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How does sleeping affect your skin?

How does sleeping affect your skin?

Varies: If you sleep well and long enough (8 hrs) to attain deep sleep, your body has the opportunity to recouperate and release all the good hormones we depend on.Also. Your muscles will relax and rest.The skin is not stretched or contorted, as it is when you are awake.These things contribute to overall health and also affect your muscle tone. All of which can result in a fresher, toned, healthy appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How does alcohol affect your skin?

How does alcohol affect your skin?

Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate underlying skin problems. Rosacea is a skin condition in which flushing and redness can be triggered by alcohol. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect your skin?

How does smoking affect your skin?

Premature aging: Smoking causes damage to the skin in just the same way it causes damage to your lungs. Other than wrinkling due to puckering of the lips and squinting, chronic exposure reduces your wound healing mechanism, reduces blood flow to the skin, and alters your skin much like sun damage. There is also premature resorption of the bone, causing a flattening look. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect your skin?

How does pregnancy affect your skin?

In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read more

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How does puberty affect your skin?

How does puberty affect your skin?

Oily skin and acne: Both males and females have increased testosterone during puberty which causes excessive sebum production which then plugs up the pores forming comedones (whiteheads, blackheads). These can become inflamed and infected with bacteria and form papules and pustules (pimples and zits). End result is oilier skin and acne breakouts, acne scarring, larger pores, and hair growth. ...Read more

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How does sun bathing affect your health?

How does sun bathing affect your health?

Sunbathing effect: Going through winter , sometimes lasting 6 months, it is sometimes a strong desire to have sunbathing. The warmth of the sun takes away tensions and frustration. Brightness of every thing due to sun feels good and inspires us to look at bright side of life. Be careful, if you do not have enough Melanin in your skin, you can have sunburn, and possibly Skin cancer. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your skin health?

How does your diet affect your skin health?

Diet and Skin: All living human cells, including skin require protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals among other various nutrients to function normally, so a healthy, well rounded diet is needed for this. A multi-vitamin may be helpful if your diet is lacking or poor. ...Read more

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Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fatigue and improve concentration. If you have high stress or anxiety, caffeine would not be recommended. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect your lips?

How does smoking affect your lips?

Badly: Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1. The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines around the mouth. 2. More importantly, smoking can lead to elastic fiber and collagen degeneration in the skin, which as a result, can lead to sagging and wrinkling of the perioral skin. ...Read more

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How does sweating affect my skin health?

How does sweating affect my skin health?

It doesn't: Sweating is normal and healthy -- in fact, sweat is antibacterial! however, excess sweating can lead to chronically damp, damaged skin. Damaged skin is vulnerable to fungus and yeast infections such as jock itch and athlete's foot. Excess sweating can be treated with topical antiperspirants and in extraordinary circumstances, with Botox injections. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect you skin?

How does caffeine affect you skin?

Causes drying: Because caffeine acts as a diuretic (makes you urinate) it can cause dry skin. Small amounts should not be a problem but large amounts can cause significant drying of the skin. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect the skin?

How does diabetes affect the skin?

In many ways: You do not only glycate your hemoglobin creating glycohemoglobin (the main one hba1-c) you also glycosilate your connective tissue hardening it and your skin looses its elasticy and also aquires a wax type appearance. Long term the small nerves that give your skin sensation of pain(danger signals) also get damaged and ulcers do to unrecognizad pressure come in and are very slow at healing. ...Read more

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How does not exercising affect your health?

How does not exercising affect your health?

Research has shown-: -that exercise will keep U healthier & live long, keeps Ur mind sharp, & is good 4 Ur heart. But also U have 2 take into account Ur family history. Bad genetics R very important. If there is a strong history of heart disease, short lifespans, make it more important 2 exercise. Also it is good 4 blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does aging affect your eyes?

How does aging affect your eyes?

Several ways: As you age, you will get cataracts. Your eyes may become dry, you may develop blepharitis (eyelid issues), your cornea may develop a blue ring and your sclera (white part) may darken. Then, of course, your risk of glaucoma and macular degeneration goes up as well. ...Read more

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Does your skin color affect your health?

Does your skin color affect your health?

It can: I think the main way would be risk of sunburns and skin cancers in people with very pale skin. Ability to absorb vitamin d from sun exposure is also affected by skin color. Darker skin makes it more difficult to generate enough vit d, especially in cold northern climates. Vitamin d is very important for bone health among other things. ...Read more

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How does extra sleep affect on body?

How does extra sleep affect on body?

Extra sleep: We all need it , it help us feel more rested. ...Read more

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How can dying your hair affect your eyes?

How can  dying your hair affect your eyes?

Irritate: The what of the blow dryer could have an irritating effect on the skin around the eyes both from the heat and hot air. If this is concern be careful how you use blow dryer, facing it away from the face. If there symptoms that do not respond to conservative compresses and eye drops you should see eye doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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How does food affect your voice?

How does food affect your voice?

2 ways: Foods which are acidic or spicy can directly damage the voice box, and contribute to hoarseness. Other foods, like high fat foods, caffeine, and others, can contribute to reflux. Acid reflux is a very common cause of vocal cord problems. ...Read more

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