Friday, September 30, 2011

Cheap Ways To Look Younger

Some of us don't have the big bucks for plastic surgery of injections. The good thing is, we don't necessarily need expensive procedures to have beautiful, healthy, young looking skin. Here are a few tips that you can apply to your daily skin regimen.

Cut out the sugar. There are probably a million reasons for this tip, but when it comes to aging, sugar is a serious issue. Too much sugar can cause wrinkles and premature aging by a process called glycation. Glycation causes collagen and elastin to harden, making your skin dry and sensitive to the sun, the one thing we always want to avoid. Even though this happens all over your body, it's more than obvious on your face. Need I say more?

Apply your products in the right order. To allow for better penetration, apply your lighter creams and lotions before your heavier ones. In fact, the proper way to layer your product is toner (alcohol-free, please), serum, anti-aging products, moisturizers, and lastly, your SPF.

A lot of great things happen when we sleep including skin renewal, which is a process by which your skin heals itself, and gets back into balance. When you don't get a good night's sleep, it's literally written all over your face by way of bags under the eyes to the lack of skin tone. These factors contribute to premature skin aging. Your goal is to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Try Yoga. Not only is it relaxation for your body, it's good for your facial muscles. Backward-bending poses such as Cobra, Fish, and Camel can counter gravity's pull. Forward-bending poses such as headstands, Child Pose, and Sun Salutation encourage a rich supply of blood to the face.

Get a sun visor extension--ASAP! Yes, ladies, the sun's harmful rays can pass through the side car windows causing damage to your skin and setting the stage for premature skin aging and possibly skin cancer. It's a fact that most women tend to look older (fine lines and sun spots) on the left side of their face. 

Hope This Helps

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