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How to Look Younger & Feel Better www.S kin C are O raCle . COm HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r & F e e l B e t t e r all rigHtS reServed nOt FOr rediStriButiOn Or reSale Skin Care OraCle 2012 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r How to Look Younger and feel Better! W ith age comes experience, wisdom, and grace, however, this also tends to come hand in hand with wrinkles, thinning skin and a tad bit of sagging. all those years spent enjoying the sun, staying out late, smoking, and drinking can take its toll on our complexion. every passing year the amount of elastin, collagen, and fat in our faces gradually decreases making us look aged. this effect speeds up dramatically as we get older so although it might not be too obvious right now, it really does creep up on you! Looking younger has always been a top priority for most - we all want to look good, and feel better about ourselves. thankfully one of the great things is that taking care of yourself at a young age and continuing to do so into old age is a surefire way to keep feeling and looking younger. here’s a list of some of the best tips to do just that. Diet: • Drink green tea since it has been proven to minimize the effects of sun damage since it contains so many healthy antioxidants such as egCg. • the less processed food you consume the better. these have a nasty habit of interfering with our natural digestion processes leaving us tired and stressed out. Stick to whole vegetables, lean meats, fruit and nuts. this will keep our energy up and our body less taxed. • eat less sugar. according to recent research, sugar acts as a pow- erful skin ager so try to resist your sweet-tooth urges as much as possible. • eat brazil nuts – these nuts are high in selenium which protects the skin from aging damage. Page 3 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r • Meat is good - 120 grams of protein per day will help prevent skin from sagging. • 6 - 8 glasses of water a day helps skin to stay hydrated and flexible. Fitness: • get your weekly dose of heart-pumping cardio. Your face will be flushed with blood which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients into the skin as well as work up a sweat which removes toxins and impurities. • Yoga is a great way to keep your body’s muscles limber and flexible as well as keep the skin firm. • Lift weights. Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights will not make you muscular (women simply don’t produce enough testosterone). However, it will help you feel amazing, make your butt firmer and flatten your stomach. • a great way to keep exercise fun is to kill the monotony. Switch up your exercises so you aren’t doing the same exercises every week. So swim on Friday in week 1 and then on the second Friday you could do some strength training. Clothing: • Buy fashion magazines more often. this will give you ideas for more youthful ways to wear your existing wardrobe. • You can’t go wrong with black. if you are ever faced with the choice of an item in one bright color or black, go with black. Most of the time you’ll be happy you did. • Wear skirts. the classic a-line skirt always looks great as it ‘skirts’ over those tricky curves. Be sure the hem falls between your knee and calf muscle. • When it comes to jeans it really pays to try on as many as possible. there are however a few factors that generally always look good on women. Choose the darker shades over the lighter ones – they make the leg look thinner. Low rise jeans are tricky unless you are confi- dent with your body shape. as with most things fashion-related, the fit truly is king when it comes to jeans. Make sure they are just right. Page 4 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r ask the opinion of the shop assistant if you are in any doubt about what style suits you. • Never buy clothes in a smaller size than you are. You really need to buy clothes the fit you perfectly right now. The reverse is also true - wearing clothes that are too big is also a bad idea. Ill fitting clothes will not do you any favours, they more often than not accentuate any of our imperfections. • Show less neck and less clevage. Our necks are often the first to give our age away. a beautiful scarf can not only hide a multitude of sins but can also look very sophisticated. Hair: • Get a hairstyle that flatters your face. This is one of the most pro- found tips to looking dramatically younger. Jennifer aniston is one celebrity who does this particularly well. She tends to have her hair hang across the corners of her eyes. this can hide any tell-tale wrin- kles and lines. • get your eyebrows shaped by an expert. it’s expensive and can be painful but the effects are well worth it. • get rid of the grey. Never pluck gray hairs. instead, use powder or mascara for your brows or hair color for your hair. • Use irons and blow driers with tourmaline. this generates negative ions that dries and styles hair quicker with less damage. Making your hair look healthy and young. • after coloring, add a few drops of essential grapefruit oil to lock in the luster and shine. if you suffer with dry hair, a glug of olive oil and a plastic wrap for 20 minutes should bring it to life. Makeup: • Use makeup as a whole with restraint. as we get older, the more makeup we use, the more it tends to add on the years. Use the mini- mum necessary for the desired