieze de o ingrijire speciala, in special cea a fetei. Sa ne acordam un cadou astazi, de 10 minute conferindu-i pielii libertatea sa respire, sa reinvie.

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The period of the month

Hello, dear readers! So, today I am going to make a post about that period of the month.

It is well known that the female human body, in its complexity has go through certain changes in every period of the month.

During that time of the month and before, with a week or two the body is affected by diverse symptoms which interact with comportment and personality.

What is the menstrual cycle and what happens in the body

Period/ Menstrual cycle prepares the body for pregnancy every month. The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones, like estrogen and progesterone.

There are 2 ovaries, and each one holds a group of eggs, very small to observe by naked eye. During the menstrual cycle, hormones make the eggs in your ovaries mature — when an egg is mature, that means it’s ready to be fertilized by a sperm cell. These hormones also make the lining of your uterus thick and spongy.

So if your egg does get fertilized, it has a place to land and start a pregnancy. This lining is made of tissue and blood, like almost everything else inside our bodies and it has lots of nutrients to help a pregnancy grow.

Behind the beautiful story

Menstruation is bleeding from the vagina that happens about once a month, as a normal part of the menstrual cycle. It is also known as having a period.

Periods start about two weeks after you ovulate. The lining of the uterus falls away and, along with some blood, flows out through the vagina. Periods can be light or heavy, and the blood can range from bright red to dark brown. You might also notice small clots.

Symptoms of menstruation include: nausea, cramps, muscle aches, sleep deprivation, dizziness, headaches, constipation/ diarrhea, acne, tiredness, mood changes. The symptoms vary from one organism to another.

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Best advises to follow on period time

Usually, in cases of strong pain the best ailment is actually an over the counter medicine like Ibuprofen which can ease muscle aches, cramps, headaches, and breast pain.

Also, a heating pad or a bottle with warm water can help lessen out the pain, relieving cramps and muscle aches. Massaging your abdomen can also decrease pain.

Hydrate. Drinking water is important because staying hydrated can help keep headaches apart and prevent compulsive eating before your period.

Eat healthy. It is important during period to eat light but nutritious meals.

Respect your sleeping hours. It is necessary to sleep at least 7 hours per night, as not sleeping enough can also cause food cravings and compulsive eating, and trigger headaches.

Eat healthy. Make sure you stay away two weeks before period from foods rich in salt, sugar and also reduce caffeine intake and alcohol.

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