Frame Magazine


THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PORES:

Do you know it’s totally fine and normal to have visible pores on your face? One of the most common skin complaints in beauty forums, dermatologists’ offices, and my friends’ text messages is large pores. But the truth is that everyone has pores on their face—and they are almost always visible! The Instagram-ready airbrushed look that we’ve come to assume means “good, healthy skin” is usually a fiction of makeup and photo editing. Here’s what your pores actually do for you, how to tell if your pores are normal, and how to take action, if needed.
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IS WOMEN SKINCARE SO DIFFERENT FROM MEN’S SKINCARE ?

It's a question you've probably asked yourself while deliberating over which grooming products to buy. Do you really need a different set of cleansers and creams than your girlfriend? Are the products that claim to be created specially for men a gimmick or perhaps just women's skin or hair care packaged in a black bottle and finished off with a scent of smoke and leather? If you've been buying said products, don't worry:
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SKIN INFECTIONS FROM THE GYM

The gym is the ideal place to pick up toned abs, a healthy workout glow, and a ringworm infection. On the upside, you’ve got access to thousands of dollars-worth of high-tech gym equipment that just won’t fit in your hipster-container of a home. On the downside, you’re essentially exercising inside a petri dish of bacteria, fungi, and viruses looking for a sweaty-but-fabulous host to infect. That being said, there’s no need to let the microscopic bastards get you down.
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THE BENEFITS OF D-VITAMIN

We clearly need vitamin D from sunshine to maintain health, but no one knowingly wants to be put at risk of developing cancer. So how do we go about balancing the risks? What should we be doing to look after both our skin and our general health? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for maintaining bone health. Shahir Hamdulay, consultant physician and rheumatologist at The Wellington Hospital in London, explains: “Deficiency of vitamin D is highly prevalent worldwide and attributed in part to inadequate sunlight exposure.”
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THE INCI NAME GAME

Can you imagine if consumers read cosmetic product labels disclosing full chemical names rather than general INCIs? Based on the current chemophobic environment, nothing would sell; not even life's most essential element: dihydrogen monoxide (H2O). But such nomenclature generali­zations seem to have initiated the vicious cycle (and yet human behavior) of lumping what appears to be like-for-like into categories of "good" and "bad" ingredients; in my view, perpetuating the free-from cosmetic phenomenon.
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WHEN AND FOR HOW LONG YOU SHOULD TAKE FRAME® NUTRACEUTICALS & SUPPLEMENTS ?

The FRAME®’s nutraceuticals and supplements are made from herbs and plants that we cultivate and harvest within the Pollino National Park in the Mediterranean. The extracts are obtained using freeze-dry technology (extraction is most often done using alcohol, but we avoid this and have invested heavily in using the most advanced extraction technology). Some of the extraction techniques that we use are actually our own patents and thus not used by any other company
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THE CHANGING FACE OF AGEING

As more older women reject frozen faces and pillow cheeks, there are new approaches to ageing well. From actress Helen Mirren, 72, to model Elle Macpherson, 52, today’s active, energetic older celebrities present a very different image to the stereotype of the homey, grey-haired granny. But then, in recent years, our idea of what it means to grow – and look – old has changed radically. Much of this is down to the power, culturally and numerically, of the baby boomers, the ever-youthful generation aged roughly between 50 and 70 years old. United Nations figures show that by 2020, one in three women around the world will be over 50.
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THE SCIENCE OF HOW YOUR BODY AGES

Ask people what they think they’ll look like in 25 years, and chances are they’ll mention how their parents looked at that age. And while genetics certainly play a part, research shows there’s more to the story. Only about 30% of what we see as aging is inherited, explains John Rowe, M.D., Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. When you look specifically at things above the neck — like cognitive function, vision, and hearing — that number goes up to about 50%.
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IS THERE ANY REASON FOR CANNABIDIOL (CBD) TO BE IN YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS?

You can do just about anything with CBD these days—including slathering it on your face: Cannabidiol (CBD) is apparently taking over the skin-care world. The compound, found in marijuana (cannabis) and hemp (also a type of cannabis, for the record), is purported to have anti-inflammatory properties that could be helpful for skin, so it’s no wonder that it appears to be essentially everywhere. But even as a self-professed fan of CBD, I admit I’m getting a little exhausted.
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WHAT CAUSES ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)?

