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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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Healthy Skin Tips: Be Ravishing In 2012

The New Year is almost upon us.  So, what better time to think about getting a healthy skin?  It’s the time to take stock after all those parties of the pre-Christmas and Christmas season.  Did you arrive home late and not bother to cleanse properly?  Did you fail to live up to your aim of eating sensibly during this traditional time of over-indulgence?  If the answer is ‘yes’ to those questions, all is not lost. There is plenty of information on this website giving you tips to beautiful skin.

You can also join the hundreds of people who will be starting a sensible health and fitness regime on 1 January.  To give you a head start, now is the ideal opportunity to consider whether it would benefit you to take a nutritional health supplement to make sure you are prepared to face all that 2012 has in store for you.

You might also be thinking that your skin looks a bit ‘pasty’.  The best solution for that is to consider one of the modern sunless tan lotions that are now available.  This website provides tips to get that tan right.  If you are also being tempted by the adverts for holidays that are now appearing on our television screens, this would give you a head-start when you take your well-earned break.

Best wishes for 2012.

H.G.
 
 

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My Personal Healthy Skin Tips

 

 
My mother always laughed when I talked to her about the latest beauty product I had found and asked her for tips to beautiful skin. She had always washed with soap and water and had never used any face creams. Right into her eighties, she still had good skin – though obviously she hadn’t worried about trying to stop the wrinkles!
I am not so lucky and my skin gets dry easily. It is also quite sensitive – I learnt the hard way not to use strong soap if I didn’t want a puffy face! I don’t have a complicated skin routine. However, I am in my 50s and have managed to delay too many of the dreaded wrinkles so I assume I am doing something right. My healthy skin tips are simple and nothing we haven’t all heard before. These tips are:

  • Eat well – follow advice about healthy eating and drinking;
  • Protect your skin from the sun all the time, not just when you are sunbathing;
  • If you want a tan, read about tips for fake tanning and use of sunless tan lotions on this website;
  • Cleanse thoroughly with a gentle cleanser – even if you are really tired before you go to bed;
  • Find a moisturiser that suits you and use it;
  • Use a dedicated moisturiser around the eye area and be careful when applying – ‘be gentle’ is the order of the day.

There are no magic solutions and we are all different. However, we do all owe it to ourselves to look after our skin so, if you haven’t done so already, develop a routine that suits you and stick to it.
H.G.
 
 

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Selecting A Healthy Makeup For Skin

Many people now understand that using an all natural makeup rather than the more common chemical cosmetics benefits the skin.

The best makeup for your skin uses natural ingredients, which work with the skin rather than simply cover blemishes like so many other cosmetics. As a healthy skin makes you look good anyway, this means you are more likely to look at your best.

Equally a good brand of mineral makeup will be available in subtle shades: this makes it easier to achieve that holy grail of skincare – the natural look. A good beauty regime emphasizes the shape of your face, the attractive features we all have and helps give your skin the glow it needs. The key is to do all this without looking like you are wearing makeup at all.

The right cosmetics will be from an all natural makeup range containing fine mineral powders from natural sources. Unfortunately many brands contain talc, fragrances, alcohol and artificial dyes that often react with the skin and, as a result, a significant number of women feel they cannot wear makeup at all.

If you do have a problem wearing makeup it would be worth your while trying a good all natural makeup – you may well be surprised at the results.

Why not begin your search by looking at the great range of natural makeup to be found at LookRavishing.com?

 

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How The View Of Sunless Tan Lotions Has Changed

How times have changed……..thank goodness!

I can remember classmates using sunless tan lotions when I was at secondary school. They weren’t very skilled at applying the lotion and the end result was usually an uneven orange hue, in the main on their legs.

It was embarrassing for the person who had to turn up for school realising how they looked. And the rest of us were ready to offer them tips for fake tanning. It wasn’t trendy to use sunless tan lotions and they were mostly used by people who weren’t going to be lucky enough to get away for a sun-filled holiday.

Those were the days before we worried about the effects of the sun on our skin. Now, we know about the potential dangers of basking in the sun in order to get a ‘real’ tan. So, those gaining their tan from a bottle can feel quite virtuous. They can also be very grateful that science has moved on and the products themselves are so much more sophisticated. Now, a wide range of people are happy to use them. We don’t know how many people in the public eye have used sunless tan lotions so they can look tanned all year round.

For some reason, there seems to be a general view that tanned skin looks good. It’s great that we now have easy access to products that will enable us to achieve the look we want without damaging our health.

By H.G.
 
 

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Sunless Tan Lotions: Using Fake Tan Products

 

 
The best sunless tan lotions when used properly completely remove the need to expose yourself to harmful the ultra-violet rays of the sun. It could be said that such lotions are thus a timesaver, money saver and health saver.

You no longer have to spend large amounts of money travelling around the world to find the sun, nor do you then have to spend hours lying in the sun. Of course many of us enjoy doing so but sunless tan lotions remove the need if we just want the tan without the long periods of sunbathing.

