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Have you recently exfoliated?

What benefits can exfoliation-promoting skin care products offer your skin?

Social media has a way of making the banal seem exciting and original. One example would be exfoliation, which is the removal of dead skin cells from the epidermis. Anyone who was browsing TikTok recently may be convinced that this traditional method of skin treatment can rejuvenate even the most aged skin, such as our aging epidermis.

However, a dermatologist from Harvard says that's asking too much.

"I don't think exfoliation is going to fix anybody's wrinkles," says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center interim dermatology chair Rachel Reynolds, MD. Exfoliation has certain advantages, but if you don't perform it carefully or use instruments or chemicals that your skin can't handle, it can also irritate and inflame the skin.

How do you exfoliate?
Exfoliation can be done mechanically or chemically. Every person has unique benefits.

Mechanical exfoliation, also known as physical exfoliation, involves physically removing dead skin cells from the skin with a brush, loofah sponge, or scrub that contains abrasive particles. "Mechanical exfoliation can improve skin luster by taking off a dead layer of skin that can make it look dull," explains Dr. Reynolds.  "And it can help unclog pores a bit, which can reduce some types of acne."

Chemical exfoliation liquefies dead skin cells by using chemicals, most often salicylic acid or alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids.  "Chemical exfoliant's work on a micro-level to help dissolve excess skin cells and reduce uneven pigmentation sitting on the surface of the skin," she continues.  "They also restore skin glow, improve acne, and give the skin a little more shine."





Why is exfoliation encouraged by skin care products so frequently?
According to Dr. Reynolds, there are probably hundreds of commercially available skin care products that are marketed as exfoliating, including face masks, cleansers, and body washes. She questions, though, why so many different products highlight this aspect so strongly.

"It's advantageous for a cosmetics company to sell consumers more products in a skin care line," she says. "But it's buyer beware, because this is a completely unregulated market, and cosmetic companies can make claims that don't have to be substantiated in actual clinical trials."



Does our skin need to be exfoliated?
No. "Nothing happens if you don't exfoliate—you just walk around with bumpy or slightly dry skin, which is inconsequential except for cosmetic reasons," explains Dr. Reynolds.

"No one has to exfoliate, but it can be helpful to exfoliate the arms and legs," she continues. "As we age, these areas get drier than other parts of the body, and people notice they build up a lot more flaking skin and an almost fish-scale appearance."

Top deodorant for summer

Summer is coming, and people are excited about it, but there are people who forget about the summer preparations needed to make summer a pleasant season for everyone. I am talking about summer essentials. We need to make sure we have a beautiful summer, smelling nice and good, protecting our skin and looking good, and letting other people breathe well. So I will just break this post down into different categories: body, skin, and skin protection. 


During the summer, it's really important to take care of yourself. As a teenager or an adult, you'll sweat more when it's hot. This can sometimes make you smell a bit. I don't want to disappoint you, but most natural deodorants might not work as well during the summer months. And I do not mean to burst your bubble; there are very few organic deodorants that do the magic in the summer. In winter, you can use organic deodorants, and they might work for you, but in summer, organic isn't the best. From experience, I have not used organic deodorants that keep the armpit sweating away, so if you want to smell good and let others breathe in the summer, then you need to use a good 48-hour deodorant. So the question is: What are the best deodorants for summer? I am sharing what I have used that has worked for me, but note that to also help any deodorants work excellently, shaving your armpit would be great. 

Having hair in your armpits during the summer might not be ideal. It doesn't really help, and the combination of hair and deodorant can sometimes block the sweat glands, leading to increased sweating. Shaving your armpits can help reduce this issue and improve the effectiveness of your deodorant.

The best deodorants for summer heat

1. Right Guard Total Defense 5 Cool Antiperspirant Deodorant 250 ml: the Right Guard Total Defense 5 Cool Antiperspirants Deodorant in a 250-ml pack is designed to help you stay fresh, dry, and confident for up to 48 hours. It offers protection against sweat, yellow stains, and odors through its Odor Block Technology. The product has an invigorating fragrance and is dermatologically tested, alcohol-free, and made in Germany. Key ingredients include aluminium chlorohydrate for antiperspirant properties and various compounds for fragrance and texture. 
 
2. L'OREAL MEN EXPERT THERMIC RESISTANT BIG 300ML XXL

Offers high-performance:  protection against sweat even in extreme temperatures, up to 45°C. It contains a ceramic system for heat resistance and active micro-captors to combat wetness and control perspiration. The 300-ml spray size is the largest offered, providing long-lasting freshness with a clean, cool fragrance.
 
3. Sure Essential Protection Cotton, Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray:

This dermatologically tested, alcohol-free cotton dry anti-perspirant deodorant for women offers 48-hour protection against sweat and odor, ensuring you feel fresh, dry, and protected throughout the day without concern for irritation. It features Sure's MotionSense technology, releasing bursts of fresh fragrance when needed. The scent profile is described as fresh and clean.  
 
The product is environmentally conscious, assembled using renewable electricity, and packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminum. Instructions for use: shake the can, hold it 15 centimeters away from the underarm, and spray evenly in a well-ventilated area.
 
4. Sure Essential Protection Invisible Pure Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray

The Essential Invisible Pure Deodorant Spray helps prevent white marks and yellow stains while safeguarding against sweat and odor. It's part of our Essential Dry Protection Range, offering 48-hour protection and maintaining the color of your clothes. Dermatologically tested and alcohol-free, it ensures all-day freshness without irritation. Utilizing Sure’s MotionSense technology, it releases bursts of fruity and floral fragrance when needed. Microcapsules on the skin release more fragrance with movement, ensuring long-lasting freshness. Shake the can, hold it 15 centimeters away from your underarm, and spray evenly in a well-ventilated area for best results. The product is environmentally conscious, assembled using renewable electricity, and packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminium.
 

Johnson’s Baby Powder Pure and Gentle Daily Care, 500g

Johnson’s Baby Powder Pure and Gentle Daily Care, 500g

If you find yourself sweating a lot on your thighs, chest, or back, this powder can be a lifesaver. Applying this white powder can help you stay dry and reduce friction between your thighs, preventing discomfort. 

