On the most significant day of your life, looking and
feeling magnificent is an absolute requirement. There are people to see,
pictures to take, and of course it’s the first day your spouse will be able to
call you his wife! It’s more than just looking great; it’s feeling great
at those exceptional moments that really matters.
In order to accomplish this level of utmost bridal beauty,
it’s important to organize. So, check out these top ten tips by experts to
ensure your magical day is the one you’ve always hoped for!
1. Make sure you do a hair and makeup trial before your big day to guarantee that everyone is prepared, and you look exactly as you imagined. You don’t want last minute surprises tarnishing your special day.
2. Two days prior to saying “I do,” make sure you exfoliate your skinto eliminate any rough patches. You want to have a smooth base for your makeup artist to work on.
3. Moisturize and hydrate to conserve a healthy glow. Using a water bottle with a squeeze top helps you drink much more water, much more often.
4. Don’t wash your hair the day of your wedding! Clean hair will not style easily and tends to slip and fall. Wash a day prior to conserve your hair’s oils and spot use dry shampoo if you have too much oil.
5. Eat very sensibly. A trivial and healthy diet will keep you feeling strong and happy. Stay away from starchy food as much as possible, and keep in mind that if it’s crunchy it’s bad for you (unless it’s a fresh vegetable or fruit). Also, avoid sodium so you don’t swell up. When you feel good, you look good!
6. Select individual eye lash extensions. Your eyes will really open up and they’ll last through your honeymoon.
7. Get a mani-pedi! Fingers should always look your best, especially when he puts a ring on it. Don’t forget the pedicure! No one wants ugly toes on your beach honeymoon.
8. Avoid the sun. If you want healthy luminosity, opt for a spray tan or bronzing cream. You will get all the paybacks of the sun without the dry skin.
9. Be sure to get enough sleep. If anxiety keeps you awake, though, and your eyes are puffy, a slice of a COLD cucumber on each eye while relaxing for at least fifteen minutes will help. Cucumbers have powerful antioxidants and flavonoids that lessen puffiness.
10. Don’t forget to SMILE! You’re never fully dressed without one. If you smoke, drink coffee and/or red wine on a consistent basis, over the counter whitening strips do miracles for your teeth.
Botox, known and loved by many, is one of the most common
ways to ward off wrinkles and help you appear younger. When injected, Botox
goes into your muscles which keeps the muscle from contracting, making it
appear smoother and relaxed. However, Botox treatments can be expensive,
invasive, and sometimes not be done properly. The treatments are also not permanent,
so you will have to get numerous treatments done regularly to keep your younger
appearance up to date. If you’ve considered getting Botox injections, try these
6 alternatives before you do so and see if you safe yourself the time, money
FaceXercise is a technique that uses cupping and facial
exercises to help increase blood flow and circulation in your skin. It’s loved
by many top celebs like Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston, but considered expensive,
ranging from $200-$480 per session. FaceXercise is also known to work out the lymphatic
system to rid your skin of toxins. It’s an all-natural way to look younger and
does not require any needles or injections.
Although acupuncture is a fairly new treatment in the anti-aging world, the procedure has been around for years. It shows be to very promising. One study has shown that acupuncture as an anti-aging shield is shown to help improve hydration and improve skin elasticity, both of which can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and help fight off other signs of aging. If you’re considering acupuncture, make sure you go to a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in facial treatments. Acupuncture does use needles, so it’s only a good alternative to getting Botox as long as you’re not afraid of them.
3. Face Patches
We all have seen our favorite YouTube beauty gurus using under-eye face patches to help ward off bags and crow’s feet. They’re onto something! Face patches, like ones applied under your eyes or around your mouth, are used to help smooth out wrinkles with super hydration and retinol. Types of patches like these are easy to find and inexpensive, but they are not a permanent solution.
One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to help your
skin is by taking vitamins and supplements. Key nutritional supplements can help
boost collagen productions and help pump your skin full of antioxidants to
fight off free radicals. You can get your vitamins from Amazon, CVS, Walgreens,
anywhere; they are easily accessible and affordable. Be sure to get a vitamin
from a reputable source, with high-quality ingredients and look for an FDA
approved seal. The best vitamins you get take to help boost your skin’s
appearance are Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A.
