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  • Foods for Healthy Skin

    Topical creams and lotions can give you smoother, radiant skin on the outside but what about treating your skin from the inside? Eating certain foods can give your skin the nutrients it needs from the inside out. Incorporate them into your meals and your skin will start to look and feel healthier.

    Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins our skin needs. You can find plenty of dietary vitamin A in low-fat dairy products. This is especially important for people with diabetes or thyroid problems. Foods, such as low-fat yogurt, contain a significant amount of Vitamin A and helps regulate your digestive system. Products that help keep your digestive system on track are very good for your skin.

    Antioxidants are another very important substance our skin and body need. Fruits such as plums, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are very high in antioxidants. In fact, according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, these four fruits have the highest “total antioxidant capacity” of any fruit or vegetable. Your skin’s health will improve greatly by eating these certain fruits.

    For skin to remain healthy, essential fatty acids are a necessity. These can be found in foods such as walnuts, salmon, canola oil, and flax seed. The most important fatty acids are Omega 3 and Omega 6. They promote healthy cell membranes and prevent further damage from occurring to the cell. Your cell membranes are what hold water in, so the stronger these membranes are, the more moisture your cells will be able to hold. Eating foods rich in fatty acids will make your skin firmer and younger looking.

    In order to keep your skin healthy and lubricated, you must eat the right oils. Oils labeled as extra virgin, expeller processed, or cold pressed are the best ones to consume. These oils have the least amount of steps in their preparation process, allowing more nutrients to be saved. These nutrients are important for our skin and body but make sure to limit the amount you take in because they’re high in calories.

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  • Cellulite Treatments

    Feeling shy to take off that sarong when you go to the beach or pool? Don’t like wearing dresses or skirts that go above the knee? Well, you don’t have to be shy anymore! Many companies are developing great products to treat cellulite and give you firmer, toned skin. With powerful ingredients, these products can restore elasticity and make your skin firmer if used consistently over the same region.

    Try products infused with collagen or ingredients that promote your natural collagen productivity. SkinCeuticals Advanced Body Firming Lotion is formulated with Japanese soy isoflavones and botanical extracts that hydrate your skin while making it look and feel firmer.

    Striadril is a powerful chemical that is supposedly proven to treat stretch marks, make your skin firmer, and is even used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It started out being used in products to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. When its users noticed how strong it was, it started to be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a breakthrough ingredient used in skin care products that penetrates deep into your skin to promote cell turnover and renewal. It rejuvenates your skin over time with repeated use. Talk with a dermatologist to determine if Striadril is right for you.

    If topical creams and lotions don’t seem to work for you, you might want to consider Mesotherapy. Mesotherapy works by injecting fat-melting medications directly under the skin where cellulite has affected you. Not only does it melt the fat, it shrinks fat cells, breaks them down, and your body excretes them naturally.

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  • Choosing a Face Mask

    Putting on a face mask while you’re at home can be very relaxing. Nothing else can give you that spa-like feel except for, of course, going to an actual spa. But when you don’t have the time, money, or just want to relax at home while reading or watching TV, a face mask can give your skin great results and allow you to get in touch with your girly side. But with so many different varieties, which facial mask is right for you?

    Acne- If you want to try to treat your acne by using a mask, make sure you buy the appropriate one made for acne-prone skin. Several masks are medicated while others reduce the amount of oils, while unclogging your pores, without medication. The latter doesn’t eliminate existing blemishes but it can reduce and control the amount of blemishes you get in the future by cleaning and minimizing your pores. Many medicated masks use the power of sulfur to help clear up existing blemishes while cleaning your pores at the same time. Sulfur can penetrate deep into your skin without over-drying. Use as directed depending on your skin type.

    Firmer Skin – You can reduce the signs of aging with specially formulated facial masks. They’re made with powerful enzymes and peptides to penetrate into your skin and reverse the signs of aging. They can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging, leaving your face firmer and tighter. Try Azure Cosmeceuticals HydroPeptide face mask formulated with 15% Botazyme, a blend of enzymes, peptides, and antioxidants that stimulate your natural collagen production.

    Natural Masks – If you just want a natural, homemade face mask that tones your skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth, try using egg whites. Beat together the egg whites in a bowl (1-2 eggs should be enough) and spread the mixture on your skin’s surface, avoiding the entire eye area.  Leave it on for 15 minutes or until completely dry. Wash off with tepid water, pat dry, and voilà! Your skin will feel softer and smoother because of the proteins, vitamins, and minerals within the egg whites. You can also make homemade masks using olive oil, oatmeal, yogurt, and many other inexpensive items you find in your fridge.

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  • Botox – Should you or shouldn’t you

    We’ve all heard about it and read about its supposed wonders. Whether it’s another celebrity who had it done or it’s advertised at your doctor’s office, Botox seems to be everywhere these days. But, is it really worth the hype or can you get similar results with topical skin care products?

    Costing a few hundred dollars per region can get very costly, so is Botox really worth getting done? Especially if you’re not a fan of needles, you might want to consider other options. But many women, and even men, rave about their Botox treatments and say they can’t live without it. They end up going back to their dermatologist’s office every few months to maintain that firmer, smoother look.

    If you can handle the needle injections and the high cost, talk to a dermatologist to see if Botox is right for you and consider the risks and possible side effects that come with it. If you’d rather skip the office visit and possibly painful procedure, you have a variety of options to consider to get similar results in the comfort of your own home.

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