C for Collagen! Vitamin C and Your Skin

Every morning during my teen years, I would awaken, carry out my morning “beauty routine”, and then proceed to brush my teeth.Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Lifting Eye Serum Nightly Restoration Cream Whenever I would notice what appeared to be bleeding gums, from wisdom teeth coming through, I would complain to my Mother that I feared the worst; Scurvy! I would shudder.
She would laugh at me, knowing very well that it was not the case, whilst my younger siblings enquired what exactly this elusive, strange, mysterious, and slightly picky disease (why was I the only one who got it?) was; To which I would willingly explain:
“It’s like when Sailors were exploring the world in the 1800s, and they weren’t getting enough Vitamins and Minerals. The sailors used to get bleeding gums, and lose all their teeth.”
My youngest sibling would animatedly reply: “Did they die?” which was always greeted with somewhat of a shoulder shrug–I had no idea…

Well, it’s been a long time since the British sailors found out that you could avoid Scurvy by regularly taking vitamin C.
Whilst perhaps your parents, and grandparents may have told you that the best way to avoid colds was to take vitamin C regularly.

Are you familiar with the role of vitamin C for skin?

According to ExpertClinic.org, vitamin C also plays an important role in boosting skin quality. Continue reading

*Optional: Beauty Basics For Healthy Skin pt. 6

If you’ve just joined in on That B Word’s conversation on Beauty Basics, Hi!

Here’s a re-cap of the things you may have missed out on, as far as Healthy Skin is concerned:
Basic Step 1: Keep your skin clear of any junk, makeup, or foreign objects.
A good makeup remover is a must-have if you intend on having healthy skin!
Basic Step 2: Exfoliate your skin once every week.
Exfoliation helps to unclog your pores, and regulates the rate at which your sebaceous glands provide your skin with the natural oil called sebum.
Basic Step 3: Cleanse your skin daily
Sometimes twice a day. Your cells re-generate every day, and you shed skin cells. If you’re not cleaning you’re skin every day, you’re creating the perfect living environment for acne.
Basic Step 4: Use a Toner after every cleanse
The toner will help make your pores less defined, and also makes it easier for you to cleanse in the future. Your complexion will improve, and the skin will be more firm, and supple.
Basic Step 5: Restore
Because the skin is more receptive to product in it’s toned state, you want to follow with something that will leave your skin more refreshed, reduce inflammation, and replenish natural antioxidants.
Those are pretty much the basics of good skin!
Seems simple enough, but you have no idea how many people just don’t do it.
My mother is in her early Fifties, and she taught me this routine when I was Thirteen, and I only started to take it seriously in my late Teens. See? Easy, but barely anyone does it.
If you are here because you want to know how to get your acne under control, or you’re looking for a good regiment, then you can count yourself as part of the really small minority of people who actually care about their skin.
Good skin isn’t expensive, it isn’t time consuming, and it isn’t complicated, but we’ve made it that way. If you can make healthy skin a habit, wrinkles, and acne will be the last of your worries. Now comes the next step (and it is optional, depending on your skin type) in the Healthy Skin, Beauty Basics line-up… Continue reading

Beauty Basics For Healthy Skin pt. 5

Let’s do a small recap on the previous Healthy Skin Steps;

Basic Step 1: Keep your skin clear of any junk, makeup, or foreign objects.
A good makeup remover is a must-have if you intend on having healthy skin!
Basic Step 2: Exfoliate your skin once every week.
Exfoliation helps to unclog your pores, and regulates the rate at which your sebaceous glands provide your skin with the natural oil called sebum.
Basic Step 3: Cleanse your skin daily
Sometimes twice a day. Your cells re-generate every day, and you shed skin cells. If you’re not cleaning you’re skin every day, you’re creating the perfect living environment for acne.
Basic Step 4: Use a Toner after every cleanse
The toner will help make your pore less defined, and also makes it easier for you to cleanse in the future. Your complexion will improve, and the skin will be more firm, and supple.
You’ve really come a long way to getting good skin. You have survived four long articles on skin. That on its own deserves an award, but then again, skin is the largest organ that we have, so if you don’t commit to it, what are you going to commit to? Continue reading