A range of lifestyle and medical factors can lead to darker or duller lips over time. Most often this harmless condition can be caused by excessive sun exposure, dehydration, lip sucking, allergic reactions, smoking, etc. You can brighten darker and duller lips with cosmetic procedures like laser or chemical treatments (such as hydroquinone and kojic acid). Or you can use raspberries and coconut oil as a natural lip brightener. Raspberries are one of the few fruits rich in Vitamin E – so its antioxidant properties help reduce skin damage and nourish your skin. And coconut oil is a fantastic natural skin moisturizer that melts on your skin as soon as you apply it. So it seeps directly into your skin’s pores. When combined raspberries and coconut oil nourish and moisturize your lips deeply and thoroughly – for a brighter healthy look. To use raspberries and coconut oil – warm 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat until it liquefies. Remove from heat and add 4 fresh or frozen red raspberries. Mash berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. Use clean fingers or a lipgloss brush to smooth over lips. Make this fresh every few days.
If you're breaking out along your hairline, it could be from the oil in your hair products. A foaming face wash cuts through the oil without being harsh. —Patricia Wexler
Drinking water can absolutely have overall health and weight loss benefits—but it also seems likely that it has some skin care benefits as well. The research has been limited on this but many dermatologists say that their patients who are well-hydrated appear to have better skin with less problematic concerns. If that anecdotal evidence doesn’t have you convinced, there is a little bit of research backing it up. A 2007 study, published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, found that drinking 2.25 liters (9.5 cups) of water every day for four weeks altered skin density and thickness. A second study from the University of Missouri-Columbia showed that drinking 500 milliliters of water (about two cups) increased blood flow to the skin. Considering ample water intake will also insist in your weight loss efforts, it’s something worth trying either way.
Ever wonder why some women have firm, smooth skin no matter season it is? Ask them and you’ll likely learn they do yoga. Yep, yoga! Doing inverted yoga poses will boost oxygen-rich blood circulation to your head which will help give your face some extra lift and vitality. Yoga also helps you relax, can elevate your mood, and help balance your hormones which can lead to firmer, smoother looking skin. The “downward dog” yoga pose is both simple and easy to do by getting on the floor on your hands and knees and then straightening your legs. Even rather simple yoga poses like bending down and touching your toes can work miracles on your face. Stay in one of these positions as long as you feel comfortable, for about 1 to 5 minutes. Want a few more poses? Here are 14 yoga poses you can do for glowing skin. If you have physical limitations such as injuries or back pain, check with your healthcare provider for ways you can modify these poses to better suit your needs.
Your skin needs a lot micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) for speedy skin repair and turnover for healthy skin. When your body is nutrient deficient though it can lead to chronic skin issues such as acne, eczema and premature aging. Healthy skin comes from the inside out. Meaning what you eat reflects in your skin’s appearance. If your diet is based on sugary, high fat, or processed foods then your skin will suffer. To achieve a healthy glowing complexion you want to follow a diet that fuels your body with foods or supplements full of vitamins and nutrients. Here’s a few important ones for healthy skin. Zinc helps fight bacteria and has anti-inflammatory properties. Which allows Zinc to help relieve redness and irritation caused by moderate-to-severe acne. Shellfish, legumes, seeds, and nuts are full of Zinc. Vitamin A helps keep your skin hydrated. A deficiency of Vitamin A can lead to a dry and flaky complexion, which can prematurely age your skin. A few foods high in Vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots and leafy vegetables. Vitamin B is great for healthy nails, skin and hair. A lack of this vitamin can cause dermatitis and hair loss. Eat whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts to get all Vitamin B your body needs. Vitamin C is great for encouraging the production of collagen in your body. Citrus fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers or cauliflower must be a part of your diet if you want healthy looking skin. Vitamin E helps reduce dryness so your skin stays soft. If you struggle with dry, rough skin, Vitamin E will help. Nuts, olives or spinach are all great foods full of Vitamin E.
An Essential Oil diffuser necklace is a great way to bring your oils with you and not have to carry around bulky bottles. The oils can last in the necklace for over 24 hours, and they usually come with several felt inserts, so you can switch out your favorite perfume blends! Here are some of our favorites-
Similar to how trimming your hair regularly is good for its health, the same goes for your nails. Take a nail cutter and cut them neatly. Take out some time every few weeks to trim your nails and shape them in a manner you like. It is best if you trim your nails in a straight line and then either square or round them off at the tips. Back To TOC
To maintain her ripped abs at 50, Stefani works out four times a week for 60-75 minutes per session. Her former personal trainer Mike Heatlie spoke with Shape, saying that his sessions include a mix of HIIT and cardiovascular training. "My clients will adopt maybe four to five exercises and perform them without any rest between sets and then do one to three minutes of high-intensity cardiovascular work," he said. Today, Stefani trains with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, targeting cardio. "Focus on cardio that uses your whole body to challenge more muscles and burn extra calories in less time," Peterson told Fitness Magazine. "Try rowing. "It's easy on joints and works every muscle."
Sheet masks push hydrating ingredients into the skin. Put one on over your moisturizer for 10 minutes at night, and your skin will be dewy the next day. —Day
According to dermatologists, sweating can lead to breakouts. If you have acne-prone skin, remove your makeup before working out and wash your face when you return from a run—or the gym. These simple steps are a simple addition to your summer skin care routine and can ensure that your healthy exercise habits don’t have a negative impact on your skin.