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Healthy Skin Tips: Taking Care Of Your Skin Over 40



If there is one thing we cannot avoid it is growing old and yet we can still look good no matter what age we are. Perhaps the best of the healthy skin tips as you age is to find ways to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Making the most of your health not only improves the look of your skin but also gives you a vitality that shines through and helps you look and act younger.

This means being careful with your diet, adding nutrition supplements as appropriate, and getting moderate exercise. Getting enough sleep, having fun and laughing a lot will help too. Of course there are healthy skin tips that can be used to ensure the skin is maintained to its best advantage too.

One of the best ideas is to use a mineral powder makeup that works with your skin to let it breath and perhaps even provides healthy nutrients the skin needs. After all, the skin is a vital organ in the body and, like all the vital organs, needs care to operate at its best, and, in any case, our skin is the first thing people see!

Another advantage of using mineral makeup powder is that you can experiment with your look as you get older. Bright colours might look great when you are younger but the natural look is probably more flattering later on.

Our skin gets drier as we age so a good moisturiser is essential. There are plenty on the market so be certain you have one that works with your skin and reduces those wrinkles. Ideally you should use both daytime and a nighttime moisturiser.

As you will have seen elsewhere on this site, we lose more collagen the older we get. One way to combat this is to try a course of collagen capsules. The benefits of collagen include reducing the number of wrinkles and giving the skin back some of the elasticity it will have lost.

A way to preserve what collagen you have is to protect your skin when out by using a sunscreen and covering up wherever possible. Too many UV rays will result in premature ageing.

Before committing to a new skincare product, it is worth trying one pot to ensure it really does work with your skin. Equally, if you want to start a new course of supplements it might be worth consulting your doctor.
 
 

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Sunless Tan Lotions: Tanning Without The Sun


All the reports about the instances of skin cancer and the free availability of other healthy skin tips have made many fashion-conscious people concerned about too much exposure to the sun. Quite right too.

But does this mean we all have to stay out of the sun and keep a pale complexion? Not necessarily. The availability of sunless tan lotions means that a healthy glow can still be achieved although, despite all the tips for fake tanning available, the reputation of sunless tan lotions streaking and leaving patches mans that many are unsure about their use too.

All is well, however, as science is coming to the rescue of those disillusioned by sunless tan lotions and sunbathing. Products are getting closer that promote the warm glow so many want, but do it from the inside.

Research undertaken at the Massachusetts General Hospital have identified the enzyme that regulates the production of the melanin in the skin and so the control of the skin’s colour. By looking at this enzyme (PDE-4D3) scientists have studied it’s relationship with the cAMP molecule that triggers melanin production in the presence of ultra-violet rays. As yet this is only research and has not yet resulted in a tan enhancing product. It seems only a matter of time before this changes.

See more about this research at the Beverley Hills Skin website.

 

 

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Mineral Powder Makeup: India Proves A Buoyant Market


Many women understand that one of the best healthy skin tips is to change from mass-market artificial cosmetics to mineral powder makeup using natural ingredients that help nourish the skin. Healthy skin looks that much more vital.

A second advantage of mineral powder makeup is that the various colours available can be mixed to achieve the right shade matching the wearer’s skin.

For these reason we should not be surprised that the market for such healthy makeup is expanding around the world; a new report from research agency RNCOS indicates that sales of mineral cosmetics are growing rapidly in India.

Price seems to have been an issue in previous years and leading manufacturers are responding by pricing their products more competitively. This means that sales are set to increase even more markedly in years to come.

Such a trend can only be reflected in other supposed ‘developing’ markets and manufacturers would be wise to adopt marketing policies to take advantage of the trend.

See more about the report on the RNCOS website.
 
 

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Health And Nutrition Articles: Male Skincare Big In Asia

 
 

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Just as women all around the world are looking a ways to lead a healthy lifestyle – including using better, more healthy mineral powder makeup – men are now starting to catch up.

Of course we men have been interested in being more healthy in terms of nutrition, particularly if we want to excel at sports, but now there is a trend towards men taking care of their skin.

The consumer research group Euromonitor International has published a report on men’s grooming and it seems Asian men are leading the world in purchasing skincare products.

Ladies have always looked after their skin but now men are slowly starting to follow them. The trend is slower in Europe where the financial constraints are restricting sales (skincare is still seen as a luxury) but in other areas the market is buoyant.

Asian men are much keener on skincare than Brazil, for example, where the emphasis in on deodorants. South America is another area where men’s grooming products are on the increase.

Read more about the report on the Euromonitor International website.
 

 

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Sunless Tan Lotion: Hillary Says Protect Your Skin


Here at BeRavishing.com we are advocates of sunless tan lotions but also are keen to point out the serious drawbacks to sunbathing without protection or indeed using sunbeds.

Sadly even the promotion of sunless tan lotions has not really got through to many people as most celebrities and the media still emphasise sunbathing as a way to get a tan. Okay, you can get a tan this way but please use some sort of protection.

What are the risks? Well, the definitive body regarding cancer in Britain is Cancer Research UK and they reveal that in 2010 12,818 British people were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer. In the same year there were 2,746 deaths from the condition. On a more positive note, around 100,000 people were discovered to have a non-malignant skin cancer but there are too many dying.

In the USA, the picture is even more dramatic. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the country and affects more than 2 million people each year (Skincancer.org) with one person dying of the condition every hour.

Now the celebrity world has found a champion for taking care of our skin and protecting it from the sun. Hillary Fogelson is married to Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and has survived three skin cancer scares. She has just written a book on her experiences and runs the Pale Speaks Foundation and Melanoma Research Foundation.

Fogelson also talks about her campaign to raise awareness of the issue on her Pale Girl Speaks website. She says, “I want people to understand the danger of UV exposure – indoors and out.”

Okay, so Hillary Fogelson does not necessarily advocate sunless tan lotions as we do, but there is no doubt that ensuring the best protection when your skin is exposed to ultra-violet rays has to be a priority.
 
 

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