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You should use these beauty oils

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Ask any beauty guru what their essential products are and you’ll probably hear about beauty oils.

Beauty oils are natural moisturizing nutrients that can help reduce dryness, age spots, brittle hair (and much more!). Even the ancient Egyptians used beauty oils from head to toe. Find out which are the best beauty oils and how to use them:

Sweet almond oil
The skin easily absorbs sweet almond oil and provides non-greasy hydration to skin and hair. This soothing oil is made from almonds, and is rich in vitamin A, fatty acids and minerals, capable of protecting and renewing dark skin.

How to use it:

• Apply a small amount of oil to the skin before applying a moisturizer.
• Use it as a make-up remover.
• Massage the oil on the scalp before shampooing to contribute to hair growth and health.

Argan oil
This oil rich in fatty acids can soften the skin and prevent dry cuticles, but beauty experts have crowned Argan oil as the essential ingredient for shiny hair. Argan oil comes from Argan nut, which grows on Argan trees throughout Morocco. Argan oil is known to soften, strengthen the hair, making it brighter.

How to use it:

• Rub a small amount of Argan oil on the palms of your hands and wipe them over the ends of damp hair to add softness and combat frizz.
• For deep hydration, cover the hair with a thin layer of oil before going to bed. In the morning, shampoo as usual and enjoy silky hair.
• Add the oil to the water in the bath for more hydration.

Grapeseed oil
Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, which contribute to the healthy cellular production of skin and protect the skin from free radicals, grape seed oil promotes a bright, younger-looking complexion.

How to use it:

• Massage the oil on the areas to be treated (sun spots, acne and dry skin) twice a day to reduce imperfections to a minimum.
• Add grape seed oil to your favorite moisturizer for increased antioxidant capacity.

Rose mosqueta oil
Rich in beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A and E, rosehip oil can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Vitamin A in the pink mosqueta helps to accelerate the cellular production of the skin and to attenuate also the appearance of the most stubborn skin imperfections.

How to use it:

• Apply oil directly on scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.
• Apply oil to clean skin before going to bed to contribute to cell production.
• Suitable for the treatment of dry and chapped cuticles.

Vitamin E oil
This oil is a superstar in the world of health and beauty. Vitamin E oil is ultra moisturizing and is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and dryness.

How to use it:

• Apply oil to the areas of the face and body that need more hydration.
• Add oil to your favorite cream or detergent for enhanced moisturizing and antioxidant capacity.
• Massage the oil on scars and stretch marks to reduce their appearance.

Jojoba oil
This moisturizing oil is similar to the sebum produced by the skin, which allows the skin to absorb it effectively to prevent dryness. Those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema usually use jojoba oil to help calm and hydrate the inflamed areas of the skin.

How to use it:

• Apply directly to dry skin.
• Add to the bath water to soothe inflamed skin.
• Use as a base for homemade scrubs, soaps or creams.

Goodbye cellulite! Here are the best natural treatments

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Almost 85% of women say they suffer from cellulite. It consists in the appearance of small dimples on the skin that are the consequence of an accumulation of fat beneath the epidermis. Hence the well-known appellation of orange peel, whose appearance cellulite is very reminiscent.

These deposits of fat push on the connective tissue, giving rise to the annoying skin imperfection. In most cases, the cellulite appears on the thighs and buttocks, but it is not too difficult to notice the formation on legs and knees.

Women often begin to cope with cellulite immediately after puberty, finding themselves before the age of thirty with the obvious signs of the annoying condition. Cellulite can cause severe embarrassment, especially in the summer months, when some parts of the body are more exposed than in winter.

The fight against cellulite can be difficult and long. There are three main ways to tackle the problem: that of relying on cosmetic products on the market, opting for surgery or choosing home treatments based on natural ingredients.

It is precisely on this last solution that we will focus our attention. These are remedies able to burn fat accumulation with satisfactory results. Just open the pantry of your kitchen to find everything you need to defeat the blemish.

Coffee scrub
Coffee can become a great friend in the fight against cellulite. It works as a powerful exfoliant that can eliminate dead skin cells and improve blood circulation. In this way the epidermis will appear smoother and cell regeneration will be stimulated.

