Skin Value: Ways to Maintain a Radiant Skin

I am neither a beauty expert nor a beauty consultant, but I take time out to read on fashion and beauty magazines and watch beauty fashion talks too. Nowadays, there are a lot of ways to maintain a radiant skin and age doesn’t matter when it comes to skin care.

It is not about hiding my real age. Lines and greys are definitely showing, however, as I am already at the prime of my life, I want to maintain a glowing skin as much as possible.

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The basic building block of a radiant healthy skin is to eat the right kind of food. Good nutrition and keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. Avoiding excessive sun exposure, smoking and hard excessive drinking will greatly help in bringing out the natural beauty in oneself.

It is not enough to just get a facial to make the skin clear and beautiful. We need to have a home skin-care routine to keep a beautiful glowing skin.

Here are the things that I do to maintain a radiant skin.

  • I get a professional facial treatment like diamond peel to deep cleanse my skin at least once a month or every two months
  • I take a long bath once a week, scrubbing off dirt and dead skin cells all over my body. I use an intensive peeling gel on my face to remove dead skin cells and eliminate blackheads.
  • As much as possible I get enough sleep; lack of sleep will make you look old and haggard.
  • I carefully select and use quality skin products that suit my skin type.
  • I wear a sunscreen when I get out of the house.
  • I wear make-up only during special occasions and events. Lipstick, day cream, face powder and a splash of my favorite scent make my day.
  • Since I am too lazy to put lotion on my skin after taking a bath, I am using a deep moisture body wash instead and it does wonders.
  • I occasionally put on face masks, I love the refreshing feel on my face but I am not sure if it really works, lol.
  • I rub ice cubes on my face after a face wash before going to bed, it just became a habit that my mom taught me.

Most importantly, frown less and smile more. According to studies, stress can cause your skin age at accelerated pace.

Skincare for Diabetics

While many diabetics expect the dietary changes that diabetes leads to, what many diabetics don’t expect is how diabetes can affect skin. As many as one-third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some point in their lives; luckily, many of these skin issues can be prevented with basic skincare techniques.

 

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Diabetics tend to develop skin conditions as a result of high glucose levels, weakened immune systems, weakened blood flow, and occasionally, insulin usage. For example, high glucose levels can lead to dry skin, which can then lead to itching, cracking, and rashes. A weakened immune system can cause bacterial or fungal infections, and weakened blood flow can make it difficult to heal from wounds. Insulin usage can lead to rosacea, or, in rare occasions, yellow skin.

To avoid these potential skin disorders, diabetics can employ proper skincare as a preventative measure. Diabetics should bathe with mild soap and warm water daily, moisturizing afterwards to avoid excess dryness and avoiding long, hot showers, which can also lead to dryness. Keep your home more humid during winter, when the air is drier, and moisturize regularly during cold, windy winter weather and after washing hands. Keep your blood pressure and glucose levels controlled, and include foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon) in your diet to nourish and strengthen your skin.

Diabetics may want to create a first aid kit for skin to keep on hand in their homes. This kit can include antibacterial ointment, clean petroleum jelly, gauze pads, hypoallergenic tape, cleansing towelettes, and Coban self-adherent elastic wrap.

Diabetics should also be wary of potential foot problems, such as blisters, cracked feet, infections, and skin conditions caused by a lack of circulation or diabetic nerve damage. Diabetics can prevent foot problems by wearing shoe inserts to maintain their foot shape, as well as examining their feet daily to prevent any damage. Finally, diabetics should see their doctor at least once a year for a foot examination that focuses on circulation and sensation.

Cold Weather is Tough on Skin. Fight Back With These Tips. (Top 5 Skin Care Tips Fall/Winter)

Megan Gates is an active blogger who provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to New York Rental, Nassau Real Estate and Rentals, home improvement and the latest architecture, design and fashion.  Follow her on twitter @MEGatesDesign.
 
 
Winter is tough on skin. Harsh, cold wind outside, along with dry indoor heat combine into the perfect storm for creating dry, itchy, unhealthy skin. Fortunately, a few simple tips can help you protect your skin in these harsh conditions and keep your skin healthy all winter long.
 
Not All Moisturizers are Created Equally
While a lighter, water based lotion works great in the warmer spring and summer months, you will need to choose a thicker, oil based cream for the colder months. An oil based cream works by creating a barrier between your skin and the cold, dry winter air. Be sure to apply cream regularly, as directed, to keep your skin protected every day.
 
Wear Gloves and Protective Clothing
Cream creates an invisible protective barrier, but use a layer of protective clothing to shield your skin even more from harsh winter conditions. Your hands are particularly vulnerable because they are often exposed while completing tasks. Choose a comfortable, functional pair of gloves and wear them every day when it begins to become cold.
 
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
When it is hot and the sun is beating down, it is easy to remember to apply sunscreen. It is easy to forget when it is freezing cold, cloudy or snowing that the sun is still present and there is still the potential to damage your skin by leaving it unprotected from the sun. Wearing sunscreen each day throughout the year will make it a habit and also help protect you from serious medical conditions like skin caner as well as superficial problems like premature skin aging.
 
Don’t Overlook Lips and Nails
Your lips and your nails are skin too. Cold wind can be particularly damaging to the delicate skin on lips, so be sure to protect them with a quality lip balm to keep them from drying out and potentially cracking and bleeding. Also be sure to take care of your nails and cuticles. Cuticles are particularly prone to drying out during the winter and can crack, becoming very painful. Vaseline is a great product to apply to the nails and cuticles to protect them.
 
Seek Expert Help
If you follow these tips and you are still having issues with your skin in the winter, it might be time to seek the professional help of a dermatologist. A dermatologist will be able to determine what is going on with your individual skin and make the best treatment plan for you.
 
Taking the time to protect your skin in the winter will help keep you comfortable and looking your best all year long.