The summer doesn’t always come with good news for your skin. Skin tanning usually occurs after prolonged exposure to sunlight, which leads to a dull complexion. Depending on your skin type, you should always look for a particular formula to remove the sun tan. Instead of getting lured into buying expensive skin creams or lotions, there are some natural methods that can be effective in removing the tan. It doesn’t mean that all expensive cosmetic products are safe and efficient in dealing with skin issues like tanning. Some could be potentially harmful to your skin. Here are some simple and effective natural home remedies to get rid of sun tanned skin:
If you have a dull complexion resulting from sun exposure, you should think of yoghurt as a useful and pocket-friendly approach for minimizing the tan. Other than making your skin radiant and glowing, yoghurt also cools your skin and reduces skin redness. Also, it tightens your pores for a smooth and supple skin.
You can also use some fresh yoghurt on your skin before taking a shower. For improved results, add lime juice and tomato juice to the yoghurt.
2. Raw Potato
Raw potato can go a long way in alleviating dull complexion resulting from sun tanned skin. Raw potato is rich in vitamin C, which is essential in nourishing the skin and fighting free radicals that cause cell damage. Also, it works as a natural bleach and also helps to soothe sunburn.
To enhance the results of raw potato on sun tanned skin, add some lemon juice before applying it on your face.
Cucumber juice is also another excellent natural remedy for diminishing a sun tan. On top of eliminating a sun tan, cucumber is also useful for soothing your skin if it is irritating or itching. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C to fight free radicals, moisturize your skin and tighten your pores.
Enhance the outcome of cucumber on your skin by adding lime juice before applying it.
4. Gram Flour
Gram flour is very crucial in treating sun tan. It works as exfoliant, assisting in the removal of dead skin cells, leaving your skin both youthful and radiant. To treat sun tan, you can get gram flour from your local market or prepare your paste using whole green gram.
To improve the results of gram flour on your skin, mix it with rosewater instead of plain water. You can also add some lime juice and yoghurt when preparing the paste.
5. Red Lentils
Also called Masoor dal, red lentils have long been used in cosmetic products for dealing with dull complexion and other skin issues. You can include red lentils in your regular face pack of making your body scrubs to use every week to get a healthy and beautiful skin.
Red lentils paste not only removes the tan but also helps in the removal of dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. Using this pack regularly can result in acne and blemish-free clean skin with little effort.
Extended exposure to sunlight, particularly in summer, can result to tanning of your skin. This can happen to anyone irrespective of their skincare routine as most cosmetic products may not offer enough protection against sun damage. Fortunately, you don’t have always to dig deeper into your pocket to buy expensive skincare products for dealing with sun tanned skin. You can brighten your skin using pure natural home remedies, including red lentils, yoghurt, cucumber, raw potato and gram flour. These five simple preparations can give you a more youthful and brighter complexion.
Vaileria Dennis is a Beauty writer. She has written various articles on Beauty and Skincare. She is an independent researcher on Beauty and Makeup. Vaileria has a bachelor’s in Health and Skin care from California State University. Connect with Vaileria on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
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The dark side of time is that it is merciless and does not forgive – your age is something you cannot just hide. Even if you can appear younger, it takes a lot of effort and money, and still you might not be satisfied with the results. One of the safest and easiest ways to save your good looks is to live a healthy life and have healthy habits, the easiest of which would be clean eating. Some foods are like magic, and they will help your skin recover and look fresh after a long day (or even a long year). You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive treatments, simply turn to good old nature for help.
Having clear and fresh skin means a lot when you are not in your twenties anymore, but it is also more difficult to achieve. Nutrient deficiency and inflammation can cause our skin to become dry and blemishes can appear. Paleo diet can help your skin restore its freshness and reduce inflammation simply by steering you away from foods which cause inflammation, like canola, corn, and soybean. By eliminating Omega-6 fat which is found in industrial fat, your skin will recover and restore its glow.
If you want to speed up the recovery process, try making healthy Paleo masks of yoghurt, honey, and strawberries which your skin will simply love.
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Of course, there is no magic ingredient which is going to make your visage improve over night, but professionals noted that certain vitamins and minerals are lacking in people with skin and hair problems. This is the reason why you should work on adding more vitamins A, C, and D, and also zinc. This means that you should not avoid liver, egg yolks, shellfish, pumpkin seeds, and broccoli. Citrus fruit and strawberries are also very important, so feel free to add more fruit salads to your diet.
Rhinoplasty professionals in Sydney also recommend this nutrition preventive of aging and they say: ''The skin is the largest organ after all, so diet directly affects how you visibly age. Focus on what you put in your body as much as on what you put on your skin.''
Better than the best – healthy Paleo desserts
Who says Paleo diet is boring? There are incredible Paleo dessert recipes that are going to make you forget all about refined sugar and unhealthy chocolate bars. Banana upside down cake, triple chocolate cookie cake, lemon bars, and dozens of brownie variations are not only incredibly delicious, but do wonders for your overall health and appearance. Indulge your cravings from time to time without feeling guilty with Paleo desserts, and notice just how much better you will feel.
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Next time you go out to eat and go to the grocery store, order and buy foods which are not only good for your heart and liver, but for your skin as well. This way you will be investing in your future, and stay not only slim and healthy, but you will also look years younger than you really are. Delicious food and good looks – who could say no to that!?
