Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Something to read!

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1. Sleeping in Your Makeup

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When you forget to wash your face, your skin has the chance to marinate
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in a day’s worth of debris and oil overnight. “The skin is unable to breathe,
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regenerate tissue, exfoliate dead surface cells & heal itself,” says skincare expert
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Pratima Raichur, owner of Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa.

2. Sleeping on The Same Side of Your Face
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We can’t always control where our head hits the pillow, but repeatedly
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snoozing in the same spot can cause fine lines to become permanently etched,
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says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf.
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This is because skin is scrunched up against the pillow over and over again.

3. Cleansing With Water That's Too Hot
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“A temperature that’s scorching causes broken capillaries on the face,”
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says Raichur. The capillary walls are very thin and elastic,
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so they are reactive to temperature, she says. To keep skin balanced,
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always cleanse with lukewarm or tepid water.

4. Rubbing Your Eyes
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“The area around your eyes is the thinnest, most sensitive area of the face,”
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says Dr. Graf. “It needs to be handled with kid gloves.” The more you rub it,
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the more it will stretch, she says. Since there are no oil glands there,
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the skin has very little give. Repeated rubbing or pulling on the lids,
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especially when putting in contact lenses, can cause skin
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to slacken and fine lines to form, she says.

5.Washing Your Face Before Your Hair
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If you have sensitive skin, this can be a real no-no, says Dr. Graf.
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Pores get clogged, leading to breakouts, especially along the hairline. 
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after rinsing your hair, she says.

6. Wearing Too Much Moisturizer
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You may be extra-vigilant about keeping skin supple, but too much
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of a good thing can have a reverse effect. Excess cream won’t absorb/
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deeply enough into cellular tissue, so skin won’t be able
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to breathe and pores will clog, says Raichur.
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Sometimes this can even manifest in dryness.

7. Drinking Through a Straw

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Constant puckering can bring on premature wrinkles.
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Repeated facial expressions, such as pursing your lips, cause fine lines
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around your mouth to form over time, says Dr. Graf.
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The solution: Lose the straw and drink directly from the glass, bottle or can.

8. Wearing a Too-Tight Ponytail
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The tighter the ponytail, the more prone the hair will be to falling out,
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says Dr. Graf. Pulling every hair into a taut tuft causes traction alopecia,
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a form of hair loss that leads to a receding hairline, she says.
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The good news is the recession isn’t likely to be permanent.

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