How to fight against stretch marks

How to fight against stretch marks? Here are some ideas.
Your first ally against stretch marks is prevention. If you are pregnant or start a diet, prepare your skin for changes and help it pass through them. Start using powerful moisturizing cream more often, at least once a day, especially in areas where you know you have problems, areas where skin is more sensitive. Of course there is no guaranteed solution, but does not hurt to try.

Studies have shown that both alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids are able to reduce stretch marks. However, creams based on vitamin A are not recommended during breastfeeding, because there is no evidence so far that does not affect the composition of breast milk. But you can take vitamin A from foods such as spinach, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, apricot, mango, liver, broccoli, eggs, peppers, zucchini.
Alpha hydroxy acids are derived from plants – fruit acids – increase cell regeneration, removing the top layers of skin, the dead cells and allowing new cells take their place healthier, improving appearance and elasticity of skin and skin giving the ability to better absorb moisturizers.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that bring their huge contribution in the production of collagen, but also hormones. A vitamin C based cream is a formidable fighter health and skin elasticity is a powerful moisturizer that softens skin, a clean and exfolieaza. If you want to have some vitamin C in the body, eating foods like papaya, citrus, melons, berries, cauliflower, passion fruit, cabbage, cucumber, parsley, peppers, liver, seafood.
Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that encourages collagen production and cell repair. Is vitamin recommended by doctors to remove the unsightly effects of surgery. Thus, you can turn to capsules of vitamin E, but many struggle with stretch marks creams that contain vitamin E. Such creams have anti-inflammatory effect, and worsening battle with stretch marks. Vitamin E is found in foods such as sunflower semnitele, nuts, berries, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, fish.
Although used for centuries by African tribes, shea butter has appeared recently in the European market for cosmetics. Extract from a tree, shea butter has great moisturizing properties and is quickly absorbed by the skin and leaves no oily traces. Although products based on shea butter is more expensive, are to be effective deovedesc. Can you replace butter with shea butter, cocoa.
The best method of prevention and treatment of stretch marks is diet. And start with water, those two liters of water per day, which, alas, are effective in this regard. Proper hydration from the inside, keeps your skin elastic and collagen production to a normal level. Also, the daily consumption of foods containing the three vitamins that fight stretch marks, A, C and E nourish the skin and maintains elasticity. Of course, stress, lack of rest, drinking, smoking and a diet high in fat does not help the skin, stretch marks and favors.
You can prepare at home natural remedies for stretch mark, treatment lotions. Olive oil, massaged regularly on problem areas can work wonders, but almond oil, avocado and vitamin E. The oil is not fully repair the skin, but without the intake of intense hydration. You can try our Home-made stretch marks lotions.

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Topless Aging Skin

bronzMany people wish to have a perfect tan and golden skin, but do they know that topless aging skin? Many people could be affected by the sun, and skin suffers.

More women tend to give up the piece above the bikini. This practice, however, conceals a danger, not only to burn. It is indeed likely to see cede the skin of the breast and get a result in unsightly effects of aging.

The dermatologist Celleno Leonardo, Director of the Center of cosmetic research at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, warns: “The fact that women opt for topless, to expose the skin to the direct sun, is not good. Parts of the body where the skin is more delicate and sensitive are the breast, together with the neck and face, and back of the  arms. ”

The result is that these areas first age, the skin and stain marks, becoming inelastic, so much so that in 40 years, if a woman who has never tried the topless makes a comparison between the portion of skin covered and exposed to sun, will clearly have a profound difference.

So the choice of topless is not ideal for women who seek to counteract the signs of aging, and in any case should not exaggerate with the exposure and develop appropriate protection.

Perfect Sun Tanning

sun bathIt’s ‘very important to first protect themselves adequately from sunlight, regardless of their complexion or who is already tanned or not and than to learn more about secrets for a perfect sun tanning.

The sunscreen may be chosen based on various factors, such as phototype, that is the complexion, the moment of the day in which you want to expose to the sun, the presence of reflective surfaces such as sand, water or snow, and area, as the mountain, so the tropics. You can consult the pharmacist about which shade of protection to choose from.

The protection factor cream from an indication of how long you can stay in the sun without burning. However, even if you choose a cream is very powerful need to use it in the right way so as not to nullify its effect. First you need to spread at least 30 minutes before exposure, so that the active ingredients can be absorbed by the skin and make the most of their function.

It’s very important to apply the protection again during the day because the perspiration, bathing and showering reduce its effectiveness. Spread the cream regularly will also ensure that the skin is always hydrated and maintain a longer tanning.

Among the products include sunscreen cream, oil, milk, gel, spray water and solar energy. Usually, creams and gels are indicated for the face or body parts is not extended, while other types can be used throughout the body. The oils are usually a low protection factor, gives luster to the skin and encourage the penetration of radiation. For these reasons are given in less sunny hours and when you do not have the skin clear.

When you choose a product is better protective finally opt for a water resistant so it can resist even if you sweat a lot or if you make many bathrooms. In addition to the choice of protection, a nice tan is achieved by following certain guidelines. It should be used first of all the skin to the sun, exposing in a gradual way in the first few days of vacation.

The first few days of sun disappears in a short time because it is determined by melanin present in the surface layers of the skin. After about a week of exposure you get the classic long-lasting tan. The best moments are sunbathing in the morning till 11 and in the late afternoon, avoiding the hottest hours. Move often and turn around to get a more homogeneous.

