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The Problem of Thin fashion Models

The Problem of Thin fashion Models

Fashion Health
In recent times Fashion models have begun to face some form of close scrutiny for eligibility in fashion shows. This emerging trend has been gradually stepping up since a few years back when for instance fashion models that were regarded as too thin for comfort were excluded from Canada’s Montreal Fashion Week in 2007. All of this is happening because over time, there has been a growing concern in the fashion industry such that show organisers in Paris, Milan, and around the world are beginning to respond to criticisms about the women who model each season's fashions. Following this, the British Fashion Council had recommended that models be screened for eating disorders since September 2008. An official statement said that models were going to provide a medical certificate showing that t
Effects of Alcohol Drinking on the Skin

Effects of Alcohol Drinking on the Skin

Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty
For lots of people, there’s nothing more fun than pouring a glass of wine or a strong cocktail at the end of a long workday. On weekends, some of us enjoy more. It would surprise you to learn that alcohol, like many of the other things we love in life, is pretty harsh on the skin. First, drinking basically makes it impossible for your body to stay hydrated. “Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes you to pee more,” says NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe. “But it also hinders the production of the hormone vasopressin. That hormone helps you reabsorb water. Alcohol is kind of double sided, in that it’s forcing out water and making it harder for your body to rehydrate itself.” And we all know what dehydrated skin looks like - tired and sallow, with more pronounced fine lines, wrink
Beware! Ripped jeans can damage your health

Beware! Ripped jeans can damage your health

Fashion Health
People around the world are doing crazy and extreme things just to look trendy. Apparently not many folks know that most of our fashion items are actually harmful to the health. These harmful fashions range from miniskirts causing cellulite to arthritis-inducing high heels, and then to ripped jeans. Ripped skinny jeans are seriously harmful to the health. They have been proven to reduce blood supply to the legs, thereby damaging muscles and nerve fibres which can eventually lead to paralysis. The dangers of ripped skinny jeans became scarier after a woman collapsed and couldn’t get back up for hours due to her extremely tight trousers. Another woman reportedly cut out her skinnies after her calves got swollen due to “compartment syndrome.” (A condition resulting from increased pressure w
Fashion Health: The Effects of Fabric Choices on Humans

Fashion Health: The Effects of Fabric Choices on Humans

Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Did you know that what you wear by way of fashion and clothing has lots to do with your overall body system? Not everyone knows that choice of fabrics, irrespective of what they actually are like, have a way of telling how their body reacts and functions. When shopping for clothes, majority of people consider only a few points, leaving out the essence and most important point that should ordinarily be the priority; they thus end up wearing fabrics that do not really seem healthy for their bodies. Some ‘fashionistas’ consider points like the following when shopping for clothes, but dare I say that it goes beyond that. Design or style of the dress (appearance) Comfort, Size and; The fabric from which clothes are made becomes a secondary concern for many as long as the af
7 Fashion Health Hazards to Watch Out for

7 Fashion Health Hazards to Watch Out for

Fashion Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Skinny jeans Skinny jeans may be fashionable, but wearing skin-tight denim and other close-fitting trousers can have health repercussions for both women and men. For men, wearing tight trousers can cause overheating of the testes, lowering sperm count and causing fertility problems. For women, wearing skinny jeans can increase your chances of developing thrush. Furthermore, squeezing into skin-tight trousers can cause nerve compression, leading to tingling or numb thighs. High heels Once reserved for special occasions, women are now increasingly opting to wear heels on a daily basis, which could lead to a whole host of health problems. Regularly wearing high heels can cause poor posture, put pressure on your joints, and lead to a range of conditions including arthritis, ham...
Stop The Foolery, Value Your Health; Quit Shisha!

Stop The Foolery, Value Your Health; Quit Shisha!

Fashion Health, Health & Life
Shisha and hookah are two terms that have hitherto been confused to mean same thing, and as such have been erroneously used interchangeably. While shisha is a word used to refer to the popular practice of smoking tobacco substance through a bowl or pipe, hookah is the name by which the container or bowl is known. The two are often mixed up or presumed to be the same like mentioned above; they are no doubt connected, but referring to them as one and the same is completely wrong. The indulgence of smoking shisha amongst young people and adults in social gatherings, nightclubs, hangouts, pubs and the likes has become a sought after practice in recent times among people of this age. Way back in the university, I was almost lured into smoking shisha as my friend and hostel mate told me repea...
Various Skin Types: Understanding Yours

Various Skin Types: Understanding Yours

Fashion Health
Skin types are hereditary and cannot be altered; however, they can become out of balance and as we age our skin can become a lot drier. Individual skin type may change due to external (e.g. climate, skin care) and internal (e.g. medications, hormonal changes) factors over time – it is not static. Several skin types and properties may be present simultaneously in an individual in different localisations, e.g. oily skin with irritated skin patches Aestheticians are trained to categorise the skin into four types: Combination Normal Oily Dry Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely to have a normal skin type than older people. Skin types vary depending upon factors such as: Water content, which affects your skin’s comfort an
False Eyelash And Eyelash Extensions: The Dangers Involved – 2

