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Woman with glowing skin

Tips to get Glowing Skin

A glowing face looks prettier, more beautiful, and is a pleasant sight to look at, too. It radiates positivity, makes your skin look healthier and younger than it actually is, keeps you fresh and makes you feel alive. But, nothing that is so beautiful, comes easy. You need to work hard and stay true to your regime to get that perfect glow in your skin. And once you achieve it, you need to work hard to maintain that glow and keep it from escaping you. The tips mentioned below should take care of that for you. You just need to be regular with them.

Water, the Purifier

Glowing, clear skin reflects the fact that there are minimum impurities within your body. Impurities mainly are toxins and waste substances. Thus, one of the most important steps to clear, flawless skin is to drink loads of water. It flushes all the impurities and toxins out of the body.

Rub it Off

Regular exfoliation is essential for flaunting a clear skin. It helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and gives way to new ones. In addition to that, it flushes out any dust or similar pollutants which might prove harmful to the skin.

Peeling Away to Glory

Papaya is a wonder fruit and is fantastic for your skin. One way to avail its benefits is to eat it. Or, you may cut it and gently rub the peel on your face. Olive oil, turmeric, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, and vegetable oil are a few other natural products from your kitchen which can be used in place of the fruit. Over a period of time, there would be a sure improvement in your skin tone!

Moisturize and Shine

Almost all skin care experts in the world swear by a moisturizing routine for healthy and glowing skin. But, even though this is a no-brainer and some members of the older generation might feel otherwise, a good moisturizing cream keeps your skin in the best shape. There is a caboodle of skin care products in the market, so opt for reliable and credible ones.

Tummy Tales

Keeping a check on what you eat, and what you avoid is another secret to gorgeous skin. The glow on your skin is directly affected by your diet patterns. Keep foodstuffs that are oily and spicy, at bay. But, this is not to say that you shouldn’t have fats and oils at all. They act as a youth preserving antioxidants and aide in anti-inflammatory protection. A fair amount of anti-aging omega-3 fatty acids is great for your skin. At the same time, keep a distance from sugar and high glycemic carbohydrates, and include generous helpings of the right kinds of protein.

Get Up, Get Going

Exercise, health, physical fitness, beauty, and overall well-being are all peas of the same pod. Exercising is imperative for getting that enviable glow on your skin. It gets your system charged up and improves your blood circulation, thus improving the health and appearance of your skin.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleep! It is free, it is the easiest thing to do, and it is the most powerful and effective beauty treatment ever. When you snooze, the skin starts working its three Rs – repair, restore, and re-balance. Blood circulation throughout the body is at its peak while you are sleeping, and old cells are constantly being replaced by new ones. This means good news for the skin, which radiates a fresh glow every time you have rested well.

Last, but not least, do not ever forget to be happy from within! The happiness will reflect and you will definitely glow brighter than the morning sun! Take Care!

Reflection of a guy in the bathroom mirror

Ways to Skin Care for Men Over 50

How true! But then, that’s life – full of ugly truths! After a certain age, the body ceases to take care of itself and the evidence of this can be seen most clearly in the changes that the integumentary system undergoes. An inevitable change, debilitation to be specific, in the quality of the skin, hair, and nails is nothing but an external manifestation of the body’s losing battle against the joint conspiracy of nature and time! Entering middle age is a rude awakening for men and the blow is harder on them than women. You see, since the dawn of creation, women have been conscious about the way they look, making efforts to maintain their hair and skin in glowing health despite being burdened by hundreds of tasks on any given day.

Caring for her looks is something very natural for a woman – it begins during the early years of her being when she, unbeknownst to her conscious psyche, starts aping her mother’s beautification efforts (remember when you used to put on your mom’s lipstick and stick your tiny feet in her high heels as a child?). This continues throughout her living years and this just makes her transition into middle age smoother than men – at least physically, if not emotionally! It’s just the reverse for men, though. Mentally they still feel the same as they did on their 21st year but the ravages of time settle in all too unexpectedly and drastically once they roll over the wrong side of 40….. perhaps that’s the only way nature could come up with, to make them realize that it’s time they grew up – the fact that most still don’t is a different matter altogether (no offense, guys, but it’s true!)! Anyway, let’s focus on the titular subject and get down to tackling the issue of skin care for men over 50.

Taking Care of Skin Post Middle Age for Men

Post 35, the chief enemies of your skin that can totally ruin the way you look (thereby, sabotaging your chances with the opposite sex) are wrinkles, blemishes and ugly pigmentation, sagging and roughness. If you take a closer look at these issues, you’ll realize that most of these can be repaired and even reversed to a considerable extent by making a few diet and lifestyle modifications. For others, there are always skincare products! Now, let’s take a look at what can be done to make you look at least 10 years younger by taking care of the aforementioned skin issues.

Lose the Sugar Coating…..There’s a Bitter Pill Inside!

If your food preferences and diet has been dictated by your sweet tooth, it’s time you got it extracted. Studies have proven time and again that too much sugar, especially the refined and simple carb variants, cause the skin to look dull and your chances of getting wrinkles to increase threefold! This is because all that unnecessary sugar binds with the proteins and this completely alters the protein structure that is necessary to keep the skin firm, elastic and glowing (well repaired). If you’ve been ignoring all those less is more when it comes to sugar suggestions all these years, it’s still not too late. Do your body a huge favor and cut down your sugar intake by half! Besides gaining fabulous skin, you would lose some significant pounds from your convex midriff!

Get All that Blood Rushing Again!

Improved circulation shows in the form of radiant skin, shiny hair and healthy, unmarked nails. If you haven’t been regular at the gym all these years, you can start with the more gradual yoga and pilates exercises to mobilize all parts of your body and get better circulation. You can also enroll in aerobic exercises and dance classes. Issues such as skin discoloration, dull appearance, and dryness often occur due to poor blood circulation. So, put the music on and get moving!

