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Category Archives: Beauty

Green Tea Concentrate

Green Tea extract is an anti oxidant that is one hundred times more potent than vitamin C and over twenty times as potent as vitamin E. Green Tea has also been shown to be an anti-cancer agent, and it may help to lower the low density lipoproteins (or “bad cholesterol”) in our bodies. One of the potential risks associated with Green Tea concentrate, however, is that it includes caffeine. While some may see this as a benefit, there are others out there who have to watch their caffeine intake. To that end, manufacturers have found a way to manufacture Green Tea concentrate that is caffeine free!

You can get Green Tea concentrate as a supplement by itself or you can find it included in herbal supplements that contain many ingredients. This is a matter of personal preference, as it can be good to get many of your necessary nutrients and minerals from one source. The anti oxidants found in Green Tea can help your body fight off the effects of free radicals, which are agents that attack the cell membranes in your body, causing damage.

Now that you know all there is to know about green tea concentrate, you can make a better decision regarding your choice of whether or not to use it. With the caffeine-free blend, there are virtually no side-effects and it can do wonders for your health.

About Repelling Sunshine Killer

UV rays are all around us. Even if you do not step out of your house, your skin will still be subjected to damage caused by UV rays from the sun. A dermatological report from USApointed out that the damage UV rays cause to the skin is accumulative. For sceptics, just look at the vast difference between the skin on your inner arm and outer arm. This is the evidence of solar-induced damage.

UV rays can be divided into three types, according to their wavelengths. There are UV-C (200-280nm), UV-B (280-320nm) and UV-A (320-400nm). The shorter the wavelength, the stronger the impact on the skin. Fortunately, the shortest UVC is already absorbed by the ozone layer before it can reach the earth surface. However, both UVB and UVA can reach to the ground level to inflict direct damage on the skin.

UVA can penetrate the dermis layer of the skin to damage the elastic fibre and collagen fibre, making skin lose its elasticity. At the same time, it darkens the epidermis layer, inflicting the greatest damage on skin. Unstoppable by umbrellas and indoor protection, its effects rage unbridled even on cloudy days.

UVB is the main culprit for those unsightly spots. It stimulates the epidermis, activates the self-protecting mechanism, accelerates melanin formation, darkens the skin and causes a surge of wrinkles.

The latest scientific research has proven that the skin cells will suffer irreparable damage when exposed with no protection to the sun, even if it is only for a day. Furthermore, 90% of skin problems are caused by UV rays.

All-Pervading UV Rays

To resist the damage caused by UV rays, it is vital to first develop a correct understanding. Many think that umbrellas and hats can easily replace sunblock products in preventing UV rays. This could not be further from the truth. Umbrellas, hats or long-sleeved shirts can only block the sunlight; they are unable to keep out UV rays. This is the case even at seaside and beaches.

To step up on sun protection, try to avoid exposure to the sun between 11amand 3pm, for this is when UV rays are the strongest and most damaging. However, sun protection should not be carried out only when there is intense sunlight, as UV rays are all-pervading, regardless of seasons, weather or location (indoors and outdoors). UVA can penetrate deep into the dermis layer even if UVB is blocked by the clouds. So do not be deceived and think that UV rays are absent during cloudy days, as this would lead to negligence in preventing the damage caused by UV rays.

Get Soft Skin

Life style

The first example of things that can easily improve your skin is a change or adjustment of lifestyle. By changing your diet, getting plenty of sleep and drinking adequate water, you can bring yourself closer to getting the flawless skin you’ve always wanted.

Green veggies, oranges, pineapple, plum, apple, grapefruit, berries and carrots are all examples of the fruits and vegetables you can eat to get beautiful soft skin.


Using an all natural moisturizer can also help, especially one that contains antioxidant ingredients. Remember that antioxidants protect healthy skin cells from the damage caused by unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals.

Antioxidant ingredients like the ones below will neutralize and stabilize these free radicals and in doing so prevent damage and aging of the skin.

