Friday, September 28, 2007

Coffee passions

Coffee passionsCoffee… It’s a constant companion of the modern persons and our mood becomes better even only at the mention of this drink. If you remember the bewitching aroma of coffee in the morning, charge of vivacity and optimism will be guaranteed for the whole day.

Very often doctors give a notice about harmful influence of over-use coffee on human organism. Coffee dependence develops very quickly and compels a person to take this aromatic drink regularly. So it can raise risk of many violations of organism. Fortunately people, who drink not more one-two cups of coffee a day, feel a beneficial effect on human organism. Coffee has vitamin P and antioxidants, which have anti-ageing effect. Women feel themselves in the tone for the whole day. Also coffee is popular among women thanking its cosmetological effect.

The recipe of home peeling from coffee is known long ago. Before, it could be used only by rich women. But now it is accessible for almost each of us. Mix active coffee or coffee ground with sea salt or ordinary big salt in proportion 50:50. Add some water into mixture and put on the body with the help of hard mitten by massaging actions. If you have dry skin, add sour cream or cosmetic milk in the peeling mixture. Such peeling makes skin smooth, soft and helps to fight against cellulite. For great effect take a bath before the procedure to soften your skin. You should know that you need fine ground of coffee for tender parts of your body like as face or hands; and for more harsh body’s parts: elbows, knees, heels, you need big ground of coffee.

Owners of dark hairs can use coffee for giving them shine, splendour and bulk. You can prepare natural coffee hair rinse. Take 4 tea-spoons of ground coffee and pour them with 3 glasses of boiling water. Boil coffee mixture for 10 minute on the light fire. Then cool and filter coffee-water and use as hair rinse. It will help to refresh dim hair’s color and to lighten their set.

Massage with cream from coffee beans becomes popular last time. Such kind of massage includes the program of weight loss and anti-cellulite. The great number of caffeine in the special massage cream helps to liven up the mechanism of disintegration and eduction of fats, restores elasticity and resilience of skin and decides the problem of premature ageing. Coffee massage is made as on the whole body, so on its parts, needed in additional correction. During the procedure you intensify the circulation of the blood in the problematic zones and stimulate drainage of lymph. As a result you see the weight loss; condition of the skin becomes better. Massage with coffee cream can be considered as a séance of aromatherapy, because coffee aroma helps to relax and to have a rest.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Anti-aging skin care tips

Many of the external causes of aging skin are determined by the health and lifestyle decisions you make every day. Anti-aging skin care supplements work in complete synchronization with the body, complementing and supplying the necessary anti-aging nutritive requirements that the skin needs to remove wastes and repair itself, allowing it to maintain its elasticity and reduce the possibility of premature aging. Anti-aging skin care products that focus on rejuvenating the skin often contain high intensity moisturizers. The reason is that skin loses its natural moisture with advancing age, causing it to wrinkle and develop blemishes. Such products may also contain anti-oxidants to counter the deterioration of skin cells. Many anti-aging skin care products aim to boost the skin’s production of collagen, which promotes its elasticity and gives it structure.

A good anti aging treatment regimen can make a huge difference in the appearance of aging facial skin. Skin aging is 90% of the time due to sun damage and 10% due to genetic factors. Exercise helps keep us from aging by keeping weight down, working the heart, toning muscles, and getting the blood flowing. People who exercise look younger and feel younger. It is a most beneficial habit to get into. Anti-aging skin care products tend to approach the issue of aging from various angles. The skin is obviously the primary focus, since dull, wrinkled skin is a dead giveaway. Natural anti-aging skin care products do not contain harmful chemical preservatives, mineral oils, fragrances or other synthetic additives. This makes them far more skin-friendly. Intrinsic or biological aging is due to genetic factors. The intrinsic factors are the slow down of skin turnover, decreased collagen and sebum production.

Anti-aging Skin Care Tips and Facts:

- Washing of the face with soap cold water is inadmissible for any skin. To a normal skin in the mornings easy enough swill warm water.

- Cleanse your skin with medicated soap.

- Use light antiseptic anti aging cosmetic product for smooth function.

- Avoid taking oily stuff.

- You can use a mask of clay or mud. Use antibacterial cleansing lotion to avoid skin rashes.

- Using lipstick helps to protect your lips from harmful rays.

- Eat green vegetable, fruits and plenty of milk.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Acne skin care cures

It is a fact that no one wants to have acne. But once you have it, you have no other option but to fight back. So what should you do if you are a victim of this skin disorder? Does it have a cure? Yes, there are many types of cures that you can use.

Obviously, acne treatments are aimed at those who are already suffering from acne. If you do not have any breakouts, then you do not need to worry about acne treatment, but you still need to consider acne prevention. This article is for those who are already experiencing acne breakouts.

