UNCOVERING SOME AGE-DEFYING BEAUTY SECRETS
Aging is inevitable. Especially now in the age of hectic lifestyle, wrong eating habits, and improper sleeping patterns –these are just a few things that can lead to dull and unhealthy-looking skin. Fret not, looking young doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive – and by embracing healthy habits your skin can look younger, no matter what your age is. Having a more youthful and glowing skin is within our reach. All it takes is the proper skin care techniques and responsible lifestyle choices.
Eating For Beauty
The best skin diet is one that involves eating vegetables of different colors for every meal and a green juice every day. Consume at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables are gold mines of longevity-enhancing compounds called antioxidants. These include vitamins C and E and beta carotene. Antioxidants are essential and the more you apply to skin, the better! Skin is the largest organ of your body and so nourishing its surface with ingredients like antioxidants is important.
Not only do antioxidants help combat the elements responsible for the visible signs of aging, they can also calm skin, help to restore a more youthful appearance, and revitalize dull-looking skin. Antioxidants also stimulate the immune system and protect the nervous system and brain from the oxidative damage associated with age-related memory loss.
The best anti-aging secret in the world is sleep. And the good news — everyone can afford it. Sleep is part of the skin’s repair process. Skin makes new collagen when you sleep. If you’re not getting at least 8 – 10 hours of sleep at night, can lead to twice as many fine lines. It also leaves skin drier, which can make lines more visible.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, try this technique: sleep on your back or on your side with a pillow propped up under your ear. Sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow can cause “sleep lines”. Over the years, these sleep lines can turn into wrinkles. So, train yourself to sleep on your back or with your ear propped on a pillow. Always remember sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face . . . your skin becomes dull, and you don’t get those rosy cheeks anymore.
Positive Attitude can be a Fountain of Youth
Research shows that attitude has a powerful affect on the immune system. A positive attitude goes a long way toward keeping us young, vital, and healthy, just as a pessimistic, negative attitude can be attributed to aging. How can a positive attitude attributes to a radiant complexion? A healthy attitude radiates positive energy. When we choose to embrace an optimistic thought pattern and favorable mindset, we exude those positive vibrations which allows us to literally radiate from the inside out, and our complexion will glow from within.
Proper Skin Care
As time passes, our skin changes. It becomes more slack, drier and wrinkled, and slower to rejuvenate. The wrinkles occur as a result of the rupture of the elastin fibers and the decreasing production of collagen fibers in the dermis. The weakening of the fatty cells play a role in this as well as the decreasing bonds between the outer epithelial layer of the skin and the inner mesodermic layer.
Use good quality products with skin-friendly ingredients. By using low quality makeup or skin care products can damage your skin, and lead to pimples, rashes and much more. Quality skin care products help replacing the lost moisture and nutrients that are essential in keeping your skin intact. A good quality anti aging product can reduce skin drooping and wrinkling. What’s more? When you are buying skincare products, be on the lookout for skin-friendly, anti-ageing ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), vitamin A, C and E, and peptides.
Moisturise and Exfoliate
Exfoliating and moisturising are two steps of skin care routine that you should never ignore if you wish to look younger than your age. Mosturising your skin daily is a must if you want to keep your skin well hydrated in order to delay the onset of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Also exfoliate your skin at least once or twice in a week to get rid of read skin cells, and reveal a younger looking you. Also, exfoliation also helps to boost the production of collagen in the skin and makes it smooth.
Don’t over exfoliate because over use of exfoliating products can leave the skin dry, red, irritated and more vulnerable to sun damage. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good.
Washing your face with water alone will not effectively get rid of the fat-soluble, sticky dirt and oil that our skin produces throughout the day and during sleep. Therefore use a good facial cleanser with gentle formula that works to efficiently loosen dirt particles from the skin’s surface, leaving the pores exposed and the skin fresh after washing. Use BeaublendsTM AHA Brightening and Exfoliating with Orange Peel Soap. Also known as wrinkle smoother, it exfoliates, brightens, restores healthy pH to skin and helps clear blemishes, hydrates the skin and lightens pigment spots by loosening one to several layers of dead cells clinging to the skin’s surface. It releases and dissolves dead skin cells by clearing up blocked pores and blackheads. It minimizes fine lines and signs of premature aging by increasing cell turnover – meaning younger, healthier cells are now visible on the skin’s surface.
Limit Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is mainly responsible for the signs of skin aging, specifically wrinkles. The sun’s rays are stronger and a whole lot harsher when the sun is at its peak – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s okay to go out during the day, but try to avoid being in sun during peak times. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies — the sun’s rays can go through clouds. You can also get sunburned if you are in water, so be careful when you are in a pool or at the beach. Most importantly, do not forget to apply (and re-apply) sunscreen.
Look for sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) number of 30 or higher. It’s best to choose sunscreens with “broad spectrum” on the label. Put the sunscreen on 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside. Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every 2 hours. You need to put sunscreen on more often if you are swimming, sweating, or rubbing your skin with a towel. You can use Beaublends™ Glutablend Whitening Cream, an intensive whitening formula with botanical extracts designed to deliver a radiantly white & glowing skin. It helps even out skin tone, reduce dark spots & protect skin from sun harmful rays with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 60 using encapsulated organic sunscreen. Its advanced non-greasy formula keeps the skin clear, moisturized and soft, helping to protect and prevent spots.
We all like to age gracefully and retain at least some of our youthful appearance. We can’t do anything about the natural aging process. However, the above tricks are the things we can do to keep looking our very best without hurting our pockets.