Fight Skin Problems Naturally

Summer is just in. It’s time for your skin to get all sweaty, itchy, and irritable. This gradually makes it dull and prone to various skin rashes and infections.

Summer comes along with many skin problems namely sun damage, prickly heat/eczema, bug bites, breakouts, spots, dehydration, rashes and infections. And for people who are into games, sports or athletics the consequences are even worse.

So to begin with, here are some useful tips to fight off summer side effects:

  • Most importantly, drink as much water as you can, at least 8-10 glasses a day. It flushes the system out of toxins .It’s the key to fresh, glowing skin.
  • Take a proper low fat, less fried diet. Fresh juices, fruits, buttermilk would be icing on the cake.
  • Never go out in harsh sun without applying a good SPF sunscreen and an umbrella or cotton cloth to cover your exposed body parts.
  • Include salads and soups in your diet plan, regular exercise has superb results.
  • Ensure that you do not stress yourself out too much and take adequate rest and sleep.
  • Always use a light moisturizer on your face and body, don’t ever go without moisturizing.
  • In late twenties start using anti-ageing and anti-oxidant lotion for your skin.
  • Use rose water to wipe your face when feel sweaty.

Let’s head on to some homemade skin remedies useful to fight skin infections and other skin problems.

  • Apricot papaya face scrub: Exfoliates and tones your skinApricot papaya face scrub

Ingredients: 1 tsp apricot kernel powder, 3 tbs apricot pulp, 3 tbs ripe papaya pulp. Mix all the ingredients well, apply to face and neck. Keep for half an hour and scrub     well while rinsing off. Apricot particles clarifies skin off impurities, exfoliates, tones it and papaya helps your skin rejuvenate and fight with many skin issues.

  • Egg face mask: Moisturizes your skinEgg face mask

 Ingredients: 1 raw egg, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Mix all, apply over face and neck. Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse off. Egg proteins help lubricate your skin, honey acts as a moisturizer and sour cream helps remove off dead skin cells and   impurities causing skin infections.

  • Lemon cleanser: Refreshes your skinLemon cleanser

Ingredients: 1/8 cup ground almonds, 2 tbs milk or cream, 1 tsp lemon juice. Mix well the ingredients, apply on face and neck and wash off. Lemon contains AHA’S (alpha hydroxyl acids) helpful in cleansing, toning and exfoliating the skin. Milk helps slough off dead skin cells and almond has a nourishing effect.

  • Strawberry mask: Rejuvenates your skinStrawberry mask

Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, 1 tablespoon fresh milk, 1 tablespoon rice flour or cornstarch. Mix well all the ingredients and apply on face and neck. Keep it for half an hour and then wash off.  Strawberries, which are also known to contain anti-oxidants and anti-ageing agents, removes dead skin cells to reveal underlying soft, bright skin.

  • Neem and turmeric face mask: Clarifies your skinNeem and turmeric face mask

Ingredients: Neem powder 1tbs, Turmeric powder 1tbs, Sour milk 3tbs, Fullers earth 1tbs. Mix well the ingredients and apply on face and neck. Keep it for half an hour and wash off. It removes excess oil, opens clogged pores, removes pimples and checks their recurrence. It imparts a healthy glow to the skin by improving its texture.

So now since you have so much to do for your skin, don’t waste time and brace yourself for the harsh summer fight. Good luck!

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Don’t sweat it- How to beat perspiration?

The human body has a complex mechanism indeed. It has its own way to chill and beat the heat by triggering the eccrine glands to produce sweat. Sweat keeps your skin looking its best, and helps you flaunt a healthy glow. It keeps your body free from diseases by fending off foreign materials, some of which are really harmful and toxic.

Sweating can sometimes however, aggravate eczema or even lead to an acne attack. It can also be embarrassing sometimes, especially when it emits body odor. It causes discomfort, especially when you sweat excessively.
Sweat: The friend or foe?

Sweating is normal and natural. It is the body’s natural reaction during stressful situations, exercise or heat. It can however become quite irritating and comfortable. The hot weather plays with the clever conniving sweat glands to ruin your makeup and fancy apparel, thereby making you look like a ninja! With so many issues related to sweat, it sometimes gets quite difficult to understand whether sweat is more of a friend or a cleverly conniving foe.

Sweating is indeed a faithful friend when it works to regulate your body temperature, keeps you free from diseases and makes your skin look great. It can however be very unpleasant when it goes out of your hand to become excessive. If you’ve been victimized with the tormenting ways of excessive sweat, read along to know how not to sweat it and beat excessive perspiration:

 

1.      Watch your weight:

Watch your weight

If you weigh a few pounds extra, you are likely to face the problems with excessive sweat. Sweat glands can be hyperactive when you’re overweight, so make sure you watch your weight. Exercise harder (never mind the sweat then) and watch your diet.

2.      Watch what you eat:

Eating habits

Your diet has a huge role to play in the way your body functions. Some things to watch out about your dietary habits have been discussed below:

 

  •  If you’re sipping too many caffeinated beverages, you are likely to suffer from excessive sweating. Limit your caffeine intake to combat excessive sweat issues.
  • Avoid intake of processed foods containing synthetic elements. Switch to natural, unprocessed items like fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Replace caffeinated and aerated beverages in your diet with hot green tea. Though you may feel hot initially, hot green tea has a cooling effect on your body, once it hits your stomach. It also helps in removing toxins from your body, and hence keeps you cool and sweat-free.
  • Drink plenty of water, and avoid ice-cold beverages. Drinking very cold beverages will only increase your body temperature and make you sweat more.
  • You must also avoid intake of alcohol, as alcohol consumption causes dilation of blood vessels, increases blood flow and rate of heartbeat. This leads to production of more sweat.
  • Avoid spicy foods, as these aggravate your sweat glands due to increased body temperature.

