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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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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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Healthy Makeup For Skin: Mineral Makeup And Rosacea

A surprisingly large number of people are particularly keen to find a healthy makeup for skin as they suffer from a potentially embarrassing condition called rosacea.

The causes of rosacea are not yet known and as a result no cure is available. The condition is not dangerous or even physically debilitating but does cause awkwardness in social situations. The American national Rosacea Association reports that 88 percent of patients with severe symptoms tell the condition affects their professional activities. More than half even say they have missed work as a result. Three quarters of patients admit rosacea led to a reduced self-confidence.

Rosacea has a variety of symptoms such as redness on the face, watery or irritated eyes, pimples and bumps on the face and even visible blood vessels on the face.

There are various treatments available from medical professionals such as dermatologists and these may include avoiding foods or conditions that may make the condition worse. Circumstances that exacerbate the condition include hot baths, overly warm environments, sunshine and cold winds. Alcohol and hot drinks dilate the blood vessels and so make rosacea worse but certain foods (such as vinegar, spinach, spicy foods, citrus fruit and chocolate) and medicines also trigger increased symptoms. Interestingly exercise, stress and the menopause have an effect too.

Skin care and cosmetics have to chosen with care of course. Anything containing alcohol is to be avoided at all costs. A healthy makeup for skin, mineral cosmetics, is also useful for rosacea sufferers. Makeup of course is a friend to those who have the condition as it can camouflage the redness but it is best to try mineral all natural makeup as more traditional and cheaper types may irritate the skin still further.

Obviously the skin is already red so any healthy makeup for skin you use should be chosen to reduce this and it is a good idea to use a neutral lip colour, as an extreme red will only emphasis the rosacea. Equally rosacea can result in over sensitive eyes and again an all natural makeup would be more sympathetic around the eyes. Easy application with a brush is also an advantage.

As with all makeup, it is better to minimize the amount of cosmetics used. The best look is always the natural look but careful use of healthy makeup for skin can help to reduce the effects of rosacea and yet give the wearer a healthy natural-looking glow.

To find out more about rosacea, go to the useful Rosacea.org website and to find out more about the all natural makeup available from Proto-col, you will find the LookRavishing.com site useful.

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Sunless Tan Lotions: California Bans Sun Beds For Under 18s

The use of sunless tan lotions to get a fashionable tanned look has received a boost recently. Last month the state of California in the USA banned anyone under the age of 18 from using sun beds.

The state of Texas had already stopped those aged less than 16 from using the method to get brown but California went a stage further. Other states such as New York, Ohio, Illinois and Rhode Island are examining the idea.

Inevitably tanning salon owners are saying the new legislation will drive them out of business but one guesses they simply need to minors offer good quality sunless tan lotions instead. It is thought between 5 and 10 percent of salons’ clients are under 18 years of age.

Californians are particularly keen on having a good suntan of course with tanning salons outnumbering Starbucks and MacDonald’s outlets in Los Angeles County. Skin cancer is a particular problem among the affluent in the state.

Similar legislation in the state of Illinois was rejected but Representative Robyn Gabel hopes to reintroduce the Bill before too long. Sadly there is opposition to a ban in other areas both as a result of a potential loss on income by a multi-dollar industry and the continuing fashion to get a deep suntan among teenagers.

Let’s hope we can persuade more young people to use sunless tan lotions to get the look they want.

Read more about the debate on the Medill Reports website and in a previous article here on BeRavishing.com.

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Tips To Beautiful Skin: Wrinkles – How To Prevent Wrinkles

 

 

Introduction

One of the things we dread as we age is not just hair loss but wrinkles. Nothing makes us look older faster than developing wrinkles. To help avoid wrinkles here are a list of causes of how people develop wrinkles.

Smoking

You may not see it, but if you smoke you are not only damaging your health but you are damaging your skin that can lead to premature wrinkling. Smoking not only gives your face wrinkles, but the skin all over your body will develop premature wrinkles also.

The amount of damage you do to your skin will depend on how many cigarettes you smoke per day and how long you smoke. You may be able to damage your skin with only just ten years of smoking.

How does smoking damage your skin? The nicotine and other chemicals you intake during smoking causes the blood vessels in your skin to narrow and restrict blood flow. When this happens less nutrients are allowed to get to your skin. This also damages the fibers in your skin that strengthen it and gives it elasticity.

With the lack of nutrients and the damage to the fibers that give you skin strength, your skin will begin to sag and wrinkles will form.

Sun Light

We all want that glowing tan that gives us that healthy look, but exposure to sunlight or UV (ultraviolet radiation) can damage your skin, not only making you susceptible to skin cancer but premature wrinkles also. The UV radiation penetrates your skin damaging the fibers in your skin causing your skin to sag resulting in premature wrinkles.

It is recommended by most dermatologists today, that you use a sunscreen every day of the year. This is especially important for people with light or fair skin, who tend to develop more sun damage. Most moisturizers today provide a sunscreen in their products that you can apply in the morning before you go out.

