Los suplementos de colágeno están en auge y afirman devolverle una piel luminosa y combatir el envejecimiento. ¿Merecen la pena probarlos?
El colágeno es la proteína más abundante en el cuerpo. Es un polipéptido que contiene diferentes tipos de aminoácidos como: glicina, prolina, glutamina y arginina, forma parte de todos los tejidos conectivos del cuerpo: piel, cartílago, hueso, etc.
Hace que la piel se vea suave y flexible y ayuda a mantener su elasticidad.
A medida que envejecemos, la producción de colágeno disminuye causando pérdida de volumen en la piel, lo que contribuye a la formación de líneas y arrugas y al adelgazamiento de la piel. Para cuando una mujer llega a la menopausia, habría perdido aproximadamente el 30% del colágeno.
Sin embargo, no solo la edad afecta la producción de colágeno, estilos de vida poco saludables y hábitos ambientales como la luz ultravioleta, el tabaco, el estrés, la contaminación y la mala nutrición también contribuyen a la disminución de los niveles de este.
Debido a que el colágeno juega un papel importante como una de las proteínas vitales en el proceso de envejecimiento, su suplementación ha ganado gran popularidad en el mercado de la belleza prometiendo mejorar la textura de la piel y la aparición de líneas y arrugas.
¿Hasta qué punto es esto cierto?
Vamos a profundizar un poco más.
En primer lugar, es importante comprender que el cuerpo no absorbe el colágeno directamente. Debe descomponerlo en partículas más pequeñas y luego convertirlas en aminoácidos biodegradables que pueden usarse como fuente natural para reforzar la producción de colágeno de tu propio cuerpo.
Las opiniones entre los expertos son diversas, en cuanto a si los suplementos de colágeno realmente ayudan a que la piel se vea más joven. No hay muchos estudios que confirmen sus beneficios y la mayoría de los estudios son proporcionados por los fabricantes.
Sin embargo, existe alguna evidencia que sugiere que tomar un suplemento de colágeno puede ayudar a su cuerpo a producir más colágeno al proporcionar aminoácidos esenciales. Algunas personas informan haber visto una mejora en la apariencia de líneas y arrugas, elasticidad e hidratación de la piel.
Los resultados no ocurren de la noche a la mañana, puede tomar algún tiempo de uso regular para ver una diferencia notable y es necesario continuar con la suplementación para mantener los resultados.
Debido a que el colágeno es una proteína, puede ser difícil de digerir para algunas personas.
Por lo tanto, es recomendable probar diferentes marcas para ver cuál le resulta de más provecho y que pueda digerir con más facilidad.
Los precios de los suplementos también varían ampliamente.
Algunos productos pueden ser muy costosos. Además, es importante comprender que estos suplementos no están reemplazando los beneficios de una dieta saludable.
Si prefiere un “enfoque totalmente natural”, le alegrará saber que estos aminoácidos también se pueden encontrar en los alimentos nutritivos.
Un alimento que ha adquirido gran popularidad recientemente es el “caldo de huesos”, rico en minerales y otros compuestos saludables que incluyen …
—Lo has adivinado: “colágeno”.
Otra vitamina que tiene una demanda muy alta es la vitamina C, un cofactor del colágeno. El cuerpo usa vitamina C para producirlo.
Por lo tanto, los alimentos como las frutas y verduras que contienen altas cantidades de vitamina C son esenciales para mantener una síntesis saludable de colágeno.
El azúcar, por otro lado, es perjudicial para la piel porque desencadena un proceso llamado “glicación” en el que las moléculas de glucosa se adhieren a proteínas como el colágeno en su cuerpo formando nuevas moléculas llamadas AGE. Estas moléculas de AGE degradan el colágeno y la elastina, haciendo que se pongan rígidas y pierdan elasticidad.
Una dieta saludable rica en proteínas y nutrientes continúa siendo la fuente más confiable para darle al cuerpo lo que necesita para mantener una producción adecuada de colágeno.
Alimentos que aumentan el colágeno:
- Grasas saludables
- Caldo de hueso
- Granos ricos en proteínas
- Vegetales rojos
- Verdes oscuros
Practica buenos hábitos de estilo de vida como:
- Sueño adecuado
- Buena hidratación
Evite el estrés, fumar y el alcohol, azúcares simples y carbohidratos.
