How to Get a Lift without Going under the Knife
It’s a sad fact of life that our faces sag as we get older, with the skin becoming thinner and less elastic. The fat tissue beneath the skin loses volume, and the facial muscles lose their tone. These changes can also be accelerated by too much exposure to the sun, and smoking, and we’re almost certainly genetically predisposed as to how fast our faces start to droop.
The Inevitable Signs of Aging
The sagging effect can be seen in our eyebrows which tend to lose their arch, giving us a ‘sad eye’ appearance, while the tissue over the cheekbone tends to droop downwards. However where we tend to notice the sagging effect most is in the large cheek area, around the mid to lower face, which ages us the most. Naso-labial grooves which run from outside the nose to the corners of the mouth, and ‘turkey necks’ are also areas which make us look older.
The Good News is There Are Effective Ways to Lift the Skin Gently
While we’re all in the same boat when it comes to skin ageing, it’s possible to give skin a lift in a number of ways. Surgery is always an option, and some people decide to have a brow or facelift. But, there are a number of simpler, safer ways to give our skin a much needed boost and restore it to a more youthful appearance. Dead Sea Premier have plenty of products which nourish and tone the skin, including an Instant Stretching & Revitalizing (Lifting) Mask, which contains essential oils and activ..
Whiten and Brighten Your Skin
Nowadays we wouldn’t dream of leaving home without lathering on a good sunscreen. However for many of us our former sun worshipping days are fast catching up with us and we’re starting to see the damage which has already been caused.
Hyper-pigmentation and dark spots on the skin usually result from excess exposure to the sun. When skin is exposed to the sun, the skin cells produce a pigment called melanin, and when skin is continually exposed to the sun’s rays, the accumulated melanin on the skin appears as light spots. These are also sometimes termed age spots, liver spots or sun spots and they tend to occur in areas which are prone to the most sun exposure such as the face, neck, and arms.
Hyperpigmentation Has a Number of Reasons
As well as sun damage, hyperpigmentation can also occur due to the natural process of ageing, and pregnant women are also more likely to experience the condition. Discoloration can also be down to hormonal changes, acne, genetics and even skin treatments which have been unsuccessful (post inflammatory pigmentation). People with certain skin tones are more prone to getting hyperpigmentation too, and Asian, East Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and African American skins are more likely to experience pigmentation disorders.
In order to prevent discoloration of the skin, it’s essential to apply a high factor sunblock every day – no matter what the weather. Exfoliation is another helpful way to ward..
Don’t Let Your Eyes Ruin Your Day
Ever looked in the mirror to find your eyes have bags that could carry the shopping? Then you’re not alone. Bags beneath the eyes are something most of us encounter from time to time especially if we haven’t had enough sleep. However it’s not just a night on the tiles which will guarantee you puffy peepers, there are a number of reasons you could be sporting this look. This includes allergies, stress, diet and the ageing process. Even our genetic make-up can be to blame for our eye-bags.
Swelling around the eyes indicates that there’s an excess of fluid, or ‘edema’, in the skin tissue - and since the skin around the eyes is so thin, any swelling or discoloration will be quite prominent. When it comes to aging the reason our eyes look puffy is due to the thinning of the membrane that holds back fat in both upper and lower eyelids. As this membrane or ‘septum’ thins, the fat tends to push forward, forming eye bags under the eyes.
There’s also a reason we tend to get puffy eyes in the morning and it’s because during the night we don’t blink. You can think of blinking for eyes as kind of like walking for legs. When our legs don’t get any exercise we may experience some swelling in the lower extremities. As soon as our legs start to walk again the trapped fluids are released back into the circulation and the swelling goes away. Similarly when the eyes are in a non-blinking state during sleep eyelids can swell – but when you’ve been..
Keep Skin Healthy and Minimize Pores
The pores on our faces can look particularly large and unsightly – especially when we make the mistake of studying them in a magnifying glass. Although it’s important not to obsess, enlarged pores can make skin look rougher and more aged, which is why diminishing their appearance always scores highly on our wish list.
Pores make up part of the hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands, and without them the body cannot regulate temperature or keep skin protected. However they often become blocked making them more noticeable or even resulting in acne. Large pores can also make your skin look older – can you remember ever noticing the pores on a baby’s skin?
What causes enlarged pores?
Excess oil can clog the pores and expend them. Age will lead to a lack of elasticity causing skin to sag, making pores appear larger. Men tend to have bigger pores than women, although female hormones can make change pore size, too.
Can you shrink pores?
There’s no way to physically shrink the pores - they don’t open and close since they do not have muscles i.e. you can’t exercise your pores into decreasing in size. But there are ways to make pores as invisible as possible.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels both promise cleaner, smoother looking pores but they come with a hefty price tag, not to say potential side effects. Great results can be achieved at home using Dead Sea Premier products.
Keeping pores clean by..
The Importance of Balance
Everyone knows it’s importance to have balance in life: emotional balance, hormonal balance, balance between work and play, even a balanced diet. Maintaining a healthy complexion is also a kind of balancing act - you don’t want your skin to be too dry, too oily, too acid, or too alkaline. But you don’t have to stress out about how to keep your skin balanced, just as long as you choose the right skin care products.
Moisture vs. Oil
Our skin is constantly subjected to elements in the environment that can pull the moisture right out of our skin cells. Cold weather, exposure to the sun, pollutants in the air, and central heating can leave your skin dehydrated and dull-looking. We do have oil glands that are supposed to help seal in the moisture, but often they’re no match for all the external factors. And if we use the wrong product to try to replace the moisture, we end up with too much oil, leaving a shiny appearance and a greasy-feeling surface.
Acid and Alkaline
Keeping the proper pH balance of your skin is as tricky as keeping the moisture balance. Your skin is normally a little on the acid side as a way to protect against invading bacteria. On the other hand, too much acidity can be drying and irritating.
The Perfect Balance
The products you put on your skin have a lot to do with maintaining a total balance. Soaps, shampoos, and many cleansers can create dryness or oiliness, or upset the pH balance. But some pro..
Smooth and Soften the Aromatic Way
No doubt everyone has heard the saying, “Beauty is only skin deep”. Supposedly the intended meaning is that it’s what’s inside that counts - that visual beauty is just superficial. Well, people may have bought the statement when the very first version was written in the 1600s, but modern women are more likely to hear the saying and respond, “And your point is?”
Of course beauty is skin deep! But we should remember that total beauty requires taking care the total body. Even if you have a flawless face, you can’t be totally beautiful if you have alligator elbows, sandpaper legs, or cracking heels. Sometimes we forget to pay attention to the largest portion of the largest organ of the body.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Whether your skin is normal, dry, or oily, it can become scaly or flaky as dead skin cells accumulate on the surface. This happens because the skin regeneration process becomes less efficient as we get older. You need to help the process along by exfoliating to help slough off the older cells so the fresh, younger skin can come to the surface.
The skin on your body isn’t as delicate as your face, so you can exfoliate with a mesh sponge or a loofah. But it is possible to take off too much skin by rubbing too hard or too frequently, so take a gentle approach, and limit your shedding sessions to once or twice a week. For even greater benefit, you can also use a body scrub such as Dead Sea Aromatic S..