Month: May 2016

5 Tips for Healthy and Young Looking Skin in Summers

Young Looking Skin in SummersYour skin plays an important role in how you are perceived. Healthy and young looking skin tells a lot about your personality. That is the reason people spend thousands of bucks on their skin care and cosmetics.

Tip #1 for healthy skin: Sun protection

According to skin experts, UV rays are primarily responsible for skin damage and early aging signs. That means the more you expose to sun, the more it will damage the skin.

Follow these three methods to protect your skin from the sun:

1. Avoid outings in summers: Avoid going out in summers especially between 11 A.M to 4 P.M as the sun rays do more damage in this period.

2. Cover yourself: When go out make sure you are covered with long sleeve shirt, pant and hat with wide brim.

3. Use sunscreen: Use a good quality sun protection cream higher than 15 SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Apply it 30 minutes before going out.

Tip #2 for healthy skin: Use less makeup

Ladies, can you please use less makeup in summers at least? The makeup may add coating to your skin, but you can’t avoid the original skin. Ensure your use good quality cleanser to clear your skin before going to bed.

This has been told by beauty experts umpteen times when asked about healthy skin. Your face needs to be freed from makeup chemicals end of the day.

Tips #3 for healthy skin: Healthy habits

To have natural young and charming skin, you must care about your eating habits and may need necessary changes.

• Vitamin C: It manufactures collagen that is responsible for firmness of your skin. Eat citrus fruits, Strawberries to tone up the skin.

• Vitamin A: It is necessary for cell formation and protects the skin from sun. All red, orange and green leafy veggies are Vitamin A rich.

• Fiber: If you are suffering from acne, include fiber in your food.

• Water: It is essential for soft and healthy looking skin. You must keep your skin hydrated with drinking water. Keep a water bottle with you and do not allow your skin to feel thirsty.

Tip #4 for healthy skin: quality sleep

A good and quality sleep is essential for healthy skin. Poor quality sleep will make you look older, anxious and depressed. It will also affect your next sleep.

• Make sure you are stress free at the time of sleep.

• Meditation can help you calm your mind and lead to good sleep.

• Avoid heavy meals at night.

• Avoid tea or coffee before going to bed.

Tip #5 for healthy skin: Yoga and exercise

Yoga and exercises are extremely important in many ways for healthy skin. These activities help in building healthy body, mind and soul. It brings the beauty from the inner. It encourages proper blood circulation and flush out the toxins.

It also relaxes the mind and makes it stress free which leads to good sleep.

Conclusion:

• Avoid sun rays in the afternoon

• Have healthy food and drink proper water

• Have a good and quality sleep

• Take exercise and yoga for charming and young looking skin

How To Take Care Of Your Skin During The Hot Summer Months

How To Take Care Of Your Skin During The Hot Summer MonthsSummer is a time when family members spend a lot of time outdoors, at the beach, the park, hiking, camping and fishing. You name it, there is a ton of outdoor activities that keep you outdoor for hours on end during the summer months.

Stay Hydrated: It is extremely important to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drinking 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water throughout the day is one way of hydrating your skin. This will prevent damage and help detoxify your body.

Cover up: cover up your face and areas most exposed to the sun. Wear wide rim hat and sun glasses whenever possible and cover your arms and legs.

Protect: Sunscreen is your best friend on those days you stay in the sun for several hours. Apply sunscreen before going outdoors and reapply every 2 hours you are in the sun. Wear high SPF sunscreen of 30 and above to help block those damaging UV rays.

Prevent Premature Aging: UV rays cause premature aging of the skin. Some of the signs include wrinkles, brown spots and dull coarse skin. The UV rays strip the topmost layer of the skin which can lead to inflammation, produces reactive molecules of oxygen which slows down the growth of healthy skin cell and destroy your body’s ability to naturally produce collagen and elastin.

Moisturize: Because exposure to the sun can thin the skin over time it is important to moisturizer daily. Using natural moisturizer will help keep the skin healthy by providing it with the nutrient it needs to fight damage cause by sun and other environmental elements such as snow, wind.

It is important to protect your eye area as the skin around this area is thin and will thin faster when exposed to harsh conditions. Use eye cream around this area daily to ensure it is kept moist. An eye cream with natural ingredients will work best and will not cause further damage to the skin.