La buena noticia es que tenemos control de cómo envejecemos.
Como dijo Janey Lee Grace:
“Envejecer es inevitable, pero cómo envejecemos es opcional.”
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BY ALEXA ERICKSON / Reader’s Digest
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Collagen supplements are booming claiming to give you back glowing skin and to combat aging. Are they worth a try?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is a polypeptide containing different types of amino acids such as: glycine, proline, glutamine and arginine, it forms part of all connective tissues in the body: skin, cartilage, bone etc. It makes the skin look smooth and supple and helps to maintain its elasticity.
As we get older the production of collagen decreases causing volume loss in the skin contributing to the formation of lines and wrinkles and thinning of the skin. By the time a woman reaches menopause, she would have lost approximately 30% of the collagen.
However, not only age affects collagen production, other unhealthy lifestyle and environmental habits such as: UV light, smoking, stress, pollution and poor nutrition contribute to the declining of collagen levels too.
Because collagen plays an important role as one of the vital proteins in the aging process, its supplementation has gained high popularity in the beauty market promising glowing skin and to improve skin texture and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
To what extent is this true?
Let’s get a little deeper.
Firstly, it is important to understand that the body does not absorb the collagen directly. It must break it down into smaller particles which then, it must convert them into biodegradable amino acids that can be used as a natural source to reinforce the body’s own collagen production.
Opinions among experts are diverse as if collagen supplements indeed help to make the skin look younger. There are no many studies that confirm their benefits and most studies are provided by the manufactures.
However, there is some evidence that suggests that taking a collagen supplement can aim your body to produce more collagen by providing essential amino acids. Some people report seeing an improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, skin elasticity and hydration.
Results don’t occur overnight though, it can take some time of regular use to see a noticeable difference and it is necessary to continue with the supplementation to maintain the results.
Some experts debate the benefits of these supplements arguing that because collagen is a protein which needs to be broken down during digestive processes, there is very little evidence that there will be enough quantities readily available to reach the skin making a remarkable difference.
But for the little evidence that is out there, I believe that is worth at least a try if it doesn’t hurt you.
Many people for lack of time or lifestyle habits don’t follow a diet with appropiate nutrition to provide the body with what it needs to increase the production of this protein considered an essential in the search of rejuvenation, so supplementation has its place in these cases.
I am a person that has a very healthy lifestyle and yet I have noticed a difference in my skin when I have taken certain collagen supplements. Not all of them though.
Because collagen is a protein, it can be hard to digest for some people, myself included. So it is a matter of trying different ones to see which one agrees with you the most. Prices in supplements also vary extensively among the different brands and manufactures.
Some products can be very costly. Also, it’s important to understand that these supplements are not replacing the benefits of a healthy diet; seemingly, they can add health benefits not only for the skin, but for also for hair and joints and other connective tissues. They can be used to boost the supply of essential amino acids to prompt your body to produce more collagen.
However; if your preference is to go for the “all natural approach”, you will be glad to know that these amino acids can also be found in healthy foods.
One food that has taken great popularity recently is “bone broth”, rich in minerals and other healthy compounds including…
— You guessed it : “collagen”.
Other vitamin that is in very high demand is vitamin C, a co-factor of collagen. The body uses vitamin C to produce collagen.
Therefore, foods like fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of vitamin C are essential to maintain healthy collagen synthesis.
Sugar, on the other hand, is detrimental for the skin because it triggers a process called “glycation” in which glucose molecules adhere to proteins such as collagen in your body forming new molecules called AGEs. These AGEs molecules degrade collagen and elastin, causing them to get rigid and lose elasticity.
A healthy diet rich in protein and nutrients continues to be the most reliable source to give the body what it needs to maintain adequate collagen production.
Collagen Boosting Foods:
- Healthy fats
- bone broth
- protein-rich grains
- red and orange vegetables
- dark greens
- berries and avocados.
Practice good lifestyle habits like:
- Adequate sleep
- good hydration
- avoid stress, smoking and alcohol, simple sugars and carbohydrates.
