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Top 7 Natural Therapies for Dry Skin

While your skin is by nature, capable of producing oil, lifestyle habits and dry and cold weather can strip away the skin’s natural moisture. Before you know it, winter arrives and flaky, irritated skin is upon you. And to make matters worse, majority of dry skin-formulated lotions and creams available in stores contain potent and sensitizing ingredients that tend to dry the skin up even more. But do not fret. The most effective dry skin remedies can be found right within the comfort of your own home. Try some of these soothing natural skin therapies.

  1. Olive Oil
    Touted as a miracle worker, olive oil works wonders for your skin – reason why many commercial products contain this dry skin therapy ingredient. Olive oil contains antioxidants which do not only help soothe dryness and inflammation, but can also block free radical damage from UV rays. A generous lather on the skin immediately after sun exposure blocks oxidation, thereby preventing wrinkles and fine lines. Leave on for a couple of minutes or so before rinsing.

  2. Milk
    Skin care products laced with milk are quite common nowadays, and for good reason. Milk contains lactic acid which strips of dead cells and locks in the skin’s natural moisture. To use, simply place a milk-soaked cloth on a dry patch of skin and leave for five minutes, then rinse gently with warm water.

  3. Honey
    Honey works as a natural moisturizer, sealing in moisture and softening rough patches of skin. To use, simply massage it over the affected area daily and leave for about three minutes before rinsing.

  4. Aloe Vera
    One of the most popular natural dry skin remedies around, aloe vera is an effective solution to a wide variety of skin problems. The plant’s acids can be easily extracted from the cut leaf, and then applied to dry or irritated skin. Not only will this aid in faster repair and healing, but will also exfoliate dead skin cells so new ones can regenerate.

  5. Lemon
    Rich in vitamin C, lemon squeeze can be used as is or be mixed with salt and olive oil to make an invigorating scrub. The vitamin C helps in faster healing and acts as a skin moisturizer. Just be sure to remove before going out in the sun to prevent sunburn.

  6. Avocado
    Avocado contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids and natural oils that are packed with vitamin E, which is an excellent anti-wrinkle and dry skin therapy. It also moistens and softens the skin, and is incredibly easy to make! Simply mash the avocado into a pulp and then put on as a face mask.

  7. Coconut Oil Apart from being a trusted kitchen aid, coconut oil is a fragrant moisturizer that can applied topically or be mixed with your daily bath. It has been proven to aid dryness of the skin and the scalp, and is also used during massages to help relieve joint pains.
With this list, you can make easily make your own dry skin remedies straight from the kitchen. For maximum benefits, you’d also want to pair them up with good all-natural moisturizers and anti-aging skin care products.
Stephanie Seow is a skin care enthusiast who has been researching natural remedies to promote healthy skin care. To learn more about her researches and findings, visit her website at http://www.daily-skin-care.org

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Foods for Healthy Skin: Healthy Dieting for Your Skin

Many women (me included) spend many hours and dollars striving for clear, healthy, and vibrant skin. And while our daily Dermalogica regime works wonders, the types of foods you consume in your daily diet play a major role in your skin condition. Your diet, even if it seems healthy, can be low in key nutrients, which are essential for healthy skin.
How to have healthy skin, my list of healthy foods for healthy skin…


– Blueberries have the most antioxidants per serving compared to any other commonly consumed fruits. Berries also fight the premature aging process caused by pollution and UV exposure so they are a great addition to your diet for healthy skin.
– Broccoli, Red Capsicum and Papaya are excellent sources of vitamin C and great foods for healthy skin. Research suggests that vitamin C may help protect skin cells against sun damage by promoting the repair of DNA that’s been harmed by UV rays.
– Spinach is a super-charged antioxidant that helps repair skin cells and slows down skin cancer cells. Spinach also helps to give skin a youthful glow while preventing aging. Popeye’s favourite green vegetable is full of lutein, potassium, fiber and folate, which also help with DNA repair that restores skin cells damaged by the sun and helps keep them cancer-free. (*Hint-hint, wink-wink* spinach is a must, so be sure it’s right at the top of your ‘healthy foods for healthy skin’ shopping list).
– Edamame is rich in isoflavones, which act like antioxidants fighting against harmful free radicals caused by sun exposure. Isoflavones may also help to preserve skin-firming collagen, which begins to decline starting in our twenties.
– Pomegranates are packed with polyphenol antioxidants that fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, giving it rosiness.
– The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, sardines and walnuts are responsible for the overall health of the various cells in the body – the stronger the walls of the cells the more water is retained, which helps in making skin cells look more vibrant and youthful.
– Almonds are rich in vitamin E and monounsaturated fat (the ‘good’ fat) known for lowering cholesterol and keeping cell membranes strong. Almonds, and in fact all nuts are a great sources of protein, essential fats and great for vegetarians – another must for your ‘healthy foods for healthy skin’ shopping list.
Kidney Beans are high in zinc and studies indicate that the healing properties in zinc contribute to blemish free skin.
While there are many essential foods for healthy skin, there are of course those key foods we should avoid.
3 Things to avoid as part of your healthy dieting plan:
1- Sugar causes wrinkles and dull skin as it damages your collagen and elastin, which are the important fibers that keep your skin firm.
2- Salt causes tissues to swell and can make your face look puffy.
3- Any high glycemic foods such as pasta, white bread and cakes have been linked to an increase in acne, so stick to whole grains. Whole wheat and oats are full of antioxidants and also act as an anti-inflammatory.
Whether you have normal, oily, or dry skin, if you supply your body with the right nutrients you will be on your way to smoother, healthier looking skin.
These are the foods that have personally helped improve my skin health. This of course, isn’t an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will get you started in the right direction and help you plan a simple list of staple foods for healthy skin.
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Why Do I Get Dark Circles and Puffy Bags Under My Eyes? How to Remove Them

