Monday, November 5, 2012
How To Defy Aging Like A Celebrity - Part 1
Aging is such a fear-fraught process for many women. Many celebrities seem to have successfully stopped the hands of time when it comes to aging. It is encouraging to witness people in their 40's or 50's who look so amazing for their age as this proves that it is even possible for us to look good when we reach their age.
A good example would be bona-fide beauty Halle Berry who looks years younger than her actual age of 46 (yes, 46 !). Halle Berry has barely aged in the past decade. Whether she's on the red carpet or at the beach, she still turns heads like a 20-year-old.
Another example of an ageless beauty is Datuk Michelle Yeoh, who even at the age of 49, radiates a youthful grace. The former bond girl has recently been named as an ambassador for French luxury cosmetics, Guerlain.
What Causes Skin Aging ?
Being able to identify our skin's enemies and keeping each one in mind as we make daily choices will make a world of difference.
1) Intrinsic Aging
Intrinsic aging of the skin, also known as the natural aging process normally begins in our mid-20s and is progressive. It is caused primarily by the genes we inherit. Intrinsic aging causes slower collagen production and decreased skin cell turnover.
2) Extrinsic Aging
Extrinsic aging of the skin is a declination process caused by external factors which include ultra-violet radiation, cigarette smoking, gravity and other environmental factors. Of all extrinsic causes, sunlight radiation has the most widespread documentation of its negative effects on the skin.