1. Apple cider vineger, as many times throughout the day as you can rubbed on flaky skin areas (I had them on my ears, part of brow, and top of scalp)- it really does reduce! - Other things I tried were rubbing Tea tree oil, and it was less stinky and worked too.
2. Switch night moisteriser with Organic rosehip oil..its not greesy, and at least for me, it improved condition of my skin (soothes, reduces minor sun damage/discoloration)
3. Before washing your hair, rub cider vineger into your scalp, and olive oil onto the hair ends/where its dry..helps reduce flakes while still moisterising your hair
i give apple cider vinegar to my horse as a supplement!
My tip: when you shower in the morning go for 30 secs as cold as you can take, then 30 secs hot, repeat 3 or 4 times and you will feel revitalised and awake for the rest of the day- it really gets your circulation going and is soo refreshing!
Be nice to nerds; you'll end up working for one some day.
Take hot baths instead of showers, it makes your skin soft as a babies (literally, your b/f or husband or just guys in general will give you tons of compliments .)
Use a face scrub daily and once or every other week wash your face with Dove soap. (Although this is only rec. for people with normal skin tone.)
Use a good moisturizer, esp. if you have dry skin; use something with shea butter. And find a foundation (if you wear it) with moisturizer and SPF.
Eat lots of vegis. Have them with dinner, for lunch try to put lots on a sandwhich (get one of those salad mixes with all the vegis and put it in place of just lettuce.) and breakfast try to mix vegis into your eggs.
And fruit: poms, bananas, apple juice, grapes, cherries.
Eat nuts that are non roasted, roasting ruins them. And keep them in the fridge, esp. almonds.
Use good oils.
Get rid of hydrogenated and high fructose.
Fish: Load up on Salmon! And try the kind from Ikea it's cheap and good. The fat is good for you skin and hair.
Get vitamin d!!
Protein, protein, protein!
Eating lots of good fats. Drinking more than 8 glasses a day of water.
Not drinking cafeine or sugary drinks, at all. Limiting chocolate and sweet intake.
Floss your teeth.
If you have a pimple run hot water, get a qtip, and place it on your pimple. (This will draw the bacteria out.)
This is not supposed to be directed towards anybody in particular, but this is what I think in general about the widespread '8 glasses of water a day' belief...
I do not think it is correct to believe that everyone has to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Surely I, a 5'2"/158cm 108lb/48kg woman, should not have to drink the same as my husband, a 6'4"/193cm man who weighs twice as much as I do? I find that trying to drink 8 glasses has me glued to the toilet all day and waking up at least three times during the night. In other words: drinking the recommended 8 glasses a day doesn't allow me to have a life! My husband is the opposite and needs a lot more than 8 glasses.
I have read up on this a bit and in a number of places it actually says it is best to calculate your ideal daily water intake by weight:
However, a simple equation to help adults figure their fluid needs is that for every pound of body weight, you need about half an ounce of fluid intake per day. For instance, if you weigh 140 lbs., simply multiply 140 by .5 to estimate your daily fluid needs in ounces, then divide by eight to estimate your fluid needs in cups per day, rounding up to the nearest full cup. [example: 140 x .5 = 70 ounces; 70 ounces divided by 8 = 9 cups of fluid per day]
Though I also read on other sites that these kinds of methods provide people with a 'gross overestimate' that is not particularly healthy:
While adequate water is essential to health, it is possible to drink too much water or any other beverage, and there has been considerable scientific debate surrounding how much water a person really needs per day. According to Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp - the Los Angeles Times has reported that "Kidney specialists do agree on one thing, however: that the 8-by-8 (2 L) rule is a gross overestimate of any required minimum. To replace daily losses of water, an average-sized adult with healthy kidneys sitting in a temperate climate needs no more than one liter of fluid...the equivalent of about four 8-ounce (250 ml) glasses.
So although my body tells me 8 glasses is far too much (unless I am exercising a lot) I still don't really know how much I should be drinking because some places say these calculations give you the right amount, some say it is too little and others say it is too much. I only know that not everyone can drink 8 glasses or more and have a normal life (unless living on a toilet counts as 'normal' ).