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Sunless Tan Lotions: Take Time On Your Sunless Tan

 

 

Any beauty regime is worth taking time over to get it just right and sunless tan lotions are just the same.

We feel a lot better about ourselves when we look good and many people think having a glowing, healthy tan helps. The retailer Superdrug found from research recently that 71% of British women feel a good tan makes them more confident. This means that, with the concern about the damage ultra-violet rays do to the skin, finding and applying the right sunless tan lotions is more important than ever.

One of the tips for fake tanning is to consider what level of tan you want. A deep, heavy tan does not suit many people and indeed looks silly on many. The key is to have a glow that is two shades darker than your normal skin colour. This will make you look healthy without looking fake. Let’s face it; a light glow looks much healthier than a leather-coloured skin.

Another of the tips for fake tanning is to take time and prepare in advance. Remove any body hair the day before or the sunless tan lotion will enter open pores left from shaving or waxing. Equally, exfoliate before applying sunless tan lotions to remove any dead cells that might prevent the lotion’s absorption.

Find more tips on using sunless tan lotions on the Northampton Chronicle website.

 

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Healthy Skin Tips: Good Habits

 

 

There are a great many products on the market designed to keep your skin in the best possible condition, but we do we need these? Are there some healthy skin tips to help us look at our best?

The key is to get into good habits; a healthy skin requires attention every day but this does not need to be laborious. Healthy skin tips are closely related to the habits we need to keep all the processes in the whole body in top condition.

Top of the list of healthy skin tips is a good diet and nutrition. Eating the right food is important to a healthy body and a healthy skin. A good balanced diet is always to be recommended and should include lots of fruit, vegetables and protein. Protein can be found from various foods such as nuts, beans, poultry and fish. Meat is acceptable in the right quantities but the leaner the better.

Obviously vitamins are a good idea, as is fibre, and these can be found in the right diet although a good natural diet supplement is a good idea as well to ensure nutrition is up to scratch.

Excesses are certainly to be avoided. Too much sugar and alcohol can dry the skin, for example. Of course drinking lots of water each day will have the opposite effect and nicely hydrate the skin.

Some people may be surprised that moderate exercise is good for the skin. Brisk walks, gardening or cycling for example promotes the circulation of the blood and this will bring goodness and vitality to your skin.

Healthy skin tips do include the use of some quality products. The basic one to use is soap. A good wash with soap and water every day is important and drying the body carefully, including all the folds and creases, is helpful. Interestingly ordinary soap is generally best to use as antibacterial soaps tend to reduce the acidity of the skin and it is this acidity that combats infection.

If you have dry skin then a good natural moisturiser is good to use on a daily basis too.

Perhaps inevitably any list of healthy skin tips will include warnings to avoid both prolonged sunbathing and smoking. Ultra violet rays in the sunlight can damage the skin and cause cancer and premature ageing. Smoking retracts the blood vessels to the skin and also causes the skin to age faster.

This is a simple list of healthy skin tips but in fact developing and keeping healthy skin is fairly simple. It is just a matter of forming useful habits and looking after yourself.

 

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Healthy Makeup For Skin: Titanium Dioxide

 

 

Mineral powder makeup is promoted as a healthy makeup for skin as it contains natural ingredients that work with the skin and promotes its health. Other more traditional cosmetics often simply cover the skin and prevent its normal functions.

One ingredient regularly used in all natural makeup is titanium dioxide.

This substance is a natural sunscreen as it absorbs, reflects or scatters ultra violet light and naturally offers a protection of SPF20. Titanium dioxide also gives whiteness to all natural makeup and reduces its transparency.

There have been some reports that titanium dioxide might be carcinogenic. A carcinogen is any substance that encourages cells to malfunction and to become cancerous. There have been several studies recently in an attempt to understand if the substance represents a risk or not.

In 1985, a study with the snappy title “Pulmonary Response of Rats Exposed to Titanium Dioxide by Inhalation for Two Years” discovered that rats exposed to titanium dioxide dust for six hours a day, five days a week for two years did develop slight lung tumours. However another study in 2004 discovered that the same exposure had no effect on other rodents or indeed on larger mammals (such as humans) so there is a danger peculiar to rats alone. This conclusion had also been formed following another study by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Food and Health organization in 1969.

In any case it would be extremely unlikely that any human would be exposed to the high levels of titanium dioxide used in these studies. One could say that too much of anything would be bad for us.

One type of titanium dioxide that has been causing some concern in recent years is the use of nanoparticles of the substance. Indeed, there is concern about the use of nanoparticles, or microscopic particles, of any substance.  Some evidence shows that small enough particles of a material could penetrate the cells, leading to a fear of cancer creation. It may be wise to treat any cosmetics using this technology with caution.

In conclusion it is always wise for any consumers to be informed about the products and their ingredients being used on the skin. In general it still seems that any cosmetics using small amounts of titanium dioxide represent healthy makeup for skin.

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Using Nutritional Health Supplements

 

 

Here is a useful video regarding nutritional health supplements.


 
Click here to find out more about the Proto-col range of nutritional health supplements using natural ingredients.
 

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Nutritional Health Supplements: Excessive Exercise And The Immune System

We probably all know that moderate exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but did you know those who undertake a high level of exercise might need nutritional health supplements, as the immune system can be damaged?

Interestingly, Professor Greg Whyte of John Moore’s University, Liverpool points out that elite athletes, such as those training for the Olympics have a particular problem with infection especially if their nutrition is not carefully maintained. The body has a greater strain placed upon it and has to work harder so the immune system needs to be in top condition.

Research has shown that more than ninety minutes of high intensity endurance training makes sportsmen and women susceptible to illness for up to 72 hours after the exercise finishes. Stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) raise the blood pressure and cholesterol levels to aid energy but at the same time they suppress the immune system temporarily.

Amateur sportspeople can have a particularly tough time with their immune system as their professional counterparts usually have expert advice and a special diet.

This means that athletes need to ensure they have a healthy diet and sufficient recovery days to enable the body to allow the immune system to recover. Increasingly, specialized nutritional health supplements are also used to ensure top performance from the human body.

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