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Cheap Sunglasses and Other Bad Choices That Are Aging Your Skin.

Cheap Sunglasses and Other Bad Choices That Are Aging Your Skin.


Success, whether in career, relationships, or skin care, is all about the choices you make and habits you break. A lot of the worst offenders are routine choices that aren’t even on your radar. Here’s a list of things you’re doing that could be adding years to your appearance. Which bad choices are you making?  



You’re Taking The Low-Fat Thing Way Too Far

In the rush to avoid saturated fats, many of us went too far and eliminated fat altogether. But many fats are essential to a healthy body and skin. They prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin that keeps skin firm and youthful, and reduce inflammation, which is good for combatting acne and rosacea.


Good Choice: Omega-3 fatty acids found in things like salmon, avocados, almonds, eggs, and dairy products. And while we’re on the topic, buy butter from grass-fed cows, which is significantly higher in omega-3, antioxidant and vitamins.



You Bought Cheap Sunglasses

Fashion is not the only reason stars wear big, oversized sunglasses. Every time you step out in the sun, your skin is exposed to harmful UV radiation. Buy the good sunglasses, the ones with 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays, and consider oversized frames to cover more of the delicate skin around your eyes.


Good Choice: A quality sunglass splurge and Vivant’s Spin Trap Antioxidant Serum with the potent synergy of vitamins C and E to reverse and prevent the effects of UV damage.



You’ve Forgotten The Bliss Of A Kiss

Lips have a very thin protective layer that gets thinner as we age. That, along with years of exposure to sun and weather, can cause lips to go from plump to pinched. This is not an area you want to ignore.


Good choice: A good daily lip balm, plus Vivant’s MaxiLip Lip Plumper with oxygenating and collagen-boosting ingredients to bring back fullness, definition and maximum kissability. (Also, a good partner.)



Your Wardrobe Lacks Hats

UV radiation is the quickest way to age your skin. Sun exposure catalyzes free radicals, which cause age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. Protecting your skin from UV exposure is one of the easiest ways to avoid this age-accelerating damage.


Good choice: A closet like Wonderland’s Madhatter and Vivant’s Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15, a light, non-comedogenic daily moisturizer that unites sun protection with skin care.



You Have Smoothie Habit

Juice seems healthy. It’s fruit after all. But fruit sugar is still sugar and juice is loaded with it. That innocent smoothie leads to a spike in blood sugar, which causes glycation—the breakdown of the protein responsible for collagen and elastin in the skin. This leads to wrinkles, sagging and dull skin. 

Good choice: Reconfigure your smoothie to include greens and plain yogurt, or replace your smoothie altogether with whole fruit, whole grains, and nuts for a healthier snack and healthier skin.



You’re Spending Too Much Time In Front Of The Computer

If you work in front of a screen, chances are you’re squinting and rubbing your eyes, both of which are sure ways to put lines on your face. Experts recommend the 20-20-20 rule, every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds to cut down on the squinting and eye fatigue.


Good choice: Take frequent breaks and revive eyes with Vivant’s Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream with vitamin A, peptides, kojic acid, grape seed oil, and caffeine, to give eyes a brighter, firmer, more youthful appearance.  


You’re Over-Plucking Your Brows

Thick brows, just like thick lustrous hair, signal youth and vitality. As we age, our brows begin to thin naturally and hair grows more slowly. Nothing ages your face like sparse, wispy brows you’ve attempted to fill in with a brow pencil that didn’t quite stay in the lines.


Good choice: Put down the tweezers and rub on a little Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream to help stimulate the follicles and refill your brows. 

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