Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about how to make the eyes look younger, as well as how to correct dark circles, puffy eyes, droopy eyelids, crow’s feet, and fat under the eyes. As far as treatment goes, Radio Frequency and Dermapen therapy can both significantly help with tightening and strengthening the skin around the eyes.
Radio Frequency Therapy
Radio frequency therapy involves the use of electrical pulses for the reduction of wrinkles without damaging the skin. It is a method that transports heat energy to areas of the skin in order to inspire fresh collagen growth. Radio frequencies offer women who want younger eyes essentially a facelift without surgery.
The skin is gently warmed with a blast of radio frequency waves encouraging collagen to rise to the surface of the skin. This strengthens the skin and reduces dark circles under the eyes. There is no skin incision in the process, so the recovery time is relatively short. It also will not burn the skin like invasive laser therapy.
Wrinkling around the eyes is caused by habitual facial expressions, smoking, sun damage, aging, and poor hydration. Dermapen also helps to slowly minimize fine lines and restore collagen in the skin around the eyes. It effectively stimulates new skin by micro-needling the surface with the Dermapen’s vertical stamping method. This precise stimulation can be done quite quickly and the recovery time is minimal.
Radio frequency and Dermapen are both safe and effective treatments for tired eyes, but there are natural home-based solutions that can also help keeps your eyes looking young. Here are five simple tips to naturally brighten your eyes and maintain their youthful appearance.
1. Get the Right Nutrition & Hydration
Your eyes respond to the nutrients you consume and the amount of hydration you receive, the same way the rest of your body does. Water, Vitamins A and C, and Zinc are all necessary to eye health and eye appearance.
2. Tea Bags will Wake Up Your Tired Eyes
Tea bags are a great at-home beauty remedy to perk up puffy or tired eyes. The caffeine helps to shrink the underlying blood vessels and draws out some of the liquid that causes the swelling. Place the tea bags in hot water for a minute and then into ice water for a few seconds before applying them over your eyes.
3. Cleanse Your Face Nightly
Thoroughly removing all of your makeup every night is necessary for your eyes and eyelashes. This will keep the skin around your eyes feeling clean and refreshed.
4. Apply Eye Cream at Night
Take care of the sensitive skin around your eyes by applying eye cream every night. Nourishing your skin with eye cream will keep that delicate skin healthy and soft, while making your eyes look brighter and younger.
5. Enjoy your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is essential for young and vibrant eyes. Try to aim for eight hours every night and if you still wake up with puffiness around the eyes, try using a cold compress to bring down the swelling.
6. Choose the right ingredients
Choose products that contains these ingredients: Peptides, Eyeliss, Haloxyl, Vitamin A/Retinol, Vitamin C, Collagen, Stem Cell, Green tea, Cucumber, Arnica, Honey, Rose Hips.
There is no doubt that having acne is frustrating! It seems like the more you try to prevent it, the more new pimples appear the next day. It is hard to stop impurities from clogging your pores when they are in the very air that surrounds us. That is why it is necessary to do whatever you can to keep the oil and dirt from coming in contact with your face or other areas on your body that are susceptible to acne.
1) Cleanse your face and neck at least twice a day to prevent environmental toxins from settling into your pores.
2) A healthy diet and regular exercise are both necessary for keeping your skin looking its best. Green tea, tomatoes, and berries are rich in antioxidants that will benefit your skin.
3) Choose high quality makeup that is oil free and use it sparingly. Heavy makeup will clog your pores and make it easier for new acne to develop.
4) Try not to touch your face. You would be surprised at how much bacteria is on your hands, even if you are constantly washing them. Our skin is naturally oily, so even clean hands can still spread acne to your face.
5) Clean your cellphone often or don’t put it up to your face. There are countless germs that will linger on your cellphone that you do not want to transfer to your face.
6) If you suffer from acne, it is not a good idea to use an oil based sunscreen. Covering your skin in an oily substance will clog your pores and cause further breakouts.
You can break the cycle of acne by following these six simple steps and taking better care of your skin. Your skin is the outer shell that signifies your internal health. By investing a little time and energy into caring for your skin, it will have a beautiful healthy glow instead of bunch of stubborn pimples.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding new beauty treatments, must-have products and new regiments that promise to make you look your best. Amid all the hype are the facts that you need to know about some of the biggest skincare myths today.
