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aging skin care

It is the dream of every woman to have a beautiful, fresh and youthful skin. The first step in looking younger begins with what you decide to put into your mouth. Your diet and lifestyle plays a major part in deciding the beauty of your skin. Most people think of a diet as being appropriate only for getting a beautiful figure, however eating the right kind of foods and following a proper diet will put you on the fast track to a healthy body and healthy and glowing skin. The secret to a beautiful, healthy and glowing skin is fruits.

“You need good sleep to look good because of the way it affects muscle growth, body weight, your risk for heart disease, your ability to age well, and so many other things,”

Include plenty of fruits in your diet and you will see the difference within a week. Fruit is essential for both inner and outer beauty since it enhances the beauty of your skin and hair.


What makes fruit so wonderful is that it is rich in skin and hair enhancing vitamins, acids, and enzymes. Fruit can be used in just about every beauty product to cleanse, freshen, tone, and condition our bodies.


Find out the characteristics of the following fruits and what wonders they can do to your skin:


Apples: Apples can used as great conditioner and toner. They have been used for centuries for their skin-healing powers. Add a cup of apple juice to your bath to cleanse and soften your skin. The juice of apple can be used as breathe freshener. Apple juice when applied to your hair scalp can prevent dandruff. Use as a final rinse after shampooing your hair.


Lemons: A classic home beauty ingredient, lemons are used to cleanse and freshen the skin and hair. Use lemon slices to soften rough skin spots such as elbows and heels. Lemon slices also help deodorize and mix a few teaspoons of lemon juice in your bath and you will feel fresh the whole day. Lemon juice can be added to your favourite cleanser or shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp. It also helps prevent dandruff.


Strawberry: Strawberry can be used for conditioning and skin toning treatment. They are rich in salicylic acid an ingredient found in many commercial acne creams and thus are the best treatment for troubled or teenage skin. Mix 1/2-cup fresh strawberries with a tablespoon of sour cream for a weekly facial mask. Eating fresh berries will also help whiten your teeth and keep your breath fresh.


Banana: Banana can be used for moisturising and soothing your skin and hair. They are rich in protein and natural fats and can be used by all skin types. An easy facemask that will make your skin smooth is to apply mashed banana over your skin and keep it for 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water and moisturize well. Mashed banana also makes a wonderful hair conditioner mixed with a teaspoon or two of honey.


Pineapple: Like papaya pineapples are also good skin softeners, which cleanse and rejuvenate dull and dry skin, especially for classic rough skin spots like knees, elbows, and heels. Use a slice of pineapple as you would a sponge or loofah to scrub your body in the bath or shower.


Papaya: Papaya is rich in natural enzymes and is the best treatment for cleansing your skin. For having a fresh and glowing skin apply the oaste of mashed papaya and 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and massage all over your body monthly. Leave on your skin for no more than five minutes and rinse thoroughly. Do not use on your face and avoid sensitive skin areas.


Peaches: Peaches are best for soothing and cleansing dry skin. Mash a fresh peach and combine with a tablespoon of plain yogurt to make a smooth paste. Apply on the skin and keep it for 15 mins and then wash off with cold water.


Our skin is very delicate and needs all the care that you can give it. In our teens and youth the skin is very elastic however after years of wear and tear, pulling and tugging and exposure to the elements, the elasticity wears out leaving behind wrinkles on our beautiful skin. Wrinkles are caused because of number of reasons, the most dangerous is sun exposure.


Sun exposure damages skin inside and out. First, it attacks the epidermis, the thin, outermost tier of skin, forming a layer of dead cells that give skin a leathery appearance. Then it progressively damages the upper layers of the dermis, or the bulk of the skin, leaving them thinner, less resilient and more susceptible to wrinkling. Over time, the collagen and elastin fibers that form the dermis also break down, causing gradual drooping and sagging. Thus by protecting yourself from the sun, shunning cigarettes and eating right, you can prevent many new wrinkles from occurring. Doctors agree that certain nutrients in our diet can help prevent wrinkles and keep our skin smooth and supple.


Some important tips for aging skin


To delay the formation of wrinkles you should become aware of staying out of the sun as much as possible. If you must be in the sun, always use a sunscreen.


Try to think about your face several times a day and totally relax all your facial muscles. Avoid frowning and habitually smooth out your wrinkled forehead.


Avoid formation of crow's feet, which are wrinkles in the corners of your eyes, by becoming aware of times when you are squinting.


Try to keep your hands away from your face since rubbing your eyes or sitting with your chin on your hand tends to push the face out of its natural position and stretches delicate skin.


Spend 15 minutes each morning and evening exercising the muscles in your face.

Be aware that constant weight gain or loss can cause the skin to sag, as can improper dental hygiene.


When putting on creams or make up always lightly stroke it upward onto your neck and face.




Incorporate the following vitamins in your diet.


Vitamin C: 1200-1500 milligrams

Vitamin C is known for its importance in the manufacture of collagen, which plays an important part in keeping the complexion smooth. Vitamin C is essential for connective tissue in the body, particularly for the layer where the collagen that maintains the integrity of your skin is made. Hence people who eat adequate diets of Vitamin C look younger than people who don't.


Vitamin E: 400 international units

Vitamin E, another free radical fighting antioxidant, can also prevent skin damage from sun exposure when used topically, say researchers. Vitamin E oil, applied up to eight hours after sun exposure, can prevent inflammation and skin damage. For additional sun damage protection, taking vitamin E supplements will be useful. Vitamin E rich foods include wheat germ, spinach and sunflower seeds. Found In: Shampoos, bubble baths, toothpastes, and lotions.


Plus a multivitamin/mineral supplement containing the daily values of all essential vitamins and minerals.


Also incorporate the following ingredients in your diet.


Love garlic: Not only can garlic help your body stay young by fighting heart disease and cancer, it may also prolong the life span of normal skin cells and help them maintain their youthful shape, according to preliminary laboratory studies.


Eat protein: Protein is also very essential to keep your skin looking young and youthful. Great source of protein is fish and chicken.


Let go of fatty food: Medical research has shown that dietary fat is a prim generator of free radicals, the naturally occurring unstable molecules that damage your body's healthy molecules by stealing their electrons and, in the process, contribute to aging and wrinkle. Thus stick to a low-fat diet.


Avoid alcohol and smoking: Go easy on the spirits. Making too much merry can make your skin suffer a lot. Not only does that morning-after puffiness contribute to wrinkles, but alcohol also dehydrates you, which is anything but good for your skin. Also avoid smoking as it has been linked to premature wrinkles since it lessens circulation to surface capillaries.


Get plenty of water: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. However the more water you drink is better for your skin.


Eat right: Eat a balanced diet with lots of nutritional food. Proper balanced diet is the key to a healthy and beautiful skin.



“Healthy Body Healthy Mind is a new holistic approach to health that is sweeping the nation and the world.”

“Routinely exfoliating increases the turnover of fresh skin cells, helping to get rid of dead cells that can dull skin”

“Moisturizing every day not only keeps skin soft and supple, it actually improves the barrier function of your skin, which helps ward off toxins and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.”

“The doorway to deeper, inner beauty, Ayurveda beauty care is an herbal science which to help you glow from within, Ayurvedic treatments  are designed to bring natural healing to your biggest organ, the skin.”



“The rays of the sun have more potential to change the look of your skin than any other environmental factor.Thus keep away from the harsh sun rays.”