Flax Spa - Rejuvenation of Skin, Hair and Nails

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If you want one word solution to all your skin, hair and nail problems, my answer is Omega-3 Fats. Free radicals steal electrons from collagen cells in your skin, as a result fine lines are formed in skin which gradually lead to age spots, wrinkles and sagging of skin. Skin becomes dry and look older.

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Flax Spa - Rejuvenation of Skin, Hair and Nails

  1. 1. Rejuvenation of Skin, Hair and Nails
  2. 2. Presentation byDr. Om VermaM.B.B.S.,M.R.S.H. (London)President, Flax Awareness Society7-B-43, Mahaveer Nagar III, Kota (Raj.)http://flaxindia.blogspot.in+919460816360Rejuvenation of Skin, Hair and Nails
  3. 3. Flaxseed – Skin HealerIf you want one word solution to all your skin, hair andnail problems, my answer is Omega-3 Fats. Freeradicals steal electrons from collagen cells in yourskin, as a result fine lines are formed in skin whichgradually lead to age spots, wrinkles and sagging ofskin. Skin becomes dry and look older.Free Radical DamageLoss of ElasticityUneven skin toneWrinklesAge soptsDrynessOmega-3healsall skinailmentsOmega-3healsall skinailments
  4. 4. Omega-3 Key to Healthy skin Omega-3 fats and Lignans present in flaxprotect collagen cells and makes your skinfair, soft, spotless and charming. Flaxseed is an ultimate edible cosmetic, whichglows your skin from inside. It keeps youyoung and attractive.
  5. 5. Flaxseed – Skin’s best friendAccording to Dr. JeffreyBenabio, dermatologist, Flax protects your skin intwo ways. First, everyday irritants are kept fromentering skin pores. Secondly, water is locked intoyour skin when you apply flaxseed oil directly ontoyour skin. Improving your skins moisture level canminimize the appearance of wrinkles.
  6. 6. Flaxseed - heals all skin ailmentsFlax is full of Omega-3 fats which are Anti-inflammatory and heal inflamed red and itchy skin.These fats also cures skinspots, rashes, ulcers, boils, pimples due to allergyand infection. This way flax treatsrosacea, acne, eczema, dandruff, psoriasis andeven skin tumors.
  7. 7. People usually sayBeauty is only skin deepSo let us see what is the hidden secret deep intothe skin.Omega-3Fats
  8. 8. Anatomy of Hair The hair shaft has threelayers. Cuticle is the outertransparent layers andgives a shiny appearancefor hair. Medulla is the innermostlayer composed of largecells. Cortex is the black, thickand hard layer betweencuticle and medulla. Thiscontains pigment and
  9. 9. Anatomy of HairThe root of hair is situated inthe skin (epidermis) of scalp. Apouch like structure calledfollicle surrounds the hair root.Papilla is a large structure atthe base of the hair follicle.The papilla is made up mainlyof connective tissue and acapillary loop.Around the papilla is theMatrix, a collection of cellsoften interspersed with thepigment-producing
  10. 10. HairBlood vesselsMatrixPapillaFollicleSebaceous glandAnatomy of HairCapillaries and nerve fibers indent this bulb.The cells in the center of bulb divide. The newlydivided hair cells push the previous cells up.The cells, which move upwards, die slowlyforming hard hair shaft.
  11. 11. Anatomy of HairEach hair grows approximately at the rate of 1cm per month. This growth continues for 2-6years. When the hair attains full growth it resetsfor 2-3 months and is later shed. A new hairstarts growing in its place. Thus at any givenpoint of time 10 percent of the total hair on ourscalp is in a resting phase and 90 percent of thehair is in growth phase.HairBlood vesselsMatrixPapillaFollicleSebaceous gland
  12. 12. Keratin – Building block of HairHair is composed primarily of hardfibrous proteins (88%) known as keratin.It is made in cells of Follicle calledkeratinocytes. Some keratinocytes makeouter and inner epithelium offollicle, remaining elongate and becomeshaft of hair.HairCortexMedulla
  13. 13. Keratin – Building block of HairAs soon as keratinocyte is filled withkeratin, it becomes dead. This way afterthe growth of 0.5 mm hair becomesmature, dead and does not receive anynutrition afterwards.
  14. 14. Sebum - Natural oil of hair and skin Fats play very important role for strengthand shining of hair, even though quantityof fat is just 3%. There are sebaceous gland near hairfollicle which produce sebum. It is amixture of triglycerides, wax andsqualene which provide protectivecoating for skin and hair. And makes skinelastic and shining.
  15. 15. Melanin - Natural Color of skin and hairMelanocyte cells in the follicle producenatural color pigment Melanin.Keratinocytes take this pigment to givenatural color to the hair.There are two main pigments found inhuman hair: Eumelanin which gives color tobrown or black hair and is dark pigment.Pheomelanin is what produces the blondeor red hair.
  16. 16. Flaxseed - Secret of silky hair Flax is very miraculous for hair. It is asecret of long, thick, shining, strong andhealthy hair. Flax prevent/ reverses premature grayingof hair. Lignan has antifungal properties, soregular flax eaters never developDandruff.
  17. 17. Flaxseed will give you rich and black hairYes, moustaches of Prabhat Rastogi ofMeerut and scalp hair of Dr. O.P.Tandon76 years turned black by eatingflaxseeds.
