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The Habit Of Keeping Skin Great.

Do you have skin problems? Surely selfies aren’t going well for skin ailments? There is no need to worry so much. The solution is in your hands.

Proper diet is important

You don’t just have to take care of your skin from the outside. You also have to take care of the inside. You need to eat quality full food. It should be kept low in milk and dairy foods, as these foods make the skin oily. It causes brown, rashes on the skin. So, you need to have a variety of food grains, beans, fresh vegetables, plenty of fruits and plenty of water in your daily food list.

Wash your face twice a day

You have to wash your face two times a day. As a result, oil and dirt accumulate on the face and the skin becomes fresh. However, you have to choose a face wash according to your skin type. And you need to use sunscreen before going out in the sun. However, it must be used according to your skin type.

There is no substitute for Exercise.

There is no substitute for yoga to keep your health fresh and beautiful. Similarly, yoga is very beneficial for your skin. You will also benefit from light free hand exercises at home. Exercise will reduce excess oil as well as reduce the oiliness of your skin. However, it is very important to clean the skin well after exercising.

Get enough sleep

Sleep is one of the most important parts of healthy skin. Prolonged sleep refreshes the body as well as the skin. Fills the skin in youth. So, you need to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.

If you follow this habit for a month, you will be fascinated by the change in your skin. With long practice, the results will be long lasting.

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“You Are What You Eat…”

No word of a lie, we all got told this or something like it growing up. Well, fact has it, that it isn’t that far from the truth. Certain foods contain nutrients and minerals that improve our over all well being.

By eating junk food and pre packaged foods that don’t contain vegetables, fruits or healthy grains is not doing your body any favours or your skin for that matter.

By eating foods that are beneficial to our body such as vegetables, fruits, healthy grains, nuts, and seeds. We are fuelling our bodies to digest, process and eliminate the foods properly. Allowing our bodies to use what it needs from the food before eliminating it.

This allows the healthy parts of the nutrients to be retained for over all health along with healthy skin, nails and hair.

Trade in those potato chips for some fresh fruit or veggies and those morning coffee runs for a smoothie and see the changes it makes over the next month. You’ll be happy you did.

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What cause’s Acne?

Most times acne is caused by clogged pores, either from hair follicles that have become clogged or clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Common area’s to break out  are on your forehead, face, chest, shoulder’s and upper back, with either white heads, black heads, pimple’s. Even though acne is commonly seen in teenagers, it definitely does not only effect teens, it can effect anyone, at any age.

Acne Symptoms

1. White heads (closed clogged pores)

2. Blackheads (open clogged pores)

3. Small red, tender bumps (papules)

4. Pimples (pustules) which are papules with pus at their tips.

5. Large, solid, painful lumps found under the skin (nodules)

6. Painful, pus filled bumps under the skin (cystic lesions)

Treatment’s are available, acne can be tough to treat. It can cause emotional distress and scarring of the skin if not treated properly or from picking at the scars while they are healing. It is important not to pick at the scabs as they are drying out, as this will cause scaring of the skin.

Symptoms that could make your acne worse:

1. Stress

2. Diet

3. Horomones

4. Certain medication’s

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Which Skin Type Are You?

In this blog post we are going to review what are the typical skin type’s and key characteristics that would put you into that category. If you are one of the millions that don’t know which one you are, not to worry in this brief but, accurate guide you will be able to clearly identify which type you are by the end of this post.

Let’s review the top four skin types found in my clients.

Combination Skin Type

Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.

1. Large pores (may appear more open, as they are)

2. Blackheads

3. Shiny skin

Dry Skin Type

You may experience cracked, peeling, itchy or irritated/inflamed skin.  If you experience very dry skin it could become dry and scaly, commonly on your hands, arms or legs. 

1. Pores appear invisable

2. Complexion appears dull and rough

3. Blotchy red patches

4. No elasticity in skin

5. Lines are more visible

Oily Skin Type

Different seasons can cause oiliness to increase or decrease. The following could cause it to worsen: 

1. Puberty or Hormonal inbalances

2. Stress

3. Heat or humdity

With a oil skin type you may notice:

1. Enlarged pores

2. Dull, shiny or a dull complexion

3. Pimples, blackheads or other blemishes

Sensetive Skin Type

Sensitive skin requires you to find the triggers and trying to avoid them. The reasons vary, however, it is often caused from a reaction to certain skin care products. Sensitive skin can appear with the following signs:

1. Redness

2. Burning

3. Itching

4. Dryness

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Doe’s Your Skin Have The Winter Blah’s?

