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Anti-Aging Serum

When it comes to using a product that combats wrinkles, most experts know that Vitamin C is a near miracle treatment. But, when you enhance the Vitamin C with hyaluronic acid, it becomes a near “fountain of youth” for aging skin. I use Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in my facials to give clients that extra boost of anti-aging benefits.

The reason this combination of ingredients work so well is that vitamin C plays an integral part in providing necessary anti-oxidants which prevent free radicals from damaging your skin.

Free radicals are found in the actual environment in which you live, so you can’t avoid them. Beauty experts just recently understand the part that the derivative of Vitamin C,  sodium ascorbyl phosphate, plays in combating the signs of aging that naturally occurs with your skin. My clients appreciate being up to date on the latest beauty treatments, and getting the biggest bang for their bucks.anti-aging-serum-or-cream

This derivative of Vitamin C boosts the antioxidant powers of the main aspect of the vitamin, preventing wrinkles and lines from permeating your complexion. It also acts to slow down the production of melanin which is the cause of age spots and other types of hyperpigmentation which may occur as you age.

Sodium ascorbyl is also a key factor in helping your body to naturally produce and absorb Vitamin C when most needed. This provides you with the Vitamin C you need for your anti-aging plan in a natural and pure form that’s much more effective than other methods.

When hyaluronic acid is added to the mix, you have the advantage of the miracle-working properties that can bind the collagen in your skin by keeping moisture in so wrinkles are plumped and hydrated – virtually disappearing and leaving you glowing and young-looking.

Hyaluronic acid in this anti-aging wrinkle serum uses concentrated vegan hyaluronic acid, meaning that it’s natural and chemical free. It’s gentle enough to heal and hydrate your skin while using its power to provide antioxidants so your skin contains moisture much easier.

Anti-aging wrinkle serum, enhanced Vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid not only serves as an anti-aging treatment to repair and prevent wrinkles.  It also helps rid your eyes from dark circles and repairs sun damage you may have suffered in the past.

Be sure to check with your esthetician to find out about products for your continuing beauty needs. You’ll find that these products usually exceed all your anti-aging expectations.

 

Feel Younger with Probiotics

Medical experts say it’s never too late to quit smoking, drinking, eating a poor nutrition diet, not exercising or to begin taking action that prevents premature or rapid aging. If you begin now, no matter what age you may be, you’ll be sure to cut back some of the effects that aging has on your mind and body.

If you haven’t heard about the benefits of adding probiotics to your diet, you may have been under a rock for years. Probiotics may not be the fountain of youth, but they can definitely boost your health and help you look and feel younger.

Probiotics are the positive bacteria found in your body that help prevent and treat illnesses. When you have a healthy digestive tract, your immune system benefits enormously and you tend to have a healthier glow and feel younger than you are. Also, not drinking enough water can cause the skin to dry out and dehydrate, causing fine lines and a crepe-like appearance. This habit is an easy fix by drinking more water every day and using moisturizer that traps moisture in your skin. It’s an instantaneous way to look younger.

Physicians often prescribe probiotics to help with digestive problems such as GERD or indigestion and you can get them in supplements or foods such as yogurt and even chocolate.

Probiotics keep you young and healthy by several methods. You lose much of the beneficial bacteria in your body by just living life and lose even more when you take antibiotics and don’t practice eating a good and healthy diet plan.probiotics8-1

The main benefit to probiotics to your body is that they move food through your digestive system efficiently and rapidly. They’re capable of assisting you if you have a condition such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), eczema and urinary or vaginal problems.

Mainly, probiotics can help to keep your “good” and “harmful” bacteria in check and working as it should to keep you healthy and your body functioning properly. The two kinds of probiotics are lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.

Lactobacillus is the one most people consume from fermented foods and yogurt. These probiotics can be very advantageous to those who are intolerant of lactose – found in milk. Be careful if you’re a yo-yo dieter, trying all the new fad diets, it will take a toll on your body. Constant weight gain and loss repeatedly stretches the skin and breaks down the elasticized fibers which lead to sagging and stretch marks.

Bifidobacterium can be found in many dairy products and will ease issues associated with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and other stomach and digestive tract problems. Make sure you check with your doctor about dosage.

Scientific evidence shows that you can prevent illnesses and even treat some of them by ingesting food and supplements which contain a certain type of live bacteria. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and yogurt contain these beneficial microorganisms from which you can gain a ton of benefits.

By helping to prevent such disorders and diseases as GERD and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), probiotics can add years to your life and help your immune system resist other diseases which can make you feel and look older than you really are. Learn all you can about probiotics and how they may help you regulate your digestive systems easily and naturally.

