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COMBINE SKIN CARE AND MAKE UP TO LOOK YOUNGER

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Aging is something that just about everybody dreads, with many investing heavily in ways to help them look years younger than their age. However, with the right combination of skin care techniques and makeup application, you will be able to instantly give your complexion a much more youthful radiance.

 

Moisturizer Before Foundation

If you are in a rush, it can be all-too-tempting to simply slap on some foundation before heading out the door, but doing this without any moisturizer underneath will mean that your skin will have to draw out all of the moisture from your foundation in order to stay hydrated. This will then magnify any wrinkles, dark patches, and any other blemishes you were trying to cover up, making moisturizer before foundation an absolutely essential combination.

 

The Perfect Pout

As the body ages, the lips begin to lose volume and start to thin out, and, with the mouth often being the focal point of the face, this can immediately make you look much older than you really are. Lip care begins with the delicate skin on lips, as this needs to be exfoliated on a regular basis to keep lips smooth and boost circulation. When it comes to the lipstick that you use, it is best choosing one that contains anti-aging ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, which will keep your lips hydrated and plump. In terms of colors, dark shades of lipstick will only make your face appear washed out, but shades that feature a vibrant pop of color can really brighten up the face.

 

A Safe, Healthy Glow

There is no denying the anti-aging appeal that a bronzed healthy glow can have, but soaking up the sun’s rays will only damage your skin. However, there are many ways in which you can fake a bronzed tan, with a gradual self-tanner being one of the most popular, as the color from this builds up slowly, minimizing streaks and looking extremely natural. On your face, a cream blush can really help to lift your complexion, and will blend well over any fine lines you may have.

 

Eye Cream Before Eye Makeup

The eyes change quite significantly with age, with eyelids become much more hooded, and the skin experiencing an onset of wrinkles. This can often make applying eye makeup quite the challenge, but using an eye cream first will make the task much easier. An eye cream will help to plump up the skin around the eyes, while reducing any dark circles or areas of puffiness, meaning that your eye makeup will be able to glide on much easier, and sit naturally on your skin.

 

Everybody has their own go-to anti-aging tricks, but using the right combination of skin care and makeup will definitely benefit just about everyone. By understanding how both of these can complement each other, you will be able to protect and enhance your skin, giving it a naturally youthful glow.

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ANTI AGING ADVICE FOR SUN WORSHIPPERS

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While the sun is known to be extremely damaging to the skin, and is responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, there is no denying the satisfaction that comes from basking in its balmy warmth. If you tend to spend more time than average out in the sun, be sure to take these anti-aging steps necessary in order to maintain a youthful complexion.

 

A Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

 In order to stay protected, it is essential that your skin is always covered with a layer of sunscreen throughout the day, and this needs to be a broad spectrum formula in order to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. When it comes to SPF, 15 is usually adequate, but research has shown that the majority of people do not use enough sunscreen on each application, which is why SPF 30 is recommended.

 

Invest in a Pair of UV Blocking Sunglasses

The skin around the eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, which is why this is usually the first area to show visible signs of aging. To give this part of your face some extra protection, invest in a pair of sunglasses that are designed to block at least 99% of UV light. While many sunglasses may claim that they are able to block these damaging rays, you need to keep an eye out for the percentage in order to make sure that their level of protection is sufficient.

 

Antioxidant-Rich Foods

There are certain foods out there that have been proven to be able to increase the skin’s ability to protect itself from harmful UV rays, all of which contain high levels of antioxidants. From oily fish that contains plenty of omega 3, to fruits and vegetables that are red or orange in color, to dark leafy greens, try to incorporate more of these foods into your diet when you know you will be spending extra time in the sun.

 

Stay Hydrated

When it comes to the formation of wrinkles, skin dehydration is one of the key factors that plays into this, as dehydrated skin is much more vulnerable to external stressors. Since the sun can quickly dehydrate the body, it is important for sun worshippers to stay constantly hydrated. This means that you should always keep your skin moisturized externally.

 

As effective as all of these anti-aging tips may be, those who spend large amounts of time in the sun are still likely to age at a much quicker rate than those who keep their skin protected. The only way for a sun worshipper to really keep aging at bay is to begin making changes when it comes to their sun-loving lifestyle, figuring out ways to spend less time in the sun and more time in the shade.

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ANTI AGING TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL HEALTHY SKIN

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Everybody wants beautiful, healthy skin, but this can be difficult to maintain as the body ages. Whether you happen to be in your 20’s or your 50’s, here are some anti-aging tips that will benefit just about everyone.

