There's no basis to a base tan!

Although some people believe that spending some time at the tanning salon before a beach holiday can protect them from getting sunburned, in reality, all tans represent skin damage. A healthier alternative is to try moisturizing products that provide sunless tans. Some sunless tanning moisturizers even come in different tones, so you can select the shade and customize the level of color that you want to achieve.

 

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Exfoliants can help reveal healthier looking skin

The skin you see is actually dead skin cells. These cells are continually flaking off - in fact, you lose about 35,000 dead skin cells each minute. In the course of a year, you'll shed around 4 kilograms of skin cells, which accounts for much of the dust in your house. To help speed-up the process, you can try using an exfoliating or peeling agent, but these products are not recommended if you have sensitive skin. For most, it's a non-invasive way to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, while helping to restore a smoother texture to your skin. Make certain to carefully follow the instructions for use; it might be a good idea to test the product on a small patch of your skin first to avoid irritation. A good technique is to apply the product in a slow circular motion over your face and avoid contact with your eyes, always rinse off thoroughly, pat dry and moisturize to seal and protect your skin. Limit the use of exfoliants to once per week and establish a regular routine to help maintain smooth and healthy looking skin.

Drinking water is not enough ...

While it is true that drinking enough water will keep your body hydrated and sustain proper function, keeping your skin smooth and supple needs more than adequate water consumption. A more complete approach to maintaining your skin at its optimal condition is to drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer daily. Moisturizing products contain emollients that provide a soothing protective film and they also include humectants that aid in the absorption and retention of moisture. The combination of these ingredients work to improve the barrier function that your skin was designed to perform, however, the protective process is often diminished with aging or impaired in those with skin disorders. With the available spectrum of formulations, it's easy to find one that's right for your skin type.  

 

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How to determine your skin type ...

Not sure of your skin type? Try this simple test. About 15 minutes after washing your face and patting it dry, press lens-cleaning paper on different parts of your face. In those areas where you produce a lot of oil, the paper will stick or pick up oil. If it doesn't stick anywhere, you have dry skin. If it only sticks on your forehead, nose and chin, you have normal or combination skin. If it sticks everywhere, you have oily skin. Determining your skin type will help you to be better prepared when selecting appropriate skin care products. Spot labels or packaging with the words "non-comedogenic" or "oil-free" for acne-prone skin, and for those of you who have sensitive skin, look for "non-sensitizing" or "hypoallergenic" products.

 

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 Eating the right kind of food is the most essential part of your skin care routine. Eating right food will also help you cure resist from diseases, and if they occur - right combination of food will give more good results than any medicine, and will also improve your body's immune system. You must eat a well-balanced diet that includes raw foods with plenty of yellow and orange vegetables.

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Celebrity Skin Secrets - The Skin You Always Wanted

Whats the secret to great skin? ...

Not surprisingly, the state of your skin is affected by a combination of your genes, nutrition, general health, emotional well-being and exercise. With today’s hectic lifestyles, keeping a positive outlook and minimizing stress and anxiety can be an ongoing challenge. Relaxation techniques learned through yoga, meditation, and deep breathing are effective stress-busting activities and they can help to get you back on the right track. Add to this, regular exercise and a balanced diet that incorporates all of the food groups to give your body the needed ingredients to maintain conditions for optimal health, which can also promote a radiant complexion. On the exterior, how you care for your skin can directly impact its appearance. Sun protection from a young age is a key factor that influences the onset of pre-mature aging. A minimum SPF30 sunscreen is generally the recommended level of coverage to look for. Finally, institute a basic twice-daily cleansing and moisturizing routine to remove impurities and restore hydration.

 

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You must think about the following sentences. What do you think is the first thing in you that people notice? "If I am not wrong its your face". A healthy skin one of the most important part of your great looking face. A healthy skin not only gives a sense of pride and pleasure to its owner but also to all the people who see this great skin. Consistent skin care is very important for maintaining a younger looking skin. In recent years, the market has been flooded with several skin care products that appear to control the aging of the skin - though the product manufacturers say that these products can also cause improvement in aged skin - but, this is not true in real, these products can only control the aging process. Many products containing Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) appear to achieve remarkable results in giving the skin a younger look and doctors say that these products have no or very minimal side effects and that too in some people who don't have a normal skin.