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Oily Skin Care Tips

Oily skin can cause several skin problems, including blackheads, shiny skin, makeup that won’t stay on the face, and of course, acne. While there are other causes, oily skin is the most likely.

Many over-the-counter products are made to treat oily skin, but these contain harsh chemicals. Sometimes oily skin care products end up leaving the face dry and rough, which really only causes another set of skin care problems. Some products upset the delicate Ph balance of the skin or skin tone, not to mention that the chemicals in these products are harsh and just flat out may not be safe to use regularly.

Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Citrus essential oils, such as lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and orange, can help with oily skin problems without the harsh effects of using the actual juice from the fruits themselves. Find an all-natural herbal lotion base and add 3 to 4 drops per ounce of the citrus essential oil of choice to the base. Use it on the face in the evening to help prevent oily skin.

Blackheads

Mix an oatmeal paste with unflavored oatmeal, lemon juice and olive oil, using just enough olive oil to wet the mixture. Scrub it onto the face to pull oil from pores and help reduce blackheads. Be sure to wash the face thoroughly with warm water afterward.

Shiny Skin

Mix some lemon juice with warm water and a dash of vinegar and then soak a cotton ball in the mixture and rub it on the face. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly without rinsing before applying makeup or other facial products. This will help reduce shine and may also help with excess sweating on the face that can cause makeup to slide off.

Excessive Sweating

Prior to applying makeup to the face, using a natural and non-scented delicate antiperspirant, such as Dove’s natural products, in the solid form can help with excessive sweating, help reduce shine and actually allow makeup to be applied more smoothly on the face.

Wash Face Gently

Do not overwash the face. Washing the face too frequently can actually cause the body to make more oil because it tricks the body into thinking the face and oil ducts are dry. When washing the face, avoid harsh soaps or chemicals, and settle for more natural alternatives or simply use warm water and a soft washcloth. Do not over scrub, but lightly and gently rub the face with the cloth.

Wear Oil Free Makeup or No Makeup

Wearing oil based makeup when oily skin is a problem only adds to the problem. Wear as little makeup as necessary to achieve the desired look. When wearing a liquid or cream foundation is desired, choose an oil-free foundation and finish with a powder to seal the foundation.

Following these simple, natural tips can help reduce the effects of oily skin and improve skin appearance.

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7 Essential Face Care Tips

#1 – Feed Your Skin

They say beauty comes from within, right? Well it’s true, if you eat a healthy, nutrient rich diet, you’re going to have radiant, and beautiful skin.

The antioxidants in healthy foods will help protect your skin from sun damage, keep it tight, and wrinkle free.

Eat These!

  • Berries
  • Fruits
  • Greens
  • Nuts
  • Raw fats

Avoiding foods that make your skin break out helps a lot, this means avoiding sugar, and processed junk foods.

Throw these away!

  • Alcohol
  • Anything containing sugar
  • Deep fried food
  • Processed foods
  • Smoking
  • Wheat

#2 – Water

You probably hear this everywhere, and it’s true. Staying hydrated is important for your skin. This is easy if you eat a lot of nutritious foods, like raw fruits and vegetables, which are high in water. Otherwise, just keep drinking pure, filtered water. I drink 8-12 glasses a day and that feels like enough.

#3 – Relaxation

Stress is one of the worst things for your skin and face. Stressing and worrying makes you look older than you are. So take a few deep breaths whenever you start feeling stressed. You could even take up meditation or yoga, they help, trust me! Take some time to relax, it is as easy as lighting some candles and putting on a face mask!

#4 – Physical Exercise

Exercise keeps the blood flowing, it gives your face a vibrant color and keeps you young. Any exercise will do, as long as you get your heart pumping and your juices flowing. Daily walks are easy to implement and cost nothing!

#5 – Beauty Sleep

Getting enough sleep is crucial! During the night, your body regenerates. So if you want to keep looking good, get your eight hours of beauty sleep.

#6 – Natural Care

The chemicals in regular beauty and facial care products can irritate your skin, or make it more sensitive. You can avoid this by using natural products that do not contain harmful substances. There’s a great variety of natural organic face care products nowadays. You could even do as I and make your own products!

