Diet & Nutrition

What is a good Balanced Diet & Nutrition?

Having a proper Diet & Nutrition is very Crucial to maintain a Healthy Lifestyle, remain Healthy, protect from disease and grow. Nutrition is Carbohydrates, Proteins, Minerals and Vitamins People who adhere to this live a Healthy and longer life balanced Diet & Nutrition is necessary to provide your body with the correct nutrients and correct quantity to function correctly. These foods are Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Lean proteins. The count of calories in a food is the amount of energy stored in the food. Our body burns calories from food for performing the daily tasks like breathing, walking, thinking, and other functions.

A Normal person will require about 2,000 calories every day to maintain their weight, but the amount will depend on their age, sex, and physical activity level. Men tend to require more calories than Women, and those who exercise need more calories than people who don’t usually a child will need @ 1000-2000, Active person @ 2000 – 3000. There are some types of food that have empty calories. They are Cakes, Pastries, Biscuits, Processed meat, chips, fries, pizza, carbonated drinks with sugar, energy drinks etc.

However, it’s not only the type of food but the ingredients that make it nutritious. A homemade pizza with a whole wheat base with green vegetables and lean meat can be a healthy choice. On the other hand, a readymade pizzas with processed meat and processed vegetables often contain empty calories. In order to maintain good health, control your consumption of empty calories and try to get your calories from foods that are rich in nutrients.

Why balanced diet & Nutrition and what to eat?

A balanced diet is a diet that provides enough energy and vitamins for your daily requirements, A balanced diet supplies the nutrients your body needs to work effectively. Without balanced nutrition, your body maybe more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and lower energy level.

A balanced diet and Nutrition contain foods from the following groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, and protein.

A healthy diet will combine all the nutrients and foods groups mentioned above, but you need to balance them, too. You can

  • Half your plate with fruits and vegetables
  • Just over one quarter with grains
  • Just under one quarter with protein foods
  • Dairy on the side

Always ensure half your food to come from fruits and vegetables, around one quarter to be protein, and one quarter whole grains and starches. If you are trying to lose Weight, you should avoid Maida products rice, sugar etc. Grains are healthy, you should substitute whole grains instead of polished grains. Replace whole wheat bread instead of White bread. It’s a myth that to lose weight you should become Vegetarian; you can lose weight otherwise. Just need to know how. Physical activity is must and complements the Diet & Nutrition. physical activity of 2 hrs. 3 times a week will keep you fit and healthy.

At Rivo we have qualified Diet & Nutrition experts who can give you advise and help you to lead a Healthy lifestyle.

Best Skin Care

Best Skin Care

Your Daytime Skincare ritual
To look gorgeous, taking care of your Skin is very important, this is not difficult and need not require expensive products. Cleansing with a good cleanser helps, wash your face and pat it dry, too much product can actually do more harm than good. Use a good Toner to tone your skin, this is optional , When you go out always wear Sun screen , Skin ages prematurely when exposed to sun because of the UV rays , Most people do not know that UV rays also come from the Windows and hence your skin can age even if you are indoors and spend time near the windows for most part of the day. Vitamin C serum is recommended for all age group, Vitamin is proven to reverse some Skin damage from Sun and pollution. Make sure you use a quality branded Vitamin C serum. Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin hydrated and soft just like Baby skin. Lastly don’t forget your Skin around your eyes. A good quality eye cream regularly helps to delay the aging.

Your Nighttime Skincare Routine
Night time skin care is similar to Day care, At night when you sleep your skin regenerates and repairs itself. Simple process to

 