Winter doesn’t just take a toll on our bodies and mental health it also takes a large toll on our skin. With the reduced vitamin D from not having as much day light during the day time hour’s, our skin doesn’t get a large amount of nutrient’s it needs to stay glowing. If you have noticed your skin looking duller these last few weeks we have had of winter, your lack of Vitamin D could be the culprit.

In fact, vitamin D helps regulate normal calcium to be absorbed in our GI system. This can help prevent our bones from becoming brittle and thin. This nutrient can even promote cellar turnover, which helps improve our skin appearance. 

A large roll of obtaining Vitamin D is sunlight, but not how you might think. Many Doctors are sure to tell us that obtaining vitamin D from laying out in the sun or using a tanning bed. Sunlight plays a major role in helping your body to generate vitamin D, but not in the way you might think. Adding in a Vitamin D supplement or adding Vitamin D rich food to our diet’s are much more useful. According to NIH, males and females ages one to 70 requires 600 IUs (10 micrograms) of vitamin D per day. Solid food sources of the vitamin include cod liver oil, salmon, swordfish, vitamin D fortified milk, sardines, and eggs. As usual, if your are suspicious of a Vitamin D deficiency is behind your dull hair or skin please talk to a healthcare professional before altering any of your daily diet or supplement changes. 

Five Winter Skin Blah Steps To Improve Your Skin:

1. Drink more water! This is and always will be number one on my list as hydration plays a massive roll in our skin appearance and health.

2. Use a daily SPF to prevent sun damage! YES! Sun damage can still happen in the winter, from the sun reflection off the snow!

3. Have a healthy diet, I don’t mean living off of vegetable’s, but maintaining a balanced diet of all food group’s and allowing yourself to have the occasional treat of dark chocolate.

 4. Avoid using dirty products that contain carcinogen materials that can lead to cancer causing agents being infused into your skin. Insure you are using clean products that help promote wellness not only to your skin but you whole health.

5. Use a daily skin care routine to help maintain your skins wellness inside and out. I personally recommened

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New Beginning’s! Bring your fresh face forward.

Well, Hello There!

With a new year just started and a brand new spin on everything, everyone is dropping resolutions down everywhere. Why not start with one that is completely achievable?  Wondering what I am talking about, well here’s a hint… it has to do with skin care and our daily routine. Still stumped? I’m talking about achieving better skin, whether that’s clearing your acne, dry skin or simply just getting a actual “routine”, it’s a completely achievable goal!

First let’s start by talking about setting out a plan! It’s important to know what type of skin you have. Do you have combination skin, oily skin or dry skin? This is a key factor as products are formulated with this all in mind, and if you use the wrong formulated product on your skin it could have a messy ending.

Once you have determined what skin type you have, you need to decide what your looking to improve in your skin care. Products are also formulated with this in mind, once these two key components are decided. We start talking about actual products.

Looking for something to reduce the oily feeling? Check out this line.

https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/LindsayRice/store/AMCA/product/Clear-Future-Set-CA-4421,8600,1119.aspx

Or dealing with a case of the red blotch blues? This line is your go too!https://www.arbonne.com/pws/LindsayRice/store/AMCA/product/RE9-Advanced-Set-Extra-Moisture-CA-8109,11066,349.aspx

Have the combo skin where you need a little of everything? Give this a go.

https://www.arbonne.com/pws/LindsayRice/store/AMCA/product/RE9-Advanced-Set-CA-818,11065,349.aspx

 

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Skin Tones – Red uneven or blotchy

There are many reasons your skin can become red and blotchy from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis flare ups to irritation from severe weather. Both of these conditions however; appear very similar when it comes to symptoms. Such as dry inflamed red blotches around the face.

The skin speeds up making skin cells named melanocytes to prevent the skin from becoming damaged from sunlight. Melanin is produced from the skin causing our skin to tan from sun exposure. However, the sun can make the melanocytes to progress unevenly which creates darker and lighter areas of skin.

There are ways to decrease the look of red areas and to help prevent the darkened areas from coming back or becoming worse over time.

Popular ingredients used to reduce these signs are retinol, vitamin c stem cells. These ingredients can increase the appearance of skin tone and complexion. Retinol increases cell renewal and vitamin c decreases the appearance of brown spots and improves skin complexion.

Over all safe sun exposure is key. Always use adequate sun screen protection on your face with a min of SPF 30 or facial moisturizer with Spf in it. For a glowing sun kissed look use a sunless tanner.

These skin imperfections took time to develop. It will take time to improve them as well. With well made skin care to use on a regular basis, along with good cosmetics your skins appearance will improve over time.