Saturday, May 23, 2015




  Who  doesn’t  want  to  live  a  longer,  healthier,  and  happier  life?  My  hope  is  that  by reading this post,  you can  use  these  safe,  effective,  and  scientifically  proven  tips  to  slow  the  aging  process  in  a  real  and lasting way. The good news is that you don’t have to overhaul your entire life—even making one or two changes can help you look and feel younger in just a few days or weeks. Once you get a few tips under  your  belt,  add  a  few  more  to  build  on  your  success.  It  really  is  that  easy,  and  whether  you’re thirty, sixty, or ninety, it’s never too late (or too early!) to start.

Why are we concerned about your health? without good health it is difficult if not impossible to successfully think and conduct your business to realize success that is required. 

1.  Use Hyaluronic Acid to Fight Age-Related Wrinkles 

As you get older, your skin undergoes changes at every level. The top layer (the epidermis) thins and loses  protective  fatty  substances  called  lipids,  making  skin  drier  and  less  able  to  fight  off  infection. Arid climates or the dry air in winter can aggravate parched skin even more. Dry skin can feel tight and uncomfortable, accentuate wrinkles, and look flaky and ashy. Also as you age, the inner layer (the dermis)—the collagen and elastic tissues that keep your skin firm and plump—begins to break down, leading to wrinkles. These changes mean your skin doesn’t bounce back from injury as quickly.

Hyaluronic  acid  moisturizes  skin  from  the  inside,  increases  elasticity,  calms  inflammation,  and scavenges  skin-damaging  free  radicals.  As  you  get  older,  you  produce  less  hyaluronic  acid,  which can  lead  to  dry  skin  and  wrinkles.  The  good  news? Applying  it  topically  seems  to  restore  some  of those benefits, plumping and firming skin almost immediately. It can hold up to one thousand times its weight in water and helps attract and bind moisture to your skin, even in concentrations as low as 1 percent  (although  you  may  see  more  noticeable  results  with  higher  concentrations).  It’s  easily absorbed  and  may  also  help  other  skin-saving  ingredients  penetrate  the  skin  better,  making combination products more effective.

Apply  a  moisturizer  with  hyaluronic  acid  right  after  you  wash  your  face  to  lock  in moisture; men should use moisturizer after shaving.

If  you  have  sensitive  skin,  look  for  fragrance-free  formulas  rather  than  unscented, which just use chemicals to cover up smells.

If  you’re  acne-prone  (yes,  even  adults  can  get  pimples!),  look  for  an  oil-free moisturizer labeled noncomedogenic and non-acnegenic to banish breakouts.

Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Fills in Wrinkles That Come with Age
Researchers  at  Cambridge  University  in  England  note  that  injectable  hyaluronic  acid  works  best  for deep  wrinkles  caused  by  sun  damage,  creases  around  the  nose  and  mouth,  and  adding  volume  to hollowed cheeks and thin lips (areas that Botox, which works best on forehead wrinkles, can’t help). Manufacturers chemically modify it so that skin doesn’t absorb it as quickly, which means results can last up to six months. Using it repeatedly in the same area may lead to a longer-lasting result, possibly by stimulating new collagen production. Injectable hyaluronic acid is available in heavier and lighter gels with different molecule sizes, which translates to more flexibility for where on your face you can use it. Another plus is that most people tolerate it well; irritation and allergic reactions are rare.

Good Skin Care Habits Prolong a Youthful Glow
All the potions and anti-agers in the world can’t undo the damage from poor skin care habits. Even if you have a good regimen in place, as you get older your routine might need some tweaks. If your skin is  still  dry  even  though  you  use  a  moisturizer  with  hyaluronic  acid,  start  washing  your  face  only  at night. Make sure you use a mild, soap-free cleanser (one study rated Dove, Aveeno, and Purpose as the  least  irritating)  and  lukewarm  water  to  avoid  stripping  skin  of  its  natural  oils.  In  the  morning, simply  wet  your  skin  and  pat  it  dry  with  a  towel.  The  other  two  crucial  components  to  younger- looking skin? Don’t skimp on sunscreen  and stop smoking.

2.   Shield Yourself from the Aging Effects of the Sun
By  some  estimates,  sun  exposure  accounts  for  nearly  90  percent  of  age-related  damage  to  often- exposed areas such as the face, the back of the neck and “V” of the neckline, the arms, and the backs of  the  hands.  Why,  exactly,  does  the  sun  pose  such  a  problem?  Ultraviolet  radiation  falls  into  three wavelengths,  but  only  two  reach  the  earth:  ultraviolet A  (UVA)  and  ultraviolet  B  (UVB).  UVA  rays are  responsible  for  long-term  photoaging,  while  UVBs  are  the  culprit  behind  sunburn.  Both  types create free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and make it harder for skin to heal, and both play a role in skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation breaks down elastin and speeds up collagen loss, leading to wrinkles.  It  can  also  make  your  skin  thicker  in  some  areas  and  thinner  in  others,  affecting  skin  tone and texture. You can chalk up brown spots and spider veins to sun damage as well. And while fair- skinned  people  tend  to  have  more  visible  signs  of  photoaging  than  those  with  dark  skin,  UV  rays penetrate deeply, damaging skin and increasing the risk of skin cancer regardless of your skin color.