Natural Products: Using skin care products containing Vitamins C and E will help to work with sun block to prevent damage. Vitamins C and E will give you added boost of antioxidants to fight free radicals and will help to reverse damage cause by the sun.

Remember some amount of sun exposure is good as it will provide your body with the necessary Vitamin D. However limit your exposure in the sun to 15 minute intervals before 10:00 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m. By limiting your exposure you will prevent melanoma which is a form of skin cancer.

To keep your skin healthy, drink lots of water each day, limit the amount of time spent in the sun daily, use high SPF sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours, and use natural moisturizer and eye cream to delay the signs of aging and help your skin stay healthy.

 

5 Tips To Make Your Skin Ready For The Summer

Make Your Skin Ready For The SummerSummer is here and so is the fear of dealing with the skin issues. If you are frightened at the idea of wearing a swimsuit that would expose your body then you must be dealing with some skin issue such as pigmentation, acne, skin discolouration, scars etc. But this summer, there is no need to be afraid of exposing your summer ready skin. Get your skin in shape and make it ready for miniskirts, sexy swimsuits, tank tops and bikinis by utilising these professional dermatologists suggested skin fixes.

1. Deal with your skin discolouration

If some parts of your body such as a neck, back of your arms, chest or face looks darker or redder as compared to the rest of your body then you may choose to cover up your body parts instead of exposing them by wearing tank tops or sleeveless T-shirts. If you love having sunbathe then your face and the thin skin of your décolletage will surely gain attention showing sun damaged skin and effects of alcohol consumption and smoking.

Instead of wasting your money on useless skin lightening creams, dermatologists recommends undergoing non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation treatment to treat discoloured skin, pigmentation and redness. The LED and fractional laser therapies can help to dispel the damaged skin cells and prevent further discolouration of the skin. Also, protect your skin from further damage by using broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and covering your exposed body areas with dark coloured clothing.

2. Get rid of back acne

The acne not only affects the face but in some people it also affects the back and shoulders. So if a back acne outbreak is stopping you from exposing your toned shoulders this summer, believe that you are not alone in this. The key to deal with the issue of back acne is prevention. The kind of prevention it requires depends largely on the type of acne you suffer from. By consulting a professional dermatologist regarding the condition will save you hundreds of pounds which you may waste on over-the-counter products without any improvements. A single effective skin rejuvenation treatment (such as antibiotic pills, Azelaic acid creams, Chemical skin peel treatment) by a dermatologist will not only put a stop to your acne but will also prevent acne scarring that will enable you to show off your impressive body in a bikini top.

3. Remove the stretch marks

Women mostly suffer from the stretch marks due to pregnancy, loss of gained weight or growth spurt. The use of topical creams, gels and serums will not help in this issue. Rather than wasting your time and money on these overpriced creams that claim to remove stretch marks, it is better to choose the laser skin treatments. Seeking a laser skin treatment from a professional dermatologist will not only resolve the issue of stretch marks but also of skin discolouration and scarring making your skin is ready for the glowing tan.

4. Have a body hair removal treatment

One of the biggest issues in summer which keeps you at a bay of using exposed and trendy clothing is the body hair which returns quickly even after shaving or waxing. These procedures even cause ingrowths of some hair which lead to follicle inflammation. So this summer say goodbye to your body hair for good with the laser hair removal treatment. This treatment permanently removes the body hair leaving your skin silky smooth and glowing. There are several different laser devices which are used for the purpose depending on the type of skin. But it is always recommended that you should approach a professional and experienced cosmetic doctor or dermatologist for the treatment to avoid any complications caused by inappropriate laser treatment.

5. Improve unsightly scarring

There can be many things which can leave your body with unsightly scars such as acne, injury, wound, burn, rough activity etc. This prevents you from showing off your summer body. Generally, scars naturally dissipate but it’s a long process. However, if you demand to have a flawless skin before you set out for your summer vacation on the island, you can choose to see a dermatologist and get appropriate treatment.