Alternatively, you can try Johnson's Natural Baby Powder. Made from natural cornflour, it's 99% natural and free from parabens, dyes, and phthalates. Dermatologist-tested and formulated with a clinically proven mildness formula, it's gentle on delicate skin. With 2x more moisture absorption than talc-based powders, it effectively keeps skin dry and soft while protecting against rubbing and chafing. 

This gentle formula helps soothe and absorb excess moisture, leaving skin dry, fresh, and smooth. Available in sizes of 100g, 200g, and 400g, it's suitable for both babies and adults. Remember to always check the label before purchasing and using the product to ensure it meets your needs.


To use Johnson's Baby Powder:

1. Shake the cornflour baby powder directly into your hand, away from your face, to avoid inhaling it.

2. Smooth the powder onto your skin, particularly after a warm bath or diaper change, to help keep your skin soft, fresh, and comfortable.

3. Close the container tightly after each use and store it in a cool, dry place.

4. Keep the powder away from children's noses and mouths, as inhaling it can cause breathing problems.

5. Avoid getting the powder into your eyes.

6. Remember that Johnson's Baby Powder is for external use only.


Regarding sunscreen:

Using sunscreen is essential year-round, not just in summer. However, some sunscreens can feel oily and make you sweat, causing discomfort and even staining your clothes. Consider using Calypso Sun Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray Sunscreen. This sunscreen dries up immediately after application and has a pleasant scent, making it a great choice for daily use.

Calypso Sun Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray Sunscreen

To prevent shoe odors in the summer:

1. Make sure to wash your shoes regularly, especially after prolonged use.

2. Air out your shoes frequently to prevent moisture buildup.

3. Use shoe sprays specifically designed to prevent odors.

4. Apply powder to your feet before wearing shoes to absorb moisture.

5. Spray deodorant on your feet to keep them smelling fresh.

6. Note that using deodorant inside stinky shoes may temporarily cover up the smell but won't provide a lasting solution. Instead, consider using rubbing alcohol as a spray. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and mist the interior of your shoes. The alcohol will kill bacteria and eliminate odors as it dries, leaving your shoes smelling fresh.


Here are some summer hygiene and grooming tips to keep you feeling fresh and confident:

1. Foot Hygiene:

   - Wash your feet thoroughly during your bath, paying attention to the spaces between your toes.

   - Use essential oils or foot wash to cleanse and maintain foot hygiene.

   - Treat athlete's foot with anti fungal products if necessary.

   - Wear socks only once and wash them to prevent bacterial growth.

   - Allow your shoes to fully dry between wearings and rotate pairs if possible.

   - Wash shoe insoles frequently or replace them regularly.

   - Opt for breathable shoe materials and sweat-wicking socks.

   - Use foot spray deodorant to freshen and deodorize your feet.


2. Hygiene for Skin Folds:

   - Take time to open and clean skin folds thoroughly during your bath, as sweat can accumulate in these areas and cause odor.


3. Perfume Choice for Summer:

   - Choose perfumes that are suitable for both summer and winter to avoid overpowering scents in hot weather.

   - Floral perfumes are generally a good choice for summer. Try the nude bouquet Eau de parfum by Zara, it has vibrant freshness of yuzu highlights a delicate white floral bouquet and the Violent blossom perfumes.


4. Private Parts Hygiene:

   - Ensure thorough cleaning of your private parts during bathing to prevent odor.

   - Avoid using irritating products on your private parts.


5. Clothing Hygiene:

   - Avoid wearing thick clothing in the summer to stay cool.

   - Plan your wardrobe to avoid repeating clothes too often, as sweating can lead to discomfort and offensive odors for those around you.

   - Opt for lighter clothes that allow your skin to breathe.


6. Underwear Hygiene:

   - Change your underwear daily and avoid reusing them for hygiene reasons.


7. General Summer Hygiene:

   - Shave regularly to stay comfortable and avoid excessive sweating.

   - Use deodorants that provide 48-hour protection to stay fresh throughout the day.

   - Purchase deodorants from trusted suppliers to ensure quality and effectiveness.

   - Take baths twice a day in the summer to stay clean and refreshed.

   - Consider carrying a mini perfume to refresh your scent during the day.

8. Menstrual Period Hygiene:

In hot weather, wearing sanitary pads for long periods can lead to odor. To stay fresh and clean, it's a good idea to change them regularly. Switching to breathable organic cotton pads can help, as materials like plastic can trap heat and moisture, reducing airflow to the vagina. Organic pads, are soft and comfortable against delicate areas. So, opting for cotton pads is a great solution. They allow air circulation, are gentle on the skin, and reduce the risk of bacterial infections. Make sure to check the absorbency level (flow number) of sanitary pads to avoid stains.

By following these hygiene and grooming tips, you can stay fresh, comfortable, and confident throughout the summer season.


When I first tried this product, I was impressed with how fast it dries on the skin. It dries so quickly and leaves no marks. And you know the best thing? You don't end up sweating after applying this sun protection oil. I felt so comfortable, and my body felt just as normal but was smelling so nice. This is a game changer for real. It's also noted as a convenient option for scalp protection and easy application throughout the day.

How to use the Calypso Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray
 
Apply generously to all exposed areas and rub in. Reapply often, especially after sweating, swimming, or drying off with a towel. Avoid contact with the eyes, and if contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water and seek medical advice. It's a good idea to do a patch test before using it.

Benefits include anti-ageing properties, quick-drying, suitability for both wet and dry skin, dermatological testing, and vegan ingredients. Read more on how to care for your skin naturally.
 
If your skin, usually burns after 10 minutes in the sun, applying SPF 15 sunscreen may protect you from burning for around 150 minutes (15 times longer). However, this estimate varies based on factors like skin type, sunlight intensity, and sunscreen application.
 
SPF measures protection from UVB exposure and doesn't determine the duration of exposure.
 
For optimal protection, experts advise using at least SPF 15 sunscreen, applying the recommended amount (about one ounce for full body coverage), and reapplying every 2 hours.
 
