Tips for beautiful lips
NY Japion, weekly paper in New York, features owner Shizuka Bernstein in their March 17th, 2017 issue. In this article, Shizuka offers tips for beautiful lips.
Does skin freshener help to keep my lips hydrated?
Oil is the most effective ingredient to keep your lips hydrated. Skin freshener and moisturizer also has oil. However, it’s better to use lip balm which contains more oil to keep your lips hydrated. It’s the best to put your lip balm on frequently to prevent your lips from drying.
How can I have flawless lips?
- Prevent your skin from brown spots by using lip balm with UV protection. When your lips has sunburn, cool it down with cold towel. Then, hydrate your skin with something that contains Aloe Vera.
- Staying away from smoking is a big first step for a flawless skin. Although Vitamin C inhibits the production of brown spot’s cause melanin, Tar and Nicotine in Cigarette decreases the amount of Vitamin C absorbed in body. Also, when you purse your lips to smoke, you’ll see folds in the skin. Reputation of this motion can result in permanent creases and lines around your mouth.
What should I do when I have chapped lips?
Hydrate your lips with lip balm when your skin starts peeling and don’t peel it off. Key ingredient for hydration is Shea butter. Try to look for a lip balm that contains Shea butter. Fatty acid from Shea butter is similar to natural oil from human, which is why it blends into skin easily. It also helps to make your skin smoother.
When your lips are extremely dried, avoid products with disinfecting or freshness purpose ingredients for example Menthol, Camphor, and Eucalyptus. It’s not just harsh for your lips, but it could also cause inflammation.
Tips for soft and smooth lips
To keep your lips moisturized, it’s ideal to take about 6 1/2 US cups (1.6 litter) a day. Be careful not to take too much water. It could flush out Vitamin C and Calcium.
Humidifier and face masks also helps to keep your lips hydrated.
Lip care at home
– How to make lip mask with what you have at home
Mix honey and sugar 1 tea spoon each, then apply it gently on your lip with your finger with circular motion. Leave it on for few minutes, and remove it with warm water. Apply lip balm while the water is still remaining. Covering moisturized lips is the point to keep your lips hydrated.
Vitamin B1 and B2 in Honey recovers your skin from damaging and Sugar exfoliates dead skin. Once per 1-2 weeks is ideal.
Original article: NY Japion No.907
Beauty with Mi tries Geisha Facial for Clear Skin
Beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan and her friend Sonya Esman tried the Geisha Facial!
During the facial, Shizuka adviced cleansing is the most important skincare tip if you are in the 20s.
Don’t forget to take off your make up before bed!
All-in-all, it was a really relaxing experience and anyone jonesing for some serious pampering will definitely enjoy it.
My skin looked brighter and smoother after treatment — and who doesn’t love that?
Geisha Facial is known for it’s ingredients, but Mi-Anne mentions that the total experience including facial massage, products, and expertise makes this Facial special.
Combination of the best ingredients with our spa’s experienced esthetician’s skin care techniques are what makes your skin look the best at any age.
Watch video from here : Beauty with Mi Refinery29 Geisha Facial Treatment
Original Article: Refinery29
Photo source: Baby Quasar
Acne Facial with Blue Light
We’re happy to introduce the latest Acne treatment at SHIZUKA new york!
SHIZUKA new york’s latest Acne Facial uses FDA-cleared Blue Light technology.
After through cleansing and pore extraction, Blue Light is applied to the skin.
Blue light reach deep into the pores to neutralize acne-forming bacteria and to help resolve current lesions more quickly. This NYC Acne facial also prevents future breakouts.
We recommend Acne Facial every 2-4 weeks, depending on skin type.
Blue Light acne treatment can be added to any Shizuka NY facial for an additional $75.
This Acne treatment is simple and painless. It is perfect for every skin type, and it clears skin without drying out your skin.
Before & After
Photo source: Baby Quasar
Is a lash perm better than using a lash curler? SELF Magazine tries Eyelash Perm
Surprisingly, the process didn’t hurt at all. I thought there would be more pulling on the lashes, but it was incredibly gentle from start to finish.
The curve was really natural looking, and there was not a single lash left behind. Every hair curved up evenly, which is nearly impossible to achieve with just mascara or even a eyelash curler.
My lashes were so curly that it gave the opposite of the lengthening effect I was going for. But if you use an eyelash curler religiously, I’d suggest trying a lash perm to shave time off your morning makeup routine.