Also important is the diet. You have to choose foods rich in vitamins that will ensure proper hydration of the skin. Therefore preferred the vitamin C contained in fruit, peppers and citrus, vitamin E in the eggs and broccoli, and vitamin A, contained in red and yellow vegetables.

Integrators based on beta-carotene helps to give skin a golden color but not protecting it from ultraviolet rays. The self may be useful to give a nice color to the skin when you are not yet tanned or to return from holidays to keep the color longer. However, provide no protection from ultraviolet rays. Finally after a day in the sun should be used a product that help to keep your skin hydrated and elastic, for a perfect sun tanning and a longer one.

Turkish Bath

Turkish Bath

turkish_bath2The Hamman Turkish-bath is an ancient Eastern tradition, already known and appreciated by the ancient Egyptians, to benefit from the steam effects for our health.

The Hammam is a real rite of welfare, which has its specific ceremonial to be followed; Maghreb women use it to remove from your body grains of desert sand and relax while sipping a mint tea, known by toning .

To have a light skin perfectly smooth and you should perform a deep exfoliation to remove dead cells and give, both elasticity and firmness to the skin surface: it begins, then, by the “steam bath”, which opens the pores and helps with the sweating the elimination of toxins. Continue washing with a special black soap made of olive oil, which cleans and smooths the skin leaving it very smooth. One last step is the passage of a glove of horsehair on the whole body to be carried out by exerting a strong massage. Finally, the Eastern tradition suggests still remain a little to relax by drinking mint tea.

With a few tricks you can play even in a small house hammam and enjoy the same beneficial effects on health: you can scent the bath with eucalyptus essence, which is very aromatic and promotes the release of the respiratory tract, then saturated environment steam by the water heater.

By sitting in the tub, you go up to about 10 cm above the water level and warm, when the skin is well moistened, massaging it with a scrub cream, and from the ankles up toward the sides and shoulders. The movement must always be sensitive, from bottom to top.

In conclusion it is a nice hot shower and enjoying the famous mint tea.

The Turkish bath is more “wet” sauna and is therefore more delicate skin on the airways: it consists in a closed environment and waterproofed, saturated steam at a temperature between 40 C and 60 °. The sauna, however, is dry and comes up to 90 C °. The temperature lower than the dell’hammam sauna allows trattenervisi longer, but paying attention to the signals that we send our body and never exceed twenty minutes.

The Turkish bath, as well as purify and make more toned, supple and shiny skin, is used to combat stress, acne, insomnia, rheumatic pain, dermatitis, colds, and respiratory disorders.

Before you undergo the Turkish bath is necessary to conduct a medical examination, is mandatory for those who suffer from high or low pressure, heart or circulatory problems, kidney disease. The first effect of the heat is the dilation of blood vessels, improves circulation, it is necessary to pay attention to the time of maximum tolerance to heat. Your body signals you with the pulse of the times that it’s time to go out with a refreshing cold shower, and then return safely in the Turkish bath.

The beneficial effects of the Turkish bath will be visible in a short time: a more beautiful skin, improve metabolism and lose weight more easily. Those who want to customize your steam bath can be applied to the skin of essential oils.

Here is some tips and recommended procedure to follow to enjoy a quiet, relaxing and a nice safety Turkish bath:

1. Before entering, take a warm shower to prepare to the best skin treatment;

2. First you can drink a hot herbal tea to promote sweating during the Turkish bath;

3. When you are surrounded by vapors benefits, know that to facilitate the movement is preferable to lying down or even sit with your legs higher than the bust;

4.  Clutches with a glove of horsehair to stimulate circulation and remove dead cells.

turkish bathProcedure

1. Revenue in the Turkish bath and choose a relaxing and comfortable position;

2. Don’t stay longer than 20 minutes. But, beware, if you stay longer take your pulse every 5 minutes;

3. Exit and take a cold shower (preferably with Jacuzzi);

4.  Returned Turkish bath for another 15 minutes;

5. Take a cold shower or better yet completely immerse for half a minute into the pan of cold water or, better still, frozen;

6. Once finished, accommodate  calmly for reaching the body normal temperature;

7. Lie down covering with a blanket and relax for at least 20 minutes;

8. Remember to restore the fluid lost by drinking a lot of water.

Finally remains only to wish you: Enjoy Turkish bath!

Body Care

body care 1It’s Summer time and the weather is hot. After a working day you feel exhausted and your body needs help. Try to relax and try a body care program, you will feel the difference.

Body care is important for your health. Keep your body clean and hydrated.

1. Start the day with a warm shower. If your skin supports it, use cold water. It’s refreshing and will fill you with energy. Also is good for blood circulation.

2. Use anti solar cream with UV protection for the entire body.

3. During the day use a aqua thermal spray and hydrate your body skin, of course, the visible parts.

4. In the evening take a warm, soothing bath. Put lavender for reducing the muscle tension. You can choose chamomile for reducing swelling and skin pain. Also very good for relaxing are lime flowers. Lie in the bath for maximum 30 minutes.

5. Use an exfoliate lotion, and then hydrate the body with a moisturizing cream. Make sure that you’ll cover the entire body. Don’t forget your neck, or your hands and feet. Is not important the brand your body skin products you use, is very important to be appropriate with your skin type.

6. Take a good night sleep of minimum 7 hours.

Body care program has to be daily, for you to have great results. With the passing time the minutes you spend taking care of your body will decrease. It won’t seams to hard to do it. This body care program is not expensive and you will look younger during only 2 weeks.