Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Introduction - Skin Care - Part 1

Natural way to Healthy Skin

Causes of Unhealthy skin

Faulty diet. Refined foods like white flour, sugar and products made with them, tea, coffee, and soft drinks deplete energy, bring about wrinkles, unattractive skin and premature aging.

Lack of healthy blood. Healthy blood adds a glow to the skin and keeps it well-nourished, moist, and free from dryness and roughness.

Inadequate cleansing. Very often, our skin looks superficially clean; but they really are not. Dirt and dust particles can hide in the pores of the skin and clog sweat and sebaceous glands. Proper cleansing not only removes all the dust, dirt and make-up, which accumulate during the day, but also stops the oil-secreting sebaceous glands from getting clogged.

Diet

Diet plays an important role in maintaining the health of the skin. Diet should supply all the nutrients needed to build health, namely, protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids and all the essential vitamins and minerals. Such a diet will consist of liberal quantities of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, supplemented by special protective foods like milk, vegetable oils, yogurt, honey and yeast.

Nutrients play an important role in maintaining a healthy skin.

Examples:

Your skin is unusually dry and rough. You have blackheads and whiteheads. You are probably lacking sufficient vitamin A. You could also be suffering from the deficiencies in iron, iodine and the B Vitamins. Adequate amounts of protein and vitamin C are also important.

The vitamins of the B group are important in producing beautiful skin.

Vitamin B1 aids skin health by helping to keep the circulation normal.

Vitamin B2 or riboflavin deficiency can lead to brown pigmentation, or liver spots on the skin. These ugly spots usually disappear if generous amounts of vitamin B2 are given over a period of six months. Severe riboflavin deficiency can lead to oily skin and hair and small deposits of fat under the skin of the cheeks and forehead and behind the ears. More severe deficiency of riboflavin causes the skin under the nose and at the comers of the eyes and mouth to crack and become sore.

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine deficiency can result in dermatitis or eczema.

Niacin deficiency can also cause an eczema type of skin eruption with brown pigmentation, largely on the face, forearms and legs.

Deficiency of pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid, and biotin: This also leads to types of eczema. The symptoms will go away completely when these vitamins are generously added to the diet.

It is clear that Vitamin B plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy skin. So, diet that is rich in Vitamin B can go a long way in skin health. One of the important food in this connection is brewer's yeast. Even the person whose skin seems smooth and healthy usually notices improvement in texture and glow, a week after adding two or more tablespoons of brewer's yeast to the daily diet. Persons with eczema should, for an entire month, take a tablespoon of yeast stirred into citrus juice or water after each meal, between meals, and before retiring. If the diet is adequate in all other respects, the eczema is usually cured in a month 's time.

Anemia and Pale Skin: Anemia results from lack of protein, iodine, calcium, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, cobalt, copper, and iron. Take diet rich in Vitamin B. Folic acid and vitamin B12 are especially important.

1 comment:

Jinki said...

Everyone uses moisturizers these days - either they have dry skin or they’re trying to prevent it. They’re trying to get a smooth, supple surface so foundation will blend in evenly, or they’re trying to get that moist, dewy look. Older people think moisturizers keep them looking younger, and young people think they’ll keep them from looking older. But what most people don’t know is that traditional moisturizers are causing some of the same skin problems they’re trying to get rid of or prevent. And the big one – the one that leads to all the other problems – is dry skin. In fact, dry skin treatment and prevention require something totally different.

How does our skin get dry? The outer layer of skin basically consists of dead skin cells that protect the delicate living cells of the deeper layers. The outer layer needs to stay hydrated to protect the deeper layers, so natural oils are produced that prevent moisture from escaping. These oils also help keep irritants away from the deeper layers of skin.

Regular washing with soap, or exposure to chemicals, can remove these natural oils. When the oils are stripped from the outer layer of skin, the moisture quickly evaporates, the skin dries out, and the deeper layers are no longer protected. Further exposure to soap, chemicals or environmental toxins does more damage.

When you understand how to care for your skin, you can improve its condition. There is a great deal of educational information about dry skin and dry skin products available.

How do traditional moisturizers worsen the problem? When we use conventional moisturizers, including hand lotions, the skin thinks it is adequately hydrated. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth – it has lost its natural moisture. Nevertheless, the body responds by reducing its production of natural oils and moisture and this in turn causes further dehydration.

You may have met someone who complained that their skin got drier after they started using traditional moisturizers – now you know why.

How do you fix the problem? Stop using traditional moisturizers and switch to a shielding lotion. A good shielding lotion bonds with the skin to form a protective outer layer that locks in natural moisture and keeps chemicals out. Try it, you could say goodbye to traditional dry skin care products, and hello to shielding lotion, forever.

Already well established in America, a new hand protection shielding lotion that bonds with the outer layers of the skin, is now available in the UK called Gloves in a Bottle which you can get from the UK Gloves in a Bottle website

New Gloves in a Bottle is a non greasy, non-sticky, hypoallergenic and completely safe hand protection shielding lotion that is an ideal skin safeguard for applications that include all work in harsh weather conditions, household work, DIY, hospital duties, sport, gardening, construction and engineering work.

Artificial lotions only attempt to replace natural oils with artificial moisture, but they come off every time you wash. One application of Gloves in a Bottle does not wash off and works like an invisible pair of gloves preventing dirt and grime from penetrating the skin. These 'Invisible Gloves' keep moisture-robbing irritants out while retaining your skins natural oils.

Gloves in a Bottle rapidly absorbs into and bonds with the outer layer of skin providing a protective glove-like coating, that comes off naturally with exfoliated skin cells after at least 4 hours. It is an ideal moisturiser for dry, extremely dry and cracked skin by allowing skin to breath and retain its natural moisture and oils.