The great news is that we have control of how we age.
Like Janey Lee Grace said:
“Getting older is inevitable but ageing is optional!”
Thank you very much for being here.
Until next time,
Founder of Zkin Fix Skincare
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BY ALEXA ERICKSON / Reader’s Digest
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Any time is a good time for new goals and why not… a new you!
Maybe you had in mind giving yourself a pick me up by changing your skincare regimen or a new haircut but kept on slacking and putting it off for a later date.
So, why not stepping up now, get inspired by some healthy habits, make yourself feel awesome and as a bonus, scores some high points on your confidence level.
- DO A SKINCARE CLEAN UP
How many products do you have in your bathroom that you purchased and then, ended up hidden in the back of the cabinet because you didn’t like the smell, made you breakout, didn’t do anything… the reasons can be endless but the pile of old do nothing products is not! So, dig into your bathroom cabinet and throw away those products that are expired and you know you won’t use again. This will give you more space and allow you to organize better the skincare that works and you want to use regularly.
- CONSUME MORE SKIN FRIENDLY FOODS AND ADD SUPPLEMENTS THAT SUPPORT THE SKIN FROM WITHIN
The nutrients of the food that you consume are distributed throughout your body and absorb by the organs and tissues. Your vital organs take priority like the heart, the liver etc. so, if your diet is not abundant in fruits, veggies and other essential nutrients; the skin, although it is the largest organ of the body, is left deprived of necessary nourishment to irradiate the so desired healthy glow.
Great skin starts with great nutrition!
A balanced diet is the first step to a luminous, healthy complexion, but adding some extra help with supplements is always a good idea… why not benefit directly from a boost of nutrients that support and protect the skin and your health.
RESVERATROL extracted from the skin of grapes helps to reduce inflammation, protects the brain and the heart and has incredible anti-aging benefits.
GREEN TEA is high in polyphenols that fight oxidative damage, increases metabolism and energy levels and improves mental clarity.
PROBIOTICS…good bacteria promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system aiming in body detoxification which contributes to a flawless complexion
COLLAGEN… . it’s important to understand that a supplement cannot replace the collagen that we lose as we age but it offers great support to the soft tissue repair, build up and maintenance.
B COMPLEX … B complex can transform dull-looking skin into a radiant glow, but vitamin B’s deficiency can cause acne, excessive dryness, wrinkles, make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, rashes, and uneven skin tone.
Vitamin B12 may help to regulate your skin’s production of MELANIN (pigment) and also helps your body absorb iron, fundamental to maintaining strong, healthy nails.
Niacin and panthenol also known as B3, B5 have become skin favorites for their ability to improve your skin’s capacity to retain moisture – helping dryness and making the skin feel softer and smoother.
Biotin, B7 is a powerful supporter for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails
OMEGA 3….. I call it the internal moisturizer. It lubricates tissues, regulates oil production to boost hydration delaying the skins aging process preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. It helps inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, also provides nourishment to the hair follicles to make the hair strong and healthy.
- USE SPF EVERYDAY EVEN ON CLOUDY DAYS
Today, there are no more excuses for not using a sunscreen. The old days of funny smells and thick textures are gone and now you can find spf protection in makeup, powders, etc… the options are many! It’s a no brainer and a must do if you want to preserve your looks for years to come.
Sunscreen protects your skin from ultraviolet radiation that harms the skin causing: sunburn, breaking down collagen and elastin, damaging healthy cells and even being able to cause skin cancer.
Even on a dark cloudy day your skin is vulnerable to sun damage, make sure to select a broad spectrum sunscreen to be covered from UVB and UVA rays. UVB rays are the ones that can cause sunburn, so we are normally more attentive to those because we can see the reddening of the skin.
However, UVA rays are invisible to the naked eye and produce detrimental damage to the cells accelerating the aging process of the skin causing wrinkles and elasticity loss called photo-aging.
- STOP RESTING YOUR CELL PHONE ON YOUR FACE WHILE YOU SPEAK
Cell phones have become indispensable in our everyday life. It is even hard to count how many times we use it during the day… but resting your cell phone on your face regularly after you have touched it with your hands or rested it on dirty places is a big acne culprit and common cause of infections and rashes now days.
