04 December, 2008

Health Tip of the Day

A sign of healthy skin is not a lack of wrinkles but a good elasticity. Healthy skin has a glow to it. As we age, we lose collagen and elasticity.

Use natural products so that skin pores will not become clogged. Coconut oil has many benefits for your face. It moistens skin without leaving a greasy feel after the first few minutes. It has been found to have anti bacterial and anti tumor effects. On the other hand, alcohol dries skin and may lead to changes in the DNA of skin cells.

To improve skin elasticity and look younger:

☻ Ensure you are well hydrated with fresh water. Check here to find out how much water you should drink each day.
☻ Consume healthy fats such as fish oil, flax oil, or olive oil. Saturated and trans fats accumulate throughout the body. This can lead to clogging up of pores.
☻ Do daily facial movements (move all the muscles of your face). Raise and lower your eyebrows. Open your eyes wide, then close them tightly. Move your mouth into all sorts of shapes. Have fun being a kid making funny faces for a few minutes.

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