Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Skincare and Hair Solutions: Treating Female Hair Loss With Skin Care Secrets

Skincare and Hair Solutions: Treating Female Hair Loss With Skin Care Secrets

Skincare-News. com delves into female hair loss, a surprisingly common condition, in order to offer glimpses of the newest and greatest treatments.

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More and more, hair loss is becoming a common complaint for women and the statistics are startling. In total, an estimated 25 million American women suffer significant hair loss during their lifetime, bringing with it emotional distress and a growing need for treatment options. Skincare-News. com's latest article, "Hair Loss and Women looks at the various products specifically designed for women to treat hair loss that are now flooding the market.

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Contributing factors:

The good news is that most of the excess hair loss women are experiencing isn't genetic; rather, women suffer thinning hair primarily due to environmental factors such as stress, hormonal imbalances or chemical damage (such as from hair dye or permanent wave solutions). Other factors that can cause trauma to the hair can include medications, severe infections and poor blood circulation.

The mechanisms at work:

Normal, healthy hair has three growth cycles: growth or anagen phase, transitional or catagen phase and resting or telogen phase. According to eMedicine. com, up to 85-90% of hair on the scalp is normally in a growth phase, 10-14% in a resting phase (when hair typically sheds) and just 1-2% in a catagen phase, a growth pattern which helps ensure that the scalp is always covered by a healthy mane. When the hair follicle suffers trauma or damage, however, this cycle can be disrupted. Damaged hair follicles may fail to produce new hair shafts or start producing them at a greatly reduced rate, leaving the hair appearing thinner or less full. Also, when more hair follicles are in the resting phase, the thick crown of hair that once graced your shoulders may seem thinner.


Regardless of what caused an interruption to the normal hair growth cycle, once the trauma is alleviated, the excess hair loss should stop and healthy re-growth begin. But be patient: hair on the scalp can take as long as 4 years to complete an entire growth cycle. In the meantime, focus on supporting overall scalp health and strengthening hair follicles with treatments designed specifically to jump-start hair growth.

Product Picks:

Bolster hair follicle health in the shower with shampoos and conditioners designed for hair growth, such as one formulated with anti-oxidants and copper peptides to nurture existing hair as well as encourage new growth. Follow up with a conditioner contains reconstructive technology to visibly renew hair within a matter of weeks. Finally, to strengthen weak strands from the inside out, consider adding a supplement to your diet that contains essential ingredients like Biotin, Silica and L-Cysteine to give the hair a boost.

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After Cosmetic Procedures
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As more and more people are resorting to cosmetic surgery for the occasion lift or tuck, understanding how to care for skin, post-procedure, is essential for the healing process. Unfortunately, swelling, scarring, skin sensitivity and bruising are among the common side effects of any cosmetic surgery. Continue reading for tips on how to keep the skin healthy and happy after undergoing some of the most common cosmetic procedures.

Brush up On Skin Care
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Skin 'brushing' is an exciting method of cleansing the skin that utilizes an electric, hand-held brush to provide a deep, thorough cleansing of the complexion. Even more exciting? For most skin types, electric skin brushes are gentle enough to be used twice daily, delivering twice the results. Utilizing an oscillating facial brush, cleansing the skin with a brush works in three ways: it deep cleans the skin, loosening dirt and oil; gently exfoliates away dry, dead skin cells and, stimulates blood and lymphatic flow to eliminate toxins and invigorate the skin.

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Known as "nature's beauty mineral," sulfur fights acne and other skin disorders such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis or flaky, reddish skin. Sulfur is also necessary for stabilizing keratin protein in hair and nails and aids in the synthesis of collagen, which prevents dryness and maintains elasticity in the skin. Overall, because of its ability to protect against harmful effects of radiation and pollution, sulfur slows down the physical signs of the aging process. Most commonly found in deep cleansing masks, sulfur is a key ingredient in shampoos, cleansing bars, topical treatments and exfoliants.

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