Monday, November 24, 2008

Why Drinking Enough Water Can Help Keep Acne Away

Why Drinking Enough Water Can Help Keep Acne Away

You probably don't know this yet but product wastes and toxic build up in your system is one of the main reasons why you have acne or why your skin breaks out.

You see, your body has 4 channels of elimination...your bowels, kidneys, lungs, and your skin. Your bowels and kidneys are the primary channels that your body expels product wastes and toxics through.

The only time that your body expels product wastes through your lungs and skin is when your bowels and kidneys are overloaded with product wastes and toxics.

This can happen when you're not drinking enough water.You see, water is the main carrier of nutrients throughout your body and is quite possibly the single most important contributor to healing and preventing acne flare-ups.

Drinking enough water will dissolve waste products in your system so it can be easily remove and flush out. Without enough water, there won't be much to dissolve these product wastes and toxics...causing it to build up in your system and causing your body to expel these product wastes and toxics through your lungs and skin.

And this can and will result in acne breakout.

How much water should you be drinking each day to dissolve product waste and flush out toxins from your body?

Although some would say you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and some would say 3 liters a day or half of your bodyweight in ounces a day.

I say, you should drink only enough to see that your urine is mostly clear, which is probably much more than what you're drinking now.

But I wouldn't recommend you going overboard because drinking too much water will also flush out electrolyte minerals out of your system (which is not good).

So how do you know how much water you should be drinking each day?


Start by drinking 7 glasses of water a day for the next 2 to 3 days. If you see that your urine is clear then 7 glasses of water a day is what you should be drinking.

But remember, you don't want to go overboard so you may want to try drinking 6 glasses of water a day. If you see that your urine is kind of yellow drinking 6 glasses of water a day then you should stick to 7 glasses of water a day. If not then you should stick with 6 glasses of water a day.

But if you find that 7 glasses of water a day is not enough. Then you should try drinking more glasses of water a day and see the results.

What you're trying to do here is make sure you're drinking enough water each day. Not too much or too little.Another important thing you should know...

You can't just drink any type of water. There are certain types of water that's full of toxins (such as tap water). The 2 types of water I recommend you drink is distilled water and purified water. Distilled water has no minerals, which means if you drink it, it will leach out any unwanted non-organic minerals from your system.

But since distilled water has no minerals (it's just dead water), you will need to drink some purified water to oxygenate your system. However, you do need to drink them separately and drink it on an empty stomach for it to be effective.

While water alone will not eliminate your acne it will greatly assist your skin in remaining healthy and that will be one portion of the pie in fighting acne.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Face Care: Acne Cause, Treatment Tips for Beautiful Look

To look gorgeous and graceful all that you have to do is spend little time every day for nourishing and caring for your skin. Learn how to achieve a lovely skin by following our face care Tips

Acne (Pimples)

Acne is a common problem faced by almost all teen-agers and youth. What is acne and why do we get them? Read on ...

What are the Causes of Acne - Pimples?

Acne occurs when hair follicles are clogged by dead skin cells. Hair follicles produce an oil called sebum. If this oil builds up in the clogged pore it becomes infected, and the hair follicle becomes inflamed. If the follicle bursts, the infected matter inside the pores spreads across the skin, infecting the surrounding area and creating new pimples.

Treatments for acne

Acne can and does cause enormous suffering for those who are affected by it, and needs to be treated as soon as possible. Early treatment should limit the severity of acne and prevent the physical and psychological scarring that can be caused by acne.

Available treatments for acne today include medicated cleansers, exfoliants, benzoyl peroxide, Retin A, topical antibiotics, physical treatments, oral antibiotics, intralesional corticosteroids, hormonal therapy, systemic corticosteroids, accutane, and natural treatment formulas.

Benzoyl Peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is the undisputed king of over-the-counter acne medications.

Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is a mild astringent that dries the skin and removes dead skin cells.

Topical antibiotic: These kind of externally applied antibiotics are formulated as water-alcohol solutions, creamy lotion, gels, and ointment. They are very effective in mild-to-moderate acne and dry up pustules quickly.

Tips for Beautiful Look

  • Don't pick pimples.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Keep astringents away from irritated skin.
  • Go easy on the stress.
  • Check your diet. Fruits and vegetables are important for healthy skin and overall well-being.
  • Research products before using them to make sure they are right for you.
  • Do facial exercises and get facials.
  • Use olive oil to keep the skin supple.
  • Keep your hands away from your face. Hands carry germs that are often transferred to our faces.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Cut down on alcoholic beverages. They dehydrate the skin.
  • Use makeup, in moderation.
  • Wash your face at least twice a day.
  • Don't sleep with makeup on. Your pores need to breathe.
  • Steam yourself. It's great for the skin and reduces stress.
  • Exercise.
  • Use homemade body-buffing salt, made from coarse kosher salt, safflower oil, and your favorite essential oil.
  • Get a shower brush to reach the middle of your back. This may reduce the appearance of blackheads.
  • Try vitamin E oil for scars.
  • Condition the lips. Our lips are often overlooked until they begin to peel and crack.
  • Take a skin softening milk bath.
  • Don't forget suntan lotion and sunscreen
  • Lemon juice is excellent for embarrassing skin discolorations.
  • A full body massage is a great relaxing agent as well as a way to get circulation flowing through your entire body to improve your skin.
  • Never scrub your skin. Gently massage it.
  • Use soap that is skin-friendly. Some soap can be very harsh on your skin and leave a build up that keeps your skin from looking its best.
  • Keep all beauty accessories and tools clean to reduce the risk of germs infecting your skin?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008




