Skin Care Benefits of Antioxidants

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The Best Antioxidants for Your Skin

Antioxidants can be design to protect different aspect of the skin.

Vitamin C

Best sources of vitamin C are: papaya, pineapple, guava, kiwi, strawberry, grapefruit, brussels sprouts broccoli, kale and tomato.

Vitamin C brighten and protect the skin from free radicals, collagen production and minimize dark spots.

Mileox MD Vita-C serum 20% It is a super antioxidant serum that fights existing sun, damage as it also protect from future sun damage. The 20% concentration of Vitamin C and Ferulic acid reduces fine and wrinkles, evens the skin tone, rebuilds collagen structure, and neutralizes free radicals without causing irritation.

Vitamin A

Great souces of vitamin A are: mango, cantalope, papaya, berries, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, green pea, bell pepper, eggs, butter, beef liver and cod liver oil.

The best anti-aging ingredient called retinol in cosmetics a derivative of vitamin A with tiny molecular structure penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production. This process accelerates cell renewal, repair, smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and improving skin tone in the process.

Vitamin E

High sources of vitamin E are: sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, avocado, mango, mamey, kiwi, black currant, broccoli, asparagus, red pepper, and butternut squash.

Vitamin E helps moisturize dry skin, heal faster and reduce stretch marks.

SwissZell Eye Cream Switzerland newly formulated instant Eye Wrinkle Defence Cream helps you look younger and wrinkle free. This unique formula contains milk active ingredient that instantly tenses up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness. Milk contains nutritious protein due to its aminoacid content. Nourishes skin and promote younger looking skin through naturally replenished collagen and elastin fibers. Smooth the appearance of wrinkles; support skin renewal and immune function of the skin. Milk protein also provide antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and coenzyme Q10.

Resveratrol

The best sources of this antioxidant are: red grapes, red wine, peanuts, dark chocolate, berries, and pistachios.

Resveratrol is an antimicrobial shield against pollution, sun rays and environmental stressors.

Glutathione

Consuming glutathione rich food might not be enough to make great changes in your skin but is good to incorporate in your daily diet. Beef, fish, poultry, spinach, avocados, asparagus, okra broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, and watercress.

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that aids in cell repair and detoxify the skin.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 present in our body slowly diminishes as we get older and will start showing the signs of aging in our skin. The topical application protects the skin from free radical damage and helps stimulate collagen production.

TR Zell P-Centa sheep placenta nutritional supplements are a highly concentrated and purified form of cell therapy to rejuvenate your body. Contains resveratrol, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10.

How to apply skin care

Skin care has to be applied in order to prepare skin for better penetration/absorption and optimal results.

Application guide

 Morning routine

1- Wash your face with gentle cleanser and rinse with warm water.

2- Apply alcohol free toner to balance the pH in the skin.

3- Nourish your skin with serum.

4- Dab eye cream to maintain healthy skin around the eyes. The skin around the eyes are the most sensitive and tends to get thinner to form wrinkles and show signs of aging.

5- The most important is to moisturize your skin to maintain it hydrated during harsh weather.

6- Protect your skin with a sunscreen sealing barrier against the intense sun rays. Re-apply during mid afternoon when the sun is the strongest.

Night routine is really important to soothe the skin and repairs itself.

1- Make-up remover or oil cleanser to remove all the make-up, oil and dirt from the skin.

2- Use a exfoliating facial scrub with foaming face wash to prepare the skin to absorb the repairing nourishing boosters.

3- Apply toner with a cotton ball.

4- Eye Cream to protect the sensitive skin from other skin care products.

5- Use Ampules super boost of active ingredients to repair skin issues.

6- Apply serum to nourish the skin from environment aggression.

7- Night cream is a thicker protective layer to maintain maximum hydration and healthy skin.

Please let us know if you noticed a difference in your skin by trying these tips and leave us a comment. We would love to hear your story.

