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Healthy Skin begins with......

"NO" Smoking.."NO" Alcohol.."NO" Drugs..

"NO" Tanning Beds.."NO" Direct "HOT" Sun !




                Only "POSITIVE" Thoughts !! 

Avoid the sun during high intensity times. The sun's ray's do the most damage between 10am and 4pm. Be careful while your enjoying motor cycle riding, yard work, playing volleyball, horseback riding, exercising, replacing your roof, swimming, riding your bike or painting your house. 

Wear clothing that will protect your skin. Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and wear a wide brim hat.

Apply "Sunscreen" to your skin, apply to your face, arms, legs, back, neck, stomach and don't forget your "ears". When purchasing "sunscreen" in a store, make sure it reads SPF (Sun Protection Factor) higher than 15 and apply generously to your skin about 20 minutes before you go outside. Reapply if your in the pool, lake, river, creek, oceanstream or any other kind of water, every 1 to 2 hours. Getting wet or sweating will make sunscreen disappear. 

                      Stop "SMOKING


 Smoking reduces the skin's elasticity. When you light up a cigarette, you usually squint your eyes and pursing your lips when putting cigarette in your mouth. Therefore, these two expressions make wrinkles around eyes and lips.

Smoking can cause lung cancer by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (aveoli) found in your lungs. Lung disease cause by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Cigarettes causes most "lung cancer". 

Not only does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer, its also a risk factor for cancers of the:

Mouth; Larynx (Voice Box); Pharyx (Throat); Nose/Sinuses; Lips; Esophas (Swallowing Tube); Kidney; Cervix; Liver: Bladder; Pancreas; Stomach; Ovary (Mucinous); Colon/Rectum.

Smoking causes the risk of hearty diseases and stroke. 





Drinking alcohol can cause wrinkles, alcohol depletes your body of water, you intern get dehydrated. your skin will tired and old. Drinking water or even soda's can rehydrate the skin.

                           Clean your Skin




Clean your face  everyday and add moisturizer.    Before going to sleep at night, you must remove make up from your face. Never use hot water on face. Use warm water on face. Limit the time while showering or soaking in a bath. 15 minutes or less if possible. Hot water or taking an 1 hour bath or shower can strip the skin of it's natural oils.

When removing make up from around eyes, do not rub the delicate skin. Rubbing the skin can cause wrinkles. If you use a waterproof mascara, use a oil-based remover.

              Getting Enough Sleep



 Get enough quality sleep. Sleep is essential for healthy skin. Not enough quality sleep will make your skin look tired and older, especially with bags under your eyes. Lack of sleep makes "you" irritable, anxious and depressed. Make sure you have plenty of physical exercise as this reduces stress and creates a healthy tiredness that helps you sleep. Yoga and swimming are also good ways to improve sleep. Aerobic exercise increases increases oxygen circulating in your body which helps the skin stay vibrant and healthy.

Try to keep to a regular routine at bedtime.

Have a warm bath to relax you.

Learn how to put aside the "worry list".

Get a relaxation tape: don't watch TV late at night, don't watch something that will stimulate rather than relax you.

Avoid eating a heavy meal late at night . Try to eat your meal 3 or 4 hours before going to sleep. Drink plenty of water during the day rather than towards bedtime.

Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. It should be a  haven of "peace".

Keep an eye mask and ear plugs handy.

Avoid stimulates like caffeine and nicotine in the evenings.

Drinking plenty of liquids before bedtime will make you visit the restroom too many times...all hours of night.

                  Shaving your Skin




Women like to shave their underarms, legs or bikini areas.

Women do "not" shave your backs, upper lip, eye brows or whole face.

Men like shave their faces, backs or chests. 

Go to a esthetician, spa, or a salon that does waxing. The women or men are professionals.

Shaving makes your skin smooth and hairless. Sensitive skin may be thin or dry. 

Shave after a warm bath or shower.

Shave with a "new", clean razor and shave in the direction of hair growth.

                 "HOT" Sun Shine


 When your soaking up the "hot sun shine" on a Sunday afternoon. Sunning without suntan lotion, can cause wrinkles 15 years later. That's how long it takes for wrinkles to show up on your skin.

Wear sunblock in the winter. The sun reflects off the snow, you get double amount of exposure.

Using SPF 30 to 100+, make sure your "sunblock" has UVB and UVA ingredients like zinc dioxide or avobenzone. 

Apply at least 1 teaspoon of sunblock on your face, this will protect your face from damaging rays, also apply suntan lotion to your arms, legs, back, stomach, neck and don't forget your "eyes".

