How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Tips for Building Skin Collagen

Submitted by on October 12, 2011 – 1:02 amNo Comment

We are aware of the fact that skin is the largest organ of our body; this fact itself reveals the importance of skin. The skin looks young and glowing when the elasticity of the skin is maintained. The factor responsible for making our skin elastic is collagen; it is a protein found within our skin. Collagen not only provides elasticity to our skin, but it also strengthens our skin, which prevents and delay skin aging and wrinkling. As we become old, the collagen levels in our body start decreasing naturally, making our skin susceptible towards developing wrinkles and other signs of aging. In this article, we have offered some effective tips for building skin collagen.

Skin structure

Consuming a healthy diet can promote collagen production. The food items that are known to boost production of collagen effectively include: soy milk, dark and green vegetables like kale and spinach, vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes etc and food items rich in omega 3 fatty acids like nuts and fishes. According to expert nutritionists, diets containing high levels of vitamin E and beta carotene also increases collagen production in our skin.

Spinach Tomatoes Broccoli

Following a perfect skin care routine also ensures that the collagen levels of our skin remains high. Exfoliating 2 to 3 times every week for removing the dead skin from different body parts is beneficial forSkin exfoliators maintaining the skin elasticity. By removing the dead skin, you will allow growth of new, healthy skin cells; this will naturally remove the wrinkles and fine lines from your skin. Skin exfoliators containing AHA or alpha hydroxy acids are known to be extremely beneficial for the purpose. Rub the exfoliator all over your body and face gently in circular motion; continue the procedure for 5 minutes and then rinse off using lukewarm water. The next step would be applying a moisturizing lotion containing Copper peptides and Kinetin on the face and body.

Exercising regularly also helps in maintaining the levels of collagen. Exercise promotes healthy blood circulation within our body, which ensures that all our body parts obtain adequate amounts of nutrients. As a result on this collagen production is also boosted significantly.

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