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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Collagen Boosting Foods

Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in the body and constitutes 70% of protein within the skin.  Located within the dermis (below the outermost layer of skin,) collagen is the foundation of connective tissue that supports skin’s structure.   As we age, the natural weakening in cellular activity and increase in environmental stressors break down this structural framework, resulting in loose, thin and frail skin. 
Although there are many topical products and treatments used to stimulate collagen production, cellular renewal takes place within those deeper dermal layers, having many experts believe a topical and nutritional approach will provide best results for healthy skin aging.
Collagen contains the amino acids glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline. 
By adding certain protein rich foods to your diet, you can promote a healthier rate of collagen renewal and protect your skin from premature aging. Mineral copper that is found in nuts, raisins, sweet potatoes, kidney beans, lobster and oysters facilitates collagen production and therefore should be included in your diet.  Lastly, be sure to include foods rich in Vitamin C as it is essential for collagen synthesis. 
Top collagen boosting foods include; 
Poultry
Eggs (particularly egg whites)
Cod, crab, lobster, oysters
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons, bell peppers, sweet potatoes
Sunflower and sesame seeds, Almonds, Raisins
Azuki, Kidney and Soybeans, Chickpeas
Seaweed (spirulina,) 
Choose antioxidant rich foods to help ward off damaging free radicals that break down collagen. Include Green tea, Blackberries, Black Currants, Blueberries, Wild Blueberries, Plums, Purple Figs, Purple Grapes Vegetables: Beets, Egg plant skin, Purple Asparagus, Purple Cabbage
If you lead a hectic lifestyle, consider supplementation to ensure you are getting all nutrients required for healthy skin. 
In addition to diet, focus on a healthy lifestyle. Smoking, pollution, stress, and chronic sun exposure destroy collagen and can inhibit the skins cellular renewal cycle. Instead, include circulatory exercise daily as this stimulates blood flow bringing nutrients and oxygen to the dermal layer for healthy skin.

Love Beauty Elements
Izumi


Monday, October 31, 2011

FDA New rules

Under the new rule, sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet A rays (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled "Broad Spectrum." UVB rays and UVA rays both can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging; UVB rays are the main source of sunburn, FDA officials explained.
The new rules will also require sunscreens to have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more or they won't be able to claim that they help prevent sunburn and possibly reduce the threat of premature skin aging and skin cancer — if used with other measures to protect against the sun.
"Sunscreens that meet the new test for Broad Spectrum protection and are also SPF 15 or above can, for the first time, include the statement 'used as directed reduces the risk of early skin aging and skin cancer when used with other sun protection measures,' " Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation.
The new labels will, for the most part, not been seen until next summer, she said.
Sunscreens with a SPF of 2 to 14 can be labeled as "Broad Spectrum," but only those Broad Spectrum products with an SPF of 15 or more can claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, according to the new regulation.
Any sunscreen that is not Broad Spectrum or a Broad Spectrum sunscreen with an SPF between 2 and 14 will have to carry a warning saying the product has not been found to prevent skin cancer or early skin aging.
Sunscreens labels will also have a "Drug Fact Box," Woodcock said. And, sunscreens can no longer be called sunblocks, she said, "because we don't want to give the impression that complete protection is provided."
In addition, sunscreens can no longer claim they protect for more than two hours, without approval from the FDA, Woodcock said. The products will also no longer be allowed to state that they are waterproof and sweat-proof. Products can, however, claim to be water-resistant for 40 to 80 minutes. The amount of time the product remains effective must be stated on the label, Woodcock added.
One expert applauded the FDA move.
"Consumers need simplified and user-friendly guidelines to help them choose an effective sunscreen. The new guidelines will make it easier for dermatologists to make recommendations about sunscreens and for consumers to choose an effective sunscreen to protect their skin," said Dr. Jennifer A. Stein, assistant professor in the department of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. "These new guidelines are a major step in the right direction to help better protect Americans from the dangers of sunburn and helping them reduce their risk of developing skin cancer in their lifetime."
Dr. Jeffrey C. Salomon, an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, said, "The new FDA guidelines for sunscreens reflect the confusion for both consumers and health professionals in the realm of sunscreen efficacy."
"It is welcome news that the term 'Broad Spectrum' now specifically endorses the concept of UVA and UVB protection in a sunscreen product," said Salomon.
The FDA is also proposing another rule that would limit the maximum SPF value on sunscreen labels to "50+". The reason: SPF values above 50 have not been shown to give any better protection than an SPF 50 product, Woodcock said.
The agency is asking the public to submit data on the effectiveness and safety of sunscreen sprays and to suggest possible warnings that might be applied to the labels of these products. It is also providing information to the makers of sunscreens to help them comply with the new rules.
Finally, the FDA is starting to look into the safety of the active ingredients in sunscreens, Woodcock said.
The American Cancer Society lists skin cancer as the most common of all cancers, responsible for nearly half of all malignancies suffered by Americans. More than 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer and potentially lethal, is diagnosed nearly 70,000 times each year.
Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are classified as non-melanomas, usually starting in either basal cells or squamous cells, which are found at the base of the outer layer of the skin or cover the internal and external surfaces of the body. Basal cell or squamous cell cancers are quite curable if detected and treated early, according to the cancer society.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Do it your self