Here’s the skinny on common beauty misconceptions:
Myth: The best way to clean facial skin is give is to give it a good scrub.
Fact: Facial skin is much more sensitive than the rest of your body. While infrequent (once/weekly) gentle exfoliating can help to clean pores, you should never scrub your skin, for danger of irritating it. In fact, scrubbing skin can actually remove beneficial oils.
Myth: Soap and water is a tried and true way to wash your face.
Fact: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, using a sweet smelling soap or hand soap may actually be bad for your skin. Most deodorant body soaps are designed specifically for the body – not the face. Choose a face cleanser that is designed specifically for your skin type – oily, dry or combination.
Myth: You don’t need to apply sunscreen if you’re wearing make-up.
Fact: Whether it’s bright and sunny or overcast and bleak outside, you still need to protect skin equally. While some foundations have built-in SPF, the amount you’d have to apply for them to be as effective as lotion with SPF is mind-boggling. Unless you’re going to layer on 15 coats of SPF foundation, apply protective lotion instead.
Myth: Toner is good for your skin.
Unless a dermatologist or aesthetician has actually recommended a toner for your skin type, this product can strip skin of its natural oils. Steer clear of toner unless you have very oily skin and have been directed by a professional to use one.
Have a question about a beauty myth you’ve heard or read? Contact me to find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Pregnancy is a special time that results in many changes in the body, including a spike in hormones, which can greatly affect the tone and appearance of skin. Many women wonder what they should do differently during pregnancy in order to keep their skin vibrant and healthy. And while it’s true that smart skincare practices like drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen and moisturizing can provide some benefits, there are a number of extra things that are suggested pre and post pregnancy to keep skin looking its best. Here are a few of my top tips:
Pay attention to your body – It’s not uncommon for women to develop dark skin patches during pregnancy, but the sooner they are treated, the better. Consult with a licensed aesthetician who can provide safe product recommendations, and remember to wear sunscreen, as it helps to treat and prevent melasma (dark spots). Also, avoid products containing soy, which can actually worsen dark spots.
Remember to moisturize – During pregnancy, skin can become very dry, so it’s important to keep it hydrated. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day, eat water based foods such as fruits, and try a humidifier, if needed. Also, in order to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, moisturize the belly and legs daily with a natural lotion, especially one containing Shea or cocoa butter and Vitamin E. Massage into skin after bathing for maximum absorption.
Relax – While pregnancy can at times, be very uncomfortable, the more you take care of yourself, the better you’ll look and feel. Weekly facials can help to open pores, remove toxins and improve overall skin tone.
Take your vitamins – Prenatal vitamins, especially those rich in iron, calcium and folic acid are beneficial for preventing birth defects, ensuing healthy fetal development and keeping mommies-to-be looking and feeling their best.
I have created a treatment specifically made for mom-to-be and post-baby skin. To find out more details or to book a “babymoon” beauty treatment, please email me or visit my website.
Seasonal changes are inevitable, but its not just a physical change in the temperature that we notice. As our body adapts to the new season, our skin also shows the transitions. You may begin to see that your skin is lacking circulation. It may also have a dull and rough surface due to the summer weather months and exposure to the sun. Despite the fact that your skin may feel weathered, there are plenty of things that you can do to revive it. Here are some tips to get your skin back in shape.
Change Skin Care Regimen this new Season
The last thing you want to do is use the same skin ritual throughout the year. Each time the season changes, so does the weather. In the summer months, you expose your skin to the intense heat, similarly in the winter months – depending on where you live – you subject your skin to intense cold. Cold weather is known to chap skin and dry it out, causing flakiness, which is not very attractive. In order to keep your skin looking healthy at all times, you need to choose products that are designed to help those particular ailments. Changing your skin care regiment as the weather changes is just the beginning.
Change Your Supplements
After you have focused on changing your skin care regimen, you will want to turn your efforts inside. Because dry skin is prominent in the winter time, you want to take supplements that will work to lubricate your skin from the inside out. For the winter, it is recommended that you increase your intake of Omega, hyaluronic acid and collagen capsules. These supplements will not only help restore your skin’s moisture, they will also impart a healthy glow.