effect and nothing more. • Use a good, lightweight foundation to even out those blemishes and dark patches. Page 5 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r • Use a cream blush instead of powder as it hides lines better. Powder also has the tendency to make skin look very dry. Not exactly the type of thing associated with youth. • Use a foundation primer to minimize pores and lines before applying your foundation. • Use a foaming cleanser on damp skin as it’s less irritating than on dry skin. • A splash of cold water as the first step to a makeup regimen can close pores and help the process by giving the products a firm base to sit on. • Curly lashes open the eyes like nothing else. Use a curler straight after getting out of the shower. the warm water and steam makes them more pliable and less prone to breakage. • Fill in your brows. this softens the face and creates the impression of youth. • Coat the middle of your lips with gloss for an instant, youthful look. • as we age our lashes tend to get thinner and fall out so adding a good set of false ones can instantly restore that full-lash look. • tinted moisturizers with luminescent particles can give one’s face an instant, youthful, glowing shimmer. • a rose blush and lipstick can really add warmth to a face and brighten up the complexion. • to prevent bleeding, trace your lip line with clear lip liner. • apply concealer to crow’s feet in an upward motion. this really mini- mizes them well. • Stick to lighter lipstick shades. Deeper hues can be aging. Surgery: Be fully aware of the risks involved before going to go under the knife. • Fraxel is a somewhat gentler form of laser treatment that super-heats deep layers of the skin. this promotes elastin and collagen production making skin plumper and smoother. It can also fix spots, scars, sun damage, wrinkles and port-wine stains. Page 6 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r • Botox: as i’m sure you know, Botox is a toxin that is injected into key areas of the skin which helps to relax areas of tension, thereby reduc- ing wrinkles. • erase spider veins with sclerotherapy. this quick and painless pro- cedure consists of a salt solution being injected into the vein causing it to collapse. Over a few months of treatments this will help erase most of them. • While not exactly surgery, whitening your teeth is a great one. Make sure you do it naturally by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and brushing it into your teeth. after letting it sit for a few minutes, rinse thoroughly. • Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures today. a fuller, perkier bust can definitely shave a few years off your appear- ance. Just be fully aware of the potential complications. Skincare: • When approaching your skincare, think beyond your face. So target the hands, neckline and upper arms too. this will keep all the most visible areas looking good for years and prevent them betraying your youthful face. here are some good tips for your skin: • Make sure you apply a good quality sunscreen every single day. an SPF 15 – 30 will prevent any further damage to your face and keep you looking younger as the years pass. • always use a cleansing oil at bedtime to remove any makeup or sun- screen and keep your pores unblocked all night long. this will prevent acne and let your skin breathe. • Be sure to use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid at night to prevent your skin from drying out. • as the years pass the ability of our skin to renew itself decreases so it helps to give it a boost. exfoliate regularly to keep the skin cells on your face and body fresh and youthful. • a good serum can inject some much-needed antioxidants and acids into your skin. Page 7 HOw tO l O O k YO u n g e r • Use products with Retinol to reduce wrinkles and increase your col- lagen production. • 1000 mg of omega 3 every day can transform dry, patchy, reddish skin into a youthful, glowing complexion over the course of a year. it really is that powerful. • avoid using harsh soaps on the hands, face, arms or chest. these have a very drying effect and are to be avoided at all costs. Lifestyle: • Sleep cannot be underestimated. Make sure you are getting 7 hours or more of high quality sleep every night. Sleeping on your back will prevent those nasty lines appearing in the morning. Sleeping with your face crunched into a pillow all night is a surefire way to get permanent lines in the future. Use gravity as your friend by letting it gently push your skin back towards your ears giving you a subtle, nightly facelift that will make a big difference in later years. • Stress has a strange way of manifesting on our faces. Find ways to manage stress with exercise, delegation and elimination of unneces- sary tasks. also, don’t multitask. this overblown ‘skill’ has been proven time and again to be ineffective and highly stressful. the mind doesn’t do very well when faced with multiple tasks so do one thing at a time and do it well. • everyone enjoys a drink or two once in a while, if only we could just keep it at that. alcohol has been proven to dehydrate us, increase our stress levels, destroy our sleep quality and age us fast. if you are a social drinker, stick to one or two drinks maximum. it’s negative effects ramp up drastically once intoxication kicks in. get tipsy by all means but avoid overdoing it too much. Discover more, such as how to get rid of Blackheads at our website Page 8