Create your own spa day at home with these easy-to-make
treatments.

Honey lavender rose mask

Grind one ounce each of
lavender and rose into a powder, then mix with honey
until the concoction has a paste-like consistency. Apply the
aromatic mixture to the skin and enjoy, rinsing with warm
water.

Body salt scrub

Pour 2/3 cup of olive or almond oil into
a small bowl, and add approximately the same amount of
sea salt or sugar, mixing together. Blend in several drops
of your favorite aromatic essential oil, then use the scrub
all over your body when in the tub. Be careful not to slip,
as the oil can be slick. Shower the scrub off to finish, and
luxuriate in your silky smooth skin.

Ask your esthetician if the spa provides any sweetly
scented services or products that can make your skin soft
and smooth between spa visits

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Power of Pepptides

At the core, peptides help older cells communicate like younger cells.
"When cells can communicate more fully, repair cells can focus on areas of skin
damage caused by aging processes," and
"The result is enhanced firmness, better moisture retention and visible easing of wrinkles."

So Please read ingredients list of your skincare!
Make sure Peptides are THE MAIN INGREDIENTS!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

THE BEST BEAUTY SKIN FOODS!!


With people all over the globe spending billions of dollars on 
skin-care products every year, 
you'd think cosmetics companies had replicated the fountain 
of youth in the laboratory. 


In fact, skin creams have gotten more and more expensive 
and less and less based on real science. 


According to most experts who aren't hawking half-ounce jars of $200 youth serum, 
the science behind skin care is simpler than most of us think.


As with most health benefits, it comes down to lifestyle, rather than how much you can 
afford to spend on products. The things you can do to beautify your skin are remarkably 
similar to what you can do to strengthen your heart, control your weight, lift your mood and live longer and better: Get regular exercise, sleep enough and eat well. 
Of course, what you can eat to improve your skin tone, texture, evenness and clarity might be 
different from what you eat to avoid, say, heart disease.



Whole Grains

Active components: Rutin and B-vitamins
Benefits: Clear and moisturized skin
The "whole food" movement has whole-body advantages, not the least of which is great-looking skin.
Whole foods are basically unprocessed -- whole wheat bread instead of white bread, for instance. The whole grain buckwheat is a good source for the antioxidant rutin, which helps combat inflammation-related skin damage. Wheat germ provides the B-vitamin biotin, which assists cells in processing fats. If you don't have enough biotin in your body, your skin can become dry and scaly.
In general, whole grains instead of processed carbohydrates can improve your complexion. Processed (or refined) flours can cause an insulin spike, which in turn can encourage acne. Replacing your refined-flour pancakes with buckwheat pancakes is a good acne-reducing move. Incidentally, this would also help reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Not into buckwheat? Avocadoes and mushrooms can provide similar benefits.
Now, while oranges, buckwheat, oysters, spinach and almonds are great foods for your skin, achieving great-looking skin through dietary changes doesn't have to be so specific. A healthy body means healthy skin. Just feed your body good, healthy foods, get some exercise and keep your stress low, and your skin will reap the benefits.