If you’ve ever discovered a mysterious bruise on your body, you’ve probably tried to retrace your steps. Maybe you slammed into that doorknob harder than you thought, or maybe stumbling to the bathroom in the dark for a midnight pee break was a bad idea. But if you have the bleeding disorder immune thrombocytopenia (also known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or just ITP), you might find yourself wondering where the hell this new bruise came from way too often.
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THE WATERMELON EFFECTIVELY HYDRATES, DETOXIFIES AND CLEANSES THE ENTYRE BODY ON A CELLULAR LEVEL

If you think that watermelons will just make you bloated, it’s time to think again. Juicy watermelons are rich in many nutrients, and they have the highest nutritional value per calorie. Watermelons are great for your overall health. Watermelons are delicious and nutritious, and contain a healthy amount of vitamin A B6, C, L-citrulline, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium. Moreover, watermelons are the best source of L-citrulline. These nutrients work in perfect synergy and boost your immune response while helping you relieve the symptoms of diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some more benefits provided by this juicy fruit:
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SCIENCE OF FASTING:

The serious science of not eating, according to three prominent scientists studying it, and how it may change the way you think about food. We’ve decided to keep this story focused on the science of fasting, as explained by the experts, rather than providing advice. (And any advice you do take from articles should be discussed with your healthcare practitioner.) But readers will inevitably wonder what it’s like to do these fasting regimens.
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SOME SUNSCREEN TOXINS ABSORB INTO SKIN – FDA REGULATIONS ARE BEING UPDATED

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of updating its sunscreen regulation requirements. A small study funded by the agency has discovered that the active ingredients in sunscreen get absorbed into the bloodstream. Regulations for these ingredients haven’t changed since the 1970s, and the FDA is now asking for more information regarding 12 of the most commonly used active ingredients in sunscreen, like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and avobenzone.
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THE SCIENCE BEHIND HYDROGEN-RICH WATER

The reason that we single out the importance of drinking hydrogen-rich water is that when one drinks water that has been enriched with hydrogen, hydrogen atoms enter the body and almost instantly spread out through the body, where they extinguish free radicals (through REDOX reactions), slowing down aging and disease processes. Free radicals are what cause inflammation, disease and aging, one molecule and one chain reaction of oxidative damage at a time. So, by extinguishing free radicals by drinking hydrogen-rich water, one is actively choosing to live a healthier, longer and higher-quality life.
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HOW HORMONE REPALCEMENT THERAPY AFFECTS YOUR SKIN WHILE YOU’RE TRANSITIONING:

We spoke to dermatologists for the technical side of things, and members of the trans community for some more personal insight. Members of the trans community, specifically those on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can face a number of skin-related challenges throughout their transitions. For instance, taking testosterone may lead to severe breakouts, while taking estrogen can potentially clear the skin.
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THE BASICS OF MEN SKIN’S SKIN CARE

Every man’s skin is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to skin care. If you aren’t sure what skin type you have, or if have questions about how to take care of your skin, see a board-certified dermatologist. When it comes to skin care, men have traditionally kept it simple. However, more men are now pursuing healthier, younger-looking skin, making it a great time for men to evaluate their skin care routine and learn more about how to take care of their body’s largest organ.
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THE BEST ANTIOXIDANTS FOR SKIN:

You’ve probably at least heard of antioxidants and the seemingly unlimited benefits they can provide for your skin, but might not truly understand what they are and what they really do. In order to explain, we’ll have to bring in another beauty and wellness buzzword: free radicals. Bear with us a moment. “Free radicals are molecules that can cause damage to different components in cells, such as the DNA, proteins, outer barrier, and the matrix....
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FOODS THAT MIGHT BE GIVING YOU ACNE

Acne is a common skin condition that affects nearly 10% of the world's population. Many factors contribute to the development of acne, including sebum and keratin production, acne-causing bacteria, hormones, blocked pores and inflammation. The link between diet and acne has been controversial, but recent research shows that diet can play a significant role in acne development. This article will review 7 foods that can cause acne and discuss why the quality of your diet is important.
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THINKS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOXIC MAKEUP

Toxic makeup is nothing new: The ancient Greeks used heavy metals on their skin, and Egyptian queens wore black kohl eye makeup that was made with lead. Cancer-causing toxins were just found in foundation and sparkly makeup — here are 11 chemicals that could lurk in your lipstick, lotion, and eye powder. Last week, trace amounts of asbestos — a known cancer causer — were found in concealer as well as sparkly makeup marketed to kids at Claire's, a reminder that toxic chemicals and compounds still lurk in beauty products.
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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO COLLAGEN PEPTIDES:

What Is Collagen? Collagen is a structural protein that acts as the building block for your bones, teeth, muscles, skin, joints, and all other connective tissues. At least 28 different types of collagen exist, but types I, II, and III form the bulk of the collagen in your body. Collagen is loaded with benefits. It keeps skin young, strengthens joints, boosts weight loss, and more. 
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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REALLY SHOWER ?

