Skincare Rules for Girls who love Sports

Sporting Great Skin
A cleansing routine for the active lifestyle

We all love to exercise outdoors when the sun is shining. Exercise enhances oxygen flow to the skin, flushes out impurities from its surface, and promotes production of oil, your skin’s natural moisturizer. For good health we need natural sunlight to prevent depression in the winter and to activate vitamin D, which increases bone density. Some research even shows that sunlight has a protective effect against hypertension and some autoimmune diseases. 

If you are a runner, cyclist, swimmer, triathlete or a health and fitness enthuasiast you will need to take good care of your skin. Use products that naturally cleanse and moisturizer your skin without the use of drying or harsh chemicals.
As a sports lover your skin is under more stress than normal. Sports players sweat more, spend more time in the sun, and shower more often. Perspiration, sun damage, and physical bruising are only some of the possible causes for your skin to be damaged while playing. You need products that restore essential nutrients and help prevent dry, cracked skin, acne breakouts, and even infections.

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Remove your makeup at the end of each day by using a cleaner. Try cotton pads and a toner after cleansing off your makeup as this removes any residue left on your skin. Using cotton pads are a fantastic way to visually see the makeup and dirt being removed, and then you can also tell exactly when your skin is completely cleaned by the results on your cotton pads.
Re cleanse every morning to remove any grime and dirt you have collected during the night. Vigorously cleansing your skin will keep it in healthy tip-top condition. 

Physical activity will dehydrate the body especially when playing sports. It is so important for active people to regularly hydrate themselves with fluids. This is not only good for the skin but for the body as a whole. It is important to take extra sensitive care by washing your skin using a body wash. A loofah is a luxurious way to use body scrubs in the bath or shower.
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If you play a lot of outdoor sports, your skin is especially vulnerable to sun damage. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate and permanently damage your skin. If you play outdoor sports always apply sun block with a high SPF and use it regularly throughout the day.

Light lotion moisturisers will revive your skin and bring welcomed hydration. Choose one that won’t clog your pores and that feels light weight once on. Looks for products that are organic, that contain mineral oils and are fragrance free.

QUICK SKIN CARE TIPS:
1. Avoid sun burn
Protect your skin by applying regular sunscreen, wear light weight clothing and if you can wear a wide brimmed hat.
1. Eat foods that are good and healthy for your skin
Eat a varied and nutritious diet and it’s amazing what can happen to your skin – you will see the results.
3. Drink plenty of fluids
Fluid intake is vital for good health and skin, keep your water intake up.

Take care of your skin sports lovers – Phoenix xxx

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What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You?

Face mapping, which is fast taking centre stage at most clinics nowadays, combines Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine with cutting edge dermatologists’ prescriptions to explain how certain parts of your face are connected to other areas of your body. Put simply, think of your face as a map and blemishes as X’s on that landscape. Spots in different zones correspond to different problems. So, with this “map” as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and not only make the unsightly zits vanish but also treat the underlying health problem in time.

Pretty awesome, right? Try it out: Here is how to decode breakouts in the basic areas.

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1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.

3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!

6: Heart — Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.

7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.

Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.

14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!

So, the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

– The Pink Ladies :) xx

40 Beauty Secrets of the World’s Most Gorgeous Women

We all love following celebrities. From their hair, clothes, accessories and makeup, we just can’t get enough. So The Pink Ladies began some research to find out exactly what they do to look so flawless all of the time. Whether it’s their favourite body scrub or nail polish, we wanted to know the unique beauty habits of some of the world’s most stunning women. Here is a life of 40 of our style icon celebrities, from Lily Collins’ thick brow tricks to Amanda Seyfried’s love for dry shampoo, all secrets are revealed!

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