Healthy life tips: Create a habit, workout at the same time everyday

Yup, I am talking about working out. No matter what you do, plan it, schedule it, and start at the same time every day. This way it’s a habit. There is no doubt in your schedule by yourself or others. You are simply there and ready to go. I’ve recently started waking at 5:45 am to get my workout done.

Frankly, anything with a 5 and an am in the time is WAY TO EARLY in the morning but here are the benefits.
  • My workout for the day is done. I don’t have to worry about being tired after work or finding time. And if I want to get an extra workout done in the evening, like Pilates, Yoga or something else, then great. I can plan for more if I need to.
  • I am more likely to meet my goals. That morning first thing workout can be difficult but here is the thing. If I do it first, I am more likely to be consistent. My attention span is like a squirrel. I might say that I am going to workout at 2:00 but then something else catches my attention and I am off on that tangent.
  • I get to work on time and ready to go. I’ve been up for a while by the time I sit at my desk and my brain is ready to do some damage. I walk in like, “what’s up succas” instead of needing a pick me up to get going.
  • I am more likely to stay away from sweets in the morning. I’ve already eaten. I usually grab an apple and a water on my way to the gym. That’s enough till I get back and have some breakfast.
I’ve noticed that when I get the workouts done in the morning. I’m not anxious about when I can fit one in or forget to workout in favor of getting the other things that I have to do for the day done. That part of my day, no matter what else I am doing, is done.
I hope this helps you get moving

15 Shocking Exercise Facts

What do dark chocolate, casual Fridays, and graduating from high school have in common? According to research, they all improve your workout. Anneli Rufus on the secrets to good exercise.

1. People who exercise as little as 15 minutes a day have a 14 percent lower mortality risk than people who don’t exercise at all.

That statistic covers all causes of death, which translates at age 30 to a three-year increase in life expectancy. When it comes to cancer, those who work out 15 minutes daily are 10 percent less likely to die of it than those who don’t exercise at all. Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise reduces the all-cause mortality risk by another 4 percent and the cancer mortality risk by another 1 percent. “The best thing to do is to not get obese in the first place,” Biggest Loser contestant Phil Parham, who coauthored The 90-Day Fitness Challenge with his wife and co-contestant, Amy Parham, tells The Daily Beast. “Once you’ve been big and you lose weight, your body always wants to regain that weight, so you’re continuing to fight all your life.”

C. P. Wen et al., “Minimum Amount of Physical Activity for Reduced Mortality and Extended Life Expectancy.” The Lancet, 2011, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60749-6.

2. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 50 percent if they eat dark chocolate regularly.

At least they can if they’re mice. Researchers fed mice the flavonol epicatechin, a key ingredient in dark chocolate, then put them through two weeks of treadmill tests and observed “an integrated response that includes structural and metabolic changes in skeletal and cardiac muscles resulting in greater endurance capacity.”

Leonardo Nogueira et al., “Epicatechin Enhances Fatigue Resistance and Oxidative Capacity in Mouse Muscle.” Journal of Physiology, 2011, doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.20992.

3. Men who exercise vigorously are only one third as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who exercise very little or not at all.

According to the study that yielded this stat, men whose workout routines are the equivalent of running at least three hours a week or playing singles tennis at least five hours a week have a 30 percent lower ED risk than men who exercise very little or not at all. Ready, set, go.

Constance G. Bacon et al., “Sexual Function in Men Older Than 50 Years of Age.” Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003, 139 (3), 161-168.

4. Depressed people can alleviate their symptoms by as much as 47 percent with regular aerobic exercise.

In one study, a group of depressed people who performed moderately intense aerobic exercises at least three times a week “experienced a decline in depressive symptoms by an average of 47 percent after 12 weeks.” Another group of depressed people performed low-intensity aerobics at least three times weekly; their symptoms improved by 30 percent. “Exercise isn’t just about working off energy. It’s about turning on the brain,” says Harvard psychiatry professor John Ratey, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. With regular exercise, “people become much more emotionally regulated, and their cognitive abilities are much better.”