I have seen cases where only the side where the person uses the phone presents acne lesions while the other facial areas a totally acne free. Clean and sanitize your phone regularly and be aware of where you place it. Try as much as you can, not to rest it directly on your skin when you talk to avoid transferring bacteria.
- ESTABLISH A WEEKLY ME TIME SKIN ROUTINE
Not only your skin will thank you for it but you deserve a little time to relax and release stress.
In addition to cleansing, exfoliate the skin and do a facial mask. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells that make your skin dull and clog the pores; it also prepares the skin to absorb better the nutrients of the other skincare products. After exfoliating apply a facial mask.
Choose one based on the condition of skin at the moment, for example : a collagen mask if you need hydration, a vitamin C mask if you need to add radiance, a clarifying mask if you are fighting breakouts and so on. The skin changes regularly so make sure to have at hand several different options.
Follow your mask with a good serum and a moisturizer for a complete home facial treatment. This skin ritual will not only help you get rid of congestion build up but also conditions and adds extra nutrients to boost the results of your regular skin routine.
I wish you a wonderful new year!
Thank you very much for being here.
Until next time,
Founder of Zkin Fix Skincare
Have you found yourself trapped in a cycle of little tiny bumps that look like whiteheads ?
Normally, cosmetic acne lesions are non-inflammatory and although you may not relate cosmetic products to the sudden outbreak of acne, FYI; it may take up to 6 months for acne cosmetica to start showing up on the skin.
Of course, once the acne flares up, more makeup is needed to cover it up and the story begins.
To make things even worse, just foundation is not enough in today’s makeup routine; an arsenal of additional products like primers, concealers, highlighters, bronzers… are part of the new makeup looks with layers upon layers of cosmetics which translate into thousands of chemicals that are applied daily on the skin and among them, many may be comedogenic.
As stated by Dr. James Fulton in his book Acne RX, who I consider the maximum authority in acne : ” Any woman who is genetically acne-prone or who suffered acne as a teenager (even if only a mild case) is almost certain to be affected by comedogenic ingredients in cosmetics.”
By definition comedogenic ingredients are those that can be absorbed into the skin penetrating deep into the follicle causing clogging of the pores.
There is an ample list of comedogenic ingredients which are rated in a scale of 0 to 5 with 5 being the most problematic ones.
They are way too many to mention them all here but keep in mind the following ones because they are rated high as comedogenic ingredients found commonly in cosmetic formulations :
- Lanolin : especially its derivatives like acetylated lanolin and ethoxylated lanolin.
- Isopropyl myristate and its other forms : isopropyl palmitate, decyl oleate, isocetyl stearate, myristyl myristate, butyl stereate, isopropyl isostearate, octyl palmitate, PPG 2 myristyl proprionate, myristyl lactate, stearyl heptanoate.
- Lauric acid
- Cetearyl alcohol and ceteareth 20
- Laureth -4
- Laureth -23
- Cocoa butter
- Myristic acid
- Butyl stearate
- Glyceryl stearate SE
- Wheat germ Glyceride
- Coconut butter
- Mink oil
- Soybean oil
- Shark liver oil
- D & C red #30
- Stearic acid TEA
A few helpful tips :
√ Keep your makeup simple and use less cosmetic products. With acne less is better.
√ Avoid heavy creams and thick formulations
√ Create a list of those ingredients you want to avoid and take it with you while shopping for cosmetics.
√ Check labels and avoid products containing comedogenic ingredients to minimize your chances of developing acne cosmetica or worsening your existent acne.
Thank you for being here,
Until next time,
Paramedical Aesthetician and beauty professional.
Fulton, J. (2001) Acne RX. Dutton Press, Inc.
Tea tree oil is a new trend that is taking by surprise everybody, but do you know exactly what is it? This substance is an essential oil that is being used as an alternative to many traditional skin treatments; but it has other uses like mouthwash, repellent, and even deodorant. It also has benefits for hair and nails!
To get the best tea tree oil, you must buy one that is 100% natural. The Latin name Melaleuca alternifolia and the origin must be impressed on the label. Besides that, try to buy it from a very known brand or store, to be secure about the precedence, because like all the essential oils, it can produce terrible results if it is from an unknown source or mix it with other components.
