Monday, 20 May 2013

STRETCH MARKS



     
         Tips for preventing stretch mark

Significant number of people would like to know that is there any method which can prevent stretch marks.
The first point is that what are stretch marks? This mark is one kind of scars which may appear on any part of the body. When human’s skin is stretched to its limit you may notice the stretch marks show up on the top of the skin.
There are numerous reasons that be a factor in identifying whether someone could possibly get stretch marks or perhaps not..
Genetics cause is one of the major factors to get those marks. Some other major reasons that lead someone to get those stretch is, weight gain, hormonal changes, quick growth, pregnancy etc.
The truth is that there is no perfect way to disappear stretch marks entirely from your body. This means that they can be along with you once they’ve established. Laser treatment or lotion for stretch marks can reduce the visibility of stretch marks but unable to remove completely from skin.
There are lots of stretch marks cure products available in market but all those can make your scars less visible and less noticeable.
!Prevention is better than treatment. Prevention is the best method to stay free from those embarrassing scars. We need to mention here that not all the time prevention technique can assure you that you may stay free from to get stretch marks on your skin.
Because if anyone of your family members had those stretch marks then the chances are quite big that you will also get stretch marks. We mentioned before that genetics problem is the major reason for stretch marks.
On the other hand, we’ve go through other people’s experiences how they have properly eliminated stretch marks, although they have experienced with those stretch marks before.
In this circumstance, we ought to learn that how to prevent stretch marks before we get. Amazingly, one of the most effective things to do preventing stretch marks is simply by altering your diet plan.
Many people say that the skin is significantly affected by one’s eating habit. In case you retain consuming fresh fruits and veggies, your skin are going to be glorious, clean as well as glowing.
If you want to follow diet plan then you should eat balanced foods. Consuming balanced foods can protect your skin from those stretch marks. Why we are talking about consuming balanced foods anyway? Because we know that our skin needs some certain vitamins to getting and looking healthier.  From those certain types, vitamin C, E, A and zinc is the most important for skin. Keep in mind that zinc can protect your skin from sun ray.
To get those vitamin from random eating or some skin lotion are little difficult. You should arrange a list of those foods that contain those specific vitamins such as C, E & A. You must eat those certain foods to get these vitamins directly. To help those people who are looking for those specific foods name which contain those vitamins we include a short list here.

Foods that contain Vitamin E:
1.      Avocado
2.      Peanut butter
3.      Almond
4.      Corn
5.      Canola
6.      Polyunsaturated oil
7.      Polyunsaturated seed
8.      Tomato puree etc.

Foods that contain Vitamin C:
1.      Orange
2.      Papaya
3.      Strawberry
4.      Guava
5.      Cantaloupe
6.      Broccoli
7.      Lemon
8.      Chili peppers

Foods that contain Vitamin A:
1.      Carrot
2.      Pumpkin
3.      Mango
4.      Tuna
5.      Sweet potato
6.      Apricot
7.      Cantaloupe
8.      Green leafy vegetables
Foods that contain Zinc:
1.      Legume
2.      Banana
3.      Raisin

Monday, 22 April 2013

GET THE GLOW INSIDE & OUT

       Get the Glow Inside & Out.

The most powerful weapons in your beauty arsenal are key foods and nutrients.
 

In past times, ladies either accepted looking older or opted for face lifts. But today, there are many tools to slow down and even reverse the signs of time, and most of us prefer taking daily steps to keep skin youthful over extreme surgical measures.

The number and variety of available products can make your head spin, but what really is the most important? Decades of research have shown that inflammation, which occurs on a cellular level, is the single greatest precipitator of aging.


Wrinkles, sags, and age spots “barometers” are outward signs of internal inflammation. Triggers include environmental toxins, a diet high in refined and sugary carbohydrates, sun exposure, hormonal changes, stress, smoking, and alcohol consumption.

 



The solution begins with an anti-inflammatory diet. Key nutrients—inside and out—are the most powerful weapons in your beauty arsenal.

We recommend taking antioxidants and vitamins as supplements and applying them topically as well, because they work synergistically. However here are some favourites :

 


Alpha lipoic acid (ALA): A strong anti-inflammatory antioxidant, ALA is both water- and fat-soluble, so it can penetrate fatty cell membranes as well as watery cell interiors. It’s the only antioxidant that boosts levels of our body’s master internal antioxidant, glutathione. And, because it enhances conversion of sugar to energy, it can help you lose weight.Examples are spinach,broccoli and other green leafy vegetables,calf's liver e.t.c.




DMAE: Found in cold-water fish, DMAE is a strong anti-inflammatory that’s necessary for the production of neurotransmitters in nerves that control muscles. It increases the firmness of skin and improves muscle tone, and can also improve mental function and even help reduce body fat.

 
 
Vitamin C Ester: Vitamin C is a key anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that’s essential for building collagen and elastin, which support skin structure and keep it smooth. In the ester form, vitamin C is combined with a fat, which makes it more absorbable and gentler on the skin in topical products and on the stomach in supplements.

