Posted in DIY Skin Treatments, Wrinkles And Aging Skin

Banish 11 Lines

Worry no more

Those little frown lines between your eyebrows, also known as “elevens”, can tell the world more about your mental state than your age.

And they can start to show up pretty much any time after your teens, especially if you’re a real worry-wort type.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to fight them off and help ease them when you do see them showing up.

Stick it to ’em

Ordinary office tape does help. Take a small piece of it and place it between your eyebrows, at the very top of your nose, at night before you go to bed.

This keeps that area smooth all night and that can make a very nice difference after a few weeks, possibly even sooner.

Reading the bottom line

If you do a lot of close work, and really who doesn’t do quite a bit of that given the amount of time we spend on the computer, then you should have your eyes checked every year.

The fact here is, if you’re having trouble seeing the words on the screen (or in printed books or magazines for that matter) you will very likely be squinting and/or frowning.

This adds to the 11 problem big time, so be sure to get reading glasses if you need them, and keep them with you.

Meditate meditate to stop wrinkles in their tracks

Yes, this is another one of the (very likely) million ways that meditation makes a body healthier and more beautiful.

Taking 5, 10, 20 or more minutes every day to quiet your mind lowers the stress level way down and keeps it at a more manageable level.

Your body and your mind become at ease and you feel a natural flow of positive energy that raises your spirits. Frowning could actually become a thing of the past.

NANCY WELKER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE “LOOK GREAT FOR LIFE SERIES”
Simple methods.
Spectacular results.
Posted in Everyday Beauty, Makeup

Wearing Mineral Makeup

Better For Your Skin

What you need to keep in mind when shopping for a mineral makeup line is whether or not the products contain oils, dyes, chemical preservatives, talc, perfumes, parabens and other pore-clogging properties.

This is especially true if you’ve got sensitive skin issues and/or have had less-than-pleasant experiences when trying something new.

What Makes It Special

Mineral makeup that’s of the highest quality enhances the skin naturally so keep an eye out for formulas that include –

• Titanium dioxide which provides a natural sunscreen

• Mica which offers a natural glow

• Zinc oxide which stops skin inflammation

• Clay which absorbs excess oil that lessens acne breakouts

• Pure pigments which create a natural tone and color

Some high-end mineral makeup lines have punched up the skin care ante by incorporating other ingredients such as vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. These powerful antioxidants hydrate the skin and leave it silky smooth.

Although mineral makeup offers a natural sunscreen, it’s still wise to apply additional sunscreen underneath it for maximum solar defense. This kind of smart anti-aging practice will be well worth the effort in the future.

IMAGE TO THE LEFT – This was taken just after my 60th birthday in April 2017.  I’m wearing mineral foundation here.  

NANCY WELKER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE “LOOK GREAT FOR LIFE SERIES”
Simple methods. Spectacular results.