Tea tree oil benefits for the skin
There are many benefits for the skin that this oil can provide, it is used in a wide range of lesions and conditions; some of them are:
- Dry skin: perfect for soothing dry skin, reducing itching and irritation, and hydrating the cells. It also has shown incredible results for the treatment of eczema. The best way to do it, it is to mix a few drops of the oil into a moisturizer and apply it to the affected areas right after the shower, better if it is twice per day.
- Oily skin: it helps to control and reduce oily skin. It can sound strange, but the antiseptic properties of the tea tree oil can start to reduce the production of grease on the face and other parts. Just add a little bit to the toner, moisturizer or sunscreen that you use and use it every day.
- Itchy skin: there is no worse sensation than }itchy skin, but this condition can lead to terrible infections. With the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, the sensation and any infection can be treated. Just use your normal moisturizer mixed with a few drops of the tea tree oil, and apply it several times a day in the affected zone.
- Wounds and cuts: it contains antibacterial properties perfect for a better and quick recovery of any wound and cut. These tend to hurt and be uncomfortable, but combining the oil with the wound ointment cream can help you to a full healing.
- Acne: tea tree oil is one the preferred treatments for acne, because of the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties it can reduce redness, swelling, and clogged pores. Besides that, it can help to reduce the scars and start to contributes to the curing process. Try to combine all the acne products of your treatment with some drops of the oil and start to observe results.
- Never apply it directly on your skin, its components are so strong that it can damage your body. Dilute it with a neutral option like coconut or almond oil. The mix between them must be 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil with 12 drops of the neutral oil.
- Be careful with the sensitive areas like eyes, mouth, and nose. Especially the eyes. It can cause irritation and swelling.
- Like every skin product, try it first on a small part of the body like the hands to observe any bad reaction to it.
The tea tree oil is an excellent addition to your skincare products. Be very careful when using it; just buy the best natural products.
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Removing makeup before going to bed is essential for your skin health, and it is a must that you should comply in your routine. It can look like an impossible task, because of the many responsibilities that you have at home, after work. But taking care of yourself needs to be your top priority.
Of course, you have been hearing that sleeping with makeup on is a terrible thing to do, but do you truly know why? This article will provide you with all the reasons and the best way to do it.
Reasons to remove your makeup before going to bed
Sleeping with makeup on can be chaotic for your skin. Every woman loves to have a beautiful face; however, for laziness and tiredness, we tend not to fulfill the nighttime beauty routine, in which removing chemical products is the most important part.
It can be terrible for the skin, leading to the feared breakouts. Because all the products and their components mix with the dirt and sweating accumulate during the day, so the pores clogged and ending with breakout and places hardly to concealed.
Dry complexion in the morning
It is unfortunate for the complexion if you don’t refresh your face after the long day hours because the foundation, powder, and eye makeup can stick to the body, letting lines and creases appear, besides starting the day with a dry and dull skin that will need several days to recover.
An older look
The purpose of wearing makeup is to look younger and fresh. However, if you sleep with it on, the effort put into buying products and tools to have the best appearance can be forgotten, because the next morning your face will be awful and it will take time to recover the previous state. So, please take care of your face making every night your beauty routine and get rid of the makeup, dirt, and sweat.
Ways to remove makeup easily
There are a couple of options to remove products when you feel tired and can barely keep your eyes open.
Makeup remover wipes: this is the easiest way to remove it in just a few minutes; these wipes are so good that they can take off even the waterproof options. Keep them on your bag for quick cleaning if you need to change or arrange the makeup at work. Just try to close the pack well so they won’t dry.
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Cleansing oil: this is the new trend because oil attracts oil and many of the makeup products have oily components, especially the ones for the eyes. Apply a few drops on a cotton pad and use it on your body; the makeup will be lift from your skin. After that use the regular cleanser and wash your face quickly.
Micellar water: this is the new favorite cleanser, coming directly from France. Micellar water is an option composed of tiny micelles, that are oil molecules in water that remove makeup, dirt, and grease but at the same time clean and hydrate the skin. Just use a cotton pad with the products and wipe all your face, with the eyes just leave for a few seconds and remove.
