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Anti-Aging Products

Skin aging process is affected by two main factors, which are the natural process in the body as well as environmental factors. Among the environmental factors that may affect skin structure are sunlight, smoke and exposure to certain chemicals. Continuous exposure to direct sunlight is the main cause of premature aging of the skin. Skin aging signs can usually be seen with the presence of fine lines or wrinkles, rough surface, pigmentation as well as uneven tones of the skin.

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Are steroids safe for use among children?

Introduction Steroids are a type of medication used to treat inflammation-related clinical conditions. Inflammation generally occurs due to the overactivity of the body’s immune system, which may affect individuals of all ages, including children. Steroids among children are commonly used to treat medical conditions such as below: Asthma Juvenile arthritis …

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Know your cosmetics

A "cosmetic product" is defined as any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with various external parts of the human body such as epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to clean, to perfume, to change appearance, to correct body odors and to protect or keep in good condition.

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Use of preservative in cosmetic preparation

Introduction Preservative is one of the important ingredients in cosmetic preparations, especially preparation containing high water content. This is because such preparation acts as a suitable medium for growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. The growth of microorganisms in a cosmetic preparation not only will spoil the preparations …

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Fasting and Medicines

Introduction Fasting is common and widely practiced by the Eastern and Western cultures. Some of the reasons for fasting include religious, health and purification. There are various methods of fasting includes refraining from eating and drinking for a few hours or months. There are also restricting the intake of certain …

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