Wednesday, February 25, 2015

how to overcome addiction in internet

There are a number of steps you can take to get your Internet use under control. While you can initiate many of these yourself, it’s important you get some outside support as well. It can be all too easy to slip back into old patterns of usage, especially if you use the Internet heavily for work or other important activities.

  • Recognize any underlying problems that may support your Internet.  If you are struggling with depression, stress, or anxiety, for example, Internet addiction might be a way to self-soothe rocky moods. Build your coping skills. Perhaps blowing off steam on the Internet is your way of coping with stress or angry feelings. Or maybe you have trouble relating to others, or are excessively shy with people in real life. Building skills in these areas will help you weather the stresses and strains of daily life without resorting to compulsive Internet use. Strengthen your support network. The more relationships you have in real life, the less you will need the Internet for social interaction. Set aside dedicated time each week for friends and family. If you are shy, try finding common interest groups such as a sports team, education class, or book reading club. This allows you to interact with others and let relationships develop naturally. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Caring for young skin

If you want clear skin in adulthood, start a cleansing routine from a young age.
WHEN it comes to skin care, you are never too young to start. Healthy habits at a young age can make a big difference in skin health and appearance in years to come.
But should teenagers be concerned about skin care routines and if so, how early should one start?
Aesthetic physician Dr Abrizah Ousman talks on the importance of caring for skin from young.
What are the characteristics of young skin?
Young skin has a smoother texture, a more even skin tone, more volume and better elasticity. The epidermis has a faster turnover rate and better healing ability.
The dermis has more blood flow, abundant connective tissue, collagen and elastin, making skin firm and resilient. Young skin also has thicker subcutaneous fat, making the face appear fuller and rounder.
Why is young skin more prone to pimples?
Young skin is more prone to breakouts or acne due to increased sebum (oil) production caused by hormonal changes. The increase in sebum combined with keratin plug or skin debris can lead to blocked pores or hair follicles which are also the opening of sebaceous glands ducts.
This vicious cycle leads to the formation of comedones. When comedones are infected with bacteria, it leads to chronic inflammatory condition called acne.
How young should one start looking after the skin?
Prevention is always better than cure. Establishing a basic skin care regime and good hygiene at an early age is extremely important to prevent acne which could lead to blemishes and permanent scarring.
Does this include sun protection?
Sun protection should be advocated from young to prevent premature ageing and pigmentation.
How young should we start face cleansing?
Face cleansing should start as early as puberty. During puberty, it is extremely common for boys and girls to develop a condition called androgen-induced acne.
A more potent androgen than testosterone called dihydrotestosterone is produced in the skin, giving rise to a condition called seborrhoea. Seborrhoea refers to overactive sebaceous glands, the key pathological step of acne formation.
What’s the cost of starting facial cleansing routine too late?
I always believe that good habits should be cultivated from young. Starting later could very well mean too late, when acne and scarring have already occurred.
This requires treatment such as medications, chemical peels and laser which are costly. Scarring can also affect one’s mental state, occupation and social life.
What is a suitable skin care routine for teenagers?
A young person with normal skin should cleanse and moisturise as well as use sun protection during the day.
Face cleansing should be the first step in our skin care regime and should be done twice a day, upon waking up and before retiring at night. It is extremely important to cleanse before retiring at night so that oil and dirt are removed and pores remain clean.
How should you wash your face?
Wash in the morning with warm water, gently rubbing in a circular motion. For normal to dry skin, apply a thin layer of non-comedogenic, water-based moisturiser. If doing activities under the sun, you may skip the moisturiser but use a thin layer of sunscreen with at least SPF 30, or a moisturiser with UV protection.
Repeat face wash at night. Always remove make-up and clean skin properly before going to bed. A gentle scrub twice or three times a week is beneficial if you have oily skin.
Why should teenagers use a facial cleanser and not just a soap and water?
Regular soap and water is very harsh on young skin. A facial cleanser with vitamin E, antioxidants and organic plant extracts will nourish skin without completely stripping off the oil.
How do you choose skin care products for younger skin?
You must know your skin type before buying. If you have oily skin, blemishes and acne, consult a dermatologist.
Younger skin requires skincare products which are non-comedogenic. Someone with an oily T-zone will benefit from applying a toner after cleansing that contains alcohol, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to reduce oil production and prevent bacterial infection.
What ingredients are suitable for younger skin?
Younger skin may be extra sensitive to chemicals and be prone to dryness and eczema. Organic and plant-based ingredients, devoid of harsh chemicals, are beneficial for their gentle nourishing and antioxidant properties.
Moisturisers should not be thick like lotions or creams in oil-based formulations but rather choose serums or gels that are water-based.
Avoid cosmetics that will clog up pores and opt for oil-free makeup.
IT is a known fact that daily cleansing is the first and most important step in any facial care routine. EverSoft product manager of Wipro Unza Malaysia, Connie Tee says choosing a gentle cleanser that meets younger skin needs is also important.
“EverSoft Facial Cleanser is formulated with 100 per cent organic plant extracts which is gentle yet effective to remove excess oil, dirt and impurities, while maintaining skin’s natural protective layer. Specially formulated with Japanese technology which is suitable for Asian skin, EverSoft has a wide range of cleansers for different skin types,” says Tee.
Tee adds that the EverSoft range comes in four facial foam variants, and two facial scrub variants. The foam variants are organic avocado, gingko and grape fruit, pomegranate and mulberry and rice milk and honey.
The scrub variants are organic apricot and gingko. The apricot facial scrub with blackhead clearing has a deep scrubbing action that removes blackheads, stubborn impurities and dead skin. It also removes excess oil to help prevent future formation of blackheads/whiteheads.
Organic gingko daily revitalising gentle scrub gently exfoliates skin to remove dead cells and restore a healthy glow. It’s gentle enough for daily use.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DATUK Nik Aziz Nik Mat meninggal dunia di kediamannya di Pulau Melaka, di sini, kira-kira jam 9.40 malam tadi. - Foto fail NSTP/Khairull Azry Bidin
KOTA BHARU: Mursyidul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat meninggal dunia akibat kanser prostat, selepas menerima rawatan selama 25 hari di Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM).
Allahyarham menghembuskan nafas terakhir pada kira-kira jam 9.40 malam di sisi ahli keluarganya, di rumahnya di Pulau Melaka, kira-kira satu jam selepas keluar daripada HUSM.
Bapa kepada 10 orang itu meninggalkan balu, Tuan Sabariah Tuan Ishak, menghidap penyakit kanser prostat tahap empat.
Anaknya, Nik Mohammad Abduh, ketika mengesahkan perkara itu berkata, ayahnya meninggal dunia di sisi semua ahli keluarga mereka.
"Saya ingin memaklumkan pada jam 9.40 malam iaitu malam Jumaat ayahanda saya menghembuskan nafas terakhir.
"Kita akan mengadakan solat jenazah  pada malam ini dan urusan pengebumian ayahanda akan dilakukan esok," katanya pada sidang media, di sini, sebentar tadi.

