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For beautiful skin - Eat more bugs!   
.... bugs – meaning probiotics/live cultures (you know, those things found in yogurt). 

Yoghurt is rich in calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B2,
vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and protein. A daily serving of greek yoghurt helps detoxify your skin. Greek yogurt contains probiotics that assists our colon in eliminating waste, putting less stress on our skin.

Be wary of milk dairy yoghurt as it can enhance breakouts. If you are an acne sufferer, add Manuka honey for its anti bacterial properties. Manuka honey is also high in hydrogen peroxide, a key ingredient in acne-fighting formulations, and good for healing wounds.  

Hydrate Dry Skin by Sleeping!
  1. Sleep? Do you know that you sweat more during sleep?

While you are asleep your body’s hydration rebalances and recovers extra moisture.  This makes sleep a natural moisturizer that can help to smooth out wrinkles and lines on the skin.  

How to hydrate dry skin? 
- no high-temperature, hot water on skin when you shower or wash your face. It strips away oil from the skin. 

- no excessive skin scrubbing. Once or twice weekly is good. 

Although the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the epidermis, consisting of dead cells (corneocytes) needs removal, excessive scrubbing will rid it of its  fat, oil, and skin cells that help keep moisture in the skin. 

For additional fortification for your skin, apply a moisturizer to your face. This can
-  increase the moisture level of the stratum corneum, 
- prevent skin from drying out, and,
- if the moisturizer contains a sunscreen, it will also protect against sun damage.

Moisturise! Moisturise! Moisturise!

Why Use Both Day and Night Cream? 
There is a real difference—purposewise and texturewise—between day and night creams.

Day Cream
Day cream is primarily focused on protection and support. During the day, our skin is subjected to the damages of UV rays, pollution, environmental stresses and makeup. Thus day cream most often will contain  SPF to prevent burning and photoaging and contains antioxidants - fighting free radicals. Day creams are designed to be worn under cosmetics, thus they are designed to have light, nongreasy formulas that are absorbed quickly and are pores-breatheable. Day creams provide a smooth, oil-free canvas for foundation to glide on smoothly.

Night Cream 
Night cream has a heavy duty function. Skin repairs itself when you sleep - restoring and regenerating. Night creams' focus are  on moisture and recovery. Night creams  contain the most powerful, slow-absorbing moisturizers that are designed to penetrate over the course of several hours; since there’s little to no concern about sun exposure, they also contain the highest concentrations of anti-aging compounds which are able to do their work without interference from sunscreens.That is why night creams are often richer, thicker, or heavier than day creams. 

Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. This TEDX Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.

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