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Foods For Beautiful Skin

It’s a known fact that we are what we eat. Wait….that sounds familiar…Never mind. Anyway, everything that enters the human organism has some sort of an effect on it. Sometimes that effect is positive. However, it is negative much more often, despite people being fully aware of the damage they are doing to their bodies.

Bad food is known to shorten a person’s life span, and that is the case with billions of people around the globe. Additionally, when it’s coupled with the lack of exercise, it’s almost like one is asking for an illness to come to them. That’s why we bring you some great foods are guaranteed to do wonders for your health, not to mention they taste wonderfully.

1. Fish food

Most of us have heard that fish can be really good for your overall health – it’s a primary component in what’s known as the Mediterranean diet. Many types of fish and shellfish can also work wonders for the skin, especially oysters and fatty fish like salmon.

The primary nutrients that make fish so good for your complexion are zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing omega-3 intake can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation can cause skin to age faster, and research shows that getting too little omega-3 may contribute to inflammatory disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help keep the heart’s arteries clear and thus improve circulation. Good circulation is crucial to skin health.

2. Citrus fruits

Vitamin C is a prime skin-care ingredient in tons of beauty creams. This vitamin aids in the body’s production of collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown, which starts speeding up significantly around the age of 35, can leave your skin saggy.

Consuming extra vitamin C in foods like oranges, grapefruits, Acerola cherries (a single Acerola has 100% of your vitamin C for the day) and tomatoes can help tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C also may fight inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize the free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) that damage cells and can prematurely age your face.

3. Goat milk

Goat milk’s cheese is delicious, but it turns out that goat milk is also a treat for your skin. It contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant, as well as vitamins A and E. An abundance of triglycerides act to hydrate the skin and keep moisture in.

But there’s a secret ingredient to give an added boost to the moisturizing quotient: caprylic acid. This fatty acid creates a lower pH in the skin’s mantle, the barrier that protects us from bacteria and infection. Balancing alkalinity in this way makes it easier for the skin to absorb all the nutrients, so they don’t just end up sitting on top of the epidermis.

Weird Tricks For Skin Care That Actually Work

We all know that taking care of your skin can sometimes be very exhausting (and annoying). If you’re too lazy to remove your make-up at night, or you don’t know how to solve the problem with your skin’s oiliness, here are few simple (but a little weird) tricks for you.

If you have oily skin, you probably skip the moisturizer. But, what if the condition of your skin isn’t improving? Did you know that sometimes oily skin is actually a symptom of dehydration? Yes, you’ve read well. You can benefit from applying the facial oil to your skin.

Applying extra oil sends a signal to your skin that it doesn’t need to produce oil on its own, so the production of oil can actually be reduced.
If you’re having the aforementioned problem, there is one quick trick that can “save the day”. Take a jar of coconut oil and use it to take off every single trace of makeup. You’ll be surprised to see how fast (and easy) the makeup is removed from your face when coconut oil is put into action.

For extra dry, flaky skin, shampoo may actually be the answer. About once or twice a month swap your usual cleanser in favor of a dandruff shampoo (seriously). The shampoo will balance the yeast levels on your face (the yeast is known to cause flaky skin).

Some effective skin care tips

There are some effective tips that you can follow and get clear and shining skin tone: Follow the steps:

 

  1. Don’t touch your face without washing hands

Many germs can move from hands into our faces if we touch without washing hands. Firstly, we shouldn’t touch our face but if we do, it’s very important to wash our hands twice or use a face towel.

  1. Buy products according to skin type

Always buy your face washes, lotions, creams or any other face product according to your skin type. It’s very important. Otherwise you won’t have a perfect skin.

  1. Cleanse, tone, moisturize regularly

As mostly women are working women and most of the time they stay out from home so dirt may enter in their skin. They should cleanse their face twice a day in order to get fresh and perfect skin. After cleansing, always do toning so the dirt that is left after cleansing can go away. At the end moisturize your skin by using a good moisturizer.

  1. Apply scrub /mask weekly

If you want a perfect skin, apply mask/scrub your face every week. This will open the pores and do deep cleaning.

  1. Always Get hydrated

Drinking 10-12 glasses of water is very good for health and for our skin too. It will keep our skin fresh and hydrated.

  1. Exercise

Exercise is good for health but research tells us that it is best for our skin. It gives our skin a glow, a perfect look that a women wants. It doesn’t only burn calories but it also gives oxygen to our skin.

  1. Apply sunscreen

Always apply sunscreen to your face when you go out as sun damage your skin. Protect yourself from sun rays.

  1. Drink a cup of tea or green tea

In your busy routine, give little time to yourself too. Have a cup of tea or green tea. This will make u feel fresh and it will give you a magical complexion.

  1. Have a shower

Take a warm shower that will open up your pores. Wash your face that time that will clean your skin properly and even if you are tired, you will feel relaxed and fresh.

 

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  1. Apply lip scrub

Lips is also an important part of face. Mostly people care about their skin but not about their lips. You should apply lip balm regularly that suits your lips and it must be of good quality and scrub your lips twice a week.

Pros And Cons Of Dry Skin

People are struggling with skin problems every day. The fact is that different companies offer different solutions for different skin types. So it is very important to recognize whether you have oily or dry skin. And people usually believe that the problems with oily skin can be handled much easier than the ones associated with dry skin. Here you can read about the pros and cons of dry skin.

Pros

• First of all, with dry skin you don’t look “shiny” all day.
• In general, dry skin requires less care and less products than oily skin.
• It is less prone to spots or acne, due to less sebum production.
• Dry skin is thin and finely textured, so spotting pores can be difficult. This also means that people with dry skin (if properly treated) appears to look “younger” than those who are their age and have oily skin.
• Good nourishing and moisturizers with vitamins/minerals/plant extracts/oils can benefit dry skin and make it look nicer.

Cons

• Dry skin is prone to allergies and eczema.
• If you don’t take care of your dry skin, it can show signs of early aging.
• It gets dirty faster than oily skin, so it need regular cleaning.
• Dry skin is very sensitive.
• Dry skin is prone to sunburn.
• There are not so much products that suite dry skin. If you choose the wrong product, many allergies can develop.