How to Revitalize Your Aging Skin

You’re not alone if you want to revitalize your aging skin to look and feel younger. Practically, everyone is looking for anti-aging skin care these days to help keep their skin healthy.

How you look often goes hand-in-hand with how you feel. So, if you don’t look young, you may not feel young. Facial wrinkles and “crows feet” just don’t look very good, when they’re starring back at you from that mirror.

I guess just about everyone wants to look younger than they really are. I’ve been lucky, I suppose, because I have always been accused of being younger than my actual age. I’ve always hoped it has been because of my youthful look, and not immature behavior…? Maybe a little of both, I suppose. But clearly, some folks age much more gracefully than others.

Regardless of our actual age, we can all benefit by taking care of our health – including our skin. If for no other reason than when we look good, we feel good!

There are many things that make a person’s skin wrinkle and cause them to look older than they are. For example, individuals with a history of smoking tend to have more wrinkles around their eyes and mouths. Using an anti-aging skin cream can help smooth out those wrinkles and improve their self-image.

The same applies to individuals who have had a lot of sun exposure, which can cause premature wrinkling of the skin. Again, the right anti-aging skin care can help revitalize your skin, from the inside out, naturally.

The easiest way to minimize the damaging effects aging can have on our skin, is to avoid those activities that are the most detrimental to our skin. Obviously, if we can avoid smoking, don’t and if we are a smoker, the health of our skin is just another great reason to try to quit.

Another thing we will want to do, is avoid extensive exposure to direct sunlight. If we must be in the sun, use sunscreen or wear protective clothing.

The sun’s rays have always had the potential to damage one’s skin, but with the reduced ozone layer, the sun’s rays are even more intense today. We all like a good suntan, but those bronze bathing beauties won’t be looking so great in their sixties and seventies.

Another important, all natural activity we can do is to drink plenty of water. Water not only helps our body clear toxins from our body, but it also helps our skin retain its elasticity.

Let’s not forget about taking our vitamins. Our skin needs nutrients just like the rest of our body and unless we’re very proactive with our dietary needs, our skin will benefit from the regular ingestion of quality vitamins.

Of course another great tip to revitalize your aging skin is to use an anti-aging skin cream. Being good to ourself includes being good to our skin. When I was younger, I was somewhat irritated when others assumed I was considerably younger. But, now that I’m much older, the tables have turned, and I have to say, I kinda like it!

I’ve always tried to follow the rules of avoidance when it comes to  skin care, but I’m no different than many of the rest of you – I did it more by accident than with intent.

When I was barely a teen, I literally fried myself on a beach in Mexico, and suffered for weeks afterwards. That has to rank as one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done – but I’m telling you, I never put myself in a position to do that again!

Plus, I never smoked. Again, more by accident than by intent. Even though I grew up with smokers around me, I simply never developed an interest in smoking. Honestly, I tried it, but the taste was just not for me.

Despite taking steps to reduce the wear and tear on one’s body, we can’t avoid aging. A good quality, natural, anti-aging skin cream is a necessity for vital, healthy skin, and especially important if you find you must revitalize your aging skin.

I’ve looked into skin care before, but not to reduce the impact of aging, simply because I had dry, sensitive skin. I have been using skin care products of some sort, most of my life.

Now that I am getting older, I’ve been looking at anti-aging skin cream more thoroughly to find one that is good for my skin and kind to my pocket book.

Any skin care can get expensive, but if you are on a budget, don’t worry. The good news is, expensive products are not necessarily the best products. In fact once I learned more about the ingredients in these skin care products, I discovered that many of the most expensive, name brand, anti-aging skin care creams are in fact, harmful to your skin! Some actually enhance the aging process!

So, don’t let those commercials talk you into purchasing some $100 dollar skin cream just because of it’s name. That’s not to say name brand products are not good. But what I am saying is, don’t assume that because it’s expensive, it works any better than anything else on the market.

Look for the following three key ingredients in your skin care products: KanapaTM a uniquely formulated blend of super plant based, natural ingredients designed to maintain and repair the health of your skin.

Also, Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 which penetrates down seven levels of skin to produce dramatic results; and phytessence wakame which is derived from Japanese sea kelp, heals inflamed skin, while protecting it against further damage.

Of course, there are other great, natural ingredients to help you find quality skin care products.  But a product that contains all three of these plus more active ingredients would be a great product to use on your skin.

Once you have begun using natural, healthy anti-aging skin care products to revitalize your aging skin, your skin will feel refreshed and revitalized. Making you look and feel younger!