Many people don't apply enough sunscreen, using only ¼ to ½ the required amount. Using half the necessary amount provides only the square root of the SPF. So, using half the amount of SPF 30 sunscreen gives an effective SPF of 5.5!

 
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FOR SUMMER, HERE IS THE PERFECT TRAVEL SET FOR YOU.

Travel Pack, 100 ml: Sun Lotion SPF 15 & 20, After Sun with Aloe Vera: The travel pack is ideal for short city breaks or weekend getaways. Each product is 100 ml, making it suitable for hand luggage. Enjoy the sun during the day with two bottles of sun lotion, and soothe your skin in the evening with our calming after-sun gel. 
 
Aloe vera is a natural substance found in the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, well-known for its calming, healing, and moisturizing properties. The clear gel inside the leaves is often used topically for its medicinal benefits. Moreover, the green part of the leaf can be processed to make juice. When added to creams, aloe vera provides excellent hydration for dry and damaged skin, including skin that's been sunburnt, because of its soothing qualities. In a thick gel form, aloe vera can relieve discomfort from cuts, burns, or insect bites when applied gently. Calypso After Sun Aloe Vera Gel utilizes the benefits of aloe vera to soothe the skin after sun exposure.

Fast-Drying Calypso Clear Dry Oil Spray
 
Here are answers to some common questions:
 
1. Will I still tan with a higher SPF? Yes, you will tan, but it may take a bit longer. However, your tan might last longer too, as your skin adjusts to the sun gradually.
 
2. What does SPF stand for? SPF stands for sun protection factor. It indicates a sunscreen's ability to shield your skin from the sun's rays along with your skin's natural defenses. Your sun tolerance depends on factors like skin type, hair color, eye color, and location. 
 
3. How does SPF 30 work? If you apply SPF30 sunscreen, it means you can stay in the sun thirty times longer than without sunscreen. But remember, you must apply sunscreen as directed and use enough initially for maximum coverage.
 
4. Do water-resistant sunscreens stay on in the water? Water-resistant sunscreens provide extended protection, but they can still wash off over time. It's recommended to reapply if you spend more than forty minutes in water or after activities that rub your skin, like towel drying or showering.
 
5. What's the difference between UVA and UVB? Both UVA and UVB rays can damage the skin, but only UVB causes burning. Good sunscreens should protect against both types. Look for the UVA symbol inside a circle to ensure UVA protection along with SPF.
 
6. Are Calypso SPF products effective? Yes, Calypso SPF products meet all UVA and UVB standards and undergo rigorous testing for effectiveness. However, note that the star rating system is not an industry standard, and Calypso follows the European UVA marking standard.
 
7. Are Calypso products safe? Yes, all ingredients in Calypso products are approved cosmetic ingredients.
 
In conclusion, the Calypso Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray absorbs quickly and is made for use in both wet and dry skin. It's water-resistant and shields your whole body and scalp from UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen is light and gives instant protection for all skin types. It's available in various SPFs, from 6 to 30, to suit your skin's needs. If you need protection for hard-to-reach spots, try the non-greasy Clear Protection, Continuousz Spray, which can be applied from any angle without leaving white marks.

I recommend this product. Give it a try, and share your thoughts with me. Are you already using it? Feel free to let me know in the comment box below.

Why didn't I share this product with all my blog readers? I mean, I was just using it until it was finished, lol. I have always liked using shea butter on my skin, but nowadays, finding good products is like searching for air in the ocean.

Let me tell you why I like the Planted Bioavailable skincare: virgin shea and cocoa whipped body butter. It feels good and just right, providing a mild yet moisturizing sensation. When I started using it, I felt like it was just because it was the first application on my skin, but no, I loved it even more. The shine on my skin and its soft, luxurious texture made me feel good. Your skin appearance can serve as a reflection of your overall health. Effective skincare goes beyond product selection to include considerations such as dietary habits, clothing materials, and sun exposure.

Virgin shea and cocoa whipped body butter.

While skincare products are significant, maintaining moisturized skin is also influenced by adequate hydration and the use of high-quality skincare products. Shea butter, renowned for its beneficial components, contributes to skin health. Planted Skincare provides a trusted and dependable solution for all your skincare needs. I appreciate the subtle natural citrus cocoa scent; it's 74% organic, a rarity these days. Recommended for all skin types.

The best luxury shea butter for your skin

Key ingredients

Shea butter - Deeply penetrates for intense hydration and restored elasticity. Treats inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Natural UV protectant. and #sheabutter

Cocoa butter - Occlusive properties lock in moisture and reduce water loss. Particularly rich in minerals and skin-softening vitamin E. #cocoabutter

Lavender essential oil - Calms and soothes our minds and our skin. Reduces scarring and pigmentation, increases collagen production. #lavenderoil

Geranium essential oil - Tightens and tones skin. Protects from environmental damage such as pollution and stress. #geraniumoil

I will give this product an 8.5/10

#skincare #skincareproducts #bodybutter #moisturizer #plantbased

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Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis. Atopic implies that the child has developed a few conditions, for example, eczema, asthma, and roughage fever. This will bring about dry and irritated red skin, which can, in some cases, drain if the condition compounds. It shows up out of the blue when the child is two years old. It is necessary to shield the infants from these skin illnesses, as they might ruin the surface of their skin later on. The regions most influenced by children are the neck, hands, shoulders, and elbows. We felt it was necessary to outline an effective baby cream suitable for your toddler's needs. A portion of the best eczema creams for babies are listed below.
 
1) Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream.
 
This is arguably the best eczema cream on the market today. Highly recommended by dermatologists to help cure skin discomfort. Aveeno Eczema is also safe for your baby; there is no reason to worry. It is enriched with essential ingredients like lipid, ceramide, and so on. It is also very affordable; order yours today.
 
2) Era Organic Cream.
 
Era Organic is a very useful cream that eradicates dry and itchy skin for babies. The cream consists of great ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, Makuna honey, and aloe vera. It lasts for a stunning 12 hours with a non-greasy formula; there is no need to reapply it again and again.
 