Creams, Gels and Liquids. You can choose from a number of non-prescription creams, gels and liquids which are available for treating acne. Bottled creams and liquids are not difficult to find and are also easy to use. Creams and gels are easy to apply. You just have to be careful not to rub it too hard on your face. Rather, be as gentle as you can. Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, is commonly found in these creams and gels. Vitamin E helps the body get rid of unwanted free radicals that result from exposure to various kinds of pollution. This in turn helps in improving overall complexion.

Pills to Combat Acne. Pills can be used to fight acne. Health agencies are authorized to give the green signal to these pills so that they are available for the public. Nevertheless, these pills can have adverse side effects. You could be allergic to the contents in the pill. It could even worsen the existing acne.

You are strongly advised to contact your doctor before consuming any of these pills. You have to be sure that your body won't adversely react to these oral treatments for acne. When you're sure that you won't have any allergies with these pills, you are safe to use them.

Laser Treatment to fight Acne. This type of treatment is used when the acne flare-up is too severe to handle. Laser therapies work by targeting intense light onto the skin. The laser light penetrates the upper layer of the skin to burn off the acne. Some patients are initially hesitant to go for this treatment because they are concerned of the scars that the treatment might leave. But know that the treatment also stimulates production of collagen through the application of red light. This makes new skin grow which makes the scars less visible than before.

It has become possible since recent years to obtain laser treatment kits from the market for home use. So laser treatment too is not at all difficult to avail of but be sure of what is right for you.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Resolve five common skin care problems!

Your skin has the ability to heal, renew and protect itself with the proper care. The causes of skin imperfections include hormonal changes, reduction in collagen production, free-radical damage, poor nutrition, solar radiation and pollution. If you have problem skin, choose products that optimize your skin's ability to repair itself.

Broken Capillaries: Dry, delicate or mature skin that is thin and fragile is most susceptible to broken capillaries. When blood no longer pumps through the tiny capillaries and the capillary walls weaken, they lose their elasticity, collapse and become visible on the surface. Abrasive cleansers and facial scrubs, alcohol, caffeine, certain drugs, harsh cosmetics, forceful massage, cold weather, extreme winds, overexposure to the sun and spicy foods can all be triggers. Protecting your skin in cold or windy weather can help prevent broken capillaries. Bioflavonoid supplements may reduce redness and strengthen capillaries. Use gentle products that contain aloe and essential oils of lavender and chamomile to help soothe capillaries.

Age Spots: Blotches of pigmentation may result from perfumes, excessive sun exposure or the interaction of medications (such as birth control pills) and sun exposure. In responses, your skin has tried to protect itself by producing an overabundance of melanin -- the pigmented cells in your skin. The most important thing you can do to prevent new age spots is to wear sunscreen when exposed to sunlight.

You can repair your skin with products containing antioxidants, such as vitamin C, that have been shown to clarify skin and help to reverse dye effects of sun damage. Licorice extract is nature's most subtle and yet effective skin lightener. It has depigmenting effects and inhibits melanin synthesis.

Uneven Skin: Discoloration can also be the result of inflammation caused by acne, harsh chemicals or trauma. Uneven skin is typically from poor skin care and large pore size. Other causes are seborrhea dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and its cousin, perioral dermatitis. For uneven skin, my most popular treatment is self-heating microdermabrasion crystals that are made with micronized bamboo. Again, vitamin C comes to the rescue with its ability to even out skin tone and boost collagen production, reduce skin damage caused by free radicals and improve skin texture.

Rosacea: Although the cause of the disorder is unknown, it is clear that rosacea is aggravated by extremes of temperature, sunlight, alcohol, hot drinks, spicy foods and emotional stress. They cause the already congested and weakened blood vessels to dilate even further and the skin's sensitive surface to become irritated and inflamed. People with naturally thin skin may also be more prone to the condition.

Rosacea is typically found in light-skinned patients and may be exacerbated by estrogens or changes in hormones. Tartar control toothpaste can also provoke it. For rosacea-prone skin skin-care products are recommended that contain green tea extract, which has a calming effect. For rosacea and broken capillaries you need avoid products that contain alcohol, a lot of fragrance or antiaging ingredients, such as high concentrations of vitamin C or glycolic acid. Also chemical-free sun protection is recommended.

Acne: Acne is typically caused by the interaction of bacteria, hormones and sebum (oil from the hair follicle). A conscientious skin-care regime can combat some causes. Use a weekly facial scrub followed by a facial mask. Spot-treating blemishes with a formulation of bacteria-fighting essential oils such as tea tree, neroli or lemon oil can help them heal faste.

Use cleansers and topical treatments designed for acne-prone skin and avoid anything, including sunscreens, that are not explicitly non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. Supplementing with B vitamins and zinc may also help. Green tea and lavender have both been shown to have antibacterial properties when used topically.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Does your face perspire?

Perspiring face skin is very unpleasant thing. I think I do not have a need to describe the characteristics of such kind of problem. Sure many people know it not by hearsay. But this defect can be corrected, if you have patience to make the whole complex of special measures. All procedures are easy. Don’t remember to make them every day and in some time your face will stop to perspire.