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Empowerment to embrace your natural beauty

Many women especially celebrities were encouraged to wear makeup in order to perfect all the time. The race towards today’s beauty standard can increase your insecurities to the point you don’t have the courage to walk out of the house without makeup. Women often feel that makeup is the perfect shield against judgment and often opt to put on this mask to feel comfortable and hide their insecurities of not being beautiful enough. The unrealistic beauty expectations that no human can achieve completely is a lost quest.

In 2016 Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in public in her journey toward self-empowerment to show her true face, mind, soul, thoughts, dreams, struggles, and emotional growth.  Keys only focus in enhancing her natural glow with a complete skin care regimen, serums, masks, rollers, oils, facials, spf, healthy meals and exercises. Many artist followed her path posting bared faced Instagram pictures.

True confidence and empowerment is to accept ones flaws and work to fix your skin issues instead of using makeup to cover it up to exude confidence. Many skin issues are due to bad habits that we need to fix from the inside out and protect the skin from the harsh environment. This will help to decrease the signs of aging in the long run, something that makeup won’t be able to cover.

In addition, love yourself and stay positive to supporting each other in the realization that worth isn’t based on looks. When you chose to wear makeup once in a while on a fancy occasion to change you look and have a dramatic red carpet entrance is awesome but not to depend on makeup to feel beautiful to please the tough audience.

Embrace your natural face with flaws and all.

Be proud to be you!

Korean skin care routine for radiant skin

 

They follow a multi-step regime

1. Double step cleansing – Cleansing two times is an important step of the skincare regime. The first step removes all traces of makeup, oil, and dirt with a liquid cleanser. Then a cleansing oil treatment eliminates bacteria and impurities from the face and neck. The second step use the mild foaming cleanser to wash the face in circular motion, using fingertips or use clarisonic’s brush to deeply clean pores and exfoliate your skin.

2. Korean women massage their face. Facial massages can increase blood circulation to give the skin a healthy glow. Massage your face following the contour of the facial muscles. begin from the cheekbones towards the temple. Then massage the the nose, forehead and the edge of the face. Lastly, use fingertips to massage the eyes to reduce puffiness.

3. Apply toner to clean face to help nourish the skin and reduce pores. The toner help hydrate and balance the skin pH level.

Elemis nourishing toner effectively tones skin, balances its pH level and preserves the natural oils, without the use of alcohol or harsh detergents, to reveal a radiant and hydrated complexion. Contains Extracts of Korean Ginseng, Quillaja Wood and Sweet Betty Flower help to revitalize and moisturize skin, leaving a radiant and hydrated complexion.

4. Essence is a nourishing liquid filled with nutrients for the skin. They contain ingredients that increases cell turnover to revitalize the skin.

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Mileox Pro Infutox Serum

5. Serums contains concentrated key active ingredients to address specific issues like brightening, dark spots, wrinkles, etc.

Mileox Pro Infutox Serum has photon red LED light has the most rejuvenation effect of the skin and increases the absorption of the serum to reduce aging fine lines, acne and pores.

Phyto Stem Cell Serum contained one of the most advanced formulas in cell growth repair and anti-aging. When used in combination with massager, the serum may penetrate effectively.

 

PBR Ampoules

6. Ampoule is a supercharged serum with even higher concentrations of active ingredients to give the skin an extra boost to help certain skin crisis in a shorter period of time.

PBR ampoule phyto placenta contains high concentration of botanical extracts with naturally occuring antioxidants which intervene in the metabolism of free radical and other substances produced by the oxidation of lipids at the cellular membrane level. Rich in amino acids and antioxidants, PBR helps protect your skin from being exposed to harmful pollution and enhances your beauty.
7. Face mask face mask infuse the active ingredients into the skin. It takes half hour for the ingredients to really penetrate your skin.
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SwissZell eye cream

8. Eye cream The skin around the eye is pretty thin. This area need to be hydrated and protected all day long. This will help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

SwissZell unique formula contains active ingredients that instantly tenses up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. They target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness.

