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10 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin Effectively

10 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin Effectively

Have you ever felt ashamed due to your withered skin complexion while meeting up with your best ones? Your skin’s appearance pretty much sums up what’s going on inside your body. Being the largest organ, your skin deserves proper treatment and care.

The kind of treatment you apply to your skin– despite being an issue overlooked by most people– genuinely plays a vital role in your physical and mental well-being.

Wandering around a congested and polluted ambience, definitely speeds up your skin’s deterioration rate. Air pollution for example, allows for harmful chemicals to sit and get absorbed through even the smallest of pores.

By following some simple routines, you can maintain a radiant and clear skin texture.

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1. Drink water again and again

What else can be the easiest way to maintain your skin condition than drinking enough water? Without plenty of water quenching your thirst, you would get hydrated. If you seldom drink water, then the condition could be worse regarding what is happening to your skin tone.

When you don’t drink enough water, the moisture from your skin is often sucked into your body, in order to fulfil other functional duties. As a result, your skin dries out, and is left with small spots and tiny contorts.

2. Exfoliate your skin

You wouldn’t bother to throw out the dead cells layering on the surface of your skin. They act like a barrier that prevents vital products like vitamins and lotions from moving past the surface. This ultimately slows down the road to skin enhancement. So, exfoliate!

There are various methods that can be carried out to wipe out dark spots, like using an enzyme or other acid based cleanser. Before applying any lotion, make sure to exfoliating your skin.

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3. Eat a healthy diet

The selection of food items you eat definitely makes an impact on your skin’s appearance. Consuming fruits and vegetables on a regular basis can bring change to your usual semblance. Avoid tobacco. They have got some detrimental effects on the body as well as skin. Many ask about the benefits of increasing your fruit and vegetable intake in order to see skin improvement, and the answer lies in the fact that aside from being full of nutrients and antioxidants, these items are full of water! Which is, as mentioned, very vital.

Also, searching for some vitamin C enriched foods can be beneficial for you. Fruits such as strawberries, bananas as well as other common fruits that contain high amounts of vitamin C, D or E, are necessary for proper skincare.

4. Proper sleep

Adequate sleep not only enhances your mental and physical condition, but also impacts your usual appearance. Tiny wrinkles will start arising under your eyes with your erratic sleeping practices. Normally, adults need 8 hours of sleep while a recent study among a group of teens revealed the need of around 8-10 hours of proper sleep. Try to get some good sleep if you haven’t. Surely, you would find certain changes in your normal appearance.

5. Poor selection of skin lotions and products

Apply lotion to your skin based on its condition and complexion. Bad makeup and lotions can hamper your skin, giving a number of dark spots and bumps. You should choose the lotion while considering what sort of ingredients it possesses.

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You must avoid some of the brands which embed harmful chemicals such as Paraben, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, and Sodium lauryl sulfate. These harmful chemicals usually enter your bloodstream through your skin, causing serious problems which eventually lead to cancer. Choosing lotions based on the ingredients listed would resolve this problem.

6. Refrain from dairy products

Researchers have shown that some of the milk components associated with testosterone hormones would stimulate oil glands; a catalyst leading to a detrimental effect on your skin. The effect can range from some small invisible dots to some visible acne like cysts.

If you have a voracious appetite when it comes to dairy products, it would be a difficult job for you to completely abstain from it. Try cutting out your dairy intake for a period of time—a month or two—to notice some change in your skin.

Some research have also shown that replacing cow products with goat and sheep would be a better choice.

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7. Apply products in order

A popular dermatologist of Harvard University said that whatever you apply to your skin first, penetrates first. Hence, if you are dealing with two problems in your skin, like sun spots and wrinkles, applying lotion for only one problem would be a bad decision. The solution is to apply one lotion that protects skin from the sun in the morning, and the other one at night. Unfortunately, applying both at the same time doesn’t leave much of an impact.

8. Make your own skin pastes

By properly gathering your kitchen ingredients, you can come up with your own beauty products that are more natural with negligible side effects. It can save you a lot of money.

The kitchen ingredients—olive oil, coconut oil, lemon, sugar, cucumber—can be used with ease by anyone. Coconut oil acts as a moisturizer when you apply to your skin. Cucumber, can be used to clean your skin before applying a specific paste to your complexion.

9. Wash your face

Wash your face, at least once, in the morning and before you go to sleep. You can use a facial cleanser of your choice to clean your skin surface. Cleansers helps you to remove some dark spots that could have arisen from sun burn or exposure to polluted surroundings. Although most people feel lazy about cleansing their skin before going to bed, it has significant effects on your skin tone.

10. Avoid over drying your skin

Applying super drying products to your skin will eventually hamper it. Avoid alcohol-based astringents and moisturizers immediately after washing, it is a better choice.

Featured photo credit: Pixabay via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on June 8, 2018

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

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Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

Facebook is eating away your time

    How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

    2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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      When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

      3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

      priorities

        Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

        4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

        lack of intimacy

          Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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          5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

          mother baking

            Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

            6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

            drowning

              A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

              7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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                Time is money. After we have wasted the long period of time on social media, we are losing the most valuable currency we have – our time in this world.

                8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

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                  9. Sensationalism still sells.

                  free expression

                    With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                    10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                    gun to mother earth

                      This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

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