Our skin changes after 30. Cell renewal and collagen production slow down, and even before our first wrinkle appears, we know that we no longer look like teenagers. Our skin can start to look dull. We may see discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Hormonal changes and stress can also cause breakouts. And as our skin changes, our beauty routine should too. [Read more…]
I can live with wrinkles and arthritis—my biggest fear of aging is losing my brain power. What’s the joy in living to a ripe old age when I can’t even remember where I put my keys, or have a decent conversation with my grandchildren?
The good news is that scientists have pinpointed nutrients that can slow down cognitive decline. So if I watch my diet and take my vitamins, I improve my ‘brain health’—which means I have a better chance of keeping my memory and my sharpness decades down the road. Read on for these magic brain nutrients. [Read more…]
Worried about wrinkles? Reach for retinoids. Retinoids are the only ingredient that has consistently been proven to reduce signs of aging. It smoothes fine lines and helps fade dark spots. It can also help pores look smaller.
Unfortunately, retinoids need to be used with care, since they can irritate skin. Here is a simple guide to using retinoids—just one of the many useful life tips you will find here in o5.com. [Read more…]
Unless you’ve found the fountain of youth, there is no going around the fine lines and crow’s feet that will eventually creep upon all of us. It’s best you accept it—and do it gracefully. What you can do though is to get to know your skin better now rather than later. While we many not avoid the wrinkles, we can reduce the damage. [Read more…]
Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard about how sun damage can cause wrinkles. But you’d be surprised to know how some of your everyday habits—even ‘harmless’ quirks that you’ve never paid any attention to before—could be making you look older. Take a look at this list, and be prepared to say: “Oh my God, I didn’t know!” [Read more…]