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June 2, 2011

How to have healthy and beautiful skin.

Health from inside

Health and beauty

Step 1 – Cleanse: Using the right cleanser twice a day will help remove dirt and impurities that have accumulated throughout the day, while simultaneously moisturizing and protecting your delicate complexion. This leaves your skin feeling soft, soothed, and refreshed.

TIP: Be sure to remove your makeup and cleanse before you go to sleep each night.  Not cleansing properly can cause you to look older than your years.

Step 2 – Tone: you should be using one that will tone your skin while preserving its natural moisture. Using a gentle, effective toner is a must to preserve the delicate moisture barrier in your skin and prevent long-term dehydration.

TIP: Be sure to choose a toner that delivers the nutrients your complexion needs to protect it from outside damage and preserve its youthful look.

Step 3 – Moisturize: Dry skin is less prepared to withstand free radical damage from the sun and environment.  Moisturizing after cleansing will keep all skin types in balance and reduce the risk of premature aging.

TIP: After cleansing and toning, be sure to moisturize – even if you have oily skin. Oily skin can still become dehydrated and produce even more oil as a result, leaving you worse off than you started! Choose a moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin to slow down the aging process, promote healthy cell growth, and improve the quality of skin tissue – ensuring that your complexion remains youthful and wrinkle-free.

We suggest the 100% organic products from Herbs of Kedem.

Start with cleansing your skin with Aviv – evening floral cleanser & make-up remover, then toning it with Boker – morning floral water. Every evening nourish your skin with the wonderful Meshi – regenerating serum. Enjoy adding Tsukim to your daily skin care routine as a skin toning ointment on wrinkles and to protect skin around eyes. Every 10 days use exfoliating and deep-cleansing Tishrei Regenerating Peeling Mask.

Maintain your skin from the inside. Most experts say eating a balanced diet is the best way to get healthy skin. “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look,” says Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City.

Food for better skin: Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums. The common link between these four foods is their high antioxidant content. In a study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, these four fruits weighed in with the highest “total antioxidant capacity” of any food. The benefits of these foods for healthy skin are plentiful.Fish contains oils that will help nourish your skin.

Healthy Oils. These contain more than essential fatty acids. those labeled cold pressed, expeller processed, or extra virgin are the ones to look for.Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-three fatty acids, which promote good skin health.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin. This includes plenty of dark orange (carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash) and dark green (broccoli, spinach, kale) vegetables — all of which are high in vitamin A.Vitamin E helps promote great skin, which is why this includes nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds — which are high in vitamin E — as snacks.

Green Tea. This beverage deserves a category all its own in any article about foods for healthy skin. The skin-health properties in this beneficial drink just can’t be beat. “It has anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s protective to the cell membrane. It may even help prevent or reduce the risk of skin cancer,

Detoxification teas. reinforces the external treatment of skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.). This tea helps during weight loss period to drain liberated materials, it stimulates metabolism.
How stress affects your skin

The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when you’re attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you’d rather be watching TV. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Stress Contributes to Eczema, Psoriasis and DermatitisStress Contributes to Cold Sores and AcneStress Causes WrinklesStress Contributes to Skin Cancer

So healthy diet and lifestyle with less stress are the best ways to stay healthy and good looking! And of course good skin care products help.

November 11, 2010

antioxidant for healthy skin

Beautiful skin

If you are looking to add more moisture to your skin, or want to get rid of blotchiness or blemishes, you have to make sure that you are eating foods that contain vitamin C and vitamin E. Citrus fruits are good for your skin, and include fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and limes. But I suggest to eat tropical fruits in season(summer and fall)

You can find vitamin E in green and leafy vegetables and as well as in certain lean meats, nuts, and beans.