Do Mini Facials at least Twice a Month at Home
The final thing that you should do is to take it upon yourself to do mini facials, at least twice a month. These are easily done in your own home and they aid in keeping your skin soft and healthy looking. Mini facials also help to keep your circulation going and that restores and maintains your healthy glow.
Following these three simple tips will do your skin a world of good. Many people do not know that changing their skin care regimen as the temperatures change can help combat the symptoms we experience. This winter, take it upon yourself to impart some change and look your absolute best.
There is no magic when it comes to having gorgeous skin, unless of course, you are blessed with excellent genetics. There are many secrets you can follow to have youthful looking skin using potions and lotions, as well as quick tips here and there. What if I tell you that if you could tweak your daily routine with the right skin care use, improving your diet, implementing the power of positive thinking and keep your heart smiling?
The Right Skin Care
In order to achieve the desired results – in the case, youthful looking skin – there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you must use the right ingredients. Not everyone is able to use the same ingredients – whether it be due to allergies or incompatibility – but your skin care regimen should always be tailored to your specific skin type and tone. Using products that are not designed for your skin tone or type may inadvertently cause you to experience more issues.
Improve Your Diet
Your diet affects your skin in more ways than you realize. For example, eating oily foods will cause you to break out more often. The ideal diet will consist of approximately 15% of raw food each day. Raw food is the best food for your cells because it is highly packed with nutrients. In the cooking process – especially those processed foods that should be avoided – many of the nutrients are lost. Eating raw foods will deliver unsurpassed nutrition to your cells and revitalize them which will result in revitalized skin.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Emotional duress will present itself in many ways. It can affect your appearance, cause weight gain and also result in your skin losing its luster. While it can prove to be difficult in certain situations, training yourself to always think positively will in return, have a positive result on your skin. In addition, loving your physical self also allows your true beauty to show on the outside. All the more reason to be positive about yourself and the life you live.
If you are interested in learning how these little things can impact your skin’s beauty, let me show you how through my Ageless Beauty Inside Out Program. Visit my website at http://www.jlskinfitness.com to learn more.
Over the past several weeks, you have read about the different factors that can affect your beauty and your aging process. There are several things that we do in our everyday lives that either speed up or slow down the aging process. I try to address these issues so that you can remember to sit back and relax rather than try to rush through life – and thus, speed up your aging process unnecessarily.
Today I want to talk about the power of positive thinking and how it can help you defeat the aging process. There is no doubt that the more stress we have on our plate; the quicker we are going to age our skin. Stress can come from any aspect of our lives – work, relationships and even being unsatisfied with simple things such as weight and appearance. To combat this, you need to learn how to think positively, rather than negatively. For example, if you are a workaholic and constantly stressing about what you have not accomplished choose instead to put a positive spin on it and give yourself credit for the tasks that you have achieved. Not only will you feel better, but you are removing stress from your mind and it will show in your skin.
Another aspect of our lives that carries over into the aging process is emotional baggage. It is something that many of us carry and it is important to learn how to deal with it. If you do not learn how to deal with emotional baggage, it will not be long before it begins taking its toll on your body and eventually, showing itself in your skin. Emotional baggage tends to slow us down, is a contributing cause of depression and before you know it, you begin to see the worry lines on your face. Don’t let this happen to you. If you have been saddled down by emotional debris, take the time to care for yourself, so that you do not get saddled down internally and externally.
Making a conscious effort on your part to be happy will be reflected in your external appearance and you will feel stronger emotionally, as well. It takes a lot to whisk away the negative factors, but you only stand to benefit in doing so and your skin will thank you.
When you think of meditation, you may not be thinking along the lines of skin care and beauty. However, this is a very powerful tool in helping you to retain both youthful looking skin as well as a beautiful body inside and out. Meditation helps the body in so many ways and I refer to it as “calming your mind and being in the moment.” Meditation helps to relieve the stressors of your daily life and allows you to focus on what is most important – you. When you are truly free from stress, it shows in your whole body from the condition of your hair and skin to the physical shape of your body and internally, as well.
