Feb 24

It is well known that people who expose themselves to high levels of stress are more likely to suffer from health problems. Numerous studies have concluded that stress is a major contributory factor in cases of high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks, and that the majority of people who are suffering from stress don’t have a well balanced diet, do not get adequate sleep, do not drink enough water and do not regularly exercise. All of these factors make stressed people more susceptible to lower life expectancy levels and ongoing health issues.

Unfortunately, many people face these high levels of stress because of their occupation. A successful way to lower stress levels and increase your life expectancy may be to make a career change. This in itself sounds stressful, but a change from one of the “high level stress” careers (jobs in this category include advertising account executives, architects, commercial pilots, corporate executives, newscasters, photojournalists, public relations specialists and stockbrokers) to one of the “lower level stress” careers (such as audiologists, chiropractors, computer programmers, dental hygienists, dieticians, mathematicians, occupational therapists, philosophers and software engineers) could potentially add years to your (more enjoyable, healthier) life.

If you work in one of these – or any other – stressful professions and you feel that work is impacting negatively on your health, then perhaps you ought to consider a life prolonging career change to something less stressful. Some of these jobs may well require extra education, degrees or re-training, but in the long run they can lead to a longer, far more enjoyable life, and may well prove worth the time and effort involved.

Lifestyle choices are vitally important in preventing stress, obviously if possible identify and avoid situations / people that cause you stress (known as stressors), maintain a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly, do not smoke, drink or use drugs and try to establish regular sleep patterns.

When you do get stressed there are many things you can do to relax and reduce your stress levels, including simple things like going for a walk, talking with a good friend, taking a relaxing bath, aromatherapy products, yoga, stroking your pet, listening (and singing/dancing) to your favourite music etc. all of which can help you to relax.

Keep things in perspective – In the grand scheme of things, just how important is the thing that is stressing you? Will it matter in a week? In a year? If the answer is no, focus your energies on something that is important.

However hard you try, some things will remain beyond your control, accept this. Getting angry will make no difference.

Everybody makes mistakes – including you. Forgive others their mistakes, as a build-up of resentment is a major cause of stress.

Try and be positive about the situation – instead of getting angry at the traffic you are stuck in, look at it as an opportunity to spend some time when you don’t have to do anything else other than sit down in your car.

Express yourself – Don’t bottle your emotions up, If something (or someone) is causing you stress, talk calmly about it to avoid any stress building up.

Do something you enjoy every day. Maybe reading, riding a bike, playing with your children or listening to music etc.

In conclusion, whilst many aspects of your life may be out of your control, and life might be so busy that you don’t get time to eat healthily or exercise, just taking a good quality multivitamin supplement can make a fundamental difference.  Scientia Nutrition Multivitamins have been formulated to not only give you the essentials you need, but they are also optimised to help you produce collagen for healthy skin and nails!  Feeling good and looking great has to be the ultimate combination!

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Sep 24

Welcome to our new inbox magazine:

“The Scientia Health and Beauty Update”.

Packed with fascinating health and beauty information, hints and tips to make you look and feel great – it could even help you live longer!

We are sure you will enjoy each complimentary content-packed issue.

As a sneak preview, the following topics are just a hint of what we will be writing about in the coming weeks…

  • Top 5 Foods that Increase Collagen Production
  • Top 10 Foods for Anti-Aging
  • How to Get the Best Night’s Sleep of Your Life
  • Ten Foods That Will Help You Live Longer
  • Top 5 Tips for Getting Noticed by the Opposite Sex
  • Top 5 Ways to Relieve Stress
  • Aromatherapy and How it can Benefit You
  • Top 5 Ways to Pamper Yourself
  • Most Effective Ways to Quit Smoking Fast
  • Top 8 Tips for Naturally Freshening Your Breath
  • Crystal healing – fact or fiction?
  • Top 5 Tips for a Whiter Smile
  • Losing Weight Fast Using Calorie Counting Websites
  • Top 10 Tips for Healthy, Beautiful Nails
  • The Risks of Eating Too Much Fast Food
  • Extend your life by moving home!
  • The 10 biggest threats to your health today
  • The dangers of free radicals and how you can combat them
  • The top 10 fun activities to burn unwanted calories
  • Top 5 ways to speed up your metabolism
  • Top 10 allergens and how to avoid them
  • Top 10 foods to improve your eyesight
  • Extend your life by changing your career!
  • Avoiding the top 5 preventable illnesses.
  • …And More!

