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Winter skin feeling chapped?

Winter skin feeling chapped?

 

Staying hydrated during winter months is a necessity. Seriously, doing these simple things will help improve your skin drastically.

 

Drinking water like its hot is the start to great skin. Indoor heat can deplete your system quickly causing you to dry out.

 

You aren’t the only thing losing moisture. With the heater running during a lot during the winter nights, it’s sucking the water out of the air. To replace the water vapors in the air, you should place a vase of clean water near the heater to replenish water back into the air. It’s like an instant humidifier.

 

Adding oils into your diet like, olive, coconut or sunflower with also keep skin hydrated when the cold tries to zap all your moisture. Be sure to cook with nourishing oils instead of plain vegetable oil when you can.

 

For rough skin surfaces, I suggest trying oils on the skin as well. Putting coconut on the lips can keep them plump and soft. However, coconut oil or olive oil on the hands can leave a slippery surface until it is soaked in. Some folks however, feel it doesn’t penetrate as deeply as needed in the winter.

 

If that’s the case, for sever chapped skin that isn’t broken, talk to your doctor or pharmacy about trying a heavy duty cream like Biafine. This product is great for all types of issues like, diaper rash, burns and especially restoring moisture into the skin.

 

An extra added bonus… In France, Biafine has even been known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles! Honestly, don’t let the price scare you away. Remember, most times, you get what you pay for. And just a small amount goes along way, whether it’s on a baby’s bum or on the fine lines of mum… (Yeah, I couldn’t help myself.)

 

So if you’re combating the harsh results of winter, remember, hydrate is key. If you need an extra layer of moisture, talk to your doc or pharmacist about creams like Biafine to keep your skin feeling supple this season. 

 

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What Exactly is Bone Broth?

What Exactly is Bone Broth?

It seems like every couple of years some health supplement or food becomes all the rage. It’s like you can’t even watch a show without hearing it referenced.

 

We’ve heard it about avocados, turmeric, coconut, and now …bone broth? 

 

All these things are great, and I would recommend them all, depending upon the individual. But so many people are asking, what exactly is bone broth?

 

It might not have the most pleasant name, but first off, that’s how it’s made. Broths are made from the juices of meats. Bone broth goes a little deeper into the marrow of the bone. But I think the most important thing is what bone broth can do for an individual. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients as well as collagen being the most sought after.

 

How to make bone broth

Getting bones from a butcher is one way to get the main ingredient, but they must be broiled first before making the broth. Another easy way is saving the scraps from a previous meal. They freeze just fine.

 

Add bones along with carrots, celery, salt, garlic, Apple cider vinegar and water into a pot or slow cooker. Cook on low for several hours to achieve delicious broth.

 

The benefits are amazing. Packed with collagen, it’s a boost to your skin, hair and nails. The other benefits include boosting the immune system and overall function of the body.

 

Another way to get bone broth outside your kitchen 

Now, if you don’t have 8 hours to dedicate to making bone broth, lot’s of stores have premade bone broth in stock. Another way to get the benefits of the broth without the broth is a product called Naked Collagen that’s made with bovine bones. It’s a great supplement! This powder is packed with essential amino acids to boost not only immune function and restore collagen, but also ramp up brain power. Amino acids curb anxiety and depression, not only stopping misfires in the brain, but also correcting them! (Naked Nutrition has many supplements and proteins to choose from)

 

Adding two scoops of powder to your morning coffee or juice is all you need to get your daily dose. Some folks just mix it with water! It’s that easy. You’ll start to feel the results right away. To see results, well just give it a little bit of time since collagen takes time to build back up.

 

So is bone broth just hype or is it the real deal?

It’s definitely the real deal. Our ancestors have been doing it forever. And they didn’t have the processed food issues we have today. So talk to your doctor about giving your system a treat as well as restoring your youth inside and out by adding some bone broth or naked collagen into your life.

 

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5 Most Effective Ways to Remove Acne Scars & Pimple Marks

By Guest Blogger William C,

5 Most Effective Ways to Remove Acne Scars & Pimple Marks

 

For many acne sufferers, the prospect of living blemish-free can easily lead to a medicine cabinet full of chemical creams and medications. If you are currently having acne problem, make sure you avoid eating oily food, protect your skin from heat and have a weekly massage routine. Get yourself into a nice quality massage chair every week and get your skin massaged. There are special acne massages in spas now which can help you greatly. I have compiled some treatments which offer immediate and powerful results. The list also includes some natural ways you can try if for some reason you can’t get these treatments:

Fast Treatments

A Steroid Shot or Injection:

If you can’t stand your dark acne scars, a steroid shot can be done the very same day you go to see your dermatologist as the procedure is very quick. It just not only fixes the inflammation of a pimple, but cortisone can also benefit in making thick scars look weaker and lighter.

Dermal fillers:

Bellafill is filler designed for permanent correction of moderate to extremely dented acne marks and it is approved by FDA. Different than other dermal fillers, it has ingredients to aid recover acne blemishing. The process takes about 20-30 minutes, and while you might need a touchup some months later, some people just need one treatment. There are also short-term choices that are just like makeup and can be effortlessly removed but Dermaflage is one great option.

Natural Remedies

Aloe Vera

Fresh aloe vera gel is a potent source of vitamins which can help to heal skin and fade scars. Aloe is gentle, so you won’t have to worry about further damaging or irritating skin. Also, because aloe is such a wonderful natural moisturizer, it will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and healthier.

While aloe vera gel may be found in any drug store, pharmacy or online, fresh organic aloe is best. Potted aloe plants are easy to find and require almost no maintenance to grow even without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Apply aloe vera on the affected areas of your face four times every week and see the difference.

Tea Tree Oil

Acne is a serious and most common skin problem caused by blockage of pores due to excess creation of sebum. Also, bacteria cause acne breakouts. Tea tree oil has antimicrobial mixes that perform efficiently against bacteria that root these breakouts.

Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and antifungal. Given these elements, it is no surprise that this miracle oil is amazing for acne and acne marks!

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common household item with literally hundreds of uses, including the ability to help heal scars. Baking soda is composed of sodium bicarbonate crystals which gently exfoliate skin when used as a cleansing scrub. Just mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with enough water to form a thick paste then massage into skin where scars are present. Once applied, you should leave the mixture on for a minute or two. This will allow the soda to cleanse pores and help prevent further blemishes. After a couple of minutes, wash your face in lukewarm water and apply a good natural moisturizer like rose hip seed, jojoba, coconut, or olive oil.

Cucumber

Cucumbers are a popular ingredient in facial treatments for good reason. This vegetable is not only super hydrating; cucumber also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium – all of which are great for your skin. To use this treatment for healing acne scars just pick up an organic cucumber from your local market, cut off a few thin slices, and lay them over your scarred skin. After about thirty minutes, discard the cucumber slices and rinse your face with cool water. Repeat daily as desired.

Vitamin E

Probably the easiest way to use vitamin E for healing scars is to simply puncture the end of a gel capsule and squeeze the contents onto your fingertip. Apply the oil directly to scarred skin or mix it into your daily moisturizer to help heal acne and pimple scars faster.

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Author Bio:

William Connor is a blogger who loves writing health tips. He had his own issues with health few years ago and he decided to write about his experiences and reviewing health related products which can help people all over the world. He is a coffee lover and in his free time, he likes being with his family and friends. Read his latest post on Osaki Massage Chairs.