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anti-ageing

Skin
January 23, 2019

Can you use regular face cream for your eyes?

The first signs of ageing usually show up around the eye area. This is because the skin around the eyes is a little different from the rest of the face. It’s much more delicate and fragile. This begs the question: is the skin on your face and eye area different enough to merit using two separate moisturising products? All about face cream While the skin constantly needs protection and moisture, everyone’s skin is different. Your skin also changes over time. To know what will work for you, you first need to understand your skin type and your face’s skin zones.…
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Ageing
July 30, 2018

Could you have the anti-ageing gene?

A scientific study has found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of the mid-western United States that seems to keep them ticking far longer than people without it. Up to 10 years longer, in fact! Northwestern University researchers say that the small Indiana Amish community carries a copy of a genetic mutation that holds the secret to their healthy ageing. Those with the mutation also had lower chances of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This exciting find has seen other researchers join the cause. Scientists in the USA and Japan are testing an experimental drug in the hopes of…
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Ageing
October 24, 2017

How old are you really? Biological age explained.

You’ve just turned fabulous 40 but your body and mind feel decades older. What’s going on? Your biological age may have the answer. The human body has two different ages: a chronological age and a biological age. Chronological age is the actual time you’ve been alive, measured in years, months, and days from the date you were born. Biological age is how old you seem. It’s a measure of how well your body functions relative to your age on the calendar. Your chronological age doesn't always match your biological age. Ageing rates can vary significantly from person to person, even if you…
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Skin
August 28, 2017

Collagen: the natural way to youthful skin

Collagen is a complex protein, in charge of giving strength and flexibility to the skin, joints, nails, and hair. It acts as a glue substance that holds your body together. Your body produces collagen all by itself, thanks to taking in foods that are rich in gelatin. Gelatin comes from collagen, is largely made of amino acid and proline, and can be found in bones, fibrous tissues and animal organs. As we age though, the body starts to produce less collagen, which leads to wrinkles, saggy skin and weakened joint cartilage. By the age of 60 a decline of collagen…
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Ageing
October 22, 2016

Feel younger as you get older

Creams, lotions, potions, surgery and a million other beautifiers work hard to keep us younger as we get older. But, as research has long pointed out, smart living (that is, a holistic approach to ageing) will do much more for your health – and the way you look! Here are a few tips to look great forever. (more…)
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Ageing
August 30, 2016

The smart way of anti-ageing

Happy birthday! You’re one year older. But that didn’t happen last night. We tend to forget that we are ageing every. single. second. You’re already 5 seconds older than when you started reading this paragraph. Don’t let that scare you, though. (more…)
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Ageing
May 17, 2016

Myth busting – live longer and better

We all want to live a long and healthy life, but none of us want to get old. It seems the idea of longevity is only appealing if we can retain our youthful fitness and health. Is longevity possible, is it something you should take, or something you should do? What IS the secret of youth? We take a look. (more…)
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