You’ll want to switch up your skincare routine at night — and not just because you don’t need SPF while you sleep! , your nighttime routine is the perfect time to make sure your skin is getting as many nutrients and active ingredients as possible, since your skin regenerates and repairs itself while you snooze. You’ll still follow the basic steps — cleanse, treat, and moisturize — but at night, the routine will look a little bit different.
1. Cleanse, Best Skin Care
Go for a gentle cleanser, but at night, you can use a cleanser that helps take off your makeup, like an oil-based face wash. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even try “double cleansing” by using a water-based face wash after an oil cleanser to clean any lingering dirt and oil out of your pores.
2. Tone, Best Skin Care
If you’d like to use a toner, apply it the same way you would in the morning. This will go before you start applying serums and treatments.
3. Serums and Treatments
Using alpha hydroxy acid to help brighten skin by sloughing off dead skin cells. It helps build your collagen and improves radiance. If you’re looking to include retinol in your skincare routine, its best to apply during your nighttime ritual. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps decrease visible wrinkles, bright spots and pore size.
4. Eye Cream, Best Skin Care
Try training the skin around their eyes to handle more active ingredients (like retinol) to reap their benefits. “You don’t have to use a lot, but if you start training your skin to tolerate more active products around the eye, you’ll see more change,” she says. You can pat a bit of your serum or treatment around your eye area, then follow up by using your favorite eye cream.
5. Acne Spot Treatment, Best Skin Care
If you have a pimple that you’d like to see go away sooner rather than later, this is a great time to apply acne spot treatments. But instead of focusing on pimples when they pop up, Keep up with your skincare routine as a preventative measure. “If you just treat the spot, then you’re going to get an acne breakout right next door to it if your skin is clogged. You’re getting breakouts because oil is building up in your skin. So, you must keep the pores clean on your whole face. ”
6. Moisturize, Best Skin Care
Moisturizing is important at night, as it creates a barrier that seals in active ingredients and hydration. This way, when you wake up, your skin is glowing and plump —and ready to start the day.
7. Face Oil, Best Skin Care
Face oils are a great way to lock in moisture while you sleep. “A lot of people think that if they have like acne or oily skin, their skin will break out with the oils but it’s actually not true,”. “A lot of them can actually really help hydrate and soften the skin.” Particularly if you’re using active ingredients like retinol and alpha hydroxy acids, face oils are a great way to add an extra boost of moisture.

 

Laser Hair Removal

  • LHR-laser hair removal, what does it mean??

Laser hair removal (LHR) is a procedure which is used to remove body Hair, The Laser or a concentrated beam of Light used is a special medical type, that has a fixed Wavelength and is proven safe for Humans.

  • How laser hair removal work?

In this process the LHR- laser hair removal, the light beam which is at a certain Wavelength is absorbed by the hair and passes down to the Hair follicles , Here the light get converted to Heat and damages the Follicles , this prevents the Growth of future Hair  .

As our body also repairs the Hair Follicles , most Damaged Follicles are repaired by our body , so multiple Treatments are required to get the desired results , If someone says the Laser Hair treatments is permanent solution , its not Medically correct , The Laser Hair Treatment will delay the hair growth for long time and with repeated sessions can give 70% to 90% permanent results , You may need a Yearly maintenance session . The new hair will be finer, and you will need yearly maintenance session.

As light is absorbed by the hair and travels down to the follicles, dark hair with lighter skin is ideal for this treatment and gives maximum results. This is because Dark hair absorbs light and enough heat is generated to damage the follicles , white hair will not absorb light and will not generate heat , its opposite for skin , we do not want to generate heat on the skin , hence dark skin will absorb the light and there is chance the skin can burn , whereas the lighter skin will not burn.

  • Which areas can be treated?

Normally the chin, upper lips, armpits, Hands, Legs and the bikini line can be treated for Laser Hair removal.

  • Risk and side effects

With current new developments of the Laser hair removal technology, Risk and side effects are minimum. There may be skin redness, swellings or sometimes skin irritation all this is temporary for few hours.

Special Laser hair removal machines with specific wavelength are used for different skin tone to get maximum results without burning the skin. If some clinics are using cheap Chinese machines , they will have to increase the power for dark skin as much of the light is wasted by skin absorption which means less light reaches the hair follicles and does not give the expected results , increasing the power increases the chance of skin burn . We recommend using the FDA approved machine.

Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin. These changes might be temporary or permanent. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin.

Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture.

  • Results expected?

After the treatment , the hair do not fall immediately , it will naturally grow and eventually shed, new hair will not grow or you will see substantial delay , It will also depend on what phase the hair is ( Anagen, Telogen and Catagen)  , at any given time 85% your body is at Anagen stage this is the growth phase and is ideal for Laser Hair removal. The Telogen stage is when the hair stops growing, 5% your body hair is at this stage and lastly Telogen phase where the hair is shedding.

Hairs do not fall out immediately, but you will shed them over a period of days to weeks. This may look like continued hair growth. The repeated treatments are usually necessary because hair growth and loss naturally occur in a cycle, and laser treatment works best with hair follicles in the new-growth stage.

You might need maintenance laser treatments for long-term hair reduction.

  • How much time does it takes??

Generally the full body session will take about 2-3 hrs. , but small session will be 15 min onwards. After procedure

You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal.

To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, the doctor might apply a steroid cream to the affected area.

After laser hair removal and between scheduled treatments, avoid sunlight and don’t use a tanning bed for six weeks or as directed by your doctor. Use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily.

  • Is the laser hair machine US FDA approved??

Yes, we at Rivo we use US FDA approved machine