 



Astaxanthin: A strong antioxidant that gives salmon its pink color, astaxanthin reduces wrinkles and age spots; protects muscles; increases endurance; enhances the central nervous system; and promotes eye health. It also reduces inflammation and can help you stick with an exercise program. Examples are Salmon,crustaceans e.t.c.

 



CoQ10: Cells contain energy-generating components known as mitochondria. CoQ10—another strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory—is necessary for the mitochondria to produce energy. CoQ10 levels decline with age, yet efficient energy production is essential for all cells—including skin cells—to repair themselves.Examples of foods containing CoQ10 are parsley, peanuts,soya bean e.t.c.

 



Tocotrienols: tocotrienols is a “super” form of vitamin E, with greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power than plain old “vitamin E.” Tocotrienols protect against sun damage and increase the effectiveness of sunscreen. Examples of foods containing Tocotrienols are Oats,wheat,barley e.t.c.

 


Glutathione: Our internal master antioxidant, glutathione protects cells and helps eliminate toxins. It also plays an important role in reducing wrinkles by protecting against the degradation of collagen, a substance that gives skin structure and keeps it firm. Examples of foods containing Glutathione are asparagus,watermelon,walnuts e.t.c.

 






Some other popular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients, in both supplements and topical products, include Pycnogenol, pomegranate, and grape seed extract. And hyaluronic acid retains moisture and plumps up lines to minimize their appearance.

Trending:

 

Some favourite ingredients are found in many supplements and skin- care products available in health food stores. For example, some skin creams combine vitamin C ester, DMAE, and alpha lipoic acid to reduce wrinkles and age spots and improve texture and firmness of skin. Here are some of today’s other hot trends:

Minerals: Cosmetics made with minerals have been available for years, but now you can find minerals in hair- and skin-care products, as well. They help cells regenerate, protect and nourish, and enhance moisture retention.

Stem Cell Boosters: By awakening dormant stem cells in skin, stem cell boosters rejuvenate, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin texture. They include extracts from fruit, seaweed, or herbs, as well as antioxidants, in serums or creams. Apply them underneath moisturizers.

 

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): We’ve known for some time that in supplements such as fish oil, EFAs reduce inflammation and plump up skin from within and also helps strengthen and thicken delicate skin from the outside.

Lightening, Brightening Ingredients: Popular natural substances that help treat discoloration, brighten skin, and fade or prevent spots include kojic acid (found in some mushrooms), plant extracts such as Madonna lily, fruit enzymes, and some peptides. They’re available in cleansers, moisturizers, toners, serums, and creams.

 


Peptides: The number of natural skin care products containing these multi-tasking anti-aging ingredients is on the rise. Peptides are potent combinations of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. They help skin to regenerate and retain moisture, and fight wrinkles by encouraging facial muscles to relax—a subtle Botox-like effect that is non-toxic and non-invasive.

 


Healthy Hair and Nails

 

 
For naturally healthy hair, we recommend products with these ingredients:

To help retain moisture: argan oil, shea butter, vegetable glycerin
For more shine: argan oil, coconut oil, jojoba extract
To strengthen hair: silk proteins, coconut oil
To treat a flaky or dry scalp: aloe vera, tea tree oil
To nourish the scalp and support hair growth: avocado oil
For healthy nails, avoid the toxic ingredients found in conventional nail polishes, including toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP (dibutyl phthalate)—all three of which are banned from cosmetics in Europe, but legal in America.

Nutritionally, silica helps strengthen hair, nails, and skin. And there is some evidence that MSM (commonly used to relieve pain) improves hair growth.

The Health Food Store Advantage

With all of the nourishing ingredients available today—not to mention an increased awareness of the pitfalls of products that contain toxins and allergens—even the conventional beauty industry has started to catch on. But your local health food store still offers a better selection of products made with natural, non-toxic ingredients than any drug or department store. Plus, natural products stores are where you can find personal care items that are:

Gluten free
GMO-free
Paraben-free
Vegan
Organic
Free of animal by-products
Not tested on animals
Free of mineral oil, petrolatum, or lanolin, which can clog pores
Scented with essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance, a common source of toxic phthalates
Most importantly, your health food store carries brands produced by companies that are environmentally responsible and believe in sustainable business practices. So you can feel great about looking great!
 

Proper Diet

Everyone knows that an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s. But did you know that it can also help give your skin a youthful-looking glow? In fact, adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is the most important thing you can do to look beautiful. “Try it for just three days,” he says, “and you will see a major difference in your skin, your thinking process, your mood, and your energy level.”

To start, drink 8–10 glasses of pure spring water daily, along with antioxidant-rich beverages such as green tea. Skip processed, sugary, pro-inflammatory foods such as breads, cakes, pastries, sodas (or any sweetened drinks), rice and corn cakes, chips, and other starchy snack foods. Instead, make sure each one of your meals includes these wholesome components:


A high-quality protein, preferably cold-water fish—especially wild Alaskan salmon (not smoked), halibut, sardines, herring, or anchovies—which are anti-inflammatory. Most other proteins, except for those high in saturated fat, neither raise nor lower inflammation.

