Drink Your Way To Flawless Skin

Drink Your Way To Flawless Skin

You have probably heard of the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that what you are consuming could be messing up your skin. There is no need to worry, however; you can make amends simply by drinking juice.

We all know that fruits and veggies are good for our skin and health in general, but what we are really interested in here is the best juice for clearing skin. There are five fruits and veggies in particular that you should really make part of your diet if you want clear and flawless skin these are: apples, cucumbers, parsley, pineapples and carrots.

English: Glass of juice and carrots Français :...
English: Glass of juice and carrots Français : Verre de jus et carottes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carrots contain vitamin A, which plays a major role in keeping skin cells healthy. Cucumber consumption leads to skin hydration. Apples lower the rate of tissue damage hence keeping the skin looking young and healthy; pineapples improve skin elasticity while parsley cleanses the skin of toxins hence preventing acne among other things.

The idea here is simple; blend all these fruits and veggies together and drink the resulting juice. Don’t add any sugar, just a bit of water to reduce the viscosity. If you can’t handle this particular mixture in its entirety, simply blend one or two at a time. A mixture of apple and pineapple, for example, is quite appealing. Parsley, cucumber and carrot juice isn’t too bad either; it might, however, take some getting used to.  A regular dose of these juices and you are guaranteed to have clear, smooth and healthy skin even as you advance in age.

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Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

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Cleanse, tone, moisturize. These are the three essential steps that women should follow every day to get clear and clean skin. However, not all women can get great skin with these three steps, for there are many others with very sensitive skin who can get irritated skin with thorough cleansing and toning, as well as others with oily skin who wouldn’t benefit from too much moisturizing. And there’s also the problem of having to choose which among the thousands of skincare products you should use. Well, if there’s one thing most dermatologists can agree on, it is that natural products with little or no chemicals can work well on any skin type, such as the apple cider vinegar toner.

So how does a beverage popularly used as a healthy salad dressing get turned into a facial toner? The process is actually quite simple and very easy to do. Get one cup of clean water, add three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and voila, you have your own apple cider vinegar toner. Diluting the vinegar is necessary because you need to tone down the acidity while still allowing it to retain the natural antibacterial properties of the vinegar. It is important that your water is clean, and use purified water if possible. You should also aim to use only organic apple cider vinegar to get the most nutrients and health benefits. And the great thing about this water and apple cider vinegar mix is that you can also drink it for a detoxifying and refreshing drink, and in fact this solution is what apple cider vinegar weight loss is all about.

For people with acne-prone skin, apple cider vinegar alone may not be enough to help them get rid of blemishes, and by adding a few drops of witch hazel, tea tree oil, or the juice of fresh lemons, you make the toner stronger and more potent in fighting off bacteria from your skin. Those with dry or sensitive skin can add half a teaspoon of pure honey instead for extra moisturizing properties. Like apple cider vinegar, honey also has antiseptic properties so you can also stay safe from pimple-causing bacteria.

To use the apple cider vinegar toner, transfer the solution to a clean empty bottle, and dab the toner to a clean cotton ball or pad and apply to the face like you would with any other facial toner. You can also leave this on as a mask by applying it thicker to the skin and then rinsing off after a few minutes. And if you find that you have made too much of the water and apple cider vinegar solution, you can always enjoy it as a healthy drink that can be just as effective as herbal supplements and b12 injections for weight loss.

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Getting Rid of Acne Permanantly

Flawless and acne free skin has been a fantasy for one and all. Acne does not necessarily affect only teenagers; it can be a problem for many. It can often occur on the face in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, red scales, and nodules. As many people believe it does not occur only on the face, it can also break out on the upper chest and on the back. It is important to treat acne as soon as possible, if you want to prevent permanent scarring, and increase your self esteem. The are many causes of acne, some of them are –

1.Overactive oil glands on the skin
2.Hormones
3.Inflammation or infection, etc

There are several types of treatment options you can go for such as medications, therapies, over the counter medications, chemical peels, etc. There are also several natural remedies for acne that you can try. While it is best to approach a dermatologist and get his/her opinion on the type of treatment that would suit you best, there are certain things you can do yourself. Here are a few tips for a healthy and flawless skin –

1.Washing the face –
It is important to use products that are suited for those with acne problems. With the variety of cleansers and face washes in the market, this should not be a problem. The reason why only specific products should be used is because others might end up being too harsh and damage your skin by making the situation worse. It is also good to remember that everyone’s skin is different, and what might work for one, may not work for others. So, don’t be scared to experiment but make sure you don’t use products that are not suitable on your skin. Be gentle while washing your face, and do not wash more than twice a day.

2.Type of skin –
It is necessary to find out the type of skin you have, in order to buy products accordingly. When you buy products make sure they are oil-free, and can be used on sensitive skin. It is best to ask your dermatologist, what ingredients need to be avoided when you purchase make-up products. Try not to use too many products at once, because in case of a break out you will not know which product has caused the reaction.

3.Sunscreen –
Sunscreen is very important for all types of skin. If you have sensitive skin, with acne, it is even more important to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Always look for a sunscreen that protects you with UVA and UVB rays. The SPF rate should be at least 15 or 20, the higher the SPF rate, the more you are protected. Make sure to reapply your sunscreen at least every 3 hours when outside, for best protection.

4.Diet –
One of the important factors that add to your acne problems is your diet. It is not proved that junk or greasy food causes a breakout, but certain items such as diary products can aggravate the skin. Consuming lots of fruits, vegetables and other food rich in vitamins and minerals will surely clear up your skin. Different people react differently when it comes to diet and acne. Some may find breakouts after consuming caffeine, while some may not. Hence, it is necessary to know what causes a break out in your skin and cut back or eliminate it accordingly.

5.Healthy life style –
Maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, by getting adequate exercise, cutting back on stress and eating a healthy diet can do wonders for your body and skin. While stress does not really cause acne, it will surely aggravate it, and make the situation worse. Stress-relieving activities such as yoga can have a positive effect on your life as well as significantly reduce acne.

If for any reason even after following these tips, you acne does not reduce or gets worse, it is essential you see a dermatologist. It is also necessary to follow the exact instruction given, as it many take even a few months for you to see a change in your condition. If you would like to learn more about acne home remedies, please read on.

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