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Body Care Tips - Beauty
The fact that we enjoyed perfect
velvety skin in our teenage years is not reason enough to enjoy it
throughout. Sun damage is cummulative and can be seen on our skin a
decade or two later. The skin on our body needs the same kind of love
and care as our face. Dull, coarse and lifeless skin is a result of a
generally toxic lifestyle, and healthy eating, proper exercise and body
brushing can make a dramatic difference.
Grab the Veggies
Your diet supplies the nutrients needed by the cells to keep skin, hair
and nails looking healthy.Therefore, it is important that you feed your
body a well balanced diet. Vegetables are actually ‘longevity' foods;
they are clean burning, ‘high octane' fuels that return the cells
causing premature ageing.
Veggies like tomatoes, carrots,
broccoli and green leafy vegetables like spinach are packed with vitamin
A and C, beta-carotene and fibre. These nutrients not only make your
skin glow, but even help in destroying cancerous cells and preventing
They are also loaded with calcium – the
mineral your body needs to keep your bones from buckling. Vegetables are
rich in healthy carbohydrates and devoid of fat or cholesterol, making
them good for the heart.
Poor eating habits can cause temporary
hair loss, cracks in the corner of your mouth and brittle nails. Your
skin can bruise easily, heal slowly and look dull, drab and ‘ashy'. A
good diet, on the other hand will keep your skin looking healthy and
toned, and sport a fine texture and colour.
Besides, a healthy diet will keep skin
diseases at bay. In fact, if you eat right, you won't need to take
vitamin supplements. In short there is no substitute for veggies.
Exercise is surprisingly enjoyable, good for the self-esteem and carries
significant benefits for the quality of our lives and our health. Be it
yoga, aerobics or walking, and no matter how little of it, it is
important for both physical and mental health.
Exercise is a panacea for boredom,
tension, anxiety and even PMS. Working up a sweat is natural and
healthy, a vital requirement for a balanced, fulfilled life.
Exercise improves blood circulation,
which helps in the reproduction of new cells, besides getting rid of all
impurities to reveal radiant skin. But when you don't exercise enough,
the blood circulation is sluggish and the skin receives less oxygen. As
a result, your skin may look dull and sallow, one that lacks lustre. In
fact, it might even aggravate acne
It might take some getting used to, but
once you get started, your body and mind will get accustomed to the
exertion and actually hunger for it.
Simply Brush it Away
Body brushing is a good way to stimulate blood circulation. Because the
skin is an organ of elimination (and the largest one in the body), many
toxins can be eliminated if you stimulate the circulation and the lymph
system by brushing the skin.
Use a loofah or a body sponge and brush
in circular motions to remove the dead skin cells. Pay special attention
to the elbows, knees, shoulders, the back and thighs. Do this every day
before bathing or showering. Also, keep the temperature of your bath
water a little higher that of your skin so as to stimulate sluggish
Smoother skin is a spin-off of this
toxin-eliminating regimen, which leaves you feeling invigorated and
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