Low-glycemic carbohydrates that won’t cause a rapid surge in blood sugar, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, and lentils. If you want grains at breakfast, stick with old-fashioned oatmeal.Healthy fats, which are also found in cold-water fish, as well as in walnuts, seeds, and olive oil.
 

Handy Beauty Links

To find non-toxic beauty products: Search the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database of more than 78,000 products at cosmeticsdatabase.com.

To find fish that are low in mercury: Check the NRDC Consumer Guide to Mercury in Fish at nrdc.org.


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER ALWAYS



HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER ALWAYS.

It’s such a dilemma. When one is young they don’t think about ways to keep their skin looking young until it’s too late. When he or she gets older, they wish they looked younger and wish they had taken better care of their skin years ago. So what is one to do? Well, everyone should read this blog and share it with their friends and family so you can all start following our tips on looking younger longer. 
1. Moisturize Your Face and Neck – Many already use an oil-free moisturizer on their faces morning and night but completely disregard their necks! The skin on the neck is very delicate and is one of the first areas to show aging skin so keep it hydrated!

2. Wear Eye Cream – Eye cream should be worn by women and men. Anyone who is 16 years and older should utilize an eye cream and apply after moisturizing morning and night. Like the neck, the skin around the eyes is very delicate and is one of the first areas to show premature aging. Keeping the skin hydrated will lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Follow a Healthy Diet – Eating foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals will help your skin look younger longer. Eat lots of fish, organic fruits and vegetables, grains, and nuts to help.

4. Drink Water – At least 8 – 10 glasses a day is needed to keep your skin looking youthful and refreshed. Replace soda, caffeinated drinks, and sugary drinks with water. It will take years off your face and body.

5. Silk Sheets – Sleeping on silk sheets or on high thread count cotton bed sheets will minimize fine lines and wrinkles since these two types of fabric are gentle on your skin, minimizing the fabric pressing into your skin causing wrinkles.

6. Sleep – Get at least 8 hours of sleep to allow your skin time to restore itself. Your skin will look years younger if you get enough sleep every night, including lessening dark circles under your eyes.

7. Avoid Eye Makeup On the Bottom of Eyes – Other than concealer avoid putting on mascara and eyeliner on the bottom lashes. Keep the makeup on top and it will instantly make you look younger.

8. Wear Eye Brow Powder – Filling in your eye brows will instantly take 10 years off your face. Yes, instantly. Wear a brow powder that matches the darkest colour in your hair.

9. Skincare Routine – Follow a solid skincare routine every day and night to keep your skin looking refreshed, healthy, and rejuvenated. This means cleansing and moisturizing daily and exfoliating at least 3 times a week and using a face mask at least once a week.

Friday, 5 April 2013

HOW TO DE-STRESS YOUR SKIN




HOW TO DE-STRESS YOUR SKIN

If you have done any research on poor complexion, looking tired, or why acne may occur, stress has probably appeared on a few links as a main culprit. Stress can do a number of things to our bodies like causing headaches, sleepless nights, not eating enough, overeating, causing illness, and wearing down our beloved and precious skin. Well no more! We are here to offer you an array of solutions to combat stress and it showing on your skin. Ready? Let’s go.

1. Relax – Make time every day for at least an hour to take time for you. This means doing something relaxing like reading a good book, taking a bubble bath, going for a quiet walk, taking a nap, meditating, etc. If you allow your body to unwind every day, then your stress will lessen, allowing your skin to look better quickly.


2. Follow a Routine – Utilize a skincare routine every day and night – no excuses. If you take time to care for your skin every day, then it will automatically look so much better. Cleanse, tone (if oily), and moisturize daily. Exfoliate 3 times a week to remove cellular buildup and use a face mask once or twice a week. It’s the little things.


3. Sleep – Sleep is vital for your body to function properly, internally and externally. Lack of sleep can cause you to stress more adding to a poor complexion. Your skin restores itself while you sleep so it’s important to allow 8 hours for this to happen and to give your brain and body some rest.


4. Use the Right Products – It’s important to use skincare products that are made for your type of skin. For example, if you have oily skin, look for organic and natural skincare products made for oily skin. Using the right products will help your specific skin type looks its best. Otherwise the wrong products could worsen your type of skin.


5. Eat Healthy Foods – Following a healthy diet that includes a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, grains, lean proteins, and nuts will do wonders for your skin. You are what you eat,so choose to be something healthy than a greasy piece of pizza or French fries. What you eat will exude through your skin.



6. Water – Water is amazing. It is needed for our bodies to live, keeps our skin moist and hydrated, and keeps our internal bodies at a regulated temperature and keeps our bodies hydrated as well. It helps remove toxins more quickly through waste and through sweating, so drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, if not more.





7. Sunscreen – Sunscreen is necessary to wear every day whether it’s winter or summer. The sun can damage your skin with premature aging, acne, sun spots, and skin cancer so applying lotion with SPF protection should be as routine as brushing your teeth every day.
Follow these rules and your skin will look better in a very short amount of time. Find ways to relax and enjoy life because it goes by too quickly to not enjoy it. Who wants to be stressed all the time? Not us! And not you either. 
A happy life equals happy skin.