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How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

How To Stop Your Office Damaging Your Skin

 

 

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Modern life is hard on your complexion. We care very much about what we look like yet we subject our skin to many damaging situations and to a lot of stress. It can only take so much. Eventually, it will start to look dull and tired. It loses elasticity and texture and dry patches start to appear. You may also notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

When you start to investigate what could be the cause of your skin problems you should start to think about your office! It could be the place where you work that is causing the problem. Luckily, there are also several things that you can do about it. Before you try out a radical procedure read these simple tips.

 

Office life and skin damage

The modern office is a harsh environment for skin. The main culprit in the damage is air conditioning. We all welcome air conditioning on a hot day. Without it, we would find it almost impossible to work in many climates. However, it does come with a price. Offices with air conditioning have very low humidity levels and this is what causes the problem.

When you are in an area of high humidity, the moisture does not leave your skin. However, when you are in an environment where the humidity is low, the water will leave your skin rapidly and your body will struggle to replenish it.

The glare from PC monitors does not help. You could sit in front of one for over 8 hours a day and they can have a drying effect on the skin. If you are not able to get up and get a drink whenever you want, it is easy to become dehydrated. When your hydration levels are low, your skin is the first organ to suffer.

Looking after your skin in the office

You have to go to work and turning off the air conditioning is not an option so you need to find other ways to help your skin cope. The main way to protect your skin is to help it seal in moisture with a natural product. Many women have found that effective hyaluronic acid serum for skin is the best way to do this. It is a natural product that will work in harmony with your body by deeply hydrating and plumping up the skin. Your fine lines and wrinkles will diminish as the product works like a ‘moisture magnet’ to trap the skin’s own natural moisture and guard against the humidity of the office environment.

If you are able to sit back a little from your monitor it will reduce the effects of the heat and light on your skin. Also, take a small bottle of water with you to your desk so that you can sip it whilst you are working. Frequent breaks will do your whole body good.

Try to get out of the office at lunchtime for some fresh air and spritz your skin with water to refresh you before you head back into the office.

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7 HERBS THAT CAN HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS

By Guest Blogger, Ida J.

7 HERBS THAT CAN HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS

 

Weight Loss has become a dilemma in this obesity stricken world. Though more and more people are adopting a healthy lifestyle, but people are still missing out on easy and essential ingredients that are not only healthy but also aid in weight loss. Herbs and spices are considered as some elements that only add taste to your food, but you should know that they also help in pacing up the metabolism and help in burning body fat quicker than ever.

So, for your ease, here are seven herbs that help in weight loss. Just make these a part of your diet routine and don’t forget to buy a pair of adjustable dumbbells for some extra body muscles:

CINNAMON:

Cinnamon is famed for balancing blood sugar and helping in putting an end to cravings. Most of the people already sprinkle it in their oatmeal, but in order to burn more fat you can add it on to a lot of other things. You can add cinnamon to your homemade favourite juice or tea. It can also be used to marinade meat alongside other spices.

TURMERIC:

Turmeric is a warming spice, which increases body heat and helps in boosting metabolism. The increased metabolism, helps in burning body fat along with a load of other benefits. For good taste and rapid weight loss, it can be added into roasted vegetables, stews and milk.

GINGER:

Ginger also helps contain blood sugar, aiding in controlling the spiked glucose levels after carb or sugar induced meals. It has fat burning capabilities that are best utilized with stir-fries, ginger tea or fruit salad.

CUMIN:

Cumin is that spice, which when added only one tablespoon to what you are eating can help burn nearly three times more body fat than the other normal herbs and spices. Be it soup, stew, flat bread or any baked goods, just a tablespoon of cumin and say bye to your weight woes.

ACAI BERRY:

As per a lot of studies, dried powder of Acai berry or its juice can enhance the body’s capacity towards weight loss. Apart from great antioxidant capabilities, it prevents the body fat to cluster in one place.

NETTLE LEAF:

Nettle Leaves are highly helpful in adding nutrition and purifies the blood by releasing toxins. It also has antioxidant vitamins like Vitamin C, and Vitamin A that help in supporting the clear metabolism, ensuring that the food is digested properly. These elements all help in burning up a lot of fat.

