The most common places where the hair appears with or without associated growths are the face, arms, legs, stomach, back, the nail region and the nipples. This excessive growth of hair is associated with many causes which include endocrine imbalance, certain pituitary, adrenal and ovarian tumors.
It is also due to lack of endocrine functioning, malnutrition, hereditary influences and sometimes to local inflammatory processes.
A thorough medical checkup is in order in all such cases with a check on various glandular functions including a Basal Metabolism Test. If endocrine deficiencies are present, they should be treated immediately.
While in most of the cases no endocrine deficiencies are found to be present, the fact that the first appearance and subsequent "spurts", of hair frequently coincide with endocrine crisis like the onset of menses, maturity, pregnancy and particularly menopause indicate some casual relationship between the growth of hair and endocrine glands.
No internal treatment proves effective. The only possible cure is permanent destruction of hair through electrolysis. A very fine electric needle is inserted into the hair follicle to burn it out. This is an extremely expensive and highly specialised method and should be performed only by experts in the field. If handled by a person who is not very experienced at handling it, it will lead to permanent disfiguring of the face with unsightly scars.
Another effective and cheaper method of removing hair is by using wax on them. Waxing is the most long-lasting method of removing hair. This method pulls the hair right out by their roots and slows up the process of regrowth. To prepare your own wax at home, take 250 grams of sugar and squeeze in the juice of 6 large limes. Cook the mixture over a gentle fire till it turns light brown and sticky. Remove from fire and mix in 1 tablespoon of glycerin. Store in airtight bottle and use when required.
If in the hot season the wax turns thin, place it either in the fridge or on a bowl of ice till it gets back to the right consistency. If it becomes thick in cold season keep the jar for a couple of minutes in a bowl of hot water. Apply the wax in the direction of the growth with the help of a blunt knife. Place a strip of cotton cloth over it. Press down on all the sides for a firm grip.
Holding the lower end of the cloth, pull off with a firm, sweeping movement in the direction opposite to your hair growth. When the cloth is full of hair, discard it and use a fresh one. Apply calamine lotion to soothe skin after the treatment has been completed. Waxing hair for a number of years may cause sufficient damage to the follicle and ultimately cause it to a catastrophe without permanent cure from this problem.
Threading and tweezing too are effective as they too cause the growth of hair to diminish like waxing. Threading is the method for getting rid of superfluous hair.
Also, daily rubbing the affected areas with a pumice stone, after either waxing or shaving away the hair first, keeps the hair from protruding beyond the surface of the skin. In many cases, the continuous use of this method has lessened the growth. The best way to use a pumice stone is to lather up the skin with soap and water and use it in a circular motion on the area to be defused. Hair disappears through friction.
Shaving is the quickest and easiest method of getting rid of unwanted hair. But strict rules of cleanliness should be observed and no deodorant should be used immediately after shaving.
Finish off any shaving job with moisturizing lotion, as you often skim off the fine top film of oil from your skin when shaving. Be prepared for a fairly rapid regrowth, because you have only removed the hair above the skin level. The regrowth will feel a bit stubbly, since you have truncated the hairs straight across. For a longer-lasting effect and a softer regrowth, go for depilatory creams. These creams partially dissolve hair roots, so hair take longer to grow back again and when they do they have natural, tapered ends. But depilatories don't suit every one ? the chemicals that they may not suit some people so remember to do a patch test first.
Growth on the face, the best remedy is to take 1 tablespoon famflour add a pinch of turmeric powder along with enough juice paste. Apply it liberally over your entire face and neck. When the skin feels a little dry, start rubbing the face and neck vigorously with your hands until all the paste falls off. Remove the paste which still clings with water. If this is done regularly it will lighten and brighten the skin and make it soft and smooth. Another remedy is to bleach the hair.
Tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide 15 drops of liquid ammonia! And 1 tablespoon of pure soap flakes. Mix together and apply on the whole face and neck. Rinse after 10 minutes. After rinsing your skin, apply a thin film of almond or olive oil on the skin. When bleaching your face keep the mixture well away from your eyes.
Always bleach under a fan running at a full speed and turn your face towards the fan, otherwise the bleach will harm your eyes. When using the bleach, avoid any small cuts and grazes because it will make them sting.
