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Healthy Skin Tips: The Benefits Of Vitamin E

Vitamin E has been included in a number of products, including sunless tan lotions and healthy makeup for skin, so clearly has some benefits to our complexions. But what are they?

This vitamin has a function as an antioxidant. It prevents the build-up of free radicals in the body and thus it prevents cell damage. This can also mean a reduced risk of cancerous growths and damage to DNA. Vitamin E also supports the immune system and encourages the production of CD4 cells (to kill interloper cells naturally) and certain antibodies to promote the body’s defences against disease.

Sometimes antioxidants are also formed when the body breaks down fat to create energy. Healthy levels of vitamin E protect against this effect, particularly as it is fat-soluble itself.

This vitamin also helps the recovery from injuries, especially damage to the muscle, but this benefit also extends to the healing of the skin after injury or burns and the prevention of an excess of scar tissue forming. It may also have a beneficial effect on shingles, eczema, skin ulcers and cold sores. Overall it helps promote good skin health.

Vitamin E may well help to prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries and so reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. There are studies that suggest it could also prevent cataracts, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease as well as even reducing the ill effects of menopause and PMS.

Clearly vitamin E has many interesting uses, although not all of them have been proved beyond doubt yet. Nonetheless this vitamin is a very useful component of quality nutritional health supplements and other health products.

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Healthy Skin Tips: Using Collagen Supplements

It is easy to forget about how collagen benefits our bodies. There is a great deal misinformation about the role of this important protein to the human body.

The truth is collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and protein is very important to the way we function. Collagen is also the largest protein in the body and is made up of a chain of 1500 amino acids. It is hugely significant to the health of our skin but also collagen benefits other important areas including cartilage, the liver, the prostate, hair, nails, bones, arteries, the heart, the lungs, spinal discs, blood cells and muscles to name but a few!

As we age the level of collagen drops and this leads to many of the conditions related to old age. The sagging of skin and muscles is due to a deterioration of this important substance. Ultra Violet rays damage the collagen in our skin too, which is why those who sunbathe too often have what appears to be much older skin.

Even such influences such as alcohol, prescribed drugs, processed foods, stress, dehydration and hormonal changes can reduce the level of collagen.

Such a reduction in collagen and the collagen benefits mean our bones can lose their density, hair becomes thinner, cartilage reduces and so our joints operate less well (resulting in arthritis) and the vital organs will operate less effectively.

So can we find a way of replacing the lost collagen?

Hydrolysed collagen can now be bought as a collagen capsule. This contains type 1 and type 2 collagen produced naturally, which is easily absorbed by the body and so replaces the collagen lost. This is particularly useful as there is some debate about the ability of collagen to be absorbed from outside – such as in certain skin creams.

To understand the collagen benefits already mentioned and find out about the effective collagen capsule produced by Proto-col, please visit LookRavishing.com.
 
 

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Healthy Makeup For Skin: New Baked Mineral Cosmetics

Okay, so we all know we should take good care of our skin and many know by now that one of the best ways to do this is wear all natural makeup. This helps the skin to breathe and it also provides extra nutrition to keep that glowing complexion.

One range of such healthy makeup for skin that is starting to make an impact on the cosmetics scene – particularly with the makeup professionals – is the Proto-col range.

For some time Proto-col have offered a high quality range of cosmetics designed to help your skin be at its best but now the company has developed a new range that improves the benefits to the skin still further.

They have called it their Baked Mineral Cosmetics and it promises to help all women look ravishing.

The aim is to give flawless coverage whilst also smoothing the skin. The key ingredients include safflower, lavender, rosemary, green tea, magnolia bark and jojoba and these work with each other to provide an amazing synergy designed to rejuvenate and calm your skin.

The combination of these natural ingredients means the cosmetics are hypoallergenic while restoring the skins natural PH balance and healing any imperfections. Together the substances also protect your skin and the specific combination of safflower and magnolia bark helps the hydration of the skin and provides a protective barrier to retain the moisture and sooth any skin problems.

The range of healthy makeup for skin offered can seem fairly limited, with three or four colours of foundations, eye shadow and mineral shimmers, until you realise that all the products have light reflecting abilities, which makes them suitable to most skin shades.

In any case, these are mineral cosmetics so the different shades can be combined to find the perfect colour for your skin.

If you care about your skin and want to look fantastic during the year ahead then you probably owe it to yourself to take a look at the new healthy makeup for skin in the Proto-col Baked Mineral Cosmetics range to be found at LookRavishing.com.
 
 

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