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Which parts of your body should you exfoliate and why?

Woman Applying MakeupWhich parts of your body should you exfoliate and why? Exfoliating helps keep your skin clean, healthy and looking radiant. Removing dead skin cells and dry patches is one reason exfoliation remains one of the best beauty techniques that anyone can do on their own. Below we will discuss the value in exfoliating certain areas of the body regularly and how you can gain and preserve healthy, radiant looking skin. Mechanical exfoliation by using abrading scrubs is OK but if over-used can damage your skin as well. For a better, safer and more effective technique we suggest you use a Clarisonic device that is proven to cleanse better and even gets off makeup more efficiently. 

The skin on the face can benefit from being exfoliated routinely, as you can uncover the younger looking skin that lies beneath the top layer of the dried and damaged skin cells which need to be removed. Your arms and legs are also another area that can significantly benefit from exfoliation. In fact, the knees and elbows need to be paid special attention, as they dry out faster than other parts of the arms and legs.

Other areas of the body that you should be exfoliating include the feet, heels, ankles, thighs and the buttocks area. Our feet and heels are a much-neglected area which has a tendency to dry out and become scaly from walking and being in shoes all day. One of the areas of the body that can benefit significantly from exfoliation is the thighs and around the buttocks area. By exfoliating these areas you’re not only helping to keep the skin smooth and supple but you are also stimulate circulation which can help with cellulite issues.
With that in mind exfoliating your skin should be a gentle non aggressive process. Being over aggressive with your skin can cause it to become red, raw and even inflamed thwarting the positive properties that exfoliation can have on your skin.
By exfoliating regularly and following these basic rules your skin will be clean, healthy and radiant looking.

Three Must-Have Vitamins

Many people do understand the link between a healthy body and healthy skin. Feeding the body the right nutrients is the key to having healthy skin. Below are three must-have vitamins that everyone should get in their diets:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A can be found in broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, yogurt, liver and mango. This nutrient helps prevent acne and skin cancer. Vitamin A also helps keep the eyes healthy. People who are not getting the recommended amount of vitamin A are more likely to have dry, rough skin.

Vitamin D

Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D. However, most people do not get enough of this nutrient from direct sunlight. Eggs, tuna fish, salmon, cod liver oil and mushrooms are just a few of the many foods that are rich in Vitamin D. Vitamin D can help prevent skin cancer. Studies have shown that nearly 75 percent of adults and teens are deficient in this vitamin. Many people will benefit from taking a supplement. However, people should always consult with their doctor before adding a vitamin D supplement to their regime.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is classified as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that help protect the body against free radical damage. Free radicals damage tissue and speed up the process of aging. Citrus fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin E.

People who eat a well-balanced diet will be able to get adequate amounts of vitamins A, D and E. They will also be able to keep their skin glowing and healthy.

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How to read someone’s health by looking at their skin

The skin is one of the most telltale signs of the body that can give you clues as to the health and well-being of someone. You can look at someone and find out whether they are feeling well simply by assessing the color and condition of their skin. Though this is a baseline method of finding out the overall health of someone, it can be used as a great guide and gauge when you suspect something may be amiss.

Skin should be soft, well hydrated and have an even appearance. You can detect issues with someone when they have sallow skin tones, uneven patches of coloration, dry skin or even damaged skin. These can all be signs or symptoms of underlying medical issues. Though some of the reasons skin looks unhealthy are rooted in poor diet, lack of sleep, stress or even improper skin care; other skin conditions can suggest something more serious.

If you notice a person has yellow tinted skin, they may have an underlying issue which is presenting in the form of jaundice and one who has a bluish tint may be suffering from circulatory problems. The fact that the skin is the largest organ of the human body is one of the reasons why you can pick up subtle and not so subtle clues on someone’s health condition simply by evaluating the appearance of their skin. This is one of the ways you can decide if someone needs to seek out medical intervention or advice, simply due to the unhealthy appearance of their skin.


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