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Bring Out Your Inner Glow With These Skin Brightening Tips

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Great skin. It’s more of an essence than a feature. It seems to come from within. When a person has great skin, they exude beauty, they glow with it. It’s a radiance, one we often associate with inner beauty as well as outer beauty. Unfortunately, if you have dull, dry skin, your inner beauty is not going to make your skin glow, no matter how great it is, or how hard you try. However, there are things you can do which will. A good skin care regimen can help you to maintain a healthy glow, with just a few simple additions. Here are some steps you can take to guarantee glowing skin and unleash your inner beauty.

Exfoliate
It should be no big surprise to hear that one of the ways toward brighter skin is sloughing off dead skin cells. Exfoliation is the key to achieving a bright complexion and when it comes to methods, you can pick your poison. A washcloth can be used to gently exfoliate dead skin, cleansers and scrubs also make good options, as do skin cleansing brushes, or even microdermabrasion treatments for a deep exfoliation. Exfoliating on a regular basis will help your skin shed those dead cells, allowing new, plump cells to surface for a brighter complexion.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a known skin brightening agent when applied topically. An ascorbic acid is a form of vitamin C used in many skin products to fight hyper pigmentation, and dark circles, to make skin plumper and more radiant. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties to fight signs of aging, giving it double threat status as a skin care ingredient.

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Moisturize
One of the key components to the bright skin is cleansing. Dirt, oil, and makeup can clog the surface of the skin, weighing it down and causing dullness. Cleansing twice a day is recommended, and you may even want to consider a double cleanse in the morning if you wear makeup. However, washing your skin can leave your skin dry. While using a mild cleanser may help to prevent the loss of natural oil, moisturizing is key to hydration.

Use a daily moisturizer with an SPF in the morning and a hydrating moisturizer nightly. You may want to consider an illuminating moisturizer for a more intense glow.

Makeup
As long as its skin friendly, makeup can be a perfect solution to brighten skin daily. Just make sure you don’t go for any heavy creams and liquids that will bog down your natural shine; opt for mineral makeup instead. Just dust some on troubled parts and apply your regular makeup as usual, for a brighter appearance.

Weekly Facial Mask
You can buy all sorts of brightening facial masks at the drug store, of making your own DIY concoction using 11/2 tsp raw honey, 2 tsp juiced a lemon, and 1/4 Tsp turmeric. Just apply to troubled areas or as a mask for 20 minutes and rinse off. The solution can be stored in the fridge.

How do you keep your glow on? Let us know how you work your way to brighter skin!

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Prevent Tattoo Fading

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So you just got a new tattoo and it looks great! The colors are vivid and the lines are clear! But over time, it’s almost inevitable that tattoos will start to fade and the number one culprit is the sun. Find out what causes tattoos to fade in the sun and what you can do to avoid this from happening.

First, let’s talk a bit about why tattoos fade in the sun. Dermal clinician Sally Risby explains, “Tattoo particles stay in the skin because they are too big for the lymphatic system to engulf. Lasers remove tattoos by going in and smashing the ink particles down so that they are small enough for the immune system to deal with.” The sun acts in a similar way. “It’s like plastic toys that are left out in the yard too long,” Risby goes on to say, “The ink on your skin will react in the same way and will fade after prolonged sun exposure.”

Of course sunscreen is a great way to avoid tattoos fading from the sun. There are even sunscreens marketed specifically for tattoos. They come in stick form which makes it convenient in keeping tattoos completely covered, but there is nothing special in the ingredients as far as any enhanced color protection.

That being said, you should never put sunblock on a new tattoo. Follow the artist’s after care instructions and then keep it covered up with clothing or by standing in the shade. Once it’s completely healed, and it’s gone through the entire scabbing and flaking process, sunscreen is necessary on a daily basis.

