General Skin Care Tips For Men And Women

General Skin Care Tips For Men And Women

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Moisturize from the Inside

What we eat (or don’t eat) can have an enormous effect on the quality of our skin, hair, and nails. Here are some suggestions for basic natural skin beauty from the inside:

Drinking pure water throughout the day is very beneficial to your skin’s tone and elasticity.

Instead of coffee first thing in the morning, try a cup of water with the juice of half a lemon. The lemon stimulates the body and awakens the digestion, it also contains antioxidant vitamin C which can help clarify the skin. It may not have that “perk” that coffee gives you, but that is what a good night of rest is for, right?

Drinking caffeinated beverages not only dehydrates the body because caffeine is a diuretic, it also depletes the body of vital nutrients. Diuretics stimulate urination and minerals and nutrients are evacuated from the body before they can be properly absorbed and used. I suggest avoiding any regular consumption of caffeinated beverages.

If you’re hard-pressed to drink water, you’re in luck; there are some wonderful teas and tonics for your skin that will also provide you a measure of hydration. I specifically recommend red tea. Red tea is a general term that can denote a few different types of tea: fully-oxidized black tea leaves, rooibos leaves or hibiscus flower.

The hibiscus and rooibos are the red tea varieties most talked of in conjunction with skin care. Both of these varieties are said to quickly and noticeably reduce wrinkles and increase skin firmness.

Research suggests that red tea has two times the antioxidant benefits of green tea and can protect the skin against environmental damage and free radicals. Red tea is said to contain more antioxidant properties than Vitamin C and E. Researchers have also found that red tea contains 9 types of flavonoids, 5 of which are free-radical scavengers.

Red tea can also reduce bacteria and inflammation, making it a great treatment for acne-prone skin.

Make sure your diet contains plenty of hydrating oils, nuts and seeds. Instead of using butter in pie crusts and try using almond oil. It makes a fantastic flaky and light pie crust, and almond oil is wonderful for your body.

Some skin experts suggest eating two raw almonds every day to maintain a healthy glow to your skin. I always keep a supply of raw sunflower, pumpkin and hemp seeds available in my pantry. They make a wonderful skin-boosting addition to put on top salads, soups, casseroles and even pizza.

Over-Bathing Should Be Avoided

Many of us have fallen into the habit of over-bathing. Of course we want to be cleanly and presentable at our jobs and out in public, however, showering can become more of a habit than a necessity. Examine your own bathing routine. Perhaps you currently shower every morning.

Running the warm water over your skin and hair every day is stripping it of the natural oils and good bacteria (the natural “ecosystem” unique to your skin!) that keep your skin balanced and radiant. There are certain parts of all of us, hardly anyone could argue, that should be cleaned with soap and water at least once a day.

Consider giving your hair and skin a break and set aside the shower to simply give yourself a freshen up every other day. After a while you may get used to the new routine and it might even seem strange to you that you were showering every day. You should notice a significant difference in the quality of your hair and skin after just a few weeks of the new routine.

Care On Swimming Pools For Better Skin Care

Swimming is a wonderful sport. If at all possible, avoid the chemically-treated pools and opt for swimming natural bodies of water. If you must swim in chemically-treated water know that the ecosystem of your skin will be affected.

You may notice dryness, and some people even experience rashes or bacterial infections on the skin. Your skin’s natural oils and bacterial defence are stripped when you swim in a chemically-treated pool. If you must swim in such a pool, I suggest coating your skin with almond or olive oil at least 30 minutes before swimming. This will provide an extra coat of defence on your skin. Afterward, help restore your skin by rinsing off chemicals under warm water with a gentle soap and using almond oil to moisturize.

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