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Hands, elbows and knees reveal a woman’s true age. Puffy eyes, dark circles, dark spots and dull complexion are age revealing. Exposure to sun and smoking age us faster than anything else. They both cause free radical damage to your skin which have a cumulative effect over time. Not to mention they are both linked to the “C” word; skin cancer on a rise and extremely prevalent here in sunny Florida. My advice use SPF between 15-30 (either in your moisturizer, foundation or alone) and lose the cigarettes.
Before wrinkles and lines creep up on us — it is wise to prevent them before our skin begins to break down. Moisturize your skin from head to toe. Pay extra attention to your hands, elbows, knees and feet. Cosmetic surgery is not an option to correct aging, abuse or neglect on these body parts. Get in the habit of using moisturize before your skin becomes dry. Make it part of your daily hygiene.
Puffy eyes can be avoided by drinking enough water, getting a restful night sleep and keeping your skin hydrated. When we are over stressed our bodies produce stress hormones that cause inflammation.
A hidden beauty secret that is proven to be effective by many of my celebrity clients — sleep on your back. Do not sleep on your stomach. It is the very worst sleep position, because gravity will pull your skin down and body fluid will be drawn to that area. Get in the habit of sleeping on your back with a pillow elevating your head. It takes some effort to change your pattern. However, you will notice a huge improvement when you get into the routine.
Using cool compress on your eyes in the morning works well for puffy eyes. Another option is cool tea bags (which you used to have your morning tea then placed in the freezer for 15 minutes) or sliced cucumber on your eye area work wonders too.
If none of these things work for puffy eyes and its not hereditary, I have also found food allergies can also contribute to puffy eyes. Food like dairy can cause your eyes to appear puffy or environmental issues play a role. If your eyes tend to be itchy, it might be allergies to food, pets or environment. There might be something else causing it, dust mites, foam/latex pillows could be the cause of the irritant.
Dark under eye circles can be genetic, allergies or an underlying health issue. Certain ethnicities (Middle Eastern and those from India) are prone to dark circles. The solution to dark circles is very similar to dealing with puffy eyes.
Dull complexion can be alleviated by exfoliating your skin on a regular basis. You can do this by using something to stimulate your skin. Do it yourself every week or get a professional facial once a month.
If you have dry skin you can use a gentle exfoliating motion with a washcloth or loofa sponges. Below are a few I like.
Natural Sea Sponges Multi Pack the Perfect Spa Gift Set to Pamper Moms, Brides, Girlfriends, Teens; Gentle, Hypoallergenic, Great for Bath, Shower & Facial Cleansing by Constantia Beauty TM with BONUSES!
pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge – Activated Charcoal
3 in 1 Set – Dry Skin Body Brush with Natural Boar Bristles and Detachable Long Handle – Loofah Back Scrubber – Facial Sponge – pre Shower & Bath Brush for Dry Brushing, Exfoliating, Reduce Cellulite
If you have oily skin you might try a glycolic exfoliator with a hand held battery operated device to polish and slough off the dead skin daily. For normal skin try exfoliating a few times a week. Another way to exfoliate your skin is to have a microdermabrasion treatment by a professional skin care expert. Exfoliating will rejuvenate your skin and bring back your skin tone.
Dryness can be improved by using a good moisturizer to replenish your thirsty skin. If your skin is extremely dry you might need shea butter or coco butter to hydrate it. My favorite is coconut oil.
Using these products at night time just before bed is part of my own personal beauty routine to ward off the signs of age.
Acupuncture a proven way to turn back the hands of time and heal the entire body, mind and spirit at the same time. It dated back to 200 BCE. I believe in acupuncture face lift treatments also known as facial rejuvenation. I recommend them to all my clients young and old. Personally, I have witnessed it erase 10-15-20 years in a matter of a few treatments. What I love about it is; no knife, no anesthesia, no scars, no pain of recovery, no bad face lifts or the obvious appearance you’ve had a facelift. Only tiny needles that make you look younger and feel 100% better instantly. If you need help finding a Acupuncture Physician feel free to contact me and I will help you.
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