Removing the makeup before sleep is important to look young, healthy, and fresh every morning even with messy hair. Remember: having a nighttime beauty routine can be the difference in your look because it can provide you with a natural and gorgeous appearance.
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Non-comedogenic products are the best skincare and makeup products, but maybe this term is something new for you. In this article, I will explain to you what it means and the advantages of their use.
What is the meaning for non-comedogenic?
This term is the fancy way to explain that some products won’t cause comedones, which are pore blockages that result in acne or blackheads. A product that is labeled as non-comedogenic is supposed to contain ingredients that do not clog pores. Nowadays, many skincare and cosmetics products are produced this way to prevent any harm to the body.
There is a comedogenicity scale that will indicate the level of the ingredient from 0 to 5; if you detect that several components in your products are labeled 4 or 5 in this measurement system, stop using them. Options between 1 and 3 are good to use, but this will depend on your skin. Remember that you must know your body before trying a new product.
To understand the scale, follow this guideline:
- Several alternatives with oil that has a comedogenic rating of 0 are labeled as non-comedogenic, normally they won’t clog your pores.
- Oil rated as a 1 signifies a slight chance that it will clog your pores.
- A comedogenic product rating of 2 still indicates that it won’t clog pores; but for some people with sensitive skin, these products may do it.
- The rating of 3 is where a lot of people will break out using skincare items with comedogenic ingredients, but others won’t have problems with them.
- Options rating of 4 suggests that MOST users will have pores clogged using them unless they have a good tolerance for it. But, as usual, there are many factors involved in this.
- A comedogenic rating of 5 is a component that will block your pores, and few people can’t tolerate them. They are included in many choices, so you must be very attentive on what you are using.
Why should you use non-comedogenic products?
If your body is too sensitive and delicate, better to look out for non-comedogenic items; this will ensure a healthy skin acne-free. Also, pay attention to the ingredients of your favorite products, maybe you will need to change them. Moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients like jojoba oil, squalane, and allantoin are perfect examples of non-comedogenic components, so next time you will be going for new skincare purchases check the ones with those indications.
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A hydrated skin is the perfect way to show that you are a healthy person, but for so many reasons sometimes the largest organ of the body does not get the correct hydrating or moisturizing, which are not the same. There are no differences between men and women when you are talking about skin; both will need care and treatments, so today I will show some tips to get hydrated skin.
Difference between hydrating and moisturizing
Both treatments are entirely different; products are called hydrators and moisturizers, hence for them the primary objective is to help the skin, to get the necessary water to avoid the dryness and dehydration. However to reach this goal they use different ways, showing why the skin sometimes needs both treatments.
- Hydrating: it refers to the water that is contained in the cells, allowing them to show a healthy look on the skin. If the cells reduce the level of water, it is going to start the dehydration process. Hydrators work by giving water to the cells while helping the skin to absorb moisture and nutrients.
- Moisturizing: the products for moisture have the single job of helping the skin create the protecting barrier by trapping nutrients and moisture. This barrier will prevent water loss and will give a healthy, soft and smooth look to the skin.
Now that you know the difference, you must understand how your skin looks to choose the best treatment or if you will need both of them.
Tips to get a hydrated skin
With the difference clarified, let’s get to the tips on how to maintain a hydrated skin. Are you ready to give your skin a new look?
- Practice the exfoliation to prepare the skin for better hydration or moisture by removing the dead cells, that way the nutrients and water will be absorbed without problems.
- Use serums with the correct ingredients to increase the skin hydration such as hyaluronic acid, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, aloe, glycerin, among others.
- Start to love the moisturizing creams because they seal the serums hydration, thanks to containing lipids like ceramides and fatty acids; just remember to use the right one for your skin type.
- You can also make use of intensive treatments such as facials; these will give another look to the skin while using natural ingredients.
- Drink enough water. Many of us don’t drink water in the right way; it isn’t about drinking liquids; you must drink plenty of water to get the correct hydration.
- Have a balanced diet rich in minerals like omegas, especially omega 3.
