Healthy Skin requires a healthy body
Neglect may result in your skin looking like a reptiles
How to keep your good looks and prevent sagging, lines and wrinkles.
Our skin from birth is exposed to sun, dirt and grime, and then washed with various combinations of chemicals. It is also susceptible to the process of ageing and after many years can resemble that of a reptile. But there is hope for lovely soft, clear skin, but first lets think about the skin, it’s functions and requirements:
Your Skin is a barrier to keep your insides in, and to keep the outside world out.
The skin is extremely tough and yet sensitive and can heal itself after injury, like the
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Facts about ageing
Youthfulness is to be enjoyed when we’re young
We all want to retain our youthful exuberance and appearance, yet we cannot completely put off the inevitable, that over time our bodies will eventually succumb to age.
We all age at a different rate, some reach their later years and still look as if they are half their age, while others look a lot older than their actual years. The cause is in genetics, diet and lifestyle..
Genetics plays a role in our general features and characteristics, but it has less of an effect than diet and lifestyle.
Those who have a lifestyle that does not support the body will age more rapidly. A good lifestyle here
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Freshen up for the party season
Works like Botox, but it comes in a bottle and you massage it into those wrinkled areas for a smoother complexion. There are many products out there, but this is one that works without actually getting Botox injections.
Would you like to:
Instantly look YOUNGER Have PAINLESS wrinkle reduction Enjoy EASY wrinkle-free complexion Have Better MOISTURE RETENTION Get Endless COMPLIMENTS!
We’re talking about Instant Wrinkle Reducer – the topical cream with a peptide found in Botox, called Argireline, which hydrates the skin and temporarily stops wrinkles from forming.
If we sound jaded, it’s because we’ve seen this play out so many times only to see products promise but under deliver. This
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Protecting our appearance
Anthropologists say we began to loose our body hair about two million years ago and this gave us a competitive advantage over other animals. But nature left our head hair as protection from the hot sun, basically so it wouldn’t fry our brains.
Today, a full head of hair is desirable, yet for many of us it begins to thin at a very young age and both men and women experience hair loss for similar reasons which are.
Disease or illness
Losing hair could be a sign of being unhealthy. Illnesses such as systemic lupus erythematosis and syphilis, or thyroid disorder show hair loss as a symptom. Chronic kidney dysfunction may also cause lots of hair to
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So what about Bio-Oil?
Bio-oil is a product promoted as “the product for scarring and skin care”, but when we look at the ingredients its hard to see why anyone would ever want to put it on their body!
What’s in it?
Like Johnson’s Baby Oil, the Bio-Oil base is mineral oil, a bi-product of petroleum and not designed for use on our skin as mineral oil acts as a layer that’s difficult to absorb, it clogs the pores which slows the skins’ ability to eliminate toxins.
Botanicals. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil) … No problem here as these oils are actually good for your skin but, they exist in a
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A chronic skin condition
Psoriasis is both an autoimmune disease and a lifestyle disease whereby the cellular growth of new skin cells goes awry. In the early stages of this dis-ease, there may be a little reddening of the skin. This redness may spread, become very itchy and the skin dry. As the problem develops, the skin begins to get very dry and scaly, and even more itchy.
While psoriasis is not contagious and in most cases it is not completely debilitating, it is very uncomfortable, very itchy and as with shingles, downright embarrassing. Some people accept this as their fate and learn to live with it, but over time it may continue to worsen and make
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A wakeup call that your immune system is weak
Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus, they become noticeable from 3 – 10 days after infection and can last as long as three weeks if not treated.
Treatment is vital from when you fist notice a cold sore developing to prevent further spread.
The most commonly infected area is the lips and as cold sore blisters are very contagious from the moment they start tingling until the lesion heals completely, it’s important not to kiss anyone and to avoid intimate contact.
This means if you or someone close is infected, you must avoid kissing, sharing utensils, sexual intercourse or touching anything that the infected persons lesion has
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Massage and your responsibility
What you have to do and what you may expect when you go for a massage. The points raised here are for your consideration and if you are uncertain about anything, ask at the time of booking.
The reasons you go for a massage are many and in general terms you may expect:
Relaxation – generally a gentle full or part body massage Stress release – a gentle to firm full body massage Human contact – a gentle to firm full body massage Body toning and self improvement – a firm full body massage Treatment of injuries or some health problems – a gentle, firm or strong full or part body massage. Note that a complete
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And the art of looking good
Stretch when waking from sleep
If you’re not totally happy with your skin and want to maintain not only the health of your skin, but also have a healthy life, what’s good for your skin is good for your entire body and life. Grandparents were not always right about everything, but if they said to eat your greens, stand tall with your shoulders back and always look on the bright side of life, they were absolutely right no matter how boring that seems.
These days there are so many pills and potions promising outrageous perfection, but since there is no law about lying, many people end up purchasing so many rubbish skincare products.
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A new Fashion Product and a Danger to Life
Touted as a new skincare product, exfoliating body washes and shower gels are appearing on many supermarket shelves advertised as the ‘next best thing’ for a healthy looking skin.
These body washes and gels contain micro plastic beads to help remove dead skin cells and therefore make your skin look younger and healthier.
On the surface, this may seem like a good idea because after all some medical people tell you that harmful bacteria can potentially crawl under a dead skin cell to cause an infection. But, this can only occur if you leave your skin dirty for a long period of time; like days at a time.
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