There seems to be one universal truth when it comes to dieting. No one really enjoys the process though we all eagerly await and anticipate the results. The problem is that far too many men and women around the world focus so much on dieting and perfecting their external beauty that they forget the beautiful people they are inside along the way. Our culture is becoming obsessive about the perfect body and the perfect body image. If there was one message that should make it out to everyone dieting it is this: dieting should be more about health than beauty. You should not need to conform to some preconceived notion of what is or should be beautiful. If we create…

Natural skin care products provide an excellent alternative to many beauty and skin products found on the market. We often don't realize how many chemicals and toxins are being absorbed into our bodies through skincare and haircare products. Shampoos, make-up, perfumes, facial cleansers, and even baby care products often contain harmful chemicals that can irritate our skin, dry it out, or cause premature aging. That's why so many people are choosing natural skin care products. There are many benefits of organic skincare because true all-natural products contain no harmful chemicals or additives. If you have allergies, recurring skin rashes (or eczema), itchy or dry skin, or even very oily skin, then you might be worsening the problem by using products…

Water has long been considered as the most efficient natural treatment or an almost free treatment for any skin condition because of its being alkaline, with pH 7.3. It prevents dehydration which is capable of producing sebum or oil from the sebaceous glands. Your skin needs water in order for it to function best, thus doctors and nutritionists suggest that a daily intake of between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day is highly needed. Nutrition plays a vital role in skin health too. Specific foods such as those acidic foods and dairy products are said to be effective in causing an allergic reaction in some people. Also, one of the widely debated topics in the area of nutrition…

10 Things Women with Gorgeous Skin Always Do Its no secret that most women want clear and radiant skin. The truth is women with gorgeous skin aren't just lucky, they work at it. Here are 10 natural skincare tips to follow, no matter your skin type or what the current season is. 1. Cleanse your skin with a moisturizing cleanser. It's important to cleanse the skin using a natural cleanser. Look for products that contain natural oils, like avocado or grape seed oil, which help to keep pores clean and smooth. Be sure to use products that won't cause skin irritation. 2. Exfoliate the skin regularly. Look for natural exfoliants like pumpkin seed or beet root seed and scrub the…

Hundreds of medications, treatments, cleansers, and cosmetics are available for people with acne, but the most important elements of an acne-fighting program wont cost you a cent. Heres why. 1. You must avoid junk foods. While they might not immediately bring on acne, they'll give you the same tired look whenever you look in the mirror. The junk foods cause a chain reaction throughout your body - which will result in oily skin and breakouts. 2. You must avoid stress, especially on your facial skin. Stress can cause you to secrete your hormones, which will lead to more acne. 3. You must avoid things that can leave your skin dry and flaky. Dry skin is one of the leading factors…

Hundreds of medications, treatments, cleansers, and cosmetics are available for people with acne, but the most important elements of an acne-fighting program wont cost you a cent. There are simple treatments that can keep your face acne-free in days. In my experience, the most effective treatments are those that address the underlying cause of your acne. When youve got a breakout on your face, you are probably being tricked into thinking it is caused by an external factor, such as an unbalanced diet, unhygienic conditions, or inadequate personal hygiene. But acne is a sign of a deeper imbalance in your body and when youve got deeper problems, they must be addressed to clear up your acne. For example, there are…

Our appearance has an impact on our self-esteem and in turn, our confidence. Therefore, it is very important to keep looking great, and if possible, become a celebrity. It's important to cultivate your natural beauty because it's a part of who you are. A person who doesn't want to be perceived as being too skinny, or too fat, or even not feminine or masculine enough is a person who doesn't fully enjoy his or her natural beauty. This is why every person should try to take care of their own beauty. Beauty has been the number one complaint when it comes to skincare products for years, but it's a tired old wives' tale. Not only does it put many people…

Many of us have grown up drinking caffeinated diet sodas as an alternative to sugary regular sodas. We figure this is a better choice rather than loading our bodies and our children's bodies with large quantities of sugar. Whilst diet sodas do help us avoid a sugar overload (which can lead to weight gain) we should also be aware of the effects of caffeine contained in many cola-flavored diet sodas. Caffeine is a diuretic causing the body to excrete water. The net result of drinking several caffeinated drinks during the day is to deplete, rather than replenish the body's fluids. Where such drinks are the primary source of daily fluid intake, the net result may be a loss of water…

Let's start this article off right. You are not 'going on a diet'. Our concept of 'a diet' implies a temporary change that will work miracles — if we're only strong enough to stick to it. That way of thinking is encouraged by decades of 'fad diets' that promised us quick, low-effort weight loss if we just ate this one miracle food. I still remember the Cabbage Diet, the No-Carb diet, and the Banana diet, among others. Over and over throughout the last 40 years, diets that advocated eating by a strictly enforced menu have been proven ineffective, or worse, dangerous. Going on a diet also implies that you will eventually go off your diet — whether you 'fall off'…

Detox, short for detoxification, in general, is the removal of toxic substances from the body. It is one of the functions of the liver and kidneys, but can also be achieved artificially by techniques such as dialysis and chelation therapy. Diets are very important and are usually the basis for any detox program, whether it is herbs, cleansing, or other detox programs. Detox diets will generally eliminate trigger foods, which may cause many problems with digestion and elimination. Foods like wheat and dairy are often the cause of allergies. Sugar is eliminated because of its empty calories and the tendency to produce hypoglycemia. Meats are eliminated because they may contain hormones, antibiotics, and are difficult to digest. Caffeine is wise…