Sunscreen Protects and Even Heals Sun-Damaged Skin
There  are  two  types  of  sunscreens:  physical  and  chemical.  Physical  sunscreens  contain  ingredients such  as  zinc  oxide  and  titanium  dioxide  that  scatter  or  reflect  UVA  and  UVB  rays  so  they  can’t penetrate the skin. Remember lifeguards with those white stripes down their noses? They were using physical sunscreens. Thankfully, recent formulations are better able to blend in with your skin and are less noticeable. Physical sunscreens are popular picks for people with sensitive skin or rosacea.

Selecting a Sunscreen to Keep Your Skin Young
A  2009  study  found  that  adding  antioxidants  like  vitamins  C  and  E  and  epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)  in  green  tea  to  a  broad-spectrum  sunscreen  makes  it  even  more  effective  in  preventing  sun damage.  Since  no  sunscreen  can  block  all  UV  rays,  some  radiation  does  get  through  to  skin  and creates  free  radicals.  The  antioxidants  quench  free  radicals  before  they  age  your  skin.  Look  for products with sun protection and antioxidants in one bottle.

3.   Eat Omega-3s for Younger-Looking Skin
Skin  is  the  body’s  largest  living  organ,  and  it  needs  top-notch  nourishment  to  function  and  look  its best. While a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and good fats will work wonders for your appearance, a few skin superstars are worth working into your diet for their anti-aging benefits.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids Protect against Skin Aging
You’ve probably heard about the benefits of omega-3s for heart health  and the brain . But mounting research shows that they, along with omega-6s, are also critical for skin health and can fight signs  of  aging.  These  essential  fatty  acids  calm  inflammation  and  irritation  caused  by  free  radicals. They  keep  cell  membranes  fluid  and  flexible  and  normalize  oil  production  by  creating  protective lipids (fatty substances) in your skin’s topmost layer—especially helpful as your skin gets drier with age,  and  since  dry  skin  makes  wrinkles  more  noticeable  .  Omega-3s  and  omega-6s  also  defend against cell damage and assist in repair, keeping skin resilient. A 2006 review of studies concluded that consuming omega-3s can actually protect skin from sun damage as well.

Add Age-Fighting Antioxidants
Like  omega-3s  and  omega-6s,  antioxidant  vitamins A,  C,  and  E  fight  free  radicals  that  can  damage skin and lead to wrinkles and even skin cancer. Topical antioxidants get a lot of press, but  your primary  goal  should  be  to  get  enough  through  diet.  Brightly  colored  fruits  and  vegetables,  such  as avocados,  broccoli,  carrots,  kiwis,  nuts and  seeds,  oranges,  red  and  green  peppers,  spinach,  and strawberries  are  super  sources.  It  can  be  tough  to  get  enough  vitamin  E  from  foods,  but  you  should talk to your doctor if you’re thinking about supplementing, since vitamin E can act as a blood thinner, and  high  levels  may  interfere  with  cholesterol-lowering  drugs.  If  you  choose  to  supplement  with vitamin  E,  take  400  IU  of  mixed  natural  tocopherols  daily  (d-alpha  tocopherol  is  the  natural  form; avoid synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol).

Healthy Fats for Healthy Skin
Eating two 3- to 4-ounce servings of oily fish a week is the easiest way to get enough omega-3s.
If your diet falls short, talk to your doctor about taking a fish oil supplement  that contains  500  milligrams  or  more  of  EPA  and  DHA  or  one  made  from  algae  that  has 400 to 600 milligrams of DHA.

Include Minerals in Your Anti-Aging Diet
A 2009 study noted that people with high levels of selenium in their blood reduced their risk of skin cancer  by  about  60  percent.  Its  antioxidant  action  helps  prevent  premature  skin  aging,  and  it encourages  vitamin  E  absorption  as  well.  Good  sources  include  brown  rice,  seafood,  garlic,  eggs, and Brazil nuts.

Another  multitasker,  zinc,  protects  your  skin  from  sun  damage  and  works  with  vitamin  C  to  make collagen. A  zinc  deficiency  can  trigger  breakouts,  lead  to  hair  loss,  and  cause  rough  skin  or  rashes. Food  sources  include  oysters,  legumes  (such  as  beans  and  peas),  red  meat,  pecans,  and  pumpkin seeds. If you don’t eat many animal foods, you might want to supplement, but the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements recommends getting no more than 40 milligrams per day. Get fit with the FasciaBlaster today!