Mix 3-4 tablespoons of coffee (depending on the size of the area to be treated) with 15-20 drops of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Massage the mixture onto the affected skin by making circular movements. Continue for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Repeat the treatment until the results are achieved.

Mandarin oil
Mandarine oil has the ability to detoxify cell tissues. It therefore eliminates toxins and all unwanted agents from our body. Its purifying substances cleanse the blood of all harmful impurities.

Using tangerine oil directly on the skin protects it from decay. Apply the product, easily purchased in health food stores and shops dedicated to natural products, on the area affected by cellulite.

The treatment will be even more effective if it is carried out with the help of heat, perhaps by slightly warming the hands before the massage. Proceed like this for 5-10 minutes.

Apple vinegar
The unsightly orange peel is the symptom of cellulite that most annoys women. Taking apple vinegar reduces water retention around the thighs and buttocks and helps say goodbye to subcutaneous fat deposits.

It also contains anti-inflammatory substances and antioxidants that facilitate the flow of blood flow. Apple vinegar guarantees many other benefits for our body: it improves digestion and treats gastroenteritis.

Pour a teaspoon of apple vinegar and a teaspoon of honey into a glass containing 2 tablespoons of warm water. Mix everything well and drink the solution twice a day to get quick results. If you do not like very much the taste of vinegar, you can choose to apply it topically on the thighs and buttocks

Coconut oil
Mother nature has given us so many ingredients with wonderful properties. One of these is coconut oil. In addition to fighting cellulite, it manages to lighten the spots caused by minor scars and stretch marks. For a shock treatment against this imperfection, it is possible to combine it with coffee and prepare an effective massaging compound.

Heat 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and add some coffee to make a paste. Gently massage it on the body with circular movements for a few minutes. Then wash away with simple water.

These remedies, combined with constant physical activity, will make cellulite a problem a bit ‘less difficult to solve. Do not be discouraged, but apply constantly and soon your skin will return toned and smooth. Then follow a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding harmful food.

Carbohydrates or fats, who hurts? A study reveals this to the general amazement

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In an article appearing on the ANSA in August 2017 we talk about the European cardiology conference held a few days before in Barcelona and, in particular, the new research on macro-nutrients most harmful to the body, comparing carbohydrates and fat. “The main killers for the heart are not fats, but carbohydrates, that is carbohydrates”, writes the famous Italian press agency, which then explains the report of the congress.

Following the PURE study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology), conducted in Ontario at the University of Hamilton, the result is that carbohydrates are more harmful to the heart and not the fats that, if saturated, contribute to a 21% reduction in stroke risk and “would not improve people’s health,” said Mahshid Dehghan, a researcher at the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University.

On the other hand, there would be advantages in the “reduction of carbohydrates below 60% of the total daily energy requirements and with the increase of fat up to 35%”, is the result of the analyzes carried out on a sample of over 135,000 people from eighteen countries to different incomes.

High carbohydrate intake would increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality. Instead, according to the study and not without surprise (on the part of the scholars themselves first of all), the intake of fats would entail lower risks.

“Individuals at the high end of fat consumption – ANSA reports – showed a 23% reduction in the risk of total mortality, but also a reduction of 18% of the risk of stroke and 30% of the risk of mortality due to causes not Cardiovascular: Each type of fat was associated with the reduction of mortality risk: minus 14% for saturated fats, minus 19% for monounsaturated fats, minus 29% for polyunsaturated fats “, is what we read.

6 natural remedies to cleanse the body

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Regularly cleanses the body to keep the body clean environment preventing fatigue, disease and slowing down the aging of tissues: here are the most suitable remedies

Our body is the perfect result of a complex system of balances. It may happen that some functions of the organism are slowed down and that in some moments our organs do not work at best: this is almost always due to an accumulation of toxins, or waste substances, which pollute the body environment. In these cases the body can not perform its tasks and the result is that we are not well: we feel tired, without forces, exhausted. We must take care of the body in order to help it eliminate what is intoxicating it and that it returns to function optimally.
An intoxicated body is the ideal environment for the development of various diseases as well as premature aging of tissues. From this point of view, purification assumes great preventive and anti-aging value for the whole body.
As a first step we must remember that to maintain a clean body it is necessary to practice regular physical activity and follow a balanced diet. Incorrect feeding increases the release of toxic substances into the body.

