A Beautiful Complexion Is More Than Skin Deep


 A Beautiful Complexion Is More Than Skin Deep

A Beautiful Complexion Is More Than Skin Deep

It's time to reconsider what beauty means. Confidence isn't just a state of mind; it's an expression of who you are and how you feel about yourself. Understanding more about what causes the skin to age, and how there are things we can do to slow down the process, can help us have clearer skin instead of a lot of complicated products on our bathroom shelves.

Skin is more than just the outside of the body. "Most people, in my experience, associate beautiful skin with high-tech procedures that exfoliate, hydrate and tighten," beauty editor at Glamour magazine Miriam Kalamian says.

As our understanding of what makes us beautiful and what makes us feel beautiful has changed we have come to know more about what causes us to age and not only that but we also know how we can treat this process. Eight essential ingredients include our essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for beauty -- so many of which in fact are natural -- yet most people aren't aware of it.

The skin is now known to be the largest organ of the human body. It weighs about three pounds and covers about 90% of our bodies surface, with almost half the size covering our face. The skin is composed of five layers that will naturally renew with age, but these essential nutrients are what protect it from exposure to harsh environmental elements and what gives us beautiful, youthful-looking skin.

Nowadays we can work to slow down this process by making changes in diet which not only helps our overall health but also helps us maintain beauty and youthfulness in our skin.

"What is beautiful is more than skin deep," Dr. Jessica Wu says of the process of aging skin. "It's also about what's inside. That's why I focus my practice on what you put in your body as well as what you apply on your body."

With so many procedures and products on the market, it can be easy to get confused about which ones work and which ones don't, and even if they do, they're not necessarily natural or good for our bodies.

"Natural has become a buzz word and is not always in the best interest of our health," Wen says. "I have my clients use products that are natural with no synthetic ingredients, because I believe a woman's beauty comes from her inside -- her dietary choices, water intake and exercise."

Need a little help in knowing what to look for when shopping for skin care products? Glamour magazine beauty editor and co-founder of Rejuvené haircare line Kelsey Niemann breaks down what you should know to make sure you're getting the right products:

Look at what's listed in its ingredient list. Those ingredients are there to protect and improve your skin, so research them and make sure the product contains the ones you want.

"If there are too many chemicals in a product, I'll steer my clients away from it," Niemann says. "In addition to that, see what your skin is like -- if you have dry skin, you might want to stick with non-drying products."

Look at what's not listed in its ingredient list. "This is a great way to find our products containing natural ingredients or non-natural ingredients," Niemann says. "This is also a great way to make sure product doesn't contain too much of an ingredient you don't want in your body.

Use your common sense. "If there are too many chemicals in a product, I'll steer my clients away from it," Niemann says. "In addition to that, see what your skin is like -- if you have dry skin, you might want to stick with non-drying products."

Read the reviews. "I always check out reviews online about a product before I buy it and use it," she says. This will give you a sense of how effective the product is for most people or if there are certain people who experience more side effects than others do.

Try to get samples. "I always try before I buy, especially if it's a high-end product," she says. "And I'm big on facial serums -- they're great for layering and have less chance of irritating your skin. If you're not into face oils, serums are a good alternative."

Be wary of the term natural or organic. "I see this online all the time," Niemann says. "Everyone thinks natural and organic means no chemicals, but that is NOT true! Natural does not always mean safe, so don't be fooled. Organic means it does not include synthetic ingredients, but it can still be irritating to your skin."

Choose the right moisturizer. "When it comes to moisturizers, go for the richer stuff, unless you're using a lot of serums," she says. "As you age, your epidermis is going to get drier so I like to use a heavy cream or balm at night to lock in moisture."

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Who is Dr. Jessica Wu? Dr. Jessica Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from National Cheng Kung University and graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she studied anatomy and physiology.

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