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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Beauty tips and tricks

Sedu beauty tips:
Singers, celebrities, and models may be born with a natural look, but they all have tips and tricks that help keep them looking their very best. Here are some of the best-kept Hollywood secrets for healthy, beautiful skin.

Get Enough Sleep
No amount of skincare will compensate for a tired body, and one of the first places to reflect this lack of enough “shut-eye” is your skin. Most of us need at least 6 hours of sleep to function properly. However, the ideal amount of sleep to look wide-eyed, youthful and ready to go is about 8 hours of sleep, depending on the individual. To induce a good night’s sleep be sure your bedroom is cool enough, as a reduced body temperature signals the brain to shift into sleep.

Quit Smoking
Nothing is worse for the skin than cigarette smoke. Not only is it bad for your circulation, cigarettes raise your blood pressure and heart rate and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Many people aren’t aware that nicotine is a stimulant and can keep you awake like a large dose of caffeine. Smokers also tend to wake up in the middle of the night more often, possibly because of withdrawal symptoms.

Proper Nutrition & Exercise
If you want your skin to glow from within, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, fish and complex carbohydrates. Also, make sure your skin is properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Walking is a great way to keep your skin glowing. If you’re walking on a sunny day, be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen and wear a hat to cover your face.
Oily SkinSkin cells produce a natural oil, called sebum, which helps retain moisture and keeps the skin youthfully smooth. Your skin also maintains a natural acid-alkaline balance to help you fight infection. When all these natural functions are running smoothly, you’re rewarded with normal, healthy, youthful skin. But when they’re not running smoothly, the results can include a variety of problems that give your skin a prematurely old look. When your skin’s oil glands produce too much sebum, pores become clogged. The result can be an outbreak of blackheads, pimples and acne.

Try these steps to solve the problem of oily skin:

1) Cleanse your skin with a pH-adjusted lotion or cream. Choose a gentle deep-pore cleanser that removes excess oiliness, fights bacteria and helps heal blemishes.

2) Follow a routine of regular cleansing every morning, every night and once or twice during the day if possible. Carry cleansing tissues with you in your purse for mid-day touchups.

3) Stimulate circulation with a mask product. Use it two to three times a week to help deep-cleanse and rejuvenate your skin tone.

Dr. Stephen Greenberg is a board-
certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is the director of New York’s Premier Center for Plastic Surgery, with offices in Woodbury and Manhattan. For a complimentary.
by:Dr. Stephen Greenberg
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