FENNEL SEEDS:

Fennel seeds are extremely significant if you overeat a lot and want to control your unnecessary hunger pangs. Apart from keeping a check on your hunger, it also helps in losing excessive fats. Other than this, it is an important herb that is used to clean liver of all the unhealthy toxins.

There are many other herbs that can help you a lot in your weight loss. So, what are you waiting for? Make them a part of your food and put an end to extra fat woes.

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Author Bio

Ida Jones is a mother of two little ones. She enjoys home-based workouts and cardio exercises. She loves spending her vacations with her kids in National Parks filled with nature. She believes in clean and healthy eating. She regularly writes about fitness tips and much more at Fitness Grit.

 

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

If there’s something you want to change about your face or body, you might be considering cosmetic surgery to get what you want. It’s one option to make permanent changes that you’re often not able to make in other ways. However it’s a big and often expensive commitment, so you need to consider some important things before you make your decision.

Your Reasons for Considering Surgery

You should think very carefully about why you’re considering cosmetic surgery. It can help you to feel better about the way you look, but it’s not the answer to all your problems. If you’re hoping it will change your whole life, you could end up disappointed.

The Results You’re Looking For

It’s important to be realistic about the results you can achieve with cosmetic surgery. Thinking about what you expect the outcome to be is essential. You should have a good idea of what you want before you go under the knife and your surgeon needs to understand what you’re looking for.

What Could Go Wrong

Any surgery is a risk, so you need to think about all of the outcomes that could occur. Knowing what could go wrong during or after surgery can be a little frightening, but you need to know if you want to make an informed decision.

The Recovery Period

Giving yourself time to recover is essential after having surgery. So you should think about how much time you can take off work or whether you’ll be able to rest for a while after your procedure.


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6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

 

Summer is almost here and it is time to get our bodies ready for it. Long days at the beach are slowly closing in and you want to be sure you are ready to rock your new bathing suit and enjoy the summer. If you think you’ve put on a little weight or you just want to tone up your muscles, here are some of the changes that need to be incorporated.

Stay hydrated

Water is essential throughout the whole year, but during the summer you have to pay attention to it even more. Summer can be harsh on our bodies since strong sun dries out our skin and we lose plenty of water by sweating. That’s why you need to start drinking plenty of water right now. Additionally, if you are working out for the summer, the lack of water will make your workout sessions less effective because hydration is essential for performance and fat-burning.

Cut back on processed food

Bread, pasta, bagels, crackers and cookies are all filled with bad processed carbohydrates that will do you no good. They certainly are tasty, but such foods are filled with sodium and preservatives that will hold water in your body and cause bloating. So, if you are craving some food and you are at the store, check the ingredients listed on the package. If you cannot read or pronounce the ingredients, don’t eat it. Instead, opt for small servings of fresh fruit and veggies that will actually help you get ready for summer.

Increase the intake of natural diuretics

In order to lose a few pounds and get rid of all the toxins in your body, you should rely on natural diuretics. Such foods will make it easier for your body to get rid of excess fluids. These include cucumbers, lemons, green tea, asparagus and any other foods that have a higher concentration of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and caffeine. Plus, such foods are rich in antioxidants that will protect your skin from the negative effects of the sun.

Exercise more

If you want a bikini body, then you must not skip exercising. Get your gym wear ready and commit to an intensive full-body strength workout at least three times a week. Such a workout will burn the calories, boost your metabolism and help you develop muscles. Also, make your belly and bottom top priorities. Glutes (bottom muscles) are some of the biggest muscles in your body and they will require more energy and effort, which will result in more burnt calories. As far as your belly is concerned, it is one of the essential elements of looking good, so commit to some core exercises three times a week.

Reduce alcohol

Every type of alcohol contains plenty of bad calories that will only pile up. So, if you’re used to drinking every once in a while, try cutting back. You will reduce the calorie intake and you will feel better overall. Plus, you will manage to preserve a healthy metabolism and it will be much easier to exercise and get better results with a limited alcohol intake.

