Tal Carmel December 04, 2017
Unfortunately we can’t (yet) stop the aging process, but, we can stop some of the signs of aging, and we can protect our skin and stay youthful. We know that environmental and genetic factors are to blame for our aging skin, and luckily we can control many of the environmental ones, including limiting sun exposure and having a healthy diet. Below are our top tips on keeping skin young and healthy.
Harness the Power of the Mind
It sounds surprising but the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) lists attitude as the number one cause of premature skin aging. According to the AFPA: “The mind plays a significant role in whether we are aging faster or slower, and we can use the mind to help us accelerate or decelerate the process.”.
So how can you harness the power of your mind to help your body look younger? Well, the first step is holding on to joy and happiness, which is undoubtedly easier said than done. However, we have good news, and a simple solution: exercise. Exercising has been proven to brighten a person’s mood, according to Michael Otto, PhD, a professor of psychology at Boston University: "The link between exercise and mood is pretty strong, usually within five minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect."
Avoid the Negative Aspects of Exercise
What you might not know is that despite the benefits of exercise to mood and overall health, exercise can also cause premature aging since high-impact workouts, combined with environmental factors, can lead to facial skin damage and premature aging. In fact, there is “runner’s face” is a common type of skin damage and occurs when your cheeks sag or appear skeletal as a result of the intense movement, fat-burning and regular exposure to the sun experienced by runners. More negative impacts caused by extensive exercise, and the sweat that goes along with it, are the loss of key minerals and vitamins through sweat (Lactate, Urea, Magnesium, Glycine, Citrulline, Creatinine, and Uric Acid).
Premature aging is accelerated by sun damage, which is intensified when the skin's photosensitivity is increased by sweat (so essentially any time you exercise outside). In fact, the sun's ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) have a harmful effect on skin, regardless of whether it is sunny or not, since 80% of damaging rays can pass through clouds. It’s not just UVA and UVB you should pay attention to, the sun's infrared rays (IRA) generate free radicals and also have a premature photo-aging impact.
So what does this mean? Well, don’t stop exercising because the pros definitely outweigh the cons. But, be aware that if you exercise strenuously and sweat a lot, you have specific facial care needs, and your skin needs special formulas and textures, sinceintense exercise has been linked to the degeneration of collagen, which leads to elasticity loss and ultimately results in dry and dull looking skin.
How FRÉ Can Help:
The 123FRÉ set is an easy 3-step process that is specially designed for skin that sweats. It helps protect against and repair the signs of aging, leaving you with healthier, more radiant skin. FRÉ is the only skincare line made for active women, as FRÉ enthusiast Stefanie can attest to: “At first, I was a little unsure about applying any facial products prior to working out (aside from sunscreen), because I was afraid it would just sweat off. But with these products, they stay on your face during your entire sweat session.”
FRÉ’s 3-step set begins with PROTECT ME an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won't clog pores, and won't sting the eyes when you sweat. This is a broad spectrum sunscreen that shields you against UVA, UVB and IRA radiation and protects against premature aging caused by sun damage. Best of all, PROTECT ME won’t dry out your skin, as FRÉ enthusiast Miranda puts it: “Keeping my skin hydrated and even is so hard for me, especially since I have eczema. Usually, my face will immediately turn bright red after a workout in reaction to the sweat, and that hasn't happened one time since using FRÉ. The products are gentle and so smooth on my skin without leaving any sort of oily residue. This set is definitely a game changer!” PROTECT ME shields your skin from the harmful effects of sweat and environmental conditions, and it will hydrate your skin, even in extreme weather conditions. PROTECT ME also specializes in fighting oxidation, free radicals, and preventing dark spots.
Post workout use PURIFY ME to cleanse and hydrate skin. PURIFY ME is a hydrating facial cleanser that washes away the dirt and grime of a workout without dehydrating or damaging skin, which are two agents that add to premature aging, as clean skin is healthy skin. The power of PURIFY ME derives from the combination of two exceptional desert plants: Argan & Jojoba. PURIFY ME offers the perfect combination of deep gentle exfoliation, by using just the right amount of jojoba beads, which provide hydration and pH balance restoration, with our specially formulated Argania Active Complex©, since the formula is so gentle, it won’t tug or irritate the skin, allowing for a safe clean that keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy and young.
The final and essential ingredient of the FRÉ anti-aging sequence, is REVIVE ME, a specialized anti-aging serum that boosts fatigued skin with vitamins and minerals, and regenerates collagen and skin elasticity, creating an energized healthy glow. It combats both the short- and long-term harm caused when sweat combines with UVA, UVB, and IRA rays and other damaging environmental conditions. Based on Argania Active Complex©, REVIVE ME goes beyond the hydrating power of desert Argan, using Argan stem cells to actually repair and reverse the signs of aging. Stem cells taken from the desert Argan tree have demonstrated a protecting and nourishing effect on dermal cells, and are capable of deeply rejuvenating skin.
By using our simple 3-step process, in combination with your active, sweaty, lifestyle, you can fight back against premature aging. As Kari says, “Since I began using this product two weeks ago, I have noticed my face is feeling smoother and more hydrated! This line is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle.” To really benefit from this skincare solution, use all three products at least twice daily. You should start to see results after a few weeks, since it takes about a month for your skin to regenerate and fully benefit from new products.
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