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Health And Beauty Tip Number 5: Exfoliate Before Self-Tanning

 

 
With the new awareness of skin cancer, sunless tan lotions are becoming more and more popular. In 2004 Americans spent $48 million on sunless tan lotions and that figure will be increasing with health awareness. Expect similar figures in other countries.

There are a range of fake tan products on the market but there are still ways to ensure your tan looks as natural as ever. One of these tips for fake tanning is to exfoliate before you apply the lotion or spray.

Exfoliating removes the dead skin so ensuring the sunless tan lotion is absorbed into healthy skin and not old skin that will then fall off. Applying the lotion to dead skin can also result in a scaly look to then finish. The lotion is best absorbed into fresh skin in any case.

As with many beauty methods, preparation is key.

 

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Tips To Beautiful Skin: Avoid These Ingredients

Recently I published some information on how best to combat acne through nutrition. Of course the best tips for beautiful skin tell us that nutrition is important for healthy skin at any age.

Some of the ingredients in food that affect the health of our skin are fairly obvious and others are quite surprising.

Interestingly the hormones in milk can promote skin conditions such as acne. The level of hormones is increasing in milk too so this is becoming a problem.

Sodium nitrate is used as a preservative in processed meats and has been linked to several cancer types. Processed meats also contain other ingredients to damage skin such as various salts and fats.

As so often, it is always advisable to eat as naturally as you can. The best way is to grow your own food or buy locally from producers as you can check the ingredients with them directly.

It is also insufficient to expect mass produced foods to provide the nutrients you need for a healthy skin and body generally so you might consider adding vitamins and minerals with a good natural diet supplement.

Read an article on what foods to avoid on the PerfectShape.com website.

Also remember you can find the natural diet supplements you need at LookRavishing.com.

 

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Healthy Skin Tips: Prevent And Defeat Acne

 

Young Woman Looking Thoughtful

One of the curses of teenagers is of course acne. Despite the claims of anti-acne products there is not really one way to defeat the problem. However there are some healthy skin tips which can help reduce acne and in some cases solve the problem entirely.

 

Acne is always a risk when the body is developing and growing and is often made worse in girls as they start using cosmetics for the first time. Not surprisingly they begin by using cheap chemical makeup but unfortunately this tends not to work with the skin. All too often such makeup will simply cover the skin and block the pores. The subsequent build up of oils will encourage more spots.

 

The first of the healthy skin tips for teenagers therefore – and everyone else for that matter – is to use all natural makeup. Otherwise known as mineral cosmetics these products contain natural ingredients that work with the skin and provide nutrients.

 

Ironically many woman discover all natural makeup later in life once they know a bit more about makeup and skin care but it is effective from the outset and can give the foundations of healthier skin in later years.

 

Teenagers have a habit too of wearing their makeup for long periods of time: perhaps even sleeping in it. This is another reason for wearing all natural makeup as you can go to sleep in it with no ill effects as it allows the skin to breathe.

 

Other healthy skin tips help too.

 

Be wary of acne treatment products. Some are acidic and can actually harm the skin. Again, natural ingredients are best but it is not always necessary to use anything at all.

 

As always, the nutrition and your diet are essential to looking and feeling good. The old phrase ‘you are what you eat’ is very true here.

 

A healthy diet will help reduce all skin problems including acne. Too many fatty foods will only help produce a greasy skin.

 

Food and lifestyle is essential to a good skin no matter what the age. Remember your food provides the vitamins and minerals your body – and skin – needs. I suspect this is a waste of time to say this but another of the healthy skin tips is to get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. Sadly this is something most teenagers will ignore!

 

Another good skincare tip for acne sufferers is to be clean. Ensure you wash your face regularly with moderately hot water. Cold water will simply transfer the infection to other areas and very hot water will damage the skin anyway. Try not to touch affected areas and, if you do, wash your hands before touching anywhere else.

 

Acne is a difficult and embarrassing problem for many teenagers but with a few healthy skin tips things can be much improved.

 

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Healthy Skin Tips: Problems With Alcohol And Caffeine

Most of us have heard one of the best-known healthy skin tips, which is to drink lots of water to hydrate the skin, but how many are damaging that well-intentioned idea by consuming the wrong foods and drinks as well?

Yes, caffeine and alcohol help create dry skin. Really. They are both diuretics and so make us urinate more. This removes water from the body, reversing our good work in drinking more water.

So here is another of those healthy skin tips: minimize your intake of both substances.

There is more on this subject plus some more healthy skin tips on the LoveToKnow Skincare site.

 

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Tips To Beautiful Skin: Free Radicals And Antioxidants

 

Girl doing exercises on Morro Strand State Beach, California

 

Have you ever read any health information, such as tips to beautiful skin, and seen references to ‘free radicals’ and ‘antioxidants’ and not been sure what these are?

Here are a couple of very short explanations.

Free Radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that have at least one unpaired electron and in the body these are often oxygen atoms. This means the incomplete atoms bounce around the body with high energy and damage any cells with which they come into contact. Often these damaged cells also produce their own free radicals following the collision.

The best known antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E. These protect cells from the damage wrought by free radicals by donating one of their own electrons and stabilising them.

Antioxidants are very stable so are not diminished or damaged by contact with free radicals.

So one of the tips to beautiful skin is protect your skin from free radicals by applying products containing antioxidants.

To find out more, why not go to the HealthCheckSystems.com website?

And to find beauty products providing the antioxidants your skin, and body, needs visit LookRavishing.com.

 

 

 

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How Collagen Benefits The Human Body


Collagen is one of those substances that are fashionable in discussions on health these days but what is it exactly and what are some collagen benefits?

