Anti Aging Skin Products

Several years ago I sold products called Arbonne. I began using these products religiously after having been sold them by a friend of mine.

While I no longer “sell” Arbonne, I do refill friends orders and continue using the products myself. I have tried a slew of other products both before my experience with Arbonne as well as after. I must admit though, that nothing I have tried compares to the results I have gotten from Arbonne products.

I have been using their RE9 line for several years now and find I am lost if I run out of product. The eye cream is addicting. It goes on so smoothly and I certainly can see a difference with fine lines under my eyes.

The day cream is nice too, although I prefer something with more SPF in it then SPF 8 which the RE9 cream contains. So I began using another one of their products called Revelage. It has an SPF of 30 and touts that it has the capabilities of lightening sun spots on your face. Since I began using it this past summer, I don’t really notice a huge change in the appearance of the dark spots, but I do notice a slight color change. I suppose I was expecting a mini miracle.

I recently just tried using The Galvanic Spa by NuSkin.  My friend, Actor Ian Ziering, introduced me to it and said it was “all the rage in Hollywood”.  I have to try something and see something that good to believe it.  After receiving my spa I dedicated a few minutes (which are hard to come by raising a young family) and tried using it.  I was surprised at how easy it was to use and how light weight and small the Galvanic Spa was.  After wetting my hand , applying the negative charged gel and using the spa, I felt my skin instantly feel more refreshed.  Then I wiped off the pre-treatment gel and applied the positive charged gel that penetrates deep under the kins surface and delivers light Galvanic pulses under the skin stimulating collagen production and adding moisture deep beneath the skin.  I instantly saw a lift in my brow and a softening of my wrinkles.  Some of my fine lines had indeed disappeared.  It was pretty cool and hard to believe.  I know now why it is “all the rage in Hollywood”.  You can find out more information here www.youthfulnaturally.com.  Ian did tell me that I could get a 30% discount on the item if I signed up as a distributor.  I told him I was not sure I wanted to sell the product, but that I just enjoyed using it!  He said I could still sign up and get the discount, so I did.  Although it may be a bit pricey at $290 for distributor cost, it sure was cheaper then having to go get facials every so often and cheaper when I think of it. Not to mention the Galvanic Spa will last for 5-6 years and runs on 2 AA batteries.  It will no doubt pay for itself. 🙂

If you happen to know of a better line, I’m all ears! Would love to try some new stuff. 🙂

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Take caution with lipstick

Take caution when wearing lipstick or lip gloss during the day. Most lip products contain a reflective ingredient that gives your lips the shine after applying it to your lips. While that shine is what we are trying to achieve with it’s application it is also quite harmful for your lips.

You have heard that applying baby oil to your skin is not a healthy nor wise decision when out in the sun because it can promote sun damage or even skin cancer. Most lipsticks contain a form of baby oil, called mineral oil. It aides the sun in burning the thin, gentle skin on your lips increasing the cell breakdown and depletion of collagen. Collagen is what gives your lips their fullness. Without it we start to show signs of age with fine wrinkles around our lips. Most people don’t realize that wearing lipstick in the sun can cause premature aging. Next time you shop for lip products, be sure they contain an SPF of at least 30. There are some great products that are inexpensive out there. Maybelline and Cover Girl make one but the SPF is 15. Burts Bees has one with an SPF of 30. Color choices may be limited, but I’d rather be safe then sorry.

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Power up on Power Foods

By Michael Mosier

Is there such a thing as a perfect food? We’ve heard of super-foods, but what about a food that is simply all-around good for you? There are some that would argue eggs are just such a food – and there are several others that certainly come close and that should be integrated into your anti-aging process to help you turn back the clock from the inside out.

Back to eggs. They are a great way of getting protein into your diet, and as long as you eat in moderation and don’t already have cholesterol problems, they won’t mess up your cholesterol levels. For ease in slipping them into just about any meal, keep some hard boiled eggs on hand for sandwiches, salads and much more. 

 Tofu or tempeh

Many who aren’t used to tofu aren’t sure about incorporating it into their diet. It tends to get a bad rap in non-ethnic or non-vegetarian settings. And while you may not replace the meat in your meals with it, the good thing is that if you’re not sure about it, it’s relatively easy to disguise. It takes on the flavor of the rest of the food, but if you’re still not OK with the consistency, blend it up and put it in chilis, sauces and other liquid-based dishes. 