Dark circles and bags under the eyes are two separate problems. You could have one or both of these problems at any given time. If you’re like most people, you’d like to know what causes them. Understanding the causes can help you figure out what to do about them.
Causes of Bags
Illness, Health Problems and Allergies:
Your eyes will often become puffy when you are ill. In the condition mononucleosis, for example, the eyes become puffy and swollen during the early stages of the infection but most of the swelling is above, not below the eyes…

 Health problems that are accompanied by the symptom include hypothyroidism (low thyroid). In this condition, the whole face may become puffy. Other health problems that can cause the problem include kidney problems, food poisoning, Chagas Disease and obstructions in the blood vessels that carry fluids to and from the face.
These conditions are all accompanied by other symptoms. It is unlikely that they are the underlying cause if your only symptom is puffy bags under your eyes.
Allergies can cause the symptom by making your eyes watery or itchy. The salt in tears pulls water into the skin beneath the eyes, causing puffiness. Rubbing itchy eyes to relieve the itch will trigger irritation that leads to increased fluid in the areas.
Crying, Tear Gland Problems and Toxins:
Crying can cause the problem for the same reason that watery eyes do. There is salt in the tears that cause fluid retention in the area.
Tear glands sometimes become clogged or leak fluids out into the area beneath the eyes. Toxins such as those in alcohol and tobacco can cause swelling around the eyes.
Common Causes:
The most common causes of bags under the eyes are fatigue, oversleeping, too much salt in the diet and the aging process. The skin around the eyes is thinner than anywhere else on the body. The skin becomes even thinner with age because of a decreased production of skin cells that accompanies the aging process. But don’t worry; there are solutions for the problem regardless of the cause.
Causes of Dark Circles
Illnesses, Medications, Health Problems and Allergies:
Many illnesses and health cause a “smudged” or bruised look under the eyes. The symptom is sometimes due to liver disease or anemia, a lack of iron in the diet. The allergy commonly described as hay fever can also cause this symptom.
Medications that dilate the blood vessels can cause this side effect. The problem is related to the tiny blood vessels beneath the skin, which as mentioned above, is thinner beneath the eyes than elsewhere.
Common Causes:
The most common causes are fatigue, heredity, leaky blood vessels and the aging process. Some people inherit a trait that causes increased production of the pigment melanin beneath or around the eyes. Others inherit a trait that is similar to varicose veins that causes some blood vessels to be visible through the skin.
Leaky blood vessels can be due to poor nutrition or to the aging process. Aging can also cause a decrease in the amount of collagen in the skin, which makes the skin more transparent. Blood vessels that were not visible during a person’s youth can be seen.
As is the case with puffy bags, there are things you can do to address the causes of dark circles and get rid of the problem. Dark circles and bags around the eyes cause people to look older than they really are. In my next article, you will learn how to have healthier, youthful looking eyes throughout your life. No dark eye circles.
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My Skincare Routine All Stars

 A popular buzz phrase making rounds on the blogosphere right now is “Holy Grail,” or “HG” for short. This refers to a product that you just can’t stop raving about. It’s usually referred to as an HG foundation or whatever the product is, meaning you’ve tried foundations over and over again until you found a product that you love and will make part of your routine for a while…

I have several HG all stars in my skincare routine that I like to rave about…


 

