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Sunless Tanning Methods – Tanning products, both sunless and sun, go to work on the epidermis, or the outside layer of your skin, and not the dermis or inner layer. However, the layer of epidermis that is affected by sunless versus the layer affected by sun tanning products differs. Sun tanning lotions, sprays, gels and other assorted items, go to work on the stratum basale or deepest layer. And sunless tanning items go to work on the stratum corneum or outermost layer.
Some sunless tanning products come in the form of moisturizers (as lotions and crèmes) and powders and are referred to as bronzers. Basically you simply apply these to your skin as you would make up products for a temporary “tan” appearance, similar to the effects of applied makeup leaving a “tint.”
Skipping meals could sabotage your diet. Skipping meals on a regular basis can cause side effects such as a higher risk of developing diabetes, poor nutrition and changes in the way your body digests food. A recent study has found that a fifth of people regularly skip breakfast or lunch.
When you miss a meal is doesn’t help your diet, it could actually sabotage it. Your metabolism is like a muscle, it needs to be used to keep in good shape. When you don’t eat your metabolism has nothing to do and it may become less responsive next time you eat. So if you regularly miss meals, when you do eat, your body may store the food as fat.
Reducing cortisol levels can help to lose weight. Stress can cause your body to secrete high levels of cortisol hormone into your bloodstream, because of your body’s ‘flight or fight’ response to stress. Stress can be either psychological (mental and emotional) or physical.
Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands and is actually important for the regulation of blood pressure, the immune system and many other functions. Cortisol can be good in small amounts but high levels can lead to an increase of abdominal fat, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and can also increase your bad cholesterol levels and decrease your good cholesterol levels.