3.      Work on hygiene and use antiperspirants:

 

Work on hygiene and use antiperspirants

You must invest on good deodorants and antiperspirants. Apply baby powder or baking soda for your underarms to help in absorption of excess sweat and odor. Avoid harsh soaps and choose a good quality anti-bacterial soap for bathing. This will check body odor and keep your perspiration controlled. You should also trim body hair, and go for hair removing methods on a regular basis. This will check your perspiration, and help you remain clean and dry.

 

4.      Improve lifestyle:

Improve lifestyle

You need to improve your lifestyle, by kicking away bad habits like smoking and binge drinking. Avoid overexerting yourself and relax. Get your 8 hours of sleep each day, and remain calm. You can also consider swimming regularly to help your body remain cool and fresh at all times. Use natural products for the skin infections.

 

In case your sweat goes out of hand, consider visiting a doctor. This is because most of the times, excessive sweating is indicative of medical conditions. Deal with sweat, and don’t let it rule your life.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying Skincare Products

Everyone says that the skin is an important organ of the body .It covers the internal body and harvest many nutrients required for the survival. There are millions of the products available in the market these days. Still we need to ensure before buying any product so that we can get the desirable results. Sometimes lack of knowledge proves to be harmful and consequently we have severe skin diseases. Here are some essential tips those might be helpful for you to deal with the same.

Prefer natural skin products:

Prefer natural skin products

One should prefer the products those are natural in nature as they don’t have the side effects .Most of the products in the market these days contain chemicals. These products can show the results quickly but the results are not forever.   Some time these are dangers and cause severe ailment by reacting adversely. Natural Products are always beneficial they have very less side effects or equivalent to negligible.

Check the fragrances

Check the fragrances

It’s always better to check the fragrances of the products those you think are suitable for your skin. Some products give very weird fragrances or pungent smell. This can irritate others and you as well. The products must have pleasant fragrances. So it’s always better to ensure about the fragrances as well before buying a skin product.

Consult the specialist before buying

Consult the specialist

Most of the times you may fail to make decision about what to buy. Which body soap must be preferred? There are many natural skin care creams are available in the market so a specialist’s can be really helpful. They can make the decisions regarding the exact requirements of skin and can help you out to choose the specific products.

Search or research for the products.

Search or research

It’s always better to know all about the product before buying. For this you can read about the different products in beauty and health magazines or some very good regular health blogs .They can help you out to choose the right products for the right treatments.

Men’s Skincare: slightly different from Women

Gone are the days when men used to be the less conscious to their skin then women. Current trends in society demand good appearance from men along with their skills. Care for the skin by men can be done by the same manner as the women do. Still there are some important things and ways men have to take care while treating their skin.

 Cleanse your skin properly:

cleansing-face-man

Cleansing is done by men and women with equal priority, but it becomes mandatory for men before shaving to make the skin smooth and avoid the razor cuts. So good cleansing body soap could be a good option.

 Difference in skin care Products for men:

loreal-men-expert

It’s not good to rely on women’s products solely. Men’s skin demands extra exfoliation just because of extra no of dead skin cells due to shaving and razor cuts .So a powerful product will be helpful.

Proper shave in perfect time:

valet-shaving

Men have to shave their face in proper time .It neither should be too late nor so frequent. You must follow your hair growth .Moreover one has to do a lot of multitasking before shaving like use good shaving cream, have a warm shower while shaving, etc.

 Use good anti aging and Moisturizer:

Men's anti aging

Aging factors on men can be seen a little bit earlier then women due to difference in their skin treatments. Men shave continuously and the skin becomes unhealthy and appears rough and older than women of the same age. So men have to use a good natural anti aging cream and moisture to reduce the roughness of the skin.

Steal the beauty secrets from your kitchen

How smart you are at home does not depend only your smartness in kitchen but it also depends upon your creativity. How much you know about the natural beauty secrets those start in your kitchen? There are some good food and recipes around you those are good enough for flawless skin. You have to just identify them and make a use of them. A few of them are

1 Lemon Facial ScrubLemon Facial Scrub

This is an awesome treatment for oily skin; this fragrant recipe will wake up a dull complexion with the help of powdered milk to a fresh kick.

 

2 Grape Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser

Grape Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser

This is full of vitamins and a great exfoliator for your skin. The alpha hydroxyl- acid of this citrus fruit helps to reduce the aging signs and regular use of the same can be helpful to have a gorgeous look.

3 Lemon Dandruff Treatments

Lemon Dandruff Treatments

This is one of the treatments those are known to most of the ladies around the world .Lemon is biggest enemy of the Dandruff and it is more effective when it is mixed with some olive oil.

4 Homemade Body Soap:

Homemade Body Soap

The beauty bath soap at home can be made with the help of some sugar, coloring agents and some vegetable oils. Some amount of scent can be added to it to make it fragrant.