Health, Beauty and Anti-Aging News

Women’s health news update gives health, beauty and anti-aging news about the affect of cigarette smoking and omega-3 fatty acids on skin, the best way to moisturize, newly discovered cancer risks and how black tea can lower stress hormones.

1. Hormone Replacement Therapy may trigger higher cancer risk.

A recent follow-up study to the affects of hormone replacement therapy suggests new risks for other cancers, particularly lung tumors, for women who had taken HRT for a period of 5 years or more. These risks had not been seen in the original HRT study and were completely unanticipated as stated by the author of the follow-up analysis.

2. Want beautiful skin – food secrets for beautiful skin New Findings

A recent study has finding to combat dry skin by adjusting diet. Lower estrogen levels, which occur with early menopause symptoms, reduce your body’s production of collagen. Collagen is the substance that’s key to having strong, supple, beautiful skin. How to have beautiful skin? Eating more omega-3 fatty acids is now a recommended course of action. These fats strengthen skin cell walls, keeping the moisture where you need it. Omega-3 fatty acids come from fish like tuna or salmon. The study further reports Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may be helpful.

3. Cigarette smoke, whether direct or secondhand, is major cause of aging and wrinkled skin.

A recent study shows whether you smoke, or spend time with a smoker, cigarette smoke may be the most damaging to the aging process and firm elastic skin. Cigarette smoking, or close proximity to it, significantly increases skin wrinkles and dryness. The research has found there are two major reasons for accelerating aging and wrinkled skin. First is the actual act of smoking and the ingredients in tobacco that damage the body’s ability to fight free radicals. Secondly, cigarette smoke depletes your body of vitamin C, which is a key ingredient for keeping the skin plump and moist. The latest studies show that exposure to cigarette smoke is actually as damaging to skin as the exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. If there is significant exposure to cigarette smoke and ultraviolet rays, it will greatly accelerate the aging process.

4. Stress hormones drop by 50% drinking black tea.

A study done by the University College in London England demonstrated that participants who drank several daily cups of black tea had their levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, drop by 47% within one hour.

5. Women’s health care study says applying moisturizer quickly is best.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. A recent study from a noted skin care institute confirms dry skin needs moisture. Applying moisturizer lotion within 3 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower is most effective. Contrary to popular belief, moisturizer lotion does not add moisture to the skin; it traps existing water in the skin, which prevents the water from evaporating. To trap water in the skin from a bath or shower, moisturizer must be applied within 3 minutes of bathing. Consistently using moisturizer lotion will decrease dryness and itching.

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