#7 – Facial Siesta

Let your face relax from time to time. That means no creams, no make up, no face mask, no soap, no face toner, no nothing! Just your skin and some fresh air, recovering and taking a break from everything.

If you cover these things, especially #1, you will be on your way to a more beautiful face, and who doesn’t want that? Easier said than done, I know. But we can always aim to do our best and remember these important basic face care tips.

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Sweating And How to Deal With It!

Summers are approaching and we all would love summers if it wasn’t for the one main problem ..SWEATING..here are a few things that will help you understand why you sweat and how it can be controlled.

Firstly How to reduce sweating – a question that bothers more than 100 million people around the globe. Excessive sweating is a condition that scientists call “hyperhidrosis” – it’s caused by over-active sweat glands. Usually the problem affects only certain areas – armpits, palms, face, etc. If you suffer from this you know how embarrassing it can be, and limiting to the way you live your life. Especially in the coming hot summer months, the problem can become even worse. The anxiety which sweating causes, often perpetuates the problem – it increases sweating even more.

If you are overweight that can make sweating a lot worse – it makes it harder for your body to get rid of excess heat, as the layer of fat under your skin acts as an insulation. If that’s the case you should exercise regularly – that will condition your sweat glands to produce less sweat, when you’re not involved in a heavy activity.

Drink more water – that will keep your body temperature lower, which will reduce sweating. Wear loose clothing made out of polyester – do not wear cotton, as it dries slowly and does not allow air to pass through.

Here is a remedy, that has been known to work in some cases:

Make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply that solution to your armpits – let it dry. Brush off the excess soda that forms, and you’re good to go. Do this a few times per day for a few days, and hopefully, the sweating will be reduced.

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Understanding Blackheads..

People often want to know how to get rid of blackheads quickly.  This question is misplaced.  The emphasis on “quickly” will cause people to seek quick fix treatments and creams.  Nothing wrong with that except that the problem will return as soon as your treatment runs its course.

The real key to removing blackheads is to deal with the problem at the root.  Often times the root of the problem is self care.  Or, more precisely, a lack of proper self care.

Let’s take diet for example.  Are you consuming lots of sweets?  I’ll bet you are.  The first tip for removing blackheads is to stop eating sweets.  Within days you will see an improvement in your skin.

Next is water.  Your body needs plenty of water so that it can function properly.  Most experts recommend eight glasses per day.  How many glasses of water per day are you drinking these days?  If it’s less than eight, you need to increase it.

Okay, next up is exercise.  Your body can’t function properly without enough exercise.  Exercise causes you to sweat and sweat cleans your pores.  The result is that your skin will look better because it’s cleaner.  Your acne will improve and your blackheads will diminish significantly.

After you have improved your diet, are drinking enough water and getting enough exercise, then and only then would I consider investing in creams and treatments.  See what you can accomplish naturally before spending money on treatments.

If, after taking the natural route as described here, your blackheads are still out of control, I would go see a dermatologist.  A dermatologist will be able to make sure there are not other health related factors keeping you from cleaner skin.  A dermatologist will also be able to recommend a treatment that is specifically designed to for you and your situation.

One of the first things a dermatologist will ask you is about your diet, water consumption and exercise.  If you take the advice offered above, you will be able to smile and tell the dermatologist that you are doing well on all three counts.

In summary, don’t focus so much on looking for a “quick” fix, instead go the natural route first.  If that does not work, go see a dermatologist.

 

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Get Rid Of Pimples

Pimples are nothing but a tiny little infection in the skins pores. They are a produced as a result of a bacterium that lives on the surface of your skin. This bacterium is harmless until it gets into the pores of the skin. When you try to break the pimple the bacterium and pus can spread underneath the skin to form new pimples. If you keep on disturbing the pimple you can also end up with scars. The best way to get rid of pimples is to hide its presence and let it subside on its own without disturbing it too much.

There are number of simple steps to get rid of pimples quickly. These are some of the simple steps that can be followed regularly.