Embrace Nature and All Things Natural!

Include as much fresh and natural stuff in your diet as you can and stay away from processed and preserved food as far as possible. Drink lots of water, eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies – let nature take over and inundate your body with natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Eat lots of natural protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and calcium sources such as green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, fish oil, soy, dairy, fish, lean meat, and seafood. Your inner wellness will show on the outside in the form of healthier, firmer skin.

Choose Skin Care Products Wisely

The 50s is the age when your skin needs all the help it can get, especially if you’ve been taking your looks for granted all these years. A lot of products are available these days that are specifically meant for mature and aging skin. Opt for mild cleansing products and intensive, vitamin enriched moisturizers to keep your skin well-hydrated and supple. Exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin and to unclog pores. Since pores on the skin, especially on the face, get bigger with age, it becomes all the more important to scrub regularly to let it breathe. You can use anti-wrinkle creams and anti-aging solutions to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and age spots on the skin. Under eye, creams will help smooth out fine lines and creases under and around the eyes.

The Standard Fare

Beauty regimen for men over 50 would also include all the usual cleansing-toning-shaving-moisturizing stuff; just make sure the products you use at 50 would be slightly different from those you used when 25, based upon the ingredients. If you check the ingredients on specialized skin care products for mature or aging skin, you’ll notice certain differences from those in their generic counterparts.

All’s Not Sunny Under the Sun!

As your skin matures, it loses its capability to repair damage at the same rate as it did when you were in your teens. This just means that you need to take extra care to protect skin from the ravages of the environment. The harsh rays of the sun may have just caused temporary tanning of your skin in your earlier years but once you’ve crossed 40, those same rays can cause a lot more than just a harmless accumulation of melanin. Sunburns, heat rashes and blemishes are just a few examples, not to mention skin cancer! Ergo, be generous with slathering on that sunscreen lotion all over your exposed body parts every time you go out in the sun, even if it is for a couple of minutes.

When selecting products to reduce hyperpigmentation, make sure you consult a dermatologist beforehand as products for skin care for men with dark skin differ from those of men with lighter skin when it comes to removing marks, scars, melasma, and abnormal pigmentation. Choosing the wrong product will either make the marks lighter than the surrounding skin tone or will not treat the pigmentation issue effectively enough. Avoid alcohol-based toiletries and cosmetic products completely as they can cause the area of application to darken permanently. Cut out on caffeine and alcohol to avoid getting ugly, puffy bags under your eyes. Get a body massage and a mild, preferably herbal facial treatment at least once every month to feel rejuvenated and relaxed. Give your body sufficient amounts of rest and do not push yourself to perform rigorous workouts that are too taxing on your body. The idea is to keep your body running and maintained, not to punish it.

I would like to wrap up this session on skincare for men over 50 by sharing one more, very profound, philosophy regarding looking great in your 50’s with you – realize that you’re growing in years and take it in your stride. That way, you’ll be ready to make changes in your wellness routine and lifestyle to suit the beauty needs of your years without feeling negative about it! Do you know what aging with dignity is all about? It’s when you make efforts to look fit and great at 50 and feel good about it too!

Face Skin Care

Aging Skin Care Tips

Taking care of your skin is very essential to keep away those prominent signs of aging. Wrinkles, dry skin, unwanted hair, hair loss, etc., are some signs of the intrinsic aging process that starts in the late 20s. If you do not start following a skin care regimen at the right time, premature signs of aging are likely to appear sooner than expected. Prolonged exposure to sun and harsh weather conditions, smoking, stress, lack of sleep, etc., are some of the factors that might cause the skin to lose its elasticity and youthfulness. Here are some tips that you can follow to make that glowing skin last for a long time.

Tips to Follow

Protection from Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

Protecting your skin from harsh sun’s rays is of utmost importance. If possible, stay indoors between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have to step outdoors, remember to use an umbrella, protective clothing, scarf, and sunglasses. Use a sunscreen or a sunblock lotion with a high SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

Moisturize

As you get older, the skin starts becoming dry. During this time, moisturizing becomes a very essential part of skin care. Using a moisturizer soon after you have a bath will help to lock the moisture and keep your skin soft and supple. You must apply moisturizer at least twice a day. Remember that dry skin loses its elasticity, which in turn leads to the formation of wrinkles. A moisturizer will also protect your skin from cold weather.

Diet and Exercise

It’s extremely essential to follow a healthy diet that is rich in essential nutrients. One must also stay physically active. Exercising daily will help strengthen your muscles, increase circulation, and rejuvenate your skin. You are sure to have glowing skin if you follow the exercise routine. You can also perform facial exercises to get rid of the wrinkles naturally. These will also help tone up your face and make it look firm.

Stay Hydrated

You must drink adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated. Drinking water will help flush out the toxins from your body, and aid in digestion.

Special Care

Make sure that you cleanse and moisturize your skin daily. Skin pores can get clogged due to dust, oil, and environmental pollutants, so keeping the skin clean is very important. Exfoliating the skin will help you get rid of the dead cells. You can also get your skin professionally cleaned every 10 to 15 days.

Also, opt for facials that are specially meant for aging skin. You can also make use of anti-aging creams and other specially formulated anti-aging products. Applying a face mask once a week will also help keep your skin firm, fresh, and young. You can also opt for anti-aging supplements which are known to be effective in maintaining the texture of your skin.

Besides following an aging skin care regimen, do make lifestyle-related changes. For instance, avoid consumption of oily food/processed food, and quit smoking. Cut down on the intake of alcohol. Follow a skin care regimen religiously to slow down the aging process and get a younger-looking skin that takes years off your face.