3) ELIZABETH PARKER NATURALS
 
Elizabeth Parker Natural is efficient against diaper rash and eczema. Bug bite and cradle cap. With eight stunning hours of action, you can rest assured. Guess what? It comes with a 60-day trial, in case you’re not satisfied with it (I doubt you will). It consists of hempseed oil, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Dry skin : Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis

What is dry skin?

Because of its high water content, normal skin is smooth and elastic. A minimum of 10% water must be present in the top layer of skin for it to feel soft, flexible, and "normal." Sebaceous glands in the skin generate an oily material called sebum to help prevent the outer layer of the skin from losing water. Sebum is a complex combination of fatty acids, sugars, waxes, and other natural compounds that act as a water-repellent barrier. When the skin lacks sebum, it loses moisture and feels dry. The skin will shrivel and crack if environmental factors cause more water evaporation and overwhelm the sebum's ability to prevent water loss.


Xerosis, or dry skin, is a widespread issue in modern society that affects people of all ages, including babies. Most occurrences of dry skin in the United States are caused by one or more of the following factors:

Excessive bathing or showering, excessive scouring of the skin when washing, or harsh soaps that dissolve the protective layer of sebum are all examples of lifestyle factors that promote sebum loss. In certain situations, especially among school athletes who wash multiple times a day, the outcome is dry skin all over the body. In other situations, dry skin exclusively affects the hands, such as in health care professionals, food handlers, house cleaners, homemakers, moms with diapered children, and others who wash their hands regularly.

Extreme environmental circumstances can overcome the skin's natural protective barrier, which causes water to evaporate. This is a major cause of dry skin in those who live in sun-drenched desert conditions, particularly in portions of the Southwest in the united state of America.

Reduced sebum production — Because the number and activity of sebaceous glands in the skin tend to decrease with age, this is frequently a factor in the elderly.

In the northern United States, dry indoor air can also induce dry skin and "winter itch," especially in those who utilize forced-air heating systems. Frequent exposure to wind and sun among outdoor athletes can drain water from the skin, leaving it uncomfortable and dry. Because the chemical composition of pool water pulls moisture from the body, even swimmers might have dry skin.

Dry skin is a common complaint among diabetics and those with skin allergies (atopic dermatitis). It can also be a sign of hypothyroidism, renal failure, or Sjögren's disease in rare cases. Furthermore, dry skin can occur as a side effect of many medications, particularly topical acne treatments.

Symptoms

Itching might be the only sign of dry skin, but most individuals will also notice that their skin is flaky and wrinkled more than usual. During the winter, dry skin symptoms may intensify, especially if you spend a lot of time indoors, where the heated air is dry.
Sulina Shop Facial uplifting oil review


Don't let anyone use you as a cash machine in 2024. For good skin, using lots of products isn't always necessary. Don't waste your money; let me be sincere with you. 3–4 good products on average are okay if you don't have issues with your skin. Achieving perfect skin is a myth; skin reacts and regenerates based on factors like diet, hormonal changes, weather, and allergies. Our skin serves as a barrier and protects us, so reacting and breaking out is part of a natural process. If skin issues persist, consult a dermatologist or treat them yourself with a trusted product.





Vitamins A, C, & E. Grape Seed Oil

Studies from recent years have made it clear that diet may influence the appearance of your skin. Diet and dermatology go hand in hand. There is also a study that discusses how nutrition and diet may affect our overall health. The American Academy of Dermatology published recommendations on the relationship between diet and acne.

Keep in mind that 90 percent of your skin's appearance is influenced by the food you eat. Eat well, stay hydrated, and be mindful of skincare products. Some people follow trends without understanding what the skin product is about or what their skin needs. To protect your skin, a product should:
  • Moisturize
  • Have antioxidants
  • Smooth and soften the skin.
  • Contain vitamins A, C, and E.
I personally use the Sulina Shop Uplifting Facial Oil, which includes vitamin A, C, and E and grapeseed oil with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It tightens the skin, cleanses pores, and improves elasticity. It also contains argan oil and sunflower seed oils that hydrate and soften the skin, improving overall elasticity and rebalancing natural moisture production.



Finding relief for the discomfort of atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema, can be a daily challenge. This skin condition, characterized by inflammation and itching, can disrupt sleep, social activities, and various aspects of daily life.

If simple remedies like gentle cleansing and regular moisturizing don't offer relief, your healthcare provider might suggest a prescription cream for your skin. A recent study has narrowed down the most effective options for managing atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis is a persistent inflammatory skin disease that often affects areas like the face, hands, feet, or skin folds behind the elbows or knees. The exact cause is uncertain, with factors like genetics, the environment, and an overactive immune system contributing to inflammation and persistent itching. The notorious itch-scratch cycle worsens the rash, causing tearing, oozing, and crusting, which can be painful.

The study, evaluating over 200 trials involving more than 43,000 people with atopic dermatitis, sheds light on the effectiveness of various prescription creams and ointments. These treatments fall into five categories, including topical corticosteroids, Janus kinase inhibitors, PDE4 inhibitors, calcineurin inhibitors, and other topicals like antibiotics and prescription moisturizers.

The research aimed to identify medications that significantly improved patients' quality of life, reduced severity, itch, sleep disturbances, or flare-ups, caused fewer serious side effects, and were discontinued the least due to adverse effects.

The standout winners in the study were two calcineurin inhibitors, namely pimecrolimus (Elidel) and tacrolimus (Protopic), along with moderate-potency topical corticosteroids like fluocinolone acetonide (Synalar cream 0.025%) and triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog cream/ointment 0.1%).

Pimecrolimus excelled in six of seven outcomes, proving effective at reducing sleep disturbances and eczema flares. High-dose tacrolimus (0.1%) demonstrated improvement in five outcomes, particularly reducing itch and flare-ups. Moderate-potency steroids, a larger group, were effective in four to six of the seven outcomes, excelling at alleviating eczema itch, flares, and serious side effects.

The study also revealed a surprising finding: using a topical cream twice daily wasn't significantly more effective than using it once daily. While the traditional advice is twice daily, once a day could be more convenient without compromising effectiveness.

