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Have you looked in the mirror recently and seen a reflection you don’t recognise. Time and age have that effect on the face – but there might be some things you’re doing that could be exacerbating the situation.
Here’s are some of the things that Oprah suggests are adding years to your face—and how you can turn back time.
Is your sight worsening?
As your vision worsens with age, other muscles around the eye pitch in to help you focus – squinting and straining does not so your skin any favours. As these tiny muscles are increasingly taxed, they can deepen lines around the eyes, and that can make you look world-weary (instead of wise). Try to avoid drastic measures like botox and head to an optometrist instead. Sometimes what you really need is a pair of glasses.
Are you looking after your teeth?
Teeth add structure and vertical height to the face. When they get worn down through grinding, nail biting or aggressive chewing, or worse, when a diseased tooth needs to be pulled, the facial skin can become looser. Combined with the skin’s natural loss of elasticity over time, this can lead to wrinkles and sagging around the mouth. Brush twice a day, have your teeth professionally cleaned at least once a year and remember to floss. If grinding, missing teeth or anything else is a problem, talk to your dentist.
Did you check your sunglasses label?
The delicate skin around your eyes is extremely thin and requires extra attention. Surprisingly, even people who are careful about sun protection often forget to put sunscreen in that area, which can worsen wrinkles and discoloration. The right pair of sunglasses can serve as another line of defense, but only if they have UVA/UVB protection, as well as lenses opaque enough that you don’t squint in bright light (which can exacerbate frown lines and eye wrinkles).
It also helps to have a good cream by your side. Try Matis Reponse Jeunesse Fundamental Beautifying Cream. This is enriched in mimosa extract, which is recognised for its soothing properties and its reparative action, helps to revitalize and repair tired skin. Matis Fundamental Beautifying Cream also helps to fight against premature ageing of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles. A real burst of oxygen for skin that is lacking vitality.
This cream contains some amazing ingredients including:
Mimosa Tenuiflora – Commonly referred to as the “Skin tree” boosts cellular regenerating and repairing. Excellent healing and moisturizing properties.
Vegetal Glycerin – Natural emollient that softens skin.
UV Filters – SPF 8, non-comedogenic, organic sun filter.
Cergemil – Highly nourishing, regenerating and stimulating.
Vitramin E – Anti-oxidant, and improves the skin’s water binding abilities.
Allantoin – Healing, soothing and anti-irritant properties.
Vitamin A – Cellular regenerating and improves the skin’s texture. Firms and Smoothes.