Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts

Friday, January 24, 2014

Clean skin - this is one of the essential criteria of beauty. It is like a mirror, reflects the state of health, and if you do not eat a lot of nervous and hardly your skin will shine.

If you are seriously thinking about her condition and decided to say goodbye to acne , enlarged pores, and a grayish tinge, will have to change much, and why not start with the food? Here are 7 foods that will help your skin to adopt a more healthy appearance.

1. Fatty fish (salmon or tuna). Including fish in your diet, you provide the body with biotin, vitamin B, which, among other functions, involved in the production of fatty acids and helps the absorption of amino acids.

Lack of biotin facing deteriorating skin - it gets dry, "scaly", with an unhealthy shade.

2. Flax seeds . Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain cell membranes, protect the skin and maintain the humidity at the right level. If you are a vegetarian source of fatty acids can be milled flax seed and linseed oil or walnuts, if you eat meat - all the same oily fish.

3. Green and yellow vegetables. Colored vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, pepper, spinach and broccoli are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin helps reduce sebum that prevents acne, stimulates the production of collagen and cells that accelerates regeneration and helps rejuvenate. In addition, colorful vegetables provide a healthy skin color.

4. Almonds. This product is rich in vitamin E, which has a positive effect on skin and hair, and also protects the skin from damage caused by sun exposure.

5. Seeds. Conventional sunflower seeds are also rich in vitamin E. They protect the skin from free radicals in the environment and the organism. Free radicals in the body destroy all cells, including skin.

6. Carbohydrates. Processed foods and white flour can cause inflammation and the appearance of acne. Replace pasta and white rice products such as barley, brown rice and beans - their glycemic index is smaller and they contain more fiber and nutrients. Furthermore, these products are useful for the intestine which also affects the well of the skin condition.

7. Orange juice and rosehips. juice maintains the fluid level in the body and supplies it with vitamin C , which not only boosts immunity, but also works as an antioxidant, protecting cells from free radicals. Furthermore, vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, the main component of connective tissues. In addition to orange juice, a lot of vitamin C in the berries of wild rose , from which you can make teas. For example - the vitamin C in oranges about 50 milligrams per 100 grams of dried berries hips - about 1,500 milligrams per 100 grams.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

If moles are not located in the most inconvenient places and do not spoil our appearance, most of us do not pay attention to them. And for good reason! Birthmark - this area of ​​the skin where there is a breach of the exchange and synthesis of melanin. Most often, a mole is a smooth dark spot on the skin, but in some cases it may be slightly raised above the surface of the skin, but still be covered with sparse hairs.

Be attentive to the condition of moles: using sponges or scrubs try not to touch them, and leaving in the sun, this lubricate the skin sunscreen. Otherwise, a mole may be a dull place of formation of malignant tumors - melanoma. This new growth is accompanied by the rapid emergence of metastases.

Your body is a lot of moles, and you're worried about? The best way of precaution would be to remove them, but, of course, not at home - it can only lead to a deterioration. Consult a physician. Currently, there are several ways to remove moles: surgical excision, electrocautery, laser-assisted and by freezing with liquid nitrogen (not to the same leaving visible traces on the skin).

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Professional cosmetics, designed for sunbathing on nature, has different degree of protection of the skin from ultraviolet rays. On the tubes, they are designated labeled SPF (Sun Protective Factor).

Figures 10, 20, 30 etc. indicate how many times helps to reduce exposure to the sun, the tool for sunbathing. The base value of the safe sun exposure is considered to be 10 minutes. If your vehicle is worth marking SPF 12, while exposure to the sun is 120 minutes.

All sun-protection cosmetics is indicative gradation levels of protection:
  • 2-6 - base;
  • 8-12 - average;
  • 15-25 - high;
  • 30-50 - intensive;
  • 50 and above - blocking.
But the majority of scholars have come to the conclusion that no tool can not provide complete protection against the adverse effects of sunlight.

To maximally protect skin from harmful effects of sunlight, sunburn remedy should be selected taking into account the skin type. Experts divided into 6 types of skin:

1. Albinos - people with fair skin and hair, blue or green eyes. Their skin becomes red with tan color. Stay in the sun without protective cream is allowed no more than 7 minutes. Protective equipment they need to choose SPF 50 or higher.

2. People of the "Nordic" appearance. People with fair skin, blue or brown eyes and freckles. Without sun cream to stay in the sun, they are allowed no more than 15 minutes. Means of protection: the first few weeks - SPF 50 or higher, then SPF 20 - 25 - 30.

3. People with fair skin, brown eyes, brown or dark brown hair. Remedies in the early days - SPF 50 or higher, the first week, SPF 15, the next - SPF 8-6.

4. People who have dark skin (or eastern Mediterranean). Means of protection: the first week - SPF 10, the next - SPF 6.

5. People with very dark skin (Indians, inhabitants of South America and Africa). Under the sun can go without sunscreen. And yet, in the first week of recommended funds with SPF 6 degrees of protection.

6. Black people. Their skin is not susceptible to burns from the sun's rays. They are encouraged to use moisturizing lotions and creams.

