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Ingredients For Youthfulness


There are a variety of natural ingredients and vitamin extracts that significantly help slow down and reverse the aging process on skin, so which are the commonly ingredients employed?

Vitamin A (Retinol)

Topical Vitamin A helps to build collagen fibres within the skin in addition to its exfoliating property. Long-tem use will minimize the appearance of the fine wrinkle lines.

Glycolic Acid (PHA)

This is the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHA) in skin care and is made from sugar cane. It aids in the collagen synthesis and helps renew skin cells to reduce wrinkles. Glycolic Acid has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of acne as well.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is an antioxidant and aids in wound healing because it helps in stabilizing collagen. When applied topically, Vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and may lessen the severity of sunburns.

Vitamin E

This is another antioxidant has been shown to improve skin moisture, softness and smoothness.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

AHAs are designed to smoothen fine lines and surface wrinkles, to improve skin texture and tone, to unblock and cleanse pores, to improve oily skin.

Tips On Ageing Gracefully

Diet

Learn the principles of healthy eating. Go for fresh food as much as possible, and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Cut down on animal protein, except fish. Avoid fast food . and processed food, especially those containing partially hydrogenated oil.

Exercise

Increase physical activity, but don't overdo it. Overexercising may damage points, muscles and bones, and have adverse effects on the nervous system, and reproductive and immune functions. Experts recommends rigorous walking as well as strength training two to three days a week. He is a firm proponent and practitioner of yoga as it promotes flexibilty and balance, which is increasingly important as the body ages. Experts recommends hatha yoga for older folks.

Sleep And Rest

Improve the quality of your sleep and rest. Sets aside time every day to just sit and do nothing, as it is important to let the body and mind rest. Experts also advocates afternoon naps, so take 10 to 20 minutes in the afternoon to lie down in a darkened room.

Breathing

Practise good breathing. This, expert says, is the key to good health. It's free and takes little time to practise. Place the tip of your tongue against the back of your front teeth, then slide it just above the teeth until it rests on the soft tissue between the teeth and the roof of the mouth.
Exhale completely through your mouth, making an audible whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly though your nose for a count of four.
Hold your breath for a count of seven. Exhale audibly through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat four cycles, then breathe normally. Do this twice a day.

Stress

Learn methods to protect your body from stress. Complete stress elimination is not an option in this day and age, so learn to respond in an appropriate way. This could be through breathing exercises, practising yoga, floating in water or simply stroking your beloved cat or dog.

Laser Skin Treatments

What Are Some Of The Laser Skin Treatments Available?

Laser Treatment For Pigmentation

  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Birthmarks

Laser Assisted Hair Removal

Any Skin Area Can Be Targeted

  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms / Legs
  • Bikini line

Laser Skin Rejuvenation For

  • Wrinkles
  • A Fine Lines
  • A Acne Scars

Is The Treatment Painful?

the feeling of laser (non-ablative) is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band or some patients described it as a 'tingling' sensation. Sometimes a numbing cream is applied to the area prior to treatment to minimize the discomfort.

How Long Does Each Treatment Last?

This is dependent on the skin condition that is being treated. One of the advantages of non-ablative laser treatment is that it is very fast. Large body areas eg ]cgs and back can be treated in minutes. The other advantage is that of no downtime especially for skin rejuvenation and hair removal. Non ablative skin rejuvenation does not remove an), surface skin hence there is no visible effect beyond a mild to moderate redness which usually subsides within an hour after treatment.

Is Laser Treatment Alone Sufficient For Treating Pigmentation And Skin Rejuvenation?

No. For both instances, laser treatment should be complemented wilt pre and post skin conditioning to optimize and maintain results. This is achieved with skincare products (eg lightening; antiaging) as well as sunblock. Sometimes, additional cosmetic procedures may be added to hasten or complement the treatment e.g. Chemical Peek, Vitamin C, lontophoresis, Microdermabrasion, etc.
 

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