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Is Indoor Skin Tanning Really Safe?

For many people, especially white women, having a gorgeous tan is necessary to be beautiful. Tan colored skin has always been associated with sexiness and exotic beauty. Blame it on the South American swimsuit models basking at the beach with glowing, almost shiny, tanned skin. Every women wants to be like these hot models that is why going to tanning salons has been part of these women’s beauty practices. But the question is, is indoor tanning really safe? Are tanning beds 100% safe to use?

Unfortunately, the answer is, NO. Yes, indoor tanning beds could give you a gorgeous tan in a matter of a few minutes, but its adverse effects to the skin are very serious. Indoor tanning especially if the person is under 35 years of age has been known to increase the risk of melanoma. Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer. A deadly type of cancer. Using tanning beds also leads to premature aging of the skin due to the ultraviolet rays that it emits. Excessive tanning could dry up the skin and it could also damage the skin’s natural elasticity which eventually leads to wrinkles and nasty age spots.
To wrap up, indoor tanning beds may have lesser radiation and it may emit less ultraviolet rays unlike the sun, but they still bring some consequences – most of which though, are all negative. So the next time you step into that tanning salon to get a gorgeous tan, think of the long term effects first that it could cause you and ask yourself, is it worth it?

My Skin Care Essentials

The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is also the most prominent feature that we expose to other people and the environment, therefore we should really take good care of it. So let me share to you some of my top skin care essentials.

1. A good sunblock for the face and for the body.

As we all know, the sun’s rays could be harmful to the skin. It could damage the cells and cause photoaging and premature aging. No one would want to have rough, wrinkly skin with brown spots, so slather on sunscreen at least an hour before you step out of your house.

2. Vitamins A, C and E.

Vitamins A, C and E have been scientifically proven to be effective in nourishing the skin cells inside resulting in a healthy and radiant skin outside. Vitamin A is known to help reduce and avoid wrinkles associated with skin aging. Vitamin C, on the other hand helps in the production of collagen, which is the main component of our skin. Vitamin E, as we all know, is the skin vitamin. It is an antioxidant which helps in protecting the skin cells from the harmful UV rays of the sun as well as from pollution, intense weather and many more. It is also known to help in reducing wrinkles, stretch marks and scars which makes it an all around skin vitamin. Vitamin E capsules by the way, can also be used topically on the skin to achieve noticeable results.

3. Water.

It may sound cliche-ish but it is true. Drinking lots of water is really beneficial for the skin. Water helps in flushing away the toxins in our body and in our skin. It also moisturizes the skin very well. You’ll notice that your skin looks dewy and glowing when you drink lots of water.

4. A good dermatologist.

Everyone needs a good dermatologist. I think that’s pretty self explanatory. A regular visit to the derma could help improve your skin a lot.


The Don’ts of Skin Care

There are a lot of ways to improve and maintain the beauty of our skin. A lot of us would probably know by now what to do to our skin to make it look beautiful. We are always taught what to do and less of what to not do. So here are some things that you may want to avoid doing to achieve that healthy glowing skin.

1. Do not exfoliate everyday to remove deep seated dirt.

Some facial exfoliants claim that they are safe for everyday use. That is so NOT true. Exfoliating your skin everyday may cause skin damage. It could also make your skin super tight and dry which is bad. It is ideal to limit face exfoliation to once a week – two at most.

2. Do not use ordinary bath soap on your face.

Using bath soaps on your face could cause tightness and dryness which we are all trying to avoid. Some bath soaps, if not all, are too strong for the face. Again, bath soaps are for the body and not for the face.

3. Do not leave the house without putting on sunscreen.

Sun exposure is one of the primary causes of premature skin aging. To avoid this always wear sunscreen before going out to protect your skin.

4. Do not sleep with your makeup on.

Sleeping with makeup on is probably something that most women are guilty of. Makeup clogs the pores which irritates the skin, so try to avoid sleeping with your makeup on to avoid nasty zits, pimples and other skin irritations when you wake up.

5. Do not undergo several facial treatments in a short span of time.

Facial treatments offer a lot of benefits to the skin when done properly. Avoid having facial treatments everyday as this may damage your skin. Let your facial skin cells regenerate and breathe before sloughing them again. It is best to undergo a facial skin treatment once every two weeks or even once a month.