Nuts

Active component: Vitamin E
Benefits: Young and soft skin
As with many of the skin-healthy foods on our list, the good stuff in nuts -- especially almonds -- has to do with antioxidant activity. Vitamin E combats skin-aging free radicals, especially protecting skin from sun damage due to UV-sunlight-generated free radicals. Vitamin E also tends to help skin hold in moisture, relieving dryness and making skin look younger.
Pairing vitamin E with selenium can enhance its antioxidant abilities, so go ahead and throw some almonds into your cottage cheese (great source of selenium) for a skin-revitalizing snack.
Almonds, pistachios and walnuts also provide a nice supply of omega-3 fatty acids, another great skin nutrient.


Red and Green Vegetables

Active components: Vitamin A, beta-carotene
Benefits: Bright and smooth skin
Skin is the body's largest organ. It makes sense, then, that what's good for your whole body is also good for your skin -- and as far as food goes, it doesn't get much better than vegetables. You'll especially want to look for red-orange and green vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach.
Orange-red vegetables are full of beta-carotene. Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant, preventing cell damage and premature aging. In the case of vitamin A, you also get anti-acne benefits -- vitamin A has been used in acne medications (think Retin-A) for many years.
Spinach and other green, leafy foods provide tons of vitamin A, too, which helps your skin produce more fresh new cells and get rid of the old ones, reducing dryness and keeping your face looking bright and young.
Mangoes are also a great source of vitamin A. It's best to get this vitamin from food and not from supplements, though, since too much vitamin A can cause health problems.



Citrus Fruits
Active component: Vitamin C
Benefits: Smooth and taut skin
Vitamin C is a prime skin-care ingredient in tons of beauty creams. This vitamin aids in the body's production of collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown, which starts speeding up significantly around the age of 35, can leave your skin saggy. Consuming extra vitamin C in foods like oranges, grapefruits, Acerola cherries (a single Acerola has 100 percent of your vitamin C for the day) and tomatoes can help tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles.
Vitamin C also may fight inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize the free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) that damage cells and can prematurely age your face.
In case you get tired of eating all that fruit, hot peppers, bell peppersand sprouts also have good amounts of vitamin C.




Seafood
Active components: Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc
Benefits: Smooth, clear and glowing skin
Most of us have heard that fish can be really good for your overall health -- it's a primary component in what's known as the "Mediterranean diet." Many types of fish and shellfish can also work wonders for the skin, especially oysters and fatty fish like salmon.
The primary nutrients that make fish so good for your complexion are zinc and, especially, omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing omega-3 intake can reduce dryness and inflammation. Inflammation can cause skin to age faster, and research shows that getting too little omega-3 may contribute to inflammatory disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help keep the heart's arteries clear and so improve circulation. Good circulation is crucial to skin health.
Zinc can help fight acne because it's involved in metabolizing testosterone, which affects the production of an oily substance caused sebum, a primary cause of acne. Zinc also assists in new-cell production and the sloughing off of dead skin, which gives the skin a nice glow.
You'll also find these benefits in flaxseed oil and walnuts.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hydrate your skin!!!

First All your cells NEED hydrate!

Moisturizer only locking not evaporates water from your skin!
but Hydrate means give water to your cells!!

If you hydrate, more healthier cells and skin you can get!!

So.... How to hydrate ...