Ah, the age-old question: How often should you shower? When it comes to health basics, everyone wants to know if there’s a magic number. (See: How often should you pee? How much water should you drink every day? What’s the absolute minimum you can swing with flossing? Ad infinitum.) Sometimes you really can land on a concrete numerical answer in response to a health question, but other times, it’s not that simple. Answering that pressing shower question falls into the latter category. Dermatologists don’t universally agree on how often you should shower.
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TOP ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS IN FRAME® LINES FOR MENS SKINCARE

There are certainly some considerations specific to men’s skin. Considerable exposure to the elements – particularly the sun – means that men can run a higher risk for skin cancer, making skin-repairing ingredients and SPF essential. Men tend to lose moisture to a lesser degree than women, and their skin can handle exfoliation more often than women’s. Considering their thicker skin, a man can use a gentle scrub pretty much every day. It is important to bear in mind that men’s skin undergoes daily aggressions such as shaving with a razor.
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SOME SKIN CARE ADVICE THAT CAN REALLY HELP YOU:

Just washing the face with gentle products might be more useful than applying lots of pricey creams. A lot of lotions may just clog your pores and cause you to get pimplees. They can also cause dry skin patches and allergic reactions. This article delves into the treatment options to yield elegant skin. If conventional face care techniques do not work (washing, toning, moisturizing), try using an over the counter topical medication. Products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are specially formulated to kill acne bacteria.
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THE BASICS OF EFFECTIVE SKIN REJUVENATION:

The very first question most people have when exploring the realm of anti-aging skin care is, "What skin rejuvenation products have been proven to be effective"? What are the secrets for younger looking skin? Accurate information regarding the multitude of anti-aging treatments flooding the marketplace is the best way to make informed decisions for developing your own skin rejuvenation regimen which incorporates the anti-aging skin care techniques, strategies and treatments that best address your personal aging skin issues.
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FOODS TO EAT FOR RADIANT SKIN

Turns out, the secret to anti-aging isn’t in fancy lotions and potions, but what’s on your plate. Specifically, eating a healthful diet keeps skin healthy and young. Read on to learn the best food for skin. Who doesn’t want a youthful, radiant complexion? While it’s tempting to seek a warm, golden hue by way of the sun’s rays, it’s not the best beauty approach. Getting out into natural sunlight does help your body produce the vitamin D you need. But, too much of a good thing stresses your cells to the point where you look older than you are.
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IT’S A SHAME NOT TO REDUCE THE EXISTING SIGNS OF AGEING !

Countless people are now using an anti-aging complex that works to help reduce the appearance of existing signs of aging and to help prevent the appearance of new lines and wrinkles in the future. The product they use has an extraordinary, marine-source formulation that is free of alpha-hydroxy acids, yet effectively evens skin tone and retextures, refines, brightens, and firms the skin's surface. New pharmaceutical nutrients supply enzymes that amplify the body's natural process of rejuvenating the skin after sun exposure.
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HOW MUCH DOES THE ORDER OF YOUR SKIN-CARE ROUTINE ACTUALLY MATTER ?

The only steps you’re guaranteed to find in a given skin-care routine are cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen—but what if your routine has two or three or five more steps to it? It makes sense that there would be some kind of order to layering different serums, creams, toners, and essences, but all the conflicting information and skin-care pseudoscience out there makes it difficult to decide what products you actually need and how to apply them.
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THE WONDERS OF HYALURONIC ACID

Could Hyaluronic Acid Be an Anti-Aging Remedy? The focus on a village in Japan named Yuzuri Hara where people usually live a long time and often have perfect skin into their 80's or even into their 90's. More than 10 percent of the population of his village is 85 or older, which is about ten times the average in America. Some studies suggest that the reason that residents Yuzuri Hara, known as "The Village of Long Life," live such long and healthy lives is mainly due to the fact that the local diet that is unique to the village features a starchy vegetable which is particularly rich in HA.
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT:

Although it is obviously not possible to turn the clock back entirely, we can take many steps now to ensure that not only do we slow down the aging process, but we can also reverse many of the signs of aging that we may presently be experiencing. The biggest key in the fight against aging is of course our diet and nutrition. The old adage, "you are what you eat" is absolutely true! It is impossible to expect to be healthy and vital if we are not eating the nutrients we need to keep our bodies performing at its best.
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PRO-AGING IS A LIFESTYLE !

