Tips to preserve the beauty of the eyes

>> Thursday, March 19, 2009

Residue of stale eye make-up and other pollutants cause irritation in your eyes, leading to infected eyes. Adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise and total eye care is vital for beautiful eyes.

#Avoid using lotions, oils, drops in your eyes without consulting your ophthalmologist.

#Refrain from using face packs, masks and harsh astringents around the eyes.

#Never pull, stretch or rub the skin around the eyes.

#Avoid reading in poor light and harsh lights.

#Do not attempt reading under flickering lights.

#Small, bad print can cause severe eye strain.

#Constantly glued to your idiot box also holds a major share in weakening eyesight.

#Excessive smoking robs the body of vitamin C. It also causes wrinkles around eyes.

#Wear sunglasses to prevent discomfort from the sun's glare.

#Use damp cotton wool dipped in rose water, to remove traces of eye makeup. Use gentle, downward strokes to remove makeup. The outside of the lid can be cleansed by gentle, inward strokes.

#If you have an oily skin dab a little cream under and around eyes at bedtime.

#Never pluck mascara off your eye lashes

Massaging Technique for Eyes

Eyes are the most delicate organ. It ages faster producing lines, creases under eyes and crow’s feet at the sides of the eye. As the tissue around the eyes is delicate, the skin must never be rubbed or stretched. Unless you are confident & master the art of eye massage. It is advisable that you skip the eye massage.

Any massage for your eyes must be done with very light, feathery touch. While massaging eyes, always remember that, this is the only massage movement that moves towards the centre of your face. As stated earlier all other facial mass¬age movements move outwards or away from the centre of your face.

With feathery strokes, start from the outer corner of your eye, move below your eye using your fore finger. As you reach near your nose, take a 'u' turn and massage with extremely light touch over the upper lid. Work your way towards the outer corner or the starting point. Massage both eyes and always maintain that light, feathery touch.

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Make-Up Tips For Eyes

>> Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lengthening the eye lashes

Mascara helps to reinforce the length and thickness of your lash. It also enhances the look of your eyes. The latest brands come in a liquid form with a roll on applicator. In certain brands, curved spiral applicators are provided for easy application.

Apply a flick of mascara, if using, with your minimal make-up base as you would do in summer or when natural light is warmer. Coat the upper as well as lower lashes, starting at the roots and working towards the tips. If you want the eye lashes thick give them two coats.


After the first application, allow enough time to dry. Before the second application, a fine dusting of powder is necessary. Coat with mascara again, to make the eye lashes look thicker. After the second coat is dry, Eyelash curlers are used to give a curl to the eyelashes. Use eyelash curlers gently, pressing the ends lightly together to give them an outward curl. If the lashes are long, first curl close to the roots and then the tips of the lashes. Curling must be gently done without squeezing. If you happen to use a water-proof mascara, use the special remover at night.

Make up tips for different kind of eyes

Make up for Small eyes

Apply a light eye shadow on the eyelid. Use a touch of highlighter over brow bone. Blend in a darker shadow towards the outer corner of the eye. Drag shadow up nearer to the brow bone.

Make up for Close-set eyes

Use a highlighter from tear duct to brow. Shadow from base to brow with a dark shade allowing it to branch outwards behind the outer edge of eyes.

Make up for Wide-set eyes

Begin shading with a dark shadow from between the bridged nose and the beginning of your eyes. Fill m eye King a pencil near the under middle of eyebrow, so that it creates an illusion of being nearer to your eyes.

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Beauty ingredients and their functions (A – B)

>> Wednesday, March 4, 2009

“A”
Alfalfa - helps to promote hair growth.

Aloe Vera - this fleshy leaved plant has a cooling effect on skin. Especially beneficial to hair and skin, it may be combined to form shampoos, creams and hair oils.

Almond - belongs to the nut family. It has high nutritious value. Promote healthy teeth, bones and skin. It is an excellent skin cleanser, softener and provide nourishment. Widely used in facial scrubs and face masks.

Almond oil - rich oil with softening and nourishing properties

Alum - a sulphate of potash and alumina. Used as a styptic.



Amla or Phylanthus Emblica - helps hair growth, prevent premature graying and controls dandruff. It has excellent 'darkening' properties.

Apple - a lovely, juicy fruit. It contains vitamin A, C, potassium and pectin. Improves texture of the skin and can be made into cider or vinegar.

Apricot - golden, peachy looking fruit with high nutritional value. It can be eaten fresh or dried. Apricot is used in peel off facial mask.