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Gernetic Synchro

9. Face moisturizer Apply soothing moisturizer for long lasting hydration.

Gernetic Synchro rejuvenating, revitalising, nourishing cream, reestablishes the pH of the skin.

10. SPF Applying sunscreen everyday will protect your skin from UV rays to avoid the development of dark spots and wrinkles.

 

 

The difference between essence, serum and ampoule. The level of concentrated active ingredients and what issues you want to target more. When there are several issues with your skin you can target them individually. Use essence to shrink pores. Next use a serum to target fine lines and acne in higher concentrations. Then use ampoules for a supercharged boost of complete anti-aging skin cell rejuvenation. This powerful combination will show radiant skin within two weeks while multitasking products might take longer.

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Pillows: How They Can Be Harming (And Helping!) Your Skin

When it comes to helping your skin look its very best (younger, smoother, clearer), there are three things I know for sure:

1. Use well-formulated products for your unique skin type.

2. Sunscreen is the most powerful anti-aging product on the planet.

3. Your lifestyle choices matter.

In this post, I’ll be talking about one lifestyle choice, how you sleep at night on your pillow. You spend approximately 2,500 hours per year spent curled up with it, so good decisions matter depending on your skin concerns and what you’re looking to prevent or improve.

If you have under eye puffiness…you’ll want to sleep on two pillows at night. The theory here is that when your head is elevated, it helps to reduce fluid retention so you’re less puffy both in the face and under the eyes in the morning. (It’s also important to use light-weight eye cream to eliminate puffiness and keep it hydrated such as SwissZell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream.

If you have tired-looking skin…you’ll want to sleep on a single pillow that is thinner with a low elevation. The theory here is that during the daytime hours, you’re in an upright position for 16 hours and the blood can move away (downward) from the face making the skin look pale and tired in people who are genetically prone to this. So at night, you want to have your head as flat as possible (and ideally, tilted a bit backward) to re-balance that flow and stimulate circulation to the face to give an inner glow. It’s also why I suggest using a well-formulated and hydrating serum like this one.

If you have deep wrinkles that run from the nostril to the corner of the mouth – you’ll want to sleep on your back. Or if you’re a side sleeper, position your head on the lower corner of your pillow. The theory here is that to prevent the deep creases (known as “parentheses” or “marionette” lines), you want to avoid a squishing of the cheeks, which only exacerbates these lines that come naturally with age due to smiling and laughing.

If you have deep horizontal wrinkles across your neck – you’ll want to sleep on only one pillow that is thinner with a low elevation. The theory here is that if your head is elevated while you sleep (especially for those with shorter necks), you are creasing the skin by having your head tilted in a downward position. This is also known as “tech neck” where the 45-degree angle created when you hang your head down to look at your cell phone during the day causes premature folds and wrinkles in the neck. You always want to keep your head as straight as humanly possible. Someone once told me, “You’re only as young as your neck.”

If you have chest wrinkles above your breasts – you’ll want to sleep on your back. Known as “cleavage wrinkles”, these are deep, vertical creases caused by sleeping on your side, where gravity forces the top breast to bend farther past the body’s mid line than it should. Sleeping on your back is the best option for preventing these.

Note: If you’re a side sleeper but want to sleep on your back, some companies have invented pillows that can help train you into this new position. I’ve never tried any of them but have come across them online through the years, so do an internet search for these to see what you can find.

If you’re prone to breakouts…many people don’t realize this, but when sleeping on your pillowcase for 7-8 hours a night, you are transferring a lot of oil from both your hair and face onto the pillowcase. Oil ends up on your face when you sleep on your stomach or side. And because oil breeds bacteria which then leads to breakouts, it only makes sense that you’d want to sleep on a clean pillowcase every night.

My professional suggestion is to get two nights out of the same pillowcase. You can achieve this by sleeping on one side of the pillow on one night and then flipping it over on the second night. After two nights, you’ll want to replace your pillowcase with a fresh, clean one. I’ve heard that there are pillowcases made with materials other than cotton that supposedly are more breathable so that your skin doesn’t absorb dirt and oil. If you’re really serious about your skin and want to prevent breakouts, you may want to look into those types. 