Andrea Dunn et al., “Exercise Treatment for Depression.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2005, 28 (1), 1-8.

5. Three times as many college graduates as high-school dropouts exercise regularly.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 percent of adults with bachelor’s degrees or higher engage in vigorous leisure-time physical activity three or more times a week, compared with 13 percent of adults with less than a high-school diploma. According to the same survey, 79 percent of high-school dropouts never engage in periods of vigorous leisure-time physical activity, compared with 41 percent of college grads.

J. R. Pleis et al., “Summary Health Statistics for US Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009.” Conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Center for Health Statistics, 2010, 10 (249).

6. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 15 percent if they listen to music while working out.

In one study, treadmill walkers moving in time with music felt 15 percent more energetic—and less eager to get off the machine—than treadmill walkers who were not listening to music. According to the sports psychologists who produced this stat, “Music listening can be an effective dissociation strategy, reducing perceptions of effort and fatigue by up to 12 percent.” Dancing makes moving in time with music into more of a party and less of a chore. “In some ways, dancing is the best exercise—it’s really aerobic,” Ratey says.

Costas Karageorghis et al., “The BASES Expert Statement on the Use of Music in Exercise.” British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

7. Waiters and waitresses walk twice as much as lawyers and police officers do on an average working day.

But servers walk only about half as much on an average working day as mail carriers, and about 75 percent as much as janitors. According to researchers with the American Council on Exercise, who highly recommend the use of pedometers, mail carriers walk about eight miles per day, janitors walk just over five, restaurant servers walk four, and cops and lawyers walk about two. According to the ACE study, secretaries walk the least, at 1.7 miles.

John Porcari and Reem Ekhwan, “Do You Do 10K a Day?” American Council on Exercise, Fitness Matters, 2007, 12 (4).

8. Six percent more men than women exercise regularly.

And women are bigger couch potatoes than men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of women in the United States “never engage in periods of vigorous leisure-time physical activity lasting ten minutes or more per week.” For men, that figure is 50 percent. Who in the United States does engage in at least 10 minutes of vigorous leisure-time activity per week? Only 31 percent of men and 25 percent of women.

J. R. Pleis et al., “Summary Health Statistics for US Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009.” Conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Center for Health Statistics, 2010, 10 (249).

9. Workers increase their physical activity by 8 percent and burn 25 more calories on casual-clothing workdays than on workdays when they wear regular office attire.

Who needs suits? “Wearing casual clothing every day for 50 weeks of work would translate into burning an additional 125 calories per week or 6,250 calories per year—the equivalent of almost two pounds,” write the authors of the study that yielded this stat.

John Porcari and Reem Ekhwan, “Do You Do 10K a Day?” American Council on Exercise, Fitness Matters, 2007, 12 (4).

10. People who want to quit smoking are twice as likely to succeed in quitting if they lift weights than if they don’t lift weights.

In the study that yielded this stat, one group of struggling-to-stop smokers engaged in two hours of weight training per week. Another group didn’t exercise, but watched health-related videos instead. Twelve weeks later, 16 percent of the weightlifters had quit smoking. They had also lost weight. Only 8 percent of the nonlifters had quit smoking, and all 8 percent had gained weight. Resistance training is key, says Parham: “Strength training builds muscle, which burns calories and knocks the weight off. Whatever you’re doing, do it more.”

Joseph Ciccolo et al., “Resistance Training as an Aid to Standard Smoking Cessation Treatment: A Pilot Study.” Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2011, 13 (8), 756-760.

11. Avid swimmers have a 50 percent lower mortality rate than runners, walkers, and people who don’t exercise at all.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health evaluated data spanning 32 years and involving more than 80,000 participants in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. They found that swimming lowers the mortality rate—in men, at least—by about 50 percent. The fact that the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation partly funded this project may or may not be irrelevant.

Steven Blair et al., “Does Regular Swimming Reduce Your Risk of Dying?” Paper presented at the 2008 World Aquatic Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

12. Astronauts lost 15 percent of muscle mass and 30 percent of muscle performance during six months at the International Space Station, despite their aerobics-focused exercise regimen.