What Does Reverse Osmosis Do?

What does reverse osmosis do, in terms of water purification? Given the popularity of this process, it’s worth reviewing. 

First, what is “reverse osmosis” (RO)? It’s a process that uses pressure to force liquids through a porous membrane, in order to screen out contaminants. The size of the pores in the membrane will determine the type of contaminants that will be removed.

It was originally designed for de-mineralization and desalination, and for both, it works very well. The industrial applications are good. Many industries require the use of de-mineralized water to prevent excessive corrosion of delicate equipment.

Another example of an industrial applications, is in the food industry. It is used juice making industry, to remove water from juices, to create concentrates. 

However, our bodies are not designed to consume de-mineralized water. Making home applications problematic.

Reverse osmosis is widely used by municipalities throughout the country, as one of several treatment steps to treat waste water and our drinking water.

However, it is not the best process for purifying water, despite manufacturers marketing hype. 

It is affective in eliminating large contaminants and is sometimes recommended to reduce the amount of lead or cysts in water, but there are safer options. The process is worthwhile, but it is only one step in several that should be utilized. 

It is also works great for reducing the sodium content in salt water, making it potable. 

The biggest problem is, it’s incapable of removing chemical contaminants, because the molecular size of such contaminants are smaller than the pores of the membrane used in a RO system. They do not remove bacteria either, so an additional disinfecting method is needed.

This process also requires proper maintenance. If not properly maintained, sediment will clog the pores of the filtering membrane, providing water that cannot even be used for making coffee.

Reverse osmosis also tends to be on the expensive side, when comparing it to other more effective, filtration systems designed for use in the home.

Traces of lead can be removed through the use of ion exchange. Reverse osmosis only reduces lead to federally allowed limits. Plus, cysts can be removed by any system certified to filter down to one micron and micron particle filters cost a lot less than RO.

Finally, RO units are expensive to purchase, install and maintain and they create gallons of waste water, which translates into higher costs while creating waste for the environment. So, it’s bad for the environment and bad for your pocket book

Now that you know a little more about how reverse osmosis, you may wish to review your alternatives. In order to be effective and remove the widest range of contaminants, a home purifier should contain multiple steps, including micron filtration, carbon and multi-media blocks and ion exchange.

To answer the question, “What does reverse osmosis do for your drinking water?”; is, nothing that another less expensive, more efficient system could not do.

Do yourself, your family and your pocket book a favor, and look beyond a reverse osmosis water filtering system for your home.

Which Men’s Anti-Aging Skincare Products to Use?

Which Men’s Anti-Aging Skincare Products to Use?  

The basic difference between women’s and men’s anti-aging skincare products is the inclusion of a different fragrance; something that smells “manly.”

Ironically, ingredients in fragrances are often detrimental to one’s health. It would be better for us, if they simply eliminated fragrances altogether, and offer “unisex” skincare products.

Since the 1960s, dermatologists have recommended that consumers stay away from  products that contain fragrances, as well as preservatives, because they are two of the most common causes of allergic reactions.

A simple allergic reaction to a skin care product can lead to scarring and skin damage that stays with you for life. You would think that given the risk, fragrances would be removed.

With little, if any regulation of the industry by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the cosmetic industry concentrates their resources on creating marketing niches, and fragrances contribute to that effort.

In truth, skincare products should all be created by dermatologists or other healthcare professionals, regardless of the target market.

Instead, companies with limited research staff develop these products while monitoring development costs very closely. In the United States, these companies are not required to conduct safety testing before a skin care product is made available to consumers.

Manufacturers have never heeded the suggestion to exclude fragrances and preservatives, especially when a good fragrance and long shelf life make their product more attractive to the consumer.

And really, when you think about it, what harm can a little fragrance do when it comes to women’s or men’s anti-aging skincare products? The term “fragrance,” actually may refer to any one of thousands of different chemicals used to create a fragrance or provide preservation.

Many of these chemicals are known toxins and some are known to cause cancer. All of them can stimulate responses in the central nervous system, which is linked directly to the olfactory system which includes the nose, of course.

Artificial fragrances are known to have caused depression, agitation, irritability and may also be linked to chronic fatigue and other health problems. Does that sound healthy to have in products we apply to our skin?!

You may not be allergic to the preservatives used, but what about the other health issues that have been identified? The most common preservatives are parabens and some skin care products contain as many as five different variations of them. Research indicates that they can influence the growth of cancerous tumors. Even worse, parabens can migrate into tissues when applied to the skin and predispose those cells to cancer.