Try fake tanning

Lastly, you can try out fake tanning and be completely ready for summer. You don’t want to show up on the beach pale and almost see-through and lack of tan might get you some serious sunburns. So, try out different tanning options before you go out and enjoy the sun.

Don’t wait the last minute to start working on your summer body. Commit to exercising and watch your diet and you will be ready in no time.

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Get a Natural White, Healthy Smile

Get a Natural White, Healthy Smile

So we already know, there are many teeth whitening kits on the market. Some are great and some, not so much. Add in factors like bonding, veneers, foods, smoking, red wine, soda, juice, etc. These become more challenging when just trying to combat natural yellowing of the enamel. Stripping off the stain with harsh bleaches peel at the enamel and can cause painful outcomes when used too frequently.

Is there a natural remedy?

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Yes, thanks to renowned dentist, Dr. Pooneh Ram and her sister, Paris (winner of the Tory Burch Foundation’s Fellowship Program), who created Dr. Brite Natural Toothpaste and products. Using activated charcoal along with natural ingredients like coconut oil and aloe vera, anyone has the ability to achieve a bright smile, hence the name.

But does it whiten?

I was skeptical at first, but after using a small dap of toothpaste across my teeth for two minutes, and then swishing around the whitening rinse, I saw an immediate difference. Bonus, it tasted good too.

Did it work on bonding?

Yes, it lightened the bonding, but took several days to catch up with the natural tooth.

How many steps is the process?

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Three. Toothpaste, Rinse and a Whitening Pen to use periodically throughout the day. The pen is available with or without peroxide. I’ve been using the one without peroxide and have had fantastic results. The pen is Green Apple flavor and I must admit, it took me by surprise at first, but I’ve grown to love it.

Is there any sensitivity from using it?

No. I have had not experienced any sensitivity at all. Personally, I feel it’s helped with that issue.

I’ve been using Dr. Brite for three weeks now, and I can seriously say, I think I found my new favorite toothpaste.  

Get the full whitening kit for $59 which includes toothpaste, rinse and (2) two whitening pens or you can just buy them separate. Dr. Brite has a children’s line of products as well as a line of dental care for pets!

Visit Dr. Brite today and tell them Tia sent you for sure by using the Promo Code: TIPSFROMTIA to receive 10% off your purchase!

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What is Necessary for a Beautiful Smile?

By Guest Blogger, Diana S,

What is Necessary for a Beautiful Smile?

 

image-1-6With selfies and cameras all around us, having a camera-ready smile is a great thing. However, you don’t have to be a celebrity in order to have a beautiful smile in any given situation, not just for taking pictures. There are simple ways of improving your smile, but it might take you some time to master it. Start with these several tips and tricks and you will manage to perfect your smile and look stunning.

Being natural

Beautiful smiles are all about being natural and relaxed. A genuine smile is the most stunning smile so whenever it’s picture time try to relax and think of something happy. Relax your face, slightly open your mouth and match the curve of the lower lip with the curve of your upper teeth. This way you will manage to avoid squinty eyes and tension in your neck muscles which can make your smile look too awkward and not genuine at all.

Healthy lips

Your lips are the frame of your smile and they need to look good too. Keep them well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. If you are a smoker, quit, because cigarettes only dry your lips, encourage wrinkles and create dark stains. Avoid licking your lips, because saliva has irritating acids which remove natural oils from your lips. Additionally, don’t exfoliate the lips like you exfoliate your skin because the skin of the lips cannot regenerate as fast as your facial skin can. Lastly, don’t be afraid to put some colour on them to avoid a pale smile.

Caring for your gums

A healthy and beautiful smile will need gums with the same features. Gum disease, such as periodontal disease, is very common and it is harmful both for your teeth and your smile. Also, unhealthy gums cause bad breath and if they are not treated immediately the gums will reduce, making your teeth appear longer and uglier. Just like you would take care of your teeth, you should brush after each meal and floss at least once a day. This way you will manage to remove food debris and dental plaque which are one of the initial causes of gum disease. Additionally, you can use mouthwash to disinfect your gums, but opt for one that has no alcohol.

