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Great Skin Care Advice For Women

Good skin care is an important part of total health. Good habits should be practiced as early on as possible. Effects from bad skin care habits can accumulate and create problems when the skin gets older and less resilient. If you want to learn good skin care habits that you can use all through your life, read this article for great suggestions.

The sun can do great damage to your skin if your skin is overexposed to it. It does not matter if the weather is cold or warm, cloudy or sunny. The harmful UV rays from the sun can penetrate through clouds. Therefore, you always have to protect your skin whenever you go outdoors. Wear a wide-brim hat to protect your face. Use a sunscreen that was created to give broad-spectrum protection. That means the sunscreen is able to protect your skin from UVA as well as UVB rays. The sunscreen should have an SPF of 15 or more. In addition, it must contain one or more of these active ingredients: avobenzone, zinc, titanium dioxide, or mexoryl. The four ingredients have been tested and proven to give better protection than another ingredients. Apply your sunscreen liberally before you go out. If you plan to be active during the day in outdoor activities, reapply your sunscreen after an hour or two to continue to protect your skin. (more…)

Home Remedies For Acne Sufferers

What causes acne in the first place? Is it something I can control on my own or do I need a doctor? Will I have to live with it for the rest of my life? These are only a few questions that most acne sufferers ask. Below are some of the home remedies for acne that I and others have used with good results. These may not cure your acne or even lessen it, but for many people these do have some positive benefits. Your mileage may vary, but who knows, you might discover on of these recipes that really help your acne inflammation.

The sebaceous glands generates something called sebum. If this happens in an overabundance, skin pores may clog. This can cause acne, especially if the overproduction is is paired with hormonal changes within the body. High levels of stress can aggravate this, especially when mixed with dust, dirt, oils and bacteria causing germs. Acne may leave scars, so you will need to treat the problem. Over the counter remedies may help mitigate the problem, but you may need a consultation with a doctor and a prescription for something a little more powerful. Also, there are some home remedies for acne to consider.

The key to good health requires drinking a lot of water. This helps keeps many problems at bay, including acne. The body tends to expel a lot of toxins through the skin, and water is well known as a detox agent. Drinking water on an empty stomach is known to be more effective to this end.

Other home remedies include applying tooth paste on effected areas overnight. A combination of rose water and lemon squeezings can be used as a constant facewash. This will not only get rid of pimples, but it will lighten the appearance of skin blemishes. You can make a paste of nutmeg and milk; this approach has shown to reduce acne, if applied like a topical cream. (more…)