As the use of chemicals has grown in our society, so has the incidence of cancer. At one time, a person’s risk of cancer was 1 in 50. That probability today is 1 in 3 for women and 1 in 2 for men.

We can’t avoid exposure to many of the chemicals used in our society, but it’s certainly unnecessary to purposely increase our risk by applying skincare creams that contain known or suspected carcinogens.

With all that potential risk, are you willing to let the skin care manufacturer decide for you whether a small amount of chemically laden fragrance is OK for you?

Additionally, there’s no reason skincare products can’t include ingredients that relieve inflammation, reduce redness, provide protection from the sun and soothe our skin (even when caused by shaving or over-exposure), naturally.

Skincare products should include ingredients that encourage our body’s to increase skin cell proliferation while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Effective moisturizers should also be included, to provide increased resistance to damage.

The following is a list of ingredients to look for in your skincare products.  All of them are natural ingredients which will improve the overall good health of your skin: 

  • Keratin derived from New Zealand sheep’s wool, 
  • Wakame kelp, 
  • capuacu butter, 
  • Babassu wax, 
  • grape seed oil, 
  • vitamin B5, 
  • vitamin E, 
  • coenzyme Q10 and 
  • witch hazel.

The best men’s skincare creams contain all of these ingredients with no preservatives or fragrances added.  Use products that include these ingredients and your skin will look younger and stay healthier.

A Guide to Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatments

The following is designed to serve as a brief anti-aging skin care guide. Our goal is to provide an understanding of some of the benefits and drawbacks of anti-aging skincare treatments. As well as providing a basis for searching for quality products to improve the health of your skin.

There are hundreds of products on the market designed to help enrich your skin. Each claim to be the best at making you look and feel younger. How do you know what works and what doesn’t?  Hopefully, the following information will provide some answers.

The sun is responsible for 90% of the changes in our skin that we attribute to getting older. Wrinkles, fine lines, and changes in the tone and texture of our skin are all caused by ultraviolet (UV), radiation. Sagging skin and bags under our eyes are caused by a loss of elastin – the stretchy material in our skin. Which accounts for the remaining 10%.

The majority of the damage to our skin is done before we reach the age of twenty. Despite this knowledge we are continually encouraged to use sunscreen whenever we’re exposed to direct sunlight, to avoid damaging our skin further.

That’s all good and well, provided there’s no adverse affects associated with the use of sunscreen.  Which, until recently was the belief.

We know its use may decrease the risk of squamous and basal cell cancer, but it now appears to increase the risk of melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer.

It is unclear whether the increased risk of melanoma is caused by the sun block chemicals being absorbed through the pores of our skin or merely over-reliance on the products to protect our skin.

What is clear, research shows anti-aging skin care treatment which is designed to be used daily, should not contain sunscreen.

Even though most of the damage to our skin is done when we are young, that doesn’t mean that we cannot restore some of that damage. We can encourage our body to create new collagen, new elastin and new skin-cells, all while increasing levels of proteins that are important for all of these processes.  In doing so, we will look and feel younger.

There are products currently available on the market that will help rejuvenate our skin. But, we are going to have search diligently to find them. The best way to do that, is by reading through the ingredients of the available products.

There are specific ingredients that have been found to be truly effective in rejuvenating one’s skin. For example, there is clinical research supporting the effectiveness of anti-aging skin care treatments that contain Keratin, wakame and nano-lipobelle.

Keratin is a protein that is needed to create and repair the skin’s layers and cells. This particular type of protein can easily be absorbed and used by the human body for that repair work.

The best, most natural Keratin, is a combination of natural bioactive Keratin and a nutritional hydrolysed keratin, which is derived from the wool of New Zealand sheep.

You are likely aware free radicals may cause cancer in our bodies, but did you know the negative effects that free radicals can have on our skin? They can adversely affect the integrity of the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin, eventually causing wrinkles.

Just as we may take antioxidants orally to destroy free radicals inside our bodies, we need antioxidants for our skin, as well. Nano-lipobelle and wakame have powerful antioxidant capabilities. Wakame extract is derived from a specific kind of sea kelp.

While, Nano-lipobelle is a specially created formula containing vitamin E and co-enzyme Q-10. This ingredient is designed to penetrate through all our skin’s layers, destroying free radicals as it goes.

Beware of anti-aging skin care products that contain sun block.  And remember, only the best skin care treatments contain all of the nourishing ingredients mentioned here.

We hope this information provides a starting point on your quest to a healthier, more natural rejuvenation of your skin.

 

These ingredients will improve the health of your skin!

Avoid these ingredients!