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Cause of Skin Aging

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Cause of Skin Aging

Premature ageing of the skin can be caused by extended exposure to UVA radiation, as well as artificial UV sources such as tanning which is known as photo-ageing. It mostly affects fair-skinned people with blond or red hair, as well as those who spend a lot of time under the sun. Photoaging can happen on any part of the body that is exposed to the sun on a regular basis.  Sunbathing, tanning booths and outdoor sports expose you to ultraviolet (UV) light, which promotes the formation of wrinkles. UV light damages the skin's collagen and elastin fibres - the connective...

THMs: The Hidden Danger in Your Shower Water

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THMs: The Hidden Danger in Your Shower Water

Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent that is added to tap water to protect us from harmful waterborne diseases or viruses. While chlorine in shower water can have adverse effects on your skin and hair, it is particularly even more harmful to your babies. The weak and soft skin of a baby leaves it more susceptible to the effects of chlorine which can have lifelong impacts.  In order to protect your baby from the harmful effects of chlorine, it is recommended to use only chlorine-free water. While chlorine is used as a disinfectant in tap water purification to neutralize germs...

Things to Consider Before You Buy a New Showerhead

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Things to Consider Before You Buy a New Showerhead

A quick Google search for showerheads will pop up several choices and offer a wide variety of brands. With so many options and different features, picking the right showerhead can be quite intimidating. However, in reality, there are just a few key things you need to consider before you buy a showerhead. Shape and type of showerhead Showerheads are largely available in two shapes - round and square. Choosing the shape should depend on the design of the bathroom and other equipment in the shower area. However, the round shape is the most common choice and generally preferred by the...

Why choose VitaPure?

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Why choose VitaPure?

When you come home after a long and exhausting day, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Sleep? Sure. But everyone can agree that having a long and hot/cold shower is the best way to truly feel refreshed before hitting the bed. Unfortunately, your “refreshing” shower may be doing you more harm than good if you use any ordinary showerhead.  Any normal showerhead allows the chlorine present in water to make direct contact with your skin and hair. The harmful chemical hardens arteries, destroys proteins in the body, irritates skin and sinus conditions while aggravating asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems. Sounds scary, right? But I haven’t even...

High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

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High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer as it doesn’t have any obvious symptoms. This makes it unpredictable as it can be very dangerous to your health if left untreated. Despite being a largely common condition, most people either fail to understand the seriousness of its consequences or are unaware that they have hypertension.  That’s why it’s important to spread awareness on this condition and get your blood pressure checked often. While hypertension is a serious condition, knowing about the condition and taking the required precautions can greatly reduce the risks.  Here are some important factors of high...

How Important Is Vitamin D?

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How Important Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin is the only nutrient that our body produces when exposed to sunlight. When exposed to direct sunshine on the skin, the body produces Vitamin D. Spending about 10 – 15 minutes under the midday sun is generally enough to get the required benefits. However, Vitamin D deficiency is still a very prevalent issue today. Since Vitamin D is created in your skin in response to sunlight, it's also known as the "sunshine vitamin." It's a fat-soluble vitamin that belongs to the same family as vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. Why does the...

Shower or Massage? Why Not Both!

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Shower or Massage? Why Not Both!

Did you ever wish that your shower was more than just water gushing down your head? Or maybe imagined that a long refreshing shower will improve your damaged skin and hair? Now your dream can turn into a reality with the Modison Vitamin Showerhead! Modison Vitamin (SVH-130CR) removes 99% chlorine, chloramines as well as harmful THM’s from your shower water. Excessive amounts of chlorine can cause lots of skin irritation. It can potentially strip your hair and skin of natural oils, which can invite a whole new set of problems. If you have sensitive skin, specific skin allergies or dry...

Should You Have A Hot Shower When You’re Sick?

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Should You Have A Hot Shower When You’re Sick?

Feeling under the weather is a real confining feeling. Being sick might make you feel more exhausted and can quickly turn your daily chores into a real task. A stuffy nose, sore throat and exhaustion are among a few factors that you might experience when you’re down with common cold. The fever that follows is our body’s way to deal with the virus or bacteria causing the infection. Fever supports the immune system by speeding disease fighting cells to an infection. It even increases the temperature of the body which makes it a less favorable hosts for viruses and bacteria...

5 Simple Ways to Manage Stress

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5 Simple Ways to Manage Stress

The constant juggling between work, home and everything else life throws at us can be quite overwhelming. It’s normal to get stressed or anxious and feel down for a while. It’s in human nature after all. But it’s important to set time aside for yourself and manage stress before it takes a toll on you. Afterall, nothing is more important than your mental, emotional and physical Wellness. It might sound quite surprising, but the term ‘stress’ is a fairly recent discovery. Hans Selye was the first to use the term ‘stress’ in 1936 and defined it as “the non-specific response...

What’s a Shower Filter and Are They Necessary?

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What’s a Shower Filter and Are They Necessary?

Would you drink your water if it didn’t go through a filtration process? No, of course not. Tap water contains chlorine and other harmful toxins that need to be filtered before you can drink it. But the water that you shower in regularly uses the same unfiltered water that is harmful to your skin and hair. And that’s why you need a shower filter. What’s a shower filter? A shower filter is pretty much what it sounds like: a filter for your shower water. It makes use of a water filter system to remove chlorine, rust and other harmful bacteria...

Your Daily Shower Costs 25 Gallons of Water

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Your Daily Shower Costs 25 Gallons of Water

The feeling of having a long hot shower after a tiresome day at work is sublime. Between the steam, streaming water, and the soothing warmth, it is quite tempting to stay longer in a shower than required. I mean why not, right? But as Paullina Simons rightly stated, “Everything comes at a price.” Long showers waste a ton of water. Infact, having a shower or a hot bath is the second most water consuming activity in a household. A 10 minute shower will cost you about 25 gallons of water, and that’s a bare minimum. It could go even higher...

Is Chlorine Really Harmful To Your Hair?

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Is Chlorine Really Harmful To Your Hair?

The water we obtain at our homes is treated with chlorine. The chemical element is an effective and affordable way to sanitize water. This is also the reason why swimming pools make use of the disinfectant to keep the water clean. However, chlorine is a double edged sword. It's necessary but also detrimental. The longer you shower with chlorinated water, the more adverse its effects will be. During a shower, especially a hot and steamy one, the pores on your skin open up and absorb chlorine in numerous ways. Chlorine and chloramines make their way to your body through your...

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