School is a tiring thing to cope up with. Assignments, quizzes, group projects, individual projects. And not to mention, the everyday task of going to school by means of commuting. I am a second courser in the field of hospitality. I was working as a hotel receptionist at one of the leading five star hotels in the country. In my line of profession, one had to look good and stay young if he/she wanted to keep his/her career going. Now, getting rid of wrinkles was something I was supposed to add to my learning list, I wasn’t getting any younger and being surrounded by a lot of pressure from home, to school; and work. I knew I was going to get them fast. Continue reading
I celebrated my 30th birthday just a week ago. Everything was perfect. But this week, the truth suddenly struck me; I realized that I am not getting any younger and very soon I will be facing the bitter truth of wrinkle formation. I have seen and heard women my age facing the same nightmare. On my part though, the signs aren’t visible yet- my forehead is as smooth as it can be and my skin hasn’t thinned out. I trust this is due to me making sure that my skin was given extra care, way back when I was younger and even up to now, like applying sun block whenever I had to go out and be exposed to the sun; I used moisturizers making sure my skin did not dry out; I did not get myself engaged to any form of vices like smoking and alcohol drinking. I guess I am on the right track, but are there other preventive measures on how to prevent wrinkles? Continue reading
We are so into wrinkle prevention and reduction. But haven’t you asked yourself why your skin wrinkles? We are all aware that we experience skin wrinkling as we age but science also say that even young people are prone to wrinkles as a result of what is called premature aging.
The American Academy of Dermatology (2010) states that there are two kinds of aging – intrinsic (internal) aging and extrinsic (external) aging. Intrinsic aging refers to the natural aging process and the extrinsic aging, on the other hand, is the one that is commonly called the premature aging. Let’s go over with it one by one.
Intrinsic aging of the skin is an unavoidable process and is common to those who are aged between 30 to 40 years old. As we age, our cells are also getting weaker. They divide more slowly and their capability to repair damaged cells decreases. As a result, our skins become drier, thinner, and later on it will sag and wrinkle. This natural phenomenon of our aging body is the most difficult to control. But we can do something about it by nourishing our skin. We can supplement our skin with the nutrients it needed such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and moisture. By doing so, we can help our skin cells bring back its “youthful” liveliness resulting to youthful skin. Other people, on the other hand, opt to go through surgical procedures to correct this observable fact depending on severity. Continue reading