SHIZUKA new york Day Spa’s Eyelash Perm is proven to create a lasting curl in the most gentle way possible. Especially if you have straight lashes, you’ll be surprised how much of a difference you can see.
We have 3 options for eyelash treatment. Eyelash Perm, Eyelash Extensions, and Eyelash Tinting. Each treatments are customizable to enhance your eye impression.
If you’re not sure which eyelash treatment is the best for you, we have recommendations per eyelash type: Eyelash Treatment FAQ
Still not sure? Please feel free to ask our experienced Eyelash Stylists!
Original Article: Self Magazine
Tips from beauty experts for fuller eye lashes
Eyes are one of the big part of your impression.
When we talk with someone, we tend to look at someone’s eyes. Shape of our eyes are all different, and it makes it unique about one. Since we’re looking at it for a long time, it tend to remain as one’s impression.
Here are tips from SHIZUKA new york’s beauty experts for fuller eye lashes!
Take off makeup before bed
Taking off your make up before bed is one of the most important thing to protect your eyes and to keep your eyelashes healthy. It could prevent eye irritation, eye infection, damaging eyelashes, and also bloodshot eyes. It’s better for your skin as well.
Keep your mascara clean
- Change your mascara every 3 to 5 months. Liquid or creamy makeup can harbor bacteria more easily, and mascara is considered as one. Replacing your mascara every 3 to 5 months can help to keep your mascara clean. If its’ dried or if it start to have a strange smell, stop using and get a new one.
- Don’t share. Sharing mascara with friends can transfer bacteria and cause eye infection.
- Don’t pump the mascara wand. It makes it dry out easily.
The most common injury related to cosmetics
Scratching eyes with a mascara wand is the most common injury related to cosmetics. It can lead to an eye infection, eyelash loss, or even blindness. Sometimes you might see someone applying mascara on a train or a car when it’s moving. Maybe she is busy, but this is dangerous.
Try to apply mascara in a relaxing environment in front of a mirror. This way it’s safe, and your eye lashes will look nicer, fuller, and will stay healthier this way.
Tips for Fuller Lashes
An eyelash extension is a synthetic eyelash that is attached to your natural lash using a specialized adhesive. Eyelash Extensions at SHIZUKA new york will add drama to lashes that are thin and light-colored without the need for mascara. Eyelash extensions also carry a slight curl which adds a natural-looking openness to your eyes.
Full Look: total 120-160 lashes $200
Natural Look: total 100 lashes $130
Tips for Curly Lashes
SHIZUKA new york Day Spa’s eyelash perm is proven to create a lasting curl in the most gentle way possible. Eyelash perm technique at our spa is authentically Japanese, imported from one of Tokyo’s hottest eyelash perm salons.
Eyelash Perm $80
Monday – Friday before 4pm* $70
*Check in by 3:30pm, holidays will be regular price
Moisturize your eye lashes
Just like you condition your hair, it’s important to condition your eye lashes as well.
Eyelash Gel is perfect to condition your lashes. It’ll strengthen weak, too short, or too thin lashes.
This Eyelash Strengthening Gel is recommended after Eyelash Perm treatment.
Revitalash will help you achieve the beautiful look of longer, thicker, and fuller eyelashes. A very small amount of RevitaLash® is applied once a day for maximum results.
Both are available at our spa and our online store.
Shizuka offers self skincare tips for fall on NY Japion
NY Japion, weekly paper in New York, features owner Shizuka Bernstein in their September 23rd, 2016 issue.
This article is a part of a series of “How to make a smooth bare skin” .
This is Shizuka’s second article for the series, and last time was about DIY skincare tips and how to do Anti Aging Facial at home.
First step for fall skin care is a deep cleansing to cleanse clogged pores caused by sunscreen use during the summer time.
In the article, Shizuka introduces DIY cleansing and moisturizing tips for this season.
Recommended products in the article:
Full article in Japanese from here
How to do Anti Aging Facial at home
NY Japion, weekly paper in New York, features owner Shizuka Bernstein in their September 9th, 2016 issue.
This article is a part of a series of “How to make a smooth bare skin” .
In this article, Shizuka offers DIY skincare tips and how to do Anti Aging Facial at home.
How to make a facial massage oil:
Mix Lavender essential oil and lubricant oil for face such as Jojoba oil.
Lavender has a side of natural antiseptic.
