Best Razors on the Market for Women

Best Razors on the Market for Women

Shampoo, conditioner, soap and shave. It is part of our daily routine and that is why so many razor options are out there. How do you choose? Most people are just looking for a good, clean shave at an affordable price.

According toConsumer Research, Gillette is certainly the answer. “Gillette’s line of Venus razors are indisputably the best reviewed by experts and owners.” And it’s not just one kind! The many different razor heads are created to serve slightly unique purposes and they are interchangeable with the Venus handle, which means consumers can switch it up whenever they please.

This doesn’t exclude women who choose to use men’s razors, either. Gillette Fusion ProGlide and Gillette Mach3 Turbo are popular men’s models chosen by women.

Gillette, of course, is not the only razor brand on the market. Research shows that the complete line of razors by Schick is a close second. Do you agree?

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Beat The “Winter Itch” with Leg Care

Beat The “Winter Itch” with Leg Care

varicose leg careBeginning to scratch a little extra or a bit harder at your legs? With cooler temperatures come that itchy skin, especially if we’re picking up on habits that tend to irritate it.

To sooth your legs through this potentially long and bitter winter, turn to these quicktips below:

Keep showers short: Showers wash away at a lot of natural oils that moisturize your skin. The longer you stand in a hot shower, the dryer your skin is going to be.

Use “sensitive skin” soap: If you have sensitive skin or not, regular soaps tend to dry out skin since their pH balance is typically bad. Try something like Dove, which is nice and moisturized.

Shave gently: Replace razors regularly and avoid using dull blades. The skin on your legs is especially thin so you want to avoid being rough with it.

Pat dry: It’s natural to want to rub the towel along your legs until you’re dry but you can actually be irritating your skin cells. Whenever possible, air dry, or nicely pat with the softest towel you can find.

Moisturize: Not just any moisturizer, but the right moisturizer will replace natural oils removed by bathing. Lanolin-based creams and oils are best for deeply hydrating the skin.

Drink fluids: Hydration is key in keeping skin smooth from the inside out. Shoot for eight glasses of water a day as a way to avoid dehydration and dryer skin.

Protect with clothing: Winter air is much dryer than summer air, causing it to extract all moisture from your skin. Especially when outside for longer periods of time, consider adding a thin layer below your pants, as denim is especially bad at protecting your skin from the cold weather.

For more on leg health turn to Island Vein Specialists. If you or someone you know is suffering from varicose or spider veins, Dr. John Gallagher has unique treatment options that can help. Call us today at 631.482.9800 or visit our website for more information.

Varicose Veins as Warning Sign for Blood Clots

Varicose Veins as Warning Sign for Blood Clots

Ever heard of deep-vein thrombosis? Most adults haven’t! However, becoming aware of this critical health problem can eliminate numerous deaths each year. As simply noted byHarved Health Publications, “deep-vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a leg or arm vein. It can have devastating consequences, especially if part of the clot breaks away and travels to the lungs (called a pulmonary embolism).”

This kind of deep blood clot can begin with the development of varicose veins. Although originally viewed as an unsightly, cosmetic issue, leaving varicose veins untreated can actually allow superficial blood clotting, called phlebitis, to occur. This specific condition is not life threatening, but does allow for deeper vein clots to develop. The chance of this happening is said to be about 20 to 40%.

Don’t be part of the percentage of people at risk for this more serious health concern. Call Island Vein Specialists for a consultation today, to discuss how we can pinpoint blood clots with ultrasound techniques and administer other various vein treatments.

For more information on varicose veins and how they can serve as a health warning, clickhere.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Varicose Veins Away

An Apple a Day Keeps the Varicose Veins Away

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but can it help keep varicose veins away too? This Saturday, September 20th, is International Eat an Apple Day, so we took a moment to dive into the health benefits associated with apples and see what they can do for your veins.

What are some of the majorhealth benefits we found? For one, apples allow you to control your weight and attain greater weight loss. That’s because this fiber filled food can fill you up for just a few calories.

With obesity as onefactor that could increase your risk for varicose veins, why not bite into an apple this weekend? And everyday after! Maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk for varicose veins and has so many other important health benefits past that.

Other great benefits attained by eating apples include whiter teeth, reduced cholesterol, a stronger immune system andmore.

Will you be adding apples to your everyday diet this weekend? Let us know on ourFacebook page. Visit ourwebsite for more information on varicose veins and treatment options.

Tips For Happy and Health Legs!

Tips For Happy and Health Legs!

Personal development can be found through a number of facets – health, wealth and happiness, to name a few. Since September is Self Improvement Month, many are dedicating their time to personal growth and positive change.

Looking for a good place to start? You guessed it – your legs. Your legs get you everywhere and help you lead the life you love. Make a conscious effort this month and always to love them back! Get tips for showing your legs a little TLC below:

Vitamins: Calcium and Vitamin D! Strong bones make for happy legs.

Exercise: All it takes is a 30 minute walk each day. Doing so helps to build and maintain bone and muscle strength.

Healthy Diet: Since obesity is usually a risk factor for various vein conditions, maintaining a healthy weight is good for your legs.

Good Shoes: High heels may be a girls best friend but your legs don’t think so. Tight shoes and heels over 2 inches should not be worn daily.

Circulation: Keeping your legs crossed or sitting in one place all day inhibit blood flow. Uncross and take a lap! Your legs will be glad you did.

Shower: Lengthy exposure to heat will cause your blood vessels to dilate. Baths may be relaxing but they aren’t your best bet.

Accepted Insurance For Varicose Vein Treatment

Accepted Insurance For Varicose Vein Treatment

Since spider veins are heavily a cosmetic concern, in most cases, spider vein treatment is not covered by insurance. However, since varicose vein treatments are often addressing a medical issue, many insurance companies will cover part of the costs associated with these treatments.

At Island Vein Specialists we offer three maintreatment options for varicose veins. Insurances we accept for such treatments are listed below:

Aetna USHC



Empire BC/BS

First Health




Local 1199





United Health/ Americhoice

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