The 3 Best Skin Care Tips That Spark Controversy.
Beauty bloggers have picked up the best skincare tips of makeup artists, models, beauty editors, and other skincare experts. Chances are that we’ve tried that new cream you’re so excited about and can tell you if that handheld device really did help heal a blemish.
Your skin is one of your biggest assets. There are so many things that you can do to ensure that your skin will be as healthy, beautiful and glowing as you want it to be. While others will probably tell you to just go ahead and try every product that you can find in the store shelves, did you know that there are so many natural methods that you can try to achieve that skin-perfect look that you’ve always wanted? You will be surprised at what these tips are.
3. Pop That Zit
Yes popping a pimple can actually be OK sometimes, if you do it the right (not to leave a scar) way! Zits always seem to show up when you’re already stressed, so don’t take out your existing troubles on your poor, helpless face. Don’t poke too early. Wait until your pimple has a firm white head. That means the pus is close to the surface and ready to be drained. Sterilize a straight pin with a match or lighter. Let the pin cool, then wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. Swab the zit with alcohol and pour some on your fingers, too. Using your fingers, or a cotton swab, softly squeeze the pimple. Press around (not on) the white tip of the zit. If the pus doesn’t come out easily, the pimple isn’t ready to be popped. Stop!
2. Indulge in Chocolate Not Really!!
Dark chocolate is among the countless derivatives of cacao beans. It tastes a little bitter and thus not very popular among many people. But it has many health and beauty benefits to offer which makes it more preferable than the regular varieties of chocolate. Like its parent fruit, dark chocolate is also packed with potent antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients which help you to stay healthy and beautiful. Powerful antioxidants like flavonoids help to avoid cardiovascular disorders and reduce risks of strokes. In addition, it also works to keep your blood cholesterol level and blood pressure in check. Seamless vision is another health benefit offered by this magical ingredient.
Research is continuing all the time, and experts have already found that chocolate is good for the heart, circulation and brain, and it has been suggested that it may be beneficial in such major heath challenges as autism, obesity and diabetes.
In one study, just 6 weeks of a daily dose of cocoa made skin smoother, better hydrated, and less sun sensitive. And 12 weeks did even more. All thanks to the skin-boosting antioxidants in cocoa, called flavonols. But it’s got to be dark chocolate, according to Real Age skin expert Dr. Amy Wechsler: “Skip cocoa mixes, which don’t have the same flavonol levels, and go for the real thing: dark, unadulterated cacao powder that contains 70% or more cacao.”
Chocolate makes you feel better
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release feel-good endorphins. As a chocolate lover I would also add that certain kinds of chocolate can be good for the soul: this is chocolate for which the raw materials have been grown with care by farmers who are properly rewarded for their work; then processed by people who take time and care in their work, and finished by chocolatiers who love what they do. It will not be mass-produced, and it may not be cheap. But it will be good for you, heart and soul.
German researchers found that the flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin, and improve skin’s hydration and complexion.
For all of its health benefits, though, dark chocolate does contain a lot of calories. So, experts recommend sticking to no more than three ounces of the sweet stuff per day.
Number 1 Tip Have Sex and Lots of It
Regular sex promotes the release of hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, which can keep the body looking young and vital; estrogen has also been shown to promote soft skin and shiny hair, says Meston. Move over, moisturizer—time to turn back the clock with some shagging.
In a study conducted at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, a panel of judges viewed participants through a one-way mirror and guessed their ages. Those who were enjoying lots of nooky with a steady partner—four times a week, on average—were perceived to be seven to 12 years younger than their actual age.
Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier,
Says Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University and author of Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need, and Deserve.
Sex increases blood circulation, which helps pump oxygen to our skin resulting in a brighter appearance. Hence: that after-sex glow. Regular sexual engagement has prolonged effects in this regard and can actually make us look younger. Sex boosts our natural collagen production, which staves off age spots and sagging. So simply put? More wrinkles in the bed equals fewer wrinkles on your face!
Obviously these 3 tips don’t make up everything about taking care of your skin. These tips are definitely not on many expert’s mind but they have been proven by research that they are as important as that $100 dollar miracle cream. There are so many skin tips that we don’t have a zillion words to explain here and describe but these 3 things we are sure were not on your list.