As you can see, having a healthy and hydrated skin is not a difficult task; with healthy habits and effort your skin will feel soft, smooth, and most important, hydrated. Give your skin the same care like the rest of your body.
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Many women have a beauty routine and the face becomes one of the most precious parts. The products that you would use on it must be made of the best ingredients; however, many of us don’t pay attention to the labels, only to brands. Besides, in many products expensive doesn’t mean better.
So, today I give you seven reasons to check the ingredients on the facial merchandise that you are using or are thinking to buy. Don’t fall into the spell of the big marketing campaigns from the exclusive brands, find the ones according to your style and needs.
Seven reasons to check the ingredients of your beauty products
- Expiration date: every item will show you a symbol that shows the period after opening (PAO), date to be aware of because it will indicate for how many months you can use it. But there are several ingredients that depending on the climate conditions can degenerate quickly. Expired products are highly dangerous.
- Sunscreen protection: In the morning routine, sunscreen protection is a must. Checking the ingredients will indicate you the type of sunscreen included in the products. Keep this in mind especially if you live in a sunny place.
- Natural or synthetic ingredients: many natural alternatives claim to only use ingredients easily found in nature; but in reality, they can contain synthetic options that may affect your skin in harmful ways. Read carefully the ingredient list.
- Research: try to do a search the different components that you read on labels, especially those that are unpronounceable. Knowing their names and what they do, will provide an easy background when you are buying new merchandise.
- You skin condition: because we possess different skin types, you must understand how yours can react to the different products. Besides, some are made specifically for every type, and the ingredients can change.
- Not falling for fancy-named brands: keep in mind that ingredients are used in all brands, so often the expensive ones don’t offer major differences, so spending money on these will not guarantee the best care for your face.
- Artisanal products: when looking for natural ingredients in facial care it would be a good choice to check local stores offering handmade products. They will give you all the information about the components, for your knowledge.
Knowing the ingredients of the facial products can help you to have control of what you apply to your body. So take care of yourself and start to change your beauty routines to have beautiful and healthy skin.
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Botox is an injectable solution that helps to relax the muscles of the face, neck, and even hands, allowing the partial elimination of wrinkles resulted from aging and other factors.
However, even with all the information about Botox, there are few things that you may not know.
So, if you are planning to go under this procedure, it’s better to know all the different options that it offers because reducing the look of wrinkles is just one of its uses. Are you ready?
Five things to know about Botox
Botox can change the way of your smile
A smile can turn you into a different person and cause people to be more open for interactions. But sometimes your smile can show too much, including your gums, making you self-conscious. There are some botox treatments for this gummy smile that will allow you to show your full smile without worries.
Do you want a heart-shaped face?
The heart-shaped face is considered one of the most feminine looks. But every person has a different face shape, and if you possess a strong jawline that gives you a masculine touch, with a couple of botox sessions, your jawline can slim down to show a softer look on your face and even a heart-shaped one!
Botox helps with the muscles longevity
Muscles need exercises to be healthy and in good condition. However, minor muscles like the ones on the face are highly used with every expression you make, and that is one of the main causes of wrinkles. When treatments are implemented regularly, the time between each session will be longer, and the face will have a more relaxed look. Just remember to never go under treatment if the mandatory period of rest hasn’t finished.
Problems with sweating? Botox will solve them!
There is a condition known as hyperhidrosis that causes excessive sweating, and it can be an awkward situation because the sweat can present in different parts of your body accompanied with bad odor, besides being embarrassing. Botox is an effective way to reduce the amount of sweating by injecting the solution right on the affected area; usually, this is localized under the arms. You may need several sessions distributed throughout the year to reduce the condition.
Botox and migraines
Nowadays, it’s starting to be used to dull the pain associated with migraines, and even to prevent the beginning of one. This condition can affect any individual in different ways, it will depend on several factors, but it normally can cause a hard pain and change the general development of the daily activities because of the constant pulse on the brain. Botox is gaining fame as a way to control this condition.
Botox can be used in many different ways, not just for the beauty aspect. Many conditions associated with skin and others are being treated with this solution. Find the best professionals in town and check all the information that they provide before going under treatment, remember that every organism is different and you can react in unknown ways to it.
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