Can Anti- Wrinkle Products Actually Rejuvenate The Skin?

Yes, anti-wrinkle products can rejuvenate the skin and make you look younger, but the secret lies in finding the correct anti-wrinkle skincare products and treatments.

Lotions and potions

Anti-wrinkle skincare products are available in several forms such as gels, masks and firming creams that can assist the skin to appear more youthful. Anti-wrinkle night creams claim to reduce the appearance of appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out the tone of the skin, stimulate the production of collagen and keep in moisture to sustain the skin’s elasticity. Anti-wrinkle serums should now make up a part of your five step skincare programme that includes the traditional cleanse, tone and moisturise, but now also includes serum and eye cream.

Treatments

New technology and research discovered that a blend of appropriately combined natural ingredients can assist the skin to appear younger, evenly toned, firmer and smoother. Aesthetic treatments have also proved useful in helping to stem the passing of time when it comes to your skin, with Botox and anti wrinkle injections growing in popularity, even amongst younger women. Facial Peels and micro needling have all been shown to have positive results and it is now easier to find an Aesthetician in London than ever, with many practitioners now happy to give you your treatment in the comfort of your own home, perfect for those who are short on time, or feel uncomfortable in salons.

Ingredients to look for

Individuals should find an anti-wrinkle product that contains an ingredient such as CoEnzyme-Q10, which assists in the reviving of skin cells. CoEnzyme-Q10 is an anti-oxidant that prevents the damage caused by free radicals. The body manufactures levels of the ingredient, but unfortunately the production thereof slows down as we grow older.

Peptides are the latest ingredient on the market that has been proven to provide positive results when combined in an anti-wrinkle skincare product. If you don’t know what these are, peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins in our body. Research peptides are used in a lot of things including skincare. Certain peptides work in much the same way as Botox, only without the use of painful needles. Some peptides are known for its ability to stimulate the production of collagen. Penta-peptides work to relax the muscles and therefore reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Peptides are combined in anti-wrinkle skincare products to be topically applied to the skin. If you are uncertain of which products contain peptides, it is advised that the labels of anti-wrinkle skincare products are carefully studied.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally present within the skin to maintain its moisture balance and keep it sufficiently hydrated. Due to this quality, it is an important ingredient to look for in a quality anti-wrinkle skincare product. A well-hydrated skin is one that is less likely to become wrinkled. The process of ageing decreases the levels of sodium hyaluronate within the body and this is why individuals have to replenish the ingredient by using a recognised anti-wrinkle product.

Ageless Derma

Ageless Derma manufactured an excellent anti-wrinkle cream that incorporates all of the mentioned ingredients.  Its peptide and Stem Cell Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a day- and night cream that hosts four wrinkle-combating peptides, CoEnzyme-Q10 as well as sodium hyaluronate. Individuals who truly want to achieve youthful skin, can visit the website of Ageless Derma to arm themselves with knowledge as to which products have been scientifically tested to provide positive results. All incorporated ingredients are derived from nature and backed by years of science. The Ageless Derma anti-wrinkle firming cream is also packaged in a container designed to keep unnecessary air out in order to guarantee the freshness and effectiveness of this product.

 

Improving Your Night Time Routine

If you have one aim to help improve your general health, it should be to take better care of yourself. Self care is something that lots of us neglect to do, in the rush to look after everyone else around us. This is a real shame, as taking better care of ourselves, through things like exercise and healthy eating can make us happier and more productive.

One area of self care that I aim to improve on is sleep. I know that over the last year, as lockdowns and home working and schooling have taken their toll, I struggled with sleep. I could not establish a sleep pattern, spent far too many hours working into the night and burning the midnight oil, and, as a consequence, was often tired and irritable in the mornings. In addition, I often suffered from insomnia as I struggled to relax and wind down, and therefore couldn’t get to sleep once I went to bed. I often found myself getting up in the middle of the night and sitting reading, trying to lull myself to sleep.

Before Bedtime – Make a Routine

Of course, the relaxation of our bodies should start long before we actually go to bed. We should start our wind down once our working day is over. I find that a  soothing bath is a good way to get rid of the aches and pains of the day that has passed, and that, once again, having a routine can aid the relaxation. I love to read in the bath, something light that I can lose myself in, like a chick lit novel. This helps to free my mind from the fog of the day.

