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Archive for May, 2012

Sunless Tan Lotions: Tanning Injections

With the summer starting to make people think about their tan and so turning to sunless tan lotions, a worrying twist has been reported in the Republic of Ireland.

The Herald.ie website has repeated a warning from the Irish Health and Safety Executive and the Irish Medicines Board about self-injected fake tan injections available online.

Unlike mainstream sunless tan lotions, this injection, sold under the name ‘Melatonan,’ has not been authorised for use in Ireland and indeed there are some reports of nausea, leg pains and fatigue experienced by users of the product. While there have been no official reports of problems, both bodies have issued warnings.

The injection claims to help tanning by increasing the level of the melanin pigment in the skin, as well as suppress appetite and increase libido. It is clearly a wonder product. Or is it?

As with all injections, there is a constant danger of infection and introducing a product not properly tested and approved is risky at best.

Here at BeRavishing.com we would be suspicious of any product that claims to achieve all the things this injection does. We suggest there is no instant way to get that perfect tan – even sunless tan lotions need preparation and correct use to get the best effect.

One of the best tips for fake tanning we can suggest is to use recognised methods – and to please be careful what you buy on the Internet.

Read the original Herald.ie article on their website.

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Healthy Skin Tips: Exercise Helps You Look Good

 


We all know that moderate exercise is good for the correct functioning of the body but one of the tips for beautiful skin is keeping in shape too.

Exercise helps the body work at it’s best and this means the correct operation of the systems that promote the health of the skin. It may seem obvious, but exercise helps the blood flow and it is the blood that carries the essential oxygen to the skin. A lack of oxygen and nutrients will affect the skin, making it dry and lacking in elasticity.

But the blood also carries unnecessary toxins away from the skin so one of the healthy skin tips is to encourage blood flow to achieve this. The bad substances will be removed by the blood and taken to the liver, which will deal with them and remove and neutralize them.

The skin reflects stress too and exercise reduces the effects of stress we experience. The supply of oil to the skin (which helps the skin look fresh) is affected by stress and leads to a strained look to the complexion.

Of course, exercise can affect the condition of the skin, especially if you exercise outside where the sun can affect your complexion, so another of those tips to beautiful skin is to wear sunblock as often as possible. Of course sufferers of skin condition such as acne or rosacea may find exercise can temporarily affect their condition but overall the benefits will outweigh the challenges.

Read more about exercising and the skin at the WebMD.com website.
 
 

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Tips To Beautiful Skin: The Face Flannel

Face flannels (or washcloths in the US) used to be an essential part of every skin cleansing routine. Fifty years ago stars such as Marilyn Munroe and Elizabeth Taylor would recommend flannels as one of their healthy skin tips – and few could claim they did not look good as a result!

At the time six million face flannels were sold every year in Britain but sales have been dropping at a rate of six per cent every year. Far fewer people use one to clean their skin now and yet the department store, Debenhams, has started a campaign to make the use of a face flannel one of their tips to beautiful skin.

The key to flannel use is to use a clean one every day. Wash the cloth in warm water before use as a warm flannel feels like a spa treatment every time. Here is another of those healthy skin tips: do not use water that is too hot as that can burst capillaries in the skin and give you red blotches.

It has to be understood that the flannel is used as part of your cleansing routine. Remove your makeup first before patting your face gently with the warm flannel. Then apply your facial cleanser before using the flannel soaked in warm water to rinse away the cleanser. Finally close the pores by splashing your face with cold water.

We cannot guarantee you will end up looking like Marilyn Munroe at the end of this, but with tips for beautiful skin such as these, you should get a little closer!

Discover more about using a wash cloth or face flannel on the eHow website.

Read the Debenhams press release on the subject.

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