To purify the body nothing is better than water: if we drink so much water we help the organs to wipe away the waste.
In addition, to purify the body it is necessary to use substances that stimulate the so-called excretory organs, among which we can remember for example the liver, the intestine, the kidneys: they are tissues responsible for the disposal of waste substances.

Here are some natural remedies to detoxify our body

Chlorophyll to cleanse the liver
Chlorophyll is the green sap of plants. It has many therapeutic virtues and brings great benefits to our body, also in terms of purification.
In fact, it purifies the liver and helps it to dispose of toxins, it also intensifies the oxygen supply to the cells. It has a great antioxidant effect as it captures free radicals: for this reason it is an excellent anti-aging agent.
Chlorophyll, which is naturally present in green leafy vegetables, can be taken as a supplement in liquid extract in the morning on an empty stomach.

The nettle infusion removes the toxins of the blood
Nettle has always been used to detoxify the body due to its great purifying power: it cleanses blood from toxins and acid metabolites. It also stimulates the kidneys helping them to expel waste substances.
To prepare a nettle purifying herbal tea, boil half a liter of water, turn off the heat and pour a tablespoon of dried leaves. Wait 10 minutes, filter and drink. This remedy can be used twice a day before meals.

Herbal tea with horsetail stimulates the function of the kidneys
Horsetail stimulates the activity of the kidneys and this is one of the most suitable herbs for purification.
To prepare the tea, pour a cup of cold water and a spoonful of horsetail into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it brew for 10 minutes. At this point, filter and drink. This purifying remedy should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach.

Aloe vera to clean up the intestine
Aloe was considered by the most ancient traditions a panacea. One of its most visible effects is deep purification.
Aloe cleans and activates the intestine, cleanses the liver and cleans the blood. Pure aloe vera juice, a fasting spoon in the morning, or to prepare smoothies or detox extracts can be used.

Dandelion, the natural diuretic
Dandelion is a well-known purifying and protective remedy of the liver, as well as being an effective diuretic and laxative.
To prepare a dandelion herbal tea bring to the boil 25 cl of water, then remove from heat and pour into a cup. Add a tablespoon of toasted dandelion root, let infuse 5 minutes, filter and drink

Intestinal wellbeing and immune system, what’s new?

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Recent findings have highlighted the importance of the intestinal environment in relation to the health and activity of the immune system.
It was shown that antibody activity is related to the type of bacteria in the small or small intestine.
It has been seen that the presence of a particular family of bacteria of the genus Prevotella, is related to the general health of the organism, but especially for the immune system, as it maintains the immunological tolerance, ie the stability and correct function of the antibodies in keeping away, and eliminating if necessary, any bacteria or toxins present in the foods we ingest.
The eating habits that are maintained over time are able to influence the functions and reactions of the antibodies in a positive or negative sense.
For example, people who follow a diet rich in proteins often suffer from constipation or fermentation of substances derived from the putrefaction of bacteria, known as the box.
While a diet rich in carbohydrates and leavening and / or sweet substances, are more predisposed to produce fermenting substances, ie indicate and indole.
The consequence on intestinal function is evident, in the first case we will have a swollen belly in general with a tendency towards constipation and sometimes dysentery; in the second case we will have a swollen belly in the central and lower part of the abdomen, with tendency to dysentery, meteorism and flatulence.
In any case, intestinal health and consequently, that of the immune system, is compromised.
The researchers analyzed the microbiota of individuals with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
From the results obtained, it was seen that first of all patients with disease progression, in this case multiple sclerosis, showed a low prevalence / bacteroides ratio.
While in subjects analyzed with prevotella / bacteroides high, the disease was stable with the subject’s overall well-being.
The pathogenic bacteria present in the intestine, I have to be lower in percentage compared to the good bacteria.
When this relationship is altered, the effect is the production of inflammatory substances able to act outside the intestine, in extra abdominal regions, reaching vulnerable structures such as the joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, central nervous system etc.
The symptomatology is often extra abdominal, but the cause comes from impaired intestinal function.
Moreover, these studies have shed light on the importance of the intestinal lymphatic system and the relationship it is contracting with
intestinal mucosa.
In short, alterations in the intestinal mucosa, increased permeability of the mucosa and activation of the underlying antibodies, can trigger an adverse immune reaction, directed against structures in the body.
That is, self immunity is activated and with it a series of disorders related to the areas affected by the inflammatory process.
Can we finally know the health status of the microbiota?
Today we are able to analyze the bacteria present in the intestine (through the analysis of the faeces with molecular biology methods of the highest level), know the type of prevalent microorganisms, and consequently recommend the most suitable type of food.
The aim is to maintain health for as long as possible in the prevention of intestinal diseases or the immune system.
In cases where this balance has broken, causing a disease that involves the immune system, look for solutions to restore it and maintain it in its physiology function.