Strong and healthy teeth

image-3-2Dental hygiene is of the utmost importance if you want to have a healthy and beautiful smile. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and use dental floss once a day. This will help you thoroughly clean your teeth from food debris and dental plaque which are responsible for many mouth, teeth and gum diseases. Also, don’t smoke. Cigarettes leave stains and encourage tooth and gum decay. Avoid food that can harm your teeth and refrain from drinking soft drinks and other sugary beverages because they are extremely harmful for your smile. However, if you already have some issues with your teeth, a healthy diet and hygiene will not help you. Your best option is visiting a cosmetic dentist in Sydney and going for regular checkups to explore all of your options.

Practice

image-4-4A perfect smile cannot happen overnight. Whether you need to master it for your photos or you simply want to improve it, you will need to practice. Take a mirror and see how you look when you smile. Adjust anything that is needed and try out different smiles for different situations. Don’t forget to stand up straight to avoid the double chin when smiling, adjust your eyes to avoid squinting and try to look natural and relaxed. It might take you some time, but if you make an effort, you will master the most beautiful smile.

To have a perfect smile you need to make an effort. Besides practicing, you have to take good care of your teeth and gums and you will look stunning each time you reveal your teeth.

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Like a Virgin: Preparing Yourself for Your First Music Festival

Like a Virgin: Preparing Yourself for Your First Music Festival

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Summer is coming, and chances are you’re drawing together a list of plans and activities for the warmer months. Who can blame you? We all want to make the most of the good weather while it’s around. Top of many people’s lists will be a music festival. Our newsfeeds are full of pictures of celebrities wandering about Coachella, and we want to try it out too! But when it comes down to it, festivals for the average person aren’t as glamorous and chic as the celebs make out. It’s a long weekend of camping, little sleep, mud, and dirt. But at the same time, all of these things contribute to what will be one of the best experiences of your life. So, how to go about delving into the festival lifestyle while still looking and feeling good?

 

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Planning

If you want to have a good festival experience, you’re going to have to become organized. Make sure that you purchase your tickets for any live music event directly from the source or from a trusted reseller like The Ticket Merchant. This helps to avoid the disappointment that can occur when tickets are fake or don’t arrive at all.

 

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Camping Gear

You’re facing the elements for an extended period, so it’s worth investing in a decent bit of camping gear. Make sure that your tent is of good enough quality that it doesn’t leak. There’s nothing worse than returning to a flooded tent filled with soaked clothes and soggy sleeping bags. Your sleeping bags should be warm and made from good insulating fabrics. It may be summer, but temperatures drop dramatically at night, so you’ll want to be tucked up nice and warm for a decent night’s sleep.

Toiletries

Alongside camping gear, you’re also going to need to pack your bag with the essentials to get you through a weekend without proper showers, beds, and electronics. A few necessary bits and bobs should include baby wipes, hand sanitizer, dry shampoo, a toothbrush with toothpaste and plenty of deodorants. Whatever is necessary to keep you fresh and clean in the outdoors.

First Aid

You should take along a small first aid kit packed with plasters, bandages and antiseptic wipes. These will all come in invaluable if you end up with cuts and scrapes or rubbing from wellies. Take some tablets too; paracetamol or ibuprofen are a must for any festival goer. Ladies, remember to take plenty of sanitary products too.

 

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Make Up

Chances are, you’re not going to be too focused on your makeup. You will be getting ready in a tent and will be more focused on getting to see your favorite band than sticking fake eyelashes on. But festivals are a time when you can get creative with your look. Pack plenty of glitter, stick on jewels and anything else that you wouldn’t usually be able to get with on a day to day basis. It’s time for you to stand out with statement hair pieces and bold colors. Make heads turn.

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Let’s Get Physical!

Let’s Get Physical!

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There are so many ways to get checked out nowadays. Whether it’s phoning a friend for advice, searching the internet for what condition your symptoms match up with or chatting to a doctor online, it’s certainly something that is accessible to you. But what about the things which can’t be diagnosed online? How about utilising the services which are available to us to get a more rounded, balanced opinion on what is wrong?

Why Should I Keep It Physical?