  18. 18. Essential Nutrients for HairOmega-3 Fats -Omega-3 fats are basic building blockrequired to make anti-inflammatoryhormones and prostaglandins. They arevery essential for healthy scalp skin andsebum production.Protein –A deficiency can cause you to lose shineand definition, interfere with your moisturelevels and ultimately result in stunted hairgrowth. Sources are wholegrains, nuts, beans andlegumes, eggs, lean meats, poultry
  19. 19. Essential Nutrients for HairVitamin A - Antioxidant that helps produce healthy sebum in thescalp. . Its also beneficial to hair follicles, as it keeps the hair rootlubricated.Food sources: Fish liveroil, liver, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, green leafyvegetables, cabbage, carrots, and orange vegetables, apricots andpeaches.Vitamin B Complex - A deficiency of Vitamin B may cause hairloss, excessive oil reproduction and premature graying. Eating thingslike whole grains, beans and lentils, potatoes and bananas will aidwith restoring those deficiencies.
  20. 20. Essential Nutrients for HairVitamin C - is what we count on for growth and cell repair. Adeficiency can stunt your length retention and interfere with yourscalp’s circulation and healing abilities. Includingoranges, papaya, grapefruit, cauliflower and asparagus can helprestore depleted levels of Vitamin C.Vitamin E - plays an important role in proper scalp circulation andthe oil levels of your hair strands. A deficiency may cause overlydry, brittle hair and ultimately result in hair loss. Includingavocados, nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, tomatoes and beets intoyour diet will help you maintain proper levels.
  21. 21. Silica – Balances calcium and magnesium in the body. Ithelps to deposit phosphorus in the bones and is vitalfor strong bones. Silica helps in collagen formation, healswrinkles, keeps skin moist, radiant and young. It is essential for strong, thick, long and lustrous hair.It is also required for nail production. Sources are oatmeal, wheat, rice, millet, onion, beetsand green vegetables.Silica
  22. 22. Essential Nutrients for Hair Zinc, selenium manganese and copper – arevery important minerals for healthy skin, hair and nails.Deficiency leads to eczema, hair loss and otherproblems. Zinc reduces levels of DHT which is a majorcause of male baldness. Zinc – is an anti-oxidant, protects hair Follicle, helpsin DNA and RNAproduction, Reproduction, Growth, Eye and ThyroidGland functioning. Copper – is Anti-inflammatory and is required forhealing of wound and wrinkles. It is vital for rich, blackand long hair.
  23. 23. Sources of minerals Zinc - spinach, flax, mushrooms, butter, wholegrains, legumes, egg, dry fruits etc. Selenium – Brazilnut, walnuts, sesame, flax, wheat, soyabean, meat, fish and eggs. Copper – Sesame, flax, cocoa, cashew nut, pumpkinand sun flower seeds. Manganese – Cloves, red chilies, flax, sesame, dryfruits, cocoa, pumpkin and sun flower seeds.
  24. 24. Biotin – Vitamin of Hair Biotin or vitamin B7 or vitamin H, supporting the growthof healthy hair; biotin has a direct role in the creation ofkeratin. It is often prescribed as a treatment for healingdry scalps, treating brittle fingernails and for re-activating hair growth in people experiencing hair loss. It is composed of a ureido ring fused with atetrahydrothiophene ring.
  25. 25.  Biotin is a coenzyme for carboxylaseenzymes, involved in the synthesis of fattyacids, isoleucine, and valine, and in gluconeogenesis. It helps cell growth, citric acid cycle, and transport ofcarbon dioxyde. Source –carrot, almonds, walnuts, egg, milk, strawberry, halibutfish, onion, cucumber and cauliflower.Biotin – Vitamin of Hair
  26. 26. Nail – Barometer of your healthOur nails are barometer of our general well-being andoften act as indicators of health problems elsewhere inthe body. It shows status of blood circulation in fingers.Examination of nails help doctor to identify many illnessesor nutrient deficiencies.
  27. 27. Anatomy of NailBasically nail is part of skin on the back offinger and toes. And is made of hard and thickprotein called keratin. On three sides it issurrounded by skin folds.MatrixNail foldCuticleLunulaNail bedNail plateHyponechium
  28. 28. Anatomy of NailThe hard and visible part of nail is called nailplate. Nail plate is situated and fused over nailbed. The light semicircular proximal part of nailplate is called Lunula. The tissue joining Fold ofskin and lunula is called Aponechium orcuticle. Nail grows from matrix situated underthe nail cuticle. Nail grows about 0. 1 mm in aday. Free edge of nailNail plateLunulaAponechiumCuticle
  29. 29. Nutrients for healthy nailsFor making and repair of nailsVitamin Bgroup, Biotin, Calcium, Zinc,Copper, Protein and Omega-3fats are very important. Theirdeficiency leads to dry, weakand brittle nails. Vitamin-Bdeficiency, especiallybiotin, will produce ridgesalong the bed of the nail. Lackof iron causes concave anddeformed nails.
  30. 30. Flaxseed for Healthy nailLuckily Flaxseed contains almost all of thesenutrients so regular consumption of flaxseedremodels nails and leads to healthystrong, beautiful, pink and spotless nails.
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