Be Dedicated to Sun Protection

 The sun is responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, which is why the most useful anti-aging tip out there is to be diligent when it comes to sun protection. The sun’s UV rays can travel through thick cloud and glass, which is why sunscreen needs to be worn everyday throughout the year, even on cloudy days when you will be staying inside. Not only will this help to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, but it will also cut back on the number of sun spots that you experience as you age, and will save you from many other, more serious, health issues.

 

A Richer Moisturizer as You Age

As the body ages, the skin’s natural barrier weakens, meaning that not only is the skin more susceptible to environmental damage, but it is also not able to retain sufficient moisture, which soon leads to dryness, and therefore exacerbated wrinkles and fine lines. This means that, as you age, you should be continuously switching to a richer and thicker moisturizer, and applying this more frequently throughout the day.

 

Invest in Retinol

If there is only one ingredient that you use when it comes to your anti-aging quest, retinol should be it, as this vitamin A derivative has been proven so many times to be the most effective anti-aging ingredient out there. From stimulating the cell turnover process to healing damaged skin to increasing the production of collagen, retinol is an ingredient that everybody should be aware of.

 

A Skin-Boosting Diet

While the products that you apply on to your skin are extremely important, so are the ingredients that you put into your body, and a healthy diet that supports your skin is one of the best anti-aging tricks out there. Foods such as caffeine and alcohol will dehydrate your skin, while processed foods and sugars will break down the glucose within your body, aging you even faster. A balanced diet that contains plenty of whole foods and antioxidants, which come from fruits and vegetables of every color, is best for your skin, along with plenty of protein to help build collagen.

Although you cannot completely put a stop to aging, you most certainly can have an influence over the way in which, as well as the rate at which, your skin ages. From consuming a nutritionally balanced diet to being diligent about sun protection, these tips may seem basic, but they are some of the most effective ones out there.

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANTI-AGING AND ANTI-POLLUTION

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While you may think that anti-aging is your biggest concern, you should also be taking into account the link between aging and pollution. Pollution particles wreak havoc on the skin, speeding up cellular aging and causing hyperpigmentation, so in order to tackle your aging issues, you also need to minimize the harmful effects that pollution is having on your skin.

The Skin’s Protective Barrier

The very external layer of skin is a protective barrier, that keeps impurities out while retaining moisture and nutrients. As the body ages, this barrier begins to weaken, and this is exactly the same effect that pollution has on the skin. The free radicals found in pollution not only damage this protective barrier, but also skin cells, cellular structures, and even DNA. This can then lead to a whole array of issues, with the most common being dehydration, due to the fact that your skin’s damaged barrier is not able to retain sufficient moisture. Inflammation is another common result of pollution, as well as of aging, and this is due to the oxidative stress that free radicals cause.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are known to have some incredible effects, from strengthening the skin’s barrier to healing damaged cells. When it comes to strengthening this barrier, vitamin E is one of the most effective antioxidants out there, protecting your skin from the environment, while vitamin C also brings with it many benefits, with one of them being its vital role in the production of collagen. While skin care products containing these vitamins will definitely bring about some improvements, it is important to also boost your skin’s antioxidant levels from within, by incorporating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts into your diet. This will go a long way when it comes to countering the effects of both aging as well as pollution.

Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing

While cleansing, toning and mositurizing is beneficial for just about everyone, this becomes crucial if you are trying to find a way to protect your skin from both aging and pollution. Cleansing every evening will ensure that you clear away any solid pollution particles that have settled onto your skin, preventing them from burrowing in and causing irritation. While toning is optional, this will ensure that any particles left behind by the cleanser have been well and truly removed, while a layer of moisturizer afterwards will give your skin some added protection from environmental stressors.

While each of these steps may help to protect your skin from both aging and pollution, it is important to remember that consistency is key. In order to experience maximum benefits, you need to be bestowing this level of care upon your skin, from a fresh, varied diet to a dedicated cleansing routine, each and every day.

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SELECTING THE RIGHT ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS

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Anti-aging products have exploded in popularity over the years, to the point where the seemingly endless array of products now available can often seem quite overwhelming. Rather than picking products at random to try on your skin, here are some tips on how to select the right anti-aging products the first time round, so that your skin experiences nothing but incredible benefits.

 

Choosing a Sunscreen

With the sun being responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, sunscreen is one of the most important anti-aging products that you can buy. In addition to picking a sunscreen that is broad spectrum, water resistant, and with an SPF of 30 or higher, you also need to decide between physical and chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens are the most widely available, and work by absorbing the sun’s damaging rays, but can often contain ingredients that irritate the skin. Physical sunscreens use physical UV filters to deflect the sun’s rays, but these rub off quite easily so need to be reapplied even more frequently than chemical sunscreens.