Going and seeing a doctor, optician, pharmacist or any other medical professional in person is the way to get the real deal. There is something that just can’t be described when you’re not there to show it in person. All of the senses need to come into play, especially when the designated person is checking you over. While you may be able to match certain symptoms with a condition online, these people will be able to pinpoint it specifically for you and recommend a course of action or treatment to get you through it. Self-diagnosis can be costly to both you and your healthcare provider if you get the diagnosis wrong in the first place.

If I Can’t See A Qualified Doctor, Who Can Help?

There are so many more qualified people who work within the medical field that will be able to help you with any queries that you may have. If what you are suffering from is urgent, it’s important to get to a hospital straight away. If not, see if you can speak to a nurse or look up the 5 ways your local chemist protects you – these are people who are here to help, and more importantly of all, have had the education to make informed decisions regarding your wellbeing, both physical and mental.

Should I Ditch The Online Searches?

Let’s not get carried away here with just how useful the internet as a tool for research can be. If you know that you are leading onto diseases and illnesses which just seem impossible for you to have acquired, it’s probably time to go and see somebody in person. There are sites where you can have a video conference with a doctor or other registered professional, and this should be used if you are unable to get out of the house to see somebody in person. It’s an amazing tool for this situation.

How Do I Keep Check?

It’s important to keep an eye on what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. For example, how much exercise that you’re doing, how much sleep you’re getting each night and taking note of what you’re eating to keep to a balanced and nutritious diet. It’s things like this which will help you to avoid professionals regarding your health. It’s always good to go for a regular check-up just in case, but unless you really need to, save your visits to make room for those who are in urgent need of some practical care. It’s this which is the best way to look after ourselves and those around us.

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Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

Tips on How to Fight the Plights of Old Age

If you don’t want to ‘grow old gracefully’, and you want to fight the impact ageing has on you, then you have every right to do so. If you want to fight the plights induced by old age, then you do so. Whether this means doing all you can to fight the appearance of ageing. Or whether it means doing all you can to fight the ailments of ageing. You do it. And if you choose to do it, make sure to check out some tips on how to do so below.

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First of all you should know that you can be as beautiful as you are wise when you grow old, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing this. You can fight the impact ageing has on your skin in the form of wrinkles, and there are now more ways to do this than ever before. You can do so by making changes to your lifestyle. And one change you can make is to simply ensure that you always get a healthy amount of sleep, and that you always sleep on your back. This is because sleeping on your front or your side can etch lines into your face, and when these lines get etched in enough they will be tough to get rid of. Another change you can make to your lifestyle in order to fight the plight of wrinkles is to stop smoking. But you don’t just have to make changes to your lifestyle as you take this venture. No, you could seek a BOTOX injection in order to fight wrinkles too. Whichever route you choose, just be sure that there is nothing wrong in wanting to tackle wrinkles and there’s nothing wrong with actively tackling them. They are one of the biggest tell-tale signs of ageing, so there is nothing wrong with them being the first plight of old age that you seek to fight.

But it’s not just about fight the appearance of ageing. It’s also about fighting the plights of old age that physically hold you back from living. And one thing that can hold you back during your twilight years is bad eye health. Ageing can have a detrimental impact on eyesight, and you shouldn’t allow for your eyesight to be changed in this way. A way to do this is to make changes to your diet. By opting for cereals that are ravished in whole grain. By choosing foods that are a good source of protein. And by cooking in a way that makes any fats you consume as healthy as can be. By implementing these three aspects into your diet, you will be doing all you can to fight the plight of old age that is bad eye health.

Now, this is not to say that you have to fight these plights of old age. It’s just to say that you should fight them if they ever make you feel uncomfortable. Neither is it a case of ‘growing old disgracefully’. It’s a case of wanting to look and feel as great as you can, for as long as you can.

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You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

Spots, zits, pimples, whatever you want to call them, these little devils can be a nuisance to a woman’s self-esteem and confidence in her appearance. If you’ve suffered from acne, and it is likely you have or will have at some point during your life, you understand the annoyance and frustration which they can bring. A red spot on the face is difficult to hide and requires makeup to cover it, which can only exacerbate the problem. After all the prodding, pressing and damaging your skin, dryness typically follows, which can be another pain. To prevent these skin problems from ever occurring, here are a few easy ways to keep your skin healthy and acne-free.

