Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pampering Your Face

54 year old Michelle Pfeiffer

We are all getting so self conscious about our face at this stage in our lives. So in an effort to provide some helpful hints for all of us I am on the constant search for information. I discovered a great article in Harpers Bazaar this morning. The most important tidbit I can share with you is that basically, what you put into your body is what you look like. Ugh. I think by now we secretly know that though. (Pssst, I am thinking we can maybe take #3 in moderation) Don't shoot me I am only the messenger. In the meantime here is what the article said:

1) Focus on eating plants. "They provide all the nutrients needed to nurture the skin, including protein, vitamins, and minerals." Stay away from meat and dairy; they "have been shown to be inflammatory to the body, causing your skin to look dull and dry." 2) Avoid sugar. "It promotes a chemical reaction called glycation, which damages skin cells, decreasing firmness and elasticity and making wrinkles look more prominent." 3) No caffeine and alcohol. "Alcohol turns to sugar in the body, while caffeine causes inflammation." Sorry. 4) Drink loads of H2O. "Hydrated skin looks more plump and supple, so wrinkles aren't as noticeable. Watermelon works too." 5) Say no to salt. "It causes water retention and skin puffiness, making you look years older than you really are." 6) Steer clear of spicy foods. "They will aggravate rosacea, making your skin appear red, inflamed, and aged." 7) Go for nuts. "Walnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts are rich in skin-saving potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. A small handful each day is enough."

Read more: Saving Face - Tips to Look Younger Fast - Harper's BAZAAR 

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