Avocados - high nutrition content; rich in vitamins, minerals, and oil. The greenish yellow pulp may be eaten. It is also used in face masks.

“B”

Butter milk -'the residue' after butter has been churned from cream.

Banana - herbaceous plant edible with nutritious value. It can be used in face masks.

Barley - the grain of barley i.e., pearl barley is rich in iron and phosphorous. Widely used to soothe and cool the body system. Also used in face masks and as a beauty drink.

Basil- Tulsi is an aromatic culinary plant with medicinal properties.

Beer - made from fermented malt barley, sugar, hops, yeast and water. It can be used to set the hair.

Beeswax - used in the preparation of face cream.

Bengal gram flour - has smoothening properties. It is used widely in face packs and complexion scrubs.

Benzoin - 'gum' from Eastern tree used in medicine and perfumery. When heated it yields benzoic acid.

Benzoic Acid - used as preservative in the preparation of cosmetic creams.

Bi carbonate of soda - used to whiten teeth.

Black berry - 'the bramble'. A scrub with fruits.

Borax - a softener for hard water and an antiseptic.

Boracic Acid - acts as an antiseptic and checks excessive perspiration. Boric is the shortened form of the word Boracic.

Bran - the 'husk' of wheat and other grains. It has been separated in milling from the flour. May be used in face masks for its nourishing cleansing and boosting properties.

Brewer's yeast - rich in vitamin B and protein. It is used in cleansing masks.

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Methods of cleansing

>> Thursday, February 19, 2009

It is important to clean the face with extra care because the skin is more sensitive than other parts of the body and is almost invariably exposed and it is exposed to the many harmful elements in the air around us every day.

There are many facial cleansers available in the market. These are formulated so that they cleanse effectively while keeping your skin's natural oils intact.

If you have normal skin you should use:

Gel cleansers:

These are usually oil-free and may not foam or lather. These are good for sensitive skin also.


If you have oily skin, you should choose from the following:

Foaming cleansers:

These cleanser lather the face and remove the excessive oil from the surface; particularly suitable for the oily skin type.

If you have dry skin, you should choose

Water-soluble cleansers:

These are good and all-purpose, and are generally non-irritating.

Lotion cleansers:

These are recommended for dry or sensitive skin because they leave a light soothing film on the skin.

Cleansing milks:

These are best for removing make-up.

Facial cleansers may be of many types. You need to choose one that is most suitable for your skin and your pocket.

How to Clean Your Face

The best way to clean your face is to warm water and a mild cleanser twice a day, probably in the morning and before you go to bed. It is a fairly simple process.

These are the correct steps for cleansing your face:

Wet your face with warm water.

Squeeze out a small amount of face wash, about the size of a fifty-paisa coin, on your palm.

Use a soft sponge to gently rub the cleanser all over your face for fifteen
to thirty seconds.

Splash your face with running warm water several times (about ten times), until you are sure that all the cleanser has been rinsed off. Feel your face for signs of oily residue. Warm water is more effective for dissolving oil and impurities.

Pat your face lightly with a clean face towel, but make sure not to pat it completely dry—you need to retain some water to get the best effect of the moisturizer that you apply.

Apply an appropriate moisturizer.


The top five face cleansing errors


Is your cleansing method is keeping your skin glowing at its best?
Make sure that you are not making these five common cleansing errors.

1. Cleansing too often.
Over clansing your face can stimulate oil glands, making your skin even slicker. So no matter what your skin type, cleanse no more than twice a day with a cleanser formulated for your skin type.



2. Using of too much cleanser.
The less concentrated your cleanser, the gentler it is on your skin. So dilute a dot of liquid cleanser with water or lather it up in the palm of your hand before you begin.

3. Using products that are too harsh for the skin.
You might like the tingly feeling that an alcohol-based cleanser or astringent provides, but using it every day can lead to tight, flaky skin. In fact, astringent is often unnecessary even for oily skin. So let your skin be your guide.

4. Using products too harshly.
Yes, whiteheads are annoying, but over-scrubbing will not help. Avoid abrasive facial pads or grainy scrubs. You might end up with blotchy, flaky skin or even tiny broken capillaries.

5. Not rinsing enough.
Many people don't rinse away their cleansers thoroughly enough. When you think you're done rinsing, splash your face three more times.


This article is republished in India Study Channel

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How to clean ourselves - Know about soaps

How should one bathe?
Should one use a body wash or a regular soap?
What kind of soap should one use?
Whether one should use soap or body wash depends on their skin?

