Posted in Beauty on November 18, 2013

There was a time when women were just busy with household chores and baby-sitting but now, they have to check their mails and do social networking; remain out of the house to fulfill their ambitions; manage home, work and self. What will you call such a woman? Busy bee-one who doesn’t have time even to look at her in the mirror. We simply cannot expect her to follow a beauty regime when she is always on the go. But, on the other hand, is it wise to ignore the demands of your skin? There can be simple beauty tips busy women can follow when they are on the run. Read on to know how it is done.

Is your closet brimming with skin care products? You have everything- anti-aging creams, night creams, day creams, wrinkle creams, toners, cleaners, fairness lotions and so on. The good news is that you don’t know which one is essential and has to be used daily. Rule number one- get rid of extras that you have not used for more than two months and those that are living beyond expiry date. You will not use either of them and your shelf will take a breather. Now, decide which of the remaining products go with your skin type. Don’t know your skin type yet? Determine yourself if your skin is dry, oily, combination/normal, or sensitive or go to a dermatologist for help. Once determined, keep only those skin care products that suit your skin.

Further, remember that you only have to follow a basic AM and PM skin care regime. Busy women can take out time in the morning and at night to follow simple and quick how-to for skin care. First thing in the morning, cleanse your face with a cleanser that suits your skin. You can also exfoliate gently, twice a week. Now, this part is important- apply a moisturizer according to skin type. Lastly, never leave home without layering your skin with an appropriate sun block lotion (minimum SPF 30, maximum SPF 50), half an hour before stepping out. This AM skin care regime will not take more than ten minutes. As for the PM regime, cleanse your face again, apply a correction or soothing night cream and voila, you are done for the day.

Just follow these simple and quick tips for skin care- they will suffice for your skin care regime. Remember, beauty comes from within; you have to eat right and drink more water to get that flawless skin.

Posted in Beauty on October 30, 2013

The method for skin care is always inside out i.e. to get a healthy looking skin one must always start with a healthy diet. Naturally healthy skin will reflect both your physical fitness as well as your mental well-being. Always make sure that you are eating right and are stress free. There are many other health reasons such as hormones, genetics or medication that can affect your skin quality. Lack of sleep, pollution and exposure to sun also has adverse effects on your skin. To have a healthy looking skin there are easy and achievable tips for anyone.

Take the first step towards a healthy looking skin and modify your eating habits. Hydrate yourself; besides water you can also consume green tea and lemonade. Dark green leafy vegetables are highly recommended for glowing skin. Lightly stir fry vegetables in olive oil. If you wish you can add leftover chicken and few drops of lemon juice for extra taste. Wild salmon and nuts have omega 3 acids essential for healthy skin.

Citrus fruits are considered to be the best for promoting a youthful glow. You can eat oranges and Kiwi instead of drinking their juice. Vitamin C boosts collagen and prevents skin from premature aging.  Juices are high in sugar. Choose to snack on fruits and carrots; in fact grapefruit, guavas, bell pepper and strawberries are all high in vitamin C.

Avoid unnecessary exposure in the sun and dust. For beach outings always use good quality sun block. Massage face, neck and arms with coconut oil. You can mix coconut oil with drops of water and can apply on face and arms as a moisturizer. Coconut oil is known to have anti wrinkle properties and is a natural sun block. Regular massage with coconut oil will reduces fine lines on your face.

Clean face properly every day. Carefully remove all make up and gently scrub your face. There are good herbal products in the market. Use chemical free herbal products. Keep your face makeup free as much as possible.

Quit smoking for a healthy looking skin. Smoking absorbs water from body leaving skin dull and dry. Cut down on drinking. Only two servings of 8oz. wine are acceptable for women who want to look good forever!

Consider relaxation exercises, like yoga or simple stretches. Spend some time doing things you enjoy, like any hobby etc. as they are stress busters. If you are stressed out, the skin will age faster and look dull. Most importantly sleep well. Skin repairs its damage while you are sleeping. You must follow an eight hour sleeping schedule for a healthy and glowing skin.

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