5. Facial Creams
Although you probably already have a skincare routine that
works for you and you have an anti-aging cream you think is best, not all skincare
facial creams are made the same. Make sure you’re using products that are cell
regulators and full of antioxidants. They have a direct effect in collagen
production and the speed at which your cells regenerate. You can find a range
of products to choose from almost anywhere these days, suitable for any budget.
However, depending on your skincare concerns, you might want to speak with a
skincare specialist or dermatologist to get some real insight in what your skin
needs and what will work for you.
6. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are one of the fastest ways to see anti-aging
results. You can see healthy results in as early as one day, but they do
require some recovery time. They are used to treat acne, help with skin
discoloration and hyperpigmentation, and reduce signs of aging. Considered safe
and effective but not permanent. You do need to see a skincare specialist to
have one done and they do require some amount of recovery time, so make sure
you’re seeing someone reputable and you give yourself enough time to recover,
no major events or outings!
Although long, coffin acrylics are all the rage, the
constant upkeep is terrible for your nails and overall expensive. If you’re
thinking of getting rid of that nail salon bill, these tips will help your nails
grow long and strong.
Use a Cuticle Oil Daily
Using a cuticle oil daily will help moisturize your
cuticles, repair and nourish your nail beds. Dry nails will lead to splitting,
breaking and chipping, which only makes the time we spend painting our nails
even more precious.
Take a Biotin Supplement
Not only is Biotin an essential for strong hair and clear
skin, it also prevents our nails from breaking. If you’re constantly dealing
with broken tips, it could be a lack of Biotin in your diet.
Use a Soft Nail File
A soft nail file will help prevent your nails from breaking
and splitting while you shape. While glass ones are pretty and easy to clean, they’re
too hard on your nails and can cause more damage than their worth. Remember to
also file in the same direction, not a see-saw motion.
Get More Vitamin B9 in Your Diet
Vitamin B9, or Folic Acid, helps your nail beds stay smooth.
Folic Acid boosts nail strength, speeds up the rate at which your nails grow,
prevent peeling and help your overall nail health.
Purchase an Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover
Nail polish removers that have a high concentration of acetone
are really harsh on sensitive nails and skin. Acetone is the potent
solvent that is responsible for dissolving nail polish quickly, however it
makes your nails peel, split, and cause those mottled white marks.
Use a Nail Strengthener
Try using a nail strengthener packed with Keratin. Keratin
is naturally already found in nails and helps them move. You want to be sure
your nail is flexible enough that it won’t break when under pressure but not
peel or chip. Keratin fortifies your nails so they’re strong and durable.
As you may already know, you need to wear sunscreen every day and year-round,
even when the sun isn’t out. UV rays have been proven to be the leading cause
of skin cancer and aging skin. But how do you know which sunscreen is the best
for your skin type?
off, there are two types of sunscreen, chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen contains ingredients such as avobenzone and
oxybenzone, absorbs UV light so it cannot penetrate the skin and needs about 30
minutes to start working. Physical sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide, “bounces”
sunlight off your skin, starts protecting immediately after application.
Acne-prone skin: Look for products labeled non-comedogenic. Physical sunscreens are best for acne-prone skin because they can actually help fight acne. When picking a sunscreen, try to avoid coconut oil, octyl stearate, and isopropyl palmitate.
Normal-to-Oily: Pick a lightweight or gel sunscreen if you have oily skin. Instead of reapplying every hour, you can also purchase a powder sunscreen to lay on top of your skin to absorb oil. Don’t replace normal sunscreen with a powder sunscreen though. The powder is simply there to help oil, it won’t provide enough protection alone.
Sensitive-Dry: Before you apply sunscreen, apply a moisturizer on top. Avoid any sunscreen that contains alcohol, because after you’ve reapplied countless, your skin will be even dryer than before you applied. Try heavy, cream-based lotions and make sure your moisturizer has SPF.
Combination: Tailor your sunscreen usage to the condition your skin is in the day of. If you’re on the drier side that day, try one that is a richer formula to lock in moisture. If your skin is rather oily, do a light-weight SPF.