How to do mini Anti Aging Facial at home:
First, start from a massage to lift up for good blood flow.
- Use your index finger from sides of your nose to ears. Use your thumb from under your chin to under your ears.
- For forehead, between your eyebrows and go up, middle to sides.
- Start from inner corners of eyes and go outwards. (Massage lightly with your fingers for both 2 and 3)
- Lift up the sides of your lips.
Pressing specific points (Tsubo) of your Face is also effective.
- Bones around your eyes. (push up around your eye hole)
- Jaw joint. Press three times lightly with your finger for each point.
Finish it up with a massage to lower back the lymph flow.
Use three fingers (index finger, middle finger, third finger) and trace the points below with a gentle finger.
- Under eyes
- Jaw line
There’s many ways to prevent wrinkles.
- Lie on your back when you sleep. Sleeping side ways might cause wrinkles on the side your face that’s facing down.
- Use a thin pillow. Using a thick pillow might cause wrinkles around your neck.
- Don’t hesitate to use reading glasses. This will help to prevent wrinkles between eyebrows.
- Avoid Sunlight. Use Sunglasses and Sun protection daily.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking cigarette can age you.
These are just few examples, but there’s many other ways you can try in everyday life.
For a related spa treatment, SHIZUKA new york Day Spa offers Lifting Facial ($230), voted Best Facial NYC by New York Magazine.
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Actress Yoka Wao introduces Geisha Facial on Japanese TV!
SHIZUKA new york’s Geisha Facial was introduced on Japanese TV program “Sekaino Nihonjin Zuma Wa Mita!” !
This show features Japanese lady who got married with a foreign man and talks about the difference between cultures.
One of our customers, Actress Yoka Wao introduced the Geisha Facial on this show!
She is a former Top star of Takarazuka, Japanese all-female musical theater troupe.
SHIZUKA new york’s Facials are awarded as Best Facial in New York Magazine’s Best of New York 2 times!
For Geisha Facial, Shizuka mixes nightingale droppings with delicate Japanese rice bran to enhance its inherent exfoliating and facial lightening properties.
Her skin looks softer and brighter after the Geisha Facial!
Many celebrities visits our spa for monthly treatment.
Ancient and prized Geisha beauty secret is artfully revived through the Geisha Facial ®.
You can tell from how they look!
Geisha Facial included in 5 days of beauty experiments
Lucie Fink from “Try Living With Lucie” asks Refinery29‘s beauty editor, Maria Del Russo, for 5 bizarre beauty treatments to try.
Geisha Facial was included as one of the beauty treatment!
Check out the video of Lucie’s 5 Days of Beauty Experiments!
You can also find the behind the scene of Lucie’s Geisha Facial experience on Instagram @luciebfink !
The No.1 cause of wrinkles and how to prevent
Do you know what is the No.1 cause of wrinkles?
Aging? Smoking? Sun exposure? or Not moisturizing?
According to WebMD, sun exposure is the No.1 cause!
Isn’t it surprising?
How to prevent:
Using Sun Protection is the easiest way to protect your skin from sun light and prevent wrinkles.
You might think it’s fine if you apply it when you go outside. However, your skin is getting sun light when you’re at home too. It’ll be the best to apply sun protection over SPF30 even when you are indoors. (Small care makes a big difference!)
Shizuka new york’s Sensitive Skin Sun Protection is very light and smooth.
This lightweight antioxidant moisturizer is a unique blend of botanicals that defend against overexposure.
This sun protection from Shizuka new york has a nice natural scent that makes it easy to use it daily.
Moisturizing is also important.
This moisturizing cream is non-greasy, goes on silky smooth, and absorbs quickly leaving the skin looking radiant, healthy, and hydrated. It also aids in brightening hyperpigmentation and age spots on the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Gel is also good to keep your skin hydrated.
Shizuka New York’s Hyaluronic Acid Gel is a unique formula comprised of Myristoyl hexapeptide-8.
This fragment of human collagen works to improve and increase the rate of collagen production, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
The water-based, oil-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic gel may be used under makeup and is appropriate for all skin types.
One of the ingredient of this mist, Galactoarabinan is a natural polysaccharide extracted from previously harvested North America Larch Trees. It will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, aids in moisturization and enhances skin radiance.
The Geisha Facial® featured as one of the unique spa treatments in the world
The spa, whose namesake is celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein, offers the Geisha Facial, in which sanitised, powdered nightingale droppings are applied to the skin to help exfoliate and brighten skin.
