A Few Tricks to Beat Father Time! (Giveaway, Too!)

Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle

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The SML team has accumulated several tips and tricks (that actually work and are recommended by experts) to stop Father Time dead in his tracks!

Follow these anti-aging tips  or look through a book we like by Debra Jaliman for younger looking and feeling skin!

1. Drink Oolong and Pu-erh Tea
“Oolong and Pu-erh are potent anti-inflammatories. Inflammation is one of the biggest causes of lifestyle aging, which accounts for 70% of premature signs of time. Drinking 2-3 cups of loose-leaf, organic tea (Real tea. A tea bag won’t cut it.) has been shown to increase bone mass by up to 15%, increase metabolism by up to 12%, decreases blood pressure and supports healthy skin function! That’s a lot of benefit for a cup of tea.
-Melissa Picoli, esthetician and founder of BijaBody health+beauty. Be sure to check out her blog, too!

2. Using Different Facial Acids
“Use skin care products with Glycolic Acid- that takes off the top
dead layer of skin and forces your skin to make new cells… that’s a BIG
 TRICK and SECRET that most people don’t know. Using acids- glycolic 
and salicylic- it forces your skin to keep regenerating new skin! It 
totally works for me!”
Devon Fleming, CEO of Principal Devon Fleming LLC

*NOTE: Tanya Kormeili, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, agrees with Fleming on using glycolic and salicylic acids to remove old skin, exfoliate the skin, and clean pores making your skin have that nice glow instead of a dreary, old look. However, if you use retinoic acid, use it at night. Picoli adds, “It can increase chances of skin cancer by as much as 21% when used during daylight hours. Switch to a peptide heavy product instead for daytime use. peptides have been shown to improve collagen synthesis as well as retinol over a 45 day period of time without the negative side effects. ”

3. Make Sure You’re Eating This and Avoiding That
“Your diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining your youthful appearance. Foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids such as olive oil, flaxseed oil, or salmon help protect the moisture barrier of your skin, as it tends to thin as you age, causing dry skin. Processed foods and sugars promote inflammation, a biochemical process which damages normal production of dermal cells. (Avoid anything in a box or plastic package.)Drinking plenty of water is a must, and make sure to get enough of Vitamin D – around 1,00 IUs per day.”
-Dr. Sanusi Umar,  Founder of Derm Hair Clinic & L.A.-based global pioneer and innovator in the field of hair restoration

Additionally, try these products that will make you look and feel younger almost instantly!

Many of them contain ingredients that will help your skin slow down or even reverse age.

We’re giving FOUR lucky ones a chance to win a product from each of the following lines!

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Joanna Vargas‘s line of all natural skin care products are simply incredible! This vitamin C packed face wash does wonders for all skin types. It’s lightweight and instantly makes your skin feel clean, smooth, youthful, and healthy! Not to mention it smells amazing. Win the Rejuvenating serum OR exfoliating mask!


For those of us who need a little extra care around our eyes (that’s ALL of us!), BIOS Eye Cream is the product for you! This creamy product reduces the appearance of dark circles, lines, and puffiness around the eyes in just a few uses! Just use twice a day after cleansing, applying to the areas above and below the eyes.  If your eyes have started to reveal a well kept secret of yours, this product is for you! Win the three pack of the prebiotic cleanser, probiotic stick, or day cream!

Is your hair feeling brittle, dry, or just worn from constant coloring and years of wear and tear? Bring some life back to your hair with Pureology’s Nano Works Shampoo and Conditioner! Winner of the Anti-Aging Gold Award, this dynamic duo will bring the gorgeous shine right back to your hair! The shampoo cleanses and restores color while the condition makes hair exceptionally soft and smooth. Win the shine Spray to bring life back to aged hair!


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