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Skin Is Much More Than Staying Young and Beautiful
The skin performs just as many functions essential to your overall health as your internal organs. Not only does the skin prevent your vulnerable internal organs from being harmed by external disturbances, it also permits you to "feel" thousands of different sensations, regulates body temperature, and stores and synthesizes nutrients needed to keep your skin healthy.


While the skin is busily working "behind the scenes" carrying out all kinds of complex chemical operations, we worry more about how our skin looks than how well it is functioning as an organ. In fact, skin aesthetics has made skin care products for women a billion dollar industry that offers everything from anti-aging skin care and acne skin care to hyper-pigmentation cream products and serums to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Your Skin Ages
Three words, free ... radical ... damage. Free radicals are highly reactive atoms composed of unpaired electrons that form when oxygen gets into body at the wrong places. When this happens, oxygen reacts violently with other atoms, creating destructive free radicals that immediately go on a hunting spree. They're hunting electrons within cell molecules.

Once destroyed, that cell becomes a free radical as well. This process infinitely repeats itself until you have millions of free radicals devouring and destroying.

Is There Anything You Can Do to Plump Up and Care for Aging Skin?
Yes! Here are 5 great pointers to stop free radical damage and help keep your skin plump and youthful.

1. Use a Well-Formulated Moisturizer Daily
Moisturizers that are loaded with organic ingredients, antioxidants, and compounds that mimic your skin's structure work to create healthy skin cells and encourage collagen production. Superior moisturizers like Marine Skin Nourishing Cream not only hydrate and plump aging skin, but also replenish damaged skin by infusing skin cells with a proven blend of amino acids, polysaccharides, and sea proteins.

Additionally, this impressive beauty skin cream contains Aloe Barbadensis, or aloe vera leaf juice, an ingredient rich in active enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

2. Get Up and Get Moving!
Most people don't realize the beneficial impact exercise has on skin. When blood flow is increased by exercise, skin cells receive more nourishment. Did you know that exercise is a proven stress reliever? Hundreds of research studies have shown that chronic stress is a primary cause of premature aging of the skin.

3. Are You Getting Enough ZZZZZs?
Your skin needs the replenishment and health benefits provided by sleep. Sleeping directly promotes production of human growth hormone and facilitates repair of UV skin damage. This is why, as we get older, our skin tends to appear pasty and droopy in the morning if we did not get enough sleep. Chronic sleep deficiency may also contribute to worsening of psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

4. "Plumping" Your Skin With Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are substances that have the ability to naturally "plump" out wrinkles and gaunt areas affecting your face. A cosmetic dermatologist injects dermal fillers directly into problem areas around the mouth, nose, eyes and brow.

Currently, there are several different types of dermal fillers available, including calcium hydroxylapatite filler, polylactic acid fillers and hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic dermal fillers are slightly less expensive than the others, costing about $500 per treatment. Follow-up injections are needed every six months to one year to prevent signs of aging from returning.

5. Keep Your Skin as Hydrated as Possible
Overly dry skin that always remains dry will rapidly develop wrinkles, lose color, sag and feel rough. To keep your skin plump, smooth and supple, avoid using hot water on dry skin areas, use mineral water for cleansing your face rather than tap water, drink several glasses of water daily (very important!) and please, don't smoke. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. Insufficient oxygen creates pale, dry, prematurely aged skin as well as other health problems

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