Learn more about the Geisha Facial from here
CBS News reveals The Geisha Facial as an Effective Beauty Treatment
E! News Reveals The Geisha Facial as a Red Carpet Celebrity Beauty Secret
The Mail Online’s Claudia Connell Finds That The Geisha Facial Beats Botox
Japanese TV Program King’s Brunch Features The Geisha Facial®
New York is the trend setter of Gourmet, Fashion, Culture, and Beauty.
Reporter “How does it smell?”
Model “It has a scent of rice”
After Shizuka’s performance of the Geisha Facial®, she was so surprised by how clean her pores became!
“My pores were never clean like this before!”
“My skin feels so moisturized!”
The Facial loved by celebrities might be imported back to Japan!?
Learn more about The Geisha Facial ®
Shizuka gives advice for how to get your best shave ever
Shizuka gave a tip for a recent article “Your Go-To Guide for The Best Shave Ever” on livestrong.com . This article shows step-by-step to get your best shave without damaging your skin.
“shaving gel is preferable to shaving cream because it’s less likely to clog your pores.”
As mentioned in the article, Shizuka says that moisturizing your skins is also the key to keep your skin looking and feeling great.
For your face, try our Shizuka New York Skincare system’s moisturizer.
The Shizuka New York Skincare System is holistically formulated in Japan and the products are all-natural, hypoallergenic and pH-balanced, and free of artificial fragrance, lanolin, animal byproducts, and harsh chemical irritants.
For your body, try Naturopathica’s Sicilian Bergamot body lotion.
Naturopathica combines certified natural and organic ingredients with Naturoceuticals, state-of-the-art skin care technology, and without harmful synthetics. This lightweight yet deeply moisturizing body lotion uses a high concentration of Aloe to nourish and soothe the skin.
Toyama Barber and Beauty School visits Shizuka New York
On September 30th, 2015 students from the Toyama Barber and Beauty School in Japan traveled to Shizuka Bernstein’s Manhattan spa to hear her speak about the beauty industry in the United States. Following the lecture about beauty and business, students observed and participated in the application of Shizuka New York Day Spa’s Signature Micro Facial (80min, $170). Shizuka demonstrated her signature touches that make every facial and treatment a positively memorable experience for clients.
One student from the school interned for Shizuka new york Day Spa for the day to gain real life spa experience answering phones, taking appointments, and cleaning. It was an uplifting experience for all! Here’s a video one student made to commemorate her day at the spa.
CBS News reveals The Geisha Facial as an Effective Beauty Treatment
An interview with Shizuka Bernstein and one of our clients aired on September 8th, 2015 on a CBS news segment titled: Ugly Beauty.
Sometimes the best ingredients in beauty treatments are sourced directly from mother nature, with results that are much prettier than the ingredients themselves. Natural beauty treatments that use all-natural ingredients like sterilized bird droppings bring added benefits to your skin that synthetic products may not be able to deliver. For example, the naturally occurring enzymes in guanine (main ingredient in bird droppings) retexturizes skin to impart a pearly luster.
Here’s a portion of the transcript from the CBS News segment:
Manhattan spa owner Shizuka Bernstein created a facial using nightingale droppings.
“I really do swear by it,” she said.
Client Amanda Hoffman said the bird poop, which was allegedly first used hundreds of years ago to cleanse the skin of Geisha, has made a world of difference in her skin.
The droppings are UV sterilized which produces a powder form of the ingredient mixed with rice bran to help with the smell. Clients said the results are immediate.
“So you must wonder, ‘ok, what will it do for the skin?’” she said.
Experts say longevity is key when seeking out ugly beauty products.
“Fads will come and go, but if it’s been out there for six to eight months I think it’s pretty safe to try,” Dr. Kavita Mariwalla said.
The Geisha Facial® has been around for seven years, since 2008, so we’d say it’s more than a fad, it’s a tried and true beauty treatment!
Confused about which sunscreen to buy?
You’re not alone: a recent JAMA Dermatology study  found we’re really dumb when it comes to understanding sunscreen labels.
Just how dumb are we? The study found that only 43% of us understand the definition of sun factor protection (SPF)*.
Worse, only 7% of us know how to tell how much protection a sunscreen product has against early skin aging.
These levels of confusion are alarming given that rates of skin cancer have been increasing in both men and women since 2002 .
Why are We so Confused?