False Eyelash And Eyelash Extensions: The Dangers Involved – 2

Fashion Health
This is the concluding part of the write-up on false eyelash and how to manage your eyelash extensions; while you are at it you must be aware of the fact that this fashion fad comes with its inherent risks. The choice as usual has always been yours to make. Traction Alopecia is a condition in which the hair falls out due to excessive tension placed on the hair shaft can be caused by repeated use of eyelash extensions. This can damage the hair follicle which can slow down and even cease production of hair on the eyelid of those concerned. Eye experts emphasise that our eyelashes play a very important role in keeping our eyes healthy. They act as a natural defense against dust, dirt and sunlight and we must be careful not to interfere with this vital natural defense mechanism. Some ophthal...
Tattoo: The Health Implications of the Art

Tattoo: The Health Implications of the Art

Fashion Health
The use of tattoos as a fashion statement by people, especially fashion enthusiasts has been on the rise since time immemorial, but how healthy or not this particular art is, is what many are yet to come to terms with. With the way and manner young people are seriously taking to this fashion trend, caution has no doubts been thrown to the wind; but that’s not a reason why the consequences or disadvantages linked to  this act will not come into play as time progresses. The tattoo which is defined as a permanent image, pattern, word or design made on the skin, usually created by using needles to put colours under the skin of individuals has certainly gained wide acceptance by people of different races and ages, as well as climes and strata. This is most likely so because some people without
Dancing: Not a Worthless Art after all

Dancing: Not a Worthless Art after all

Health & Radiance/Beauty
Not many people care about dancing as an activity because they probably have not come to terms with the many benefits that can accrue to them from the art of simply moving their bodies rhythmically. The world celebrated the International Dance Day (World Dance Day) in April as it is being done annually under the aegis of the International Dance Council (CID), an umbrella organisation under UNESCO for all dance genres. The International Dance Day was introduced in the year 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partnering non-governmental organisation, and has always been celebrated annually, on the 29th day of April. The date is not linked to a particular person or form of dance, although coincidentally, it is also the day the French dan...
False Eyelash and Eyelash Extensions: The Dangers Involved

False Eyelash and Eyelash Extensions: The Dangers Involved

Fashion Health
Eyelashes are hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid. This set of hairs help in the protection of the eye from debris, dirt and strange objects that can be harmful to the eye; they equally perform some of the functions whiskers do on a cat or mouse. False eye lashes are artificial lashes made from synthetic materials and have been considered a great aesthetic and fashion material by women and fashion enthusiasts the world over. Unlike false eyelashes where synthetic lashes are fixed to the eyelid and then removed after use, eyelash extensions, like its name suggests, are affixed directly to the natural eyelash of the user, with the aim of elongating the lashes for beauty purposes. It is attached to the lashes with a bonding agent or adhesive and can last for over a month. These bonding...
Your Ear Piece and Your Ears’ Health   

Your Ear Piece and Your Ears’ Health   

Fashion Health, NEWS
With the proliferation of audio devices these days (portable or large), an increasing number of people, (especially youths) have come to adopt the constant use of earphones on a daily basis. Earphones or ear buds offer many desirable benefits to users, ranging from convenient portability to greater external noise isolation. Everywhere today, people can be seen walking around with those tell-tale chords dangling from their ears; this is a true testament to our love for music and audio based information. It is no longer news that people derive some sort of satisfaction from the use of ear buds in the world currently, but studies however have shown that there’s an indirect effect of this habit, as there’s a possibility of them (ear piece) damaging the ears of frequent users, and they equally
Waist Trainers Strangle Organs, Doctors Warn

Waist Trainers Strangle Organs, Doctors Warn

Fashion Health, Health Issues
The struggle to lose weight, become sleek and fashionable is one of the trendiest fashions in our modern day life now. There's a product promising all of that, but it actually could be causing irreparable damage to your internal organs. It is called a waist trainer, and the idea is just that - to train the waist to be smaller.  If it looks like a medieval torture device, that is because it almost is. These types of corsets were popular in the 1500s. Advertisements promise you can tame your midsection by wearing this thing continuously, but doctors warn it could cause serious long term damage. It is the newest slim-down secret that has stars pumping its popularity all over social media. Reality TV stars from Snooki to every one of the Kardashians have endorsed the products. "Just becaus
Disconnecting to Rid Yourself of Stress               

Disconnecting to Rid Yourself of Stress               

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Latest Health News
By Morgan Nwanguma If by daily routine you are used to doing certain activities in a particular way, you may as well begin now to reorder your mode of operation or approach so as to rid yourself of constant stress. We all know that monotony kills interest, and so a conscious effort to try and twist things around will do you a world of good. Apart from the daily morning and evening personal 'rituals' of – having your prayers, brushing your teeth, emptying your bowel, exercise, etc, what major daily tasks or activities are routine for you? These are the things you want to look at again, and deliberately scuttle them if you can afford to - ignore them for a while, that is. Thus whatever has formed part of your daily habit at various times of the day especially at the beginning and ending o
Sunshine Benefits: Are You Getting Enough Exposure?

Sunshine Benefits: Are You Getting Enough Exposure?

Amazing Health Discoveries, Fashion Health
By Morgan Nwanguma It is always important that you go for a walk in the sun! The importance of this cannot be overemphasised especially for people whose nature of work does not afford them the luxury of field or outdoor exposure. Your body needs sunlight because it is a veritable source of the essential Vitamin D - which is also known as sunshine vitamin. It is also very essential experts say, for your calcium levels to up because certain minerals and vitamins tend to combine to enable you get the maximum benefits from them. It is also so very essential for the elderly to get a commensurate dose of this natural goodness as scientific research has revealed. Also, expert studies reveal that as human beings, we make 90 percent of our vitamin D solely from the exposure of our skin to natural