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How to avoid wrinkles!

23 May

How to Reduce Wrinkles: What You Can Do

Ok so I read this article.  I loved it these are things you can do without spending a ton of money!!  So important and so many things you can do to help.  Hope you all have

1.Avoid the sun. It’s the No. 1 cause of wrinkles, with dozens of studies documenting the impact. In one study that looked at identical twins, New York plastic surgeon Darrick Antell, MD, found sun exposure was even more important than heredity. Siblings who limited sun time had fewer wrinkles and looked younger overall than their sun-worshiping twins.

2.Wear sunscreen. If you must go out in the sun, the American Academy of Dermatology says, wear sunscreen! It will protect you from skin cancer, and help prevent wrinkles at the same time.

3. Don’t smoke. Some of the research is still controversial, but more and more studies are confirming that cigarette smoke ages skin — mostly by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, important components of the skin. Sibling studies done at the Twin Research Unit at St. Thomas Hospital in London found the brother or sister who smoked tended to have skin that was more wrinkled and up to 40% thinner than the non-smoker.

4. Get adequate sleep. Yale dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, says that when you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, Perricone says, and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic,” and less likely to wrinkle.

5. Sleep on your back. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) cautions that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep lines — wrinkles that become etched into the surface of the skin and don’t disappear once you’re up. Sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, the AAD says, sleep on your back.

6. Don’t squint — get reading glasses! The AAD says any repetitive facial movement — like squinting — overworks facial muscles, forming a groove beneath the skin’s surface. This groove eventually becomes a wrinkle. Also important: Wear sunglasses. It will protect skin around the eyes from sun damage — and further keep you from squinting.

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Water your Wrinkles!

16 May

Ok so you can’t totally get rid of wrinkles with water.  But remembering to drink water is sooooo important with helping with good skin care.  I read a couple of articles about how it helps. Click Here  Water nourishes and hydrates the body and the skin. Hydrated  skin looks more radiant and younger because water plumps up every cell in the  skin and body.  Dehydration is the main cause of dry skin and like I have said before dry skin is one of the biggest reasons for aging.  Making sure your skin is properly moisturized.  It makes the world of difference.  Make sure you drink enough 🙂  Find your water and hydrate.

Turkey Gobble?

25 Apr

Have you ever been to the Amusement park and been by the booth that guesses your age?  Usually on a women one of the main ways someone can guess a woman’s age is by looking at your neck and hands.  Do you have a turkey gobble?  If you do get a scarf and hide it 🙂 haha actually you need to make sure you moisturize, lighten age spots, wear spf, and exfoliate.  All the things I have talked about in other War on Wrinkle posts you need to make sure you do it all to your neck and declotee area.  Make sure you do your skin care to your bra line foundation to your jaw line 🙂  You always want to make sure you don’t end up with the younger looking face and older neck.  I do not want to end up with a turkey gobble.  So I will make sure I always do my skin care antiaging on my face, neck and hands.  If you ever have extra moisturizer or anti-aging products put the excess down your neck than on to your hands and arms.  Some people tell me that they wipe it on a towel or wash it off  AAAGH!  Why on earth would you waste perfectly good products.  You paid good money for that.  🙂  Remember take good care of your skin!  Don’t end up with a Turkey Gobble!!

An Apple a Day!!

19 Apr

An apple a day keeps the pounds away!  Now this might not always be true if you eat all bad things every other time, but if you don’t want to watch or write down all the calories if you focus on eating healthier things a lot of times you will slowly eat more and more healthy items.  I find the more fruits and vegetables I eat the less other stuff I eat and that isn’t counting calories that is just something that naturally happens.  Now start with one thing and you can do more later.  In the winter I find I eat less of them because there aren’t as many in season, but I am back focusing on eating healthier and eating more vegetables.  I LOVE crisp fresh apples.  When I am craving a treat sometimes I just need something a little sweet and I find if I go too far in the sweets than it makes me crave more sweets.  I find if I do something a little sweet and especially something that has natural sweetness I don’t crave as much after.  Now don’t get me wrong anything chocolate and peanut butter is totally up my ally.  I just need to keep them as a sometimes sweet not an everyday or every minute sweet 🙂  HAHA which sometimes that is how often I want them.  Eat an apple stay healthy and strong

Flawless and Fair vs. Wrinkly and Dark!

18 Apr

How many of us LOVE the sun.  I do and I LOVED sun bathing.  I would do all the outside chores, I would play the guitar out in the sun.  I would lay a blanket out on the grass and do homework.  I would do a ton just out in the sun! I used to try to be two to three shades darker in foundation and all over.  I have a friend that LOVES to fake bake and she used to tell me “Tan fat is better than white fat!”  haha still makes me laugh.  Although sometimes I think that is true.  I finally decided I would rather have flawless fair skin than Wrinkly dark skin.  Now don’t get me wrong I wish I was just a couple shades darker, but if I have to choose between aging and fair skin I have decided I would rather be fair.  The FDA and health department says we need to have atleast 30spf on our faces every day whether the sun is out or not.  I have a friend that got skin cancer from the iradescent lights in her office building.  You never know where the damage is coming from!  Decide today you are going to take better care of your skin!  I know for me.  I have not sun bathed since high school I go out in the sun.  But I don’t go out for the only purpose to sunbathe and I also put sunscreen on.  I know some of us that are oily skin have problems with sunscreen because it just makes us feel oily.  I had to find a sunscreen that is made specifically for the face and that is light.  Then it didn’t make me more oily and make me feel like grease pit.  So make sure you find the right kind 🙂  Much love to you and your skin!  Take care of it because guess what you will have it for the rest of your life.  You might can pay a doctor to move it around but unless you get a face plant you will have the skin you have chosen to take care of or the lack therof.

Damaging Dark Spots, Freckles, and Acne Scars!

28 Mar

Do you have any of these?  I know I do.  Evening out your skin color can help you look more youthful.  Have you ever seen a child with blotchy skin?  I haven’t they always have that soft supple even skin tone.  I love baby skin so cute and perfect.  As we age our skin becomes blotchy, red, acne, brown spots none of them are very good.  But you can get lightening creams.  Some are more harsh than others and some of them work and some don’t.  Personally I want something that will work but won’t ruin my good skin.  I have seen some creams that you can only put them on the brown spots and if you don’t it will lighten the good skin.  Also some will only lighten them and if you stop using the cream they will just come back.  When you get a great lightening cream most of them will be sensetive to light and the air.  So if you get a cream or serum that is a good one it should also be packaged well.  There is no point in buying something that will only lose its potency after the first time you open it and that it just gets worse and worse.  So make sure the packaging is opaque and that it isn’t in a tub so it doesn’t get oxidized.  Gotta love evening out your skin t

Transforming your Tired Skin

27 Mar

I did a previous post on how working out can help your skin be better Click HERE but I was reading another article from a blog about what foods can help your skin change.  How the things we eat really affect how are skin is.  You can help your skin look more youthful, glowing, healthy, clear based off of some of the things you eat.  I know I have heard that berries of course of antioxidants so when you eat them you have more of it in your body, but sweet potatoes also have vitamin A and C that I have talked about earlier that can help your skin look better.  Also Salmon and specific nuts also help give you healthy fatty acids they are like carriers helping carry healthy nutrients to your skin cell membranes.  Healthy oils bring natural moisture to your skin Click Here  So interesting I know eating helps your body, losing weight, feeling better, and having more energy.  But didn’t know why exactly helps your skin.  Definitely their blog article!