This striking decrease in fitness—along with 30 percent bone-strength loss in some astronauts—is spurring NASA to boost resistance training in space-station workout routines. “While on the ISS, crewmembers had access to a running treadmill, cycle ergometer, and resistance exercise device,” write the authors of this study. “Future long-duration space missions should modify the current ISS exercise prescription and/or hardware to better preserve human skeletal muscle mass and function, thereby reducing the risk imposed to crewmembers.”

Scott Trappe et al., “Exercise in Space: Human Skeletal Muscle After Six Months Aboard the International Space Station.” Journal of Applied Physiology, 2009, 106 (4), 1159-68.

13. Teens who exercise are 36 percent less likely to develop brain tumors than teens who don’t.

Cancer researchers investigating the type of brain tumor known as the glioma found that the risk of developing these is 36 percent lower among people who were physically active during ages 15 to 18 than among people who were physically inactive during those years. The same study found that people who are obese at age 18 are four times as likely to develop gliomas as people who are not obese at 18.

Steven C. Moore et al., “Height, Body Mass Index, and Physical Activity in Relation to Glioma Risk.” Cancer Research, 2009, 69 (21), 8349-55.

14. White Americans exercise 16 percent more than Hispanic Americans and 10 percent more than African-Americans.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “51 percent of non-Hispanic white adults never engage in periods of vigorous leisure-time physical activity, compared with 61 percent of non-Hispanic black adults and 67 percent of Hispanic adults.”

J. R. Pleis et al., “Summary Health Statistics for US Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2009.” Conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Center for Health Statistics, 2010, 10 (249).

15. Runners who stretch before running burn 5 percent fewer calories than runners who don’t stretch.

Contrary to what trainers have told us for decades, pre-run stretching isn’t helpful, according to one recent study, which also found that nonstretchers ran 3.4 percent farther than stretchers. “Stretching appears to acutely decrease muscle-force production capacity,” its authors write, citing decreased leg-press performance, vertical jumping height, knee-extensor concentric torque, and maximum plantar flexion torque, which “remained depressed even 60 minutes after the stretching routine.”

Jacob M. Wilson et al., “Effects of Static Stretching on Energy Cost and Running Endurance Performance.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010, 24 (9), 2274-2279.

24 Effective Home Remedies For Wrinkle Free Skin

The moment you turn 30, the aging signs start to scare you. The wrinkles start appearing and there are many reasons behind them, not just aging. The many other reasons for these wrinkles include –

  • Pollution
  • Extensive exposure to sun
  • Lack of vitamin D3
  • Excessive use of cosmetics
  • Constant changing of creams and cosmetics

How about treating them with very simple home remedies that are readily available in our pantry?

Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free Skin:

Given below are some basic homemade remedies for wrinkle free skin.

1. Tighten With Egg White:

Instead of trying out those anti-wrinkle creams, lay your hands on egg whites. Cover your nose up and generously apply the white of an egg on your skin. Allow it to dry completely and then thoroughly rinse off with lukewarm water. Wrinkles and sagged skin will be a story of the past! The egg whites tighten your skin naturally, easing fine lines and laugh lines.

2. Cool Off With Cucumber:

This one is yet another wrinkle free skin home remedies that is simply fail proof. Gently cleanse your skin and apply cucumber juice all over your face. Within a few applications, you will see wrinkles, and dark circles visibly reducing.

3. Turmeric Wonder:

You can try the good old Vicco turmeric. It has both antiseptic and anti-ageing properties. On the other hand, you can prepare a turmeric pack at home also. Freshly powder turmeric and prepare a mixture by adding a few drops of sugarcane juice. Apply this and leave it on for an hour. Turmeric and sugarcane, in a synergic way, will slow down the loosening of skin. Be patient and repeat for a few months.