Foods to eat for clear skin include tuna, brazil nuts, and whole wheat bread, which is rich in selenium, a derivative of vitamin C which is necessary for skin cells to develop and reproduce properly. It has also been proven that even if your skin has undergone significant sun damage and if your diet is high in selenium, the damage will not be severe. Skin rejuvenating vitamins and properties are found in selenium, and these are a great compliment to foods which contain vitamins A and E, and they are essential for skin health.

So what about vitamins and supplements?

Before you switch to vitamin or mineral supplements, be sure to talk to your doctor about which supplements are best for you, especially if you are consuming lots of medicines.

Natural supplements for kids

All Natural

Here is one of the best antioxidants we use: OPC-3 Beauty Blend.

Some of the benefits:

· Supports a smooth, soft and even-toned complexion

· Promotes healthy functioning of the skin at the cellular level, which results in healthy, vibrant-looking skin

· Replenishes essential vitamins and minerals that are co-factors for many enzyme reactions in vivo to help the entire skin to grow and cells to divide

· Helps maintain normal cell growth

· Supports healthy skin with key micronutrients to replenish and rejuvenate skin to look, feel and function its absolute best

· Supports healthy joints

· Supports healthy skin elasticity to keep skin looking young and firm (tight)

· Helps maintain healthy collagen production

· Helps maintain skin elasticity and moisture

· Helps maintain healthy connective tissue

· Maintains healthy collagen and elastin levels to help preserve the elasticity of skin

· Plays a role in maintaining elasticity of capillaries in the dermis, which helps maintain healthy blood flow, minimizing the appearance of spider veins in the skin

Skin Deep

Author: Nathan
September 27, 2010

Some expected and surprising advise to stay healthy and beautiful.
Eat for great skin.
Omega-three fatty acids promote good skin health — and ground flaxseeds are an excellent source. Add them to your breakfast cereal for a skin-healthy start to your day.
Add a glow to your complexion by eating fish twice a week. The oil found in fish helps nourish your skin and keep it soft.
Healthy skin starts with vitamin A. Eat plenty of dark orange and dark green vegetables each day.
Snack on nuts such as hazelnuts or almonds to give your skin a boost of Vitamin E.
Drink at least 6-8 glasses of H2O (that’s right, water) to cleanse your skin from the inside out.
Use alcohol in moderation as it dryes your skin.
Stop smoking…yep, this zaps the water from your skin too — and causes fine lines around your mouth.
Exercise is great for body, mind and soul…not to mention your skin. All that blood pumping circulates oxygen through your body and does wonders for your complexion.
Surprising suggestions by  Dr. Dennis Gross
1. Outdated glasses/contact lens prescription: Anything that makes you squint — like reading or working in a poorly lit room, or not updating your contact lens prescription — leads to more fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Get thee to an eye doctor, stat!
2. Steam rooms: We all love a good detoxifying sesh in a steam room or sauna, but Dr. Gross says to limit your exposure to these extreme-heat bad boys because they decompose skin’s elastin and collagen. Eeeeek!
3. Running (or any high-impact exercise): “While such exercise may benefit our hearts, it can cause the fat pads to slide south, and collagen and elastin to break down. If you enjoy running, try walking,” explains Dr. Gross. OMG — remember on Ally McBeal when Jane Krakowski’s character invented the face bra for jogging? It was for this!
4. Not sleeping: Okay, it’s not news that pulling an all-nighter makes your skin look like crud the next day, but did you know that chronic sleep deprivation leads to long-term skin probs? “Lack of sleep can be so stressful that it actually causes our bodies, including our skin, to generate free radicals,” says Dr. Gross. More free radicals mean you look older, faster.
5. Tap water: Chlorine in tap water can strip the natural oils from skin and cause dryness and irritation, especially in the winter when there is less humidity in the air to balance it out.  I bought a new showerhead with a built-in water filter and have noticed fewer dry patches on my legs.
Obviously, if running is your passion then no one is suggesting you give it up. But maybe a trip to the eye doctor is in order, and get your sleep issues under control.

April 23, 2010

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