Tanning lotions work by triggering the production of melanin, the natural substance that enables the darkening of the skins pigment. This is achieved without the risks of melanoma or skin cancer.

Some of the better sunless tan lotions and all natural cosmetics further help your skin health by containing a sunblock to prevent sunburn.

A sign of a good quality tanning lotion is also the inclusion of a moisturiser. Environmental factors can dry out the skin, even without the influence of the sun but add in the ultra violet rays from the sun, and the problem is exacerbated. Sun worshippers frequently suffer from flaky and cracked skin leading to premature ageing.

Taking the risks of staying too long in the sun together with the benefits of using quality tanning lotions, it is difficult to see why anyone would use anything other than a good fake tan product to get a brown skin.

 

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Healthy Skin Tips: Protect Your Skin In Flight

There are plenty of healthy skin tips to protect your complexion during day-to-day living but did you ever consider that flying might have an effect?

If you take a flight regularly, or even if you are going on a long-haul flight for your holiday, it might be worth considering some healthy skin tips to ensure you look as amazing when you arrive as when you left.

Taking an aircraft between destinations can be stressful mentally but your skin also suffers with the changes in atmosphere.

High altitude, high temperature and air conditioning dry the skin and you get all there when flying. It is wise therefore to ensure you drink adequate amounts of water before and during the flight – even if you are afraid of using the toilet during the flight!

Remember to avoid alcohol and caffeine drinks during the flight, even if they are offered to you. Most healthy skin tips will tell you to avoid these, as they tend to cause dehydration. Dryness also exacerbates jet lag too.

Use a moisturiser before you fly and consider packing one in your hand luggage for use on the flight. Be prepared to remove it during security searches, however!

Eyes particularly suffer from long haul flights so ensure you moisturise around them and even consider using eye drops in case the dryness becomes a particular problem. For this reason, contact lenses are probably not a good idea.

You may also want to ensure you use an all natural makeup that includes a sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays are stronger the higher the attitude so protection is a good idea – particularly if you have a window seat.

Find an excellent range of natural skincare products at LookRavishing.com.

Read more about looking after your skin at altitude on the Hindu.com website.

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Nutritional Health Supplements: The Cold Season

This time of year can be very beautiful with the golds and reds of the trees but it is also the season when we need to be taking our nutritional health supplements to stave off the inevitable colds that seem to be around now.

But when we take these nutritional health supplements, what vitamins and minerals are best this time of year?

As always, nutritional health supplements should be taken as part of a healthier lifestyle to be most effective so it is better to ensure your life generally involves healthy options.

Your diet should always be balanced and healthy no matter what the time of year. Eat enough, but not too much, of the right foods, including those rich in vitamin C, which is the vitamin most used to combat the common cold. This can be found in such foods as citrus fruit, red and blue berries and green vegetables but a good diet should always have a good spread of fruit and vegetables in any case.

Ensure you get plenty of rest and sleep and avoid stimulants such as coffee, caffeine rich or sugary drinks and alcohol as these will simply increase your stress level. Moderate exercise taken on a daily basis will make you feel good and boost your immune system.

Drink lots of water to hydrate your body and ensure the best operation of your bodily functions. Experts vary as to how much water is best but something around eight glasses of water each day seems to be about right.

It is a sad fact of life that much of the food we eat does not contain the goodness it might have done in previous years: for this reason it is a good idea to include a daily multivitamin natural diet supplement. You can then be confident you are doing all you need to stay healthy.

A substance now available as a natural diet supplement and gaining popularity as a means of boosting the immune system is colostrum. This is obtained from the mammary glands of animals, often cows, and is rich in antibodies the body uses to combat various toxins, bacteria and viruses.

In the run up to Christmas a stinking cold can be a real annoyance but in reality we can reduce the chances of contracting one.

The website LookRavishing.com has details of quality nutritional health supplements to help you avoid the bugs and illnesses common this time of year.

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Healthy Skin Tips: Remember To Moisturise In Winter

Everyone knows that the air in summer is drier and that moisturising is important but I wonder how many accept that one of the important tips to beautiful skin is to moisturise during the winter months too?

Cold air is also very drying. Have you ever suffered windburn? You will know the damage that cold, dry winds can cause to your skin. It is very easy to allow the skin to dry out and even let it flake and crack.

Don’t forget the hands and feet of course; cracked skin on the hands and feet can be painful and may well bleed, and this is unsightly too.

Another reason for heeding this particular one of the tips to beautiful skin is we are now coming up to the busiest times for parties and we all want to look good at parties, don’t we? Make sure your skin looks fresh and glowing just when you want it to do so.

Even milder winter weather can dry out the skin so it worth spending the time applying a good moisturiser in the morning and last thing at night.

This is one of those tips that will help you feel good and confident during a time of year when we might feel a little down but need to shine.

Proto-col have a range of skincare and all natural makeup products to help you make the most of your winter and party look at LookRavishing.com.

Look out for their new promotions too!

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