1. Cynergy TK

2. Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10

3. Phytessence Wakame

4. Avocado Oil

5. Natural Vitamin E

6. Active Manuka Honey

7. Grapeseed Oil

To get the most out of a skin care product, get one that contains the above ingredients.


Cleansing washes dirt off your skin and also unblocks pores. It keeps skin clean and free of bacteria that can sometimes cause infections.

Not all cleansers are equal though. Whatever you do, keep away from soap based cleansers. They are harsh on skin and they also have a tendency of blocking pores.

Hydrating Mask

However not all hydrating masks are suitable for everyone. If you have oily skin and/or acne, stay away hydrating masks that use mineral oil, which can clog your pores, causing more inflammation and even rashes.

But many good hydrating masks are in fact suitable for all skin types. Look for one that is based on natural plant oils like avocado or macadamia oil, as these oils won’t make your skin oily, but moisturize and nourish it.

Avocado oil, for example, is rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin, beta-carotene, potassium and many essential proteins. It is also a great source of unsaturated fatty acids

Avocado oil also has some special skin benefits. It is high in sterolins, which have been shown to reduce age spots. For this reason, avocado oil is very effective if you have dry skin, or if your skin is damaged by the sun, plus it has also been shown to help with the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.

A hydrating mask shouldn’t just deeply moisturize your skin, it must be able to nourish your skin at the same time, and if you have aging skin: it will need to help your skin rejuvenate.

A mask that combines natural oils with Xtend TK and some natural vitamin E should be able to do just that. Throw in some allantoin and active Manuka honey and you’ll most likely be looking at a very good product – if the rest of the ingredients are natural, too.

Allantoin and active Manuka honey will gently enable your skin to regenerate. Allantoin can stimulate skin growth, and active Manuka honey great has anti-aging qualities to it! I can only recommend getting a product with all these ingredients, as they will surely help you get healthy beautiful skin in no time!

Natural Way for Tanning

There are plenty of options in tanning today. More modern ways are undergoing medical treatment to acquire a sun-less tan. However, there are still some modern techniques that use radiation powered machines to tan the skin. And radiation is also bad to the health.

There are more techniques that could give a person a perfect tan. But most of them cost so much because they are highly specialized techniques and reduces (or even eliminates) usage of radiation or UV rays. But to an average person who desires to have a golden skin, it would not be very practical to pay so much to have the desired healthy golden skin.

There are ways to achieve a perfect tan without exposing yourself to the sun and spending so much on skin clinics. There are ready-to-use products that are safe to use and are inexpensive compared to the services offered in skin clinics.

Here are some tips for a safe, sunless and costless tanning right in your homes. Remember that before applying those sunless tanners, the body must first be thoroughly cleaned and exfoliated by using loofah or soft cloth to wash off dust and dead skin cells. This way, even tan will surely be achieved. Use moderate amount on knees, elbows and other parts with thick, dry skin, as they will appear darker. Use a sponge paintbrush, about two to three inches in size, in applying tanner on the back. When applying in the face, avoid spreading in and around the eyes. After application, immediately wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. Use a make-up wedge when applying at the backs of your hands in smooth even strokes as well as on your feet and between the toes. Apply the tanner using both horizontal and vertical strokes or circular motion.

When using a spray tanner, avoid saturating it. Instead, spray and blend quickly and thoroughly over one body part then do the same to the rest of the body. After making sure the tanner is applied evenly, wait for about one hour before applying any moisturizer or foundation or going swimming/bathing. Also, avoid contact with carpets, fabrics, clothing, and furniture. If necessary, and for a deeper tan, repeat process.

Proactive Skin Care

A proactive skin care approach is no different and investing in the health of your skin is the same as investing in health insurance, care maintenance, house insurance, etc. We brush our teeth several time as day, why? – not because they have holes in them, but we want to prevent the holes and avoid expensive trips to the dentist…

We take our skin very much for granted and spend little time thinking about it. Maybe because of the many Skin Cancer Ad Campaigns, we will apply sunscreen lotion when going outside, but beyond that, we don’t seem to spend much time looking after our skin.