4. Papaya and Banana Combo:

Purée the two fruits together and apply the paste on those fine, agonizing lines on your forehead. Papaya is loaded with enzymes such as papain, while banana is rich in vitamins that help in revitalizing your skin. This pulp is a good antidote for premature ageing signs.

5. Avocado Magic:

Have you ever checked out the ingredients of your favorite natural anti-wrinkle cream? You are bound to see avocado in it. This fruit is a blessing for those with premature wrinkles. Along with halting premature ageing, it reduces wrinkles and pampers your skin back to health. Apply the pulp of this fruit an hour before you step into the bath. Your skin will glow with radiance and vitality.

6. Grape A Day To Hide The Wrinkle Away:

A grape could drape your wrinkles. This little fruit will help in tightening your skin, while imparting a healthy glow to your face. Cut a grape in half and generously apply the pulp on the face, targeting all those fine lines and crow’s feet. Leave the juice on for as long as you can and wash off. A few re-runs over the next few weeks and your skin will be supple and wrinkle free.

7. Coconut Glow:

Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk on your face and rinse off after sometime. This will give your skin glow and radiance. Repeating this often will help to fade away the wrinkles and lines. An effective remedy to remove wrinkles under the eyes is to massage coconut oil under the eyes every night before going to bed. This is an effective home remedy for wrinkle free glowing skin.

8. Lemon Juice:

This is not just useful to quench your thirst during the summer, but you can use them as part of your beauty treatment as well. Just applying a few drops of lemon juice on your face can remove blemishes and age spots as well.

9. Potato:

Rub raw potato on areas having marks or pigments to remove them. Pimples and blackheads worsen your appearance with age. A simple homemade remedy for this is applying a mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerine, lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep. It’s quite effective!

10. Pineapple:

Cut off the core of a pineapple and rub this core on your face. Leave your face to dry for 10-15 minutes. This method is very effective in removing the first signs of wrinkles.

11. Sugar Cane Juice & Turmeric Powder:

Sugar cane juice when combined with turmeric powder gives you a paste that’s quite effective in controlling wrinkles and prevents the skin from aging. This is one of the best home remedies for wrinkles and sagging skin

12. Essential Oils:

Certain essential oils are very helpful in reducing wrinkles. Take drops of oils such as sandalwood, geranium, rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.

13. Bee’s Honey:

Heavy work really tells on your eyes and with age they get wrinkles and look very tired. Counter this by applying best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes.

14.Ginger & Honey:

You could also use ginger and honey to relieve wrinkles under the eyes. Shred a piece of ginger, add a bit of honey, apply it around the eyes, and massage for a while.

15. Castor Oil:

Another eye wrinkles treatment is the use of castor oil. Use unscented castor oil to massage under and around the eyes to cure wrinkles. Regular application helps to mask away the wrinkles.

Other Effective Ways to Fight Wrinkles:

16. Sleep:

Sleep – nothing can be more effective to ease out those fine lines appearing on the skin. As you sleep, the body goes into restoration mode and at the same time, secretes Human Growth Hormone. The HGH plays a quintessential role in keeping your skin more elastic and less prone to wrinkles. In addition, if your body is deprived of rest, cortisol production increases that breaks down the skin cells, triggering wrinkles formation. Be sure to sleep on your back, for favoring one side can cause for wrinkles on that side to increase.

17. De-stress:

Lighten up, for stress can have adverse effects on your beauty. Stress, along with anxiety and tensions, could make your skin thin, weaker, and thus, prone to wrinkles. Indulge in recreational activities so that a stressful schedule does not get to you. Think about the good in your life – and SMILE. A smile will help you beat both the stress and wrinkles.

18. Antioxidants:

Have you ever laughed over those several dozens of people who sip on green and white tea, while you were relishing a hot cup of Joe? The next time you are tempted to laugh over someone who has a mug of green tea, pause, and look at his or her skin. You will be astounded how radiant and glowing they look. Both green and white teas are healthier than coffee and tea. Loaded with antioxidants they help in cleansing the body, and reducing both wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

19. Drink And Rinse:

On an average, an adult is often advised to drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water in a day. However, studies indicate that you should drink 5 to 6 litres of water for the good. This helps to keep our organs healthy. Drinking ample amount of water helps your body in flushing out toxic waste. A clean inside reflects on the body outside.

