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How To Have Healthier Skin


With new research, new products and new skin protection advice popping
up all the time, it is hard to figure out the best things to do to improve
and protect your skin. A skin care program is the combination of skin care
products and a routine that will be most beneficial to the skin. You will
first need to consider your diet and type of life-style since these two
factors play an important role in the health of a person's skin.

These days we seem to be living in the fast-food age and the condition
of your skin is often neglected. You still can't beat the old fruit and
vegetable diet when it comes to good health and a good complexion.

Remember to feed and nourish your skin by eating the proper foods. Give
your skin a drink too. Those eight glasses of water a day your mom always
told you to be sure to drink are essential to maintaining your skin's
elasticity and suppleness, say experts. And don't count coffee or any of the
caffeinated sodas as part of the eight glasses because caffeine is
dehydrating. The water you choose can be sparkling water, mineral or straight
from the tap. Another suggestion is that you keep a liter-size bottle close
at hand, or simply drink a glass or two with your meals, and a few in

You need to give some thought and consideration to the type of makeup
you use. And be sure to clean your tools regularly. Things such as cosmetic
brushes get dirty and can carry bacteria and germs and may cause skin
irritations and breaking out. One of the leading cosmetic authorities
suggests that cosmetic brushes be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a month.
A good way is to soak brushes for about 10 minutes in a dish of warm, soapy
water using mild liquid detergent or baby shampoo. Rinse and blot excess
moisture with a towel and stand the brushes, handle end down, in a tall glass
until they are thoroughly dry.

Keep environmental pollutants from being absorbed into the skin with a
good moisturiser that also acts as a skin barrier. Check the labels for those
with added Vitamin A, C and E, which help block the penetration of

A good exercise program such as aerobics can activate and rejuvenate
the skin and improve circulation and blood flow. Also, body sweat triggers
production of sebum, which is the skin's own natural moisturiser.

One skin care expert has come up with a do-it-yourself version of a
treatment you may like to try. Stir the juice of half a lemon into one cup of
plain yoghurt. Keep it in the refrigerator and apply it as you would a cream
every night before bed. You can even apply a thin coat of moisturiser over it
is you like, after waiting about five minutes for the yoghurt mixture to
penetrate. With consistent use, you should see more even pigmentation and
smoother skin in three to four weeks.

Get serious about stress reduction. Skin conditions such as acne appear
on many people who are stressed out, and chronic skin conditions then to get
worse. Set aside quiet time to meditate or daydream. Be sure to get enough
sleep. To avoid morning eye or facial puffiness, sleep on your back so fluid
doesn't collect there. And, you can keep the oil from your hair away from
your face by wearing a head covering or a soft headband when you go to bed.
And keep in mind that too much stress can affect your overall health as well
as your complexion.

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