And of course cleansing your skin before you go to bed to remove the day’s dirt, bacteria, germs and makeup is essential to keep breakouts under control. A day’s worth of oil on the skin (and bacteria from touching your face all day) will cause more breakouts than just a dirty pillowcase, so please make sure you are diligent about washing your face daily.

How To Get Clear & Healthy Skin

No one likes blemishes and everyone tries to avoid them. But with rising pollution and increasing levels of stress, keeping the odd blemish at bay is near impossible, which leads to the ever present question of how to get clear skin?

While there’s a plethora of products out there to try when it comes truly understanding how to get clear skin a slap dash approach won’t cut it. You need those designed to cleanse your pores, hydrate your skin and even-out your complexion.

But achieving the holy grail of clear skin isn’t only a topical situation. It starts in the kitchen with inflammation fighting smoothie ingredients and moves onto the bedroom: do you have enough downtime for skin regeneration? Beauty sleep isn’t just a very overused phrase, it’s an actual bodily process and does affect whether you have glowing skin or not.

So dermatologists, nutritionists and cosmetologists explain exactly how to get clear skin and how to maintain it. Think of this as your ultimate guide to skin clarity, health and how to get clear skin.

WHAT CAUSES ACNE

Firstly, you need to be aware of what causes breakouts in the first place. These factors, whether combined or on their own, are the biggest culprits against your efforts when it comes to how to get clear skin.

– Using old cosmetics and unclean brushes
– Hormone imbalances caused by factors like the contraceptive pill
– Stripping oils with harsh skincare products
– Stress
– High GI foods (like potatoes and white bread)
– Dairy
– Germs from your phone and pillowcase
– Friction and rubbing from bed-sheets
– Changing skincare products regularly or introducing more than one new skincare product at a time

EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO GET CLEAR SKIN

HOW TO GET CLEAR SKIN NATURALLY

1. Don’t Overdo It

When it comes to how to get clear skin, you need to use a gentle face wash that won’t upset the pH balance of your skin. “As soon as an individual has a breakout, there is a tendency to obsess about skin cleansing”, says Dr Justine Hextall, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist.

“By the time I see acne patients they’re often suffering more because of harsh cleansing routines, rather than the original problem. Think less is more. If your skin feels tight after washing your face or putting on a mask, then you have probably stripped off your natural oils and unbalanced the pH of your skin”.

2. Exfoliate

Most of the time breakouts occur due to a combination of dead skin cells and natural oils mixing together to create a plug that clogs your pores. By getting rid of these dead skin cells, you eliminate this chance.

However, harsh exfoliators can lead to irritated skin and micro tears, which are more susceptible to bacteria, so try to use gentle exfoliators that contain natural ingredients.

HOW TO GET CLEAR SKIN OVERNIGHT WITHOUT PRODUCTS

While there’s no magic potion that’s going to give you crystal clear skin overnight, these nightly rituals can help you along your way.

3. Get Some Downtime

Cells that produce sebum have receptors for stress hormones, so when you’re stressed, you produce more sebum, increasing the chance of clogging your pores.

In addition to this, when we experience stress, our adrenal gland goes into overdrive and increases our androgens (male hormones). Higher androgen levels can lead to more acne.

Take out ten minutes for meditation, or if you do want to throw in a product, give yourself a relaxing face mask.

4. Practice Facial Massage

The Chinese philosophy of Qi/Chi stimulating massage as well as Reflexology therapy believe that by pressing certain points of the body, facial acne can be cured.

According to the ancient science, the body consists of energy centres or energy meridians which are responsible for our overall health and wellness.

By manipulating these meridians you’re able to make the energy flow normally again and restore your skin’s balance. Plus, you’ll promote blood flow and increase circulation, which will feed your skin.