Ways Meditation can Help
- Release of pent up emotions and stress – stress is one of the top reasons why your skin loses its luster and vitality. Over time, experiencing high stress can cause your skin to develop chronic problems such as acne and swelling due to the increased visibility of your blood cells. When you meditate, you are pushing out all feelings of negativity. Get rid of the stress that you carry home from work and the demands that your life places on you. Simply focus on you and only you and how your quality of life is improved in just a few simple moments.
- Clarity and Focus – When you push everything else out of your mind, you often experience clarity like you never have before. Many people rely on meditation in moments of conflict, to help show them the right way. This is important in terms of caring for your body, because seeing clearly will remove any internal source of conflict that can cause external symptoms.
Meditation is not one of those things that comes with a set of instructions or a required daily allotment. You simply choose a time that is convenient for you, relax and let your mind be free. Making meditation a regular part of your life is one of the most beneficial ways you can help your skin and body, without spending any money at all. Try it and see how much improvement you notice, you will likely be quite surprised – in a good way.
If you spent money on a beautiful, expensive Chanel purse, would you treat it with care or toss it around like a piece of garbage?
This goes for facials. How do you expect to have great skin when you simply pay attention to caring for it whenever you think your skin needs attention? It’s not the once-a-month facial that will keep your skin glowing everyday, but the humdrum maintenance process. This is far more important than going to a skin care specialist once in awhile.
I sure wish I had the gift of the genie and could simply make all the imperfection disappear with a snap of my fingers. But it doesn’t work that way, unless you go for the quick fix. Remember, that Botox injection or well-praised filler will only make you face look plumper. But your skin will still be in a poor condition both below and on the surface.
Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself how you want to age?
Gracefully? Youthfully? Agelessly?
Follow these three guidelines for healthy, happy looking skin:
1) Learn about your skin and how to care for it during every season. What does it need? How does it appear day-to-day?
2) What are the skin issues and concerns you would like to address? Do you suffer from fine lines, sun damaged, spots, sagging jowls, or dark circles?
3) Get regular facials to keep pre-mature facial skin aging at bay. Ideally, I recommend that you get one every 6-8 weeks. You can lessen these times if you need correction. If you’re great at taking care of your skin with product and diet, a simple seasonal facial might be enough.
4) Include the latest ingredients in your facial skin care routine. Here are some of the latest I’ve been offering my clients—
- Peptides. The newest ingredient in anti-aging products for skin care, this very costly and complex component is used only in the most premium of skin care products. It stimulates the production of collagen to restore a youthful glow, increases circulation, strengthens the capillaries, and more for the reduction of wrinkles, and increased firmness and tonicity of skin.
- Vitamin C. The antioxidant properties of this wonder-working vitamin will slow the rate of unstable molecules or “free radicals” in your skin, thus preventing skin dryness, wrinkles and fine lines.
- Reveratrol. Powerful with no less than 17 times the antixoidant properties of common antioxidants found in wrinkle cream, this scientifically tested product is greater in restoring your youthful glow than a whole host of vitamins, including E and C.
- Stem Cells from Vegetables. Rejuvenate your age and protect your skin from UV-induced aging with this powerful, natural ingredient.
- HGH. Also known as Human Growth Hormone, this protein-replicating substance is usually found in the brain’s pituitary gland. A strong metabolic powerhouse for the prevention of wrinkles and stabilization of growth and fat, it lessens in your body as you grow older. Replenishing your body with HGH will restore your youthful look.
Remember, just because we age, it doesn’t mean we can’t look and feel attractive. If you are happy with your looks and feel, then you have discovered true beauty. A balanced lifestyle is the key.
Travel takes a lot out of us and can be a stressful event at times. Most of the time when we return home from a trip, we are just plain exhausted. However, traveling can seriously affect our skin and increase the aging effect at the same time due to the stress that we are under.