On the flip side, the study identified topical antibiotics as among the less effective treatments for eczema.

While the study involved a substantial number of participants, individual responses may vary. Factors like age, affected skin areas, eczema severity, and potential side effects should be considered when determining a treatment plan.

The bottom line? If your current treatment works well without serious side effects, stick with it. However, if your regimen isn't delivering the desired results, consult your healthcare provider or dermatologist to explore alternative prescription creams or ointments.

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Take a moment to check your skin regularly for potential issues. A routine full-body skin exam can help catch early signs of skin cancer and other concerns.

Consider looking at your entire skin, not just your face. Regular self-exams every three to six months are recommended. Use a full-length mirror, a handheld mirror for hard-to-see spots, and a magnifying glass for smaller areas. If possible, ask someone for assistance to ensure you don't miss anything.

Here's a simple guide for your self-check:

- Examine your face, neck, ears (especially behind them), and scalp. Use a comb or blow dryer to improve visibility.

- Look at the front and back of your body in the mirror. Raise your arms and check your left and right sides.

- Bend your elbows and carefully inspect your fingernails, palm, back of each hand, forearms, and upper arms.

- Check the back, front, and sides of your legs. Also, examine the skin on your buttocks and genital area.

- Sit down and examine your feet, including the soles, spaces between your toes, and toenails.

Note any new or questionable moles, sores, painful or itchy spots, raised or firm bumps, dark flaky patches, and black or brown lines along fingernails and toenails. Pay attention to changes in firmness, as sometimes we feel something troubling before we see it.

Record the date of your self-exams and document findings, including exact locations. Take photos with your phone for reference. After six to eight weeks, reevaluate trouble spots. If they haven't improved or have changed color, size, become painful, or easily bleed, consider seeking professional advice.

As time passes, cosmetic changes like wrinkles, lines, bags under the eyes, age spots, raised rough lesions, and sagging skin may appear. Various cosmetic treatments, including injections, chemical peels, freezing sprays, laser treatments, prescription creams, and surgery, can address these concerns. Consult with a specialist to explore available options.

Keep an eye out for signs of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Follow the ABCDE guide to recognize possible melanoma, and be aware of changes in existing moles or the appearance of new ones.

Additionally, during your self-exam, monitor freckles, especially large, irregular ones, as they may indicate a specific form of melanoma. Watch out for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in sun-exposed areas, as these are types of skin cancer that are usually slow-growing and treatable if caught early. Actinic keratoses (AKs) are rough, gritty growths that can appear in different colors. While initially not dangerous, have them checked, as they may lead to squamous cell carcinoma if left unattended.
1. OUAI Body Cream, Shibuya - Hydrating Whipped Body Cream with Cupuaçu Butter, Coconut Oil and Squalane - Softens Skin and Delivers Healthy-Looking Glow - Sulfate Free Skin Care - 7.5 Oz.




2. PRIME Hydration+ Sticks LEMONADE | Hydration Powder.

Single Serve Sticks | Electrolyte Powder On the Go | 250mg BCAAs, B Vitamins, Antioxidants | Low Sugar | Caffeine-Free | Vegan | 6 Pack.


3. Le’phoqua Dark Spot Corrector for Face and Body.

ADVANCED FORMULA FOR DARK SPOT CORRECTION - Our formula incorporates α-ARBUTIN, Titanium Dioxide, Glutathione, and other active ingredients that aid in sun protection, evening out skin tone, and diminishing the appearance of dark spots, age spots, and sun spots. EFFICACIOUS INGREDIENTS - The Dark Spot Corrector we offer combines potent, scientifically-backed elements that inhibit tyrosinase activity and minimize melanin production.




  

4. PURITO Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence 150ml.

The Fermented Complex 94% highly concentrated micro-particles, which are designed to help ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin. This essence has a light and clear texture that help to revitalize dull skin. It contains skin tone evening ingredients such as Niacinamide and Adenosine to increase skin elasticity and improve its texture. This product fills the skin with moisture and keeps skin hydrated for a longer time.


5. Cliganic USDA Organic Rosehip Seed Oil For Face.

Certified Organic Rosehip Oil - Cliganic organic rosehip seed oil is proudly USDA organic certified to ensure ultimate quality and integrity. 100% Pure, Single Ingredient Oil - Cliganic organic rosehip oil is a single-ingredient product. No synthetic additives, ever.



The Real Snail Essence: Formulated with 96.3% Snail Secretion Filtrate, this essence repairs and rejuvenates the skin from dryness and aging. It improves skin vitality by reducing dullness and soothing dehydrated skin. Simple Yet Effective Light-weight Essence: A lightweight essence which fastly absorbs into the skin and gives you a natural and healthy glow. Guarantees long-lasting hydration without heavy feeling on the skin.


The average age of the world's population is rising due to an increase in excellent health care, a greater desire for optimal health, and an interest in total well-being. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people over the age of 60 will more than double by 2050.

While there are several advantages to living in old age, the incidence of chronic age-related disorders has also increased. Because of the rise in lifespan, many people are looking for healthy ways to assist the aging process.
Senolytic pills have grown in popularity as people seek a better approach to aging. What exactly are senolytic supplements? Do they promote a healthy aging process? If so, how so?

What Exactly Are Senolytic Supplements?
The name senolytic, which means "old destroying," has lately been used to refer to a family of chemicals that aid in the healthy aging process. As a result, senolytic supplements are nutrient-rich compounds that are often used to treat or prevent age-related sickness and disease.

According to mouse studies, senolytic supplements may potentially help lengthen longevity.

When it comes to how senolytic supplements operate, most research indicates that they do so in a number of ways. Senolytic supplements function primarily by targeting senescent cells. Senescent cells are old or aging cells in the body that no longer function correctly.

Cells can become senescent or elderly as a result of cellular damage, cancer-promoting genes, DNA damage, or telomere shortening.

Senescent cells may congregate in the body as it ages. These cells then stop reproducing and resist apoptosis. Apoptosis is a natural process in which old cells are designed to die in order for new cells to replace them.