Acne: natural remedies to cleanse the skin

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Acne is a reddening of the skin due to an excess of sebaceous secretion: with the right remedies purify the skin, regulate the sebum and alleviate acne immediately

Acne, typically adolescent skin disorder, is often linked to hormonal changes. Often the problem continues and persists even in adulthood. In any case, there are effective natural remedies to cleanse the skin and reduce acne redness.

Orange and honey

Mix two tablespoons of orange juice with two tablespoons of honey. Apply it on the imperfections and leave for five minutes before rinsing. The procedure is repeated 2 times a week.

Decoction of burdock

Boil 40 g of burdock roots in one liter of water for 10 minutes. Leave to infuse for a few minutes, then filter and drink. You can drink 2/3 cups a day of this herbal tea with a purifying effect on the skin.

Mask of green clay

Three times a week, a mask of green clay is applied to the face and left in place for about twenty minutes. Rinse with fresh water, then place a cotton ball soaked in half lemon juice on the areas of the face affected by acne.

Purification fumigation

Pour half a liter of fresh water into a pot where you have placed lavender flowering tops. Put on the stove, bring to a boil and let it boil for a minute. Turn off the heat and let it brew for 5 minutes, then add 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Stay 10 minutes with your face on the vapors of the mixture with a towel over your head. You can repeat this fumigation twice a week to cleanse the skin on your face and alleviate acne.

Clove tonic

Boil 10 cloves in 30 cl of water for half an hour. Filter, let it cool, then add the juice of half a lemon squeezed. Soak a cotton ball and rub it vigorously on your face in the morning as soon as you wake up and the night before going to bed. Cloves contain an essential oil with an effective bactericidal potential. In the evening, after cleaning the skin, it may be useful to nourish it with the essential hazelnut oil that regulates the secretion of sebum.

Perfect legs and buttocks with pumpkin

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The queen at the end of summer leaves the garden and arrives at the table to give tone to the fabrics: but the surprises of the pumpkin do not end here …

At the end of the holidays, thanks to outdoor activities, swimming in the sea and sun exposure, the legs are slender and tanned, the toned and firm buttocks. Cellulite is also less evident. To preserve all the benefits that summer has given your body, you can rely on the pumpkin. It is a vegetable with extraordinary anti-bearing properties, enclosed in the pulp and seeds. You can take advantage of its reshaping effectiveness both with compresses and scrubs, or taking it every day at the table.

Its pulp smoothes the skin
Pumpkin pulp is a concentrate of protective and regenerating substances. In fact, it contains a powerful mix of vitamins and carotenoids (in particular, vitamin A and beta-carotene), mineral salts, mucilage and lots of water. Applied to the skin as a cosmetic, the fresh grated and blended pulp also has a flaming effect.
Result: the skin is softer and the imperfections of cellulite are less visible.

