Allergic reactions to many types of cosmetics may occur when the skin is repeatedly exposed to small amounts of allergy causing ingredients. Pollen is a common allergen, in fact, most allergens are natural substances, (i.e. poison ivy, ragweed). Some ingredients used in cosmetics may also be allergens. Usually these ingredients are beneficial for the vast majority of people. However, just as there are people sensitive to pollens, some people are sensitive to cosmetic ingredients. Allergic skin reactions usually occur after several months (or years) of exposure to the ingredient’s. It is important to understand that cosmetic related skin allergies usually don’t happen right away.
Fragrance ingredients are the most common cosmetic allergens. In fact, sensitivity to preservatives (necessary for proper shelf-life) and fragrances account for most cosmetic-related skin allergies. Simple irritations usually reverse themselves when exposure is discontinued. However, symptoms may worsen with repeated exposure or could develop into skin allergies. Once skin develops an allergic sensitivity to an ingredient, the allergy will be permanent! When the skin’s immune system recognizes an ingredient as an allergen, it never forgets and will always react negatively upon exposure. Clearly, all nail professionals should understand the importance of avoiding product overexposure.
With the Dr Baumann Products it is easy to avoid any exposure to allergy causing ingredients or even ingredients that just migh irritate the skin, because Dr Baumann does not contain any of the known listed allergy causing ingredients. A product that you are using may not cause you any problems now, but is it worth finding out the hard way?
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Published by: Ron on June 4th, 2012 | Filed under General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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As soon as an American fashion invades Europe many cosmetic companies, beauty salons and consumers, incited by advertising adopt this fad without considering the possible negative effects on skin health. By marketing people (who are often lacking basic expert knowledge) fruit acids have been touted as the decisive new development in cosmetics. They are apparently not interested in the probable long-term dermatological effects, which can be observed especially after application on a daily base. With normal skin with a normal horny layer and, treatment with fruit acids causes thins out of the horny layer, that why treatment of normal skin with fruit acids is utmost senseless. Be ware, that the horny layer is an important barrier for protecting our body. You are well advised to support the physiological function and structure of the skin, be careful not to harm it. This is above all important with regard to sunlight protection. If the epidermis becomes too thin, the skin loses its most effective protection, dramatically increasing the sensitivity to UV-radiation that can penetrate more easily into the skin. Malignant skin tumours can be triggered by the possible cell injury. High UV-radiation always causes premature aging of the skin. If the treatment with fruit acids is carried out during wintertime because of reduced sun radiation, cold injury to the skin may result with low temperatures. The constant everyday treatment with fruit acids also seems to have a negative effect on the physiological skin bacteria that are important as a protection against the spreading of pathogenic germs. Also, the immune defence against bacteria, viruses and mycoses can be diminished, increasing the vulnerability of the skin to allergic diseases, eczema, etc., in the long run.
Fruit acids should only be used with skin problems caused by a thickened horny layer. The peeling of the upper horny layer makes sense, for example, when it is too thick and has closed the sebaceous glands, one important reason for acne. The skin should not be treated with fruit acids on a daily base but only in the form of cures so that the skin has the chance to regenerate in the time between the single cure treatments. We recommend glycolic acid in the form of a peeling cure. Concentrations of glycolic acid in the offered preparations is 10%, 20% and 30% so that the beautician can use the appropriate concentration for the respective type of skin.
With the first treatment, concentration of fruit acids should be low and the duration of traetment should be short in order to learn about the individual reaction time of each skin, even if there is only a small or no peeling effect at all with the first treatment. Note: Fruit acids in the form of a peeling cure are perfectly appropriate to reduce an overly thick horny layer to a normal level, e.g.. if a thickened horny layer has caused skin problems like acne. From our point of view, it is not advisable and is even dangerous to treat normal skin with a normal horny layer with creams containing fruit acids every day.
Published by: Ron on September 7th, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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As you know, oxygen creams and inhalations of oxygen is still been offered by many beauticians. In order to inform you why we do not utilize oxygen in its products, we give a brief introduction to the subject.
Marketing people try to take advantage of the customer’s wrong feeling that oxygen always has a positive effect. However, skin and the entire organism are supplied with an appropriate quantity of oxygen via the lungs and the blood circulation system so any additional supply with oxygen creams and oxygen inhalations does not make any sense at all. Inhalation of oxygen is a matter of medical treatment and emergency when the oxygen supply of the tissue and body cells is not sufficient due to pathological factors in the blood circulation.