 

Simple DIY Skin Care Remedies

Skin Care RemediesIt can be a bit challenging to maintain healthy skin care. People often accidentally abuse their skin without knowing. There are many brand name cleansers, toners, moisturizers and anti-aging products out there that contribute to skin abuse. If you’ll notice many of the over-the-counter products leave your skin feeling dull, dry and flaky and never ever provide the long-term results you are looking to achieve. Many products even cause serious breakouts as most of the over the counter stuff is created for sole purpose of protecting you from sunburn and nothing else. The other reason is because of the chemicals used to make the products. If you read the ingredients on the bottles closely, some of those same ingredients are used to make cleaning products, bleaches, and disinfectants which cannot at all be healthy for skin. This is where the accidental abuse comes in and we further abuse it by believing that covering our skin with makeup will fix it. The goal shouldn’t be just about having great looking skin but rather healthier skin. Below are a few of my very own at-home DIY (do-it-yourself) skin care techniques and secrets that will help you to achieve the goal of getting healthier skin and sustaining a radiant healthy glow.

Cleansing

It is very important to wash your face. Before bed and when you first wake up, especially. Many skin face wash and cleansers contain active ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate which are extremely harmful to skin. Sulfates are surfactants that are used as cleansing agents to cut oil from the skin but they are too strong and will cause surface dehydration. If you’ve ever wondered why you have dry skin that you can’t get rid of – this is likely the reason. One of my favorite do-it-yourself homemade cleansers is a combination of baking soda and witch hazel. Mix together and add a little water to create a nice paste. Spread evenly around skin in gentle circular motion and wash. Baking soda is a natural antibiotic that cures the underlying fungal infections. It can also slowly erase acne scars and speed the healing of acne damage. It is also the biggest weapon to use against bacteria and inflammation that causes blackheads. Witch hazel is a natural astringent. It helps to reduce the chances of inflammation and its strong anti-inflammatory properties are great for killing bacteria that forms under pores before they even begin. Not only is the baking soda and witch hazel combo a very simply face wash to make it is also very effective. You must cleanse your skin daily. This is rule. Cleansing is especially necessary for those who use make up on a daily basis. Just try it.

Exfoliating

Dead skin cells pile up on the surface of skin leaving it looking dull and dry. Dead skin cells are a huge contributor to clogged pores. Exfoliating is important because it removes dead skin cells that clog the skin and uncovers fresh new cells. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. You do not need to purchase expensive exfoliants to get the job done. You can whip up a simple homemade exfoliant that will scrub away those dead skins cells just as effectively. Oatmeal exfoliants are bar none the best. Oatmeal is full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds and is known for its skin-soothing properties including moisturizing dry skin, providing relief from itching, rashes and other minor skin irritations. Honey provides natural antibacterial and healing properties to soothe and clarify the skin. Coconut oil is a natural nourishing agent for the skin. All you have to do is mix them together creating a nice blended concoction and gently spread on your face evenly. Allow mask to sit for about 10 minutes before washing off thoroughly.

The above exfoliant and cleanser recipes are just two of my personal favorites. There are other recipe combinations that you can hook up. Almond oil and sugar makes for a great softening agent, as does avocado, salt and lemon juice. All of these ingredients make up fantastic exfoliate recipes that scrub away all of those dead cells.

Be mindful, it is only necessary to exfoliate 1-2 times per week. Excessive use of exfoliants can dry out skin and cause redness and even rash. Do not exfoliate if you have skin rash or sunburn. Cleansers and exfoliants are not one in the same. Please do not try to substitute one for the other. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

Moisturize

Moisturizing is the most important part of maintaining healthy skin right behind cleansing. You must moisturize daily at least twice per day. Morning and night. The best kind of moisturizer for skin is water. Not only should you be drinking lots of it but you should also splash your skin with it on a daily basis. Lukewarm water is preferred. Water provides organic nourishment and hydration that your skin needs. You can do so by using both night and day moisturizers to keep the skin hydrated and relaxed. If like me, you aren’t a fan of the over-the-counter stuff and have the kind of skin that swallows oil like a big fish, you can whip up a homemade moisturizer using Aloe Vera plant gel, Vitamin E and shea butter.

To achieve a healthy, radiant glow, good skin care does have to be such a complex chore. You also don’t need to spend lots of money to sustain it. Some of the best medicines and skin care remedies can be achieved naturally at home through use of items that are sitting right in your cupboards and refrigerators.