Darker Skin Tones: While darker skin tones have natural protection from the sun, it’s not 100% safe. You should still be applying sunscreen to combat aging and protection from skin cancer. Choose a sunscreen based on your skin type above, especially if you’re in the sun for a long period of time.
Considering healthy eating
but don’t know where to start? Feel like you’re stuck in a nutrition decline?
It’s easy to find yourself confused and misinformed when it comes to clean
eating. One day you’re super motivated, the next you’ve got no idea what to do
If you want to find triumph
with your clean eating labors, you’ve got to embrace meal planning and prepping
food in advance. To help you get started, here are 5 steps to make it happen as
swiftly and proficiently as possible.
Step 1: Plan Your Menu
This fundamental step is
probably one of the most essential parts of meal prepping. If you don’t have a
plan, you’ll be lost. You know the idiom, “If you fail to plan, then you plan
to fail.” This phrase never held so much accuracy than when it comes to
nutrition and clean eating. Take some time to put together a provisional meal
plan of what you’d like to eat throughout the week for meals and snacks. Don’t
think of this meal plan as the end-all, be-all because it’s not – there can
always be adjustments and will most likely be times where you have to make last
minute modifications. That’s totally ok. This meal plan is supposed to work as
your outline and standard.
Step 2: Grocery Shop
Using your fresh meal plan,
construct a grocery list. Go to the store and get everything you need for the
week. Having all the fit foods you want in your house leaves no excuse to grab
fast food or reach for the cookies you have hidden in the back of your pantry.
Step 3: Cook
Choose one day during the
week to cook and concoct the foods that will make up your meals and snacks.
Most often Sunday is a good day for this because it’s commonly not a workday
and it’s the day before the start of a new week, so your food will have less of
a chance of ruining before you eat it. Fire up your grill (or oven) and cook up
a bunch of chicken breast, steak, fish, burgers or whatever lean protein source
you desire. Boil a huge pot of hardboiled eggs to stockpile in the fridge and
peel as you need them. Make a huge pot of brown rice, quinoa or whole-wheat
pasta to ration out for your meals. Clean and cut fresh fruits and veggies. You
can do all of these takes concurrently. Boiling water for eggs and rice can be
done in two separate pots at the same time while your steak and chicken cook on
the grill. Find ways to save time and multi-task.
Step 4: Portion and Pack
Get yourself a lined tote
or lunch box and some plastic dishes that aren’t too big or too small, but just
the accurate size to fit your meals and snacks. Freezer and sandwich bags work
well too for excess food you won’t require until later in the week. Spend some
time dividing out meals and snacks for Monday through Friday in your containers
and plastic bags. Put Monday-Wednesday meals and snacks in the fridge and preserve
Thursday and Friday in the freezer. When Wednesday rolls around, transfer
Thursday and Friday meals from the freezer to the fridge to defrost. If you
prepare and bundle everything in advance, it will be easy to grab-&-go
everything you need to eat for the day before leaving for work. If you have
these foods with you all day, you’ll have no reason to eat out, saving calories
Step 5: Pack Extra
Sometimes you get held at
work or worse, stuck in traffic just at that instant when your stomach begins
to growl. This is where those “just-in-case” added snacks you packed in your
lunchbox will come in handy. Carry additional pieces of fruit, bags of baby
carrots, packs of diversified nuts or almonds, and protein bars with you, and
more often than not, you’ll be relieved you did. If you’re not equipped for the
worst, you’ll end up falling off the wagon and decelerating your progress.
Think ahead and plan for your entire day whether you’re going to work that day
Building a meal plan for
yourself is simpler than you think. But if you’re still a bit unconfident,
here’s a mockup meal plan to get you started. Fine-tune this one to work for
you and your routine or try it the way it is.
Simple Meal Plan:
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs
with 2 slices of toast and 1 cup berries
A rich diet not only prolongs your life but it can also prolong the aging process. Try incorporating these 12 foods into your diet more so you can slow down aging and feel your best! Pair with exercise, and you’ll be sure to turn heads!
Research shows food containing phytochemicals reduce inflammation, prevent cell and tissue damage and oxidative stress on your body. Blueberries are packed with phytochemicals and the darker the blue, the better!
Almonds are high in magnesium. Not only are they a healthy fat
and protein, the magnesium will help slow down the aging process. You can also
try snacking on peanuts and cashews if you don’t fancy almonds.