Never bleach a pimply face. If your skin is the sensitive type, apply a little of it on the inside of your wrist to see whether it agrees with your skin. If it doesn't, never go in for bleaching. If your skin happens to be on the dry side, apply cold cream on the areas to be bleached before bleaching. In cold weather, it is very essential to apply cold cream before you use the bleach. If you have big hair on the face, pull these out with the help of tweezers and then use pumice stone on these areas.
Mountaineering and rock climbing terms can be as foreign as another language if you are new to the sport. Here are the A to Z's in some of the terms you will use while participating in these exciting sports. Mountaineering and rock climbing terms can be as foreign as another language if you are new to the sport. Here are the A to Z's in some of the terms you will use while participating in these exciting sports.
A; Abseil. Abseiling is a method that can be used to safely descend using a rope, also know as rappelling. The speed at which you descend is controlled by friction that the person descending by wrapping the rope around the body or with another mechanical friction device.
B; Belay. Belaying is the term used to describe managing a rope system where one person is protecting another while he is exposed on the face of the rock. The person belaying is able to stop the rope in the case of a fall.
C; Cams and chocks are mechanical wedges and devices that are used as protection. They come in many sizes and are placed in the crack of the rock with a quick draw and karabiner which is clipped to your rope.
D; Daisy Chain is a sling, usually made of nylon, that is tied or sewn strongly into numerous sections. They can be used to clip gear to, such as your quick-draws or cams.
E; Etriers is a ladder, sewn or tied, made from rope or nylon strapping. They are used when artificially climbing or aid climbing to step up to the next aid.
F; Fifi hook. The fifi hook function is somewhat like the daisy chain?s. You can use the fifi hook to quickly "hook" into a piece of placed protection to immediately protect yourself or rest. It is only a hook, and unlike the karabiner, when the draw is slack, the hook may come unseated from the protection.
G; Girth hitch. The girth hitch is an easily tied knot used to secure nylon webbing to a partially driven piton.
H; Hero loops. Used for aid climbing, hero loops are a short sling or tie off used in aid climbing. Usually ? inch webbing threaded through protection instead of a karabiner.
I; Ice axe. The ice axe is a basic tool which looks like a traditional axe. They vary in size and have a pick on one side an adze on the other. Used primarily for arresting falls on ice and snow and assisting the climber in vertical ice climbing.
J; Jamming or Jam is wedging your hands, feet, arms, knees and legs in the cracks of the rock to facilitate holds.
K; Karabiners (or Carabineers) are the universal method of managing rope systems while climbing. They are two basic shapes, oval or "D". However, there are many shapes that stem from those, pear-shaped, off-set "D" and bent gate. They are usually aluminum, alloy or steel. There are three types; Locking, lightweight and normal.
L; Leading or leader is the climber who climbs the pitch first.
M; Monkey hang. The monkey hang is an ice climbing technique used to overcome a bulge in the ice.
N; Nut is a general term used to describe the wedges used as protection, jammed in a crack with a quick-draw attached.
O; Overhangs and roofs describe climbing terrain where just as is sounds, is climbing horizontally, upside down. The rock could either be in a cave or a jutting out rock that is over-vertical.
P; Pitons or pegs are used as protection. It is driven into the rock securely and a girth hitch or karabiner is attached.
Q; Quick-draw was originally a trade name; however the name caught on and is now used to describe an extension or short sling. Usually made of nylon webbing with sewn loops at each end to facilitate a karabiner.
R; Rack. Your rack is all of your gear you are carrying for the climb. Usually organized on your harness, and slings or tied (rope) around your body.
S; Soloing is climbing without a rope for protection.
T; Twin rope is the term used to describe using two smaller ropes together as one rope for protection.
U; Undercling or undercut is an upside down hold and is usually more difficult to hold.
V; Verglas is the thin ice that forms on rocks from rain or melting snow is frozen.
W; Well protected, is the term used to describe a route that has more than sufficient protection and runners in place.
Y; Yosemite hoist is an assisted hoist used to haul up small loads. It consists of a karabiner or pulley attached above the load, a rope threaded through the pulley and tied to the load.
Z; Z pulley rescue system, or 3:1 pulley system allows a large mechanical advantage to the puller. Used to lift heavy loads such as an unconscious climber too safety.
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