Great News! These Sweets are Great for Your Skin

There is nothing wrong with having a sweet treat every now and then. In fact, there are some treats that are great for the skin. Below are just a few of the many delicious sweets that can help keep the skin healthy and radiant: 
 

Chocolate Avocado Mousse 

 
Chocolate is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, which are compounds that can accelerate the aging process. Additionally, avocado has been shown to reduce inflammation. The ingredients needed to make chocolate avocado mousse are two ounces of unsweetened chocolate, one avocado, two teaspoons of maple syrup and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. 
 

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Red Wine

You may have heard that red wine possesses several anti-aging benefits, as well as a few enzymes that can keep your heart, brain, kidneys and lungs functioning properly. Wine drinkers can thank resveratrol and polyphenol for these added benefits.

What Can Resveratrol Do?

Resveratrol is a substance that is naturally found in the seeds and skins of grapes, which are used to make red wine. This powerful substance is known to provide many different health benefits when consumed. Not only does resveratrol keep your heart and lungs healthy, but it can also prevent tooth decay and reduce your risk of breast or prostate cancer.

Moderate and regular wine use appears to have a direct correlation with the reduction of fatty plaque buildup in your blood vessels, especially in the coronary arteries. With that said, it is believed that those who drink red wine regularly - albeit in moderation - will have a much lower risk of contracting heart disease than non-drinkers.

What Can Polyphenols Do?

Polyphenols are antioxidants that can be found in red wine. These antioxidants help protect the artery linings in your heart. As such, studies have shown that drinking red wine in moderation can effectively lower your blood pressure and heart rate by a significant amount. Additionally, one or two servings of wine a day can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, by around 12 percent.

Drink Wine for a Younger You

Red wine is also famous for breaking up blood clots and preventing LDL, the bad cholesterol, from building in your body. With so many great health benefits, you can definitely justify that nightly glass of wine as party of your health and anti-aging regimen. It is, however, best to consult with your doctor about alternative ways to achieve these benefits if you have or have had a problem with alcohol or other substances.

Visit our office to learn about even more ways to look younger. Call for a consultation: 650-399-0970

How You Can Get Luscious Lips

For those of you who were not born with plump, luscious lips, there are many options available that can help you get those amazing lips you have always wanted. From simple makeup products to cosmetic surgery, various treatments are available to help aide you in achieving to-die-for lips.

The process of creating luscious lips begins with simple skin care. Exfoliating your lips can help remove dead skin cells and make you lips appear smoother. Next, applying a simply moisturizer, such as Vaseline or lip balm, can create a smooth canvas for lip color application. If you simply do not have natural, full lips, there are a couple of makeup techniques that work in creating the illusion that you do. Choosing an iridescent lip color and using a brush for application can also make lips appear fuller. Using a lip liner to gently line the edge of your lips and smudging it with a cotton swab can help lips look fuller.

Finally, applying a bit of tinted or clear gloss in the center of your bottom lip will complete the look.
If these makeup tricks simply do not work for you, the best option for achieving luscious lips is through temporary makeup application or fillers. Temporary fillers offer individuals a quick solution for thin lips and can enhance lip fullness within minutes.

There are lots of options out there for you to look your best!



 

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Trouble Getting Your Beauty Sleep? Try These Tips!

Getting enough sleep each night is important in order to keep skin looking great, keep body weight in check and have the energy to do the tasks planned for each day. Those who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep often turn to unhealthy pills, which can be both addictive and problematic in the future. Instead, consider these calming, soothing tips to help anyone fall asleep faster and wake up feeling rested.

Unplug for the Night: Many men and women have trouble sleeping well thanks to constant beeps and buzzes from their electronic or communication devices. Turn off any phones or computers each night, which will be helpful in relaxing. In addition, the lack of blinking lights can help people to fall asleep faster.

Exercise: Those who exercise during the day are able to sleep better at night. Even a short 20 minute power walk in the morning can play a role in helping tired women fall asleep faster each night. However, some people report that working out directly before bedtime prevents them from feeling tired, so avoid late night exercise if possible.

Avoid Stimulant Drinks Before Bed: Few people can deny that sipping a caffeinated drink before bed has an adverse effect on the quality of sleep for the night. Keep in mind that caffeine is best avoided for several hours before sleeping. While alcohol is sometimes suggested as a way to cause tiredness before bed, in reality the alcohol disrupts sleep throughout the night and causes people to wake up in the morning feeling unrested.

Use Relaxation Techniques: Each individual can use different techniques to help them relax before bedtime. Some enjoy a warm bath, hot cup of decaffeinated tea or even a few pages of a novel.

By utilizing these tips each evening, it will be easier to fall asleep each evening, stay asleep all night, and wake up feeling rested.







 

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Common Acne Triggers and How to Avoid Them

If you are having a breakout of acne on your face, then chances are you have done something to help cause the acne breakout. To prevent further breakouts, it is important to understand common acne triggers and learn how you can avoid them.

One good way to avoid acne is to watch your diet. If you eat a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables you are less likely to have acne breakouts than someone whose diet is high in fats and processed foods.

Another way to avoid acne is to watch your stress level. People who have a high stress level are more likely to have breakouts than people with very low stress levels.

One other great way to avoid having acne is by making sure you have a good cleansing routine. If you keep your face clean, then you are less likely to breakout. It is very important to have a regular routine to clean your face.

If all else fails, then you should go and visit a dermatologist. They will be able to diagnose your acne problem and provide ways to fix it. You could visit our practice to find out what should be your next step preventing acne.








 

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