 

Matching Products to Skin Type

When purchasing new skin care products, whether they may be anti-aging or otherwise, your skin will only be able to receive maximum benefits if the product has been formulated to suit your skin type. If you have oily skin and you use a product for dry skin, you are likely going to be adding more oil to your face, while those with dry skin using a product designed for oily skin will end up stripping their face of all of their remaining natural oils, exacerbating the dryness. This is why it is so important to pick products that have been designed for your skin type, as they will be able to give your skin exactly what it needs in order to thrive.

 

Prioritize Your Anti-Aging Concerns

There is no single product that can treat all of the signs of skin aging, which is why you will need quite the selection in your arsenal. However, in order to really make a difference, you should examine your skin and prioritize your anti-aging concerns, before picking the most important one to target, whether this may be wrinkles, dark spots or a dull complexion. Once you have chosen an issue, seek out products that are specifically designed to target this, and, once you have this issue under control, you can then move on to seeking out treatments for the next.

When it comes to anti-aging products, you need to remember to have realistic expectations, as they are not going to shave years off of your age overnight. Instead, their effectiveness will increase with the frequency in which you use the products, making it important that you really commit to the products that you end up choosing.

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF AGING

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Your lifestyle has a huge impact on the way in which you age, and it really is possible to stop the clock simply by making a few healthy changes. From engaging in regular physical activity to maintaining a positive attitude, these are just a few of the ways in which you can minimize the effects of aging.

A Healthy Diet 

When it comes to slowing down the aging process, a healthy diet is absolutely key. Currently, the Japanese are most likely to live to 100 out of all other countries in the world, and this is largely attributed to the foods that they eat. From consuming copious amounts of green tea, which is one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there, to eating plenty of nuts and oily fish, both of which are high in omega-3 fats and reduce the risk of chronic disease, there are many ways to change your diet to make it healthier. Whole foods rather than processed foods are vital, as are fresh fruits and vegetables and unrefined grains.

A Positive Mental Outlook 

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, aspects such as diet and exercise are often the first to be examined, but a positive mental attitude can be just as important. Studies have shown strong links between longevity and positivity, with those who embrace aging, looking at it as an opportunity rather than a hindrance, experiencing far less of the dreaded effects of aging.

Regular Physical Activity 

Exercise boosts the body in so many different ways, from building bone mass to strengthening the heart to increasing blood flow, which then has a positive effect on the brain. Studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways in which to prevent the loss of mobility that usually accompanies aging, so if you are not currently engaging in regular physical activity, now is the time to start. This does not need to be anything too intense, as even a brisk 30-minute walk every evening would still bring you some fantastic benefits.

Stress Management 

Stress is seriously aging, and while it would be near impossible to completely cut all sources of stress out of your life, there are certainly many ways in which you can better manage stress when it does arise. Everybody deals with stress differently, so you may need to try out a few different techniques before finding some that really work for you. Whether this may be yoga and meditation, physical activity, having some “me time” doing something that you love, or spending time with loved ones to boost your mood, try to keep stress levels to a minimum as much as you can.

There is a direct correlation between lifestyle habits and aging, making it so important to develop healthier habits as early on in life as possible. From adjusting your diet to include healthier foods to making a conscious effort to manage your stress rather than allowing it to overcome you, following these tips will soon have you well on your way to slowing down your natural aging process.

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SLOWING DOWN THE AGING PROCESS

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Aging is a part of life that many people dread, and can actually be accelerated by a number of different factors, from sugar intake to stress. While these may be hard to completely avoid, there are still several steps that you can take that will help you to slow down the rate at which your body ages.

An Anti-Aging Diet

Your diet plays such a huge role in the aging process, and in addition to cutting back on refined, processed foods, there are also certain anti-aging foods that you can begin to eat more of. Antioxidants are beneficial to just about every part of the body, from your arteries to your skin, and foods such as green tea, wild-caught fish and dark leafy greens are extremely high in these. Berries also contain powerful antioxidants that maintain the muscles and prevent cancer, while herbs are able to cleanse and detox the body, removing the toxins that accelerate aging. When it comes to foods to avoid, sugars, grains, hydrogenated oils and alcohol are all at the top of the list, and will most likely only speed up the aging process.

Stress Management

Stress, especially chronic stress, is a major contributing factor when it comes to premature aging, because the cortisol that your body releases as a response to this stress can severely damage your health over time. This makes stress management essential if you want to slow down the aging process, and while this may seem near-impossible to some, this is likely to only be due to the fact that you have not yet found a stress management method that works for you. While some find relaxation techniques, from yoga to meditation, to be helpful, others choose to release their stress through physical activity. Making time in your life for fun is also important, even if this means learning how to manage your time in a different way.

