Anti aging vitamins and skin care products

Everybody probably knows, that vitamins can really help you with flu or cold, but not so many people know how vitamins are important in skin care and how much they can help you with your skin problems.

Vitamin C – When talking of anti aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C and products based on it. These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of anti aging skin care products is related to anti-oxidants. Anti aging skin care products that are based on vitamin C are, however, posed with the danger of getting oxidized themselves, because they comes to contact with air during usage. So some anti aging skin care products are based on the derivatives of vitamin C, which are more stable and less expensive. However, the effectiveness of such anti aging skin care is not as much as it is for vitamin C based anti aging skin care products.

Vitamin E – Besides vitamin C, vitamin E and lipoic acid are anti-oxidants too. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble anti-oxidant that is found in human blood and helps in building resistance against infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit cancer. Lipoic acid is known to combat the signs of aging very effectively by reversing the skin damage caused by the aging process.

Phytochemicals form the other category of anti aging skin care products. Phytochemical are special chemicals that are extracted from plants. There are a variety of phytochemicals that are in use today. Phytochemicals prevent occurrence of cancer of certain types; these include prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. That is why they find their place in anti aging skin care products.

Some B-vitamins like B5, B6 and B12 are also in use for anti aging skin care products and really veryi mportant for you skin health.

The field of anti aging skin care products is vast and needs a lot of research. Though the currently available products are effective, they still have challenges to combat. Hopefully, these challenges will get resolved in due course and help get better and cheaper anti aging skin care products.

However, anti aging skin care products should always be used only as a supplement to the natural ways of skin and body care. Natural ways are always the best this whole web Health Tips Blog has one of the goals teaching and informing about natural ways.

Absolute basics of skin care are: drinking a lot of water, getting a good night sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and avoiding stress whenever it is possible. If you do these things your skin will not only look better, but your overall health will be improved and what is also important, you will literally slow aging process of your skin which is I think goal of many of us.

9 Amazing Home Remedies For Dry Skin

9 home remedies for dry skin

Dry skin is very common and especially now in winter many of us has this problem. I have problems with dry skin last few years every winter, so I have decided to find and try the best home remedies for dry skin. These of course works not only if you have dry skin because of winter, but also if you have problems with this because of your skin type or because you live in area where is just too much sunlight. I have personally tried most of the home remedies you can find in this article, so I’m sure they works and they will work for you as well. I have made 10 points to make this article more easy to read, but it does not mean that number one os best and number ten is worst, they are pretty much all equal, even there are of course many differences, so you have to find those that are best for you, because of course we all different and everyone has different skin.

Never use any facial oil or moisturizer on a dirty face and always clean your face before applying something like this on your skin. Clean your face first! If you use it on dirty skin, you only help all that bad stuff

1. Coconut Milk

Dry skin remedies

I would like to start with my favorite and that is coconut milk. Even it is now known that coconut milk will probably not help you to lose weight when taken internally, it can help you moisturize your skin if taken topically.  Rub coconut milk on places where you have problems with dry skin and leave it there for whole night. When you wake up, you will be surprised how soft your skin is.

2. Soda

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Probably everyone should have some baking soda at home, because there are so many ways you can use it at your home. Not many people knows it, but you can use it in fact also on your dry skin. you can either add one cup of baking soda while taking bath, or just create mixture of soda and water and apply this to dry areas.

3. Avocado

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Avocado is another natures product that can help you in fight with dry skin. Grab some avocados and mash them until you have really smooth paste. When you create this homemade face mask, apply it on your face and leave it there for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes on your face, rinse it with warm water, but then use really cold water also. Cold water will close up your poeres and your skin will stay moisturized.

4. Vinegar

Do not use classic vinegar for this, much better will be apple cider vinegar. Just add vinegar to your bath, it might smell bad, but is really helpful. I recommend this one which I have great experience with.

