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Health and Nutrition Articles: Looking After Your Feet

 
 

A Selection of Feet on a Wooden Floor

 
I take particular care of my car tyres as I realise they are what holds my car to the road and get as much wear as any other part of my car: perhaps in the same way I should take more care of my feet.

Your feet take a good bashing whatever you do in life (except sleep!). For this reason we should really look after our feet as one of the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. As too many people have discovered, if we do not look after our feet, we can find moving around quite difficult.

In many ways we need to ensure our feet are as healthy as possible.

The first thing to remember is that our feet need as much nutrition as any other part of the body, so if we feed ourselves the right nutrients then all our immune systems, skin and bones will benefit and work to their best.

Bear in mind too that the condition of our feet can also affect the operation of the rest of the body. Walking awkwardly through problems with the feet can make us compensate in other ways, leading to problems in the back, knees and hips.

If we really are dedicated to the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle then it would be worth looking after our feet by wearing the right kinds of shoe. A new trend is wearing no shoes at all to let the feet breath but, as this is not always practical, we need to consider whether some ‘fashionable’ footwear is really worth wearing. High heels and restrictive footwear can lead to painful bunions, corns and cracked heels.

Sensible shoes are really the best option for regular use. Intriguingly, experts say the best time to go shoe shopping is in the evening when your feet are slightly swollen: shoes bought then will be less tight during the rest of the day.

There are a few tips to take care of your feet, particularly if you get regular exercise that might put even more stress on them. Runners, hikers or even those who are on their feet all day for work should take care to ensure their feet get the attention they deserve.

It is always worth keeping your feet clean and dry. Keep the area between your toes dry (dry them after a bath or shower); fungal growths such as athlete’s foot thrive in damp conditions. As with all skin, it is worth moisturising your feet every day.

Massage will ensure the mass of bones and muscles in the feet will operate at their best. This will also help to relieve sore feet so it is worth doing this before you go to bed. You might also consider giving the soles a scrub with a pumice stone to remove any dead skin.

The Proto-col Instant Pedicure product, found on LookRavishing.com, will give your tired feet the treatment they deserve, with its blend of essential oils, dead sea salts and refreshing fragrance.

Cut your toenails regularly to avoid any damage but avoid cutting the corners as this can lead to painful ingrowing nails. By all means finish off with a layer of nail polish.

If you are sat down watching television or in a bus or train, it is always worth exercising your feet by wiggling your toes and rotating your ankles. This too will refresh your feet and remove any stress resulting from repetitive actions during the day.

Should you suffer from diabetes or any other condition that affects the circulation, it is so important to consult your medical advisor on ways to watch and improve the condition of all your extremities.

Even though they are generally overlooked, the feet are so important to our day-to-day activities. If you are serious about ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, you should include time to look after them.
 
 

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 10: Get Enough Sleep

 
 

Young Woman Asleep In Bed At Sunrise

 
It looks like finding one of the ways to lead a healthy lifestyle is easier than you might expect. One of the most important beauty tips you can come across is simply to get more sleep.

Yup, your skin will thank you for getting enough shut-eye each night. We all know days after late nights when we look in the mirror and are faced with puffy and saggy eyes. The body uses sleep time to regenerate – and that includes the skin.

I was at a major hospital recently as the sun set and was amazed to see lots of maintenance workers coming out and repairing all those jobs that were reported to them during the day. Your skin is the same: as you sleep, the body’s priorities turn to growth and repairs. If you have drunk enough water, the skin will be moisturised from within. The damage caused during the day by pollution will be repaired.

Studies have compared photographs of people who have had enough sleep and those that hadn’t and every time the pictures of the good sleepers were seen as more attractive.

Of course, sleep won’t solve everything but a nice night of Z’s will give you a major start the next day. And you will feel good too.

What’s not to like? Sleep has to be one of the best healthy skin tips.

See more about the benefits of sleep on the YouBeauty.com website.
 
 

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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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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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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 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.

 

Discover more about the Proto-col range of all natural makeup and natural skincare at LookRavishing.com.

 

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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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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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More Reasons To Use Sunless Tan Lotions

 

Following the previous post on skin cancer, two items of news have helped the case for sunless tan lotions.

The first is, following recent worrying statistics and some accidents, the introduction of legislation by the English parliament which makes it an offence for any person under the age of 18 to use a sunbed in England and Wales. This is already the case in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Also required by law is the supervision of all people using sunbeds.

Read more on this story here.

 

At the same time, the good people at Proto-col health and beauty have produced some great offers on their sunless tan lotions and related products.

For example, if you buy two cans of the Golden Glow tanning mist, you will get a free tube of tan extender lotion. Or, if you are preparing your tan for the summer, for only £29.95 you can buy the Ultimate Tan bag containing a selection of tanning products, including a tan mitt to apply tanning lotion.

(Sadly this promotion is no longer available but there are some excellent offers available online)
 

Beautiful Suntanned Girl In White Outfit

 

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Worrying Skin Cancer Figures Prove The Case For Sunless Tan Lotions

A Group Of People Sunbathing

 

A press release from the British charity Cancer Research UK has shown the incidences of skin cancer continuing to rise.

Their figures show that two young people under 35 in Britain are diagnosed with melanoma every day. This equates to 5.9 people per 100 000 and 900 in total during 2008.

This is compared with 290 young people suffering the condition thirty years ago and 1.8 per 100 000.

Over all age groups the increase is 8.5%.

The cause of course is too much exposure to the sun. Sunbeds are not helpful either: Cancer Research UK have found that use of a sunbed by people under 35 can increase the chances of melanoma by 75%.

To read the full press release, click here.

So what can be done? There is still a demand for a tanned body so the answer must be to use one of the many sunless tan lotions available. These have had significant improvements in quality and effectiveness in recent years.

And cover up in the sun of course.

 

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