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Thursday, March 15, 2012

4 Ways to Stop Secret Sources of Aging

Watch Your Workouts

Sweating exposes your skin to salt water, which can break down the skin's defenses and allow more ultraviolet light and pollutants to reach skin cells. Working out indoors, or before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. outdoors, can eliminate 80 percent of UVB penetration. Jumpstart your fat burners with this Perfect Morning Workout.

Check the Back of the Bottle

Propylene glycol, an ingredient found in prescription cortisones and many moisturizers and cleansers, can irritate the skin and cause inflammation.

Say No to Processed Foods

A diet high in white flour and sugar can create so-called glycation reactions between molecules in the skin. This reaction binds collagen and decreases elasticity, so the skin can become more susceptible to fracture.

Simmer Down

Emotional stress causes the release of immune compounds called histamines, which can cause inflammation and disrupt the matrix of skin cells.


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