Beauty benefits of exercise

Well, this is the definitely not a favorite subject for many readers here, specially for those that love spending their weekend on their couch watching TV like no tomorrow.  BUT WAIT!! did you know that working out not only keep you body incredible healthy but it also enhances your collagen production?, making fresh collagen to make your skin look younger and beautiful.

In case if you didn’t know, collagen is a very important  protein that holds your body together, the lack of collagen in your skin as you age, in this case, collagen type 1 is one of the main reason that your skin develops wrinkle.  So basically, sweating a bit, not only helps you to lose weight but it also helps your skin to look radiant and younger.

This is good news for those who has issues with acne, since sweating force out all the dirt, oil, and  free radicals from the dilated pores during the workout, turning your workout routine into a mini facial (point+ for workout). While sweating helps to clear out some nasty dirt off of your skin, performing resistance training exercises and other workouts expand your blood arteries in which double your blood circulation greatly around your body, delivering more rich oxygenated blood and other nutrients to your skin which is equal to happy face :-).

Btw, did you know that exercising also helps to relieve stress? stress causes your body to produce more oil and you know what this means? Acne!, so double happy face 🙂 and point+ for workout.

Now, if you do your work out inside of your gym is fine since you avoid catching UV burns, but you if do it outdoors, there are few things you should consider:

  1. Wear sunblock: too much exposure to ultraviolet is one of the main cause of skin cancer so better suit up with your sunblock with good SPF protection at least 30 SPF to avoid clogging your pores.
  2. Wear hat and shades: sometimes, sunblock alone is not enough, since you wipe off a good amount of sunblock while you sweat. Which is why is good to wear a good hat and shade to add an extra layer of protection.
  3. Wear proper clothes: wearing proper clothes and not too tight clothes can help prevents some serious and painful skin problems like rashes or chafing.
  4. Shower: not only shower after workout is important to clean all the dirt from yours pores but it’s also important to shower before your workout to clean out your skin and avoid fungus or excess or dirt. Remember to use a face skin-lotion product to smooth your skin after shower.

Just in case if you are wondering why your face get too flushed or red after your workout, don’t sweat on it, it’s perfectly normal and it only proofs just how hardcored your workout was.  This is a response of your body driving all the heated blood from your workout to your skin, causing your blood vessels near your skin to dilate in which causes the face to turn red.  It’s a very important process of your body, but if it bother you much, you can always lower down the intensity of your workout, but I guess this is not something that you would like to do.

Revitalization tips for men

When you are reaching your 30’s, there are many changes in your body and you come into realization that is the turning point of your life. Aging is inevitable part of life. It starts with weight fluctuations or lack of energy then everything goes downhill after that. There are many ways to slow down the natural cycle of life and head towards the fountain of youth.

The key to the fountain of youth is to start with a healthy lifestyle habits early. Because maintaining is easier than repairing. Most people only starts to take care of themselves when they see the signs of aging.

Omega 3s are fatty acids your body needs the most EPA and DHA. It helps lower inflammation that makes cells divide faster.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods such as spinach, asparagus, brussels sprouts, lentils and beans. This vitamin helps reduce inflammation and delays telomere shortening.

Vitamin D helps maintain telomere length. Vitamin D rich foods are salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, eggs, yogurt, and mushrooms.

Healthy and delicious food high in leafy greens, vitamin A, lycopene, vitamin C, and lean proteins. Make sure you get daily doses of these vitamins to keep the skin in optimal conditions.

The human body naturally produces glutathione, but with age the production slows down, if you have gray hair means your body is not producing enough to reduce the excess accumulation of hydrogen peroxide.

Luckily there are dietary sources that can help maintain younger looking hair. The food containing the highest sources are beef, fish, poultry, avocados, okra broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, and watercress. Include several of these ingredients in your daily diet such as raw vegetables to get the maximum level of benefits.

Hydrating foods and circulation-boosting antioxidants make a noticeable difference, as do mineral-rich foods that help to balance fluids.

Instead of placing cucumbers in your eyes, you can eat them as well because has a high water content that hydrates, collagen enhancing silica, and skin fortifying sulfur.

The summer hydrating  slices of watermelon is a great way to hydrate your body with loads of vitamins.

Staying hydrated with at least 10 cups of water a day can keep your skin hydrated.

