If you are concerned about the vibrancy and health of your skin, then you may have wondered whether a shower each day is a really a good thing. It has been said that taking too many showers each week leaves the skin in a dry state, but there are also claims that it helps in some ways. It is very likely that the true answer is somewhere in between. Yes showers can negatively impact the health of your skin, but in moderation they are essential.


It is certainly not necessary to take more than one shower per day, but even this can be too much for someone with skin sensitive to dryness. This is why it is important to listen to your body, and know the limits of what your skin can take. Pay attention to signs that your back may be drying out too much after showering, determine if there is any flaking or itching. These things can help you decide whether or not you should continue such a regular showering routine.

There are products on the market which help to add hydration to your skin after bouts in the sun or a hot shower, so finding the one that is best for your skin is a task suited for the individual. Once you have used several of these products you will be able to make a decision about which ones work best with your skin and how frequently you should apply them. These are not all of the considerations when it comes to showering and your skins health, but the more you pay attention to how your skin is reacting the better off you will be.

The most common comment I get asked during a consultation about liposuction is “My friend says that she gained weight after liposuction, but in different places than she did before…”

Well, as long as you maintain your weight clost to your pre-liposuction weight, then you won’t gain fat in new areas… But liposuction is not a “get out of jail free” card. if you fail to maintain your weight, fat will get deposited.

If you had your hips and abdomen treated with liposuction and then proceed to gain 20 pounds, that fat will deposit disproportionately to another area (breasts, buttocks, thighs)

Apparently a new study has shown that an increase in intra-abdominal fat can also occur with weight gain. But with minimal levels of activity, this is easily eliminated as a problem.

Radiant, glowing skin does not necessarily arrive in an expensive container. Homemade moisturizer recipes require only one or two natural ingredients to provide the same healthy glow offered by manufactured beauty products.

Avocados contain natural oils, proteins and plant steroids that have powerful moisturizing properties. The fruit is soothing, which makes a mask wonderful for dry, mature and sensitive skin. To make the mask, mash the pulp of one ripe avocado until it is creamy. Massage the mashed pulp onto the face and neck. Relax for 15 minutes before gently rinsing the avocado off and patting skin dry.

Bananas, which contain high amounts of vitamins A, C and D, give the skin moisture and nourishment. Make an intense moisturizer by mashing one ripe banana with one tablespoon of olive oil and applying the paste to the face. Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Making the banana paste with one tablespoon of granulated sugar in place of the olive oil will make a less intense moisturizer, but the paste will exfoliate gently to give skin a beautiful glow.

Potatoes are part of an easy homemade moisturizer recipe that gives skin youthful radiance. Grate a raw potato very finely and mix it with one tablespoon of applesauce. Rub the mixture onto the face, and relax for 20 minutes. Wash the mixture off with lukewarm water, and let the face air dry.

These three homemade moisturizer recipes are inexpensive, easy to make and easy to use. In addition to drinking water to moisturize skin from the inside out, use one of these recipes twice each week for skin with a beautiful glow.