Here is some easy things you can do

Hyaluronic Acid is a POWERFUL Ingredient

Our Cell has Naturally Hyaluronic Acid but

slowly deplete as we age, and our bodies

production of it declines....

Of course you can take a pills too!

It will help hydrate all body cells!

Please make sure your skincare has Hyaluronic acid !!!

If you can not find Fine Molecular Hyaluronic acid

Beauty Elements skincare has 100% Pure Cell boost Hyaluronic Acid!!!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Basic Beauty Foods


Beauty Foods

Eating certain foods can dramatically 
improve the Beauty

A diet rich in "phyto-compounds" can stimulate DNA repair, 
increased collagen production, reduce inflammation, 
and improve blood flow. This not only keeps you healthy but it keeps you looking younger longer.

Creams and lotions can do wonders for your skin, 
but your diet is by far the most crucial when it comes to 
having healthy skin.

Beauty is dependent on the overall health of your body. 
In order for your skin to look attractive and vibrant you 
need to make healthy lifestyle choices, and a great place 
to start is with the foods you eat.

So if you want your skin to feel soft and look firm 
here are a few foods that you can eat starting today.

Blueberries: 
These blue little balls are one of natures most potent anti-aging foods. They help keep the skins elasticity, strengthen the gums, and contribute to the health of our eyes.

Brazil nuts: 
Help protect our skin from UV rays and they help reduce dryness.

Strawberries: 
Help protect our skins collagen structures. 
Collagen is what keeps our skin firm. 
Wrinkles form when our collagen levels start depleting.


Salmon: 
Promotes soft smooth skin, free from dry itchy patches.

Avocados: 
These contain folate which helps blood formation. 
This is essential for cell regeneration.

Acai: 
This is the king of all berries. 
It has 50% more antioxidants than pomegranates, 
and twice as much as blueberries. 
They also contain omega 6,9 fatty acids, fiber, 
calcium, and vitamins.

Apricots: 
Very rich in fiber and phytochemicals like beta-carotene 
and lycopene. They also have vitamin C, vitamin A, 
calcium, folate, iron and potassium, making them 
very beneficial to our skin.

Broccoli: 
Also very high in fiber, vitamin C, and folate. 
There's a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane 
that protects our bodies cells from injury.

Beans: 
Jammed packed with phytochemicals, fiber, folic acid, 
protein, calcium, and magnesium. 
These guys can stabilize blood sugar as well as lower 
cholesterol.

Black currant: 
Has a high source of vitamin C and antioxidants. 
Also contains a high amount of calcium, potassium, 
and magnesium.

Carotenoids: 
This isn't a food, but it's found in fruits and vegetables. 
It's a fat soluble pigment which helps fight against 
cancer and cardiovascular disorders.

Carrots: 
Have lots of beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant.

Cruciferous vegetables: 
A.K.A.- cabbage, broccoli, kale, collard greens, cauliflower, 
and brussels sprouts. These guys release a compound called 
glucosinolates and an enzyme called myrosinase when chewed, 
which are known for their anti-cancer properties.

Cranberries: 
High in vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, fiber, calcium, iron, 
magnesium, and citric acid.

Cucumber: 
A great source of essential vitamins and minerals necessary 
for increasing collagen production.

Camu-Camu: 
Very rich in vitamin C.
A.K.A - Spinach, kale, and dark lettuce are loaded with 
vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, 
iron, magnesium, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.

Fish: 
Has lots of vitamin A, B1, B12, and B6. It also has 
omega 3 fatty acids which are very beneficial to the skin, 
as well as the heart and brain.

Flax, grapeseed, walnut, seaweed, spirulina, watercress: 
These are very high in zinc which is vital for the health of 
our skin. Plus they have been known to help clear up acne, 
and help keep us regular.

Grape seed oil: 
Has trace elements of selenium, zinc, copper, 
and iron. It's also a unique source for oligomeric 
procyanidine, 
which is known to improve our skins elasticity.

Honey: 
A nutrient rich alternative to refined sugar. 
Refined sugar is believed to contribute to aging.

