When we think about skin care, most of us picture a variety of cosmetics, lotions, creams, scrubs, foundations, etc. Not many women realize that skin care is more than skin deep. There are several factors that affect the look of our skin. Primarily, it’s our diet, but also stress, luck of sleep and exercise have major effect on the way our skin looks.
Jackie Silver has found her “Fountain of Youth” as part of natural skin care.
Exercise is quite possibly one of the most disliked aspects of anti-aging and beauty. I know scores of people who view exercise as the enemy. But it doesn’t have to be! I personally love to work out. In fact, I consider exercise to be my “fountain of youth.” In addition to keeping the body lean and lowering stress levels, exercise benefits the heart and lungs, increases strength and muscle tone, and helps you get rid of toxins.
It also causes dramatic changes at the genetic level. Exercise can make the skin look younger by increasing circulation and delivering nutrients to skin cells. According to Audrey Kunin, M.D., a Kansas City, Missouri, dermatologist and the author of DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual, exercise promotes collagen production. This helps keep wrinkles and lines at bay.
Here are my shortcuts for getting motivated to exercise:
Go shopping. When you look good, you feel good. Just because I’m going to get sweaty doesn’t mean I can’t wear something smashing. Today’s designers have given us workout clothes that look as good as they perform.
Play along. As much as I love to exercise, sometimes I fall into the “couch potato” rut. When that happens, I “trick” myself into working out by saying, “I’m just going to fake it.” I’ll put on that adorable workout outfit and start out by simply going through the motions. Five minutes into it, I get a second wind and find myself exercising full-tilt.
No matter what you do, most important part of exercise is to have fun. If you eat healthy and get plenty of rest, you’ll have abundance of energy to do whatever it is that you enjoy doing. My favorite fun is rebounding or jumping on a trampoline. You can get a small rebounder (mini-trampoline) and bounce on it at home. It’s an excellent exercise for the entire body.
With the weather getting colder already, we’ll be able to go sleding soon. Don’t think that sleding is only for kids, adults are allowed to have fun too 🙂 So take care of your skin naturally and find your own “Fountain of Youth”. You can share with the rest of us what you enjoy.