Skin brighteners are another way to keep your tattoos looking bright in the summer months. You want to make sure you choose one that is bleach free so it will brighten the tattoo and not lighten your skin. These will not prevent tanning from happening, but it will remove the tanned skin that forms over the tattoo. Be warned that the brighteners may take a month to be effective and the item is not inexpensive.

Those with tattoos that prefer tanning beds to sitting out in the sun should be warned that tanning beds are just as damaging as direct sunlight if not more so. The ultraviolet rays are more concentrated and people tend to overexpose themselves in the tanning beds, not realizing their limits. If you so opt for tanning beds, protect your skin.

Tanning lotions are okay for tattoos as is anything else that is not damaging to your skin otherwise. However, the tanning lotions could create an odd effect to your tattoo’s appearance. It’s best to avoid putting the lotion on the tattoo all together.

And remember, just because you’re not laying out in the sun doesn’t mean you’re not prone to getting tanned or even burned. Running errands, driving in the car, and working outside can all lead to damage to your skin and tattoo fading so it’s a good idea to wear sunblock at all times!

What about you? Have your tattoos been fading? What do you think is the best way to keep your tattoos looking new? Let us know in the comments section.

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Vitamin C as an Antioxidant and More – Vine Vera Reviews

It’s no secret—and Vine Vera has certainly made mention of it—that vitamin C is essential for health and general well being; when ingested or otherwise absorbed into the body, it boosts immunity and benefits the cardiovascular system, eyes, and even prenatal health. When applied topically to the skin, it brightens discolorations, nourishes, and smooths wrinkles (which, incidentally, is why Vine Vera has a collection of products that feature Vitamin C as a key ingredient).

But did you know that vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant? Yes, you read that right, vitamin C, the essential vitamin, immune boosting supplement, and wrinkle-defying, sun spot-brightening powerhouse ingredient to skincare and cosmetics also happens to work alongside other powerful antioxidants like resveratrol to fend off nasty free radicals and slow aging in its tracks. In fact, vitamin C has so many health benefits—both when ingested and used in skin care products—that Vine Vera saw fit to compile a list of them for your benefit.

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Essential Mineral and Antioxidant
Regular ingestion of vitamin C is essential for survival. It’s an electron donor, which makes it a potent water-soluble antioxidant. Antioxidants help prevent cell degradation and death due to free radicals, pesky little particles that contribute largely to the aging process. As an essential mineral, vitamin C is necessary for metabolism and everyday bodily function. As an antioxidant, whether ingested or applied topically, it tends to—like other antioxidants—prolong the life of individual cells, decreasing the rate of cell death, thereby slowing down the aging process and keeping you feeling young and vigorous.

In light of the fact that vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, consider this: Vine Vera has an entire collection of products that contain ample amounts of both vitamin C and the super-powered antioxidant resveratrol.

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Immune Booster
Research into the effects of vitamin C is still in progress, but so far it’s incredibly promising. Studies have shown that vitamin C contributes to an increase in overall health, and can help the body fight against heart disease, stroke, eyesight problems, and even cancer. It’s actually recommended you take a supplement to achieve about 500 mg of vitamin C daily for the maximum benefit; currently established daily values for vitamin C are based on its necessity as an essential mineral, but even higher quantities than are necessary for simple survival can be beneficial in numerous ways. Further, vitamin C is water-soluble, and this means there is less risk from taking more than the required daily value. The safe upper limit for vitamin C intake is 2,000 mg in a day.

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Skin Brightener
Another great property of vitamin C? When applied topically, it brightens dark spots and other discolorations, and evens out skin tone for an overall healthy-looking glow that lasts. As such, when used in skincare products like Vine Vera’s vitamin C collection, it’s pulling double-duty as a brightener and antioxidant! Such topical applications of vitamin C products can be more targeted; while taking vitamin C supplements or getting it through your diet (such as by eating lots of citrus fruit) is hugely beneficial to your overall health, applying it topically can specifically target your skin, applying all of vitamin C’s wonderful benefits right where you want them.

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