20. Do Not Forget Your Vitamins:

Consuming food rich in Vitamin A can take you one-step closer to your dream skin. Fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as spinach, roots such as carrot, beans like soybeans, and fish are great sources of Vitamin A. This wonder vitamin will retard the ageing of your skin and keep you looking young for years. Alternatively, apply some Vitamin E serum to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, they are expensive, but they work spectacular wonders on the skin.

21.Trim Those Bangs:

Trimming those bangs if you are over 25 is a sure way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead. A quick trim will round up your face, accentuate your features, and reduce wrinkles – thanks to collagen depletion. Try it; we are not kidding you on this one!

22. Scarf Up:

Non-radical issues such as pollution, affect your skin the most. Use a scarf if you have to step out for long hours to protect your face from exposure to dust and pollution. Cleanse your skin with a mild face wash replenished with antioxidants for a dirt, grime, and wrinkle free skin.

23. Soak In SPF:

As mentioned above, extensive exposure to sun damages the skin beyond repairable levels. Studies suggest that while Vitamin D is a blessing to the skin, drenching in ultra violet rich sun rays does more harm than good. It accelerates the ageing, resulting in early onset of wrinkles. Be liberal while using sunscreen; apply at least 15 minutes before your tryst with the sun, reapplying every 4 to 6 hours. Carry a trendy umbrella to guard yourself when you step out.

24. Quit Smoking:

Smoking can cause wrinkles while also being hazardous to your health; so say bye to smoking. The carcinogens in cigarettes act like a toxic plastic bag around your pretty face, thus blocking and depriving it of oxygen. This exaggerates the pace with which wrinkles set down on your skin.

These are some home remedies for skin wrinkles that you must try to banish the lines on your face. Nevertheless and most important, you need to switch to a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle means eating well, sleeping well, following a regular exercise regimen and being vigilant of our habits. So which of the home remedies for wrinkle free skin suits you? Do let us know.

Steal envious glances with your young looks! Choose your best way to fight wrinkles!

Losing Weight With Protein-Rich Diet Leads To Better Sleep Says Study

 

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A new study has found out that overweight middle-aged adults who lose weight with a protein rich diet seem to sleep better as compared to those who lose weight with normal protein quantity, as per a report dated March 27, 2016. This paper was published in the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’.

Usually, other researches focus on the effect of sleep on weight control and diet, but this research studied that effect of diet and weight loss, mainly the protein quantity on sleep, said Purdue University’s Wayne Campbell.

They found that if low-calorie diet is consumed with a high amount of protein, there is a drastic improvement in the quality of sleep for middle-age adults. This quality of sleep is better in comparison with those who lost the same amount of weight while consuming normal protein amount.

In this study, over 44 obese or overweight participants who consumed either higher-protein or normal protein weight loss diet. A survey was completed for rating the quality of sleep each month throughout the study. These findings showed that people who consumed that people who consumed more quantities of protein and lost weight noted an improvement in the quality of sleep after 3 to 4 months.

Jing Zhou, the first author of the study, stated that compromised sleep quality and short sleep duration lead to cardiovascular diseases, premature death and metabolic diseases. Owing to the increased prevalence of such problems, knowing how lifestyle and diet can help in improving sleep is important.

As per this research, sleep quality is added to the growing list of positive outcomes of high-intake of protein while losing weight and other outcomes including improvement in blood pressure, retention of body mass and promotion of body fat loss.

Making Sense of Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin changes your life in so many ways, more than many would imagine. For most of my life, my skin was naturally resilient and problem-free. Then about a decade ago, I noticed some mild redness and stinging on the back of my neck. The rashy, red bumps transformed how my skin looked, and felt. Every minute, every motion brought an itchy, uncomfortable reminder that something was not quite right.