If you do want to add a product into your massage routine, “massage an anti-oxidant oil in your skin at night to de-stress your skin, whilst ensuring excellent hydration and that all-important wind-down before sleep”, says Dr Hextall.

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5. Don’t Use Hot Water

Does your skin feel itchy when you get out of the shower? If it does, your water is too hot.

Not only can this lead to uneven skin tone, it can also result in dry, flaky skin.

“The hotter the shower (or bath) the more the water will remove natural skin oil and dry your skin out”, says Dr Hextall. Avoid this problem by washing your face with lukewarm water.

6. Look At Labels

You should know what you’re putting on your face, but that’s not always the case. What’s worse, a lot of skincare and makeup products out there contain highly comedogenic ingredients, meaning they clog your pores.

Try to steer clear of petroleum and petroleum byproducts, like silicone and dimethicone. And instead look for calming anti-inflammatory ingredients like calendula, chamomile, clay and niacinamide to soothe irritated, red skin.

7. Wear SPF

In a recent study published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, it was found that sun cream not only protects your skin from sun damage, it can also reverse the signs of photo-ageing, like wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation.

The study, sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson’s Skin Research Centre and led by dermatologists Steven Wang and James Leyden, showed improvements in the many signs of ageing caused by the sun. This included things like texture, overall tone, and fine lines.

Participants who applied a moisturizer containing SPF 30, saw improvements of 52 percent in mottled pigmentation, 40 percent in skin texture, and 41 percent in skin clarity after one year of use.

So if you’re using sun cream on holiday, you’re partly there. But, you should really be applying it every day. Even on the days when it seems like the sun doesn’t even exist. Because it does. Always.

 

 

 

How To Get Radiant Skin On A Long Flight

From wheels-up to touchdown, flights can wreak havoc on your skin. Plane air is just plain gross—and drying. Whether traveling for fun or business, with all the time wasted in flight, you want to land with your best foot – and face – forward. Check out these radiant skin tips to help you improve your next long-haul flight and arrive looking like you’ve been relaxing in first class for hours.

Start the night before.

The key is to start early. On the night before a big trip, it’s important to exfoliate your face to remove any dead skin cells that may have been building up. This will also help your skin better absorb all the products you use later, so you can stay more hydrated for longer.

Remove your makeup.

Remove all of your makeup as soon as you board the plane, ideally with a milk-based cleanser so as to nourish at the same time as deep cleansing. If you prefer to do this in your seat you can use a micellar water on a cotton pad instead. I don’t care for makeup remover wipes, they’re just not that great for your skin and the perfectionist in me doesn’t really believe they remove all traces of makeup, dirt and debris.

Moisturize.

After you’ve landed at your destination, it’s time to restore the hydration that the plane ride may have stolen. Slather on a moisturizer or face cream. The SwissZell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum, powerful serum enhances cellular DNA, healing and repairing the skin from within!  packed with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, locking in moisture and leaving you with an instant glow. Follow with SwissZell Eye cream for your eye contour and added skin glam.

Get some sleep.

Sleep is super important to maintaining a great complexion, so take a good quality block out mask with silk or felt lining, earplugs and — my secret that I swear by — personal humidifying breathing mask. It traps and recycles your own moisture in your breath and prevents dehydration and airborne viruses.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to stock your bag with the (travel-size) essentials to get you there looking fresh-faced.

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well may be as simple as adopting these (mostly) easy everyday habits.

1. Maintain a positive attitude.

You are what you think you are when it comes to aging. Seniors who think of age as a means to wisdom and overall satisfaction are more than 40 percent more likely to recover from a disability than those who see aging as synonymous with helplessness or uselessness, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association.

2. Eat Healthy

Nutrition plays a major role in how your body ages. The latest research shows that a low-glycemic diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is healthiest. One great example is the Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, whole grains, nuts, and red wine (in moderation!). It also involves eating fish twice each week and cutting back on salt. Research shows that this type of diet may help you age better by warding off heart attacks, strokes, and premature death.