Paradoxically, because science has made significant advances in understanding how the sun can damage skin cells, sunscreen labels have become more complicated, evolving past a simple SPF rating to listing a bunch of confusing ingredients that somehow offer various levels of broad UVA & UVB spectrum protection – it’s no wonder the average consumer is now more than just a little confused.
“We need to do a better job of educating people about sun protection and make it easier for them to understand labels,” said Dr. Roopal Kundu, lead author of the study.
One way to make sunscreen labels easier to understand would be to have a simple star-rating system for UVA protection along with the current SPF system for UVB protection. When test subjects in the JAMA study where shown a 4-star-rating system for UVA protection, nearly 80% could accurately identify how much UVA protection a particular star-rating indicated and 90% could accurately determine the level of UVB protection when represented as an SPF value, all a far cry from the accuracy people have now, with current sunscreen labels.
How to Choose a Sunscreen
While sunscreen labels have become more complicated, choosing the appropriate sunscreen is a relatively simple matter if you keep these three criteria in mind:
- For UVB protection, choose a product with a SPF of at least 30. If you’re going to be in the sun all day, choose one with a SPF of at least 45, ideally 50.
- The sunscreen should be waterproof, esp. if you’re wearing it during the hot, sweaty, summer months.
- For UVA protection, there is no star-rating system, yet, so look for a product that contains at least one of the following ingredients: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide.
Did You Know?
* SPF tries to estimate the amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection. SPF is only an estimate because how quickly you’ll burn depends upon a number of factors including the time of the year, the time of day, your geographic location, and weather conditions.References:
- Betty Y. Kong, Sarah L. Sheu, Roopal V. Kundu. Assessment of Consumer Knowledge of New Sunscreen Labels. JAMA Dermatology, Published online June 17, 2015. [↩]
- Kohler, BA, Sherman RL, Howlader N, Jemal, A, Ryerson AB, Henry KA, Boscoe, FP, Cronin KA, Lake A, Noone, A-M, Henley, SJ, Eheman, CR, Anderson, RN, Penberthy, L. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2011. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015;107(6 [↩]
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- Hughes MCB, Williams GM, Baker P, Green AC. Sunscreen and prevention of skin aging: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2013 June; 158 (11):781-790 [↩]
Affordable Celebrity Beauty Treatments
Here’s the scoop on the latest celebrity beauty scene from OK! Magazine and Hollywire press. Celebrity beauty is always a hot topic here at SNY because if there’s a new and better way to achieve flawless red carpet and silver screen skin perfection, we want to know! Celebrities show us what measures they are willing to take to look their best. Sometimes celebrities push the bar into unusual over-the-top treatments like placenta facials or caviar cream and others go back to nature for natural beauty secrets like using Demi Moore who uses leeches to detoxify her blood or Blake Livey who uses mayonnaise to retain hydration for her hair. Would you try any of these celebrity beauty secrets for yourself?
OK Magazine and Hollywire shared some of these popular and unusual beauty secrets from Hollywood’s most glamorous beauties. Some treatments are downright scary like vampire facials from Kim Kardashian and placenta face cream used by Katie Holmes and Eva Longoria. Some more expensive treatments include caviar face cream used by Angelina Jolie, and how about the $7K facial that Mila Kunis throws down for that uses daimonds and rubies to exfoliate and brighten the skin. Both OK! Magazine and Hollywire press lists Victoria Beckham and her use of The Geisha Facial to achieve her flawless glowing perfection. Of all the facial treatments mentioned, it’s the most affordable celebrity beauty treatment (aside from Snooki’s cat litter exfoliant–we don’t judge).
With The Geisha Facial you can receive a celebrity treatment without the celebrity price tag. Shizuka Bernstein, the creator of The Geisha Facial, prides herself and her highly trained estheticians to instill every facial experience with calming and authentic Japanese aesthetics. With SNY’s signature celebrity beauty treatment each client will feel like a celebrity before, during, and especially after their facial!
Part III of How to Avoid the Need for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
In part I of How to Avoid the Need for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we looked at two simple products to help protect your skin against the effects of sun and age — sunscreen and moisturizer.
In part II, Lifestyle Choices to Avoid the Need for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we looked at some simple – not necessarily easy – but simple lifestyle changes to help preserve your youthful visage, at any age.
In this final part of the series, we’ll look at what you can do, non-surgically, to take the edge off of any wear & tear that’s starting to take a toll on your skin.
