Archives for August 2010

Healthy veins: ten great diet tips

healthy-veins-dietIf you get spider veins or varicose veins it is all too easy to assume you need a doctor and an in office treatment to help you find a cure.

Contrary to what you might think – many docors and nutritionists believe that making changes to your diet can make a big difference to vein health. What you eat on a daily basis can improve the appearance of both spider and varicose veins now and prevent the problem getting worse in the future. [Read more…]

Lower leg exercises for vein problems

spider-veins-leg-exercisesDoing regular leg exercises can help if you have vein problems.

If you already spent quite a bit of money treating your spider veins or varicose veins the last thing you want is for them to come back. Expensive laser vein treatment or scelerotherapy doesn’t deal with the underlying causes of vein problems and many women find they do recur.

Even if you haven’t got them yet – taking steps to prevent spider veins or varicose veins is important – especially if you think you could be at risk.
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Do spider vein creams work?

spider-vein-creamApplying a topical spider vein cream may seem like a painless and affordable way to get rid of that network of tiny veins on your legs – but will it work and what is the best spider vein cream to go for?

Overall it’s true that laser therapy is likely to be the most effective way to deal with your vein problems – but that costs money and time. 

Applying a spider vein cream may be a good choice to lessen the appearance of spider veins if you don’t want to make that investment just yet. [Read more…]

Spider veins: the nine risk factors

spider-veinsYou may have had blemish free legs all your life and enjoyed wearing skirts, shorts or a swimsuit then all of a sudden your summer loses some of its shine.

Spider veins seem to appear suddenly for many women from mid-life onwards – so if you have hit 40 recently or you’re near to it – find out if you are at risk.

Whilst the exact causes  are difficult to pinpoint there are some common factors you ought to be aware of. [Read more…]

Anti aging products – how to find what you want

anti-aging-productsAnti aging products are everywhere nowadays – as the population gets older more of us are interested in finding out what’s available to help us look younger.

Many women don’t want to consider cosmetic surgery but feel they want to look as good as they can in middle age and beyond.  But where do you start?  What’s available and how do you choose what will suit you?

Leaving surgery aside – there are a huge range of  products from skin care and hair care to in office treatments for wrinkles and sagging skin. [Read more…]

How to make your hair grow faster

how-to-make-your-hair-grow-fasterFor women of all ages fast healthy hair growth is like the holy grail of hair care.

At first sight the question seems a bit superficial. But for anyone who has ever experienced hair loss or thinning hair through illness, stress or hormonal change – you know it goes much deeper than that.

You may be desperate to regrow your hair quickly for your confidence and self esteem. If you are over 40 you may be trying to grow out your gray. Or you may be reeling from the effects of a bad hair cut or color. [Read more…]

Hair problems: worse as you get older?

hair-problemsGeting older certainly affects the way our hair looks and behaves.

Whether it’s the explosion of gray, the annoying gray roots that ruin your expensive color job or the increasing number of bad hair days – there’s no denying that hair problems get worse over 40.

Taking better care of your hair is vital especially if you’re going gray – what you got away with when you were twenty just won’t work in your forties or fifties.

Looking after older hair is getting easier as anti aging products now include many devoted to restoring your crowning glory to its youthful best.
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Eat your way to healthy hair

healthy hair You might spend a fortune on the best hair care products in the world – but are you eating the right things for healthy hair?

Hair responds to what you eat in just the same way as your skin and all of your body. And many of us just aren’t getting enough of what we need to keep our hair looking its absolute best.
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Sudden hair loss – is it stress related?

sudden-hair-loss-and stressIf you are suffering from sudden hair loss – it may be that stress is the key.

It isn’t that common – the type of hair loss in women that most of us experience is gradual and results in an overall thinning of the hair.

Less common is the sudden catastrophic loss of hair as a response to severe stress. [Read more…]