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Rub a raw potato on your face to help with skin discoloration, wrinkles, and age spots. Enzymes in the raw potato nourishes your skin tissue, and the alkaline content gives you a nice glow. I used to have bad acne scars, until I started using this method. This saves me the hundreds of dollars a year I used to spend on expensive creams and ointments!
By attosa from Los Angeles, CA
For those who want a tan, try the tinted moisturizers. These moisturizers, like Jergens Natural Glow, don't turn the skin orange. Instead, they look natural, raising the natural skin tone a few hues. Never use tanning beds or lie in the sun for hours looking for a tan.
A brand name isn't always best in this case. Brands like Eucerine and Vasoline Intensive Care are quite pricey. Instead, look for store brands that include the same ingredients. Likewise, Suave makes a line of moisturizers that is more than reasonable, doesn't aggravate sensitive skin, and works well. Moisturizers with vitamin E pumped into them are best, and applying the moisturizer after showering is even better. No one can apply moisturizer to skin once a week and expect miracles. Consistency is key.
Don't forget the tried and true products, either. Petroleum jelly is still the best product for tough dry skin on heels and elbows. Apply some before bed, slip on a pair of white socks, and the sandpaper on your heels will feel softer in the morning. Cold cream, the kind Grandma used to use, is great for the facial skin as well. Remove makeup with the product, and then dab a bit around the eyes and other facial areas before bed. Both products are available in store brands.
For those wrinkles that remain? Embrace them. They're a natural part of our lives, and who we are doesn't change by the wrinkles on our faces. Remember when they used to be called "laugh lines?" Since when did happiness fall out of style?
Vitamin A is a requirement for skin and can be gotten from a healthy diet of vegetables. A daily vitamin isn't a bad idea, either.
While the kits direct users to use the product consistently even when there are no breakouts, remember that their goal is to sell more of their product. Instead, once the initial battle with acne is under control use it once a week to manage the skin's oil production. Daily use can be limited to those times when breakouts are known to occur. Learn how your skin responds to the treatment and work with that after researching acne with a doctor or a reputable website.
French women are known for taking great care of their skin by drinking plenty of water, eating their vegetables, and incorporating healthy movement into their daily life, not by wearing gobs of makeup. Cultivate an inner glow by taking care of your health. Walking and bike riding are not only free, but they save money in health care costs and gasoline.
Especially as we age, less makeup, carefully applied, is more attractive than more. Makeup settles into fine lines and wrinkles and accentuates them. A bit of concealer on dark circles or spots, a BB cream (with SPF!) for all over the face, a dab of mascara and lip color are all any woman needs to look her best.
Do a quick inventory of your skin care and makeup. If you're like most women, you have enough product to last for years! Challenge yourself to use up what you already have before buying anything new.
The verdict is in. Preventing sun damage is the most important thing we can do to keep our skin healthy. While going outside is wonderful for your mood and health, protect your skin with a hat, SPF, and avoid sunbathing.
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Can someone suggest some tips for having glowing skin in the 40+ age bracket?
Look for glycolic acid under ingredients when buying any facial product. QVC has some excellent products under Dr. Denese brands. type in search word Glycolic acid. the way it works is that glycolic acid is a natural skin irritant that comes from citrus fruit. it stimulates your skin to renew itself naturally. you also have to exfoliate regularly to remove top dead layer of your skin. the new skin is what gives you a glow. never use a product on your face that has oil, lanolin, or has paraben (wax) in it. only use oil-free on your face. including, make-up, soaps, or lotions.
Do a facial with lemon and cucumber refreshing and smells good feels cool and draws the skin tight along with looking brighter.
Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet is the absolute best secret. ;-)
I use a very cheap Vitamin E oil. It is made by a company called Weilong, and I buy it here in Hong Kong for 12 HK dollars. It's brilliant. I put it all over my face and body and it seems to soak off the old dead skin. I gave it to my friend and she raves too. Also, take a daily dose of Lycopene and Melatonin. Health benefits are amazing and skin will glow.