5. Oils

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Oils are something what have people been using as moisturizer for ages and of course it still works and best of all it is 100% natural and very cheap. You can use many kinds of oils, best is probably olive oil, but also coconut oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil or even almond oil. Before you go to bath or shower, massage into your skin some of these oils. When you are done with your shower or bath, use only light moisturizer and you are done.

6. Banana

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This is another home remedy for dry skin I just love, because I love bananas, their taste and their smell. Well, bananas are not only good as food, but are also perfect moisturizers.  For your home made banana face moisturizing mask you need only 1/4 of ripe banana, tablespoon of quality honey and 1/2 cup of bio quality natural yogurt. Mix it all up and use on your face. Rinse it with warm water and then with cold water.

7. Honey

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In previous home remedy we already used honey and now we gonna use it again, because it is simply great moisturizer. If you like natural products and home remedies you probably know how amazing things can bee products do and honey is something really amazing. Honey is not only moisturizer, but has also many other positive effects on your skin. High quality 100% natural honey has many anti-microbial and also anti-oxidant properties which are great for your skin and overall health. If you want to enjoy full health benefits of honey, it is extremely important to use only high quality ones and those are usually not those in your local store. I just love this honey, it’s 100% organic and certified.

Use two warm teaspoons of honey on dry areas of your skin and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then rinse it or let someone to lick it from your skin. No just kiddin, rinse it 🙂

8. Amazing Homemade Moisturizing Oil

2 ounces of quality olive oil ( you can also use coconut oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or mix few). Optional: add 1/4 softened cocoa or quality shea butter, 1 tablespoon of natural bio quality ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of rosewater and  2 inches of quality aloe ( should be skinned and pureed). Mix everything in your food processor, add 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid as a preserving agent if adding aloe and oatmeal (ascorbid acid is vitamin C and it is used by many companies as preservant). This mixture should be stored in refrigerator so you can use it multiple times.

9. Homemade Moisturizing Spray

This is something really great, especially for summer. There is nothing better than cooling, refreshing and moisturizing spray on your face i hot summer day. Full recipe is here.

 

Excercise Against Cellulite

With so many cases of obese people having cellulite in their body, most of them believed that their cellulite are caused by being too fat.

Even though not all those who are obese develop cellulite, being overweight can really trigger the development of cellulite. This is because too much fat under the skin tend to push the connective tissue creating a strain on the skin. Thus, cellulite form.

However, this is still dependent on the structure of the cells. If an individual’s cell structure does not inhibit the tendency to bulge or expand even if fat deposits accumulate, then there will be no cellulite.

So, the most important thing to remember here is to keep those connective tissues firm and strong and avoid accumulating excess fats so as to avoid the development of cellulite.

How? Start an exercise routine program.

Transforming food into fat seems all too easy for most of us. Losing fat is far more difficult, and to accomplish this, we have only three alternatives:

(1) decrease food intake and keep activity constant;

(2) increase activity and keep food intake constant;

or

(3) combine both approaches: diet and exercise.

Physical activity can help reverse the results of inactivity. An hour of vigorous exercise burns up 300 to 600 calories. If you also cut 300 to 500 calories from your daily menu, you can also lose weight at the rate of one to two pounds a week.

Without exercise, you would have to eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day to lose the same number of pounds in a week. Exercise is not for everyone who is over-fat, however. The severely obese person should exercise only under medical supervision to prevent strain on the cardiovascular system and connective tissue. And no one should restrict food intake drastically without consulting doctor.

Resorting to this kind of activity will only get the matter worse.

For people who are prone to cellulites, this will be a greater problem. Losing connective tissues instead of fat by strict dieting can only make the skin more prone to greater problems but the fat cells are still there. That only means that the problem is not solved at all.

Hence, if you wish to loose those cellulites, it would be better to loose those fats first. The idea here is to burn those fats by increasing your metabolism by 7.5% to 28% more than your normal rate.

It is for this reason that exercising is an important factor in losing cellulite. So for a more cellulite free body, always engage in an exercise routine.