How Peptides Work For Your Skin

You definitely have heard about peptides – one of the most wanted ingredients essential to fight aging signs on the skin. Despite the hype and skepticism, a lot of people have use and agree that peptides can truly bring youthful effects to the skin. Read on and see how peptides can be your next essential for your skin care routine. Basics first, peptides are proteins made from either long or short chains of amino acids and can be naturally made from your body or synthetically made in the lab. Skincare-wise, the peptides that you read in the list of ingredients in your beauty jar are likely to be lab-made because it’s much more stable, easily absorbed into the skin, and more effective to target specific skin aging (got to give them some credit here). The ingredient works to repair damaged skin that causes you to age – inflammation, wrinkles, sagging, you name it. Peptides work by boosting collagen production (the important compound to keep the skin firm), repairing damaged cell, as well as increasing anti-oxidant defense against parasitic free radical. Before you get into an awe-mode of peptides power, it’s best to know that there are different kinds of peptides and each of them work in different ways to heal and keeping your skin youthful and glowing. For example, a collagen-stimulating peptides (palmitoyl pentapeptide-3) known as Matrixyl works to plump up the skin, by helping your body to produce more collagen protein while palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is handy to repair stressful skin and inflammations. Copper peptide on the other hand, works to reduce inflammation (known to cause you premature aging), healing DNA damage in the cells, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Neuropeptides (the second most sought after peptides after copper peptides) claimed to work as similar as Botox by relaxing facial muscles, inhibiting some muscle function, making your skin looking supple, as well as making the wrinkles less visible. The latest kind of peptide has been developed that mimics your body natural youth hormone called thymopoietin (produced in thymus gland), known as Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2  – triggering reactions at the cellular level, stimulate new skin cells, and increasing the rate in cell repairing as active as in younger skin. When looking for peptides for your next beauty jar, choose the ones with creamy formulations as peptides can be unstable in water-based kinds – primarily because peptides are a...
read more

Rejuvenate yourself right after a party

Phew! After partying all night, all weekend, you are ready to plop on the bed for a good night (until lunch time?) rest. And obviously, the next day after that big night you’re likely to wake up feeling less than your best. Lucky for you, we prepared a simple to-do list to give you a head start to stay gorgeous and fabulous, post party. Begin by getting yourself plenty of oil; apply oil lightly onto the skin (after cleansing routine) to help your skin repair and rejuvenate from such taxing day and to prevent dryness, lines, and breakouts. Any plant based oils work well for your skin such as olive and almond oil. Sure, you may get a sticky face the next day, but believe me, your skin will thank you profusely. Right after the morning, scrub the skin to slough off all the dirt (and left out glitters) to keep your skin radiant, healthy, and rejuvenated. Gentle scrub also stimulates blood flow for healthy circulation and boost the lymph system for whole immunity (this also accounts for the body too). And if you like, a facial mask is also a good way to pamper your skin more. After washing the hair, apply a good hair mask to give your hair some pampering. Clay mask is highly recommended as it purifies and absorb foul odors. The night before, put some cold spoons in the fridge to use for the next morning; simply put the spoons on your eye for an instant remedy for puffiness. Detoxing your body is also essential to reveal a healthy skin. Begin your day with a cup of warm water to flush out the toxic elements from the digestive system. A good, healthy meal with lots of fruits and veggies with lean meat is perfect to give your body a break. And it’s also a good idea to avoid a cup of java at the moment –  trade with healthier alternatives with a green tea mix with a bit of honey. You’ll likely feel a lot better on the second day. Okay, so you had way too much drinking Cosmos and Mojitos so try out these Ayuvedic cure for hangover: Banana with a dash of honey is good to help your liver to detox alcohol effectively or you can drink warm key lime with honey for the same purpose. And of course, drink plenty of...
read more

Why You Need GLA As Part Of Your Beauty Routine

You know you’ve heard it too many times – good diet coupled with good daily habits plays a significant role in improving the health of our skin. Did you know that taking certain nutrients can increase the odds for a younger skin from within? That’s what GLA would do. Read about the reasons why GLA is important for your skin and can be part of your beauty routine. Vit C and other vitamins and minerals aside, your skin needs a special fatty acid if you want to make it youthful, plump, and radiantly beautiful. GLA (a short term for Gamma Linolenic Acid) is needed for wholesome and beautiful skin, inside out; the lack of it can only make your skin appear aged and full of wrinkles. GLA is called ‘essential nutrient’ because we need to get it from foods that we eat and let’s be honest here: how many of us really follow a nutritious diet to the book? Plus, even if we do take good and quality food, an enzyme delta-6-desaturease is often damaged when it’s needed by our body to make GLA. Other possible causes that we have GLA deficiency are a diet high in sugar, diabetes, infections, as well as lack of magnesium, vitamin B and C, as well as zinc. Hence a good amount of GLA supplement is essential if you want a beautiful skin. Evening Primrose Oil, blackcurrant oil, and borage oil have a good amount of GLA (with borage being the highest at 24%) and it’s the quickest way to get the youthful skin you desired, as short as a week! Consuming GLA will improve the skin’s overall texture –  studies have shown that GLA make the subject’s skin looks overall glowing, plumped up, and doesn’t dry out as they usually would. Over the time, the skin appears to look moisturized and stronger to withstand sunrays’ effect which can be damaging (you still need to apply sunscreen!) as their skin less likely to burn or suffer from inflammations. The effect is likely because GLA maintains and stabilize the fluidity of nutrients and moisture barrier within the skin. GLA also found to improve a number of skin conditions such as rashes, allergies, eczema, and even sensitive skin. Even for babies, who tend to suffer from cradle cap in their early months – if it’s good for babies tend it’s extremely good for adults like...
read more