5 Anti-Aging Ingredients That Help Mature Skin

Look for products with these ingredients as part of your anti-aging skin care routine.

5 Anti-Aging Ingredients That Help Mature Skin

These ingredients may help preserve your skin and could play a role in keeping it hydrated, firm, and wrinkle-free. Try these anti-aging products as a part of your skin care routine to potentially reduce wrinkles and give your skin a youthful glow.

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Niacinamide

Studies find that niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide) might help with the appearance of skin. In one study, participants who applied a 5 percent niacinamide cream to their skin twice a day had visible improvements in the appearance of their skin after 12 weeks. There was a small reduction in wrinkles, red blotchiness, and hyperpigmented spots.


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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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