Let me first start off by saying that the term "anti aging" is a misnomer of sorts. The grim fact is that we will all age and eventually die. Not one of us is immortal. The good news is that we can prolong our lives and avoid disease by making a conscious effort to take care of ourselves. Prevention is key when it comes to anti-aging. Many people are still looking for that perfect cream or pill that will make them look younger. The fact is that it's most important to take care of what's on the inside before you will see external results. What you put into your body is a reflection of what you see on the outside.
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NATURAL DIET CAN REDUCE EFFECT OF ANTI-AGEING !

Foods such as kale, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, black beans and brown rice can trip up Father Time before he comes creeping around adding body fat and depleting energy. As early as our twenties, a gradual decline in the immune and muscular systems begins to set in if not offset by restorative nutrients and regular exercise. It's not simply the years that have a damaging effect on our bodies, it's also those out-of-control free radicals-oxygen molecules that come unglued during normal cell functions.
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DANCING CAN REVERSE THE SIGNS OF AGING !

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. "Exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity," says Dr Kathrin Rehfeld, lead author of the study
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WHAT TO DO WHEN FIRST WRINKLE APPEARS?

There comes a time in everybody's life when we start to consider the implications of growing old and the possibilities of using one of the many different anti-aging treatments that are available. Coincidentally, this time of life is usually around the same time we discover our first wrinkle or laughter line. These first signs normally become apparent in your 30s or 40s if you are lucky and while that is the first time we will be likely to consider using anti-aging treatment, we really should start using it earlier than this. By keeping our skin healthy from an earlier age we are at least prolonging the aging effect as long as possible.
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A MAN’S GUIDE TO SELECTING A SCENT

How does a man select a grooming product? The power of a good fragrance cannot be overstated. the sense of smell evokes memories which bring back powerful emotions around people and places we've loved and enjoyed. Like our clothes and accessories, fragrances make a persuasive statement about you and your personal style. A scent that complements rather than overwhelms can send a sophisticated message to others about who you are and what you represent. I've come to appreciate the regular use of fragrances in the past couple of years, having previously rarely used anything scented other than shaving soap.
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GLUTEN INTOLERANCE, WHEAT ALLERGIES, AND CELIAC DISEASE:

Is “gluten free” a fad? No, it’s going to be a thing for as long as we are producing wheat and bread the way we’re doing it. A lot has changed in the bread industry – it’s not just one thing. People often comment about how bread didn’t cause problems with our health before GMOs and Roundup were prevalent in our food supply. Our farming practices have changed, and fairly recently, wheat has started being sprayed with Roundup. The newest speculation is that wheat is not the problem – that the problem is glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.
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WHAT TWO CUPS OF COFFEE PER DAY CAN DO TO YOUR LIVER?

Depending on who you ask, it is either a super healthy beverage or incredibly harmful. But despite what you may have heard, there are actually plenty of good things to be said about coffee. For example, it is high in antioxidants and linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. However, it also contains caffeine, a stimulant that can cause problems in some people and disrupt sleep. This article takes a detailed look at coffee and its health effects, examining both the pros and cons:
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WHY YOU SHOULD EAT AN AVOCADO EVERY DAY: 

Avocados are one incredible superfood. They're creamy, delicious, and overflowing with positive health benefits. The age-old saying of an apple a day might be great, but after reading about the other beautiful green fruit, you might want to transition to a daily avocado instead! Here's what avocados can do for you:
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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR CELLS AS YOU AGE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT ?

Your cells are the building blocks of your very existence. Keeping them healthy and humming is the key to staving off aging and disease. Here’s what you should know. We’re used to thinking about our health on a macro level. We often consider blood pressure readings or temperatures or weight to gauge our health. But scientists know that health is really determined by the very building blocks of your body: your cells.
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ARE NATURALS BETTER FOR COMPROMISED SKIN ?

As you might expect, when topicals are formulated correctly, they can be just what the doctor ordered for skin care. But research from Burt's Bees has shown that natural products, often scrutinized for their allergic potential, can successfully treat compromised skin—and may be more effective than dermatologist-recommended synthetic regimens for atopic dermatitis and rosacea. In this podcast interview, Rachel Grabenhofer spoke with Hemali Gunt, Ph.D., head of clinical and scientific affairs for Burt's Bees R&D, and Patrice Sherman, global public relations manager for the company.
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CAN WE LIVE LONGER BUT STAY YOUNGER ?

With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever. Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. The slow way is the familiar one: decades pass with little sense of internal change, middle age arrives with only a slight slowing down—a name lost, a lumbar ache, a sprinkling of white hairs and eye wrinkles.
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SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS ?