So many questions arise in our mind, when caring of skin is concerned.
The skin on one’s body may be quite different from the skin on her face. It would be a good idea to check the skin on arms and legs. Even if the face has oily skin, arms and legs may be quite dry.

In Indian tropical weather conditions, one should bathe twice a day, morning and, using a cleansing agent and warm water. One should rinse thoroughly to prevent soap residue from getting deposited on the skin. Soap deposits may cause allergic reaction, and also lead to darkening of the skin. Always moisturize after cleaning the skin at night, even in summer.

It becomes confusing, what to use from so many cleaning agents available in the market. All of them are claiming their benefits. Let us know what we want for us and which will suit the best for our skin.


Choosing a Soap


If you have normal skin, these are the cleansing agents you should choose from:

Regular/traditional soaps:

These soaps are fine for normal skin, but may be irritating for dry skins.

Transparent soaps:

These are the best option for sensitive but oily skin.

Shower gels or body shampoos:

These have been recently introduced, and are often technically better than soaps.

If you have dry skin, these are the cleansing agents you should choose from:

Moisturizing or super fatted soaps:

These are good for those who have dry skin as they contain fatty ingredients and are pH neutral.

Body washes:

The moisturizing ones are especially good for dry skin.


Specialized kinds of soaps


Deodorant soaps:

Avoid using these on your face as the antiseptics can cause reactions.

Medicated soaps:

These can cause dryness, especially when used for long periods of time. Under no circumstances should you use a medicated soap for more than two months at a stretch.

Use a medicated soap only if:

*Spend a lot of time outdoors.
*You perspire due to strenuous skin.
*You have too much body odor.
*You have a skin infection.

pH of the soap is important:


pH is the approximate measure of acidity of a substance and is represented by a number. Seven is considered neutral, whereas less than seven is acidic. The higher numbers denote alkalinity.

Our skin is mildly acidic. Most of the ordinary soaps available in the market are alkaline. They react with the acidity of the skin and kill some superficial cells. These cells putrefy and cause more bad odor. More alkaline, and cheap is the soap, more damage will be done to the skin. Search for neutral pH soap for best results.

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Food and beautiful hairs and nails

>> Sunday, February 15, 2009

External beauty can be acquired by not just applying the right products to your face, what also matters is the food intake. Just like every other part of our body, hair and nails are at their strongest and healthiest when a balanced diet is consumed a healthy diet that contains an adequate amount of protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals.

The most important factor is to eat plenty of protein-rich foods, such as lean meat, chicken, eggs, fish, low-fat dairy products, pulses, nuts, seeds and soya. Diets deficient in protein can result in fine hair that is prone to breaking or split ends, and nails that are brittle and vulnerable. Poor dietary intakes of iron can also have a major impact on nails, causing them to become brittle, spoon-shaped (curved in the middle), and pale rather than pink in color.


As there is very little overlying tissue, the small blood vessels under the nail are more obvious than else¬where in the body. As a result, iron in the red blood cells shows up as a pink tinge - or pale, if iron intake is poor. Also, a loss of hair or thinning hair is one of the main symptoms of anemia, a condition that results from lack of iron. One of the best sources of iron is red meat, fish, bread, green leafy vegetables, peas, lentils, beans, dried fruit, and eggs.

Vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron from plant foods, so foods such as citrus fruits and juices, berries. Green leafy vegetables, kiwi fruit, tomatoes and pep¬pers should be consumed. It's a common misconcep¬tion that white spots on nails are caused by a calcium deficiency. More often than not, they're caused by damage to the nail itself and will grow out, but a poor intake of zinc may be the cause. This immune-boosting mineral - found in meat, poultry, seafood, cheese, nuts and seeds - is essential for healthy nails and hair, and its absence can be linked to dry and brittle hair, loss and even dandruff. Prevent dry hair and cuticles, drink eight glasses of water a day and eat juicy fruit and vegetables - many contain at least 90 per cent water. so one can maintain fluid and vitamin levels at the same time

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Sun protecting Skincare

>> Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sunrays have dual effect on our body. On one hand it elevates mood, protects our bone by improving bone density and may be protecting against some form of cancer; but on the other hand the UV rays lead to premature aging of our skin. So the use of sunscreen lotion is essential to protect our skin from the ill effects, while enjoying the benefits of sun rays.

Are all sunscreen products are safe?

Chemical UV light sponges when applied repeatedly to the wide areas of the skin, they are absorbed and these oestrogen like chemicals are fond in the breast milk and the urine. This is not desirable. Check for the ingredients while buying your products and avoid those with the following chemicals Benzophone, Azobenzone, PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid), PABA esters, cinnamates and nano particles of titanium oxide and zinc oxides.