Senescent or "zombie" cells that refuse to die may emit toxic proteins that exacerbate inflammation, tissue damage, chronic sickness, and disease. According to some studies, a buildup of senescent cells is responsible for a wide range of disorders. Heart disease, metabolic failure, renal illness, malignancies, and even weakness in old age have all been related to senescent "zombie" cells. According to research, senolytic supplements may aid in the reduction of senescent cells.

Here are six senolytic supplements to help you age well.

Fisetin
In terms of senolytics, fisetin is one of the most powerful heavy hitters that can be found. Fisetin is a flavonoid, a naturally occurring chemical present in a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Strawberries, apples, tomatoes, and cucumbers are all rich in fisetin.

According to research, fisetin may have a potent senolytic effect.

In one investigation, human adipose or fatty tissue was utilized to investigate the efficacy of fisetin as a senolytic. The study discovered that fisetin was capable of destroying zombie-like senescent cells in human adipose tissue, resulting in a decrease in senescent cells overall.

The researchers next put fisetin to the test in elderly mice. The study revealed that fisetin supplementation might lengthen the lifespan of mice while restoring organ homeostasis and minimizing age-related diseases.

Fisetin may possibly work as an anti-inflammatory agent, according to research. Fisetin inhibited the release of inflammatory cytokines or cell messengers in one test-tube study.

Fisetin may be a powerhouse when it comes to promoting good aging, having the ability to help in the reduction of zombie cells as well as significant anti-inflammatory effects.

Apigenin
Apigenin, like fisetin, is a flavonoid found in foods such as parsley, celery, artichokes, and chamomile.

Apigenin appears to be a potent senolytic supplement, according to research. According to one test-tube investigation, apigenin can prevent senescent cells from secreting toxic proteins.

Senescent cells' toxic proteins may not only lead to an increase in inflammation. According to research, the proteins released by senescent cells may transform healthy cells into zombie cells.

According to research, apigenin is an effective anti-oxidant because it helps the body produce more glutathione.

Glutathione is widely regarded as the body's main antioxidant. Glutathione is critical in protecting cells from oxidative damage. It also helps to protect cells from toxicity caused by external chemicals, such as drugs.

As we age, our bodies generate less glutathione, potentially increasing oxidative stress.

Quinine
When it comes to working as a senolytic vitamin, quercetin is another powerful hitter. Quercetin, like fisetin and apigenin, is a naturally occurring flavonoid. Onions, broccoli, apples, and cherries are examples of foods high in quercetin.

There will be one open-label phase. A pilot study utilizing quercetin and a pharmaceutical medication monitored nine people with diabetes-related renal impairment.

These nine participants were males and females, ranging in age from 68 to 71. The participants in the research were given quercetin and the pharmaceutical dasatinib for three days, and the number of senescent cells in fatty tissues was assessed before and after an 11-day gap.

The study discovered that the combination of quercetin and pharmaceuticals significantly decreased the number of senescent cells in fatty tissue. The study also discovered that the quercetin and pharmaceutical combination performed as an anti-inflammatory agent by lowering inflammatory cell messenger production.

According to one study, quercetin supplementation may also be beneficial to the heart by avoiding age-related heart failure.

Curcumin
Curcumin is the principal physiologically active ingredient of turmeric, the golden spice. Curcumin has been proven in recent research to have a wide range of health-promoting qualities, including serving as a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent.

Curcumin may also be an excellent senolytic, according to research. Curcumin has been shown in animal experiments to have anti-oxidant properties that may lead to an increase in life span.

Curcumin supplementation was observed to enhance the average life span of Wistar rats by nearly 40% in one animal study.

Curcumin treatment extended the maximum lifespan of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans by more than 20% in another animal study. C. elegans typically lives between 12 and 18 days. The study found that taking a curcumin pill increased the longevity of roundworms by more than three days.

Curcumin may prolong longevity by raising the activity of an enzyme that promotes healthy telomere lengths, according to research. Telomeres are the DNA ends. They become shorter as they get older.

Telomere length reduction has been linked to an increase in age-related disorders and a shorter lifespan.

Thistle (milk thistle)
Silybum marianum, often known as milk thistle, is a strong senolytic supplement that is showing encouraging outcomes. Milk thistle is a plant that is linked to the daisy family. Milk thistle is a Mediterranean native that is now utilized all over the world.

This extraordinary plant is frequently used to improve liver and gallbladder health, but research shows that it may also function as a senolytic supplement. One test-tube investigation involves adding milk thistle extract to senescent human skin cells.

According to the study, senescent skin cells inhibited the development and proliferation of younger skin cells. Normal skin cells became zombie-like as a result of the senescent cells.

The study discovered that milk thistle extract might remove senescent skin cells while increasing the development of younger skin cells. According to the findings, milk thistle may be able to regenerate skin cells and prevent premature aging.

Milk thistle, in addition to its putative senolytic qualities, appears to be a remarkable antioxidant with a wide range of advantages, ranging from boosting metabolism to aiding in the maintenance of healthy blood pressure.

EGCG (Epigallo-Catechin-Gallate)
EGCG, or epigallo-catechin-gallate, may aid in the healthy aging process.

Green tea contains a flavonoid known as EGCG. For years, it has been associated with optional health in many medical systems. According to research, EGCG may have some senolytic action. In one test-tube investigation, EGCG was reported to help alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction by stimulating new mitochondrial growth.

The mitochondria are the cell's powerhouse. They generate the energy required for the body to function.

Mitochondrial function declines with age, resulting in decreased energy and weakness.

According to research, EGCG may also promote healthy aging by functioning as an antioxidant. According to one test-tube investigation, EGCG can boost the production of longevity-promoting proteins by lowering oxidative stress.

EGCG may also have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects.

Senolytic supplements are amazing substances that may aid in the promotion of healthy aging by killing zombie cells in the body. According to research, many natural senolytics may also have wonderful features, such as working as an anti-inflammatory or an anti-oxidant.

Including senolytic pills in a healthy aging, regimen may improve lifespan and maximum wellness for many years to come.


