Taking Care Of Skin

There is a visible way to distinguish between a healthy skin and a problematic skin. While healthy skin is smooth, the problematic skin look dull, and sallow. Recognition of the distinction is not enough though. Taking the following guidelines to get rid of unhealthy skin is more important.


Problem skin can have many causes but in general doesn’t have the look of healthy skin. Healthy skin has clearness about it, a healthy glow with a smooth, unblemished look. Problem skin can look dull, tired and sallow either too greasy and possibly with blemishes or too dry and prematurely wrinkled. Pigmentation does not necessarily mean the skin is unhealthy but can be a problem in how the person feels about it. There is a lot we can do to improve the health and therefore look of our skin and need to look at some of the causes and see what we can identify what could be causing our own unhealthy skin.


What are some of the causes of unhealthy skin?


Although the causes are many, the main culprits are a diet that doesn’t support the heath of the skin, lifestyle factors and a skincare regime that we do not adhere to or the products are not effective. The skin is the largest organ of our body and needs the same things our body needs to perform its best – adequate sleep, hydration and good nutrition. Excessive lifestyle habits such as overindulgence in alcohol, smoking, late nights and a poor diet will show up on our skin – sooner or later. The good news is our skin will respond to changes we make to support it and while specific skin problems will have specific solutions; these general suggestions below will help improve all skin problems to some degree.


Look at the list below and see how many of the causes of problem skin you can see in your own life:


– Late nights, lack of sleep in general

– Excessive alcohol

– Smoking

– Use of sun beds or tanning

– Lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in the diet

– Fried and greasy foods high in fat

– Dehydration, not drinking adequate water

– Excessive tea and coffee

– Heavy makeup

– Not cleansing the face morning and night

– Not using an effective moisturizer

– Use of harsh cleansers with soap or sulfates, not a gentle but effective cleanser

Can we help problem skin?


There is a lot we can do to help our skin look and feel its best. The good news is all we do to help our skin will also improve our general health as well, so we look and feel better in ourselves. Some changes can have an immediate effect. However, we may have not been supporting our skin for some time so the changes we make can take a while to show on our skins. If the problem you have with your skin is of a more serious nature such as acne, dry skin that has cracked or bled or eczema or psoriasis, even moles or skin discoloration you may be unsure about it is best to seek professional advice.

What to do to help?


By reading the guidelines below and working out a plan for how you could improve your health and therefore the health of your skin. If there are a number of changes to be made, start off slowly and make small steps towards changing your lifestyle. Making too big a promises to yourself and taking on too much change at once can set yourself up to fail. For example, if you think alcohol consumption is a problem – rather than saying you’ll never drink again – try having alcohol free days or having a glass of water for every glass of alcohol you drink. Choose mocktails over cocktails, experiment with drinks at the bar that look the part but have no alcohol. Enlist the support of a friend that wants to improve their skin too.


Every small step in the list below will help you on the way to having skin that is less of a problem.


– A well balanced diet with fresh, unrefined foods, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables

– Avoid greasy, fried and fatty foods

– Avoid overly processed and refined foods including sugar

– Choose water over fizzy drinks and keep well hydrated

– Avoid excessive alcohol, smoking and drugs

– Get plenty of sleep at night

– Avoid sun tanning and use sunscreen to avoid skin damage

– Avoid heavy makeup

– Exercise regularly, walking is fine to increase blood circulation

– Use effective skin care products with a gentle but effective cleanser both morning and night to remove daily grime build up that clogs pores



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How to Care For Your Cat

Every cat owner loves his cat. The cats should be well taken care of in order to keep them healthy and to develop a good relationship with them. It’s the responsibility of every cat owner to keep their cats happy and to pamper their cats often. Many owners want to take care of their cats but often don’t know how to. This article will show you how to keep your cats happy.

Whenever you bring a kitty to your home you should start taking care of it. Some things to consider while keeping a cat as a pet are:

Introduction to the new home- Before bringing a cat to your house you should consider whether your house is suitable for her or not. For example you may have dogs at your place and it would be difficult for your new kitten to adjust there.

Vaccination- To protect your cat from diseases it is very important to get her vaccinated timely. Mostly cats should be vaccinated before nine weeks. You should remember the dates of the cat’s vaccination.

Feeding- Cats should be fed properly and at proper time. They should not be left hungry. Try to avoid feeding your cats on leftovers as it can lead to food allergy. Be careful not to underfeed or overfeed your cat.

Bathing- It is a well known fact that cats hate water. Generally they keep themselves clean but they should also be bathed sometimes. You should not use too much shampoo as this can be hard on their fur. Also try not to spray water on them. Instead make them adjust to it by slowly pouring water on them. Try to comb their fur occasionally to keep the fleas away.

Trimming claws – Another important thing is to trim the claws of your cat but that is a controversial matter. Some consider it to be cruel. However if you decides to trim the claws, remember they have pink tissue that can lead to bleeding while trimming. So that’s something you have to pay attention to.

Toys for your cat- Cats love to play. So you should get them some toys so that they’re happy and it also helps them get some exercise, which is good for their health.

Follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to making your cat happy a healthy one.

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