  1. Apply ice to the pimples few times a day. This will reduce the swelling and will try to make the pimple less noticeable.
  2. Toothpaste can be applied to the pimple which again reduces the swelling and helps you to get rid of the pimples the next morning.
  3. Drink a lot of water. This facilitates removal of toxins from body.
  4. Try to avoid junk food and also eatables containing excess sugar and vegetable oil.
  5. Another way to get rid of pimples is the use of garlic. Massage the garlic on your face few times a day for about a week.
  6. The best away to get rid of pimples is to eliminate stress. Once stress level goes down its easier to get rid of pimples fast.
  7. Regions that are prone to pimples must be washed with a cleanser at least twice a day.
  8. Avoid oil based moisturizers and makeup.
  9. Consult a dermatologist and ask them for a pimple cream.
  10. Sleep well in the night as it strengthens the immune system to fight off bacteria and other infection.

Getting rid of pimples quickly is not always easy in a short amount of time. Maintaining overall skin health is very important. The tips given above can make you hide the pimples until they disappear on their own. Pimples are embarrassing and one really gets frustrated when trying to get rid of them. There are many effective ways to get rid of pimples fast. By following these steps mentioned above you will have a beautiful and healthy skin.

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Tips for a smart waist

All people who have stored much fat around their bellies look much anxious for their smartness. It happens due to over eating, no exercise and excessive sitting in routine. Having flat belly is dream of all women and young girls while having six packs on their bodies is dream of males. People having apple shaped or pear shaped bodies must take some steps to reduce their fats. Here are some special and useful tips to reduce fats from belly. Not only your look is affected by these fats but this will cause many diseases like heart problem, asthma, diabetes and blood pressure. Over weighting is not good for both health and look. Keep following points under consideration and lose fats of your belly:

  • Eat food with fewer fats and more proteins and fiber. Avoid over eating. Take chlorine controlling diet.
  • Add exercise and daily morning walk in your routine activities. Sports will be best tool to control fats in your body.
  • Leave drinking cold water for sometime as it will be better to drink some hot water.
  • Drink plenty of water to look fresh and tighten your body. Drink 10-12 glasses of water in a day.
  • Avoid too much junk food as this food causes lot of belly fat. It will optimize your appetite level and then over eating will lead towards over weight.
  • Take proper sleep time as many people eat more and more to spend their nights at work.
  • Jumping rope is very effective tool to reduce belly fats.
  • Don’t drink water during and after taking meal. Drinking water at the end leads towards over belly fats. This seems some non-serious fact but it is proved. Drink water of your desire before meal and drink after minimum one hour after meal. Do some walk after eating.

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Facial Skin Care, How Important It Is?

Facial skin care is especially important because your face the most viewed part of your body. If your face appears older, then people assume that you are older. Facial skin care is definitely important for men and women. When you first meet a person, what is the first thing you notice about them?. Facial skin care is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the skin care routine with complete seriousness).
Skin care is not as complicated as some think. With the right attitude and discipline, one can actually create a facial skin care routine that will help bring about that healthy glow. Facial care is vital as it is the most delicate skin on the body.
There are many lotions and potions knocking about, but good facial skin care often involves nothing more than a little extra time and attention when washing, either first thing in the morning, before going out for the evening, or last thing at night. Facial skin care is a top priority for many women in today’s society. A good recommendation is to not go to bed with makeup on.
It is also necessary to retard the skin aging process. Facial skin care isn’t supposed to hurt! Repairing facial skin often requires you to slough off damaged skin and help your body replace it with new skin cells. Facial skin care is important for ”waking up” the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells, and handling blackheads and whiteheads, particularly if you have a busy schedule and do not get much rest.
Facials are also an excellent way to lower stress, stress and lack of sleep are elements that can contribute to adult acne. Facial skin care is extremely necessary so that the face skin glows everyday.
Facial skin care is an outward reflection of feeling good. It’s no secret that we look good when we feel good. Facial care is very important, and it can be as mild as the medically offered skin care Obagi or as strong as a facial peel or laser. Facial wrinkles can be significantly reduced with Botox, a protein that relaxes muscles forming wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and between the brows. Facial skin care is very important for both sexes. Our face is who we are.

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