Regularly Detox

Since toxins severely accelerate the aging process, it is important to regularly detox your body, clearing it of this harmful toxic environment. From drinking lemon water instead of coffee each morning to eating plenty of fiber to keep your bowels moving, to drinking a couple of litres of water a day to flush your body out, there are many ways in which you can detox. Certain foods are known for being able to enhance the detoxification process, such as broccoli, due to its sulfur and folic acid content, and milk thistle, which has been proven to be extremely effective at cleansing the liver. Exercise will also help, as your body will sweat away toxins, so you should also spend some time in a sauna if you can.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Aging might be inevitable, but you can certainly do your bit to enjoy younger-looking skin for longer. Invest in an anti-aging skin care routine that covers the basics of skin care and also includes special treatments such as deep peels, wrinkle treatments and face masks to give your skin the right cocktail of ingredients it needs to rediscover its youthful glow. Don’t go about expecting results overnight, but continued use of your skin care products coupled with the right lifestyle habits should go a long way in helping you bring back a softer, more supple look and feel to your skin.

While aging cannot be avoided completely, it can most certainly be slowed down, and there are several ways in which you can do this. From paying attention to the amount at which you detox your body, to ensuring that you do not experience chronic stress, these tips are all key when it comes to developing anti-aging lifestyle habits.

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GREAT ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE TIPS

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There are so many different anti-aging techniques out there, and while some of them may seem quite unrealistic, there are others that have been proven, multiple times, to really work. While these anti-aging skin care tips may not seem as though they would make much of a difference individually, you will be surprised at how much the health of your skin will improve if you decide to combine and implement a few of these easy changes.

Remove Eye Makeup Gently

The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate, and if you pull or tug on this area, or on your lashes or lids, while removing your makeup, this will cause damage that will build up over time. Instead, use a soaked cotton wool pad and press this onto your eyes, giving it a couple of seconds to soak in before gently wiping it downwards.

Monthly Facials

Even if you take the best possible care of your skin yourself, a monthly facial still has a number of advantages. From rebalancing your pores to boosting circulation, set aside some time each month to visit a professional and have your skin pampered.

Daily SPF

With the sun being responsible for up to 90% of all facial wrinkles, it goes without saying that daily SPF is absolutely vital. There are plenty of choices out there, from mineral powders to chemical lotions, so make sure that you have a go-to sunscreen that you apply on a daily basis.

Beauty Sleep

The time in which your body is sleeping is when your cells work to heal and repair themselves, making it extremely important to be getting a sufficient amount of sleep each night. While everybody’s needs are different, the recommended amount of sleep for an adult is between seven and nine hours, and this is definitely necessary if you want your skin to thrive.

Retinol

A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is known for being one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients out there. If you do not yet use a retinol product, then now is the time to start, as it is able to combat a wide range of anti-aging issues.

A Clean Cellphone

Your cellphone comes into contact with so many different surfaces on a daily basis, and, when you press it against your skin, all of these germs are transferred onto your face. To prevent this, keep some wipes with you at all times, and give your cellphone a quick clean a couple of times a day.

Weekly Facial Masks

Since a facial mask remains on your skin for much longer than other skin care products, the ingredients are able to penetrate far deeper, and have quite a significant effect. Whether you opt for a hydrating cream mask or a detox clay mask, using this once a week should be sufficient for revitalizing your skin.

Silk Pillowcase

When your skin rubs against a cotton pillowcase at night, the friction that is caused can have quite the detrimental effect. Using a silk or satin pillowcase is the best way to avoid this, as this minimizes the amount of friction caused, keeping your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.

Lip Care

The lips are an area that is often neglected, but your lips can end up showing your true age if you are not careful. To keep them looking youthful, make sure that you are exfoliating and moisturizing them on a regular basis, giving them the same level of care that you provide to your skin.


Each of these anti-aging skin care tips can really make a huge difference when it comes to the health of your skin. From utilizing a retinol product to being aware of the germs that live on your cellphone, these tips will help you to maintain your youthful appearance for many more years to come.

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THE INCREDIBLE VITAMIN A

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Often called one of the best wrinkle fighters, vitamin A really packs a punch when it comes to normalizing skin functions and rectifying skin issues. Many praise its anti-aging abilities, calling it the gold standard of skin care because of its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. There is no magic pill against aging, but certain vitamins certainly come close in terms of improving the quality and appearance of your skin. So if you’re serious about reducing your dull skin, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, vitamin A is the right ingredient to look for in your skin care. This infographic from OROGOLD Cosmetics highlights vitamin A explains all the details you could want to know about this vitamin including how it works, its different forms and where it can be found.

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