Myrtle: 
Is known to slow down our skin aging process. 
Has been used in folk remedies for centuries.

Millet: 
A nutritious seed, high in silica, which is good 
for our skin, hair, and nails.

Oats: 
Very high in soluble fiber, and complex carbohydrates. 
High in iron, manganese, phosphorous, calcium, vitamins B 
and E, and silicon. Silicon is crucial for healthy skin by 
maintaining collagen levels.

Papaya: 
When applied as a paste on the skin, it's enzymes help 
breakdown dead skin cells.

Pomegranate: 
Very good source of polyphenol antioxidants.  
These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can 
damage the skin.

Water:
 

Hydrated skin naturally looks younger.
If you are one of the millions of people worldwide that 
spend money on lotions and creams in an attempt to look 
better, then it only makes sense to incorporate these 
beauty foods into your diet.
It wont take very long to start seeing the major benefits 
these beauty foods will have on the health of your skin 
and the way it looks and feels.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Where is my collagen...!?


When we are young, our skin is plump and beautiful!!!

What's going on after 50's...

Collagen production will be slow down super fast speed!!! That's why you need to prevent Now when you are 20's, 30's,40's...

Mid 30's you will see sign if aging suddenly
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Yes Because there are so many errors you did for your skin!

Ok...ok... I will tell you what you can do first!

What makes increase collagen production..?

Take a Vitamin C powder supplement! It's fast aid thing you can do right away! And cheap!

This is not medicine or chemical so of course you don't see dramatically change if you are late 40's or 50's.

BUT!!! You will see your skin is plumping and healthy looking after few weeks!!!
TRUST ME!
Vitamin C will be way better than any other skin care out there what cost $100...$200...

Have to start now!!!!

If you have a any question about how to! Please feel free to contact me
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I will take you to Beautiful skin for any age!!!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Beauty Spray!

Our All Organic Ingredients Beauty Mist


JUST SPRAY your face

Benefits of "Beauty Mist" are

*Hydrate skin
*Even toned skin
*Balances Hormones
*Healing your skin
*Soften your skin
*Fade away Acne Scar, Stretch Marks and Scars
*Eases cramps, treats nausea, fatigue and reduces pains associated 
with the menstruation and Pose Menopause Syndromes

Relaxation and profitable Beauty Mist available in Beauty Elements
$18 2oz

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cream stop aging...? Nutrients is more Important.

Applying a cream with nutrients to the surface of you skin does not ensure 
that those nutrients actually penetrate into your skin cells. 


They may just "sit there" until your next shower. 


How much of the active ingredients actually get into your skin cells 
depends on the skin's condition, concentration of the ingredients, 
manufacturing technology and many other factors. 


This doesn't mean that all topical preparations are useless 
-- but they are often unreliable. On the other hand, 
when the nutrients are ingested and absorbed into your bloodstream, 
they are sure to be delivered to your skin cells.


Nutrients does more for your skin!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What to look younger...?

Smoking constricts the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the skin.
Nicotine may also increase production of the enzyme that breaks down collagen, accelerating the formation of wrinkles. When collagen breakdowns coupled with repetitive lip pursing and the squinting associated with shielding the eyes from smoke, fine lines and wrinkles become even more apparent.


Smokers lose vitamin C, vitamin B12, B5 and B6. Many people do not realize that vitamin C destroys B vitamins and will take the two vitamins together. Those two vitamins must be taken at least an hour apart. Tests have shown that smokers lose about 25mg of Vitamin C per cigarette. 


Smokers in their 40s often have skin as wrinkled as non-smokers in their 60s, and smokers are twice as likely to develop skin cancer.


                                        




Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alcohol

Anyone who's ever had a hangover knows that alcohol dehydrates the body and skin included. Alcohol also depletes the body of Vitamin A, which helps skin-cell turnover by maintaining collagen production. It also makes the skin more prone to redness and may even trigger psoriasis.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Did you know??

