By Devin Almonte
Skin care has come a long way, even in most recent years. There is an old way of doing things and a new way of doing things, Take a look at how we used to treat skin care the old way. Learn why that approach needs to change and why our skin is so important. Discover the new revolutionary way to approach skin care and how Défiderm may help us get there.
Skin Care The Old Way
Fast forward to today, and we have stand-alone retail stores just for skincare. They stock their shelves with everything from exfoliants, toners, serums, oils, starter kits, three-step processes, blemish removers, eye care, cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, and scrubs. And for an added punch to your skincare regimen (and a hit to your wallet) you can take a medical approach to skincare by getting your fillers, peels, botox, and lasers by your trusted local medical physician.
So how do we really know what is best for us? As it stands now, it's been a lot of trial and error. We need to recognize that many factors play into this. Our skin needs are always changing and greatly affected by various factors such as our age, the climate, our hormones, the seasons, or even what we eat and drink. So your tried and true moisturizer that works wonders for your skin in the winter may become your worst enemy during those hot and humid summer months.
The Quest for More Knowledge: Défiderm
- Helps you understand your skin before you treat it
- It records your skin condition and identifies daily changes to your skin condition
- It combines skin, temperature, moisture and uv information to give you an accurate skin assessment based on your skin condition and the environment
- Records product history and makes product recommendations based on your skin condition and environmental assessment
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- When you gently put the device on your skin, the application on the smartphone will display the level of hydration, melanin and skin health.
- It will also display the temperature and humidity percentages in your surroundings, which can help you better discover your skin condition and find the most suitable skin care regimen.
By the looks of it, it appears that Défiderm may be the mover and shaker that can truly help us understand the health of our skin first before we treat our skin cosmetically. There's no doubt that this technologically-advanced skin analyzer is going to be making waves in the world of skin care.
One of the main goals of water consumption during your exercise routine is simply to prevent dehydration. The best way to prevent this is by preparing yourself with appropriate water intake before and after your workout first. Now this is easier said than done. I, for one, thoroughly enjoy rewarding myself with a steaming hot latte post-workout. While this may be oh-so-good, it's a big no-no when it comes to hydration. So reach first for your water and latte later.
Think of hydration during your workout as the icing on the cake when your body has already been adequately prepped and prepared for the workout.
Type of Workout
Hydration methods vary greatly depending on the instructor and class style:
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What Happens When You're 40
Gift #1: Slower Metabolism.
I hope you like it! You will gain weight like you’ve always wanted! According to Primary Care Provider, Dr. Kathryn Boling of Maryland, the average woman gains as many as 15 pounds between the ages of 40 and 55.
Gift #2: Decrease in Muscle Mass.
Muscle loss is the single greatest contributor to age-related decline in metabolism. Recent research suggests that women on average will lose muscle mass twice as fast as men the same age. Aren’t you lucky?! And after age 30, you begin to lose as much as 3-5 percent of your muscle mass, which means you are not burning as many calories. So go on and have a another slice of that cake.
Gift #3: Weaker Bones.
Maybe this hasn’t concerned you because you haven’t noticed. This is one that sneaks up on you. So beware, weaker bones come with a lot of risk. It can affect your posture, your height, cause back pain, and lead to more frequent bone breaks.
Gift #4: Stress and hormonal changes.
Life in your 40s can be stressful simply because of things that typically occur during this stage of life: kids, marriage, family, divorce, health issues, financial issues, career pressure, and so forth. Such stress gone awry can affect our health negatively in a myriad of ways, from leaving you feeling exhausted to increasing your risk of various diseases like heart disease. On top of that, there are additional reasons that why you may not deal with stress as well as you used to. According to Naturopathic Doctor Lara Briden, women are three times more likely to suffer anxiety, depression, and insomnia during the five years before menopause. These are called perimenopause and it’s a vulnerable time. Not just because you're busier than ever with career and family, but also because you’ve suddenly lost the progesterone that used to calm and stabilize your stress response system.
Reasons to Weight Train
Conquer the Fear Head On
A common fear of weight training is that it will make you too bulky. Remember, as you age you are losing muscle mass; so by using weights you are attempting to gain back what was lost, and not necessarily attempting to "add" more muscle. So you are really trying to get back to where you used to be. However, if you are looking to add significant muscle mass, rest assured that you still won’t bulk up. It's not something that happens by accident. You would have to plan, prep, and commit yourself to bulk up if that is the look you are going for, say like a female body builder might like to achieve.
Did you know that weight training is safer than most sports?
A study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that the overwhelming impression from the surveys and literature is that both weight training and the weightlifting sport are markedly safer than many other sports, certainly when supervised by qualified people. Perhaps more interestingly, weight training is a great way to prevent injury. According to Stretch Coach, such training improves the strength of the muscles, tendons, and even the ligaments and bones. The stronger muscles and tendons help hold the body in proper alignment and protect the bones and joints when moving or under impact.
I Don’t Know What I’m Doing
Stepping into the weights section at a gym can be pretty intimidating. It’s like walking into your neighbor’s house without knocking, totally uninvited to watch some television. What do you do? Where do you go? Do I say anything to anyone? You feel out of place. Everyone is new at some point and the easiest way to overcome this fear is to introduce yourself to someone. Ask one of the trainers to briefly show you a ten-minute weight routine that would be suitable for you. Come prepared with an online weight training video that you can play on your smartphone and follow along to while you are at the gym. Showing up to the gym with a purpose and a plan really helps. If the gym still scares you, start at home with 3 sets of free weights and a beginner DVD. There’s an oldie but a goodie called Absolute Beginners Fitness: Weight Training - Strength & Tone for Beginners.
How to get Started
- Invest in 3 sets of dumbbells. I recommend getting a set of 3, 5 and 8 pounders to get you started.
- Buy a Beginners Weight Lifting DVD. There are so many on the market. Do a little research before buying to find out what best suits you. I am a huge fan of the workout DVDs. I need someone to guide me and instruct me. This is a much smaller investment than hiring a trainer and will help to get your started with confidence.
- Create a weekly weight-training schedule. Every other day is a good place to start. Put it in your calendar. Make it as realistic as possible, but with enough reach to help push you to the next level.
- Set your goals, not someone else’s. If you’re in your 40s, your goals will surely look different from your goals when you were in your 20s. Maybe you want more energy, a more shapely figure, or strength for your everyday tasks like carrying heavy boxes and groceries.
- If you are feeling more ambitious and have the financial means to do so, join a gym and hire a trainer. Ask for someone who works well with beginners that can help you develop a solid weight training routine.
And most importantly, just start. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until you feel better. Don’t wait until you have more time. That time will never come. Today is the day.
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