I use products at night that not only help to restore and revitalise my skin, but can also aid relaxation. My current choice are the CBD products from Ethica, and in particular their CBD Infused facial scrub and night cream. These are products that really improve the quality of your skin, they nourish, moisturise and soothe, all while you are sleeping. As a perimenopausal woman, I also love the fact that the use of CBD also helps with the middle age skin irritations like itchiness and tightness, things that seem to be much worse at night. EthicaCBD products are also chocked full of natural oils that make your skin feel softer and improve the elasticity and general appearance.

If you are struggling to sleep, then EthicaCBD can also help you to ‘dream and recharge’ with their specially formulated night time CBD Oil. This is a product that is so easy to add into your night time regime, you simply put the drops, that are infused with chamomile, zinc and lavender, under your tongue for a couple of minutes before swallowing. Many people will swear to the positive effects of using a targeted CBD oil at night time, particularly those that have long term sleep problems, so this is well worth trying if you are constantly tired and worn out come morning. The drops are vegan and gluten free, so they really are perfect for everyone.

Other items that may help include pillow sprays which allow you to continue your relaxation once you are out of the bath and ready for bed.

Create A Relaxing Environment

Establishing a sleep pattern is actually not as hard as it sounds. Banishing all social media from the bedroom is definitely a good start, you are supposed to be sleeping so why do you need your phone on your bedside table? Your room needs to be a relaxing environment, so aim for soft colours in your decor – I think you will find it hard to relax in a bright red or blue bedroom. Blackout blinds are a good idea, they block out both natural and streetlights from your vision.

Another thing that can help  you to establish a sleep pattern is a good old fashioned alarm clock. If you think carefully about it, we help our children to establish a sleep pattern by giving them a routine, going to bed at the same time, and then getting up at the same time each morning. We can do the same by going to bed a little earlier, and then setting a time to get up by on our alarm clocks, This should help train our bodies and hopefully get us the amount of sleep that we really need.

 

A milky Drink

Once bathed I like a glass of milk before bed. I used to drink coffee, but now try to avoid caffeine, and, as I don’t actually like malted milky drinks, I just tend to drink milk itself – you could warm it up but I just drink it cold.

What do you do to help you sleep better?

 

Lifestyle Changes To Help You Lose Weight

Making the decision to lose weight involves more than choosing a diet plan and hitting the gym here every now and then. You always hear people say “It needs to be a lifestyle change in order for it to work.” So what does that entail? How can you go a step above a “diet” and make changes that are going to last? The truth is, if you want to lose weight, and to more importantly, keep the weight off, you really do need to change your lifestyle, to change your mindset, and you may also need to get some professional help so that this is a positive move in your life.

Here are some tips to help with this.

  • Find a Diet that suits you.

If you are over 45, losing weight can be more difficult as this can also be colliding in changes in your body as you approach menopause. You may find that you need to seek professional help, rather than attempting to do this by yourself. Andrew Hanoun has been helping woman over 45 to lose weight through his programmes that target women who have tried everything else. He helps them to  finally release all the weight, get back in control of their health and adapt a sustainable lifestyle change.

The programme involves a lot of education – you need to understand why you are gaining the weight in order to lose it and keep it off. It combines group support, interesting recipes, motivational videos and live events to help women to support women and has, most importantly of all, a high success rate.

  • Start Writing

Studies have shown that people who journal and write down everything they eat have more success in losing weight and keeping it off. There are two components to successful journaling.

One, you want to write how you are feeling each day and the various activities you do. How did you feel when you chose to eat the apple versus the chocolate? What was going through your head when you couldn’t stop at just one chip? Try to get in tune with your though processes as you make the choices you make. Look for patterns over time so you can try strategies to help you avoid making mistakes and making healthy choices.

The other component to successful journaling is to write every bite down. This means each snack, taste, and spoonful you take. You can count your portions in whatever way works for you, but make sure you write them down and are being accurate.

  • Pretend You Live in Another Country

Remember that year you backpacked through Europe or that amazing trip to Mexico? Did you spend all of your time in your car zipping around place to place? No. What did you notice about the people who lived there? They walked. Everywhere. So many people are dependent on their cars to get them from point A to point B. Skip the car and grab the bike, run, walk, jog, or dance walk. Yes, that’s a thing now, and it’s amazing.

  • Get Enough Sleep

Scientists have discovered a relationship between weight gain and sleep deprivation. Buy new pillows and crisp sheets, set your air conditioner at 69F and try to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Some people may need more. Aim for the amount that makes you feel rested where you can wake up without the alarm.