Natural Skin Care: The Power of Nature

Our skin is the largest organ of our entire body. Nowadays, we are all aware of how we should be taking better care of ourselves and our bodies, with the importance of diet, healthy eating and exercise to help ensure our health is at its optimum. And though many of us do try to lead healthy lifestyles and take care of our bodies, there is a vast percentage of us that are still missing something that is equally important, and that is our skin!

Our skin is exposed to the elements all year round, from freezing cold to excess heat. We get up each day, wash and get ready for the day, go about our daily tasks, come home, relax and go to bed and so the cycle continues. Think of all that we put our skin through each and every day, when you really stop and think about it, it becomes more and more obvious how we do abuse our skin.

With all the different potions and lotions available for our skin, it can often be hard to distinguish what is good for our skin and what is more damaging.

Soaps Can Cause Dry Skin

Some soaps can even dry out your skin causing inflammation, soreness and itchiness. The reason for this may be due to the ingredients within the soap or body wash. Some of the ingredients found within these soaps include Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda); added fragrances can also be a cause of skin irritation within these products.

What are the benefits of using natural skin care products?

Using natural products in your skin care regime can eliminate dry, itch and flaky skin, will make your skin feel smoother, feel re-hydrated, soft and supple, and most importantly, glow.

There are now many different natural skin care remedies available now, these are all made from natural occurring ingredients and as such are much better for the skin. Some of the natural products used in skin care include:

Honey

Shea Butter

Jojoba

Algae

Aloe Vera

Avocado

Vitamin E

Tee Tree Oil

Lavender

Almond

Butter Milk

I have used a natural eczema cream for my skin care routine as it helps me soothe the inflammation on the skin and is great for health & wellbeing!

The list above is by no means exhaustive, however, it gives you an idea of the type of products to look for when purchasing skin care items, the cost of natural products are now also much more reasonable, making it a product for everybody’s budget. So next time you run out of a product for the skin, why not try a natural product and see the benefits for yourself? Not only will you notice, but others will, too.

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My guide on losing weight (some valuable information here)

First we must tell you the calories come from the food we eat, because they can perform daily activities, so it is essential to know how much we need to feel good and to avoid not overdo the intake and become part of our cartridge or tummy.

When we eat what we are doing is to acquire energy and thus give the body the nutrients they need for construction and maintenance of the body.

Are carbohydrates, proteins and fats that give us the necessary energy. So we can stay healthy and not overdo the weight we know what we need for our daily life so you can spend those calories.

Carbohydrates should be between 50% -60% of the calorie intake. Without the intake of vegetables, fruits and vegetables would not receive the amount of minerals and vitamins we need. Fats, meanwhile, should not exceed 30% -35% and proteins of plant and animal origin should represent 15-20%%.

The amount of calories you need depends on the required caloric needs and others that depend on lifestyle and physical activity we undertake. For example, an adult male should eat between 2000 and 2500 kcal and from 1500 to 2000 in the case of a woman who carried out a moderate physical activity. These amounts are recommended since the World Health Organization ( WHO ).

As we age the amount of calories decreases. For example a 65 year old man with moderate physical activity needed between 1900 and 2100 calories daily and a woman of the same age between 1500 and 1700.

No more donuts for me 🙁

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If we are people with a sedentary lifestyle also the body need energy to stay alive. This is called basal energy expenditure. Keep in mind that some organs like the heart, liver, kidneys and brain spend about 60% of the expenditure of the whole organism, to which must be added what is needed for the formation of tissues. Rises The amount in the case pregnancy and lactation.

Always remember that the caloric needs depend on each individual, based on parameters such as age, weight, height, sex, race, constitution, temperament, lifestyle and physical activity, etc..

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