“Trying to narrow down the cause of the reaction was a slow and tedious process, and letting go of my favorite beauty products one-by-one was a tremendous disappointment.”

In addition to abandoning my cherished skincare products and cosmetics, there were other major lifestyle changes I had to make — trying all kinds of fragrance- and chemical-free detergents, shampoos and soaps. Although I tried my best to be mindful of what I was using, I didn’t always have a choice. While traveling, I’d worry that the detergent used on the bed sheets at a hotel might trigger a reaction, which happened more than once.

Doctors prescribed powerful topical steroids to reduce the inflammation, but my skin remained rough for weeks after an outbreak. I longed to go back to using my favorite, familiar creams, but because I didn’t know exactly what ingredients were causing the problem, they stayed stashed in a drawer. When I walked through stores, I felt like I was missing out on cutting-edge skincare and beauty products, which have long been a passion of mine. It didn’t feel like those products were for me anymore, and I missed being able to sample the latest releases.

Since starting Tatcha and working closely with the world’s leading formulators and chemists, I’ve never forgotten what it was like to long for elegant skincare with exquisite textures and anti-aging benefits that would suit my finicky skin. That’s why all of Tatcha’s collection is non-sensitizing and dermatologist-tested, and why we promise not to use known irritants like PEGs. When we discovered the powerful, anti-inflammatory benefit of natural Japanese Indigo a few years ago, I knew this was a promising step towards creating a collection of creams that not only restored skin’s suppleness, but also offered other anti-aging benefits to the skin.

The newest addition to the collection is our Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream, which blends skin-soothing Japanese Indigo extract and calming Colloidal Oatmeal with our anti-aging Hadasei-3 Bioactive Complex. This daily, nourishing facial moisturizer was created with sensitive skin in mind, but is also a beneficial addition for all skin types. Inflammation may be most immediately visible in sensitive skin, but is recently recognized as a leading cause of premature aging in general. At Tatcha, we’ve found that the best botanicals to revitalize and heal sensitive skin are some of the most effective anti-aging ingredients. Whether your skin is feeling sensitive, in need of extra hydration, or you’d like to help it stay glowing, the timeless ingredients in our Soothing Triple Recovery Cream are at the forefront of anti-aging care.

Sometimes it’s comforting just knowing that you’re not alone in having sensitive skin, or being bewildered and frustrated about all the ways it affects your daily life. And I hope you take comfort in knowing that we will always keep creating the very best formulas we can so that everyone can enjoy the secrets of simple, effective Japanese skin care rituals that leave your skin smooth, supple and radiant once again.

24 Effective Home Remedies For Wrinkle Free Skin

The moment you turn 30, the ageing signs start to scare you. The wrinkles start appearing and there are many reasons behind them, not just ageing. The many other reasons for these wrinkles include –

  • Pollution
  • Extensive exposure to sun
  • Lack of vitamin D3
  • Excessive use of cosmetics
  • Constant changing of creams and cosmetics

How about treating them with very simple home remedies that are readily available in our pantry?

Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free Skin:

Given below are some basic homemade remedies for wrinkle free skin.

1. Tighten With Egg White:

Instead of trying out those anti-wrinkle creams, lay your hands on egg whites. Cover your nose up and generously apply the white of an egg on your skin. Allow it to dry completely and then thoroughly rinse off with lukewarm water. Wrinkles and sagged skin will be a story of the past! The egg whites tighten your skin naturally, easing fine lines and laugh lines.

2. Cool Off With Cucumber:

This one is yet another wrinkle free skin home remedies that is simply fail proof. Gently cleanse your skin and apply cucumber juice all over your face. Within a few applications, you will see wrinkles, and dark circles visibly reducing.

3. Turmeric Wonder:

You can try the good old Vicco turmeric. It has both antiseptic and anti-ageing properties. On the other hand, you can prepare a turmeric pack at home also. Freshly powder turmeric and prepare a mixture by adding a few drops of sugarcane juice. Apply this and leave it on for an hour. Turmeric and sugarcane, in a synergic way, will slow down the loosening of skin. Be patient and repeat for a few months.

