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Research shows that smell affects mood and behavior. Apparently, the nasal passages lead directly to the brain's limbic system which regulates your mood, memory and sexual response. Knowing this, head out and find a fragrance that appeals to you and then watch your mood change. It couldn't be easier.
Regardless of gender, make a point to moisturize your face every morning. The moisturizer guards against the dry, dull skin that is more likely to develop premature wrinkles. To add more power to your routine, choose a face lotion containing SPF 15 or higher.
We come into contact with smog, dust and dirt, not to mention chemicals in every day cleaning supplies. Can you imagine what this is doing to our faces? It is really important to cleanse thoroughly and follow this up with an anti-oxident cream to help take care of the free radical damage.
This procedure involves electric brushes that "sand" the outer layers of the skin. It is the shock of this procedure that causes new collagen to form. This form of cosmetic surgery is primarily for deep lines or sever acne scars. Be sure to search out a qualified dermatologist or doctor and recovery/healing time can be up to six weeks in some cases.
If you are considering any sort of cosmetic surgery, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Do you simply want to appear more attractive? If so, consider other possible routes that are available to you. There maybe an easier and less expensive way to achieve the same results.
Wearing the right clothes can have a tremendous impact on the age you appear to be. A forty-year-old woman can cause herself to look anywhere from 25 to 55 based on the clothes she wears. Pick up a copy of a fashion book and see for yourself the amazing style transformations that are possible. Doing so can shed years off of your appearance.
If you have decided that cosmetic surgery is right for you, it's time to find a doctor. Look for recommendations from your family physician, rather than simply going through the newspaper. Recommendations can also come from people you know. Your neighborhood esthetician might be able to point you in the right direction as well.
While it might sound like a good idea to wear a foundation containing an SPF factor, the layer that you apply is too thin to provide the kind of coverage you require. To prevent damage from the sun, team up your foundation with a good moisturizer that contains a sunscreen.
It's the sun! Is it any wonder that our face is the first part of us to show its age? And it isn't merely suntanning that causes the problems. It's the CONSTANT exposure that we receive every day... a minute here and a few minutes there. Our defense is a daily application of an SPF15 (or more) moisturizer.
You probably deserve this more than you know! You are going to need 15 ml of sweet almond oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Combine the two and then take a few moments to give yourself a facial massage. They are incredibly relaxing and very beneficial to the skin. And surprisingly enough, the oil is easily absorbed into the skin which means no shiny face to worry about.
I spend a lot of time on the computer and as a result, my eyes are often tired. Here's an easy way to give them a rest.
Rub your hands together several times to build up heat. Now cover the eye area, resting the heel of the palm on the cheek bone. Your hands won't even touch the eye area, but the heat will soothe and relax.
Exercise is not only good for your body, it's also good for your skin. Aerobic exercise will increase circulation, bringing much needed nutrients to the cells. It also boosts the collagen and elastin production that ruins our necks and jaw lines. So... exercise really is "skin food."
These three letters stand for "sun protection factor." If your product states SPF25, it means that you could remain in the the sun 25 times longer than if you had no protection. Each year, companies bring out products with higher protection. I now have a sun block with an SPF of 50.
While you are waiting for the cuticle oil or cream to work, give yourself a relaxing foot massage using a light oil, or if there is nothing handy, use a little moisturizing cream and then go to work. You will have softer feet and the massage will relax you more than you can imagine.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|