ORANG ramai mengunjungi rumah Allahyarham Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat di Kota Jembal. - Foto Fathil Asri

ORANG ramai mengunjungi rumah Allahyarham Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat di Kota Jembal. - Foto ihsan pembaca
Antara yang hadir termasuk Menteri Besar Kelantan, Datuk Ahmad Yakob dan Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Husam Musa.
Nik Mohamad Abduh yang juga Ahli Parlimen Pasir Mas berharap seluruh rakyat Malaysia mendoakan untuk ayahanda.
Solat jenazah dijangka diadakan pada jam 10 pagi esok di Masjid Pulau Melaka dan jenazah akan dibawa ke Tanah Perkuburan Islam Pulau Melaka untuk dikebumikan.
Orang ramai yang ingin menziarahi dikehendaki menggunakan kenderaan 'shuttle' yang akan disediakan di dataran Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV mulai jam 7.30 pagi esok.
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dijangka menziarahi jenazah Nik Aziz kira-kira jam 9 pagi esok,
Sementara itu, seramai lebih 2,000 orang ramai mula membanjiri kawasan kediaman Allahyarham, sebaik mendapat berita pemergian Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Chempaka.
Suasana sedih menyelubungi pekarangan kediaman Allahyarham apabila orang ramai yang hadir ternyata gagal menahan sedih dan beratur untuk masuk secara bergilir-gilir ke kediaman Allahyarham.

ORANG ramai mula membanjiri kediaman Nik Aziz sebaik mendapat maklumat pemergian Allahyarham. - Foto Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim
Tahun Lahir: 10 Januari 1931
Tempat Lahir: Pulau Melaka, Kelantan
Berkahwin dengan Tuan Sabariah Tuan Ishak dan memperolehi 10 cahaya mata (5 lelaki & 5 perempuan). Kesemua anak-anaknya mengambil jurusan agama sebagai pilihan utama.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Kedai Lalat (3 Bulan) - 1936.
Sekolah Pondok Tok Kenali Kubang Kerian.
Sekolah Pondok Tok Guru Haji Abbas Besut, Terengganu.
Universiti Deobond, India - 1952.
Lahore, Pakistan - Ilmu Tafsir Quran - 1957.
Universiti Al-Azhar, Mesir - Ijazah Sarjana Muda Pengajian Bahasa Arab.
Universiti Al-Azhar, Mesir - Sarjana Perundangan Islam.
Penguasaan Bahasa:
Melayu, Inggeris, Tamil, Urdu, Arab
Guru Sekolah Menengah Agama Tarbiyyah Mardiah, Panchor.
Guru Sekolah Menengah Agama Darul Anwar, Pulau Melaka.
Penyelia Kelas Dewasa - KEMAS.
Guru Sekolah Menengah Maahad Muhammadi, Kota Bharu.
1967 - Daftar sebagai ahli PAS.
1967-1969 -Pilihanraya Kecil - Ahli Parlimen Kelantan Hilir.
1969-1974 - Ahli Parlimen Kelantan Hilir.
1974-1978 - Ahli Parlimen Kelantan Hilir. (Kawasan ini ditukar nama kepada Parlimen Pengkalan Chepa).
1978-1982 - Ahli Parlimen Pengkalan Chepa.
1982-1986 - Ahli Parlimen Pengkalan Chepa.
1986-1990 - Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Semut Api Kelantan (kini dikenali DUN Chempaka).
1990-2013 - Menteri Besar Kelantan.