Phytoceramides are the plant-based equivalent of ceramides. These are molecules which are a natural component of human skin that keep your skin hydrated and youthful-looking.
Unfortunately, you begin to lose ceramides as you age, and consequently your skin loses its elasticity and begins to look wrinkled, saggy, and old.
For many women and men, the first visible signs of this loss of ceramides begins in their early thirties, with the appearance of faint lines around the eyes and mouth.
Throughout your thirties and on, you lose increasingly greater amounts of ceramides, and this is why you have more and more wrinkles, laughter lines, and saggy skin as you age (as we at Phytoceramides Best Reviews know only too well).
It would seem natural, then, that if you could replace these ceramides, your skin would regain its youthful appearance. One way is through the application of creams, moisturizers, and gels; and there are many ceramide-based topical lotions on the market, which are clinically proven to help give your skin a more youthful-looking glow and appearance. However, these can be expensive and they require continual application in order to gain maximum benefits.
An exciting alternative is to take phytoceramides. These supplements, mostly derived from wheat, have been used in Japan for centuries, and are known there as a powerful, 100% natural anti-ager.
In our previous article 7 Superfoods That Help You Stay Looking Young, we looked at the powerful benefits to be had from eating certain foods which assist the phytoceramides you take, in getting rid of your wrinkles and regaining that firm smooth skin we all want.
When we were researching that article, we here at Phytoceramides Best Reviews realized that if there are foods that help you lose wrinkles, then there must be foods which can give you wrinkles – or at least contribute to aging your skin. And sure enough, after some research, we found this to be more than true – that certain foods speed up not only how old you look but actually age your body.
Here, then, are 5 Foods That Age You (and which you need to avoid).
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As well as taking your daily Phytoceramides pill, you can of course use topical creams and lotions to help get rid of your wrinkles. Some of these store-bought products can cost literally hundreds of dollars each. There, are, however some natural (and occasionally unusual) products you can use instead, and save yourself a fortune.
Here at Phytoceramides Best Reviews, we have compiled some information on nine products you might not have considered, which have the ability to get rid of – or reduce – the wrinkles on your face and neck.
Massage some pure coconut oil into your skin each day. Not only is it a great natural moisturizer, but it contains antioxidants which protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to repair your skin.
Besides your daily phytoceramide pill, there are a number of superfoods which help reduce the physical signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and older-looking skin. These 7 are the favorites of all of us here at Phytoceramides Best Reviews – they’re generally delicious, readily available, and don’t cost the earth.
As well as helping you look great, there are many more anti-aging benefits to be gained from these superfoods: they increase your immunity, improve your brain power, and strengthen your bones; It’s a great idea, therefore, to eat them once a day for maximum results.
Almonds are full of Vitamin E, which helps protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun, thereby preventing further wrinkling. In a recent test to find the efficacy of the vitamin in this area, volunteers who consumed the same amount of Vitamin E as eating 20 almonds a day, and were then exposed to UV light, burned less than volunteers who took no Vitamin E supplements at all.
What’s more, Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which works to keep your arteries clean; and it’s also rich in amino acids, which help muscle growth.
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A Surprising Reason Why We Get Forehead Lines
Here at Phytoceramides Best Reviews, we were surprised to learn recently that in Japan – the home of phytoceramides – most people up into in their seventies and eighties have naturally smooth, wrinkle-free foreheads.
Like us, you might think this is due to genetics; but when we looked into it, we discovered that those involved in the skin care industry point to a different reason: the fact that Japanese people don’t use their faces to convey their emotions and feelings in the way that people in the West tend to do.
It turns out that one of the main reasons we have lines and creases on our forehead by the time we hit our thirties and forties, is because of the facial expressions we habitually pull through our life.
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These are the best exercises we at Phytoceramides Best Reviews have found to get rid of wrinkles, crow’s feet, the bags, and the dark circles which develop under your eyes as you age.
As well as doing them every day to help give you a more youthful, firmer appearance, these four exercises are great for those mornings when you’re tired and you want to reduce the puffiness under your eyes.
Do each exercise for at least a minute a day. This will achieve long-lasting results in a matter of weeks, although you will see benefits in just a day or two. The exercises work not only on toning the muscles around your eyes, but they also increase the blood flow to the muscles and the skin. This effect, along with your daily phytoceramide pill, will help you drop years from your face.
It is a good idea to do the exercises in front of a mirror, to make sure you are doing them correctly, and also to check that you are not frowning in concentration as do them.
As well as taking our daily phytoceramide pill, we here at Phytoceramides Best Reviews like to do some exercises to help tone our face, chin, and neck muscles.
Although you don’t need to do these exercises in order for phytoceramides to work, we like to include them in our daily exercise routine, as they firm up the muscles under our skin, increase the supply of oxygen to the face, chin, and neck – and they only take around half an hour to do.
Even cosmetic surgeons agree that facial exercises are beneficial, as Dr Mark Berman, former president of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, points out:
When you exercise, you tone and tighten the muscles in your body. So why not apply the same principles to your face? I’ve seen the results, and it works.
In this first of two articles, we will be looking at exercises which target the lower half of your face.
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In 2012, plastic surgeons in the USA carried out over 14 million cosmetic surgery procedures, ranging from collagen and Botox injections, through to breast implants and nose jobs. These figures, released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, show a 5% increase on the previous year, with a record $10.1 billion spent by patients on these procedures.
By far the single most popular treatment, making up almost half of the total number of procedures, was Botox injections which smooth out wrinkles and facial lines, and plump out the lips. Botox injections are one of the cheapest of cosmetic surgery options, with an average cost of $375 a time, while the single most expensive procedure is the traditional facelift, which can cost around $20,000.
Interestingly, as the number of cosmetic surgery procedures increased to new levels, it was in that same year that Dr Oz looked at alternatives on his TV show in the US, with his piece on ‘Drop A Decade From Your Face’ seeking to find safe, easy and cheap alternatives to plastic surgery.
Like many people looking for anti-aging solutions, we at Phytoceramides Best Reviews considered going under the knife – that is, before we discovered
And so we decided to look at the main facts about cosmetic surgery, drawing together research and thoughts from industry experts and insiders, scientific studies, and plastic surgeons themselves.
Although science has long known about the presence of ceramides in the skin, and the important role they play in keeping the skin hydrated, healthy and vibrant, the scientific world has been cautious in responding to the use of ceramides and phytoceramides as part of an anti-aging treatment.
After decades of research, however, science has finally reached a consensus on the powerful benefits of phytoceramides.
The most notable scientific report in recent times was delivered to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.
The main purpose of the report was to determine exactly how safe it is to take phytoceramides orally, and it revealed that clinical testing had proven that standard doses of phytoceramides produced no adverse effects on men or women whatsoever. The report also made the observation that phytoceramide pills and supplements had been on sale in Japan for years, and there had been no cases of adverse effects in all that time.
It went on to say that the Japanese equivalent of the FDA – the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare – has extremely strict criteria for the substances which it allows to be included in any type of oral supplement, and noted that “arguably the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan is much stricter in regard to nutritional supplements than the FDA, and yet ceramides are permitted as supplement ingredients in Japan”.
As well as positively stating the case for the safety of taking phytoceramides, the report included some clinically-found observations which prove both fascinating and powerful about the benefits of phytoceramides in combating the signs of aging, and the role they play in our biology.