Go for reputed brands, those use natural ingredients to protect sun rays.

Other things you should do to protect your skin from sun:

Sun-protection fruit blend

All the fruits in this smoothie are fantastic antioxidants and the pomegranate juice also helps protect the skin from damage caused by the sun.

• ½ mango
• ½ papaya
• slice of honeydew melon
• 1 nectarine
• 3 apricots
• 12 black grapes
• Small glass of pomegranate juice

Slice and collect the pulps of all, deseed the grapes. Place all the fruit slices and pulps into a blender and blend them until they are well blended. Pour the blend into a glass and top off with chilled pomegranate juice, stirring well to combine. Relish the drink fresh. Pomegranate juice has been shown to extend the SPF of a sunscreen by as much as 20 percent.

Some exposure to sun is beneficial

Expose your non sun blocked skin to early morning sunrays for 5 – 15 minutes three times a week. This will give you the natural dose of vitamin D you require.


Use hat judiciously

Protect your face and the D├ęcolletage by wearing wide brimmed dark colored hat between 11 am to 4 pm routinely. This will prevent age related pigmentation.


Care after a sun bath

Skin may some times feel sore after a sun bath. This can be soothed by applying cider vinegar by cotton swabs.



Better don’t use sun beds

UV rays from sun beds may cause the breakdown of folic acid in the body. This B vitamin seems to protect against some later-life diseases, such as dementia and cardiovascular disease. Using sun beds may also worsen age related pigmentation problems.


Using self tanners

If you are using any self tanners ,better use any organic one.
Fake tan and tanning moisturizers have been associated with DNA damage because of their active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA).


Your snacks may help to protect you from the ill effect of sunrays


Food containing beta carotene, lutein, the antioxidants like Vitamin C protect the skin from sun damage. Rely on oranges, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E in these foods also help to reduce the redness caused by the sun exposure.

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Daily skin care is required after 30!

Skin renews itself and repairs the damages in night. Before 30 you may not require special care but after 30 an intensive replenishing management is required to maintain youthfulness of the skin.

Basic principle of applying cream at night

Remember not use excess quantity of your night care products. Use only the quantity, which can be readily absorbed by the skin. Wipe away any excess quantity by tissue paper after 2 minutes.


Home made night care oil for your face

For cleansing use the home made cleanser for sensitive skin.

For making the night care product of your own use the following:

1 tsp each avocado and wheat germ oil
1 capsule evening primrose oil
4 drops essential oil of lavender
2 drops each essential oils of myrrh and frankincense
1 drop each essential oils of cypress


Pour all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle. Drop the essential oils into it. Shake well to mix. Store it in a cool and ark place. To apply, massage the oil on freshly cleansed damp skin.


Massage your feet to ensure good sleep

The relaxation and good sleep at night shows on the face in the morning. To ensure good sleep massage the feet with warm colorless sesame oil before reclining to bed.

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Exercises for your face to keep yourself young

>> Friday, January 23, 2009

When we exercise for rest of our body, 91 muscles of our face are utterly neglected. Proper and targeted exercising our facial muscles can maintain the youthfulness and energized look of our face and eyes. With the growing age the tone and flexibility of the muscles of our face and noticeably our eyes diminishes and give us stressed and tired look. Let us see how we can rejuvenate them with the simple exercises, we all can do.


Rotate your eyes:


Keep your neck upright and still. Look at front with wide eyes. Slowly look up as up as you can and hold. Remember not to move or tilt your neck during this exercise. Now slowly look down to the ground and hold; not moving your neck. Next look slowly to the left and then right. Next rotate your eyes slowly once clockwise then anti clockwise. This exercise will strengthen all the muscles of your eyeballs, responsible for the eye movements.



Blink Consciously:


Though blinking is involuntary act, but when working on computer screen blinking lessens and produce stresses to our eyes. We can make a habit of blinking while working on computer. Try this and will see the difference instantly. Drink plenty of water.


Gaze widely:


Place your one finger in front of your eyes and look at it. Then try to look at a distance and you will find the blurring of your finger and distance vision is also blurred. Look like this without blinking. Repeat 2 or 3 times.


Check your eyes:


Our eyesight tends to deteriorate with age. We have to accept that. Whenever you notice that, you are getting difficulty read the fine prints, take the help of an optometrist. Don't strain your eyes by delaying the acceptance of specs. This will age the look of your eyes rapidly. Even if you don't find any problem check every two years after the age of 40 and every tear after the age of 60.


