compassionategirl Posted April 19, 2006 Share Posted April 19, 2006 I put this in this section because I am curious about vb&f men's skin care routine too. I read a mag article that stated "Top 7 things you can do to look like your 40 when you are 60". The top 7 things went something like this: 1. Eat tons of blueberries. They are rich in anti-oxidants and can help fight free radical damage which is a major culprit in aging skin. 2. Wear a sunscreen on our face, neck and hands (basically all exposed areas) 365 days a year each time you go out. Years of exposure to sun, even during winter months, ages skin. 3. Drink lots of water daily. 4. Sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or your stomach can stretch facial skin, causing it to lose elasticity over time. 5. Exercise your facial muscles. 6. Throw out your chemical laden moisturizers and stick to natural products that are minimally refined and processed. Moistureize your skin with nourishing, vitamin and EFA rich oils like jojoba and avocado oils. Avocado oil is especially light and non-greasy if used sparingly. AT the very least, apply these oils to wrinkle prone areas like around the eye area and mouth, and between the eyebrows. Basically, if you cant eat it, dont put it on your skin! 7. Vitamin C, topically applied, is vey powerful in fighting wrinkles and encouraging your skin to produce more collagen - something that is compromised as your skin ages. Buy a jar of naturally buffered vitamin C powder. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of the powder per 1 teaspoon of your cream/product/oil and apply to your face immediately, especially wrinkle prone areas. Note that you cannot pre-mix this for convenience because vitamin C will lose its potentcy. You must mix in the vitamin C just before you apply. This is inconvenient but the benefits will be worth it. The C powder can also be mixed with all your facial scrubs and masks. Vitamin C is a great anti-oxidant, and when combined with an oil that is rich in vitamin E, can be a great weapon in your arsenal to fight aging skin. _______________________________________________________ Too bad there wasnt a greater emphasis on diet here, but some of the above is interesting. I have starting using avocado oil and I love how it makes by skin feel - silky smooth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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