High is phytochemicals like blueberries, they also have tons of
antioxidants, all which help fight aging. If you cook your tomatoes, it will
boost the antioxidant level and if you eat them raw, you’ll get a heaping
helping of vitamin C.
Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and flaxseed is at the top of the list! Flaxseed found in many whole grain foods, like bread, offers over 8,500-milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids and if you can get it milled or ground, it will work even better.
5. Grass Fed Dairy
The elusive Vitamin K-2 is mostly found in grass fed dairy
products. Vitamin K-2 helps slow the aging process by regulating your body’s
calcium levels. It also helps make sure calcium goes to the right places (your
teeth and bones) rather than where it shouldn’t (arteries and soft tissue).
Not only does spinach have a ton of antioxidants, it also is
very rich in fiber, which helps our digestive system and keeps us feeling full.
Be sure to cool your spinach immediately in the fridge to keep antioxidant
levels high, thawing or leaving spinach out breaks it down much faster.
Beans are high in fiber and protein and very low in carbohydrates.
Red beans, black beans and pinto beans are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
that help slow down the aging process. They’re also a great choice if you’re
trying to lose a few pounds!
8. Wild Caught Salmon
Not all salmon is created equal, so make sure you stick with
wild caught salmon instead of the farm fish. Salmon is high in protein and
omega-3 fatty acids, that slow down the aging process immensely. Not only is it
good for you, it’s good for your skin too!
Purchase a yogurt that’s high in fiber but low in sugar. Yogurt
contains healthy bacteria known as probiotics, that help regulate our digestive
system and control inflammation. A problem inside can always reflect through
our skin, so be sure to nurse your gut.
Even a simple spice can help you look and feel younger. Turmeric
has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Turmeric masks are also made
that help with blemishes and breakouts.
We all know when a recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, we double
it! Keep doubling up on your garlic because it contains allicin, an anti-inflammatory
and antioxidant that fights aging. Garlic is also recommended to patients who
suffer from hypertension and heart disease.
12. Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Flavanol, found in dark chocolate, has been shown to reverse
cognitive aging. Try to find a dark chocolate that’s high in cocoa content. Eat
sparingly though! Chocolate still contains a lot of sugar, calories and fat.
Stick to the basics when you’re short on time but want to
get a full body workout in. Daily exercise is very important, but we know it
can be very overwhelming with the amount of information available. These 10
exercises can be combined to do as often as a every day or a few times a week.
You should see improvement within a month with this simple but very powerful
Lunges are going to help promote functional movement while
challenging your glutes and legs. Make sure you’re standing with your feet
shoulder length apart and switch off right then left. Complete three sets on
each leg, 10 reps each, and make sure your knee doesn’t go past your foot.
Push-ups are one of the most effective bodyweight exercises
you can do because of the number of muscles you use to complete them. Begin in
a plank position and keep your core tight. Keep your back straight and lower
yourself to the floor. Complete as many as possible!
Squats engage some of the largest muscles in your body, so
they not only are a great workout, but they burn the most calories. They help
increase core lower body strength and increase flexibility. Keep your feet
shoulder-length apart and engage your core while you squat. Keep your back
straight and hold when you get to a “chair” position. Complete 3 sets of 20
4. Overhead Dumbbell Presses
Over the shoulder dumbbell presses help work your arms, back
and core. Try with a set of lightweight dumbbells if you’re new to working out.
Stand up straight with your feet shoulder length apart, and push the dumbbells
up over your head slowly, then back down and hold. Try doing 3 reps of 12 to
5. Dumbbell Rows
Dumbbell row exercises help keep your back toned and engage
your core. You can use the same size dumbbell as the one used for your overhead
presses. Keep your waist at a 45-degree angle and hang your weights in front of
you. Pull up slowly to the sides of your chest, hold, and then release slowly.
Don’t drop the weights, you risk accidentally letting go! Complete 3 reps of
12, same as your previous exercise.
6. Single Leg Dead Lifts
This exercise uses your dumbbell to challenge your balance.
Begin by standing with your knees somewhat bent with your dumbbells in your
hands. Slowly lean forward, keeping your back straight, and kick out your right
leg. Once you’re at a comfortable height, hold and then bring down and do the
same with the left leg. Engage your core while doing so! Do the same amount of
reps as your lunges.
