How to Achieve Beautiful Skin


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How to Achieve Beautiful Skin

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our body? It accounts for approximately sixteen percent (16%) of an adult's overall weight. Its primary components are water (70%), proteins (25.5%) and fats (2.0%) It is a dynamic and living organ that sheds it outer layer through a process called exfoliation. Our skin actually replaces itself every twenty-seven days!

Skin performs a number of vital roles. * It is a barrier against micro-organisms and toxic compounds entering our body. * It permits a selective exchange of fluids necessary for our survival. * It is our natural radiator: by regulating our body's loss of fluids, our skin helps us to maintain our body temperature. * Skin is involved with our sense of touch as well as defines so much of the outer beauty we seek and desire.

Skincare is an important part of our overall health. Healthy skin is a foundation for the beauty we desire. It is important that the lotions, masques and creams that we use on our skin provide nutrition and healing for our skin. Any skin care regimen is only as good as the foundation you build.

Improper nutrition causes chaos for our skin and bodies as it increases free-radical oxidative stress. To ensure that we maintain optimal health, we should ensure we have a diet that has an adequate supply of antioxidants; maintain a healthy exercise regime and use good nutritional supplements.

A basic skincare regimen is relatively easy to start. First, cleanse your skin to remove any impurities, excess oils and dirt. Second, tone the skin and prepare it to accept nourishing agents. The toner removes lingering impurities, balances your skin's pH levels and helps sooth the effects of environmental exposure. Third, renew your skin to diminish the signs of aging and replenish your skin's moisture levels.

Cleansing the skin involves bathing the skin's surface with a gentle cleanser. * Avoid the use of strong soaps * Your face might feel "squeaky clean", that is because you have stripped away the protective oils from your skin. * Sucrose-based emollients and cleansers are preferred to ensure dermal hygiene. * Try to cleanse your skin with the minimum of disruption to your skin's natural pH balance.

Toning the skin completes the cleansing process by rinsing away any leftover impurities. * Skin pores are cleared by removing the excess oils. * Your skin becomes receptive to the nutrients which are added during the next stages of your regimen. * Your skin tightens with the application of a light astringent which draws your pore openings together. * Quality toners minimally impact your skin and include moisturizers (such as sodium PCA) to maintain your skin's hydration.

Renewing the skin with moisture is the final step in a skin care regimen * Deep moisturizers hydrate and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. * Stabilizing oils restore proper pH-balance. * Protective lipid emollients will nurture this balance and minimize dehydration until your next cleansing.

Moisturizing requirements differ from day and evening. * Daytime moisturizer should have an ability to protect your skin against oxidative stress. * A high quality moisturizer like defends your skin against oxidative stress, Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. This moisturizer contains vitamins, flavonoids and phytonutrients to nourish your skin as well as enhance its natural defense mechanisms. * Evening nourishment differs from the morning formula, as it uses your natural circadian rhythms to retexture and restore your skin and reduce signs of aging.

Healthy and beautiful skin is possible for anyone when you follow a consistent skin care regimen, use natural skin care products free of harmful chemicals and maintain your physical health through healthy eating, nutritional supplementation and exercise. (

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Ms Treherne has a passion for decorating and design, cooking, baking and entertaining. She is interested in activities that promote health and wellness, good nutrition, fitness and physical activity and community service. If you share a passion for finding the best way of taking care of yourself and your family and making your home a special place, check the spa products, skin care, robes, towels and tablecloths.