Recognize the In-Flight Skin Signs
In order to keep your skin from suffering the effects of traveling, you have to be alert and recognize the signs that your skin shows when it is weary. Such signs include:
- Dark Circles under your eyes
- Lack of Luster
These symptoms can be brought about by not caring for your skin like you would at home. You should always take care to protect your gorgeous skin by taking along your skincare essentials. Most of the reasons why people suffer from these symptoms include:
- Poor circulation
- Sleep deprivation
To counteract these effects you should always drink water – especially when you are flying. This helps to not only keep your skin’s elasticity, but it will help fight off the puffiness and the dehydrated look that you get when you fail to drink enough. To spice up your water and make it more beneficial, consider adding oxygen drops to your bottle. You can find these in 30ml bottles that are available in health stores and even online.
Also, your skincare essentials should include a hydrating mask or serum. You can apply these the night before or even right before take off to counteract any puffiness or tired look your skin may take on.
When you land, the first thing you should do – after getting yourself off the plane, of course – is to splash your entire face with cold water. This will help your skin wake up and look more vibrant and we all know that we look gorgeous when our skin is vibrant. To increase your circulation, give your face a little mini massage by tapping on it, not forcefully, but enough that you feel it. You may get some funny looks in the bathroom, but ignore them – at least you’ll look fabulous!
Finally, you should reapply any serums or cream’s that you have and do some of my Face Muscle Fitness exercises to not only help firm your skin up, but add even more color. Nobody will ever figure that you have just set foot off a long flight.
Beauty guru Julie Lindh gives fast fixes for facial skin needing a quick boost
New York, NY Feb 13th, 2012
After a couple weeks of working long days at the office, skin can be left showing signs of dehydration and exhaustion. The cause of this is oftentimes brought on by stress, which in turn creates many immediate health problems, such as anxiety and sleeplessness. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. (Source: Mayo Clinic). When dealing with an abundance of stress or a lack of sleep, facial skin can experience redness, discoloration, puffiness, breakouts and fine lines. These symptoms are the result of many weeks of undernourished or neglected skin. Luckily, a dull complexion can be revived, refreshed and rejuvenated using easy at-home techniques that will help to erase short-term damage.
1) Do a skin analysis. For those who have neglected proper skincare, or have strayed from their routine, a self-skincare analysis will help to determine what facial skin needs.
2) Create a plan. Determine specific steps for targeted treatment. Write down the current state of skin and the factors affecting it, and then identify the desired outcome.
3) Revitalize skin with hydration. For skin that has undergone excessive drying, either from natural environmental conditions or from lack of moisture, revitalize skin both internally and externally with intense hydration. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day to help skin maintain a supple appearance, and moisturize with daily sunscreen and lotion. For a quick vitamin boost, a thicker, heavier lotion like v-nutrient crème can help to revive skin.
4) Boost tired skin with a quick at-home facial mask. Combine common household ingredients yogurt, maple syrup and grapefruit to create a low-cost fix for a big night out, or an easy pick-me-up. Yogurt (with live cultures) contains alpha hydroxyl acids that help smooth skin and prevent fine lines, maple syrup acts as a natural moisturizer and grapefruit refreshes and energizes skin.
5) Wash and let breathe. Do a thorough face washing with warm water and go a day or a weekend without makeup to let pores breath. Though basic in nature, these actions will reward with your skin.
A plethora of tips and suggestions can be found here and there regarding ‘how to maintain healthy skin’.
However, not many people are talking about what you should avoid in order to preserve the natural moisture of your skin and keep it healthy. There are a couple of things you need to watch out for which we will discuss in this article. Before you go any further I want you to know that I truly believe in the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’. So, your emphasis should always be on protecting your skin instead of paying for the damage done.
Here are the 5 things you should avoid in order to keep your skin healthy and radiant:
Avoid the Sun:
First and the foremost, protect your skin from sun damage. Of course, you can’t hide in a dark place until its dark. What I mean is that you should always wear protective clothes and use a good sunscreen when you are out and about. Remember, the sun rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 am. This is the time when you need to be extremely careful.
Secondly, make sure that you are drinking enough fluids. Water and fresh juices should be on the top of your list. Avoid fizzy drinks or energy drinks; they won’t do any good for your skin.
