Loads of cellulite therapies can minimize the look of cellulite. Creams including aminophylline together with massaging tools that ravel fatty tissue cells have actually shown rather effective for very short periods of time. Liposuction surgery, which targets deep fat deposits, doesn’t necessarily lower the dimpled, rugged result that could be viewed on the skin’s area that is created by cellulite. So do not go all out and schedule that lipo session session if all you want to do is minimize the appearance of your cellulite. There is however a potential breakthrough in a brand-new FDA authorized lasting therapy called Cellulaze. This brand-new laser treatment reduces the little vertical bands under the skin, that are attributed to the dimpling effect, as well as smoothes them out. Do not get too fired up. The cost for this therapy can cost you anywhere from $3000 to $8000. Yikes!
While this is true, there is a much greater side effect to your skin from smoking. Smoking results in a decrease in oxygen in the blood which thereby causes vasoconstriction (narrowing) of the blood vessels that supply blood to the skin. This reduction in blood flow also alters the elastic fibers in the skin and can cause a loss of collagen in the skin. Wrinkles are more common in smokers throughout their body and smoking also reduces Vitamin A in the skin which is a key ingredient in maintaining healthy, young looking skin. On average, smokers tend to look greater than 1 year older their female non-smoking counterparts. As if you needed another reason NOT to smoke!
We’ve all read articles on the importance of keeping your face clean to help prevent those pores from clogging up. However, washing your face more than twice a day or using facial wash products that leave your face taut can actually be harmful to your skin. Too many facial washes along with those harsh cleansers can rid your skin of the essential/natural oils needed to maintain healthy skin and could increase the risk of dehydrating your skin to the point of damage. OUCH! Avoid cleansers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) and ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS) as these contribute to the oil stripping process. Instead, look for glucose based products or products made from coconut oil. Some of these ingredients include coco betaine, cocamidopropyl betaine, coco glucoside, decyl glucoside and sucrose laurate as these are gentler on your skin.
No, No, No! On the contrary, the muscles you use when performing your facial exercises may actually contribute to wrinkled skin. The more times you contract those muscles and crimp your skin in the exact same spot, the more those areas become permanently etched and wrinkled. Here is some more bad news, facial exercises don’t help with “plumping” either. The volume loss you experience as you age is caused by a decrease in collagen, elastin and fat none of which can be remedied with facial exercise.