Basic Anti-aging Skin Care- It Ain’t Just About the Wrinkles

Basic Anti-Aging Principals- It ain't just about the wrinklesWhen we think about aging skin we automatically think wrinkles.

Wrinkles and fine lines are not the cause, but the effect of aging skin. They are a byproduct of the aging process.

So, when discussing anti-aging what exactly are we trying to accomplish or fix. Where do those damn wrinkles come from?

Key Anti-aging principals:

#1 Control the environmental effect of aging skin

  • Sunscreen protects you from the suns damaging rays that creates age spots, damage to your collagen and free-radicals. Sunscreen does not prevent skin cancer. It prevents possible damage to your skin cells that in turn can cause skin cancer.
  • The environment: Air pollution and sun damage causes free radicals.
  • Antioxidants are the super heroes that fight the damaging free-radicals. Daily application of antioxidants are key to keep your skin cells healthy and vibrant.

#2 Control inflammation effect on aging skin

#3 Control sagging

This is much more difficult to prevent. With age our skin and face muscles sag. In order to prevent this you can do a couple things:

  • DMAE- an ingredient that acts like a bandaid reducing fine lines and sagging for the day but with repeated use you are keeping things firm and in place. The less you let those lines and sags set in, the less they will appear.
  • Botox: If you go this route I firmly suggest you check out the work of your skin care professional from several sources before jumping in.
  • Facial massage and excercises: It’s tough to tell if this one works. You have to commit to it like any routine and you need an extended period of time before you can see if it’s working. At least 30-60 days. Resist any movements that creates wrinkles as you work your muscles. No pursing of the lips, think exercises that expand rather then contract.

#4 Exfoliate

  • You must remove dead skin cells in order to allow new ones to grow.
  • This step needs to be done safely or you can damage your skin barrier allowing the environmental pollution to penetrate as well as swelling and irritation to form. These factors can destroy dermal tissue and collagen and will age you faster.
  • Exfoliate 2-3 times a week and always wear sun protection for up to a week after.

If you are better educated on what causes those pesky wrinkles you are better prepared to fight their appearance. Proper, gentle and effective skin care products are just part of the arsenal needed to keep your skin young and dewy.

7 Things You Can do With 3-in-1 Lotion- It’s a Skin Care Workhorse

7 things you can do with 3-in-1 Lotion- It's a workhorse!My 3-in-1 Antioxidant Lotion was my flagship product for a reason. In skin care, if you can’t make a decent lotion then you should “Get the heck outta Dodge.” Right?

The moisturizer I wanted to create:

  • A simple anti-aging moisturizer for the face.
  • To be light and moisturizing, NOT greasy or heavy.
  • To absorb quickly into my skin- To do it’s job and then let me get back to work.
  • Something simple, effective and organic without sacrificing texture, scent or user experience.

And I wanted to include a couple serious anti-aging ingredients that your basic lotion doesn’t include.

This is where our 3-in-1 Antioxidant Lotion makes the competition pale by comparison.

Ingredient highlights:

  • Jojoba, sunflower oil, shea butter and avocado oil penetrate and moisturize without being greasy.
  • Vitamin C ester– A powerful and stable oil-based antioxidant that allows your skin to absorb more than it’s water based counterparts. Vitamin C ester fights free radicals from sun and environmental exposure. It readies your skin to absorbs key nutrients from other ingredients. And, it promotes collagen production that evens your skin tone leaving it smooth and glowing.
  • White tea– The most effective antioxidant in the green tea family with the highest level of polyphenols. Polyphenols protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation and also enhances cell growth.
  • Pomegranate and ginger– Classified as “super” ingredients with major anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties.

I soon discovered my moisturizer was as effective with my hands and body as it was with my face.

Voila! My 3-in-1 product was born.

But why stop at 3 uses? It’s works for face, body and hands so let’s take this puppy for a ride and see what else it can do.

It’s a workhorse.

