Beauty

Looking Beautiful at Any Age

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For many having beautiful skin is a dream. They battle each day with blemishes and combination skin and as they grow older their skin is dry and oily, sagging and fine lines are now prominent wrinkles. Having soft, smooth, clear and refreshed skin doesn’t have to be a dream, you can make it a reality. While genetics does play a small role, your skin’s appearance is mostly a direct result of your lifestyle. Things like a poor diet, bad habits, fluctuating weight and over exposure to the sun all contribute to how your skin looks. The good news is that since most of what you see is self-inflicted, you can take steps to improve your skin’s appearance and enjoy healthier looking skin.  

Free radicals

You’ve probably heard free radicals mentioned from time to time, maybe even on your favorite moisturizer bottle. When your system gets weak, weak bonds create free radicals. Their purpose is to damage healthy cells. If you don’t provide your body with the nutrients it needs they can multiply quickly causing all sorts of damage to your skin’s appearance, from the inside out. Vitamins A, C and E are rich in antioxidants and beta carotene. This awesome combination can reduce the number of free radicals that can form in the body by breaking the chains. Foods like walnuts, blueberries, spinach, kiwi and types of beans, along with green tea, are rich in these necessary antioxidants. Many doctors recommend 5 plus servings a day of fruits and vegetables to not only keep your skin soft and supple but also to reduce your chances of developing diseases like heart disease and types of cancer. 

Products that help hydrate and repair the skin

As you age your skin can begin to produce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dry patches and develop uneven skin tone. While there is no way to prevent the natural aging process, there are ways to reduce the visible signs for a bit longer. Aragon and coconut oil have the amazing ability to hydrate, soften and strengthen the skin from the inside out. They can reduce free radicals, increase the development of collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Silicone Fusion Technology is another way to improve your skin’s overall appearance from the inside out. While designed for use on the face, this medical grade silicone pad conditions and diminishes skin discoloration, age spots, fine lines, stretch marks and wrinkles with continued use. 

Maintaining a steady weight

If you’ve struggled most of your life with weight issues, you’re not alone. More than 60% of American women are obese or overweight. Part of this is a result of processed foods and a busy lifestyle that prevents many women from making the proper choices when it comes to what they eat. Modifying your diet and counting calories is a good way to at least physically see what you put into your body each day. A greasy burger at lunchtime with saturated french fries might taste good but it’s adding weight and setting you up for health issues later on in life. Greasy foods also make your skin lifeless, making it difficult to acquire a healthy glow even with blush caked on. If you want to maintain a steady weight you need to eat foods that fuel your body and not store fat. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, leans meats, fish (omega-3) and nuts are all good for the body providing energy, antioxidants, omega-3s and protein. 

Exercise more than for weight loss

When people say they need to start exercising, it’s usually because they’ve gained a few pounds over a holiday weekend. The truth is that staying physically active does more for your body than help you remove excess weight. Exercise increases your heart rate, improves your blood flow and makes you sweat. A vigorous workout can give you back a higher metabolism for many hours after your workout. It can also remove toxins from the body, energize you, reduce stress and improve your focus. One intense workout of 60 to 90 minutes can literally have a positive effect on your body, soul and mind. Since your metabolism stays at an improved rate for many hours after you’ll continue to burn the calories you eat. Working out 2 to 3 times per week can get you into shape faster and give you back your healthy glow.  

While there is no fountain of youth to drink from, if you improve your diet, exercise 2 to 3 times a week, avoid bad habits like smoking and alcohol and use products like Dermaclara Silicone Fusion to improve your skin from the inside out, you can achieve a more youthful appearance. 

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