“Old” is merely a state of mind
Dear metro-sexual male did you know?
Wrinkles, lines, bags, and dark circles increase your “apparent age” according to new research from France. “As the skin loses collagen and
elasticity, repetitive contractions like squinting can etch deep lines,” says
Rhoda Narins, M.D., a clinical professor of dermatology at NYU’s school of
So here’s a little advise on how to turn back the clock.
Chin up Gravity pulls fluid downhill as you sleep. The result? Puffy bags. Reduce them by slipping an extra pillow under your head.
Skip the Soap Instead, wash twice a day with Zirh Wash facial cleanser (£17) http://www.mankind.co.uk/zirh-clean-facial-wash-250ml/10365169.html brilliant for removing grime and polution and also restores skin’s natural PH balance researchers have found that washing any less increased acne lesions by up to 30 percent.
Freeze out lumps Place chilled spoons or cotton wool dipped in a mix of cold water and milk over your eyes in the morning for 5 minutes this can help reduce swelling. (Hello Meeting, goodbye Hangover…)
Protect Your Lips Your lips have half the layers of skin compared with elsewhere on your body. “Men are less likely to wear glosses and lipsticks, so
unfortunately their risk of lip cancer is three times higher.
Use a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher, and re-apply every 2 hours if you’re in the sun. (try Clinique for men above, or Clarins both have a spf 15)
Your waistline isn’t the only thing affected by what you cram inside.
Some foods and ingredients can change your appearance in other ways.
People with diets rich in vitamin C decreased their odds of having fine lines
and dryness by up to 11 percent, according to a study published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To boost your C intake, eat papayas.
In the same study, a diet rich in linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid found
in nuts, olive oil, and eggs) also showed age-preventive effects. What’s more,
Korean researchers found that skin treated with eicosapentaenoic acid (an
omega-3 in fish oil) had 79 percent fewer collagen-destroying proteins after
exposure to UV rays. Drizzle olive oil over cold-water fish (salmon, mackerel,
sardines) for a boost of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Increasing your daily intake of carbohydrates by 50 grams or fat by just 17 grams boosts your odds of having wrinkles by up to 36 percent independent of both age and sun exposure according to a British study.
Adding 1 1/2 tablespoons of flaxseed to your diet could save your hair.
Sources: American Cancer Cociety, NYU school of medicine, Men’s Health