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Using Sunscreen is Crucial to Maintain a Healthy Skin

Your skin is the most important part of you -in a sense that is. A glowing, beautiful skin is always attractive and most people would kill to have it anytime any day. Nutritionists and experts consistently advise taking good care of the skin. Research has shown that people who neglect their skin and are altogether nonchalant about this important part of their bodies often get to regret it later on as they age faster than their counterparts. There are various ways via which the skin can be taken care of and maintained so that it consistently gives that ageless quality that we all so desire.

Apart from using moisturizers to protect the skin from scales and dryness, exfoliators and cleaners, skin care experts and nutritionists often advise that the amount of fatty food taken be low, fruits are also advised as a critical part of our daily diets. Because fruits contain anti-oxidants, the body tends to process it more and there are little or no fatty deposits.

Another important tip to note is reducing the amount of time spent in the sun. During the summer, it is normal for everybody to want to go to the beach and suntan. People often buy tanning lotions and creams. One other important skin protector used during the summer are the sunscreen lotions. Sunscreen lotions and creams basically prevent your skin from the direct contact of UV rays which can cause skin cancer. In fact, according to the FDA, over ten thousand people die of skin cancer every year. While skin cancer isn't caused by just extreme exposure to sun, over seventy percent of the total number of deaths recorded is as a result of skin cancer.

People who expose themselves to the sun without using any form of sunscreen are at a risk of developing melanoma, and aging faster. Estimates between the number of people who had cancer in 1998 and 2000, showed that between the ten year period, the number of people who had been diagnosed with skin cancer had increased by sixty seven percent and out of this, over fifty percent were melanoma related cases caused by increased exposure to the sun.

Protecting your skin from the direct impact of UV rays include getting fully clothed, applying sunscreen lotions containing SPF 15. This works great and should be applied fifteen minutes before even steeping out into the sun. If you have to use a moisturizer, make the sunscreen the foundation before applying the moisturizer. It is important to know that while tanning creams and lotions can protect you from getting sunburned, it cannot function as sunscreen which protects you from skin cancer and over-exposure.

While the sunscreen is mostly applied by many people during the summer, wise people apply it all year round. As they know that even when it isn't sunny and the temperature isn't scorching, they need to use it to help eliminate and fade away the wrinkles on their face or aging signs.

 


Traveling With Men's Toiletry Bags

Toiletry bags have been used over the centuries. They are available in various colors, styles, shapes, and sizes. For women, cosmetic bags can also be considered as toiletry bags. However, it is not only them who need a toiletry bag, men too need one to organize their necessities. Toiletry bags for men are becoming very popular as more and more men are longing to have a good container that can hold their personal hygiene items and toiletries whenever they need to travel.

Before, there are only a few styles that are available to choose from, but now that men are getting more stylish, there are plenty of unique choices that one can easily find even over the Internet. Some of the most popular resemble shaving kits and are made of leather. These bags help men keep their toiletries organized in one place, perfect when they are in a hurry.

The tendency of some men when packing their toiletries is to stow them into a zip lock plastic bag and toss into into their travel bag. This is not a good practice though, because a plastic bag can easily get misplaced. Also, this way of packing is not good for bottles with liquid as they can spill, causing a big mess inside the luggage. So to avoid these bad circumstances, using a different bag that is meant to keep toiletries organize is a much better tool to use.

Although there are lots of toiletry bags that seem to be attractive, but it is not only the appearance that one should consider. There are other important things to keep in mind before purchasing a toiletry bag, such as the size, color, and of course the accessories or other features included on the bag.

Choosing a right size of toiletry bag is very important. A toiletry bag is meant to hold several items of a man, therefore it should be in a size that is big enough to accommodate all of those items. When choosing the color, one excellent tip is to go neutral. Neutral colors like brown, gray, white, and black always blend well with any color of outfit or luggage. Some men's toiletry bags come with a strap. It depends whether one would like to carry the bag over his shoulder or carry it in hand. The pockets inside the bag also vary, therefore a buyer must first try to imagine the items he wants to place inside the bag.

Men's toiletry bags are not only good for traveling, but they are also good to use at home. One can keep his bathroom neat, clean, and organize simply by placing all his toiletries in a nice bag. It also eliminates confusion as to where you put them.

There are specialty stores that sell all kinds of personalized bags, including personalized sports bags, personalized totes, personalized backpacks, and of course personalized toiletry bags, allowing customers to place their name or monograms on their chosen item. Usually, names or monograms are embroidered onto the bags.

 


The History of Acuvue Contacts

The development of Acuvue contact lenses began at the Frontier Contact Lens Company, a small business that began in the 1950s. It first opened a branch in Jacksonville, Florida and was run by Optometrist, Seymour Marco. Under his supervision, the company began to grow. In only a few years, Marco purchased the company from its New York owners. In the 1970s, Marco created a new material called etafilcon A, and began making soft contact lenses. In 1981, he sold the Frontier Company to Johnson & Johnson Inc.

Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JNJ), is a global producer of pharmaceutical devices, medical devices, and health care products. The corporation was founded in 1885, and now has its head office in New Brunswick, NJ. Johnson & Johnson Inc. is now one of the world's leading providers of health care products.

Johnson and Johnson Vision Care make the world's most prescribed contact lens, the Acuvue Brand Soft Disposable Contact Lenses. They are made by Vistakon which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Inc. Using Stabilized Soft Molding (SSM) technology, Vistakon revamped its production practices, and as a result, Acuvue was launched in 1986. The lens was originally made for seven-day extended wear, but eventually became a daily wear lens. There is now a number of contact lens lines that vary from the one-day wear to two-week lenses.

Presently, all of Vistakon manufacturing plants are located in the United States, except for one plant which is located in Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Vistakon produces a wide range of Acuvue contacts in more than 70 countries. The Acuvue brand of disposable contact lenses was the first disposable contact lens in the world. They provide one week of extended wear. You do not even have to remove them when you sleep. As well, the Acuvue extended wear contact is mainly composed of water so it does not negatively impact the eye, such as causing irritation.

For common vision correction, Johnson and Johnson produce a variety of lenses that include: Acuvue, Acuvue 2, Acuvue Advance, Acuvue Oasys and 1-Day Acuvue. For people who want to change their eye color, Johnson and Johnson Vision Care have developed the Acuvue Colors lenses. They are available in two types: Acuvue 2 Colors Enhancers, that enhances the color of light eyes, and Acuvue 2 Colors Opaque lenses, that alter the color of dark eyes. UV blocking is also included in Acuvue contact lenses as these contacts are slightly tinted. For people with astigmatisms, they can select from Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism or Acuvue Toric contacts. People who are afflicted with Presbyopia can wear Acuvue Bifocal lenses.

Because of Johnson & Johnsons commitment to Eye Care Professionals and their patients, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is striving to continue to look for new and innovative methods of improving eye sight. It will be interesting to see what future vision products Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will produce and release to the public thus reinforcing its position as the world leader in vision care.

 




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