Exercise strengthens muscles creating a layer of muscle underneath the skin. This will keep skin tight and contour the definition of the muscles. Exercise 1hr daily combination of warm up, stretching, yoga, cardio, toning set of exercises targeting problem areas and weightlifting. It’s extremely important to work out every part of the body but emphasizing more in the problem area to balance the proportions.

After taking a shower apply body milk which helps improve synthesis of extracellular collagen, bringing a silky, hydrated and flexible skin.

Moisturizing cream have soothing, nourishing and balancing effects on the skin of the face which becomes soft, fresh and well hydrated.

Sunlight delivers a daily dose of beneficial Vitamin D but extreme exposure to sunlight can harm your skin if you don’t wear sunblock. Limit the exposure sun rays to  can be harmful after 1hr of exposure and lead to wrinkles and cancer in the long run. Wear sunscreen with at least 15 SPF plus and reapply every hour depending on the activities. The sun in mid afternoon is the strongest and is best to avoid direct exposure. Wear hats, sunglasses and protective UPF clothing, when you have to be outdoors for a while.

Inflammation and oxidative stress can cause lack of sleep and will shorten your telomeres. A better sleep habit will improve your continuous sleep thru the night.

How to Avoid Bat Wings while losing weight

The determination to lose weight can have a toll on your skin. Many people only focus on losing weight dramatically without taking care of their skin at the same time. Many people were proud of losing massive amount of weight but another issue came up sagging skin. If you are worried about the unsightly bat wings from losing a lot of weight, there are ways to prevent that from happening.

There are natural ways to tighten the skin while losing weight taking in consideration the amount of weight lost and the length of time your skin was stretched out.

The top part of your skin is the epidermis that works like a barrier to hold moisture and protect the skin from harmful environment. The dermis is the layer under the epidermis that produces collagen and elastin to support your skin’s structure.

Elastin is in charge of the skin’s elasticity to allow it to keep it’s original form after stretching and contracting.

Collage strengthens the connective tissue in the skin, essential protein that keeps the skin firm, supple and constantly renewing the skin cells.

Lose weight gradually at slower rate 2 pound per week to let the skin adjust to the changes and shrink to the new size. Losing weight quickly can compromise the elasticity of the skin and distort the contours of the face and body.

Once you reach the ideal weight range is really important to maintain the current weight and exercise to keep the skin tight. When the person loses a lot of weight and gain it back constantly can damage the structure of the skin.

Healthy and delicious food high in leafy greens, vitamin A, lycopene, vitamin C, omega 3 and lean proteins. Make sure you get daily doses of these vitamins to keep the skin in optimal conditions to adjust better to your changes.

Exercise strengthens muscles creating a layer of muscle underneath the skin. This will help pull the skin tighter and contour the definition of the muscles. Exercise 1hr daily combination of warm up, stretching, yoga, cardio, toning set of exercises targeting problem areas and weightlifting. It’s extremely important to work out every part of the body but emphasizing more in the problem area to balance the proportions.

Stay hydrated with water, foods and fruits high in water content. Water helps the skin stay moist and flexible from the inside out. While exercising you sweat a lot of the toxins. It’s extremely important to replenish the fluids to maintain endurance to finish the workouts without crashing from dehydration.

Relax your body with exfoliating sea salt with peppermint oil shower soap, it’s rejuvenating, anti-bacterial, moisturizing and nourishing properties protects your skin from all the downside of working out.

Keep your face moisturized, apply PBR super hydrating serum contains naturally occurring antioxidants which intervene in the metabolism of free radical and other substances produced by the oxidation of lipids at the cellular membrane level. Rich in amino acids and antioxidants, PBR helps protect your skin from being exposed to harmful pollution and enhances your beauty.

Daily application of shea butter or cocoa butter body lotion to keep the skin supple and reduce stretch marks. These lotions are always used from early pregnancy because it helps the skin adjust after giving birth.

Apply sunscreen SPF 15 and above every hour to protect the skin from harmful UV light that makes your skin age faster. People with sensitive skin can use UPF sun protecting garments and hats instead of constantly applying sunscreen constantly.

After long exposure of the intense sun is strongly recommend to apply Aloe Vera after sun gel to relieve the damages caused by the sun.

Pamper yourself after a week of hard work, get a massage to relax the muscles, increase circulation, and stimulate the skin tightening properties. Sweet almond oil is often used for massage to tighten loose skin.

Adjusting your lifestyle and eating habits can change your life forever. These tips should become part of your daily life even after reaching your goals to maintain good health. The key to maintain a healthy weight in the long run is to keep all these habits for anti-aging purposes as well.