Naturally Clear Skin: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Rid of Acne


Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, causing frustration and affecting self-confidence. While there are numerous acne treatment products available, some may contain harsh chemicals that can cause further skin irritation. Fortunately, there are natural remedies and products that can help combat acne effectively without harmful side effects. Here are various natural methods to get rid of acne.

1. Keep your skin clean:

- Gently cleanse your face twice a day using a mild, natural cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and impurities. Avoid aggressive scrubbing, as it can aggravate acne.

- Consider using natural ingredients like tea tree oil, which possesses antibacterial properties that can combat acne-causing bacteria.

2. Exfoliate regularly:

- Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prevent acne breakouts. Opt for natural exfoliants such as sugar or oatmeal mixed with honey to gently buff away dead skin cells.

- Avoid over-exfoliating, as it can lead to skin dryness and inflammation.

3. Incorporate acne-fighting ingredients:

- Tea tree oil: Known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, tea tree oil can reduce redness and kill acne-causing bacteria. Dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.

- Aloe vera: This natural gel soothes inflammation, reduces redness, and promotes healing. Apply a thin layer of pure aloe vera gel to affected areas.

- Witch hazel: With its astringent properties, witch hazel can help tighten pores, control oil production, and reduce inflammation. Apply it using a cotton pad after cleansing.

4. Maintain a balanced diet:


- A healthy diet can greatly impact your skin's condition. Incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, to help fight inflammation and promote clear skin.

- Reduce your intake of sugary and processed foods, as they can trigger acne breakouts.

5. Hydrate and moisturize:

- Keeping your skin hydrated is essential for maintaining a healthy balance. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out toxins and promote clear skin.

- Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer suitable for acne-prone skin. Look for natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea extract, or hyaluronic acid.

Because I didn't have any skin problems, I remember being confused as I walked through a store looking for products to add to what I already used for my skin. I wanted something very affordable, so I looked for a product that I could use both morning and night. When I came across Osiris Avise recovery oil, I decided to give it a try. This is what I have to say about this product.

1. The pricing is reasonable given what the item does.

2. The product is a good one to own because you can use it with makeup and it gives your skin a brightly shining, moisturised appearance.

3. It also somewhat lightened my skin tone and became my go-to skin care item, especially on lazy days.

4. According to what is written on the product, it heals scars. I have a scar on my face, but I didn't keep note of whether or not it improved my appearance, so I can't speak to that. However, it definitely enhanced the appearance of my skin and made it smoother.

Heat rash, a discomforting condition, serves as an early warning sign that your body needs respite from excessive heat before more severe heat-related illnesses manifest. With record-breaking temperatures in recent weeks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been diligent in advising the public on recognizing and preventing heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps. However, one often overlooked heat-related issue is heat rash.

While heat rash itself is not a dangerous condition, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to more severe heat-related problems, making it crucial to recognize early signs of your body struggling with the heat.



What are the indications of heat rash?

Heat rash, also known as miliaria or prickly heat, occurs when the ducts connecting eccrine sweat glands to the skin's surface become blocked or inflamed. These sweat glands play a vital role in regulating body temperature by releasing water through tiny ducts onto the skin, where it evaporates, cooling both the skin and the underlying blood.

However, excessive sweating in hot environments, especially when skin folds or tight clothing impede the sweat ducts' function, can cause blockages, trapping sweat beneath the skin. This leads to inflammation, resulting in small, itchy red bumps resembling pimples or blisters. Individuals with darker skin tones may not exhibit red bumps, but rather slightly darker bumps compared to the surrounding skin.

Aging is a natural part of life. But without the right kind of support, your skin can bear the brunt of its long-term impacts. Wrinkles, dryness, and slow healing are all normal responses to the body growing older and wiser, but sometimes, they can affect our self-image and our confidence.

Factors like stress, ultraviolet light, and exposure to the elements can all contribute to weathered skin, but with the right tools by your side, they don’t have to.

Vitality Pro’s anti-aging supplements are created with this intention: to promote youthful, healthy, glowing skin that repairs itself from the inside out. With safe, high-quality ingredients and sustainable packaging, you can alleviate the strain of aging on your skin and step into a softer, brighter, and more energized chapter of skin health—and life.

Taking care of your skin is not only important from a health and well-being perspective, but it also boosts self-esteem, confidence, and a lasting sense of self-confidence.

Which Are The Best Supplements For Anti-Aging?

Vitality Pro stocks a wide range of supplements for the body, including detoxifiers, blood sugar regulators, natural sleep enhancers, and more. But one of the most prolific and popular lines is that of anti-aging supplements.

If you are looking for a high quality, nourishing, and effective way to soothe your skin of unwanted wrinkles, under-eye circles, and visible pores, take a look at the following guide for combating the signs of aging skin.



NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)

Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, also known as NMN, is a nucleotide that plays an integral role in the building blocks of DNA. Used correctly, it can provide a number of skin and health benefits.

As the main ingredient in this supplement, NMN can support healthy aging, protect skin cells from age-related distress, and generally increase longevity.

Available in a bottle of vegetable gelatin capsules or in powder form, the NMN supplement is a staple skincare product for anyone wanting to support their skin through the changes of aging. You can take up to 6 capsules per day for optimal results, and they are best paired with NAD+.

NMN also provides benefits in a number of other health benefits, such as reduced tiredness, better cellular stress responses, and improved energy metabolism.

Regen

Regen is a skin-supporting supplement that includes NMN and an additional ingredient, Trans-Resveratrol. Trans-Resveratrol is an antioxidant believed to assist with activating sirtuins, also known as longevity genes.

Sirtuins belong to a larger family of signaling proteins that play a major role in metabolic regulation. Combined with NMN, these compounds help protect your neurons from age-related diseases and support the long-term aging process.

The Trans-Resveratrol in Vitality comes from Japanese Knotweed, which is known for its natural anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.

NR (Nicotinamide Riboside)

Nicotinamide Riboside is a powerful coenzyme that promotes cell longevity and healthy aging, and it protects your cells from common age-related diseases. However, its main benefit as a supplement is that it supports cellular energy production, which is integral to skin health.

