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Ezine 127 June 2013

Skin Care Tip:

Best Night Time Beauty Routine For Your Skin

After enduring makeup, oil, weather, and pollution all day, your skin needs some tender loving care at night. Here are some tips to keep your skin young and healthy! It is important to remove your make-up before bed. If left on, your makeup will sink into your skin during the night and can stretch out the pores and cause breakouts which can make your skin look older. For those tough to remove make ups, you can use an oil-based make up remover which can handle waterproof mascara without tugging on your delicate skin. As you age, your skin produces less collagen which keeps your skin firm. You can take vitamin A or apply any cream or serum that contains vitamin A to help boost your collagen levels. The skin surrounding your eyes is thinner than any other skin in your body and it becomes thinner as you age. This can show up as hollowing and eye bags. You can apply eye cream or serum that contains vitamin A, C, E or K which helps lighten the dark circles under the eye. The vitamin C can help hydrate your skin keeps your skin glowing. When preparing for bed, try to sleep flat on your back to avoid developing unwanted facial lines from pillow pressure. What's going on inside can reflect on the outside, so think positive, stay healthy and be happy.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Try a Low Sugar Diet!

An average person can consume about 1-2 pounds of sugar a week! There are plenty of reasons why you should start a low sugar diet such as the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Sugar also weakens the immune system, contributes to depression, hyperactivity and anxiety. When choosing food from the grocery store, take a quick look at the ingredients. Try not to consume any product that list sugar as the first 3 ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar and honey. Partaking in a lower sugar diet does not necessarily mean that you need cut out sweets altogether. Whether it’s a slice of cake, cookie, or ice cream, you can have a healthier sugar intake by portioning. There are drinks that are made of healthy fruits which may be good for you. Fruit juice is not always the healthier choice and should also be avoided as they contain a good amount of sugar in them, especially sodas. Water is the healthiest and most beneficial drink you can have. Not only does water help your joints and deliver oxygen to the brain, it can also keep your skin young and hydrated! One way to reduce your cravings for sugar is if you eat meals that have a good source of protein, whole grains, complex carbohydrates and fiber.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Eyelid Lift Surgery!

Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty has become one of the most popular procedures in surgery today. If you have drooping lids or baggy lower lids, this technique may be right for you. This procedure can reduce the appearance of aging and tiredness. The target audience for eyelid surgery ranges from 35 and above however if genetic influences cause eye bags or drooping, the procedure may be an option for younger people. Individuals commonly use this method for cosmetic purposes as it can help alter their appearance and make them look more youthful.

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Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website ( can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

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