Similarly, a proactive skin care approach takes the quality of skin care products into consideration, however to often we buy skin care by smell and how good the packaging looks. Neither of which guarantees a quality product. On the contrary, often the expensive, good looking products contain artificial perfumes, synthetic essential oils, chemical emollients, preservatives, and many other ingredients that have been shown to be toxic if used over a long period of time.

Removing Unwanted Body Hair

Hair removal in the hands, legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, face, and eyebrows are commonly practiced these days. Sports persons go for hair removal since it will cut down the wind resistance and improve their competitive speeds. There is a report saying that hair removal salons are getting more and more men customers for removing hair.

Different devices are used for hair removal in different parts of the body. Waxing, sugaring, and electrolysis are the most preferred methods for permanent body hair removal. Laser treatments are also used for permanent body hair removal. Waxing is a method of hair removal in which wax is applied over the hairs and then a cotton strip is rubbed on the wax in the direction of the hair growth.

Waxing and sugaring are done for male body hair removal. Waxing removes the hairs from the roots and hence the regrowth of hairs in the removed area takes between 6 to 8 weeks. After hair removal through waxing even if the hair grows it is thinner and is sparser in the area. There are not many hairs in that area. Upon further hair removal the hair may go off permanently. Usage of a hair growth inhibitor after male body hair removal through waxing is usually done to reduce the growth of hairs in that area.

Then the cotton strip is removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth for permanent body hair removal. Sugaring is also a method that is used for hair removal permanently. The difference is the sugar paste instead of wax for removal. Whether a person is using waxing or sugaring he is advised to use a hair growth inhibitor after the removal of hairs to prevent hair growth or to slow down the growth of hairs.

Most of the sports persons who are involved in the sports like swimming and cycling opt for permanent body hair removal, since permanent body hair removal would improve their speeds by reducing the air friction. There are many devices that are used for permanent body hair removal. Each device comes with its own functionality and ease of use with a price tag that is affordable.


The cost of microdermabrasion home systems is the cheapest of the three levels. However, home systems vary widely in price and quality. For example, many home systems do not provide the hand-held re-surfacing tool, but only the micro-crystal cream and usually a replenishing lotion. This is more like traditional exfoliating regimens, but with the added bonus of the micro-crystal technology. You can find these systems for $15 to $55. Many prefer the added revitalizing power of a hand-held re-surfacing wand.

Other home systems provide the micro-crystal creams, foam applicators, and a hand-held resurfacing wand. The advantage to this all-inclusive home system is that the resurfacing wand allows you to more deeply cleanse and polish pores while giving your circulation a healthy boost. The massage action of the wand actually speeds the process of cellular generation, leaving your skin feeling brand new, ranging in price from $40 to $150.

Spas and salons utilize state of the art microdermabrasion systems that use a closed-loop vacuum system. Like home systems, professional microdermabrasion treatments also rely on the polishing effects that micro-crystal creams perform on the skin’s surface. Additionally, the re-surfacing device simultaneously vacuums and sweeps the debris clear, increasing tissue stimulation. Professional systems pack more power and durability due to repeated use and varied clientele needs, requiring training and cost several thousands of dollars. Treatments usually cost around $100 to $140.

The cost of microdermabrasion in a medical setting is usually more expensive because of the expertise of a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, though RNs and other medical technicians also provide this treatment. Medical microdermabrasion treatments are often provided as a compliment to other more invasive procedures. Medical microdermabrasion systems are the most expensive, being the most specialized, costing up to $25,000. Treatment prices range from $100 to $200, and are often offset by combining other services.

So whether in the comfort of your own home, at a health spa, or under the supervision of a medical professional, microdermabrasion technology empowers you to seriously beautify your skin at a reasonable cost, without the risks involved in laser therapy, harsh chemicals, or traditional surgery.