We love to hate them, but burpees always delivery. They not
only promote cardiovascular health; they also are a whole-body workout that
deliver great muscle strength. You can see a video on how to do the right
8. Side Planks
Don’t neglect core-strengthening exercises like side planks.
Lie on your right side, with one foot stacked onto the other. Prop yourself up
with your forearm and then tighten your core to lift yourself off the ground,
hips included, and then return to a relaxed state. Focus on the mind to muscle
connection and keep the movement controlled for best results. Do 3 sets of 10
reps on each side of your body.
They may seem basic, but sit-ups are a great form of
exercise to target your abdominal muscles if you’re a beginner to working out.
Lay on the ground with your knees bent and put your hands behind your head.
Roll up to your knees while engaging your core and hold when you reach the top.
Release slowly and repeat. Try completing 3 reps of 15 at first.
10. Glute Bridge
The glute bridge effectively works your entire
posterior chain, which isn’t only good for you, but will make work on
your abs too. Lay on your back with your arms to your sides, knees bent, and
push up your hips to the sky. Squeeze your core and contract your glutes when
you get to the top and then slowly bring back down to the floor. Complete 3
sets or 10.
Acting your age is one thing, but looking your age is
another. We all want to make sure we stay looking and feeling as young as we
can, for as long as we can, but what if you’re doing things you don’t even
realize are making you appear older than you actually are? Stop neglecting you’re
your body and appearance, it can make you look younger, and help you make an
awesome first impression. Looking your age is all about being comfortable and
confident, and less about trying to stay on trend and acting younger.
1. Holding onto Past Trends
Be sure to rid your closet of past trends, like polyester
suit sets. Studies show women who overuse or continue to wear old past trends
look older than they appear. You’re not doing yourself any justice by
struggling to let go of past trends. Find yourself some classic, well-fitted
pieces that never get old and rotate them to stay current with new trends and
2. Confusing Your Brand
Finding your “brand” and letting your personality shine
through your clothes is something every woman needs to learn to do. Make sure
you’re dressing yourself by not only how you want to be perceived but also in
what makes you feel more comfortable. Try describing yourself in three words
and trying to see if your clothes match those descriptions. If they don’t, work
on trying to find and incorporate pieces into your wardrobe that scream “That’s
3. Find the Right Fit
Once you work on finding your brand and making sure you’re
letting go of those bell-bottoms, it’s time to work on making sure your clothes
actually FIT. Wearing oversized clothes, or clothes that are much too small, make
you look much older than you are. Sometimes the style of your clothes isn’t the
problem, it’s the fit. Be sure to find a reputable tailor to have things
altered if you need them to be.
4. Bad Posture
The way you stand and sit has a huge impact on not on the
way people see you but also your health. Make sure you stand with your
shoulders back and your core tight. Sit up straight and keep your eyes forward,
rather than on the ground, when you walk. A good posture can help you not only
bring loads of confidence to your appearance, but also help you look younger.
5. Take Care of Your Teeth
If you’re neglecting your mouth, it’s the first thing people
see when they meet you, so I would think twice about skipping that pm brushing.
Make sure you’re obviously brushing morning and night, be sure to floss and
clean your tongue, and if need be, whiten your teeth. Teeth yellow and stain as
we age, so if you’re thinking your teeth are now turning to an off-white color,
it’s time to think about some teeth whitening treatments, whether at home or at
6. Poor Diet
You already know you’re supposed to be eating healthy, but
studies show it’s the easiest and most efficient way to get younger looking
skin. Balancing your diet with the right amount of fruits and vegetables is
just as important as limited sugar and fat intake. Alcohol is another culprit.
We’re not saying you need to cut it out entirely, but surgery drinks and
excessive beverages take a huge toll on your skin and need to be monitored.
7. Washing Your Hair Every Day
Washing your hair every day can strip it of its natural
oils. Try to figure out what your hair type is and then figure out how often you
need to wash it from there. Be sure to find a happy medium between washing it
too much and not enough, because for the latter, not washing enough can cause
the same kinds of problems are washing too frequently: excess breakage,
dryness, buildup of product, itchy/dirty scalp and even stunt growth.