7 things you can do with 3-in-1 lotion:

  • Face moisturizer– non greasy and absorbant.
  • Hands moisturizer– moisturizes but absorbs quickly so you can have your hands back to work in a jiffy.
  • Body lotion– Gives you anti-aging benefits from head to toe
  • Gentle shave cream for men and women– even for sensitive skin and areas.
  • Foot cream– Absorbs quickly but penetrates deeply.
  • Controls frizz in hair- start with a pea size amount and massage through your hair. Add more if desired.
  • Remove makeup– Massage on a generous amount for 1-2 minutes on a dry face like a cold cream and wipe off with soft washcloth.

The current trend in skin care is multi-functional products. Birdy’s been doing this for 6 years now and everyone’s finally catching on. Why buy three (or more) products when you can by one?

Let me rephrase that. You don’t want to buy more then 1 product but the skin care companies do.

That’s why Birdy’s got your back. And now it’s a nice, soft, well moisturized back.

3-in-1 Antioxidant Lotion comes in 4 scents:

Having a Healthy Attitude on Aging Skin Doesn’t Mean Throwing in the Towel

How to have a Healthy view on Aging Skin. - Birdy BotanicalsIf anyone understands the stress of watching your skin age its me. I sell skin care products. My skin is a direct representative of my product. I care that my skin shows signs of age. I know you do to.

I get it.

With that said, it’s easy to get obsessed with changes we watch happening in the mirror.

I did some research on attitudes about aging skin. I found lots of information about why our skin ages but not how we feel about it.

How do we feel about it? It sucks.

But why does it have to “suck?” Why do we fall prey to magazines and constant pressure from society when most of the girls in magazines are air brushed and starved? Besides, their 15 and meant to look like their 20-something.

It’s not real. Why is our ideal out of range of possibility?

The truth is our skin will age no matter what we do. I know. Buzz kill.

The silly things we do when we panic about those fine lines:

There’s tons of expensive lotions and potions we can buy with the promises from laboratory testing and “proven” with fake before and after photos. Bastards.

How much money have you wasted looking for a quick skin care fix?

There are expensive procedures like injections, lasers, surgery etc. Some more invasive then others. If going this direction boosts your confidence, go for it. I won’t judge.

But beware, this route can become a major slippery slope. Once we start to over examine and judge our appearance comparing ourselves to the unobtainable we are setting ourselves up for insecurity. Besides, is it actually giving us results? There’s a study from NPR “That Face-Lift May Buy You Only Three Years Of Youth.” Read it and then decide.

Once we start to beat ourselves up it’s hard to come back to that place where “I’m good just the way I am.”

It’s important to try and change the way we think about our aging selves.

But, this doesn’t mean we have to throw in the towel.

How to be the best version of ourselves we can be. Naturally.

In my opinion the best thing about aging is that I appreciate what I have rather than what I don’t. My booty may be bigger than most “butt”(haha) I have an hourglass figure and long eyelashes. So I’ll work with that and take care of my skin the best I can from the inside-out.

Need a Skin Care Safety Net? Effective and Guaranteed

Birdy Botanicals gives you a skin care safety net with effective product and 100% guaranteeLet me tell you why I’m here.

I started my own skin care line because of my own skin problems.

Harsh chemicals in my work environment irritated my face and body, aggravated my allergies on top of already being prone to breakouts. I started experimenting with natural body care ingredients and recipes.

I’ve been told by more then one esthetician, “To have normal skin you need to treat it like normal skin.”

This is when I discovered my philosophy of the gentle approach to skin care.

But gentle doesn’t mean it’s not effective. Because that would just be embarrassing.

Why is gentle good for everyone?

  • Non-irritating
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Soothing and balancing
  • No dry patches
  • Feels clean but not stripped or overly dry
  • Gives you a natural healthy glow
  • Helps maintain skin elasticity

Plus, it’s 100% guaranteed. No Joke.

Why do you need Birdy Botanicals?

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