Let your face muscle dance! :


Try this funny exercise. Play a short piece of music, on which you love to dance and dance along with it with your face muscles only. If you wish make a short film of yours to entertain yourself later. You will gain a lot along with this funny exercise.


Workout for your forehead:


Frown as strongly as you can and hold for some time and relax. Repeat 3 - 4 times. Look forward and raise your eyebrows as up as you can towards your hairline, hold for some time and then relax – repeat 3 – 4 times. Close your eyes strongly so that you can feel the eyelashes are touching your cheek, hold for some time and relax – epeat 3 – 4 times.


Neck exercises, you can do any time you like:


To start with free your shoulders a little bit by moving them up back and down. Repeat the same in opposite directions.


Now keep your shoulders steady. Then bend your chin down as far as you can and try to touch the chest, hold for a while. Then look up to the ceiling keeping the shoulders steady and hold for some time.. Now bend the neck to the right and left as far as you can and hold for some time. Next turn your face to the right and left and keep in those position and count 30. Then come back to neutral position. Now try rotating the neck once clockwise and then anti clockwise 5 times each. Don't try these if you have any neck problems.



Some toning exercises for the facial muscles:


These simple workouts help to improve the tone and elasticity of your facial muscles. Do these exercises in front of a mirror, so that you can see you are not producing any wrinkles around your eyes while doing these.


Smile by pulling the angle of our mouth as up as possible without producing wrinkle around the eyes. Count 15 and release. Repeat for 5 times.


Keep your teeth together and say "eee", drawing the sides of the mouth outwards. Take care not to wrinkle around the eyes. Count 15 and release. Repeat for 5 times.


Make your mouth "O" shaped. Then drop you jaw as far as you can to make the opening oval. You now can feel the stretch in cheeks. Hold in this position by counting 15. Then release. Repeat for 5 times.

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How to care the face on daily basis by homemade Cleanser, toner, moisturizer and makeup removers:

>> Thursday, January 15, 2009

Clean your face and remove make ups before you go to bed:


Vigilantly remove all the makeup and grime by cleansing before you retire to bed. Any small remaining trace may irritate the eyes and block the skin pores and eventually result in dull skin complexion. Avoid dragging and pulling the skin when you are applying cleanser. Take cleanser on your fingers; massage the skin by rolling actions of fingers. Same procedure to be done for your neck too.



Homemade makeup remover:


To remove makeup a homemade remover can be made by blending 2 table spoon of almond oil and 3 drops of essential oil of neroli. You can store such preparation in dark glass bottle in cool and dark place. Shake the bottle before using. Use warm cloth while you are removing the makeup. Soak a piece of muslin in warm water, remove the excess water by wringing out and place the cloth over your face. Warmth will open the pores of the skin. Cleanse your face and wash your face with cold water to close the pores.



Milk can act as tonic to your skin:


A cotton pad soaked in full fat milk, when lightly place on your face help to remove dead cells and rejuvenate the skin by renewal of skin cells.



Homemade cleanser to remove grime from your face:


Detergents and soaps should be avoided for the delicate skin of your face. An oil rich antioxidant cleanser you can make at your home as follows



Ingredients:


1 green tea bag

1 tsp ground almonds

1 tsp grape seed oil

1 tsp milk powder


Soak the tea bag in a mug of boiling water. Then blend this green tea with almond paste, grape seed oil and the milk powder to make smooth paste. Massage this paste to your face and neck. Leave there for 10 minutes and then remove with the splash of warm water. Rewash your face with cool water.



Homemade cleanser for sensitive skin:


The following homemade blend is very helpful for the sensitive skin, which need gentle cleansing



Ingredients:


1 tsp fine oatmeal

1 tsp jojoba oil

1 tsp milk powder

1–2 tbsp rosewater


Blend the above ingredients and make smooth paste. Application is same as above.



Toners for your skin from the kitchen cupboard:


Try these antioxidants from your kitchen – Green tea, Rose water, Grape juice. Cider vinegar, peppermint or fennel tea are also good pore reducing toner.


Moisturizers are essential to calm your skin preserve the moisture and render glow and radiance to your skin.




Try this homemade moisturizer for sensitive skin:



Ingredients:


1 green tea bag

3 drops essential oil of rosemary

2 drops essential oil of chamomile

2 tbsp Aloe Vera gel


Brew the tea bag in a mug of boiled water. To the aloe Vera gel mix the oil of rosemary and chamomile and blend. Mix a little tea after it is cooled. Your moisturizer is now ready to use.