By consuming NR supplements on a regular basis, your skin cells can be more equipped to generate faster, thus smoothing and tightening the skin and helping it to heal from scars.

There are also other areas of health that NR supplements can benefit the body. It may support cognitive function, normal liver function, and even exercise efficiency.

By supporting the liver, NR supplements can further enhance your skincare regime. This helps your body process toxins faster to promote clearer, softer skin.
The time it takes to get burned at home is really short. A sizzling pan on the stove or stepping into a bath that is excessively hot might cause it, which is especially dangerous for those who have diminished sensation in their feet. You can prevent burns by being aware of their typical causes. And knowing what to do right away in case they occur is essential.

Common causes of burns
According to Dr. Colleen Ryan, staff surgeon at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Children's Hospital in Boston, there are a number of prevalent causes of burns, particularly in older adults, and the majority of them are unquestionably avoidable. Here are some illustrations.

Explosions. People who use a home oxygen tank while smoking frequently experience explosions.

clothing that catches fire. " This frequently happens when a person wearing sleeves reaches over a gas burner flame. For many years, that was the main reason why women with burns were admitted to our hospital. Now, guys also experience it, according to Dr. Ryan.

Hot water burns. If your water heater is set to 140°, it will take around three seconds to burn you, whereas 130° will take about 25 seconds. However, if the temperature is set to 120 degrees, it takes nine minutes. According to a study from the journal Injury Prevention that was made available online on March 7, 2023, from 2016 to 2018, these scalds resulted in more than 52,000 trips to the emergency room and more than 100 deaths.

Burning at home. Careless smoking or unattended candles may be the cause of these.

  

Types of burns
Based on how deeply they pierce the skin's surface, doctors categorize burns.

The first degree of burns is regarded as superficial. They are red and unpleasant, only affect the epidermis of the skin, and often go away in a few days. "The epidermis can regenerate itself, so if it is injured, it can fully regenerate and doesn't scar," Dr. Ryan explains. An example of a first-degree burn is a sunburn.

First-degree burns initially resemble second-degree burns, but later blisters appear. The burns, which affect both the epidermis and the dermis, the deeper layer of skin, are extremely painful while they are open and exposed to air. Scar tissue replaces them after a longer healing process.

When both the epidermis and dermis are damaged, a third-degree burn results. This frequently happens in vulnerable places, like the back of the hand. Because the nerves have been destroyed, the burned area isn't painful in and of itself, but the nearby skin frequently feels uncomfortable. "These burns heal very slowly over time, and only if they are very small and the skin can grow from the edges," Dr. Ryan explains. If not, surgery is required to close them.
As summer approaches, skin cancer risk is increased by sun exposure. On a sunny day, walking outside is similar to engaging in combat. You'll need armour (sunscreen or sunblock and sun-protective clothes), a tactical plan (avoiding peak sun hours), and a haven (the shade) if you want to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, especially during the summer when UV strength is at its highest.

Of course, exposure to sunlight is necessary for the production of vitamin D, the maintenance of healthy bones, the regulation of mood, and the prevention of illness. Unprotected UV exposure, however, can result in skin cancer. Skin cancers that are not melanoma are the most prevalent of them.

Simply defined, melanomas—the aggressive skin cancers that represent barely 1% of all instances but are responsible for the majority of skin cancer fatalities in the United States—are not non-melanoma skin cancers.


Rarely do non-melanoma skin tumours become extremely aggressive. Instead, the most prevalent forms are slow-growing and impact millions of individuals annually. Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are the two types that can arise from basal cells.

These cancers typically do not metastasize to other organs and are not life-threatening. However, they can be highly harmful. Small skin malignancies can cause bleeding, discomfort, and skin deterioration. They can erode through vital structures like your nose, eyes, bones, or muscles if left untreated. If they grow very large, they may spread and, in rare instances, result in death.



 Nobody enjoys when red, itchy welts appear on their skin. Several factors, such as allergic reactions to food, drugs, insect bites, pollen, latex, or animal dander, might cause a brief episode of hives. Some people, like you, also get them when they're anxious or in reaction to UV rays or too much skin pressure. Women are more likely than men to get hives, especially in their 30s and 50s.

The majority of hive instances disappear within a few days to a few weeks. You might develop autoimmune hives if they persist for more than six weeks. This occurs when your immune system unintentionally targets healthy tissue, inducing a cutaneous reaction in this example. People with autoimmune diseases, including lupus, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or celiac disease, are more likely to experience autoimmune hives. Anyone with hives should consult a doctor if they persist for more than a few weeks.


For kids, swimming is a fantastic activity. It's a terrific way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. It's also an important safety skill.

Swimming can be challenging for kids with eczema, often known as atopic dermatitis. This is how parents may assist.

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What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin allergy. Both allergies to food and allergies to environmental factors, such as pollen or cats, can cause it. Additionally, excessive sweating, hydration loss from the skin, sensitivity to chemicals or other substances, or other factors may all contribute to it.

The sun and swimming might be helpful for eczema.
In fact, swimming in a chlorinated pool may help with eczema. Baths with bleach, which are frequently advised as an eczema treatment, essentially transform the bathtub into a swimming pool.

The sun and being in the water can both be beneficial for eczema. The secret is to maximise the positive effects while avoiding any potential negative effects.



What to do before and after swimming if your child has eczema
The following recommendations are for parents:
  • Use sunscreen, especially one with zinc oxide or titanium, if you want to be outside. Look for delicate skin formulations and stay away from anything scented. Use UV-protective swimwear or clothing, especially if you struggle with shame about rashes.
  • Before swimming, especially in a chlorinated pool, apply an emollient. The skin can be protected by applying some oil before swimming. You want your child to be able to hold on to things, and you don't want them to slide and fall, so don't overdo it on the palms or soles. The ideal emollient for your child should be discussed with your doctor.
  • If it's your first time swimming in a pool, you might want to swim for a shorter period of time than usual to make sure the chemicals aren't too irritating. If at all possible, avoid entering a pool immediately after adding chlorine.
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