Gain Energy While Losing Weight

Okay, so I don’t exercise as often as I should. One way or another, I put other things in front of exercise. How do you keep your energy up and your weight down as you age? It all depends on how effective your metabolism is working to burn fat and provides the energy you need to stay active. Of course I know this because none of us is getting younger.

You may be consuming the same amount of calories you did when you were younger, but still gaining wait – and your energy may be waning much more rapidly than you’d like. You still want to be active and maintain your weight and something’s just not working. Therefore, moving is so much more important now.

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Adjusting your food intake or the types of foods you eat is necessary as you age. You may also want to concentrate on different types of exercises than in the past to keep your metabolism revved up as much as possible. I saw an interview on television a few years ago where a doctor was interviewed on weight loss. He was so passionate about moving that while the reporter was asking him questions, he walked one m.p.h. while answering questions. Talk about being into his job.

As you age, it’s important that you reassess your diet and exercise plans – especially if you’re noticing the pounds creep on and have much less energy than usual. An aging body doesn’t react the same to any efforts you might expend, so it may be necessary to change your strategy. The older we get, the more we have to rethink how we can stay active and watch or diet.

Menopause is a phenomenon that causes weight gain and low energy. These rapidly changing hormones can wreak havoc with your muscle tone, weight and energy level. This is why women tend to put on weight more easily than men during the aging process. This is the reason women complain about men losing weight so much easier.

Also on another note, we don’t need as many calories as you age, but we may be eating the same. Try to ingest smaller portions and eat a more balanced diet with lower calorie foods to keep your weight in check.

It’s likely that you don’t move around as much as when you were young because life isn’t as hectic and you have more time for relaxation. Many physicians are recommending the Mediterranean diet plan to seniors for more energy and weight maintenance and loss.

The Mediterranean diet places more of an emphasis on whole grains, healthy fats, veggies and fruit, which are usually lower in calories and provide more energy to help you exercise more.

Choose an exercise you love to participate in. You may want to enjoy less demanding types such as yoga or a walking. If you enjoy it, you’ll keep at it and that’s the key to maintaining your fitness level.exercise-stretch

Unfortunately, there’s no magic bullet to maintaining or losing weight as you age or keeping the energy level you once had. The key continues to be found in diet and exercise, but the benefits you’ll enjoy are numerous. A focus on the end goal is also key. Let’s see if we can stay focused throughout the holiday season. Santa will be here before you know it bringing good cheer. Let’s be slimmer when he comes down the chimney this year.

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B Vitamins: The Anti-Aging Vitamin

As I look at the vitamins at my local drug store, I can see how deficient we are in our supplements. I can only imagine how our bodies are craving the proper nutrients. One vitamin I’d like to know more about is B vitamins. First, they can help prevent premature aging and also rejuvenate your skin and your health. When we understand how B vitamins operate, we can check out the various types of B vitamins available and which supplements we want to ingest.GarlicCloves

Unfortunately, our bodies probably don’t get enough B vitamins unless we intake a diet rich in this nutrient. Vitamin B is complex and each type contributes to your well-being in different ways. Some help reduce the risk of cancer, another may help stabilize the nervous system and others may enhance your skin or help your metabolism function properly. Vitamin B also encourages the development of red blood cells, combats the harmful results of stress, and helps calm and maintain a healthy nervous system.

Three B Vitamins are folate, vitamins B6 and B12. They are the three of the most effective vitamins that can help your skin look younger and healthier. You can get them in your diet by eating foods such as greens (spinach and mustard), fish, garlic, eggs, milk and others.

Probiotics is another way to assist your anti-aging regimen. They contain vitamin B and B12 and are found in fermented foods and drinks and such foods as yogurt and help you resist diseases and slows the aging process.

Since B vitamins are diluted by water, it’s difficult to get too much – so overdosing isn’t a problem. You should know that Vitamin B12 is found in animal products, so if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you may need supplements getting enough.

If you don’t get enough vitamin B, you may develop a vitamin deficiency and that could result in lowering your body’s immune system which helps fight illness and diseases. Your organs’ functions depend on B vitamins to stay healthy and robust.

Nutritional aspects of B vitamins include Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, Niacin, better known as vitamin B3, Pantothenic Acid, or Vitamin B5, Cobalamin, which is commonly called B12, Pyridoxine – or Vitamin B6, Inositol, which is actually B8, Biotin – important for hair and nails, which is B7, Folic Acid – or Vitamin B9 and Riboflavin – also known as Vitamin B2.baby-spinach

Each of these nutrients are unique, but act together to contribute to your body’s overall health. Your skin can also benefit from B vitamins. B12 can rejuvenate your skin and help it produce new cells and slough off the old ones. B12 is also known to boost brain acuity by helping develop brain cells and to improve memory.

