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Health And Beauty Tip Number 7: Consider Sunless Tan Lotions

 

Stunning Brunette Wearing Green Necklace

 
Here in the UK we are officially in the summer months and there are of course ways to have a healthy lifestyle this time of year – particularly where caring for your skin is concerned.

The biggest challenge has to be the effects of ultra-violet rays on the skin. It is unlikely that we can avoid the sun at all times so the use of sunscreen should be considered if outside. Sunblock might even be an idea for those with a light complexion. Note that sunscreens filter the suns rays and sunblock keeps them out.

It is wise not to stay too long in the sun however as the levels of skin cancer in the western world are on the increase. If a mole appears on your skin or an existing one grows in size it is well-worth having it checked by your doctor. The operation to remove moles is relatively simple and quick – far easier than having treatment for cancer.

If you are outside for any length of time, one of the more useful healthy skin tips is to moisturise regularly and, if you are starting to redden, have some after sun available. Your skin can even burn on a cloudy day – especially if it is windy as wind burn is quite a common problem. A warm atmosphere and a drying wind can affect the skin too.

If you want to have a ‘healthy’ tan, you will be better considering a sunless tan lotion rather than prolonged periods in the sun or on a sunbed.

 
 

 

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Tips For Fake Tanning: Sunless Tanning Supplements

There has recently been some adverse publicity regarding the use of spray sunless tan lotions(perhaps the sunbed manufacturers getting their revenge, who knows?), however the problems have arisen in the US where the regulations are less strict than here in Europe.

Nonetheless, although no real studies show a problem with the use of spray sunless tan lotions, it is probably wise for anyone with doubts to consult a doctor before beginning a course ofsunless tan lotions, particularly sprays and especially if you are pregnant.

If you want to be particularly safe, then it would be best to protect the eyes, lips and nostrils whilst spraying, although this tends to be more relevant to commercial spray tanning booths rather than home aerosol sprays. As ever, common sense should prevail.

If the idea of a tanning spray turns you off then one of the best tips for fake tanning may be to use one of the quality natural tanning supplements available. These use natural nutrients to boost the body’s tanning abilities.

There are supplements already available that enhance the colour of your skin using natural carotenoids and vitamin E without exposing yourself to the sun. However if you do go out into the sun, a good sun supplement will enhance the tanning effect. In any case this product should provide useful amino acids for the body.

Good natural sun supplements encourage the body’s tanning in the sun (remember a high level of sun cream is still necessary). If you do not spend time in the sun then they should simply work as an effective multi-vitamin. This is useful for people with fairer skin as it speeds up the tanning process – but remember it does not prevent damage to the skin caused by excess exposure.

 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 6: Nutrition For Young Skin

 
 

Pretty Young Suntanned Blond Girl Sitting In Front Of House

 
Many teenagers suffer from bad skin and struggle to make it look good again. One of the most important healthy skin tips for them is to keep their nutrition at its best.

Particularly useful for preventing acne and other skin ailments suffered in adolescence are zinc and vitamin A, but a good diet backed up by a course of quality nutritional supplements will ensure optimum skin health. Plus lots of sleep and water of course – but that is something many teenagers forget!

Protocol’s Vita Balance multivitamin tablets provide most of the needed nutrition and can be found at LookRavishing.com.
 
 

 

 

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Collagen Benefits: Wound Healing

There is continuing research on collagen benefits for the human body. It is well known that collagen is essential for healthy skin and for strength in the connective tissues but is there other areas where collagen is important too?

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in the body. In their turn, proteins make up 15% of the body and are essential to its smooth running. As we get older our production of collagen reduces and the effects of this are seen in what we consider to be the signs of ageing. Certainly one of the tips to beautiful skin we see offered is to take a collagen capsule course as the reduction in collagen levels is easily seen in the form of fine lines and wrinkles in older people.

Another of the collagen benefits can be seen in its uses in repairing injuries to connective tissues such as cartilage and ligaments, particularly in athletes.

However collagen is also significant in its importance in the healing of wounds.

It was first thought that collagen simply provided a structure for tissues to use in order to form a repair across damaged areas but recent research indicates that this useful protein may well have a positive influence on the cells that mend the damage to form scar tissue and is involved in the contraction of the wound opening.

Further research is starting to indicate the role of collagen in wound healing might be even more influential than we even consider now.

In recognition of the role of collagen in reparation of wounds, some manufacturers are now producing collagen dressings to help recovery. Indeed research at the University of Wisconsin has been researching the possibility of enhancing the use of collagen to help produce stronger wound repairs.

It is clear the collagen benefits are more wide-ranging than first thought and it is important now more than ever to ensure the levels in the body are kept at optimum levels.

Take a look at LookRavishing.com for one of the more useful collagen supplements on the market.

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