The oil prolongs the tan
Pumpkin seeds also have an important cosmetic effect. You get an oil (excellent on the body but also on the face) which is a real beauty lotion for the skin. It contains cucurbitin, vitamins A, E, B and some minerals such as copper, selenium, manganese and zinc. But above all, linoleic acid: a substance that strengthens the skin structure and relieves inflammation which, not surprisingly, is the origin of the orange peel.

First it takes the remodeling scrub
For a scrub that returns elasticity to the fabrics, combines the pumpkin with the coffee grounds. Pumpkin has an anti-inflammatory action, while caffeine dissolves fat pads. The mix has a vasoconstrictive effect that protects the capillaries and limits the damage caused by sun exposure. Do this. Amalgam a half cup of grated pumpkin and smoothie, 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds, 2 of pumpkin seed oil and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply the mixture starting from the ankles, then back up to the legs, thighs and buttocks. Rub the skin at critical points for a few minutes. Wait 5 minutes and rinse.

Then the anti-inflammatory mask
To counteract the hard and granular cellulite, do so: frulla 200 g of boiled pumpkin pulp, cold, together with 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Apply the mixture on the critical points, wrap the skin in a sheet of transparent film, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse and moisturize the skin with a tablespoon of pumpkin seed oil. The pumpkin pulp has a draining effect, nourishes the skin and gives it a younger and more relaxed appearance.

Low blood pressure: discover natural remedies

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Low blood pressure is a drop in blood pressure within the arteries.

Can he happen to suffer from pressure drops especially at some stages of the year, for example in
proximity to seasonal changes or in times of intense stress.
But the low pressure may also be due to an incorrect diet, for example poor in minerals, or to dehydration.
It is a drop in resting blood pressure below the canons that come considered normal (in an adult there are around 120 (systolic) / 80 (diastolic)
mmHg).
Arterial pressure depends on the contraction force of the heart and the elasticity of the heart artery walls.
Low pressure manifests itself in the form of tiredness, exhaustion, weakness
generalized, sense of fainting, dizziness, mental confusion.
It is good to immediately consult a doctor, as hypotension may be the indicator of deeper and more dangerous disorders for the health of the body.
But if the low blood pressure is due to a mineral deficiency in the body, a lack of fluids or fatigue related to a particular period, it is useful to resort to the right remedies to get better immediately.
It is good to keep in mind that the main factor that determines the pressure drops is
nutrition, which must be balanced and provide minerals and vitamins to the body
necessary for the performance of their metabolic functions. In particular, we must
remember to always supply the body with sodium, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

Licorice herbal tea
Licorice is one of the most suitable and widespread remedies for low blood pressure.
It acts on the blood flow and has a practically immediate effect on the pressure
arterial: its consumption must be limited in order to avoid inducing a state of hypertension.
You can use licorice against pressure drops by preparing an infusion.
For the preparation boil a cup of water, then remove the water from the fire and
add a tablespoon of licorice root. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes, filter and
drink.

Water and salt
Salt is a useful and very effective remedy to counteract arterial hypotension: it acts with immediate effect. However you should not abuse it because the excess of this mineral can cause water retention and hypertension.
In case of low pressure, dissolve a pinch of salt in a glass of water and drink.
Preferably use natural sea salt.

Rosemary herbal tea
Rosemary has great tonic and stimulating properties on the body and on the psyche. It has an effect
immediate against the sense of weakness and against physical and mental declines, especially if related to pressure dips.
For the preparation of a rosemary tea, boil a cup of water. Then remove the water from the heat and add 15 g of rosemary leaves. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes, filter and drink.

karkadè
Another useful remedy against low blood pressure is karkadé. It is an infusion of flowers
dried hibiscus. This remedy is rich in virtues beneficial to the system
cardiovascular: protects blood vessels and balances blood flow. In fact, the ibiscus is
rich in minerals and antioxidants that purify the body and recharge it with the elements it needs to function optimally.

Mastoplasty: We Make Clarity

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When it comes to plastic surgery, the intervention that immediately comes to mind is that of the mammoplasty. Although this may be of two types – breast augmentation and reductive mastoplasty – it is certainly the first to “win more success”, both because it is a relatively common intervention, and because very often we hear about it on TV.