To age well and live longer, it’s best to stick to a balanced diet that consists of about 2.5 cups of vegetables, 1.5 to two cups of fruit, six ounces of grains, three cups of dairy, and five ounces of protein each day.

3. Exercise regularly.

Staying active is a vital part of aging well. The average woman can lose 23 percent of her muscle mass between ages of 30 and 70. You lose muscle more rapidly as you age, but exercise—resistance workouts in particular—can increase mass and strength, even well into your 90s. Staying fit may also reduce age-related memory loss, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Plus, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for approximately 60 to 70 percent of all dementia cases, adding that increasing physical activity can decrease this statistic by 25 percent. That’s because exercise strengthens the hippo-campus, the region of the brain associated with learning.

4. Skincare routine.

Being a creature of habit can work in your favor—at least when it comes to your skin. Add eye cream to your skin care, if you don’t have a quality eye cream in your skin-care arsenal, you’re seriously missing out. Some of you may be struggling to get rid of puffiness and dark circles under and around your eyes. We created Swiss Zell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream for morning and evening ($125, swisszell.com).

5. Protect your skin from the sun.

Too much time in the sun can cause wrinkles, not to mention cancer. But wearing sunscreen can help prevent your skin’s aging. And while the sun’s UV rays do trigger vitamin D production, which is essential for bone health, that’s hardly a good reason to expose yourself. After a few minutes of sun, your skin stops making vitamin D…and starts making skin cancer. Most people get plenty of Vitamin D, but if you think you’re not, try eating more salmon or even eggs (also eat the yolk).

6. Get beauty sleep.

You probably know that you should snooze for seven to nine hours each night. But did you know that not sleeping enough may mean a higher risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Plus, naps can improve memory and even help make up for missing nightly sleep. And it turns out that “beauty sleep” isn’t a myth. During sleep, your body releases a growth hormone that helps restore collagen and elastin, the essential building blocks of young, healthy skin. Recent studies have also shown a connection between insomnia and accelerated aging of the brain.

In other words, chronic lack of sleep adversely affects your brain’s function and speeds up the aging process.

DOES DRY SKIN CAUSE WRINKLES?

It’s a common belief of many since dry skin often appears more wrinkled. Good news: There’s no truth to the rumors. Dry skin—whether inherited or acquired doesn’t cause wrinkles. Ahead, we are sharing some of the facts straight on the connection between dry skin and wrinkles and some tips on how to keep signs of skin aging at bay!

WHAT’S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DRY SKIN AND WRINKLES?

While dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles, it certainly accentuates them. When skin is dehydrated or dry, issues like wrinkling, sagging, and flaking will appear more exaggerated. Contrarily, skin that’s hydrated can look plump, moist, and smooth, making wrinkles appear less pronounced. So, if you want your wrinkles to be less likely to catch public eye, apply moisturizer religiously. Not only can doing so help camouflage your wrinkles, your skin will look healthier and will be more hydrated because of it.

Important: Keep in mind that applying basic moisturizer to your skin is just a temporary way to make wrinkles appear less apparent. To help reduce their appearance over time, you’ll need an action plan that involves anti-aging formulas, lifestyle changes, and sometimes seek for professional intervention. Read more below!

SO, WHAT DOES CAUSE WRINKLES?

So if dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles, what does? We’re glad you asked. Here are a few factors that can cause wrinkles to crop up on your complexion:

  1. Intrinsic Aging: As we age, our skin naturally loses moisture, breaks down collagen and elastin—two key components of skin that appears plump and youthful—and undergoes a slower rate of cellular turnover.
  2. UV Rays: One of the biggest reasons why wrinkles appear is due to unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB rays. You know the collagen and elastin we just spoke of? These damaging rays can get a head start on breaking them down, which speeds up the natural aging process and makes wrinkles and sagging more likely to appear prematurely.
  3. Smoking: Smoking can damage collagen and elastin, as well, leading to accelerated signs of aging like loose, sagging skin. You might not notice any harmful sides effects now, but the more you smoke—and the longer you smoke—the more skin wrinkling you’re likely to have down the line.
  4. Pollution: Air pollution is one of the leading causes of skin wrinkling, but many don’t take the proper precautions to protect themselves. Pollution—from city smog to second-hand smoke—causes free radicals to form which can latch onto collagen and break it down.
  5. Menopause:During menopause, many women experience a deficiency in their main estrogenic hormone, B-Estradiol, which can cause a break down in the supportive fat that lies beneath the skin’s surface. Thus, it’s possible to see sagging and a wrinkled appearance as a result of menopause.
  6. Repeated Facial Expressions:Frequent and exaggerated facial movements—think: squinting and frowning can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Since skin loses its flexibility as it ages, the grooves that form as a result of these facial movements may no longer spring back in place.

HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF WRINKLES? 

As you can see, wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors some of which can be controlled and others that (unfortunately) can’t. While we can’t turn back the hands of time or make UV rays disappear altogether, there are steps we can take to help reduce premature skin aging and/or help reduce the appearance of any wrinkles already on our face.

  1. Quit Smoking: by cutting the habit, you’ll significantly reduce your chances of premature skin aging.
  2. Wear Sunscreen SPF: You can’t stop the sun from shining, but you can keep your skin protected from harmful rays that can wreak havoc. Wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher each and every day—even when it’s cloudy.
  3. Eat a Balanced Diet: Some nutrients that may benefit the skin include antioxidants, vitamins A, C, D, and E, omega-3-fatty acids, and certain proteins. It’s yet to be proven if there is, in fact, a definitive link between diet and wrinkles, but it never hurts to eat a well-balanced diet anyway, right?
  4. Look for Wrinkle-Fighting Formulas: In addition to antioxidants applied topically, reach for formulations boasting retinol—an anti-aging powerhouse—and/or hyaluronic acid. Whether it’s day cream, night cream, eye cream, or serum, these ingredients can help skin look suppler and less wrinkly.

 

 

 

5 ASIAN SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN

Have you seen those beautiful Asian ladies and how serious they are when it comes to their skin care rituals. For example the BB cream rave? No wonder their skin look so radiant and flawless. Now we can get a glimpse of the ingredients these ladies are putting on their skin.

  1. PEARL

In Chinese medicine, they crush pearls in herbal formulas to calm the spirit, promote skin regeneration and reduce inflammation.  This beauty staple, rumored to be the beauty secret of ancient Chinese royalty, contains amino acids, minerals and calcium, which can benefit the skin. “Recent studies have shown that pearl powder can help stimulate fibroblasts, which in turn can stimulate collagen production.

  1. SNAIL MUCIN

Studies suggest that snail mucin can aid in collagen formation and repair signs of photo-aging and acne scarring. Snail mucin is naturally high in hyaluronic acid (great for moisture) and antioxidants. It helps the skin heal faster.

  1. KOREAN GINSENG

Korean ginseng contains 42 natural minerals, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients vital to the human body. Avid ginseng tea drinkers believe it improves their memory, concentration and physical stamina. As a skin care ingredient, it helps stimulate and activate the skin’s metabolism and blood flow, regenerating and toning the skin in the process. It also brightens the skin, making it a viable treatment for pigmentation issues.

  1. TURMERIC

Did you know that turmeric—the same ingredient that makes nasi goreng and Indian curry so savory—is one of South Asia’s best-kept skin care secrets? Known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric helps maintain skin health by fighting acne-causing bacteria and neutralizing free-radical damage, a key cause of premature aging.

  1. MATCHA GREEN TEA

Matcha possesses antioxidant levels six times higher than goji berries, seven times higher than dark chocolate, 17 times higher than wild blueberries and 60 times higher than spinach. When used topically, you get to infuse all of the wonderful healing and nutritious properties. And while rinsing off, you get the added benefit of a gentle and thorough exfoliation.

Are you a fan of these Eastern ingredients? How did these help improve your skin? Share your thoughts with us on the comments section below.

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