4. Papaya and Banana Combo:

Purée the two fruits together and apply the paste on those fine, agonizing lines on your forehead. Papaya is loaded with enzymes such as papain, while banana is rich in vitamins that help in revitalizing your skin. This pulp is a good antidote for premature ageing signs.

5. Avocado Magic:

Have you ever checked out the ingredients of your favorite natural anti-wrinkle cream? You are bound to see avocado in it. This fruit is a blessing for those with premature wrinkles. Along with halting premature ageing, it reduces wrinkles and pampers your skin back to health. Apply the pulp of this fruit an hour before you step into the bath. Your skin will glow with radiance and vitality.

6. Grape A Day To Hide The Wrinkle Away:

A grape could drape your wrinkles. This little fruit will help in tightening your skin, while imparting a healthy glow to your face. Cut a grape in half and generously apply the pulp on the face, targeting all those fine lines and crow’s feet. Leave the juice on for as long as you can and wash off. A few re-runs over the next few weeks and your skin will be supple and wrinkle free.

7. Coconut Glow:

Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk on your face and rinse off after sometime. This will give your skin glow and radiance. Repeating this often will help to fade away the wrinkles and lines. An effective remedy to remove wrinkles under the eyes is to massage coconut oil under the eyes every night before going to bed. This is an effective home remedy for wrinkle free glowing skin.

8. Lemon Juice:

This is not just useful to quench your thirst during the summer, but you can use them as part of your beauty treatment as well. Just applying a few drops of lemon juice on your face can remove blemishes and age spots as well.

9. Potato:

Rub raw potato on areas having marks or pigments to remove them. Pimples and blackheads worsen your appearance with age. A simple homemade remedy for this is applying a mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerine, lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep. It’s quite effective!

10. Pineapple:

Cut off the core of a pineapple and rub this core on your face. Leave your face to dry for 10-15 minutes. This method is very effective in removing the first signs of wrinkles.

11. Sugar Cane Juice & Turmeric Powder:

Sugar cane juice when combined with turmeric powder gives you a paste that’s quite effective in controlling wrinkles and prevents the skin from aging. This is one of the best home remedies for wrinkles and sagging skin

12. Essential Oils:

Certain essential oils are very helpful in reducing wrinkles. Take drops of oils such as sandalwood, geranium, rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.

13. Bee’s Honey:

Heavy work really tells on your eyes and with age they get wrinkles and look very tired. Counter this by applying best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes.

14.Ginger & Honey:

You could also use ginger and honey to relieve wrinkles under the eyes. Shred a piece of ginger, add a bit of honey, apply it around the eyes, and massage for a while.

15. Castor Oil:

Another eye wrinkles treatment is the use of castor oil. Use unscented castor oil to massage under and around the eyes to cure wrinkles. Regular application helps to mask away the wrinkles.

Other Effective Ways to Fight Wrinkles:

16. Sleep:

Sleep – nothing can be more effective to ease out those fine lines appearing on the skin. As you sleep, the body goes into restoration mode and at the same time, secretes Human Growth Hormone. The HGH plays a quintessential role in keeping your skin more elastic and less prone to wrinkles. In addition, if your body is deprived of rest, cortisol production increases that breaks down the skin cells, triggering wrinkles formation. Be sure to sleep on your back, for favoring one side can cause for wrinkles on that side to increase.

17. De-stress:

Lighten up, for stress can have adverse effects on your beauty. Stress, along with anxiety and tensions, could make your skin thin, weaker, and thus, prone to wrinkles. Indulge in recreational activities so that a stressful schedule does not get to you. Think about the good in your life – and SMILE. A smile will help you beat both the stress and wrinkles.

