What's the difference between a prune & a plum?

Water!  Would you rather look like a prune or a plum?  I would much rather have my skin look nice and plump like a plum, which can be hard to achieve during the dry winter months.  According to a study conducted in Japan even when skin is exposed to dry climates for a short period, it will lose moisture content.   Lack of moisture does contribute to wrinkling of the skin, so I will list a few helpful hints that can make you look years younger by adding hydration to your daily regime.

1.  Use a nourishing cream with collagen-boosting nutrients  to hold moisture and plump up fine lines and wrinkles.

2.  One to one rule-  for every glass of coffee or alcohol that you consume be sure to follow it with a glass of water to prevent dehydration from taking place within your body.

3. The skin around the eyes is 5-10 times thinner than the rest of the face  and there is almost no oil production in this area.  It is important to use an eye cream twice a day (which I have been doing since the age of 16).  Nontoxic, nonocclusive  is important as you want to allow the skin to breath- proper respiration function is important to keep the blood circulating- avoiding dark circles from forming.

4.  Omega 3 fish oils are an easy and super powerful way to avoid dehydration, and they provide our bodies with so many anti-aging benefits.

5.  Look for these hydrating ingredients in your serums and moisturizers:  aloe vera barbadensis, hyaluronic acid, squalane, jojoba.  These are just a few  ingredients that will help your skin retain moisture,  promote healing and provide you with a healthy youthful glow.

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