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Wash your face twice daily

This might seem like an obvious one, but it is the most effective for quick results. Around 20 percent of women in their 20s and 30s suffer from acne and one of the main reasons is lack of personal hygiene. Find a good face cleanser, a bowl of warm water and a soft towel to pat your face dry. Make sure you don’t rub with the towel, this can spread any bacteria from the acne and worsen the outbreak. If you can, stick to a routine daily where you schedule time to clean your face. Moisturizer can prevent dry skin effectively, but only use it if you currently have no areas of acne on the face. Go to your local beauty store and pick a moisturizer which is scent-free. There is nothing worse than choosing the wrong type of skin products, which can cause skin irritation. To solve this problem, do your research before buying and ask a shop assistant for advice.

Drink more water

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The question of how much water to drink has always been a conundrum, but the most common answer is around eight glasses per day. If we were all perfectly honest, we would say that we don’t drink enough, but the health benefits are countless. Not only is water good for your skin, but it can fix other beauty-related problems and improve the internal function of your body. Issues such as, withered hair, brittle fingernails, strong-smelling body odour and headaches, are all a result of not drinking enough water. One great tip is to have a glass of water with every meal, that way you are receiving your daily portion without really noticing it. For those of us who don’t enjoy the taste of tap water, invest in one of the best RO systems to filter and remove any impurities in the water. By doing this you will have better water and be on the right track for healthier skin.

Hands away from the face

It may sound odd, but your hands harbour a decent amount of bacteria, and if you touch your face, that’s wear it all goes. Did you know that something so silly like touching your face too much, can give you the flu? There are a few other reasons why you shouldn’t keep touching your face, and dirty skin is one of them. Items such as, phones, doorknobs, and keyboards contain millions of germs, and if they get on your face, an unwanted acne breakout will occur. If you have a habit of placing your hands on your face, try holding a stress ball to distract yourself. This bad habit could be the reason for your spots. So next time you’re watching Netflix, keep your hands away from the face!

Get a good night’s rest

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Yes, sleep is the answer to many health issues, and one of them is the repairing of your skin! The importance of sleep is underestimated and should be as high on your health list as that of eating. Who would’ve known that a lack of sleep, even two or three hours less, could cause a spot breakout?  If you’re struggling to sleep, check out these tips for getting better shut-eye. From reading a book before bed to doing a substantial amount of exercise in the day, these simple activities can maintain and regulate a healthy sleep pattern.

Avoid wearing too much makeup

Some of us couldn’t bear the thought of wearing no makeup for the day, but if you want cleaner, more spot-free skin, this might have to happen. Of course, there are some products which are made for acne-prone skin, but the safest, fastest bet to clear up acne is to go makeup-free for a while. Not only do the ingredients themselves irritate your skin, but if you forget to wipe a day’s worth of makeup off before going to bed, the bacteria is festering on your skin all night. So do yourself and your skin a favour, go natural for a few weeks!

Do some exercise

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Slotting time in for exercise is also crucial for your health and a way to get better, spot-free skin. There is a range of great exercises to choose from and enjoy doing. Squats, sit-ups, light jogs and swimming, the list is endless. As you exercise, blood flow increases and carries nutrients and oxygen to cells throughout your body. Exercise can also decrease stress, which in turn, reduces acne and eczema. So, by following a fun, simple workout everyday, not only are you losing weight, but you’re preventing those nasty spots and dry skin!

Eat these types of foods

Food glorious food, this is definitely true and applies to those foods which help our skin. Many foods have been proven to possess a vast amount of health properties which help to improve the quality of our skin. Dark berries, watercress, and red grapes are full of skin clearing antioxidants. Tomatoes aid collagen production which keeps skin firm. Next time you make spaghetti bolognese add some fresh garlic! You might smell after, but it’s worth it! Garlic helps kill any unwanted bacteria in your body which stops skin infections and acne. There are an abundance of Twitter channels which are dedicated to the acne-removal cause and which give fantastic tips, one of them is AcneSkinSite.

Hopefully, at least one of these methods works for your skin. If not, consider popping down to the doctors and getting some acne treatment. We can’t let spots dictate our life.

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