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Skin Care Tips for the Over 40 Woman

40 years plus should be a celebrated milestone in your life and should be a magical time; you are wiser, savvier, more self-assured, and know who you are. This is a time in your life that you should feel confident in your own skin as your complexion radiates health. You have earned the right to look and feel amazing. Eating healthy, exercising, along with an effective skin care program can give your over 40 skin a more youthful glow.

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Diet

As the years tick by and you grow into the incredible woman who you are, nourish your body with a diet rich in healthy and nutrient packed foods.  Not only will you have more energy and feel healthier but your nutritious selections will reflect in the appearance of your skin.

Antioxidants: Antioxidants have the ability to neutralize free radicals and prevent them from damaging your cells.  Foods rich in antioxidants such as dark berries, vegetables, nuts, beans, and seeds feed your cells and protect them from free radical assaults which can severely damage and destroy skin cells producing lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and a rough complexion. Protecting your cells from free radicals by consuming plenty of antioxidant rich foods will help maintain a more beautiful complexion.

Omega 3’s: Omega 3 supplements such as fish oil, krill oil, or flaxseed oil help maintain juicy and healthy cell membranes which is important for keeping your skin supple. Your body uses these essential fatty acids for a number of health benefits including a healthier heart to more beautiful skin.  Your body is unable to produce these vital fatty acids which makes it important for you to get them by adding a supplement to your daily routine or by consuming more omega 3 rich foods such as fish.

Water

This wonderful clear liquid is not only vital for your health but is also important for maintaining juicy plump cells. If you don´t supply enough water to your body your cells can become dehydrated which then reflects in your complexion.  When your cells become dehydrated your skin looks dull and your wrinkles become more noticeable.

Skin Care

Using effective and safe skin care products and tools can have an intense effect on the way your skin looks, feels, and acts.  Combining a healthy skin care routine with a healthy diet, plenty of water, and exercise offers you the opportunity to look younger, healthier, and revitalized.

Red Light Therapy:  Red LED light therapy systems such as the DPL Therapy System, the Caribbean Sun Skin Rejuvenation Light, and the Facial Secret can improve the health and beauty of your skin significantly.  LED light therapy treatments utilizing red, yellow, and/or infrared LEDs stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis, increases circulation, encourages healing and reparative processes, and increases cellular energy.  LED Light therapy home units make it easy to improve the health and quality of your skin in the privacy of your own home.

Exfoliation:   Polishing your skin 2-3 times a week with a scrub, peel, or mask will help your skin look smoother, increase cellular turnover, and help your other skin care products work more effectively. Exfoliation is really a very simple step that has a significant impact on the appearance of your skin.

Anti-Aging Skin Care:  Skin care products containing vitamin A derivatives such as retinol, retinyl palmitate, vitamin C, and peptides have been proven to be effective in the fight against aging and are one more tool in your anti-aging arsenal.  Be aware, however, that vitamin A products should be worn only at night due to the fact that UV light from the sun can interact with them producing free radicals which can actually damage your skin. Vitamin C works double duty as a powerful antioxidant and collagen stimulator. Vitamin C is a great ingredient to wear during the day in order to  protect your skin from free radial assaults while stimulating collagen production at the same time. Peptides have also been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, can reduce the depth of wrinkles, and can be applied anytime.

Exercise

As you know, exercise is extremely important for your health and weight, but it is also essential for the health of your skin as well. Regular exercise increases circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the surface of your skin promoting a beautiful and rosy glow as well as healthier cell functions.

As the years roll by you can take action and take steps to look and feel more beautiful without resorting to more invasive or dangerous procedures such as going under the knife. There is no need to take drastic measures in order to have a youthful glow. Implementing a few minor changes to your lifestyle such as changes in your diet, ramping up your exercise regimen, and incorporating effective skin care products can have a profound effect on the appearance of your skin. Enjoy yourself and revel in your age by appreciating your true beauty.

Victoria is dedicated to helping others live a healthier lifestyle and obtaining beautifully healthy skin by using tools such as red light therapy, natural skin care, and the right foods. Beautiful skin comes from taking care of yourself inside and out. By living a healthy lifestyle including healthy foods and supplements, exercise, low stress, and naturally safe skincare products you can reveal great skin. Get more tips and advice at RevealGreatSkin.com

1 Comment

  1. morigoldlist

    March 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Victoria, you and so many other well meaning consultants have done a injustice to the art of skin care. The term LED stands for “light emitting diode” which is simply a tiny light bulb – the source of the light being emitted.
    Only infrared light is capable of penetrating the skin deep enough to affect the re-energizing of the fibroblasts which will then produce the two proteins, elasticine and collagen which will be infused into the skin, plumping up areas of wrinkles and fine lines, making them disappear. Infrared does a lot more good to our bodies but for this discussion, we don’t need to get into that.

    At first laser was being used to emit infrared light but the equipment is very expensive and a costly technician is needed to administer the session because the light is pinpoint and can effect only a very small area of skin and the technician must move the “wand” centimetre by centimetre but this method is very very costly and a typical 45 minute session is still far from long enough to effect the entire face.. thereby necessitating far far more very very costly sessions
    BUT because of the “strength of power” (measured by photons) the applications are very effective.

    Along came LED where a panel of lights, some emitting, blue (visible), some emitting red (visible) and some emitting infrared light. The “visible” blue and red lights are too superficial to penetrate into the skin to affect the fibroblasts so it takes a lot of sessions to see a difference and a lot of sessions to maintain the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The GOOD of the method is that the panels are large in comparison to the single laser beam therefore much more area is affected in a single session. Another advantage is that there is no need of a technician to administer the treatment therefore the price per session should be much less and the number of sessions required for treatment and then maintenance. The “problems” with LED is that
    (1) the “strength” of the light emitted is so very much less than the laser beam so it would take so much more time to affect the pinpoint area than the laser.
    (2) LED lamps emit only one spectrum of light so only a quarter of the light emitted will be the infrared necessary for an effective treatment.

    I hope I haven’t lost you yet because there is now a 3rd generation as a greatly improved unit. It combines the strength of Laser far greater coverage than the LED units.

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