Hypoallergenic Skincare

One of the Biggest Allergens in Skincare Products:

Fragrance alone could be causing an unpleasant reaction because there’s over 4,000 chemicals used in the creating of cosmetic fragrances! Dermatologists have suggested people stay away from fragrances in their skincare because of the possibility of irritation. If you must have fragrance, look for something natural like honey or shea butter.

Excessive Dryness or Redness

If you’re suffering from very dry or red skin and you’re using something with alpha-hyrodoxy, you could be reacting to that. Approximately 10% of people have a reaction to alpha-hydroxy. If you’ve noticed more redness or irritability since you started using a product with this in it, you may be allergic or it may be too harsh for you. Discontinue use and find a wrinkle fighting product that’s kinder and gentler to your face.

Why Paraben-Free Skincare?

While you’re looking for hypoallergenic skincare, include paraben-free skincare too. Parabens are a preservative that is proven to disrupt your hormones which can lead to a higher risk of breast cancer.

Hypoallergenic skincare and paraben-free skincare will keep you healthy and your skin free of irritants. But products that meet these requirements can be hard to find. A small vitamin supplement company in New Zealand actually produces hypoallergenic skincare and paraben-free skincare products with cutting edge ingredients that are kind to your skin and protect it from the environment and from aging. There are no strange chemicals in these products that might lead to cancer and they’re loaded with antioxidants.

There’s no sense in using skincare products that irritate your skin or cause you potential harm. Instead, why not try hypoallergenic skincare products and paraben-free skincare products that truly live up to these descriptions and will be gentle on your skin yet harsh on wrinkles?

True hypoallergenic skincare products will protect your skin from irritation and help it heal from inflammation and breakouts.

What Ingredients Will Help Already Irritated Skin?

Shea butter is a soothing emollient from the shea tree in Africa. It has proven benefits at healing dry patches, smoothing wrinkles, and reducing inflammation and scarring. Babassu is from the Babassu palm in South America. It is proven to heal dry and inflamed skin and even serious skin conditions like eczema. Plus, it gives your skin a soft, velvety texture.

Eating Tips for Skin

Free radicals are substances that are known to cause premature skin aging. Green leafy vegetables and vegetables like carrots, squash, and spinach, contain a lot of antioxidants, which combat these free radicals and thus reduce premature skin aging. For good measure, you must at consume at least five servings of these fruits and vegetables to make a real difference.

But there’s more good reason to eat fruits and vegetables than just keeping premature aging at bay. Vitamin A, which may be derived from both plant and animal sources, is an integral contributor to the body’s immune system. This is because vitamin A is an integral ingredient in the formation, protection, and repair of epithelial cells that make up the skin, which is the first line of defense of the body against unwanted allergens, biotic parasites, and other harms. With sufficient vitamin A, the skin is not only protected better from bacteria that may cause acne, but also not made susceptible to a condition called xerosis, a characteristic dryness of the skin.

However, because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that gets stored in the body’s fat cells, taking in supplements may lead to overdosing. Vitamin A, which is retinol from animal sources and beta-carotene from plant sources, is best derived from dietary intake where it comes in small doses. Some good animal sources of vitamin A include fish oil, liver, milk, and eggs. Vegetables that contain a healthy dose of vitamin A include dark orange vegetables like carrots and squash, and dark green vegetables like broccoli and spinach.

Essential fatty acids like omega 3 and 6 present in fish liver oil, oily fish, and shellfish are excellent in keeping the skin clear and healthy as well. These two essential fatty acids reduce the likelihood of skin inflammation.

Another notable skin-friendly vitamin is the water-soluble vitamin C. Vitamin C is present in many fruits like oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, melons. This vitamin is necessary in the production of collagen and other connective tissues, which then help to keep the skin strong and protected, yet flexible and less susceptible to tearing.

Because vitamin C is water-soluble, there is little likelihood that you will overdose on this vitamin. As such, feel free to enjoy fruits containing vitamin C without having to earnestly take not of your intake.