Apply suntan lotion every 1 to 2 hours. Swimming, sweating can make your suntan lotion disappear. So..."PLEASE" apply your "SUNTAN LOTION" as you start to notice your skin feeling hot.

Apply "SUNTAN LOTION" to babies, young children and older adults every 1 to 2 hours.

If your child or elderly gas fair skin, wear protective clothing, wide brim hat and suntan lotion.

                 Popping Pimples




When your mother told you not to pop a pimple on your face, arms, or back. There was a very good reason. Mother "always" knows best !!! Mother knew that "popping Pimples" would lead to scaring of your skin. 





 If you have "ACNE" the Dermatologist will Grade the Acne.

Grade 1 is "mild" acne

Grade 4 is "severe" acne

Grade 1 : mild acne have few blemishes. They may have whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and pustciles (aka pimples). Treat mild acne with products that you can buy without a prescription. A product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid often clears the skin. This does not make acne clear overnight.

At home treatment requires 4 to 8 weeks to see improvement. once acne clears, you must treat skin to prevent future breakouts.

Acne treatment that work's throughout the body: Medicine that works throughout the body may be necessary when you have red, swollen types of acne. This type of treatments is usually necessary to treat acne cysts and nodules.

Your dermatologist may prescribe one or two more of these:

Antibiotics: helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation

Birth Control Pills and other medicine: that works on hormones...can be helpful for women.


Isotretinoin: the only treatment that works on all that causes acne.

Procedures that treat acne:

Lasers and other light therapies: These devices reduce the p. acnes bacteria.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels to treat 2 types of acne, blackheads and papules.

Acne Removal: Drainage and Extraction, to remove a large acne cyst. this procedure helps when the cyst dose not respond to medicine. It also helps ease the pain and the chance that the cyst will leave a scar. the dermatologist may inject the cyst with medicine.

Waiting for acne to clear up on its own can be very frustrating. Without treatment... acne can cause permanent scars, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. 


Your dermatologist can tell "you" when you no longer need to treat acne to prevent breakouts.

    Foods For Healthy Skin Complexion


  Kiwi: vitamin C per ounce than practically any other fruit. Vitamin C helps maintain the collagen in our skin, keeping it firm.

Sunflower Seeds: slow down the development of saggy, wrinkled skin by spooning sunflower seeds over salads or yogurt. These seeds are replete with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that decelerates the aging of skin cells, keeping for its ability to diminish the appearance of scars.

 Turkey: high concentration of zinc. This mineral maintains collagen and elastin fibers that preserve skins elasticity and firmness.

Tea: we should contain at least 10 glasses each day. Our body is 70 to 80 percent water and if we are not drinking enough our cells don't regenerate and remove waste, resulting in a build up of its impurities.

 Flaxseeds: These wee seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids which erase spots and iron out fine lines. Eating flaxseed, just over 2 grams (about half a teaspoon) of O-3's in six weeks experienced significantly less irritation and redness, along with better hydrated skin. 


 Blueberries: Antioxidant, rich blueberries. Eat 1/2 cup of blueberries daily will help with harmful radials that harm cells and reduce collagen.

Red Peppers: 1/2 cup of red peppers will give you more than 100 % of your dietary intake, of wrinkle fighting vitamin C. Consuming red peppers will help with wrinkling and dryness. Good source of vitamin C.

Salmon: Salmon is rich in anti-aging ingredients, including omega 3 fatty acids. Omega-3s contain alph-linolenic acid, which decreases dryness and keeps skin soft, smooth. Fatty fish, like salmon, also reduces inflammation and may help ease chronic skin problems, like psoriasis flare ups. Avocado: is a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E, it may reduce free radicals and protest against damaging UV rays.


Onions: are rich in quercetin, antioxidant that protects against wrinkles. May save skin from harmful UVB rays.

Sweet Potatoes: are loaded with beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A. Vitamin A increases cell turnover and protects the integrity of our skin. Important for healthy skin that its derivatives, called retinoids, are found in many skin care products.


Pomegranate: packed with vitamin C, this tart fruit contains more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. It will keep your skin looking bright and wrinkle free and may even reduce your risk of skin cancer.                                                                                                                           Whole Grains: contain polyphenols and carotenoids that fight the aging process.

Salmon: add luster and softness to your complexion, richest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. Reducing clogged pores.

Snapper: is also sky high in anti-inflammatory fats. Another skin booster: the mineral selenium. Selenium has the ability to reduce the risk of sunburn and promote an even skin tone.


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