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  • Understanding Hyaluronic Acid

    27Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in your body and in animals. It serves as a lubricator in between joints and even inside of your eye. It’s a component of your connective tissues, serving as a barrier and cushion between your joints and limbs.

    Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a very popular ingredient used within many skin care products. It is usually paired with vitamin C to assist in the penetration of your skin. It’s effective for reducing the appearance of aging symptoms and damaged skin on the face and has been regarded as the “key to the fountain of youth.” This is because of its natural properties found inside our bodies.

    As you age, you begin to lose significant amounts of this important substance. Smoking and certain diets can also alter the amount you have over time. With the loss of hyaluronic acid, more wrinkles begin to appear and your skin may get dry. This is why many anti-aging products formulate their mixture using HA to restore hydration and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But what started the hyaluronic acid revelation and its use in skin care products?

    Years ago, in a small Japanese village by the name of Yuzurihara, Connie Chung set out to discover what the secret was for the villagers’ long lives and youthful looking skin. They lived very long lives, well into their 80s and 90s. Very few of them wore glasses and most of them still had a full head of hair and great, flawless skin.

    She found out that the villagers’ diets are full of root vegetables, fish, and low iron foods which allow their bodies to retain more hyaluronic acid levels, which other people around the world tend to lose as they age. The villagers’ bodies had much higher levels of HA than the average level humans tend to have. This was the reason for their wrinkle-free faces, no age spots, and beautiful hair. So make sure to eat healthy, incorporating certain vegetables and iron in your diet, in order to maintain your hyaluronic acid levels. It just might be the real “key to the fountain of youth.”

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  • Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts

    Cards and flowers are always nice, but this Mother’s day give your mom the gift of beauty and rejuvenation. Every mom is already beautiful, but many skin care products can give her that extra pep her skin needs. She’ll look great and feel great, too.

    To pamper your mom and give her a spa-like feeling, give her an exfoliating facial mask. These masks will help tighten her skin and remove dead skin cells. Before she uses the mask, cut some cucumber slices so she can place them over her eyes. The water inside cucumbers will cool and soothe the eyes and also help control any puffiness she might have. Prepare a comfortable and relaxing environment for her with soft music playing in the background. This will help relax her and add to the spa-like atmosphere.

    If cucumbers aren’t enough for her eyes, try an anti-aging eye cream. These creams help reduce dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. They tighten the area around the eyes, making loose skin firmer. Make her favorite blend of tea to sip on while she uses the eye cream. It’ll instantly relax her.

    For products she can use any time, give her the power of Vitamin C. This is a very powerful antioxidant that can also increase collagen production. Products containing vitamin C are great for her skin’s overall health and appearance. It will rejuvenate her skin, leaving it beautiful and radiant.

    Every mom deserves to be pampered and these gift ideas are sure to do the trick.

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