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HELP YOUR SKIN STAY HEALTHY AND LOOK GREAT .

While it’s impossible to stop your skin from aging , there’s a lot that you can do to slow down the process . Of course, you need to start early so that your skin shows visible signs of aging quite later .

If you’re worried about fine lines and wrinkles , sun spots , and more , it’s time you do the best you can for your skin so that you don’t have to deal with these problems soon . And if you already have a few of these problems , it’s never too late to do the right things .
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOUR SKIN LOOK GREAT :

Eat and Drink Healthy :

Working from the inside out is the best thing you can do for your skin . What you eat shows on your skin , and if you eat a healthy diet , you’re sure to have beautiful glowing skin .
Include Vitamin C-rich foods in your diet . They help produce collagen fibers that are essential for keeping skin firm and supple .
Protein-rich foods like meats rebuild cells and help repair skin .
Cut down on junk food as it contains excess sugar , salt , and …

SKIN ELASTICITY AND SAGGING .

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Your skin is your body’s largest organ . It is complex and multi-layered .
How well do you know it ?
Changes in health , weight and just the process of aging have an effect on skin’s elasticity .






HERE ARE TOP FACTS ON SKIN AND SAGGING 


Collagen and elastin , this two proteins are necessary for skin health because they offer support and elasticity , can be found in the dermis ( middle layer of skin ) .

Fibroblasts are the cells in the dermis that synthesize collagen and elastin .

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin , making up 75% .

Diminished levels of collagen and elastin cause your skin to wrinkle and sag .

Reduction of tissue in the subcutis ( fatty layer ) also causes your skin to sag as well as wrinkle .

Over time , environmental factors and aging diminish your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin .

We lose 1% of collagen per year after the age of 29 .

Existing Collagen and elasticity are broken down daily by the sun , free-radical damage and smoking .
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SERUMS .

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We get a lot of questions on serums. People are confused about what they are , how to use them and how to incorporate them into their daily regimen .
If this sounds like you , read on to see the answers to your most common questions !

WHAT IS A SERUM 

Serums are lightweight , fast-absorbing liquids used as an alternative or in addition to moisturizing creams or lotions .
Serums are usually formulated to have the highest concentration of active ingredients in a skin care line-up .







WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SERUM AND A MOISTURIZER ? 

Serums are formulated to penetrate the skin and deliver potent active ingredients into deeper layers of your skin than a regular moisturizer .
A moisturizer might also contain active ingredients , but it is primarily designed to form a barrier between the skin and the outside world , helping the skin to retain moisture .
Unlike moisturizers , serums do not contain occlusive  or airtight moisturizing ingredients such as petroleum or mineral oil that kee…

DULL SKIN .

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WHAT IS DULL SKIN ?

Skin that has lost its natural radiance , luminosity and glow is identified as dull skin .



The triggering factors could be
1 - Advancing age
2 - Skin dryness
3 - Damaged skin cells
4 - Very slow skin cell turnover

Our skin looks dull when there is a built-up of dead skin cells on its surface .
These piles of dead cells cause uneven , dull and rough patches on our skin making it look lifeless and dull .
Our skin could look dull due to dryness ; lack of moisture .
Regular exfoliation and hydration , both from the inside and outside are the most effective ways to brighten up dull skin .

SUGAR AND ITS EFFECT ON AGING .

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Cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, and chocolates !  The sugar cravings never ends .
The promise of a slim waistline has only been a temporary motivator as I see myself fall prey to sweet temptations more often than I would like .
The shocker recently came when I found out that excess refined sugar is a big contributor to skin aging .
The culprit to be blamed for this is a natural process called glycation, where blood sugar attaches itself to proteins and makes way for AGEs (Advanced Glyacting End products) . These AGE molecules  can cause premature aging , skin dullness and sagging skin and these molecules are directly linked with sugar .
Sweet nothings are not nothing , after all !

THE SUGAR IMPACT








Research and studies indicate that sugars in the form of added carbohydrates or refined sugars can lead to premature aging , sagging skin and more wrinkles .
When we consume simple sugars in the form of starches such as rice , bread , potatoes and sweets , there is a rapid rise in blood sugar l…

THE EFFECT OF VITAMIN C SERUMS ON SKIN .

Did you know that Vitamin C serums can protect your skin and even reverse the signs of aging ?
One of the hottest skincare products on today’s market utilizes nature’s very own vitamins in order to minimize lines , increase collagen production and enhance the skin’s protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Let’s take a look at why you should consider adding a Vitamin C serum to your skincare regimen:

SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE 

Many skincare products make all sorts of claims to make you look decades younger without having any proof to back it up .
Unlike the other products , the effectiveness of Vitamin C has been studied clinically and documented in various studies .
Vitamin C increases the skin’s natural protection against the sun by as much as eight times . This is very encouraging since sun exposure is the leading cause of increased lines and wrinkles .

Another study resulted in noticeable reduction in fine lines and improved fine lines and reduced hyperpigmentation …

WHY DID CHILD BIRTH TAKE MY GLOW AWAY .

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After a new baby is born you start to notice dark circles , acne , skin discoloration , stretch marks  – the rosy glow of pre pregnancy from the raging hormones is quickly being replaced by acne .
If you are lucky to have avoided post partum acne , stress , and sleep deprivation , along with zero time for skin care definitely takes its toll . Every time you look at the mirror you ask “ is that really me ? ’’




Young mothers face skin discoloration post childbirth .
The forehead , nose , cheeks and upper lip appear to be dark and splotchy .
This “ mask of pregnancy ” called chloasma or melasma goes away when the body stops producing the excess melanin that it produced when you were pregnant .
As you wean your baby , these irate spots begin to fade away . To alleviate the problem of melasma and prevent skin damage , use a sunscreen of SPF 30 upwards , no matter if it’s cloudy or sunny .

Between feeds and diaper changes there are a hundred other things you need to attend to and the last th…