8. Lack of A Skincare Routine
Obviously, your skin is a huge indicator of your age. By the
time you’re a teenage, you should have some concept of what your skin type is
and how you can manage it with a skincare routine. Be sure to wear sunscreen
every single day and talk to a professional about the condition of your skin
and what kinds of products you can use to help prolong the aging process, if you
9. Wearing the Wrong Makeup
The key to a healthy, youthful glow is finding the right
shade for your foundation and finding a formula that works well with your skin
type. Be sure to change your shade to match the seasons: in the summer you’re obviously
out in the sun more so you’re going to need a darker shade to match your tan
and during the winter months, are skin is lighter, so make sure you’re matching
your shade properly and choosing a foundation with an SPF.
10. Not Drinking Enough H2O
Don’t do your body a disservice by not getting enough water.
You should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, to not only help keep
your skin clear and get a youthful glow, but for the rest of your body. Your body
is 70% water! When you’re dehydrated, your body pulls water from your organs
(skin too!) to maintain the amount of water your bloodstream needs. This makes
you look tired with sunken eyes, your skin to dry out and your body to not
11. Avoiding Workouts
Working out and getting that after workout glow should be a
regularly occurring activity at your age now. Avoiding a workout every now and
then is okay but neglecting to work out all together is going to cause your
skin and the rest of your body a lot damage. Exercise goes beyond your general well-being;
it makes you look and feel younger, helps with posture, and keeps you moving.
12. Lack of Sleep
Your body goes through its regeneration cycle while you
sleep, so not getting enough sleep at night is going to cut that process short.
A good night’s rest boosts the “youth hormone”, known as HGH, which helps keep
your metabolism fast, restorative muscles, younger looking skin. Be sure to get
your beauty sleep and commit to eight hours (at least!) a night.
13. Protect Your Hair
We’re not saying you need to protect your hair by avoiding heating
products, but you should be using heat-protecting products before you do so.
Think of it the same way as you think of applying SPF to your skin. Your hair
can only withstand temperatures of 275 degrees or less, so when you’re using a
flat iron on your hair at 400 degrees, you’re basically melting your hair. The
worst thing you can do to your hair, and make you look older, is drying it out
and not protecting against heat.
How you feel on the inside is a huge contributor to how you
look on the outside. If you think you need an attitude adjustment, consider working
on that before anything else. Your overall attitude contributes to your facial
expressions and your attire, which affects how we appear to others. A person might
judge your age based on how you react to certain situations or your overall
attitude towards something, so make sure your attitude is positive and youthful.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Pain is Beauty”, but why should
we overlook the risks of cosmetic surgery to look younger? Cosmetic and plastic
surgery is becoming more and more common among women, but you need to be sure
you’re really considering the risk factors before you go under the knife. Have
you done everything you can to avoid surgery? Even with all the technological
developments and progress surrounding cosmetic correction, there is still room
for human error. There are many risks
involved, so make sure you’re well versed in what could happen after your
surgery and educate yourself on the negative side effects of invasive procedures.
Here are the top 7 side effects to know.
1. Surgical Risks
Just like with a medication prescribed by your doctor, the laundry
list of side effects and possible risks is endless when it comes to surgery. Like
aforementioned human error, when a surgeon can leave a surgical tool inside
your body and sew it up or your body can reject an implant causing complications.
You can also experience nerve damage, skin neurosis, pigmentation problems,
swelling, scarring, and blood clots. Not only do smokers need more time to
heal, smoking can cause cardiovascular problems while under anesthesia. Even
when you’re open on the table, you can go into shock, cardiac arrest or respiratory
2. Financial Burden
Not only do you need to fund your cosmetic procedure, you
also need to take time off work to heal and make a full recovery. You can get away with a few days off if you’re
doing something small, but major invasive procedures sometime take weeks of rest.
If you’ve financed your procedure, you’re also adding a monthly payment to your
bills. The cost of a procedure will be more expensive the more invasive it is and
with the experience of your doctor, so consider a huge financial loss before
you make the surgical commitment.
