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How To Keep Your Face Supple And Fresh

carrot-juice-juice-carrots-vegetable-juice-162670Looking your best can be quite the struggle these days. With so much activity and responsibilities to be accomplished day by day, looking after ourselves has become quite the luxury. No one wants to look perpetually tired thus it’s always a good idea to make an effort on sorting your appearance. However, trying to look your best each day can be quite a difficult trend to follow.

Now, that’s not entirely true as there are some quick tips that can help you keep your face looking fresh and rid the early signs of aging from dropping by soon:

  • Moisturizers are your best friends. It’s been known that having hydrated skin helps in keeping the youthful look. Facial creams are a great asset to add to your skin care regimen as well.
  • Eat the right food. If you’re one to constantly chow on some sweets or fast food, you might be causing more harm to your skin. Sugary treats as well as the trans fats in food has quite the effect on your skin. How about getting some rounds on lemons and carrots? These food aid in providing your skin with vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Avoid the sun. Contrary to the vampire-esque tip, the sun’s rays causes a lot of harm to your skin. Constant exposure to UV rays not only heightens the chances of cancer but also causes collagen to break down. Low collagen means sagging skin; no one wants to have saggy skin.
  • Water is your best friend. Hydration is not only limited to what you put on your skin or what you eat; drinking plenty of water has merited a lot of benefits through the years. If you’re someone who constantly drinks their 8 glasses of water a day, you’d notice how supple your skin is.
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Dry Feet Remedies

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With the upcoming humid weathers, we’re soon ditching the usage of thick garments and close-footed shoes. In this heat, who can bear to wear a pair of thick boots? It’d probably be weird which is why we swap our winter clothing for much calmer and breezier choices.

Our feet are not excused from this change but one can’t help feeling embarrassed at unsightly dry, cracked feet. No one wants to walk around with dry cracking feet in their sandals so let’s get to the bottom of why this happens.

Why does the skin on our feet crack?

Dry heels woman on a white background closeupThere are a lot of reasons why dry skin happens. Normally, if you have skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and etc, this is a common occurrence. On a more serious note, dry skin can also be a symptom for diabetes.

Another cause could be because of your age. As we continue to age, our body is unable to provide as much nutrients thus could lead to a lack of care for our feet. At times, it can also be the weather that can cause your feet to dry out especially if you’re from a humid country.

What can I do to prevent dry feet?

While lotions and moisturizers can be a good solution, they don’t always provide the immediate relief to dry, cracking feet. Some lotions have alcohol which ends up causing your skin to dry up instead of getting back to the supple and healthy feel.

One very effective way to get rid of dry, flaking skin is exfoliating. Exfoliate the rough skin of your feet so that you need not to worry about how your feet look. Exfoliating is a deep cleansing procedure aimed to shed off dead skin cells which happens to be the drying skin on your feet. You also need not worry as it’s best to exfoliate once or twice a week therefore you’re not dedicating a lot of your time to getting your feet done. The best perk about exfoliating is the relaxing approach to taking care of your feet, so don’t miss out on those foot spa sessions if you’re too stressed out.

Last but not the least, keep yourself hydrated! Drinking a lot of water goes a long way, not only for your skin but for your body in general.  Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, or more, if you’re active under the sun.

Following these tips can help you rid and avoid dry feet. You’ll never have to worry about cracking heels by the time you put your sandals or slippers on for summer!

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Best Natural Tanning Oils to Enhance Your Tan

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Let’s face it, most of us wants a beautiful tan. Summer time is sunbathing time and exposing your skin to the sun is good because it is a source of vitamin D. However, overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays damages your skin. Don’t fret. With the introduction of self-tanners, you can still get that nice tan even with minimal exposure to the sun. Here are some of the best natural self-tanning oils with their equivalent SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that you can use and is readily available. 

Coconut Oil

SPF 2-8. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acid and is good for those who have sensitive skin. 

Wheat Germ Oil

SPF 20. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E which helps smoothen your skin and free from wrinkles. 

Olive Oil

SPF 2-10. Rich in vitamin E which helps your skin moisturized and feel softer. 

Avocado Oil

SPF 4-15: Avocado oil contains rich fatty acids which helps keep dry skin moisturized. 

Sesame Oil

sesame seeds in sack and bottle of oil on rustic tableSPF 4-6. Sesame oil is rich in vitamins D, E and B complex. It is an effective skin moisturizer and also makes your skin softer. 

Lavender Oil

SPF 6. Lavender oil helps keep the skin from aging. It has anti-bacterial properties which helps heal wounds specially damages skin due the harmful UV rays of the sun. 

Hazelnut Oil

SPF 15. Hazelnut oil contains rich fatty acids and vitamin E. Both helps moisturize your skin and keep it soft and smooth.

Create a mixture of these oils using coconut oil as your base (about 70-80% of the total volume). Remember, always exfoliate or do some body scrub at least 12-24hrs before applying these home-made natural tanning oils to remove dead skin cells to make them more effective. Also, most of these tanning oils are mild sun-protectants so you might want to try several mixtures first to find out which will best work for your skin type.

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Natural Ways to Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Natural Ways to Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Always moisturize your skin to keep it healthy. Here are natural ways to keep your skin moisturized.

Natural Oils

If you are looking for natural oil products that can help keep your skin looking young and healthy, you can go for grapeseed, almond, and jojoba oil. These are organic and have the same moisturizing benefits that top brands have. These protect your skin against cold weather conditions, keeping it from getting dry. You can find bottles of these in many health food stores. These are affordable are safe to use.

Olive Oil 

Olive, Olive Oil, Cooking Oil.

Apart from being a kitchen ingredient, you can also use olive oil to smoothen your skin. These can also sooth swollen skin and rashes. If you are on a budget then this is a great choice.

Shea Butter 

Many beauty products like body washes, baths soaks, and hand lotions have shea butter as part of their ingredients. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree found in Africa. People who live there use this as a way to treat dry and sore skin. These have Vitamin A, which is good in treating dry skin. Try to find a product that only has shea butter as its main ingredient or only uses herbs as additives.

Edible Remedies 

You can drink honey or consume milk-based products such as cream and yogurt, which are good in keeping your skin moisturized. Honey can help keep your skin young and healthy when added to tea. You can also apply it on your skin and face and leave it like that for 10 minutes to achieve the same effect. You can also mix these with avocado or oatmeal to make your own solution to your dry skin.

Water 

Drinking at least eight glass of water in a day can help keep your skin from drying. By making this a habit, you can keep your skin young and healthy.

Buttermilk

Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which helps moisturize your skin. This helps break dead skin cells, replacing it with fresh skin cells. What you only need to do is to wet a face cloth in cold buttermilk and lay it on dry skin for five minutes. After five minutes, rinse gently to keep some of the acid on your skin, which will help keep it moisturized.

Avocados 

The oil found in avocados helps keep your skin lubricated. In addition, the skin easily absorbs the oil that avocados come with, which helps heal your skin. These are also high on fat and Vitamins A, D, and E, which helps keep your skin young. You just have to apply some mashed avocado on dry skin and leave it like that for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing it.

By using natural moisturizers, you can keep yourself healthy and free from the harmful effects of chemicals.