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jackybee asked:

19 Jun 2009

skin care?

hm wat r sum good skin care products or mayb recipes for dry iritated skin? my skin always gets like this in the summer n i want to put a STOP to it =|D

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myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Focus on foods rich in nutrients that keep your skin healthy.

Good foods to include are cold-water fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines etc) which provide your body with the essential fatty acid omega-3. Omega-6 rich foods include cold pressed flaxseed oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, eggs and cold-pressed olive oil.

A healthy diet is important, so eat a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains – such as quinoa, millet and brown rice to alkalise the body. Wheat and dairy often cause over-acidity in the body and are not recommended.







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myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Rub cold-pressed avocado oil into your skin each night after a shower. It may help to shower or wash only once per day and avoid the use of soap (underarms is okay). Skin brushing (while in the shower or even dry skin brushing) will help to stimulate circulation to the skin and slough off dead/dry skin cells.



hope it helps :)

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myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. The deposits are too drying on the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer. (Do not use a sprayer that had been used for spraying insecticides.) Lightly pat dry.


myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. Double-cleanse with a cream, leaving a light, thin trace of it on the skin after the second cleansing.



Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crows feet are born.



Avoid coming in contact with highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients.



Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin.


myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Beauty Mask for Dry Skin



1 egg

1 teaspoon of honey,

1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and

few drops of rose water



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myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Herbs for Dry Skin



Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is soothing, healing, and moisturizing. It also helps to remove dead skin cells. Apply aloe vera gel topically on affected areas.



Calendula and comfrey have skin-softening properties. They can be used in a facial sauna or to make herbal or floral waters. Comfrey also reduces redness and soothes irritated skin.



Add 5 drops of lavender oil or oat extract to bath water. After the bath, apply diluted evening primrose oil or aloe vera cream.



Drink teas of camomile, dandelion or peppermint.



Borage, fennel, coltsfoot or calendula tea also helps improve the skin. Add 1 tsp. of herbs to 1 cup of boiling water and drink daily.



Tea tree oil has been known to penetrate into the skin's cellular level. Add 1 drop of oil to your favorite day or night cream to help moisturize and smooth skin.



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myradiosayslala

myradiosayslala says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

Diet Recommendations for Dry Skin





Eat a balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts. Eat quality protein from vegetable sources. Increase your intake of raw foods.



Eat foods such as garlic, onions, eggs, and asparagus that are high in sulfur, which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful.



Consume plenty of yellow and orange vegetables. These are high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Carrots are especially good.



Unrefined, cold-pressed flax seed oil used daily on salads and baked potatoes, or mixed into any dishes which do not require heating to high temperatures will make dry skin moist and supple. Flax seed oil contains the essential fatty acids omega-3 alpha linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid. These are converted in the body into hormone, like substances called Prostaglandins, which support skin health.



Cantaloupes, carrots and apricots are heating foods for dry skin because they are rich in the vitamins A and C, both important for a supple, smooth skin. Eat them whole or take as fresh juices. Eat foods rich in pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), such as quark, raw. milk cheese, natural plain yogurt, kefir, leafy green vegetables, nutritional yeast and wheat germ. Pantothenic acid is need for the synthesis of fats and oils used by the skin.



Drink at least 2 quarts of quality water every day to keep the skin well hydrated.



Avoid fried foods, animal fats, and heat-processed vegetable oils. Use cold- pressed oils only. Heating oils leads to the production of free radicals, which have a destructive effect on the skin.



Do not drink soft drinks or eat sugar, chocolate, potato chips, or other junk foods.



Avoid alcohol and caffeine. These substances have a diuretic effect, causing the body and skin cells to lose fluids and essential minerals.


amaay

amaay says:

Posted on 19 Jun 2009

a face pack made of fruits rich in vitamins and water can have a good effect on the dry skin. some of the fruits that can be used are papaya, peach, and banana. mashed avocado can also be applied to the skin for a glowing effect. a mild lotion or moisturizer can follow these face packs, to retain the moisture produced by the face pack. it is advised to use oil-based lotions in such instances. moisture has to be applied with upward circular motion always.



night creams containing alpha hydroxy acids can be used as night cream so as to have a fresh looking skin in the mornings. these are more oily than the regular creams and work more effectively for longer time during the nights.



a diet consisting of a lot of vitamin a, vitamin b, and vitamin e can be taken for an inner glow in the skin. leafy vegetables help the most in replenishing the moisture in the skin. the water intake needs to increase a lot to help the body have the required amount of fluids. fruit juices are also considered to be very helpful in softening the skin.



rose water, almond oil, honey, olive oil, and beaten curd can all be used as good face packs. other than this, daily massage or facial sauna with herbal oils and use of mild detergent and fragrance free soap can work wonders on dry skin. :]



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barbipixi

barbipixi says:

Posted on 20 Jun 2009

check my blog under the skin folder i have a bunch of hints and tips

barbipixi

barbipixi says:

Posted on 20 Jun 2009

and there's a link to a website that has tons of DIY face masks in my makeup section of my lists

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