Thursday, June 25, 2015

Keeping Your Skin Youthful

The best revenge against time is to age beautifully!  

Rather than looking exactly like they did at 20, smart women simply want to maintain a natural, youthful blemish-free, beautiful face – and to eat chocolate too.  The good news is that it’s possible to combat the first signs of premature aging in your 20’s, 30’s, and even your 40’s to help your face age beautifully for your future-self to appreciate and admire. 

Keeping Your Skin Youthful

Obviously, for example, you should stay out of the sun, which has a powerfully destructive effect on the skin’s cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after moving. The skin also bruises and tears more easily, taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely show later in life.
Furthermore, avoid pollution and cigarette smoke at all costs, as these create free radicals which attack the skin and organs. Many hear this term, but are not sure what it means: free radicals are electrically charged atoms or molecules that are known to cause cell damage and have been linked to a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and cancer. A free radical is a molecule that is missing an electron and thus structurally unstable. To gain stability, it interacts with other nearby molecules in healthy cells (such as DNA or airway cell membranes) and plunders them to get what it needs.

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

Lips need protection from the sun, too–after all, they are highly exposed every day! This sheer Natural Pink lipstick by organic brand Korres offers an SPF of 25, as well as hydrating oils and free-radical fighting plant extracts.

Neals Yard Suncare Skin Cream

To maintain beautiful skin, there is one product you seriously cannot do without: sunscreen! This one by Neals Yard boasts a natural mineral filter protects skin from sun’s UVA & UVB rays. A deeply nourishing trio of organic tamanu, coconut and rice bran oils is blended with Shea butter and a soothing antioxidant-rich blend of aloe vera, white tea and milk thistle to further protect skin from free radicals. Wear it daily, whether or not it’s sunny outside: harmful rays can still penetrate through clouds!

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Anis! :-) I am particularly guilty of some of the things you mentioned (Ex-Smoker here, folks...). If there were only some way to press a button and turn back the clock! I am also running a blog about how to keep your skin youthful and tight well into your golden years! Please check it out, you can click on my name above.