In the morning wash your face with extract of cold tea (green tea is better) and leave for drying up on the face.

Before make-up clean the face with cool unboiled milk.

In the evening after cleaning the face from make-up, rub the skin with milk again.

Before sleep rub the face with piece of fresh tomato or overripe (yellow) cucumber. Leave juice for drying and go to bed.

Monday, September 3, 2007

The small secret about hair

Have you spent weekend in the company of smoking people and your hair smell of tobacco smoke? Sure nobody likes this smell. Prepare a special lotion for solution of this problem. Pour 1 tea-spoon of apple vinegar and 1 tea-spoon of spirit into 1 glass of water and mix carefully. Besprinkle smelling hair with this lotion. Tobacco smell will exhale together with vinegar and spirit.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Homemade masks for greasy skin

Homemade masks for greasy skinTo understand if your skin is greasy or oily, you should look through the next oily skin type checklist. Oily skin feels very greasy. The texture is often very thick and coarse. There are large, visible pores. After a wash it feels fine. By midday it looks shiny. Often break out in spots. Those, who have greasy skin, know that it looks shiny, thick, and dull colored. So you should care about such skin very carefully, taking into consideration its traits. Today I offer some special masks for greasy skin.

For this mask you need 1 tea-spoon of lemon juice, 2 whites of egg, 3 tea-spoons of honey, 1 cup of strawberries and 4 drops of any favorite essential oil. Mix all these ingredients carefully and put on the face. In 10 minutes wash the face.

Banana mask is as original sedative for skin. You need 1 banana, 1 table-spoon of honey, some drops of lemon or orange juice. Make banana puree, add honey and mix carefully. Add juice and put the mask on the face. Wash the face in 15 minutes.

Herbal mask against acne fits both adults and teenagers. Grind ½ cup of mint and ½ cup of coriander. Add some water and add 1 table-spoon of zinc-powder, mix everything carefully and put on the face. Wait for some minutes and wash the face.

Clay mask for problem skin is very universal. It cleans skin very well and also nourishes and moistens skin effectively. You need black clay, 1 tea-spoon of honey, water or milk, favorite essential oil. Mix water or milk with clay (proportion 2:1); add honey, some drops of essential oil. Put the mask on the face and keep for 15 minutes.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Nature presents autumn lotions

Lotions, containing natural juices, infusions and decoctions, clean, whiten and nourish skin like any creams or masks. But what is the special feature of lotions? Thanking their liquid consistence, lotions work faster and get into skin easier. Homemade lotions are easy to make. You can make them a little at a time or prepare for future use. Why should we make them in September? Nature presents us her lavish gifts and we should use them in time.

Well, here are two masks from melon. For withered skin – knead pulp of melon with fork and keep for 2 hours, then squeeze juice into glassy dish. Mix 2 glasses of melon juice with 2 table-spoons of honey and 1 tea-spoon of salt carefully and then add 1 glass of vodka. Rub washed face skin with lotion in any time. Keep lotion in the fridge. Melon lotion for dry skin – mix 1 table-spoon of melon juice with 1 table-spoon of milk and 1 table-spoon of mineral water. Rub skin in the morning and evening. Make this lotion on one day and keep it in the fridge.

Lotions from quince. For greasy skin – beat up white of 1 egg; add ½ glass of quince juice, cologne and camphor spirit. Mix everything carefully. This lotion makes skin tender and smooth. For dry skin – Cut quince and pour with warm boiled water. In 2-3 hours pour infusion out and add 10 ml. of vodka or spirit for every 100 ml. of infusion. Rub the skin in the morning. For any type of skin – Mix 1 table-spoon of quince juice, 1 tea-spoon of glycerin or cologne. Rub face skin in the morning and evening.

Lotions from watermelon. For greasy skin – Pour 2 table-spoons of horse-tail with 150 ml. of warm boiled water, close and stay for night. In the morning filter infusion and add watermelon juice (proportion: 1 table-spoon of juice for 3 table-spoons of infusion) and 1 tea-spoon of vodka for every portion of watermelon juice. Rub skin some times a day. For any type of skin – mix in 2 table-spoons of watermelon juice, plum juice and peach juice. Add 1 tea-spoon of vodka and mix carefully. Keep the lotion in the fridge. Use this tonic lotion some times a day.

Lotion from grapes. For dry skin – Mix a yolk with 50 g. of vegetable oil, add juice of ½ lemon and 50 g. of vodka. Squeeze juice from fresh grapes and pour ½ glass of juice into mixture. Stay for 2-3 hours in the fridge and then you can use it.

Lotion from sea-buckthorn for any type of skin. Pour mixture from 2 table-spoons of sea-buckthorn berries and 2 table-spoons ground sea-buckthorn leaves with 2 glasses of boiling water. Close the mixture and stay for 24 hours. Then filter and add 2 table-spoons of vodka. Clean the face in the morning and evening.