Argan oil moisturizer
I’ve had a lot of trouble in the past finding a good moisturizer for my chest, neck, and face. This skin is more sensitive to breakouts and irritation, but tends to get dryer than other areas. I tried one lotion after another. If they were too heavy, it didn’t feel right on my skin, or it would break me out. The lighter lotions weren’t moisturizing enough and required too much reapplication. I started to feel like Goldilocks who couldn’t find the moisturizer that was just right.
After following a friend’s advice, I figured out that I shouldn’t be looking for a lotion at all. Argan oil or other similar products like grape seed oil pack a punch when it comes to adding moisture without feeling heavy or causing irritation. These oils also tend to be on the expensive side, so it’s better to use just on your face, neck, and upper chest so that you don’t use it up too quickly.
Exfoliation gloves
I looked long and hard for a good exfoliator for my body. I use a mechanical exfoliating brush for my face, but this is a bit too concentrated for the rest of my body. I self-tan, so exfoliation is an essential part of my routine to prevent flakiness or splotches. I tried products like sugar scrubs and exfoliating body washes, and then tools such as loofahs and pumice stones. Either they weren’t very effective, or my skin was left feeling raw and red afterward.
Exfoliation gloves ended up being my answer. They’re easy and relatively inexpensive since you will just need to replace the gloves as needed. It’s simple to get the exact amount of exfoliation you want, since the use of your hands gives you more control over the intensity.
NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment
Finding the right wrinkle cream was a long and difficult quest as well. I started out trying products in the drugstore, finding that they made my skin look nice, but didn’t do much for my fine lines and wrinkles. The department store specialty products were even more frustrating since they worked the same but were more expensive. I grew sick of hearing promises only to just be disappointed again, vowing that I would only try something else if it came from a trusted recommendation, or I had some other reason to be confident in the results.
Then, NeriumAD came along to end the heartache. First a friend recommended it, and after searching online, I saw that this product proved effective in clinical trials. NeriumAD is different-the only of its
Then, NeriumAD came along to end the heartache. First a friend recommended it, and after searching online, I saw that this product proved effective in clinical trials. NeriumAD is different-the only of its kind to harness the power of Nerium oleander extract to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an easy step to my routine that gives me a youthful glow that gets people asking what it is that “I do.” I tell them all about my HG wrinkle cream, NeriumAD.
John Booths is a fitness and body image consultant who works predominantly with women over 40 who want to stay fit and look young.  He writes about skincare with a focus on  aging skincare, sharing tips, ideas case studies and new skin care products.

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Wrinkle Treatment – How to Remove Wrinkles Naturally?

Wrinkles are signs of aging and they appear in almost all elderly people. They take the youth away from people by making them look old. These days, wrinkles appear even in young people, under the age of 30. Due to stress and other factors, young people are also suffering from aging of their skin. There are many ways through which people can treat wrinkles and other signs of aging. People can opt for cosmetic surgeries or ointments which can help them to look youthful again. They can also opt for natural remedies to remove these signs of aging.


Natural Wrinkle Treatment
1. Use sunscreen when going out – overexposure to the sun can result in early aging of the sin. Also, the UV rays can make it difficult for a person to get rid of wrinkles. Hence, you should always use sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) when going of the house, during the day.
2. Apply cucumber paste – cucumbers have substances which can help the skin to reverse the process of aging. You can take a few cucumbers, make a paste of them and apply the same on your face. Let the paste dry wash off with cold water. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times per week and you will see fast and effective results.
3. Keep your skin moisturized – if you are someone who has dry skin, you should use a decent moisturizer and keep your skin moisturized at all times. If the skin becomes excessively dry, it will start showing the signs of aging. On the other hand, keeping it moisturized will help in getting rid of wrinkles and stretch lines.
4. Get sufficient rest – you should sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours every day and get sufficient rest so that your skin will be rejuvenated after a hard day of work. When your body gets sufficient rest, the immune system will be boosted and it will be easier for your body to fight all the signs of aging, including wrinkles.
5. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes – alcohol and nicotine are substances which are known to make people look older. They affect the texture of the skin and also result in the appearance of wrinkles in people’s faces. Hence, you should avoid smoking cigarettes and also drink sensibly so that you can get rid of wrinkles and look young again.

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7 Great Ways To Improve Your Skin!

Does your skin lack a healthy, natural glow?
Get it back with these cheap and natural, easy-to-implement tips!

1) Drink green tea!
The anti-flammatory properties of green tea are great for improving the skin and a much better option than ordinary tea. Drink tow or three cups of green tea per day and watch your skin improve dramatically.
2) Cut down on greasy foods!
Greasy, fatty foods can cause havoc with your complexion and make you break out in spots on a regular basis. Worse, you could develop longer-term skin problems such as psoriasis. Reduce your intake of fried foods to see the benefits with a far healthier complexion.
3) Stop smoking!
As well as the more well-publicised health issues surrounding smoking, it also causes a host of other problems, including leaving you with dry, flaky skin. Stopping smoking is one great way to achieving healthier-looking, more attractive skin.
4) Be careful in the sun!
Too much exposure to sunlight can leave your skin prone to premature ageing. If you work outdoors, apply high factor sunblock and wear a hat. Be careful when settling down on the sun-lounger for the day, too, by spending some time out of the sun to give your skin a chance to recover.
5) Cut down on the dairy!
Harvard School Of Public Health research has found that people who drink milk are around 30 per cent more likely to develop acne than those who drink minimal amounts of milk. Try to cut milk, cheese and other dairy from your diet where possible and your skin condition will improve accordingly.
6) Get plenty of sleep!
Sleeping for around eight hours a night not only gives you far more energy than if you just sleep for around only an hour per day less than that, but because you’ll be putting less stress on your body by doing so, it allows your skin to repair itself too.
7) Eats lots of fruit and vegetables!
The nutrients contained in fruit and vegetables not only ensure you’re healthy on the inside,but they make your skin positively glow as well. Aim for at least five pieces of fruit and veg a day – and more if you can – and watch your skin improve beyond measure.
You’re now in possession of some great ways to improve the condition of your skin, and if you act on the information in this short article, you won’t look back.
Mike Hall is the author of a free report on one of the most effective ways to improve your skin. To access it visit fitandhealthy121.com and follow the prompts.

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