Avoid Alcohol and Smoking…
Alcohol and smoking are definitely two things that are highly hazardous for the skin. Alcohol and nicotine can contribute towards pre-mature aging of the skin, wrinkles and dryness. At times, smokers and drinkers also get brown patches on their skin due to the lack of oxygen to the outer layers. Remember, nicotine blocks the way for oxygen and other important nutrients to reach the outer layer of the skin which stops it from rejuvenating.
Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals…
Unfortunately, most of the skin care products today come with chemicals that can damage your skin badly. Even the most top notch products that claim to be safe are the same. The best way to make sure you are using safe products is to check the labels for alcohol content and preservatives. If alcohol is present in the cosmetic then you must avoid using it.
As they say ‘you are what you eat’. This is especially important to understand when it comes to taking care of your skin. Try to include lots of fresh fruits and raw vegetables in your diet. Also, grains, meat and whole foods should be taken to make sure your body gets all the nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals and the like.
Something to think about!
Is Your Skin Hormonal?
Zits. Brown spots. Sagging. Forget PMS—now you can blame your hormones for bad skin, too.
By Ning Chao
Up until your 30th birthday, you lose about a million skin cells every 40 minutes. Sounds gross, but this desirable sloughing is actually what gives you the dewy skin that radiates youth. “For the first few decades, your epidermis renews itself every 30 days, but by the time you’re 40, it takes about 45 days,” says Dr. Kathy Fields, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCSF. Unfortunately, this shedding slowdown is a reflection of your body’s gradual aging process. Long before menopause, the same hormonal production shifts that sap your fertility will start showing their signs on your face. But before you start stockpiling your pantry with soy and estrogen supplements (which may raise your risk of breast cancer because of their systemic effects), try treating your hormonal skin issues safely, from the outside in.
Just as you may see a little thinning in your hairline or the slight shadow of a moustache, more blackheads and blemishes are a sign of aging. “About a third of women will get adult acne, usually in their early 30s, even if they didn’t have breakouts when they were younger,” says Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Stuart Kaplan. “Starting in your late 20s, estrogen levels decline faster than testosterone.” Because testosterone is an androgenic hormone, it increases masculine qualities (hence the new facial hair) and boosts oil production, plugging your pores and causing blemishes. The difference between adult acne and the teenage type? Small red bumps (not painful, cystic pimples) are more common when you’re older, according to Kaplan, and acne along the jawline or around the mouth are a telltale sign that you’re dealing with a hormonal breakout. Going on the birth-control pill or spironolactone (a diuretic with antiandrogenic effects) will balance hormone levels and reduce breakouts. For a nonprescription approach, try combination acne-and-wrinkle-fighting formulas that gently keep skin clear without over-stripping.
See Spot, Run
Even if you haven’t had a baby, brown, patchy melasma (aka the mask of pregnancy) can appear if you take birth-control pills. “Estrogen turns on melanin pigment production, so being on the Pill can be a trigger,” explains Fields. “If you’re genetically prone to melasma, you’ll have brown spots, even if you stop taking the Pill.” Since pigment problems are notoriously difficult to treat, Fields recommends strict sun avoidance and a cocktail of antioxidants and sunscreen to keep dark dots at bay.
Thyroid function naturally peters out over time, which means less hormone production overall. But many women are diagnosed as hypothyroid during or after pregnancy. “When your thyroid function is low, skin becomes dry and scaly,” explains Miami dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt. He also notes that the epidermis starts losing moisturizing hyaluronic acid when you hit your late 20s. Since estrogen enhances hyaluronic acid production, declining estrogen levels mean less moisture. Kaplan describes the result: “Your skin becomes leathery and starts to crack like an old raincoat. The purpose of skin is to act like a barrier. As your face gets drier, it also gets more sensitive.” The good news is that you can replenish hyaluronic acid topically. Sealing in serums with a cream will protect against irritation and further moisture loss.