Collagen is a durable substance with the consistency of glue that makes up around 30% of the body’s proteins. It is a fibrous material and contains large amounts of two amino acids: hydroxyproline and proline. The areas most reliant on this substance include bones, skin and the connective tissues in tendons and cartilage.

Smoking, ageing, the menopause, pollution, trauma and ultra violet light (from the sun) will damage the levels of collagen available.

Collagen And The Skin

Collagen benefits the skin by ensuring its elasticity and strength. Collagen molecules resemble microscopic ropes and they act as such by giving strength to the appropriate areas of our bodies. Collagen hydrolysate also helps hydrate the skin.

Interestingly collagen makes up some 90% of the skins proteins. Sadly women see to lose collagen faster as they age as a result of the reduction in oestrogen in the menopause. This results in dry skin, a thinning of the dermis layer, some bruising, reduced elasticity and even a reduction in hearing. The effects are easily seen with the development of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. As exposure to the sun has the same effects the link with reduced collagen are clear.

A deterioration in the quality of nails and hair is also symptomatic of a loss of collagen.

Collagen And Connective Tissue

People active in sports will also find collagen benefits in the maintenance of the connective tissues in the joints. Cartilage covers the ends of bones of course as a strong lubricated pad to cushion the movement of bones against each other during muscle movement. Cartilage is made up of a combination of collagen and water.

A healthy level of collagen benefits the weight bearing abilities of ligaments and cartilage. Young athletes in particular need to keep levels of collagen maintained as the growing process connected to extra activity puts more strain on the joints.

According to a recent study in Germany athletes suffering damage to their connective tissues have found a collagen capsule course speeds up recovery markedly.

Collagen And The Skeleton

As we get older joints suffer wear and tear and a reduction of articular cartilage (bone cartilage) can result in osteoarthritis.

Affecting around nine million people in the United Kingdom alone, osteoarthritis is the most common disorder of the joints suffered by older people and those in middle age. Osteoarthritis is the deterioration of the cartilage at the end of the bones and creates swelling and a great deal of pain.

Another disease related to ageing is osteoporosis or brittle bones disease. This results in disability and too often death following bones breaking and is caused by a low level of calcium in the skeleton but also a reduction in levels of collagen.

This disease in found in both men and women but the menopause can create especial problems in women.

The Answer

Certain foods such as flax seed, prunes, vitamin rich fruit (such as oranges) and dark, leafy vegetables will improve the body’s own collagen production but a collagen capsule course would also have collagen benefits.

There are so many collagen benefits to the body it would seem wise to do everything possible to maximize the levels of this important substance.

To find out more about collagen and collage capsule supplements, please go to LookRavishing.com.

 

 

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Healthy Skin Tips You May Find Useful

Stunning Blonde Model With Gorgeous Eyes And Perfect Skin

 

Did you know that having your hair over your face could transfer oils to your skin?

 

This is one of the fascinating healthy skin tips to be found on an article recently published to the BecomeGorgeous.com website.

 

These six tips for the ideal skin are really useful to someone trying to get that perfect complexion.

 

I am sure there are other healthy skin tips too. I would add another one: use all natural makeup or mineral makeup, as this will help you skin breath and give you the nutrients your skin needs.

 

Read this interesting article on the BecomeGorgeous.com site.

 

And to discover the exciting and effective range of Proto-col all natural makeup, come over to LookRavishing.com.

 

 

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Sunless Tan Lotions: The Best Application

 

 

More and more people are turning to sunless tan lotions to ensure they look good wearing summer clothing.

Of course it depends on your skin but there are many for whom sunless tan lotions are a Godsend, particularly if your skin goes red at the slightest show of the sun. In any case the concerns about skin cancer and skin damage is turning more and more people away from sunbathing.

Often suppliers have promotions running on their sunless tan lotions which use natural ingredients and helps you not only get a tan but a healthy skin too.

All in all this is great time to get yourself a great looking tan.

With sunless tan lotions you can look as if you came straight off holiday almost overnight – without the risks but it is useful to know how best to apply your tan.

The Yahoo Lifestyle pages recently published a useful guide on how to apply a fake tan for the best results.

Read the article here.

 

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Healthy Makeup For Skin: What Are The Advantages Of Mineral Cosmetics?

Many now agree that mineral cosmetics are the healthy makeup for skin as they are better for your skin than the synthetic versions. But what are the real advantages? Is there any hype we should avoid?

Bijani Mizell has published a useful guide on the DivineCaroline.com website.

One of the advantages of healthy makeup for skin is especially useful at this time of year. Mineral makeup is better during the summer months as it will not melt off your face as some traditional liquid cosmetics will.

Mineral makeup also contains elements that help the skin. These include zinc oxide, which acts both as a sunscreen and an anti-inflammatory, silica and iron oxide. The point is these ingredients make an all natural makeup with naturally occurring elements.

Read more of Bijani Mizell’s article on DivineCaroline.com.

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Healthy Skin Tips: How To Look After Your Skin In The Summer

Gorgeous Oriental Model Tina Liang Smelling Fennel

 

Every season brings it’s own challenges for correct skincare and different healthy skin tips.

TheProvince.com website has posted a fascinating article giving healthy skin tips for the summer. Not surprisingly this includes protection from the sun but also recommendations for exfoliation and general pointers regarding the disposal of old cosmetics.

It makes various useful points such as disposing of any eye makeup if you have been suffering any eye infection and protecting usually forgotten areas of skin from the sun.

Read the full list of healthy skin tips on theprovince.com website.

 

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