Some B vitamins can be found in liquid moisturizer form to help keep your skin soft and supple and prevent dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. A blood test can verify if you’re getting enough vitamin B in your normal diet plan or if you need to enhance it with supplements.

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Five Factors to Consider for Better Looking Skin

As an esthetician, I see many different skin types and conditions. There are ways to protect our skin from natural elements. The first thing that comes to mind for most of us when thinking about what may harm the skin is the sun.

Still, the population seems obsessed with tanning and lying in the sun for hours at a time. You don’t have to be one of them. So don’t forget your sunscreen and possible wear long sleeved tops during those harsh summer days. The toll on your skin is tremendous and being prepared will give your skin a better chance to look clear and more vibrant.

In addition, consider these other factors when monitoring your skin. Of course not all factors will have the same harmful results, but knowing them will help you and those you love.

1. Lack of hydration. I have a hard time remembering to drink as much water as I should. I get so caught up in my day that I may eat instead. Shame on me. I know water is essential to keep the skin supple and moist. Water helps digestion and circulation which are two elements important to clear, healthy skin.

I can tell during a facial or while I am waxing a client if they have been drinking enough water. The texture of the skin or the way the wax responds to skin is a telltale sign. Without water, no organ in your body will function as it should and since the skin is an organ, it will become dry and wrinkly if not properly hydrated.

2. Cold and windy climate. I am from Chicago, and don’t miss those long, cold winters. Those days of layering before work are in my past since I longed for warmer weather on the west coast. If not careful, winter is detrimental to your skin’s condition unless you prepare properly for it. Dry and itchy skin is the result of a brutal winter, but a good moisturizer and proper skin care will help combat these conditions. As we’re coming up on the winter months, seek moisturizers that offer deep conditioning without clogging your pores.

3. Pollution. One of the silent problems for your skin is living in a polluted area of the world. Since our skin is the largest organ with many pores, we collect a lot of pollutants. Pollutants such as chemicals in the air break down your skin by attacking its natural protection mechanisms. Always cleanse your face thoroughly and be sure to keep hydrated and moisturized. An exfoliant is a safe way to effectively rid your body of pollutants along with staying hydrated.
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4. Diet and exercise. One without the other negates part of the positive aspects of each. We have heard in one form or another how important diet and exercise is to our health. Well, our skin will benefit as well. If you practice a diet lacking in nutrients you may experience malnutrition, which affects the skin, hair and nails. Exercise helps distribute the good nutrients in your diet to aid circulation and provide oxygen to the skin. This will go a long ways toward beautiful skin well into older age.

5. Age. You can’t do a lot about getting older, but you can be aware of the inevitable changes which occur with age and address those problems. Taking the previous factors into consideration will keep you feeling and looking your best as you age. The sooner you start, the better you’ll feel. You can combat aging skin by keeping it hydrated with water, clean and supple by using the correct moisturizer.

There are other factors – such as hormones, genes, smoking, alcohol and stress, which definitely take a toll on the health of your skin. Some (such as genes) you can’t help, but you can use the latest scientific findings and beauty treatments to combat the harmful results. Your esthetician will gladly recommend the proper treatment.

If you constantly neglect your skin, you’ll be exacerbating the effects of everything you can’t control – such as air pollution. Maintain a good skin care regimen – both inside and out – to ensure your skin keeps its elasticity and glow.

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Care for Aging Skin

The Outward Signs of Aging Skin

Decreased skin elasticity (sagging skin and wrinkles) is the hallmark sign of aging skin. Skin primarily consists of two proteins, collagen and elastin. Collagen’s three stranded helical shape is what consists of the skin’s strength, firmness, and elastic properties. Elastin, by virtue of its name, contributes most to the skin’s elasticity. It allows skin to quickly return to its normal position after it has been depressed or pulled out of place.

As skin ages, it takes longer to return to its normal position. The ability of collagen and elastin to function properly declines with age. This is due in large part to one’s genetic makeup. However, there are some behaviors that accelerate loss of elasticity, skin sagging, and wrinkles. These include smoking, exposure to U.V. radiation, stress, insufficient sleep, and a high sugar intake. Even if one leads a healthy lifestyle by staying out of the sun, not smoking, avoiding stress, getting eight hours of sleep every night, and never eating refined sugars, one still has to contend with her genetic composition.

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Aging skin also reveals shrunken capillaries which result from arteries clogged with cholesterol and calcium deposits. Arterial flexibility throughout the body decreases with age, and there is compromised blood flow to the periphery, particularly to the skin. Reduced blood flow means less oxygen and nutrient delivery to the skin. A healthy diet packed with antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables will not be as beneficial if the vitamins and minerals cannot reach the skin cells. Be sure to visit the rest of my website  to meet all your beauty needs.