Being concerned with staying healthy is nothing new, but it may be more important in this day and age with the probability of living longer. Statistics bear out the fact that more people are likely to live to a very old age than ever before in our history. This makes it prudent and necessary to give particular attention and care to the physical and mental aspects of aging. You cannot start too young. The medical and technological advances which help to make living longer a likelihood are truly amazing.
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ANDROPAUSE, THE MALE MENOPAUSE

Andropause, also known as male androgen deficiency syndrome, is the male equivalent of female menopause. It results from diminished levels of testosterone in the body along with a relative increase in estrogen - exhibiting a similar symptom complex to female menopause. Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the testes, adrenal glands and ovaries. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, responsible for male sexual development and critical in maintaining erectile function, libido, energy levels, mood, building muscles, and burning fat.
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MENOPAUSE THERAPY OPTIONS

Women in their mid-thirties and forties can suffer from pre-menopause and women, and in their fifties and beyond can suffer from menopause. This causes certain hormones like estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormones and even testosterone to decline. Many physicians misdiagnose hormone deficiency related symptoms or lack sufficient experience with hormone replacement treatment programs to find appropriate solutions tailored to each patient. As women age, hormone levels naturally decrease, causing the symptoms associated with menopause and affecting many other areas of the body and mind.
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WHAT ARE THOSE FREE RADICALS YOU HEAR SO MUCH ?

If it isn't broccoli or blueberries, it's skin cream bragging that it's chucked full of antioxidants. And by now, we all know antioxidants are good for us. But do you know why? The biggest contributor to aging is the dreaded "free radicals." And those touted antioxidants are our defense. This article will give a brief overview of free radicals and their impact on human aging. What are Free Radicals? Our bodies create free radicals from such simple acts and digestion or breathing. These are molecules that are not paired with electrons.
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WHY DO SOME WRINKLE CREAMS WORK AND OTHERS FAIL ?

There are so many completely different wrinkle creams available on the market today. Many of these are thought to be magical fountains of youthfulness. Others simply clog your skin pores and give you acne. How can you tell which ones really work? Of course you don't want your skin issues to worsen right? This article will walk you through looking at all of the different wrinkle creams on the market and make objective opinions on each one. The best creams on the market are discussed here so keep reading.
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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF NAPS

The stigma against napping is finally starting to wane — and for good reason. Taking a timeout to sleep during the day does much more than just give us a quick energy boost. It also confers some serious cognitive and health advantages as well. Here’s what the latest science tells us. Unlike 85% of all mammalian species, humans sleep just once a day. Scientists aren’t sure if we’re naturally monophasic (as opposed to polyphasic) or if it’s a modern society that has made us so. Regardless, it’s clear that we’re not getting enough sleep.
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BEST PRO-AGEING NIGHT BALM FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Everyone undergoes the process of aging. It is natural and we have no reason to feel ashamed that we are growing old. However, it wouldn't hurt if we can still look as beautiful as we once were despite our age, wouldn't it? Before we look at ways to control age, let us first see how the process of aging works. Contrary to what we know, aging does not only happen when we reach our senior years. In fact, we age every day. The only difference is that, while we are young the systems still maintain the regular pacing or speed in terms of functions. However, as we grow older, these functions tend to slow down.
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HOW CAN WE IMPROVE OUR APPEARANCE WITH FOODS ?

It happens to the best of us. As we approach the second half of our lives we see a decline in muscle and skin tone if we don't take steps to maintain our body with a good lifestyle. I have been fortunate really until the last 18 months but it seems that almost from the day I turned forty things started to deteriorate rapidly! The things that I took for granted are no longer sympathetic to poor diet and lack of exercise. Having said that I have also noticed that even when I have made positive changes I still seem to have an almost tired appearance.
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TOP CAUSES OF PREMATURE SKIN AGEING

Many people think that skin aging is something that you experience when you reach your mid thirties or forties. But contrary to popular belief, skin aging happens as early as your twenties. It may not be visibly noticeable yet on the outside, but the constant wear and tear can definitely take a toll on the inside, making the process of skin aging speed up. To prevent premature skin aging, it's important to know what causes it in the first place. As they say, you must determine the cause of the problem in order to come up with a solution. With this, let me share to you some of the top causes of skin aging as well as some tips on how to avoid them. Here are some of them:
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HOW PROPER NUTRITION PREVENTS AND CURES GRAY HAIR

There are many people who want to know how proper nutrition prevents and cures gray hair. Eating right can have a number of benefits for the body, however, it is first important to note the many detrimental effects that the wrong foods can produce. For this reason, it is often better to focus on eliminating the wrong products from your diet and then work on building a healthier eating plan from this point. Graying hair is a normal aging process. This means that when your strand begin to lighten, this does not mean that there is anything wrong with you.
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