You really are in for a treat!  Expect an issue packed full of useful health and beauty info every 2 days, along with occasional breaking news updates to keep you one step ahead.

Our published issues include:

Top 5 Foods that Increase Collagen Production

Top 5 Tips for Getting Noticed by the Opposite Sex

The 6 Biggest Threats To Your Skin

Positive Steps Toward Cancer Prevention

Top 10 Tips for Beautiful Healthy Nails

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Jun 09

Smoking – a Leading Cause of Wrinkles

Smoking is bad for you: No surprises there! It is a major cause of cancer, emphysema as well as a whole host of other health related problems. It smells, it costs an ever increasing amount of money and is fast becoming a social taboo. What fewer people appreciate is that smoking is also a leading factor when it comes to aging of the skin. Wrinkles, sagging and lines are all a result of the ravages of cigarette smoke. Worse still, it does not require us to even be smokers ourselves to suffer. Simply being in a smoky environment has a negative effect on our skin. (Another hoorah for the smoking ban!)

How does smoking damage your skin?

Cigarette smoke, much like other pollutants in the atmosphere, damages the skin in part, because of its production of free radicals. The damage caused by these free radicals is present throughout our bodies. The skin, as our outermost layer, shows this damage most prominently: In particular, the face.

So what is a free radical and how does it promote these lines and wrinkles in the skin? Simply put, a free radical is a molecule with an imbalance of electrons. These unbalanced molecules react with cells in the body to “steal” electrons which in turn causes damage to the body’s cells.

According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, dermatologist and author of The Perricone Prescription (HarperCollins), the effects of smoking in terms of ageing are significant. When we inhale just one puff of cigarette smoke, more than a trillion free radicals are produced in our lungs, which then trigger an inflammatory response that circulates throughout the body.

Over time, this damage extends to the collagen in our skin. Collagen is a protein which acts as the building block of our bodies. Amongst other things, it is responsible for both the elasticity and smoothness of our skin. Effectively, the more collagen we have, the smoother and tighter our skin is. i.e less wrinkles.

The “smoker’s face” is a real medical term!

In 1985 the term ‘smoker’s face’ was added to the medical dictionary. The characteristic of a smoker’s face, which tends to make people look older than they are, was defined as the following:

Lines or wrinkles on the face, particularly radiating at right angles from the upper and lower lips or corners of the eyes, deep lines on the cheeks or numerous shallow lines on the cheeks and lower jaw.

Smoking, Your Skin and Vitamin C

It is not just the production of these free radicals that reduces collagen production. Smoking also depletes the body’s stores of Vitamin C. In one study, smokers with similar intake had consistently lower blood Vitamin C levels compared to non-smokers. Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collagen and is a powerful anti-oxidant in itself.

Collagen production does slow down over time, regardless of it’s exposure to smoke. Hence, the older someone gets, the more likely they are to develop wrinkles. Promoting collagen production is the key to delaying this natural process as well as tackling the unnatural causes such as smoking.

Microdermabrasion, anti-oxidants and certain vitamins all found in various creams can fight both the development and existence of wrinkles by promoting the production of collagen in the skin. Furthermore, new techniques such as micro-needling also promote the development of new collagen.

The Solution to Treating and Removing Wrinkles

There are a number of invasive and expensive techniques to help resurface the skin, such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion, but these are all a trauma to the skin and are beyond the average budget.

