Bare Skin Care -We at Bare Skin believe in natural skin care, and feel the best
product should include a combination of natural extracts and more
conventional ingredients, for skin care products that act quickly to
eliminate the effects of:
dry or oily skin
mens skin care
Nighttime Eating Makes You Fat - MYTH
There's no conclusive proof that
late-night meals cause you to put on weight. What we do know is that too
many calories cause weight gain, and many night eaters do tend to
overeat and choose high-calorie foods. Still, eating right before
bedtime can lead to heartburn and indigestion. So try to stick to
regular -- and earlier -- mealtimes.
Some Sugars Are Worse Than Others - MYTH
Table sugar, agave, honey, and high-fructose corn syrup
contribute calories (between 48 and 64 a tablespoon). So far, research
shows that our bodies absorb added sugars like high-fructose corn syrup
and table sugar in a similar way. Instead of avoiding one particular
kind of sugar, try to limit added sugars of any kind, like those in
soda, candy, and other sweets.
Coffee Isn't Good for You - MYTH
Coffee, when consumed in
moderation (2 to 3 cups daily), is a safe part of a healthy diet and
contributes antioxidant phytochemicals. In fact, research suggests
coffee may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, gallstones,
Parkinson's disease, even some cancers. Keep coffee calories in check,
though. Steer clear of trimmings like cream, sugar, and flavored syrups.
The Less Fat You Eat, the Better - MYTH
Your body needs three nutrients to thrive: protein,
carbohydrates, and fats. Yes, fats! Good-for-you fats found in foods
like nuts, seeds, fish, avocado, olives, and low-fat dairy give you
energy, help rebuild cells, and produce needed hormones. The fats to
limit or avoid are saturated and trans fats, found in foods like butter,
high-fat dairy, red meat, and many processed foods.
Switch to Sea Salt to Reduce Sodium - MYTH
Think switching to sea salt will save sodium? Sorry, that's a
diet myth, too. By weight, gourmet salts have about the same sodium as
plain old table salt. Add flavor with pepper, herbs, and spices instead.
Besides, we get about 75% of our total salt intake from processed and
prepared foods (not the salt shaker) like soups, condiments, mixes,
cheeses, and canned goods.
Drink More Water to Peel off Pounds -MYTH
There's no doubt water is vital for your body -- but a weight
loss aid? Not really. If drinking water keeps you away from high-calorie
drinks, it can certainly help you lose weight. But adding more water to
your diet, without changing anything else, makes no difference in
lowering the numbers on your scale.
Avoid Processed Grains -MYTH
We know whole grains are good for us because they're packed
with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. That doesn't mean
you need to ditch all processed grains. At times, like when your body is
recovering from an intestinal bug, refined grains may be necessary. And
some processed grains are fortified with folic acid. While whole grains
are the healthier choice, you can make room for some fortified
processed grains, too.
Sugar Makes Kids Hyperactive -MYTH
This myth is so common it seems impossible that it isn't true.
Yet most research shows sugar doesn't make all kids hyperactive. So why
do kids bounce off the walls at birthday parties? It's not the cake;
it's probably the exciting environment. Still, pay attention to how much
sugar your kids eat. Eating too many sweets leaves little room for
Athletes Need a Ton of Protein -MYTH
Everyone knows an athlete needs tons of protein to build
strength and muscle, right? Well, not exactly. Most American diets
provide plenty of protein even for athletes. The real secret to boosting
athletic strength and muscle is to get enough calories, focus on
intense training, and get a carb- and protein-containing snack (such as
nonfat chocolate milk) soon after an intense muscle workout. Special
powders, bars, and supplements need not apply! (Actually you get about 15 minutes of energy from sugars, 20 minutes from protein, and TWO HOURS from carbohydrates).
Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes - MYTH
Worried that your love of cake or candy will lead to diabetes?
Stop fretting about this diet myth. If you don't have diabetes, eating
sugar won't cause you to get the disease. What does raise your
diabetes risk, however, is being obese and inactive. So do your body a
favor: Cut back on the empty, sugary calories, and get moving!
Carbs Lead to Weight Gain -MYTH
Stop believing this diet myth. Not all carbohydrates are bad
for you. But it seems like people lose weight on low-carbohydrate diets,
right? Those diets almost always restrict calories, too, and fewer
calories add up to fewer poundsover time no matter how many of your
calories come from fat, protein, or carbohydrates.
Tips for Spotting Diet Myths
* First, if it sounds too good to be true, it almost definitely is.
* Second, ask yourself, "Who says so?" Is the person making the
claim biased? Are they trying to sell a product? Is the information
based on just one small study?
* There’s no secret ingredient to weight loss or maintenance.
We've known for a long time that eating right and exercising are what
Excerpted from WebMD
Our Bare Skin Care products are cosmoceutically formulated, using “Chiral
technology.” Mostly we think “natural” is better without understanding
why. Actually, only Chiraly correct is better. Most natural ingredients
are Chiraly-correct. This is because natural ingredients come from
living things and nature makes life only in a chirally correct form. So
what does Chiraly-correct mean? The left and right side of the molecule
is isolated to correctly fit into the skin’s receptors. Substances that
do not match the cell’s receptors do not penetrate. Chiraly-Correct
molecules are processed to fit the skin cell’s receptors, therefore
increasing product penetration. The skin can absorb all the valuable
nutrients to a maximum, which it needs to rebuild itself, and to stay
youthful and healthy !
First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.