You should know that a correct and proper exercise routine is beneficial for health. You must be surprised to know that a correct exercise regime is beneficial for solving your aging problem. According to different researches it is known that by moderately following the correct anti aging exercise routine, you can look younger and slow your aging process. Adults following an exercise regime stay younger and fit than other people.
Different strength training exercises can lead to certain benefits. It leads to production of more growth and repair hormones in our body. These help in strengthening of bones, increasing of energy levels, increase of blood circulation in the skin and increase vitality in the body. Strength training exercise helps in creation of energy inside our body which makes us feel less tired.
It is also believed that if you will follow a regular exercise pattern then you can develop a more clear thinking and become more alert than others. Exercise can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancers. Diseases associated with aging such as blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol can also be controlled or prevented by following a regular exercise routine. Supplements can also be taken along with an exercise regime to gain more benefits.
Anti aging exercise can be as simple as a twenty to thirty minute walk. You can also engage in a sports activity swimming so as stay fit and healthy. By engaging in sports, regular workouts or exercise routine you can surely slow your aging process. These will help you not only to stay fit but will also increase flexibility in your body. It will also help in increased blood circulation that is necessary for a good healthy skin. Proper exercise makes you fit from within the body. If you are fit from inside then it will surely bring a glow at your outlook also.
With so many products and labels on the self claiming to work miracles on the skin how do you know what product to use? The best way is to choose products that have carefully selected ingredients formulated for your skin type. One popular ingredient that is being used in many skin care products and is beneficial for all skin types, is pomegranate extract. Pomegranate extract is an important ingredient in tackling many skin care problems and protecting against harmful environmental damage.
Pomegranates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits, are rich in antioxidants and are healthy for the body and skin. Pomegranate extract has been suggested by the American Association for Cancer Research to have significant benefits in reducing risk of the most common of cancers, skin cancer. Pomegranate extract aids in sun protection by up to 20% when added to sunscreen, thus giving the skin more protection from harmful UV rays.
Pomegranate extract is also being used in anti aging skin treatments due to the fruit’s abundant level of vitamins and antioxidants. Pomegranate fruit is rich in Vitamin B and C which reduce the signs of aging by promoting new cell turnover. Skin cell regeneration protects against photo aging, making it an excellent choice for those with aging skin. Antioxidants fight against environmental damage that can cause premature aging. Pomegranates have recently been found to have three times the amount of powerful anti oxidants than green tea. Pomegranate is more stable in skincare products when compared to other ingredients that are rich in anti oxidants. When used in skincare products, pomegranate extract assists with skin repair, protects against free radical damage, boosts the SPF, encourages collagen production and evens skin tone.
By nature, products containing pomegranate are moisturizing and nourishing, and are perfect for aging skin, dryness or skin irritation. Topical skincare products containing pomegranate oils or extracts are generally safe for everyone and can even be used to treat individuals with conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Pomegranate fruit extract can be used in creams, serums, facial cleanser, soaps and sunscreens.
According to a study carried out at the University of Michigan Medical School, “Aqueous fractions prepared from pomegranate peel, fermented juice and lipophilic fractions of the pomegranate were examined for effects on human epidermal keratinocyte and dermal fibroblast function. Pomegranate seed oil, but not aqueous extracts of fermented juice, peel or seed cake, was shown to stimulate keratinocyte proliferation in a mono-layer culture. In parallel, a mild thickening of the epidermis was observed but without effect on fibroblast function. In contrast, pomegranate peel extract stimulated type I procollagen synthesis and inhibited matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs can break down skin proteins) production by dermal fibroblasts, but had no growth-supporting effect on keratinocytes. These results indicate the potential of pomegranate fractions in facilitating skin repair by promoting regeneration of the dermis and epidermis.” (1)
What this means in layman’s terms is, that certain pomegranate seed oils were shown to have measurable effect on skin texture and cellular repair.
In this light, you can look forward to more skincare adding pomegranate to their arsenal anti-aging ingredients, based on its clinically proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties.
1. Aslam, MN, Lansky EP, et al. “Pomegranate as a cosmeceutical source: pomegranate fractions promote proliferation and procollagen synethsis and inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-1 production in human skin cells, J Ethnopharmacol. 20,103(3): 311-318, 2006.
Today more than ever, men are concerned with skin care and taking care of their skin. Most skin care lines are geared toward women and concerns that women have with skin health, while few are geared towards men’s skin health. The following are easy and fast tips for men to follow to start taking care of their skin, without the confusion of too many products or steps. Men’s skin care should include a daily face wash, a mild facial scrub, proper shaving techniques, and a moisturizer containing sunscreen.
Men should cleanse their skin with a mild facial cleanser morning and night. Cleansers should contain cleansing agents and be mild with moisturizing ingredients that help balance skin ph levels. Cleansing, morning and night, will remove excess oil and dirt, keeping pores clear and skin less prone to break outs.
A mild facial scrub that contains micro beads or exfoliating components such as papaya seeds can aid in over all skin health and shaving irritation. A facial scrub can be used a few times a week. A good tip is to leave the scrub in the shower and use on days following shaving. Scrubs help to shed dead skin and keep pores free of debris. Using a scrub a few times a week will also reduce ingrown hairs.
Proper Shaving Techniques
Whether you choose a wet shave or electrical, the skin should be cleansed prior to shaving. If using the traditional wet shave techniques, cleanse the skin first and use a shaving gel or cream to reduce irritation, cuts and skin snags. Shaving gels aid the blade over the skin causing the razor to catch the hairs and not the skin. For electrical shavers, cleanse and dry the skin and be sure that the blades of the electrical shaver are properly cleansed and sanitized. Electrical shavers can harbor bacteria that can then be transferred to the skin, causing irritation. An after-shave or mild facial moisturizer should always be applied after shaving. . After shaves often contain ingredients that will help reduce irritation and sooth the skin, while a moisturizer will sooth and hydrate the area.
Moisturizer with Sunscreen
As men tend to have more oily skin than women, a morning moisturizer containing a sunscreen is usually enough to properly moisturize men’s skin. However, if moisturizing at night is preferred, choose a light moisturizer that does not contain sunscreen. A day time moisturizer with sunscreen will protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun, while moisturizing and hydrating the skin, leaving it healthy and smooth. A night moisturizer would follow a night cleanse and would be beneficial for older men or men that have a drier skin type. The same moisturizer can be used day and night if it does not contain sunscreen, however a sunscreen should then be applied over the moisturizer during the day.
While it is widely known that most men will not take the same amount of time women may to take care for their skin, these tips are the basics to a great complexion for any man. With a little bit of discipline, any man can have younger-looking, smoother skin too.
By Tiffany Oney
Tiffany Oney is a licensed esthetician, professional makeup artist and natural skincare authority. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies California State University, Long Beach and interning with Vivoderm Natural Skincare in Los Angeles, California.