Estrogen is stored in fat, so severe dieters will look older, faster, warns Fields. Aside from hyaluronic acid production, estrogen also affects collagen and elastin levels. And hormonal dips thin the skin, making it less pliable and more prone to wrinkling. “After age 30, you’re losing 1 percent of your collagen a year,” says Fields. “Peptides, growth factors, and retinols will help rebuild the collagen, but elastin is difficult to replace.” Elastin is responsible for—you guessed it—elasticity, so skin becomes looser and less flexible over time. “Facial wrinkles occur when the skin becomes too big for the tissue underneath,” explains Kaplan. The first place you’ll start seeing fine lines is around the eyes (the periorbital region), where skin is the thinnest. When peptide-fortified eye and face creams are no longer enough, Kaplan recommends lasers and injectable fillers to plump out the padding.
In the decade leading up to menopause, testosterone finally drops as much as estrogen. You’ll see less acne, but the deepest layers of your skin will start to thin and sag. Also, early hormone-related bone loss collapses facial structure, squaring off formerly rounded eye sockets (causing dark circles under the eyes) and increasing skin slackening. Going on and off the Pill makes things worse, warns Fields: “Skin looks more juicy when you’re on the Pill, but if you’re playing around with it, your face will get dehydrated and drop earlier.” However, topical applications of plant-derived estrogens (phytoestrogens like soy, green tea, and wild yam) are safe and can help firm up the face. “If you start applying phytoestrogens in your 40s,” says Boston dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch, “I’d bet money that it would help prevent much of the sagging that occurs after menopause.”
Once hormone production grinds almost to a halt (hello, menopause!), skin changes dramatically all over your body. “Thirty percent of your collagen is lost in the first five years after menopause. As a result, not only will your face fall, but you’ll also see more cellulite—your hormones are gone and your body turns to Jell-O,” says Fields. “Forty-year-olds still look good, but even Demi Moore will turn to gush.” Stay tuned for Demi’s solution (because you know that at age 47, she won’t go down without a fight).
Found this great article on the real facts when it comes to stress and acne.
Sometimes we need to broaden our awareness when it comes to beauty. I help men and women develop a Beauty Lifestyle Protocol. I am here to guide you, so you understand what your specific lifestyle protocol should entail. This might sound really easy, but as I say over and over, the desire to change, must come from you.
When you are ready to change, when you desire a change in your life for the better, then I create your beauty lifestyle protocol. This can be a drastic change, or a few new habits. A slight frequency change moves you to a completely different channel.
When I design a beauty lifestyle protocol, they are designed specifically for your individual life. They are created to inspire you to live at a better frequency.
I created a Lifestyle Beauty Awareness Workshop where I address three very important questions. 1. How do you feel? 2. How do you think you look? 3. What do you need now?
These are questions that you should have answers to when you look in the mirror. Are these answers positive? Some people have accepted their answers. Some have the desire to be happy, they long to look a little better, or feel a little better. When that desire becomes more than just a scratch at the surface you are ready for a change.
You don’t have to hit a bottom to want to make changes. Just broaden your awareness to what options are available to you. What are your beauty tools? What changes can you make that fit into your lifestyle that will increase how you feel, look and think? Do you need to improve your skin care? Do you need a specified treatment? Do you need to change your diet? I address how to make these changes and have a new awareness for your Beauty Lifestyle.
Stay tuned for my next workshop in NYC this Summer. I also offer one on one consultation on Skype. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
As we go through the economic ups and downs, there are always 3 industries that never lose faith. That would be because there are certain things that many people consider a necessity and cannot live without, even in a recession.
• Skincare and Cosmetics!!!!!
Now men can’t get by without out there booze and cigars, and the women place skincare and makeup extremely high on their list of priorities. It becomes a necessity. And honestly, if I were stranded on an island, I’d want my mascara right there with me.
If we put how we look and feel above our grocery list, or car payment, then it says something to the degree of how important it is to us that we use products that provide the benefits and results that we seek for tirelessly. Sometimes when we need a pick-me-up it can come in a brilliant little tube of new lipstick from the drugstore, but when you are shopping for skincare, make sure you put some effort into it!
Look at labels! Try a sample first, see if you like it. See an esthetician who will tell you exactly what your skin type needs. Develop a skincare ritual that you will have in your life to improve your looks and your thoughts! Get a product that wows you and skip those impulse emotional buys.
Let’s face it, if we are willing to consider skincare a necessity (which you should!!!) then we should be willing to get ourselves some good product. Give yourself what you are worth!