Intense moisturizer for very dehydrated skin:


Ingredients:


2 tbsp hemp oil

1 tsp wheat germ oil

1 capsule evening primrose oil

3 drops essential oil of frankincense

2 drops essential oil of neroli



Take all these ingredients in an amber colored bottle. Squeeze the contents of the capsules after puncturing it into it. Shake it well before use. If you want to store you can store it in cool and dark place.



Homemade Moisturizer for sun damaged skin:


Ingredients


1 tbsp grape seed oil

2 tsp rose hip oil

1 tsp wheat germ oil

3 drops essential oil of lavender

1 drop each essential oils of chamomile and geranium




Take all these ingredients in an amber colored bottle. Mix then thoroughly. Shake it well before use. If you want to store you can store it in cool and dark place.


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Defy your age by these simple steps:

>> Sunday, January 11, 2009

What happens to the skin with age?


Age starts to show its effect on skin from 30s onward. It slowly loses its color and vibrancy and early signs of wrinkles and sagging sets in. Pores of the skin enlarges and capillaries break down around the nose and cheek. From 40s spots start coming on forehead, cheek, upper lip hands and legs. Sun exposure, stress, pollution, wrong food and life style selection all increase free radicals in the body and aging process start faster. Still we can do many things to maintain the vibrancy and radiance of youth to 40s – 50s and even more.

Let us see, what can be done to preserve youthfulness


Breathing and diet:


Breathing exercises by Yoga promote higher flow of oxygen to the skin and increase the tone. To fully utilize the workout of yoga take antioxidant food regularly in your meals. Rely on colored vegetables such as tomatoes, carrot, spinach, broccoli, plums, kale, blackberries etc. These foods have high Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC). Add vitamins to your diet; in other words be vitamin conscious. The most important vitamins for your skin are A, C, and E. Deficiency in vitamin A results in flaking skin. Anti inflammatory action of vitamin C is essential for healing and regeneration of the skin cells and their plumping. Vitamin C act best along with its companion Vitamin E, which has a great immune stimulating action, encourage circulation to increase the radiance of the skin. When taken together, protection from hazardous rays of Sun is doubled. From now onwards look for Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) and Vitamin E ( Tocopherol or, Alphatocopherol) in the label of your food.


Don't forget water:


The more dry is the skin more chance of getting wrinkle faster. This can easily be prevented by ample intake of water at least 3 litres per day. This will flush out toxins, plump your skin, add gloss to your hair.



Understand the value of exercising:


Skins of the people, who exercise regularly heal more faster than their sedentary counterpart. Target at least 30 minutes free hand exercise every day to preserve the youthfulness.



Learn to use moisturizer:



Apply body oil or, moisturizer after bath or, shower, while your skin is still little wet. In that way you can seal the moistures in your body and protect yourself from the drying condition like wind or, air-conditioning.


Use fats judiciously:


It has been proved by researches that the skin of those people, whose skin age prematurely lack in essential fats, which moisturize the skin from inside, elevate mood and reduce inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acid should be abundant in your food. Sea fishes like Mackerel, Sardine, Flaxseed, avocados, olive oil and nuts are reach sources of it. You can add nut, seed or fruit oils to your body oils or moisturizer too to get maximum effects.


Avoid stress:



The effect of stress become clearly visible on your skin very fast as pimples, pale complexion, puffy eyes, and frown lines. Yoga, regular exercises and judicial food intake can relieve stress to a great extant. Positive attitude books, and tapes also help to boost your morale and shed stress.


Say no to smoking:


Skin of smokers above the age of 30 ages twice faster due to sun exposure than non smokers. Excessive productions of freeradicals are the primary reason for it. "Smoker's skin" is a distinct entity which denote a gray complexion, dilated pores, wrinkles and delay in healing. Smoking constricts thee blood vessels thereby reducing the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the skin, destroys the collagen and produces wrinkles fast.


Don't miss the chance of a beauty sleep:


Our body restores during sleep. Proper sleep is absolutely essential for regeneration and restoration of the damaged cells. Growth hormone spurt during sleep helps to renew our skin, hair, bones. The first evidence of lack of sleep is appeared below the eyes and ultimately ends up with a dull complexion.



Chose your skin products correct for your age:


Consult a beauty therapist to chose your product. A woman at age of 30 need different management and products than a woman nearing or after menopause. Judicial use of beauty products helps long way to preserve youthfulness for long time.


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