Friday, August 30, 2013

Do Natural Remedies Exist to Moisturize Your Skin?

We all have admitted to trying expensive products on our skin from the biggest brands and have found out just how useless most of their products really are. Your skin deserves the best care possible and what better care can there be than that of natural remedies. For natural glowing skin, you can use the following remedies with Aloe Vera as the main ingredient. This plant has been used for decades now as a beauty tonic for the skin and is now used for daily skin care in multiple ways-

1. Tan removal with Aloe Vera: Take the flesh of the plant stem and refrigerate it for half an hour. Add a couple of drops of lemon to this and apply this to your skin. Wash this strain off from your skin and feel the difference. Who knew that this could be such a good beauty supply?

2. Pigmentation treatment: Pigmentation can be big problem for most women. Take the Aloe Vera flesh and add 2 ml of rose water to it. Apply the mixture to your face and wait for 10 minutes before you wash it off.

3. Effective grime removal: The gel of the Aloe Vera plant along with cucumber and yogurt can be applied to the skin for removing dirt from the face. The natural pack can be applied for 5-10 minutes and must be rinsed off.

4. Fairness guaranteed: For visible radiance, take some gel of the Aloe Vera and pulp of a mango. Mix the two thoroughly and add lime juice to the same. Apply it onto your face for 25 minutes and then wash with water. This will make your skin glow and refresh it.

5. Blackhead Removal: Aloe Vera along with tomato juice and oatmeal can be sued together for skin exfoliation. This will help remove blackhead embedded into your skin and remove dead cells as well leaving you with smoother and softer skin.

6. For treating dry skin: If you want to effectively moisturize your skin, take some Aloe gel and cucumber. Add drops of rose water and lime to it. Crush some date sin another bowl and add it to the mixture. Apply this beauty pack onto your skin and keep still for half an hour. Wash it off with warm water.

If you are looking for some good beauty supply, look no further than your friend which is me. Natural remedies with Aloe gel are great for your skin and will help you get flawless skin in just about no time.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Vitamin D Effictiveness

Since earliest recorded information, man has known of the health benefits the sun gives us. The sunlight treatments were used on everything from coughs and colds and epilepsy; to TB and cancers until the discovery of antibiotics revolutionised medical treatments. When the connection between sunburn and melanoma was made, then sunblock creams and lotions flooded the world, and we had the "cover-up" very successful "slip, slop, slap" program in Australia, and physicians advised people to avoid the sun.

Since then, it has been discovered that healthy sun exposure can be achieved between 10am and 2pm, where a large area of skin needs to be exposed so that the UVB rays can convert vitamin D. This is a problem for a lot of people working a 9-5 job, with few opportunities even with a lunch break to achieve this. Mowing the lawn on the weekend, or going to the beach can often lead to an over exposure of skin to the sun, with an ensuing sunburn which leaves skin vulnerable.

Another interesting discovery is that there appears to be a link to triple-negative breast cancer and low vitamin D levels; in fact, a team of researchers found that Genetic expression was the path that allows tumor cells to grow, and that Vitamin D plays a vital role in turning off that pathway!

So we clearly see then that we all need adequate levels of vitamin D, but if we work during sunlight hours on most days, then we clearly need to get it from somewhere else.

There are UVB tanning beds, or there is supplementation. How much do you take? There are various factors to consider say the experts; how much UVB you do get, your age, weight, and physical activity, and also the reason you are supplementing. Dosages vary from 200 IU daily up to 50,000 IU daily for 6 weeks according to various studies.

It is always safe to see your health practitioner, get your blood levels done, and take his advice on the dosage.

Studies on calcium and Vitamin K 2 have been done in conjunction with Vitamin D as to increasing effectiveness, and various supplements are available commercially.

It is hard to estimate the conditions of the day as to how long you can safely be out in the sun without damage, but I have heard some experts say, that given the various conditions of the day; time, season, cloud conditions, most of us can approximate how long we can be in the sun without burning. They advise to take that estimated time to burn, and only be out in the sun for a third of that time.