Although it is highly questionable whether oxygen creams supply the skin with significant quantities of oxygen, the pretended oxygen increase of 100% in advertisements is definitely not recommendable, moreover, it has an adverse affect on a normal, healthy skin. Consulting a physiology book shows immediately that not the highest possible quantity of oxygen is best for the organism and the skin, but rather the right and adequate concentration of oxygen, which is guaranteed by the normal blood circulation. It is important to realize that too much oxygen is poisonous for the cell enzymes resulting in harm to the cell and its function. Clearly, this should not be the objective of cosmetic treatment. As far as we know there has not been any harm by oxygen creams, however. So we conclude that oxygen creams do not in fact contain considerable quantities of oxygen. Fluoric hydrocarbons as a solvent are necessary to channel oxygen into the skin, but the metabolism of fluoric hydrocarbons in the human body has not yet been explored and negative effects for the organism seem to be possible. This is the reason why fluoric hydrocarbons have been banned in medicine!
So any positive effect of oxygen in cosmetics is more than questionable whereas the risks are significant.
Published by: Ron on August 31st, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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Well groomed men are more attractive
Skincare is no longer the domain of women and it is obvious that a well groomed man has advantages in everyday life. It’s no coincidence that successful, groomed men are readily noticed and their appearance results in positive reactions. Men want simple, fast solutions to their daily skincare needs. DR. BAUMANN® Products offer exactly that. You need only 5 minutes daily in order to achieve an optimal skincare condition.
Shaving is a real burden for the skin especially when it is a daily occurrence. Therefore precise, recommended skincare is essential and it must fulfill the following criteria:
No additional burden on the skin through questionable ingredients in shaving creams, gels, shaving tonics, cleansers and treatment products. It is exactly those fragrances and preservatives that irritate the skin and can lead to serious allergies after years of use. The University of Kyoto in Japan has proved and documented that the constant use of the most commonly used preservatives in skincare will result in dramatic aging of the skin. Mineral oils, especially when in high quantities can disturb the functions of the skin, particularly the barrier functions.
As shaving is responsible for strongly irritated skin, it should be treated daily with skin identical lipids and Vitamin A to actively regenerate and soothe it. Natural Vitamin E serves as an effective protection for stressed skin. Allergies
that result from substances that are not skin friendly must be treated exclusively with skin identical ingredients and vitamins such as SkinIdent®, ideal for the specific requirements of a mans skin. Problems such as skin irritations and redness are minimized in a short time especially when the skin (beard) is prepared beforehand so that the shave can be carried out as gently as possible. We therefore recommend SkinIdent® Cleansing Milk or DR. BAUMANN® Cleansing
Milk Special to be applied on a damp skin. Allow yourself the perfect luxury of applying a Liposome product on the skin, (after the dampening but before the saving proceeds.) This Liposome preparation should also be applied after the shave. In this way you obtain the perfect possibility for a gentle shave. Instead of a skin irritating After Shave with fragrance, we recommend a gentle skin friendly alternative with the SkinIdent® Tonic. Your skin will now be perfectly prepared for the Liposome treatment and recommended treatment cream to follow. In addition to your daily skincare it is recommended especially for a skin with large pores and thick horny layer that you carry out a peeling using DR. BAUMANN® peeling products 1 – 4 times per week.This will remove dead cells on the skins surface and will improve the blood circulation in the skin. The result is a fresh skin that absorbs active ingredients more effectively. The recommended peeling product is massaged gently into a moist skin and is rinsed off with water (avoid the eye area and
shave sensitive areas).
In addition to the daily facial treatment, the perfect body treatment is essential for the well groomed man. DR. BAUMANN® also has the perfect treatment products for your body care. From the prescribed body lotion, (according to skin condition) the effective deodorant, a refreshing shower gel and gentle hair treatment products all of which can be use safely on a daily basis. This also applies to hand cream, lip balm, and refreshing foot cream. In the late hours an eye gel and an eye cream give a refreshed appearance to the eye area. The more the skin ages the more support it needs. As a rule a reasonable amount of skin and hair care products are necessary in order to regenerate the skin and maintain its fresh appearance. This also means all the necessary ingredients geared to your specific skin condition. An authorised DR. BAUMANN® cosmetician will gladly analyse your skin condition and provide you with a perfect solution. It is important to provide your skin with sufficient moisture, as it suffers from extreme moisture loss in air-conditioned offices and when flying (this cause’s extreme moisture loss). In addition the effects of nicotine, alcohol, exaggerated sun tanning and an incorrect diet have a direct influence on rapid aging. Further information on healthy nutrition can be found in our flyer “Nutrition as Skin and Health Care” from a doctor’s perspective. Always remember that your skin must be treated like a good friend and must be protected from everything that may cause it harm. Your skin is your largest organ and therefore healthy skincare does not only allow for a better appearance, but also for a younger healthier skin for your whole life.
Published by: Ron on April 6th, 2011 | Filed under Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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