3. Emotional Toll
If your cosmetic procedure doesn’t go as planned, it could
take a huge emotional toll on your mental health. Half the patients who get
work done leave feeling underwhelmed or unfulfilled. Sometimes the procedure
doesn’t yield the results you might be expecting, so you could potentially have
resentment towards yourself or your doctor.
4. Botched Work
While it might make good reality tv, botched cosmetic
surgeries are probably the worst risk of cosmetic surgery. You can prepare and
save to have a procedure done, do the research and find a good, reputable
doctor, make all the necessary preparations you need to take time off to
recover, and your surgery can still not go according to plan. Not only does it
take a huge emotional toll on you, it also more than likely results in more
surgeries to make the corrections. If your surgery ended up really botched, you
could now be dealing with distortions and pain. Do your research on the surgeon
you choose and really consider other non-invasive routes before risking botched
Cosmetic surgery can bring on a multitude of physical pain such
a vomiting, nausea, headaches and muscle pains. As you heal, your pain can go
away, but sometimes it doesn’t. You run the risk of having on-going, permanent pain
when you get a cosmetic procedure done. You will also have inflammation and
pain at the incision site if you’re under-going a major surgery. Healing time
varies from person to person, just as side effects do, so make sure you’re
honest with your doctor when you’re feeling any kind of discomfort.
6. Blood Loss
Large amounts of blood loss can lead to organ failure and death.
This is one of the most common and feared side effects when you’re undergoing surgery.
Whether it be cosmetic or health related, large amounts of blood loss can be indicative
of something going severely wrong on the operating table and a huge risk to
take to look younger. It’s rare but real!
7. Allergic Reactions
Allergic reactions can happen to anything when you’re
undergoing surgery, not just medication. Make sure you know the risks of what could
happen when you’re exposed to something that you’re allergic to and most importantly,
know ALL your allergies. You could have an allergic reaction to a certain kind
of metal used during your surgery or latex gloves. Allergic reactions to pain medications
are most common after surgeries, so if you have one, you might have to live
with post-surgical pain.
Even in our late 20s, we should be thinking about ways to help keep our healthy and youthful glow for as long as possible. These 6 anti-aging hacks are ways you can prolong the aging process and start at any age. Who knows what kinds of things we would be willing to do when we’re older to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles? So, let’s begin now, and prime our skin for the future.
We’ve all heard the best thing for our bodies is water, and that’s not told to us from a child for no reason. Moisturizing and hydrating your body promote detoxification and helps us feel our best. Drink lots of fluids throughout the day, add fresh fruit if you’re struggling and want to change it up. Apply lotion when your skin is dry, or you live in a cold climate. Remember to hydrate yourself when you’re sick.
If you’re struggling to consume omega-3 fatty acids or don’t
like fish, consider taking an anti-inflammatory supplement. Anti-inflammatories
improve heart and immune health, keep our skim looking young and youthful and
help our hair and nails grow. Also note, look for an anti-inflammatory
supplement that is “molecularly distilled for purity”, or free of pesticides.
3. Wear make up
Not only does make up make us look younger, it also acts as a
second barrier between our skin and free radicals. As you get older, lighten up
your eyes with neutral colors, ditch the dark liner and concentrate on
lengthening your lashes. Stick with nude or berry lip colors and invest in a good
lip scrub. Consider using a bronzer for a more sun-kissed appearance and move your
blush application to the tops of your cheek bones rather than the apples.
4. Eat more colorful foods
Antioxidants are nature’s best way to prevent free radicals from
penetrating our skin and making us age. Eat more colorful foods that are high
in antioxidants, like berries, kale, spinach, brussels sprouts and broccoli. Not
only do they help you prevent aging, but they also help fight other diseases.
5. Use an anti-aging product with Retinol
Retinoids, or over the counter Retinol, is the only proven
ingredient to help fight aging. Find a product over the counter first and make
it the foundation of your skincare routine. Remember to remove your make up
each night and wash your face beforehand. If you think you might already see
signs of aging, consider talking to your dermatologist about getting a
prescription strength Retinol cream, like Retin-A.
6. Sun Damage
Wear a sunscreen every day, even if you’re not going in the
sun. UV rays are our skin’s worst enemy. Reapply your sunscreen as directed and
limit sun exposure. Overexposure can lead to sunspots, skin damage, wrinkles
and skin cancer.