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Human eyes are capable of differentiate more shades of green than any other color and human organism can benefit from all those shades of green. Green is the color which always reflected the very best of the nature’s wealth, providing us with the products which are revitalizing and calming. Going green when it comes to your nutrition is probably the best choice you could ever make. Not only it can improve your overall health, but the look of your skin too and its elasticity, providing you with a more youthful and glowing appearance. So if you are up for some natural alternatives for skin treatments and cosmetic surgeries, come join us on a green brick road to healthier life. We’ll lead you through some superfoods and natural skin products.
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Let’s start simple, some foods should be introduced to your organism the same way you do it on a daily basis – by eating it. Eating spinach can be a true life-changer, because of the benefits for your look and overall health. You don’t have to chew leaves, just toss it into some salad. Eggplant has an anti-aging component and it can give your skin radiant and smooth appearance. The aromatic basil can do wonders for your health and for your skin too, even prevent cancer. Green tea is the magic potion you should remember, as it can prevent sun damage and reverse it too. And the wonder plant with 95 percent of water that is giving your skin much needed hydration is, none other than, glorious cucumber.
No matter how old you are or how healthy life do you (think you) lead juicing organic fruits and vegetables is one of the most important habits you should cultivate. Detoxification of your body with the power of juicing can solve many annoying skin conditions. As we mentioned, all shades of green can be good for you, but when it comes to detox there are simply some vegetables which are unrivaled. Kale, for instant, is a superhero when it comes to standing up to acne issue and it is perfect for getting the waste out of your body. Parsley, on the other hand, is in charge of cleansing liver, kidneys and urinary tract, while at the same time, maintaining skin’s even tone. Other helpful detox foods are watercress, beets and carrots. So make yourself a smoothie and enjoy.
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Now that we’ve got covered the skincare from the inside it’s time to step up the game on the outside. Finding products that are fully organic and free of chemicals can be difficult, but not impossible. You can opt for organic skin care like cucumber juice facial cleansing foam or treat yourself with homemade avocado smoothie. And no, you’ll not eat it, but apply it on your face, wait for 15 minutes, and then enjoy the view. When you are not in kitchen mixing up all kinds of natural masks, but in quest for organic products, make sure you read the labels well (even the tiny letters too), and search for products with broccoli (presence of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants), cucumbers, mint (anti-inflammatory and soothing), etc.
We hope you are ready to green up, from the inside and the outside. When you see the results, you won’t regret it.
Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, fashion, makeup and graphic design. Sophia is also very passionate about organic food and cosmetics, natural beauty and wellbeing. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles.
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The beauty of your hair depends heavily on the quality of the components of the shampoo you use. Although the way your shampoo affects the shine and volume of your hair are extremely significant, it is the way that it affects the health and strength of your hair that is by far the most important. Many renowned shampoo suppliers pride themselves in providing the most efficient and healthy products. However, the only way to be sure that there are no harmful substances in your hair product is to use organic shampoo.
Some of the harmful substances in shampoos
Research has shown that there are many substances used in shampoos that create that perfect shine and volume, but are extremely harmful for your skin.
For example, sodium and ammonium laureth sulfates are known cancer-causing ingredients. Once Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate were found in almost every shampoo. When concerns were raised over the ingredients’ toxicity level, a lot of companies switched to the ammonium versions, which is to a lesser degree harmful for your skin. Furthermore, polysorbates are a solvent or emulsifier that helps bind oil and water together and is often used to dissolve in oil additives. Although it’s predominantly found in conditioners, there are some shampoos that contain polysorbates.This substance often leaves a residue on the skin, disrupts the skin’s natural pH and emulsifies lipids in the natural protective barrier. Glycol is used as a solvent to incorporate products into a formula and is also considered to be a cancer-causing chemical. Amodimethicone is a silicone-based polymer used to seal in moisture. However, they act like silicons and seal the scalp, not allowing to breather, which could lead to thinning of the hair. These are just some of the harmful substances that lie hidden in every shampoo bottle. You have to be aware what you use and if you decide to buy a shampoo, carefully study which substances it is made from.
Organic shampoo to the rescue
One of the best and definitely the safest course of action when it comes to the health of your hair is to resort solely to using organic shampoo. This solution, although a bit unorthodox, can sometimes be the only way to ensure your hair and skin gets the adequate nourishment. There are two reasons against using organic shampoos and they are more local myths or urban legends that actual facts.
There are two most prominent urban legends that prevent most people from using exclusively organic shampoos. The first one is based on the fact that many people believe that the word organic means that it costs more. Even if this were so, the truth is that you can never put a price tag on your own health and your own safety. The difference in price between a genuine organic shampoo and a regular one that you are most likely to buy in a store are actually not that big. This organic myth relates to other organic products as well.
The second stereotype refers to the quality of organic shampoos. Most people are ready to believe that all harmful substances in most of the commercial shampoos are the price one pays in order for his or her hair to look good. This is again yet another urban legend. Organic shampoos are proven to be as good as, and in some cases even outperform regular hair products. If you also consider the fact that the organic shampoo is completely safe for your health, it’s clean which kind of shampoo you will use.
When buying a shampoo for your hair, think twice. Do you want your hair to soak up all the harmful substances and look nice for a while, but slowly destroy its natural balance? Organic shampoo is made from natural substances and it will make your hair both beautiful and healthy.
At the picture below you can see the quality of my hair after using organic shampoo for just three months. All of my friends complimented how silky and soft it is. Believe me and try it out!
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Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. She is currently studying and working in a bookstore. Her passion is beauty and organic makeup and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping!
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