18. Antioxidants:

Have you ever laughed over those several dozens of people who sip on green and white tea, while you were relishing a hot cup of Joe? The next time you are tempted to laugh over someone who has a mug of green tea, pause, and look at his or her skin. You will be astounded how radiant and glowing they look. Both green and white teas are healthier than coffee and tea. Loaded with antioxidants they help in cleansing the body, and reducing both wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

19. Drink And Rinse:

On an average, an adult is often advised to drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water in a day. However, studies indicate that you should drink 5 to 6 litres of water for the good. This helps to keep our organs healthy. Drinking ample amount of water helps your body in flushing out toxic waste. A clean inside reflects on the body outside.

20. Do Not Forget Your Vitamins:

Consuming food rich in Vitamin A can take you one-step closer to your dream skin. Fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as spinach, roots such as carrot, beans like soybeans, and fish are great sources of Vitamin A. This wonder vitamin will retard the ageing of your skin and keep you looking young for years. Alternatively, apply some Vitamin E serum to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, they are expensive, but they work spectacular wonders on the skin.

21.Trim Those Bangs:

Trimming those bangs if you are over 25 is a sure way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead. A quick trim will round up your face, accentuate your features, and reduce wrinkles – thanks to collagen depletion. Try it; we are not kidding you on this one!

22. Scarf Up:

Non-radical issues such as pollution, affect your skin the most. Use a scarf if you have to step out for long hours to protect your face from exposure to dust and pollution. Cleanse your skin with a mild face wash replenished with antioxidants for a dirt, grime, and wrinkle free skin.

23. Soak In SPF:

As mentioned above, extensive exposure to sun damages the skin beyond repairable levels. Studies suggest that while Vitamin D is a blessing to the skin, drenching in ultra violet rich sun rays does more harm than good. It accelerates the ageing, resulting in early onset of wrinkles. Be liberal while using sunscreen; apply at least 15 minutes before your tryst with the sun, reapplying every 4 to 6 hours. Carry a trendy umbrella to guard yourself when you step out.

24. Quit Smoking:

Smoking can cause wrinkles while also being hazardous to your health; so say bye to smoking. The carcinogens in cigarettes act like a toxic plastic bag around your pretty face, thus blocking and depriving it of oxygen. This exaggerates the pace with which wrinkles set down on your skin.

These are some home remedies for skin wrinkles that you must try to banish the lines on your face. Nevertheless and most important, you need to switch to a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle means eating well, sleeping well, following a regular exercise regimen and being vigilant of our habits. So which of the home remedies for wrinkle free skin suits you? Do let us know.

Steal envious glances with your young looks! Choose your best way to fight wrinkles!

The 6 Beauty Products Kristen Bell Swears By

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Kristen Bell is our favorite funnygirl, but she’s also known for routinely nailing it in the beauty department. Her skin is flawless and bright, and her hair always has that easy, effortless wave (that we all know takes serious effort). So when we got to chat with her about her involvement with Neutrogena’s new See What’s Possible campaign to empower women (she’s a global ambassador for the brand, as well), we knew she’d have some good tips for those of us who don’t have around-the-clock glam squads. These are her go-to products.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing Brush. “After my kids have gone to sleep, when I wash my face, it’s such a meditative experience for me. I really, genuinely look forward to it, and I use this brush.”

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser. “It’s good at getting all the grime—not just makeup. Living in southern California, there’s a lot of smog. This cleans my pores really well.”

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. “It’s a soothing gel that has hyaluronic acid, which is how your skin naturally retains its moisture. It really does plump me up. Between using this and having a healthy diet, I feel like I’m setting myself up for skin success.”

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face and Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70. “I use these sticks every day. They’re in every one of my purses, and I reapply on my hands when I’m sitting in traffic and the windshield sun is blazing on my hands. I’m not yet in the mood for liver spots.”

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk. “Dry shampoo is my hair drug of choice. It’s the thing that takes all the excess oil out, and it’s the perfect mix of making your hair feel clean and dirty. When you have thin, blonde hair, having it feel dirty is kind of important for texture. Otherwise, it’s just thin and slippery.”

Psssst Instant Dry Shampoo Spray. “It smells like something my grandma used—in a great way. A nostalgic way. I love that. Smells are supposed to make you feel things!”