Tofu and tempeh are both are high in protein, but they also have flavanoids,  which helps to decrease the amount of bad cholesterol you have.

Blueberries

Small but powerful, blueberries are the berries chock full of  antioxidants. They’re tasty by themselves and in a number of breakfast-based foods like cakes and breads, but to keep it simple eat them alone, or use them to top cereal. 

By choosing to incorporate these foods into your diet you’ll be able to make changes that will taste great and hopefully have you looking and feeling better as you age!

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Facial Flex Exerciser

Facial Flex Facial Exercise and Toning KitTired of all the creams, lotions, and skin treatments to help with wrinkles and sagging skin. I know I was. I had been seeing this product for awhile and always wanted to give it a try, even though, I was a bit unbelieving. But I must say I have had it for a little while and I can definitely tell the difference. The muscles from around my eyes to my lower neck are feeling the workout. How cool!! To think, this little contraption can do so much good. Very impressive!

The Facial Exerciser and Toning Kit helps restore lost muscle and also strengthens your cheek, chin and neck area. This pretty much means your face will be tighter and smoother after using this device. It also helps circulation which in turn gives you a beautiful glow to your skin. All of this and the product only costs 29.94. Pretty good deal to me. I ordered one and got one for my mom, too. I have nothing but good results. Let us know if you have used it and what you think of it!!

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Reduce Wrinkles

image As we age, we start to worry more and more about wrinkles and aging. The worry about the wrinkles can often cause wrinkles itself. Many wrinkles come along with age, but some we often help out.

Squinting can cause repetitive facial movements that will form a ridge beneath the skin by overworking your muscles. This eventually leaves a wrinkle. If you have to squint, look into getting glasses. Glasses are far better a fashion statement than wrinkles.

Who would have thought that you can be enabling wrinkling while you sleep?! It’s a sad truth that those face lines you see when you awake, don’t all fade through the day. Side and face down lead to increased face wrinkles, it is best to sleep on back. For those of us just getting this crucial information, too lateSad, try a wrinkle cream to help fill those lines.

Don’t over wash your face. Washing your face with tap water strips the skin of nutrients. When you do wash, don’t use normal soap. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser or soap containing a moisturizer.

Things that you eat can also affect your skin. It was found that cocoa will actually lead to healthier feeling and looking skin. Soy, so popular these days, can help protect and firm the skin. Salmon assists in maintaining great skin. It contains omega-3, a fatty acid, that nourishes skin. Eating Salmon will keep skin plump and youthful.

You will also want to remember the old rituals of no smoking, moisturizing and sunscreen. Mother Nature is already gearing up to give you wrinkles, don’t help her out. Take care of your skin, you only get one shot at it.

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The new eye cream…butter!

Well the idea of using butter as an eye cream in a pinch is not so new. Women in Ethiopia have been using butter as a beautifying agent for years. Ethiopian women have cherished pure organic butter for its skin smoothing capabilities.

Organic butter contain lactic acid which is an alpha hydroxy acid that draws water from the slower level of the skin into the top layer of the skin. This locks in the moisture and boosts cell production to keep skin looking healthy, refreshed and glowing.

Americas top models have used this method of eye cream when in a pinch and needing to freshen up. So next time you are out dining in a restaurant and feel an urge to freshen up, go to the restroom, and don’t forget the butter! 😉

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Papaya and Pineapple = Cellulite and Wrinkle Free

Papaya and pineapple are both tropical fruits that has been known to get rid of wrinkles all together. They contain an enzyme called papain. Studies have been shown that prove that these two fruits can rid your face of wrinkles. Pineapple and papaya pickers have no fingerprints because the papain has smoothed their skin so much. 

Well now a new study shows that those same enzymes in those two fruits also help get rid of cellulite. In Bali, the women scoop out the papaya flesh from inside the fruit and rub the peel on jiggly thighs to tighten and smooth them. Papaya and pineapple share the same powerful enzyme that stimulates collagen production and slough off the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal softer, smoother firmer skin. Massaging the papains into the skins surface in circular motions enhances circulation, bringing hydrating blood flow to cellulite prone areas, plumping skin and reducing dimples. With repeated use, the fruits Vitamin C strengthens skin to further reduce cellulite.

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