Aging

Through the normal process of aging we develop wrinkles. The skins strength and elasticity is lost which causes your skin to sag and wrinkles to develop. This is most prevalent in the areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun.

This makes it more important to stay out of the sun and use a sunscreen daily.

Conclusion

To keep looking younger longer stay away from things that can cause you to develop premature wrinkles. Stop smoking, stay away from UV light as much as possible and use a moisturizer with a sunscreen everyday.

Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years. Â Â He has studied many aspects of caring for the bodies skin and keeping it youthful and free of irritants. Â He has helped many people keep their youthful appearance and operates the web site Skin Care which discusses many aspects of caring for the skin.

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Healthy Skin Tips: Don’t Lose Sleep

There are some excellent skin products available to help your skin look its best (such as all natural makeup, for example) but one of the most significant tips to beautiful skinhas to be get enough sleep.

On the whole, an adult needs at least 8 hours sleep a night – in reality the sleep we actually get averages around 6-7 hours. Too many people get by on less. I used to work shifts and I know what a dramatic impact that can have on all the body’s functions.

Health and beauty is very much a holistic process and reduction in health shows in different ways around the body. The skin is often a good indicator.

It might be a good idea to understand what happens when we sleep. As our rest progresses, the body produces more insulin and cortisol, and this results in increased production of collagen, which is so important to a healthy skin. One of the collagen benefits is the retention of water. The correct levels of moisture in the skin leave it looking plump and fresh; not enough sleep leaves the skin looking tired and drawn with fine lines and dark circles under the eyes.

Much of the body’s repairs go on as we sleep and a lack of sleep affects the immune system. This leads to skin problems such as rashes and even eczema. During our deepest sleep growth hormones do their most important work and cell and tissue repair takes place.

Feeling not as active as you might be? Is your skin looking sallow or unhealthy? The first of the tips to beautiful skin you should put into practice is to get enough sleep.

Find out more about the importance of sleep in this article from the Los Angeles Times.

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Sunless Tan Lotions: Take Time On Your Sunless Tan

 

 

Any beauty regime is worth taking time over to get it just right and sunless tan lotions are just the same.

We feel a lot better about ourselves when we look good and many people think having a glowing, healthy tan helps. The retailer Superdrug found from research recently that 71% of British women feel a good tan makes them more confident. This means that, with the concern about the damage ultra-violet rays do to the skin, finding and applying the right sunless tan lotions is more important than ever.

One of the tips for fake tanning is to consider what level of tan you want. A deep, heavy tan does not suit many people and indeed looks silly on many. The key is to have a glow that is two shades darker than your normal skin colour. This will make you look healthy without looking fake. Let’s face it; a light glow looks much healthier than a leather-coloured skin.

Another of the tips for fake tanning is to take time and prepare in advance. Remove any body hair the day before or the sunless tan lotion will enter open pores left from shaving or waxing. Equally, exfoliate before applying sunless tan lotions to remove any dead cells that might prevent the lotion’s absorption.

Find more tips on using sunless tan lotions on the Northampton Chronicle website.

 

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Healthy Skin Tips: Good Habits

 

 

There are a great many products on the market designed to keep your skin in the best possible condition, but we do we need these? Are there some healthy skin tips to help us look at our best?

The key is to get into good habits; a healthy skin requires attention every day but this does not need to be laborious. Healthy skin tips are closely related to the habits we need to keep all the processes in the whole body in top condition.

Top of the list of healthy skin tips is a good diet and nutrition. Eating the right food is important to a healthy body and a healthy skin. A good balanced diet is always to be recommended and should include lots of fruit, vegetables and protein. Protein can be found from various foods such as nuts, beans, poultry and fish. Meat is acceptable in the right quantities but the leaner the better.

Obviously vitamins are a good idea, as is fibre, and these can be found in the right diet although a good natural diet supplement is a good idea as well to ensure nutrition is up to scratch.

Excesses are certainly to be avoided. Too much sugar and alcohol can dry the skin, for example. Of course drinking lots of water each day will have the opposite effect and nicely hydrate the skin.

Some people may be surprised that moderate exercise is good for the skin. Brisk walks, gardening or cycling for example promotes the circulation of the blood and this will bring goodness and vitality to your skin.

Healthy skin tips do include the use of some quality products. The basic one to use is soap. A good wash with soap and water every day is important and drying the body carefully, including all the folds and creases, is helpful. Interestingly ordinary soap is generally best to use as antibacterial soaps tend to reduce the acidity of the skin and it is this acidity that combats infection.

If you have dry skin then a good natural moisturiser is good to use on a daily basis too.

Perhaps inevitably any list of healthy skin tips will include warnings to avoid both prolonged sunbathing and smoking. Ultra violet rays in the sunlight can damage the skin and cause cancer and premature ageing. Smoking retracts the blood vessels to the skin and also causes the skin to age faster.

This is a simple list of healthy skin tips but in fact developing and keeping healthy skin is fairly simple. It is just a matter of forming useful habits and looking after yourself.

 

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