If Age and/or The Mileage Is Starting Show
Despite all the best prevention, age and living on this earth will start to show on you — but there specific things you can do to stay ahead of the aging curve, to age gracefully.
Go Beyond Lotions and Creams: Serums, Retinoids & Brightening Products
Moisturizers are a great first line of defense against aging and will help to restore water and prevent dryness, but as you age, you’ll want to do more – and that’s where serums, retinoids & brightening products come in.
Serums, applied before sunscreen, have high concentrations of active ingredients and powerful doses of peptides and antioxidants, like vitamins C & E. They also contain skin brighteners, such as kojic acid.
Serums are typically made with super tiny molecules, so the skin is able to absorb them rapidly and efficiently.
A retinoid is another product that goes beyond the simple protection of sunscreens and moisturizers: retinoids are effective in keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at a minimum by improving both collagen and elastin production.
Finally, if you have, or are starting to show, age spots, you can reduce their appearance with a good brightening product that contains vitamins C & K.
Top it Off with Facials
French actresses Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche & Catherine Deneuve seem as timeless as they are beautiful – like great magicians, Frenchwomen never reveal their secrets, but a recent New York Times article, Aging Gracefully, the French Way, revealed one surprising trick: facials and facial and body massages – ooh la la!
So, if you feel that age, or just the mileage — or both — are starting to catch up with your skin, take action today: go beyond simple lotions and creams and add serums, retinoids & brightening products to your skin care routine, and take advantage of our highly popular facials, which have been featured on CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, PerezHilton.com, People Magazine, and many more – and, finally, sign up for our newsletter to receive our exclusive spa deals and monthly promotions.
Part II of How to Avoid the Need for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
In part I of How to Avoid the Need for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we looked at a couple of simple products to help protect your skin against the effects of sun and age: sunscreen and moisturizer.
In part II, we’ll look at some simple – not necessarily easy – but simple lifestyle changes to help preserve your youthful visage, at any age.
Exercise helps protects your skin the way it helps protect every other organ in your body: it helps remove the accumulation of free radicals in the body.
How much should you exercise? A recent study in the journal of JAMA Internal Medicine found that you need only 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, though 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day, which can be accomplished with activity no more vigorous than walking, is the ideal amount — see The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life.
Sleep, Perchance to Dream
Sleep has a powerful restorative effect on all organs of the body, including the skin, where it restores optimal collagen production and cell repair.
Unfortunately, we are not getting enough sleep — so few of us, in fact, that the CDC has declared our collective lack of sleep both an epidemic and a public hazard.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, try mindfulness meditation: a recent clinical trial published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that those with moderate sleep problems who practiced mindfulness meditation improved their sleep more than those who practiced good sleep hygiene.
If you have a serious sleep problem, however, you should instead first see your doctor to rule out any underlying physical causes; if you have no underlying physical issue, then you should get proactive and make a plan, because chronic sleep deprivation takes a steep toll on both your physical and mental health.
Stop Smoking! Just Stop It!
Smoking pumps massive amounts of free radicals into your blood stream, eventually taking a toll on just about every organ in your body, including your skin, wrinkling and prematurely ageing it.
It is tough to quit smoking — but the stakes for your health could not be higher.
Fortunately, science has made great strides in both understanding addiction and in devising practical strategies to beat it. If you’re struggling to quit, check out these resources:
- The New Science of How to Quit Smoking
- What’s the best way to quit smoking?
- Cigarette Break: The Most Effective Ways to Quit Smoking
Need to Lose Weight? Avoid a Crash Diet
The appeal of crash dieting is that one feels one can get it (dieting) over with as quickly as possible. And this is true: you can lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, but it comes at a cost — it’s rough on your body, you can easily gain it all back, and it too takes a toll on your skin, from a sagging face brought on by water loss to a break-down in the skin’s collagen layer due to a shortage of skin-renewal minerals, like zine, copper and selenium.
The best way to lose weight is to eat smart, in a way that supports your body, your health and your goals, and we’ve compiled some resources to help you do just that:
- To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More
- Best Weight Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard
- The 6 Weight-Loss Tips That Science Actually Knows Work
In short then, if you want to avoid the need for plastic surgery, get up early, exercise, eat right, and then wind down and get to bed early – all the things your mother probably already told you to do.
In the next part of this series, we’ll look at what you can do, non-surgically, after age and wear & tear have already taken a toll on your skin.