Posted in Beauty on December 16, 2013

The first sign of aging is spotting of a wrinkle near your eyes or lips and that is the day when you start feeling old already, no matter what your age is. Wrinkles need not occur after you touch your middle age- they can haunt you any time and due to any reason. There are numerous causes of wrinkles but not all of them can be tackled but for those that can be, here are a few tips.

One of the most important, and sometimes unavoidable, reasons of wrinkle formation is repetitive facial movement. Yes, it is true. When we were kids, our parents always prevented us from making a certain kind of funny facial expression but then we loved being weird and didn’t understand their intentions behind it. Facial movement, like squinting, causes facial muscles to start moving in a way they never moved before and in an unnatural way. It makes a groove beneath the skin’s surface and with repetitive squinting this groove becomes permanent giving birth to a wrinkle. Again, there can be many reasons why we squint- weak eyes, sharp sun, etc. It is imperative that we note the reason why we squint and deal with it accordingly. Never forget to step out of your house without sunglasses. It will protect to eyes from the harmful UV rays and prevent you from squinting. Also, if your eyes are weak and you need spectacles for better vision then you better get it done fast before the first groove and wrinkle crops up.

Another caution is to take note of your sleep position. American Academy of Dermatology says that the position you sleep in can make for a grave wrinkle problem. Take for example, if you are sleeping on your sides then the skin of one of your cheek and chin gets wrinkled and remains like that all night. Look at your face in the mirror once you wake up in the morning; you will see fine lines on your cheek and chin which will be permanent if you continue sleeping on your sides night after night. Even sleeping with your face down can have the same effect. It is always advisable to sleep on your back to avoid wrinkles. You might find it a tad uneasy but if the goal is to reduce sleep lines and grooves then sleeping on your back and sacrificing your favorite sleeping position is not too much to ask.

Posted in Beauty on October 30, 2013

The method for skin care is always inside out i.e. to get a healthy looking skin one must always start with a healthy diet. Naturally healthy skin will reflect both your physical fitness as well as your mental well-being. Always make sure that you are eating right and are stress free. There are many other health reasons such as hormones, genetics or medication that can affect your skin quality. Lack of sleep, pollution and exposure to sun also has adverse effects on your skin. To have a healthy looking skin there are easy and achievable tips for anyone.

Take the first step towards a healthy looking skin and modify your eating habits. Hydrate yourself; besides water you can also consume green tea and lemonade. Dark green leafy vegetables are highly recommended for glowing skin. Lightly stir fry vegetables in olive oil. If you wish you can add leftover chicken and few drops of lemon juice for extra taste. Wild salmon and nuts have omega 3 acids essential for healthy skin.

Citrus fruits are considered to be the best for promoting a youthful glow. You can eat oranges and Kiwi instead of drinking their juice. Vitamin C boosts collagen and prevents skin from premature aging.  Juices are high in sugar. Choose to snack on fruits and carrots; in fact grapefruit, guavas, bell pepper and strawberries are all high in vitamin C.

Avoid unnecessary exposure in the sun and dust. For beach outings always use good quality sun block. Massage face, neck and arms with coconut oil. You can mix coconut oil with drops of water and can apply on face and arms as a moisturizer. Coconut oil is known to have anti wrinkle properties and is a natural sun block. Regular massage with coconut oil will reduces fine lines on your face.

Clean face properly every day. Carefully remove all make up and gently scrub your face. There are good herbal products in the market. Use chemical free herbal products. Keep your face makeup free as much as possible.

Quit smoking for a healthy looking skin. Smoking absorbs water from body leaving skin dull and dry. Cut down on drinking. Only two servings of 8oz. wine are acceptable for women who want to look good forever!

Consider relaxation exercises, like yoga or simple stretches. Spend some time doing things you enjoy, like any hobby etc. as they are stress busters. If you are stressed out, the skin will age faster and look dull. Most importantly sleep well. Skin repairs its damage while you are sleeping. You must follow an eight hour sleeping schedule for a healthy and glowing skin.

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