Breast augmentation, or breast augmentation through silicone implants, is in fact the most requested surgery together with liposculpture in cosmetic surgery. This operation in no time allows you to change the shape and size of a breast or to correct a breast asymmetry, improving body harmony and self-esteem.

Reducing mammoplasty, on the other hand, allows to modify the shape and the dimensions of a too large and falling breast or to correct a breast asymmetry. This surgery can also generate important benefits for the spine, in some circumstances weighed down by too large a breast.

Information on breast augmentation with silicone implants is often accompanied by contradictory and sometimes untrue considerations. I often find myself settling false myths largely sedimented in the common sense that come to create real urban legends on the issue. For this reason during the pre-operative visit, I am often asked many questions about the right size of the prosthesis and the quality of the materials they are made of. Personally I always aim to achieve a natural and not visible result, certainly the wisest choice that a surgeon can propose to a patient. For this reason, the fundamental rule to be observed is that the base of the prosthesis is smaller than the base of the breast, so that the prosthesis itself is completely covered and its presence imperceptible to touch and sight. The quality of implants, containing silicone gel or sterile saline, is instead guaranteed by a European directive, mandatory for all medical devices.

Regarding the prosthesis, I am often asked about the possibility of breastfeeding and the risk of breast cancer related to their implantation. The answers are clear: no study has ever shown that implantation of silicone implants can cause or increase the risk of breast cancer. As far as breastfeeding is concerned, thanks to the insertion of the prosthesis from the inframammary furrow, it is possible to breastfeed without any problem: recent studies indicate that women with breast implants do not have different levels and substances in their milk compared to other mothers.

To sum up, therefore, the measurement of the prosthesis can not be standard, but rather varies according to the breast that will host it. Furthermore, there is no scientific evidence that silicone implantation increases the risk of cancer, as there is no risk for breastfeeding. All this is true on condition that you always and exclusively contact professionals and level structures to avoid any kind of risk.

How does mud therapy work?

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Mud therapy is a treatment that is carried out using thermal mud at a temperature of 45 ° -48 ° C, so as to encourage sweating and causing toxins to be eliminated. The sludge is a sludge consisting of a solid component and a liquid component and is used in mud therapy in the form of a “pack”. The solid component has an inorganic base consisting mainly of clay and an organic one represented by microflora and microfauna. In the liquid component we find both the water of the virgin mud and the mineral water in which it is matured.

The sludge action is mainly due to the osmotic effect: by applying them on the body, an insulating layer is created which increases the temperature of the skin and as a consequence the pores open to favor the penetration of the active ingredients contained in the mixture. Thanks to the heat of the mud and the vasotonic properties of the essential oils mixed in the mixture, it increases the resistance of the cell walls and contrasts the stagnation of interstitial liquids on the skin on which it is applied and it is for this reason that this type of treatment is used above all from women to fight orange peel skin.

Furthermore, the mud therapy treats diseases of the locomotor system, in particular rheumatism, cervicalgia and other degenerative forms.

The sludge, before being applied to the skin, must mature in thermal water for at least 6-12 months, so that the clay, which makes up the mud, acquires all the chemical-physical properties of the thermal water. Once the ripening process is complete, the mud is ready to be used for charity.

At the time of application, the mud temperature is estimated at around 45-50 ° C. The patient who undergoes the mud therapy is covered with slime throughout the body or in a precise body area. The session is completed after 12-15 minutes; subsequently, the mud must be removed from the skin with the help of jets of water, preferably warm. Once all the mud has been removed, a thermal bath at a temperature of 35-37 ° C is recommended. Usually, to encourage sweating and water exchange, the patient lies on a bed and is covered with a warm cloth for 15 minutes. This phase of therapy is called reaction, which is the time in which the biological reactions caused by the mud break continue. The most evident effect is the intense sweating that begins during the mud pack and continues during the reaction period.

The frequency of application of sludge should not be excessive, in fact a cycle of three compresses is enough to be done every 3-5 days. This type of treatment should be avoided in cases of epilepsy, pregnancy, menstruation and hemorrhagic ulcers.