How to Treat and Avoid Wrinkles

Women all over the world are constantly seeking ways on how to effectively remove wrinkles from their faces. Wrinkles are not only unsightly, it also decreases the person’s self-esteem. There are a lot of ways of treating wrinkles and here are some of them.

 1. Anti-wrinkle creams.

There are a lot of anti-wrinkle creams available in the market today. Each cream promises to diminish wrinkles with regular use. Some of these creams work, while some are just… plain creams. A waste of money. So you really have to choose wisely when buying anti-wrinkle creams.

2. Vitamin E and C.

Vitamin E and C are known to combat wrinkles as it nourishes the skin from the inside. The vitamins help in producing healthy cells inside which makes the skin more radiant and elastic, hence avoiding the formation of wrinkles.

3. Load up on fruits and vegetables.

It may sound cliche-ish but eating lots of fruits and vegetables really does wonders to the skin. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that help in skin cell regeneration which makes the skin softer and radiant.

4. Skin care devices.

There are a lot of anti-wrinkle skin care devices available in the market today. One example of these is the FSD which targets wrinkles by stimulating the collagen production. It helps improve the skin’s elasticity and makes the skin look noticeably younger with every treatment. Check out the nearest day spa in your place and see if they have it.

5. Smile.

As we all know, smiling uses less facial muscles than frowning so try to smile frequently to avoid having wrinkles and nasty frown marks. Having a positive outlook really shows in the face so flash those pearly whites and smile.


The Real Deal on Skin Care Devices

Women always want to look and feel beautiful that’s why they are constantly seeking ways on how to maintain their appearance. As we all know, having a perfect skin has always been equated to beauty. Blame it on the media and the standards that they have imposed on beauty. Using moisturizers, slathering anti aging and whitening creams, undergoing cosmetic procedures and getting injectables such as collagen and botox are among the popular ways that women do to beautify their skin. Using skin care devices is also another way of maintaining the skin’s youthfulness and beauty. But the million dollar question is, do these devices really work?

The answer? Well, both. It’s a yes and a no. Some skin care devices really help in improving the skin while some devices create more damage and havoc to the skin. Not all skin care devices are created the same. Some are just too harsh to the skin that’s why you really have to be careful in choosing what device to use or to buy. When choosing a skin care device, always do a research first. This way you would be able to know if it works and if it is safe to use.

Skin care devices are there to enhance the skin but as always, you have to start inside your body. Drink lots of water, eat a healthy and a balanced diet, exercise well, get at least eight hours of sleep everyday, and of course pamper yourself in the spa once in a while.

How to Achieve Younger Looking Skin

As we get older, wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and other signs of aging start to appear on our faces. This is probably one of the major concerns of women all over the world. No one wants to look ugly and old, so a lot of women seek various solutions to solve this problem. There are actually a lot of ways to look young and vibrant no matter what age bracket you are in. Here are some of them.

1. Proper diet and exercise.

As cliche-ish as it may sound, proper diet and exercise really helps a lot in making us look good and feel good. Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E and C can definitely help make our skin look fresh and radiant.

2. Drink lots of water.

Water, water, water. Drinking 8-10 glasses a day really helps in hydrating the skin. Our skin needs moisture and it needs to be constantly replenished so remember to drink lots of water.

3. Moisturize.

Just like what I’ve said a while ago, our skin needs moisture and it needs to be constantly replenished. Moisturizers help seal in moisture in our skin. Using moisturizers makes our skin feel more softer and healthier. Dry skin isn’t only unsightly but it also makes a person look old, so always moisturize.

4. Cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery may not be the safest way to look younger but still, a lot of women still swear by it. This treatment is not for everyone because, number one, it’s way too expensive, and second, it might cause infections and other nasty side effects. But if you have the money to burn and you’re willing to undergo the pain and inconvenience, then cosmetic surgery is the way to go.

5. Botox and collagen shots.

Botox and collagen shots are probably the quickest way to look younger. These treatments may give you younger looking skin instantly but the effect is not permanent unlike other treatments. It’s also an invasive treatment and it could also lead to some side effects such as bruising and muscle weakness.

6. Skin care devices.

Using skin care devices is also another way to look young. Skin care devices, such as the FSD, helps reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. This skin care device used by the spa that I go to increases the collagen production of the skin which makes the skin look noticeably younger in every use.