Did you know the skin starts to age naturally in your mid-20s? Just when you’re about to kick off adulthood, you start to get old. Go figure, right? As we age, the production of collagen—an essential protein that acts as the framework to our skin—starts to slow. Furthermore, the elastin in our skin, which is responsible for keeping things nice and firm, demises and can even break down. Dead skin cells start to accumulate because they no longer shed as quickly, and turnover of new skin cells starts to decrease. Ultimately this leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, which can start to become apparent as early as your 30s.
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Pass the cranberries, please! I ask not because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but because this delicious little berry is power packed with benefits for skin. Cranberries contain unique phytonutrients, including antioxidants that help protect skin cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Additionally, cranberries contain antibacterial properties, which can help keep pore-clogging germs at bay.
We’ve all been there. You’re exhausted and unmotivated, dreading going through the motions of your skincare or beauty routine. Washing your face is the last thing on your mind, and putting on makeup before leaving the house? No thanks. It’s a common tune for women who are “beauty lazy” or just “too busy for beauty.” The good news is, there are simple solutions for taking care of your skin and making yourself look gorgeous without a whole lot of effort.
Q: With colder weather on its way, what can I do to keep my skin soft and smooth? Winter dryness is the worst!
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Dry skin—characterized by a tight, dehydrated, flaky, dull-looking appearance—can be beyond frustrating. Besides making you feel uncomfortable, dryness can lead to inflammation, redness and irritation, not to mention making fine lines and wrinkles even more noticeable.
More and more shopping is done online these days. All of your favorite stores, brands and products are just a click away. Whether you’re browsing on a PC, a tablet or your smartphone, you can shop for just about anything you want from anywhere you are—no need to even step foot outside your home! Online shopping saves time, is incredibly convenient and can often be less expensive than purchasing products from a brick-and-mortar store. Not only are there exclusive Web sales, but you can easily comparison shop to get the best deal on whatever you’re buying.
Athletes tend to be focused on meeting goals, crossing finish lines and winning the game. They’re driven, motivated, hardworking individuals who press boundaries to reap rewards. All the physical activity often hits their bodies hard, causing issues from achy muscles to blisters to dehydration. They have special skincare needs, too, and may need to care for their complexions a bit differently than others.
Germs are everywhere, but sometimes we don’t consider the fact that germs and bacteria actually live on our skin. We’re all aware that we need to wash our hands frequently, follow basic food safety practices and avoid touching people and objects that we know are infected with our bare hands. We tend to think of bacteria as germs that cause illnesses; however, new studies suggest that a healthy amount of normal bacteria can help prevent diseases. When it comes to our skin, though, we often associate bacteria with breakouts, clogged pores and congested skin.
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