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Stretch marks are more common than you may think. They are caused by parts of the body growing faster than the elastic fibres under the skin can keep up with. As a result, the fibres break which leaves behind a purple or reddish lines across the skin that over time fade to a grey or silver color.
Who Is Most At Risk?
Stretch marks most commonly occur during pregnancy or puberty. Most of us actually get stretch marks at one point in our lives but they may be very minor and fade. Stretch marks can also occur when weight is gained quickly and how quickly you gain the weight may be more important than how much weight you gain. The most susceptible areas for stretch marks include the abdomen, breasts, lower back, thighs, and upper arms.
Your genes may have something to do with it too. Research has suggested that your genetics may play a major role in whether you get stretch marks during a time period such as pregnancy. If it’s in your genes, you may be more prone to stretch marks if you are a younger mum which is a surprise to many, or if you’re carrying a big baby, twins, or if you have excess amniotic fluid.
How To Avoid Stretch Marks
Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet when it comes to preventing stretch marks. You could try drinking lots of water, as this is really important to help keep your skin hydrated and full of elasticity. And as an added bonus, water has lots of other amazing health benefits.
Another option is to try a moisturiser or a similar cream during a time period like pregnancy. This may help lessen the effects. However, if you decide on using any creams during pregnancy, it is strongly recommended that you first see your doctor to make sure they are safe for you and your baby.
What If I Already Have Stretch Marks?
If you are patient enough, most stretch marks fade over time. Over time they fade to more of a silvery color and can be quite easy to hide. However if you plan on treating stretch marks, the best time to do that is when they are new and darker red in color as they are easier to treat at this stage.
The problem with treating stretch marks is that everybody’s stretch marks are different and so what works for someone else may not work for you. If you are looking for a natural remedy, here are some that may reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. Try applying one of these treatments at a time two times a day or as needed.
    • Potatoes Juice – Good for so many things, potato juice can help restore your skin cells
    • Egg Whites – Rich source of protein and can be used to help treat stretch marks
    • Lavender, Almond & Chamomile Oil – Mix together and apply to your stretch marks
    • Castor Oil – Can also be used to treat stretch marks or other skin problems
    • Aloe Vera – Lots of soothing & healing properties. Make sure the product you use has no alcohol in it
    • Lemon Juice – Its acidity can help reduce and even heal stretch marks
    • Alfalfa – Rich in vitamin E & K. Add alfalfa with a little chamomile oil for a great natural remedy
    • Cocoa Butter – A great natural moisturizer
    • Sugar – Do not consume, instead use it as an exfoliate for your skin
Also, be mindful of your diet as what you eat on a daily basis could be helping or further damaging your stretch marks. Try eating whole real foods and avoid processed foods and refined sugars and eating a good amount of healthy proteins. Foods high in vitamin C & E such as dark leafy green, papayas, oranges, kiwi, broccoli, and nuts and seeds rich in mineral content to help tone up your skin.
It’s Ok To Have Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are super common and although we can try different techniques to lessen their visibility sometimes they can be almost impossible to remove completely. Know that you are not alone and that your body is beautiful even with stretch marks.
I love the Instagram account @LoveYourLines, which is beautifully celebrating women’s stretch marks. If you haven’t checked it out already, make sure you do. It was started by two mothers that were inspired to feature beautiful photos of stretch marks on women’s bodies after a discussion about how their own bodies had changed after giving birth. They get thousands of submission from people all over the world that all want to share their beautiful photos of their own stretch marks. It is very inspiring.

<![CDATA[Sunbed industry warned of misleading health claims - Source: NZHerald]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:49:50 GMThttp://www.epolli.net/blog/sunbed-industry-warned-of-misleading-health-claims-source-nzheraldPicture
Sunbed industry warned of misleading health claims9:55 AM Monday Aug 22, 2011

Sunbed operators are being told not to understate the risks of sunbed use. Photo / Bay of Plenty TimesSunbed operators are being cautioned by the Commerce Commission about overstating the health benefits of sunbed use.

The warning comes amid concerns that misleading claims are being made about the safety of sunbed use by some operators, the commission said.

The commission said it had written to 280 operators cautioning them under the Fair Trading Act about overstating the benefits of sunbed use and understating the risks.

"We are giving them information about compliance with the Fair Trading Act and raising the issue publically so that consumers are aware of what experts say can accurately be claimed about sunbed use," Commerce Commission, general manager competition, Kate Morrison said.

"We expect the industry to comply with the Fair Trading Act and hope that informed consumers will question the claims the sunbed operators make.

The Commission asked a senior dermatologist to provide an assessment of the benefits and risks of sunbed use.

The dermatologist found:

*Short-wavelength Ultraviolet B light was carcinogenic and there was increasing evidence the longer wavelength Ultraviolet A used in sunbeds penetrated the skin more deeply and could lead to skin cancer.

*Photo-aging of the skin, and eye damage, including the formation of cataracts, were other risks of exposure to UV light through sunbed use.

*UV light on a sunbed does not replicate the sun's light, and light in modern sunbeds was not healthier than natural sunlight.

The dermatologist concluded there were minimal health benefits associated with sunbed use.


<![CDATA[Introducing EPOLLI Products]]>Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:59:39 GMThttp://www.epolli.net/blog/introducing-epolli-productsHello friends,

We, EPOLLI New Zealand, are definitely moving fast forward here in New Zealand market. Recently, the owner of EPOLLI Korea has visited and had a few meetings with our existing resellers here and had a fruitful meeting with potential resellers too.
<![CDATA[EPOLLI Skin & Body]]>Tue, 31 May 2011 23:00:22 GMThttp://www.epolli.net/blog/first-post
Thank you for visiting EPOLLI Skin & Body New Zealand. We are very happy to introduce high quality 100% natural skin care product to you in New Zealand.

What is Fermentation?Fermentation is a chemical change in which certain chemical compounds are broken down into simpler forms. The change is caused by substances called enzymes, which are produced by tiny living plants or animals. Yeast for example, are one celled plants which produce enzymes. There are three main kinds of fermentation: (1) alcoholic, (2) acetic and (3) putrefactive. Each is caused by the presence of bacteria Yeasts or molds, which produce the particular enzymes responsible for the chemical change. (1) Fruit syrups become alcoholic when yeast, containing an enzyme called zymase, is added. (2) Wine or cider turns to vinegar when certain bacteria, called 'mother of vinegar' are present. This is acetic fermentation. (3) Meat and animal matter decay in putrefactive fermentation after certain molds have formed on them.

Fermentation in Skin Care ProductFermentation technology using lactic acid bacteria contributes to manufacturing skin care products with skin bio-activities. Lactic acid bacteria fermentation is possible to improve and enhance the functions of plant raw materials, and will be regarded more important in the future.

It was found that fermented liquids of plant materials significantly increased more hydration in stratum corneum of the human skin than those of without fermentation. Furthermore, in case of aloe vera liquid fermented by Lactobacillus plantarum (AFL), the anti-inflammatory activity has not decreased or disappeared after its fermentation. In case of Bifidobacterium breve fermented soy milk extract (BE), hyper production of hyaluronic acid and the improvement of elasticity of the skin were observed after its fermentation. Therefore, the development of AFL and BE can be said as a typical example, that the lactobacillus fermentation made improvement of functionality of cosmetic ingredients with plant materials.