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.

Posted in Beauty on January 4, 2012

With more and more people living for longer periods, anti-aging is becoming big business. This article looks into what causes premature aging and gives advice on how to keep looking younger for longer.

 

The latest research shows that around seventy-five percent of skin aging is caused by an over exposure to the sun. This is a huge figure and one that has to be taken seriously for anyone who is looking at ways in delaying the aging process.

 

In my opinion this is actually common sense as when anything becomes burnt it tends to shrivel up and become all wrinkly. This is what can happen to peoples skin, it may not happen straight away but after maybe thirty years of this over exposure to the sun, wrinkles are likely to appear.

 

For people who enjoy spending time sunbathing as it makes them feel good and they like looking tanned, I would advise a strong sun cream. This should be used regularly as per the instructions and if you start to feel your body burning up this is the time when you should be looking for some shade or to cover up.

 

It is also important to ensure we get enough sleep. Research suggests that people who only average around six hours sleep per night will age in looks far quicker than people who average eight hours.

 

Again this is very logical as if you have a period of a couple of weeks when you do not get enough sleep, bags can appear under your eyes. If you have a really good nights sleep you tend to wake up not only feeling fresh and awake but also looking fresh and healthy. My advice here for people who have developed these bags under their eyes would be to use a good eye cream or to gently massage their eyes every day.

 

Smoking can certainly speed up the aging process. To quit smoking is not easy however but it is a must for people on a quest to delay the aging process. There are of course many other reasons to stop smoking, therefore be brave and look at ways to quit smoking today.

I have often heard people refer to somebody with a comment such as, he looks as if he has had a hard life. This is often referred to somebody who looks far older than they actually are. They look like they have not been looked after or that they have not had enough love in their lives.
What I think has happened is that they have had a stressful life. What we therefore need to do is to attempt to live as much of a stress-free life as possible. This of course is not that easy. What we need to do is to think in a more positive and pro-active way. We need to start to like ourselves and be happy with who we are and what we have. Thinking in this way will certainly in my opinion help you in your quest of anti-aging.

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