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Skin Care – Go Natural

Posted Jul 07 2008 12:00am

Whenever you switch on the television set there seems to be an advertisement about the ways in which ageing affects a person’s skin, and what the remedy is. As a result there are any number of existing commercial skincare products available on the market, with new ones appearing on almost a daily basis. Most manufacturers of these products promise the user a younger looking skin that is free of wrinkles.

Traditionally skincare products and advertisements have been aimed at women; however, an increasing number of men are also becoming concerned about the signs of aging. Both women and men will pay a lot of money for these products, when there are more natural ways to keep your skin looking its best. However, many trials have shown that most of the cheaper products on the market do just as much good as the expensive ones. Creams will not rid your face of the appearance of lines; however, some beauty serums can smooth the appearance of these wrinkles a little, which means these are worth trying.

One of the most important things that affects the appearance of our skin is that of diet. Those people who eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as they can afford, a good helping of protein and low carbohydrates will have a better and younger looking skin than those who don’t. Fruits such as grapes and cherries have a high level of antioxidants in them and this helps to fight off the effects of free radicals and other pollutants that are in the atmosphere.

Our modern lifestyle means that we do everything at a faster pace than we used to and this has led to a tendency for many people to live on a diet of fast food and ready meals. These things are fine as an occasional treat, but if they become the mainstay of your diet then the effects on your skin and on your health will soon become apparent. You may think that eating well takes more time than you can afford but there are plenty of recipe books on the market that show you how to make a nutritious meal in a matter of minutes. It is worth giving more thought to your diet if you want your skin to look its best

Along with a good diet it is also important for you to incorporate regular skincare as part of your normal routine. You should exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. There are plenty of reasonably priced products on the market and they all do much the same job, clearing away the dead skin cells – this leaves your face and neck looking cleaner and brighter.

When you have exfoliated your skin, the next step is to use a good moisturiser. As we get older our skin loses moisture much more quickly than when we were younger. A moisturiser puts some of that back; you should ensure that the moisturiser you use also has SP15 as this helps to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

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