It's surprising the way some people treat their hair. Instead of giving it the respect it deserves, they tug at it with their hair brush, secure it with plain elastic bands that stick to the hair, lick it, chew it, clean their inky hands with it, stick their pens in it, wipe that excess eye-liner off on it.While shampooing, rub it, scrub it, pull it and generally bash it around before stuffing it under the full blast of a hair dryer.Phew! It's shameful.
Just because they're not going bald in a hurry, they take it for granted. And then they wonder why their hair isn't a shiny, swinging, sexy mane like in the ads, in spite of using the same shampoo!

Well, understand the facts of life. Hair is delicate, growing stuff which need to be handled with care. A lot of care.

First, identify your hair type. Is it normal, oily or dry?

So, who's normal? Well, if your hair isn't a constant maze of split ends, doesn't become oily quickly and is fairly well behaved, you could say it is normal.

Wash your hair twice a week with a mild shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Towel dry lightly. Blow dry from at least five inches away, whether your hair is normal, dry or oily.

Stress, hormonal activity (puberty, childbirth), thyroid problems and eating too much fatty food and chocolates are what usually cause oily hair.

Oily hair needs to be washed more often but don't scrub too hard while washing. It won't get your hair any cleaner or less oily. What it will do is further aggravate the already overactive sebaceous glands on your scalp, not to mention cause damage to the delicate follicles.

And don't pile hair on the head while shampooing, even though it may look great in the ads. It causes tangling, leading to further breakage.

You could add lemon to the final rinse for a great shine. If you don't have time to shampoo every few days or feel lazy and leave it oily, your hair won't just look terrible, but dirt will get lodged under its surface causing breakage and damage not to mention dandruff. This will lead to skin problems such as acne on your chest, back and face.

So you need to be careful about washing hair regularly, though you could condition it just twice a month. However, if your hair has been chemically treated, you should condition hair after every wash as chemical strips hair of its natural oils.

If your hair is dry, wash it twice a week with a shampoo for dry hair, followed by a conditioner. If your scalp feels very dry and flaky, use an anti-dandruff shampoo. Be very gentle with the ends of the hair, which are the driest parts and tend to split easily.

You may be tempted to use styling products to tame the frizz, but avoid it. Frizz is usually caused by the inadequate flow of sebum from the roots, as it is being blocked by the flaky scalp.

Give your hair a good oil massage before washing, to loosen the flakes, and rinse hair extra thoroughly.

Beautiful Hair is an asset for any woman. Some are gifted with naturally beautiful hair while others have to really work hard on it. But essentially everybody has to work on hair either for improving or for maintaining them.Here are some tips to manage your Crowning Glory.

Hair Wash
The best way of washing hair is with Aritha and Shikakai Powder. It does not have any chemicals or any other side effects. Aritha and Shikakai powder is available at any General stores or even a banyan shop.

Dry Hair - Egg, Herbal shampoo or any shampoo for dry hair.
Normal Hair - For normal hair fruit shampoos or henna shampoo is good.
Oily Hair - Lemon Shampoo

Hair Oil
Oil your hair at least once in a week. If you have dry hair then oil it twice a week. Hair oil gives the necessary moisturizers to your hair. Herbal hair oil provides you the necessary nourishment along with the moisturizers.

Hair Conditioners
Henna - Henna conditions and colors your hair.
Dry hair - Add some milk, water and 1-2egg yolks in henna. This mixture will not dry your hair and will make it soft and manageable. Apply it monthly.
Normal to Oily Hair %u2013 Add water, lemon, egg yolks in henna. You can apply Henna fortnightly.

Home made conditioners
Add ¼ cup of vinegar in ½ bucket of water. This will give a good shine to your hair. Mix curds and egg yolks together and apply it for 1 hour.

Hair Tonics
Try tonic Hair Oil's powder - Put 4 tsp of this powder in water, boil it and after cooling down apply it on hair. This will stop hair loss, rejuvenate and nourish your hair.

Quick-fix Hair Tips
If you want instant luster just before a big night, beat an egg without the yolk, squeeze half a lemon into it and apply to hair avoiding the scalp than rinse and wash in another half an hour. Be sure to give your hair a last rinse with some rose water because we don't want you going out smelling like an egg.

Henna soaked in water of used tea bags, coffee powder, amla powder and onion peels can make for a excellent conditioner giving your hair the much needed boost.
There are a dozen of hair accessories available in the market today. Use clips, pins and bands to give your hair a different style and an added touch of color.
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