Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2009
With so many great advances in skincare today, we're able to build a better defense against Father Time. Though we can't stop the clock, we can certainly slow the hands of time and look younger, longer. Skincare-News.com's latest article, "6 Ways to Look Younger" discusses some surprising ways to turn back the clock.
1. Seek out silk. Great hair can shear years off of the appearance. The key lies in proteins, which chemists have turned to for years to help hair. Recently, the attention has shifted to silk protein, touted for its intense shine, body and weightlessness. These days, silk is harvested from worms or spider genes transplanted in tobacco or alfalfa plants -- both costly processes. Similar to less-pricey wheat proteins, the molecule size is ideal for sitting outside of the hair shaft, but its ability to deliver shine is unsurpassed.
2. Attack emotional aging. Whatever we feel emotionally, our skin "feels" too. That's because the skin and brain are actually connected, meaning that worry and stress affect our skin. It's been estimated that a whopping 80 percent of skin problems result from emotional aging. To attack this stress-induced aging, look for products with arctic cranberries, which carry powerful antioxidants. These cranberries are found in an unusual plant that blooms its omega-3 rich cranberries just once a year.
3. Get creative about sunscreen. Nothing keeps a person looking younger than staying out of the sun and making daily sun protection a routine habit. But, this doesn't mean that women have to give up that sun-kissed glow. To get the benefits of both SPF and a bronzed complexion, apply a self-tanner that contains sun protection.
4. Lose the lipstick. It can actually draw attention to lines, wrinkles and imperfections. Instead, try using Vaseline on the lips, which is a cheap way to leave the mouth looking full and soft.
5. Nourish the insides. In general, if something is goof for the body it's also good for the skin. Look into skin-healthy foods that contain vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids to give the skin a nice glow, and vitamin B and biotins to strengthen the hair and nails. Individuals who are concerned about incorporating these foods into the diet should consult a doctor to find out if a supplement might be a good choice instead.
6. Check out sirtuins. After studying Tibetan monks from Okinawa Japan -- known for their long lives and wrinkle-free skin -- researchers found that the monk's 30 to 40 percent calorie restriction led to more active cells. It appears that this calorie restriction activates a family of genes called sirtuins, which help to repair DNA and delay cell death. The researchers concluded that sirtuins may protect the skin against stress and photoaging. More research is still needed, though, so keep an eye out for studies on this exciting ingredient.
Skincare-News.com covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:
4 Steps to Perfect Lips
It's hard to hide the lips -- every time a person speaks, eats, drinks or kisses someone, the lips take center stage. Lipstick and gloss can create a polished look, even without the addition of other makeup. It's also the perfect finishing touch to mascara, eye shadow and blush. This article discusses how to prep the lips for color, choosing the right shade of lipstick or gloss, gathering all the necessary tools and how to apply lip color. Follow these four steps to make the lips look healthy and beautiful.
Skincare 101: Combination Skin
Combination skin can be challenging. Some parts of the face might be shiny and greasy, while other spots feel normal or even dry. Typically, the oily areas are located on the T-zone, which consists of the forehead, nose and chin. Cheeks are usually more on the dry side, but the degrees of oiliness and dryness can vary. The T-zone also tends to have larger pores and is prone to breakouts, while the cheeks may feel rough and irritated. For women who are frustrated by the task of balancing their combination skin, this article discusses how to balance the oily and dry areas of the face with a step-by-step skincare routine.
How to Protect Your Nails During a Manicure
Having clean, well-kept fingernails is part of a polished appearance. While some of us have learned to recreate a high-quality manicure at home, most prefer going to a professional salon. One of the major reasons is that a manicure is a pampering experience. But don't get too relaxed--many women have suffered from painful infections after getting a manicure. So, how can women choose a place to beautify their nails without the danger of a medical dilemma? Here's what to consider.
9 Skin Care Tips for Springtime
Spring is here, which means it's time to start taking out the shorts, swim suits and tank tops. Warmer weather also means it's time to start thinking about a springtime skin care makeover. These nine tips are designed to help a woman rejuvenate her face and body and revamp her regimen. Find out how to review a basic skincare regimen and switch out products as needed, how to properly protect the skin from sun damage and what to do about body acne. Also, learn about DIY treatments that are helpful in the warmer weather and easy ways to exfoliate and smooth the entire body in preparation for a self-tanner.
Skincare for Kids in 4 Easy Steps
Like adults, children can also suffer from delicate skin that is susceptible to infection, rash and injury. However, kids also have unique concerns, including sunburn, rashes, infections, bug bites and injuries. Luckily, protecting a child's delicate skin doesn't have to be time-consuming or complicated. With these four simple steps, it's easy to keep a child's skin clean and healthy.
Melanoma is considered the most serious type of skin cancer. Though it doesn't affect as many people as other skin cancers, melanoma causes the most deaths. It isn't necessary to singe the skin at the beach or in a tanning salon to get melanoma, although these activities do dramatically increase the risk. Even running errands without using the proper precautions can increase a person's risk for melanoma. So, it's important to learn the early signs of this potentially fatal cancer. Here's what every person needs to know to shield his or her skin from melanoma and sun damage in general.
A Brief History of Beauty
The products people use every day feature cutting-edge technology to cleanse and hydrate the skin, reduce wrinkles and beautify the face. We're lucky to live in an age when safe, effective products are easily accessible. Historically, however, this wasn't always the case. Here, this article explores the not so pretty origins of beauty and the pioneers of modern-day makeup and skincare.