Supplementing your diet with Vitamin C can help shield your skin from the effects of Stress!!
I recommend to take Vitamin C in Night time! and Powder Vitamin C will be THE BEST, because absorbed really fast! TRUST ME and TRY IT!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Why I recommend Serum..?

A moisturizer has larger molecules than a serum. 
This means that a moisturizer will not penetrate the skin 
as far as a serum will. 
While serums deposit nutrients, moisturizers are meant to 
deposit moisture and hydration your skin.
Of course skin care companies would like to make you believe 
that you need both, but of course that is not true. 

If you have a problem with your skin that you'd like to improve, 
such as dark spots or early aging signs, a serum can help a lot. 

Also, if your skin is very oily, a serum can give you enough hydration. 
But, if your skin is happy with your regular moisturizer alone, there is no need.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Basic Sun protection!!Sun Sun Sun


  1. Plan outdoor activities early or late in the day to avoid peak sunlight hours between 10 am and 4 pm.
  2. Avoid tanning beds.
  3. Wear a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  4. Sit in the shade whenever possible.
  5. Wear protective, tightly-woven clothing.
  6. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 on all exposed skin, including the lips, even on cloudy days.
  7. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if exposed to water, either through swimming or sweating.
  8. Apply sunscreen 20-30 min prior to exposure and reapply frequently.



Protection is the Best and first thing to do your skin!!!

Unfortunately, the sun degrades our collagen and elastin and affects 
our body's ability to create healthy new cells.

Let's Protect your skin From UVA and UVB!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

10 Basic Beauty Tips

1) Knowing your skin type is one of the most important skin care tip. 
This is important because not every skin care product suits everyone. 
In fact, all the skin care products specify the type of skin they cater too.

2)『Drink a lot of water!!』This will not keep your skin moist 
but will help in overall upkeep of your health (and in turn your skin). 
It might seem a bit awkward to some, however, this is an important skin care tip.

3) Cleanse your skin regularly (1-2 times everyday). 
A very effective skin care tip that helps in getting rid of the dirt and 
other harsh elements from your skin. 
Cleansing is especially important when you have been out of your house 
(and hence exposed to pollutants, dust etc). This skin care tip also advocates 
the use of Luke warm water for cleansing (hot and cold water, both, cause damage to your skin)

4) Be gentle, after all it's your skin. 
Don't scrub/exfoliate too hard or too often. Similarly, 
don't apply too much or too many skin care products. 
A must-to-follow skin care tip.

5) Keep your skin moist at all times. 
This is one of the most important skin care tip. 
Don't let your skin get dry. Dryness causes the outer layer 
of your skin to break, leading to a rough and unattractive appearance. 
Use moisturisers/ emollients. Moisturisers work best when applied 
while the skin is still d and .

6) Avoid the use of soap on your face. Soap should only 
be used from below the neck. A small but important skin care tip.

7) Use sunscreen to protect yourself from sun's harmful UV radiations. 
You can use day-time moisturisers that have sunscreen built into them. 
Use them even when it's cloudy. UV radiations are known to cause 
skin cancer, so follow this skin care tip without fail.

8) A bit of exercise and good sleep are essential too, not just for skin care 
but for your health as a whole. Lack of sleep can lead to formation of 
wrinkles below your eyes and lack of exercise can cause your skin to slack. 
Moreover, exercise and sleep also help in beating stress. 
So besides being a skin care tip, this is also a health care tip.

9) Treat skin dilemmas with care. This skin care tip is about not ignoring 
any skin dilemmas. 
Consult your dermatologist before you go on to use a skin care product 
(lest you do end up harming your skin even more).

10) Beat the stress. The harmful effects of stress are known to everyone, 
however, sometimes stating the obvious is essential too 
(and hence this skin care tip found its place here). 
Yes, stress harms skin too. So, take a break or indulge in a warm bubble 
bath or just get good sleep.