How to keep a nice tan for a long time?

The very first thing you need for tanned skin, it's intense hydration. After drying the skin tan. To get tanned and moisturized skin, use cosmetics after sunburn, which are usually applied after sunbathing. Also within 1-2 months after the adoption of solar recommended sunblock with a highly moisturizing (with the prefix "super" or "ultra") components. It will be good if the composition of such funds will still be present antioxidants. Since free radicals, increasing the sunlight, accelerate the aging process of the skin.

Great help in the restoration of the skin after sun provides Vitamin A. After a rest on the sea it is recommended to visit a therapist and determine the appropriate dose and duration of administration of the vitamin.

Support help solarium tanning effect and various tools for self-tanning.

How long does the tan?
Each person is different this time, since it depends on the characteristics of the skin of the individual. If the tan obtained under the rays of the sun, even in the permitted hours of skin, most likely, will flake, as the skin, though not much, but got a sunburn. If the tan obtained in the shade, it will please you much more, and will go unnoticed.

But the main thing, keep in mind that the best protection for the skin, this is tanning.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer is here and you're showing more of yourself to the world. The hot sun and salt water can be rough on your skin. If you want to be a natural summer beauty, try these beauty tips. Not only will you have radiant skin, you'll look better than you have in years.

1. Eyebrow Threading

Eyebrow threading is one of those beauty tips you may have never heard of. If you've been pulling, yanking, waxing, and tweezing your eyebrow, chin, and lip hair, there's a much better way. Eyebrow threading is much safer for your skin than waxing. Commercial wax contains resins, fragrances, dyes, and parabens that could do serious damage to your health.

Threading uses 100% cotton thread to quickly and efficiently remove hair from the root. It's a great choice for sensitive skin and it lasts much longer than other hair-removal methods. Eyebrow threading gives an attractive shape to your brows waxing and tweezing just can't provide.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is for more than just salad. You can also use it to improve the look and feel of your summer skin. Pour raw organic apple cider vinegar on a clean cotton ball and apply it to acne-prone areas. After a shower or workout is the best time to use this inexpensive natural beauty treatment. You can also use apple cider vinegar to soothe the sting of sunburn.

3. Baking Soda

That dusty box of baking soda in your bathroom has many beauty uses. Add some to your toothpaste to whiten your teeth for a sparkling smile. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water to gently scrub and exfoliate your skin. Dab a bit of baking soda paste onto a bug bite and ease the sting and inflammation instantly.

You can also rinse your hair with a combination of baking soda and water to clean excess dirt and oil from your hair and leave it feeling silky and smooth. Just combine 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water and put into a squeeze bottle. Step into the shower and mix the combination into your hair. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

4. Chamomile Tea

Want to lighten your hair without harsh and dangerous dyes? Try chamomile tea. Bring a pot to boil, remove from heat, and place 4 teabags in to steep. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Pour it into a spray bottle, get into the shower, and saturate your hair. Cover with a cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse. You'll have beautiful, beachy hair all summer long!

5. Sunlight

Sunlight as a natural beauty supply? Sure. Many people completely avoid the sun because they're afraid it will cause skin cancer. The truth is moderate exposure to sunlight can actually help prevent skin cancer. Fifteen to twenty minutes of unprotected sun exposure helps your body manufacture necessary vitamin D. It also gives you a natural and beautiful summer glow.

Many store-bought sunscreens contain parabens and retinyl palmitate that have been linked to the development of cancer. If you're going to be out for longer than thirty minutes, opt for natural, organic sunblock with zinc or titanium dioxide. These compounds sit on your skin instead of absorbing into it.

You don't have to spend a fortune to look good in the summer. These beauty tips will not only save your wallet, they'll improve your health too!

What about you? What are your favorite summer beauty tips?

Guest Post by: Jaime A. Heidel is a professional freelance writer with a passion for natural health. Connect with her for natural health tips on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, May 17, 2013

USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplements company, was presented four Best of State Awards for its dietary supplements, nutrition beverage and personal care line. To date, USANA has received 25 Best of State awards since 2003, (including the Best of State Statue in 2008 and 2012) and sells its award-winning products in 18 international markets.

"Year after year, our products are recognized for their outstanding quality and improving the lives of individuals not only in this state but around the world," said USANA Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga. "It is a privilege to be honored with the best of the best in the state of Utah."

This is the tenth consecutive year USANA has been recognized as having the best dietary supplements and the third year it has been acknowledged for its extensive line of health and nutrition products. Additionally, USANA's Rev3 Energy drink earned its fifth straight title since its 2009 launch, while the company's skin-care line, Sense, was honored with its fifth medal for its patented self-preserving technology.

The Best of State Awards were created in 2003 to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Best of State candidates are evaluated by a panel of 100 judges based on three criteria: achievement in the field of endeavor; innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods or processes; and contribution to improving the quality of life in Utah.

USANA has also received recognition for its research and development department and was named Utah's best employer in 2010.

For more information about USANA's products and company, visit