The Ultimate Skin Care / Health and Beauty Product

Fortunately, the Scientia Derma Roller can be used to stimulate collagen production in the skin without damaging it, in the comfort of the home – all at a price which is kind to your purse! Better yet, your favourite skin creams can be absorbed by the skin up to 40 times more effectively after use!

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Jun 04

What Causes and What Gets Rid of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks (or striae as they are referred to in dermatological terms) are caused when an individual’s skin is stretched too quickly: More accurately, the skin is torn rather than stretched. They are most common around the stomach area, breasts, thighs and hips. Both men and woman can suffer from them and they affect the majority of the adult population. Fortunately, for all of us, they pose no health risks and are simply a cosmetic concern. Of course, these concerns grow in the warmer seasons as the amount of our bodies we show, increases.  As a result, more people look for a suitable stretch mark reduction treatment.

 

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Why Stretch Marks Appear

This stretching occurs when the body grows at a rate that the skin cannot keep up with. Stretch marks are most commonly associated with pregnancy but are also a normal part of puberty: Body building or quick weight gain can also result in stretch marks.  But what can get rid of stretch marks?

QUESTION? What do scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and uneven skin have in common?

ANSWER: A lack of collagen! If your body would produce more collagen then you wouldn’t get them. Using a Scientia Derma Roller treats stretch marks by offering nature a helping hand to encourage collagen production in the skin, which helps prevent or reverse their formation. You can even treat stretch marks in the comfort of your own home!

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Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it is overstretched, the normal production of collagen is disrupted. It is this collagen which keeps skin tight and supple. There are several external factors which affect the skins natural ability to produce and maintain collagen levels such as a persons diet and smoking.

These collagen levels affect the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the face. They also largely dictate how other blemishes, such as acne scars or even surgery scars, heal.

What do Stretch Marks Look Like?

When they first form, stretch marks appear as reddish purple lines. They appear indented and maintain a different texture to the surrounding skin. Over time, the discoloration does subside, turning lighter and less noticeable. The ability to heal however does vary considerably from individual to individual, and there are countless stretch mark remover products on the market as a result – some more effective than others.

Treatment of Stretch Marks

There are several methods of treating stretch marks. These vary hugely in both cost and effectiveness. They range from simple solutions such as creams and lotions that claim to remove stretch mark scars, up to more extreme and expensive methods such as laser surgery.

What all these solutions have in common are that they assist, in one manner or another, the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. The skin is the largest organ in our body and anyone who has ever cut or scraped themselves, would have seen how it heals itself. Our natural defensive mechanisms are indeed one of the most wonderful things in nature.

Where our bodies do fall short, is that these natural defences do not account for our ongoing desire for aesthetics and looking good. It is here that nature needs a little helping hand. Fundamentally, to overcome this problem, we need to promote what happens in our bodies naturally, but stops once the body deems itself healed. By effectively extending the healing process, we can “trick” the body into healing itself too much – This way it may look and feels as though no physical trauma ever occurred.

For many people, stretch marks are a source of embarrassment and can make people feel very self conscious, but this can be overcome or greatly reduced by treatment to remove stretch marks.

Creams and oils promote the chemical healing process within our bodies by boosting the vitamins, minerals and other necessary elements needed for healing. Surgery for the removal of stretch mark scars on the other hand promotes the physical healing process of the body, which forces the skin to create those healing elements (such as collagen) itself.

Combining these processes, using techniques such as micro-needling, often proves the most effective method of removing stretch marks (both in terms of cost and results) for many people. It is important that anyone looking for a solution, understands the pros and cons of their chosen stretch mark removal method.

The Scientia Derma Roller is our flagship product and it has the amazing ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin, without damaging it – therefore helping to get rid of stretch marks.

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Visit our Derma Roller FAQ page to learn more about the Scientia Derma Roller and how it can help you to remove stretch marks painlessly and easily.

To see pictures of how effective the Scientia Derma Roller is for stretch marks removal / stretch marks treatment visit our Derma Roller before and after pictures page.

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