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Shine - Body Care Tips - Beauty
Shape up and Shine
Even if you cannot afford professional
treatment, there's still a lot you can do for yourself from home beauty
weekly light scrubbing down with pumice stone or a scrub gives a regular
exfoliation, which is a must to give the skin a satin smooth look.
Also include healthy doses of vitamin C
(at least 1000 mg two to three times a day) in your diet. There's
nothing like a good massage to relax those tense nerves.
Fast once a week to detoxify the
system. When toxins overload the body, the skin appears blemished and
sallow. Following a detoxification programme will give your skin a
chance to regain its natural shine.
Get into a regular beauty routine.
Never go to the bed with your make-up on. Cleanse, tone and moisturize
your face every night, even if you have oily skin. Of all the products
that promise soft and radiant skin, a moisturizer is probably the most
It nourishes the skin, giving an almost
immediate softness and suppleness. Wear a moisturizer with a high SPF to
protect the skin from the sun's damaging effects, and use a renewal
cream, preferably collagen based, during the night.
Pay special attention to dry areas such
as knees and elbows by moisturizing liberally after exfoliating.
you need to loose weight, go about it in a systematic way. Crash dieting
doesn't work as you'll only loose much needed energy. Any weight loss
programme should be slow and controlled. Breakfast like a king, lunch
like a Queen, and dine like a pauper. Avoid cholesterol rich food like
butter, cheese, and ghee.
Avoid tea, coffee and fizzy drinks, opt
for fruit and vegetable juices, mineral waste and herbal teas.
Stock up on foods that boost the immune
system, especially if you are susceptible to flu. Zinc is one of the
most powerful immune system boosting minerals, but avoid taking too much
of it in a supplement form. Food rich in zinc are red meat, wholegrain
bread and cereal. Fill up on the A-list foods, which are nutritious and
Carrots (Anti-cancerous, reduce the
risks of heart attacks, good for the eyes);
Broccoli (anti-cancerous, and rich in vitamin C and calcium);
Spinach (Anti-cancerous, contains vitamin C, E and calcium);
Grapes (helps prevent heart disease, high in vitamin C, iron and
Strawberries (reduces cholesterol ans risks of high blood pressure);
Onions (clears blocked sinuses, help prevent heart attacks and rectal
colon and stomach cancers);
Garlic ( Anti-cancerous, reduces acidity, lowers blood pressure, boosts
immunity, and reduced blood clotting).
Get a plant in your room. It's well
known that houseplants are good for health. They cut down on chemical
toxins in the atmosphere, counteract allergies, asthma, headaches and
fatigue and humidify rooms, so both your lungs and skin will benefit.
Moderate exercise makes the bones
stronger, but intense training can have the opposite effect, as a lot of
calcium is lost in sweat.
If you are working in a hot and humid
weather, you would sweat more and so you'll need to increase your
calcium intake. Swimming is good for everyone, especially those with
damaged joints or muscles. If you have a bad back, swimming is the ideal
exercise. It builds strength, is relaxing and helps tone every area of
Yoga is an extremely effective work out
for the body and the mind. It improves co-ordination and posture, and
asthma patients have benefited greatly as they are taught how to breathe
properly. Yoga has no side effects, is beneficial for all the systems
and prevents illness from striking.
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