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Anti Wrinkle Creams

You might not realize it but as we get older our skin becomes wounded. In essence this is what a wrinkle is, a wound. You see when we’re younger our skin promotes fast healing of scrapes, cuts and our skin. It’s thanks to cells known as fibroplasts that our skin is able to rejuvenate itself quickly and avoid looking old beyond our age.

What exactly are Fibroplasts?

Well no doubt you’ve heard the term collagen before. It’s the “buzz” word of the anti aging industry for the past decade. Fibroplasts are partially responsible for our skins natural production of collage which just happens to be skins natural building block.

If our quantity of Firboplasts is reduced, then so is our collagen output.

The results, when wrinkles begin to form from damage caused by years of smiling, frowning, laughing, sun exposure and who knows what else in our environment our skin has a difficult time repairing itself. In fact it more or less cannot repair itself.

How do Wrinkle Creams Fix the problem

Well, that’s just it even the best anti wrinkle creams have a tough time fixing the issue with lack of collagen production and fibroplasts. Some products claim they deliver more collagen to your skin with high tech delivery systems, how ever this is usually collagen from fish or animals, not the same as we produce ourselves.

Other creams claim to hide wrinkles just minutes after application. There has been some proof that these so called “lift creams” can improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines temporarily but they must be applied daily or more often to keep the results.

To promote long term results from an anti aging cream you would need to find a product that stimulates the growth of new fibroplasts in order to boost natural collagen production. This would allow your skin to rejuvenate or “heal” itself.

There are a couple of such products on the market, but the jury is still out on whether they produce better results then botox® injections or other less evasive surgical procedures.

What Should you do to Look Younger?

For starters do some research on the different anti aging products and treatments that are available. Yes, it’s true that cosmetic surgery and similar procedures are expensive but they can produce results that lasts up to a decade or longer.

Creams, lotions and gels can be a viable option but I’d suggest being careful of products that must be applied daily. Instead look for a system, or all-in-one cream that will reduce wrinkles and lines on the face and eyes. If it happens to give you an instant lift while it’s at it then no harm done.

Muscle Aches and Skin Care

muscle aches Muscle Aches and Skin CareIs there such a concept as skin care for muscle aches and pain? Many of us with muscle aches overlook the need for skin care products that will reduce or eliminate muscle pains in addition to caring for our skin. Sometimes our skin is telling us we are injured. Other times, our bodies tell us we are injured. Chiropractors will tell you that everything about you is all connected. When one part of you is injured or needs treatment, it will show on other areas of our body or skin, whether it is obvious or not.

Muscle pain is a symptom of many diseases and disorders. The most common causes are overuse or over-stretching of a muscle or group of muscles. Overuse or overstretching of muscles can come from doing simple household chores or a rigorous fitness regime. Other times, it is an indication that something is wrong with our bodies and we need medical attention.

Some diseases or disorders that are associated with muscle pain are the common cold, HIV, Lyme disease, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Rabies, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Toxic shock syndrome, West Nile virus, and Bronchitis. Obviously, muscle pain could indicate a serious medical condition.

Other than visiting the doctor, one way we can tell where our muscles pains are coming from is to look at our skin. Sometimes our skin will give us hints on what is going on underneath of it. For instance, those with skin conditions like Rosacea or Eczema feel muscle soreness in the surrounding area. This could be from the inflammation, also a symptom of injury.

Once ruling out a serious medical condition, we can treat our muscle pains with some of the finest products available that will not only combat the pain, but also consider our skin and overall well-being.

Henriksen Muscle Comfort Lotion is one of our favorites. This lotion contains nutritive essential oils that provide skin smoothing and aromatherapy effects. It also contains seaweed for detoxify and reduce inflammation. The natural cooling effect relieves muscle pains, strains, and tightness. This one is a must-have for those with sprained ankles. It will speed up the recovery process.

Ole Henriksen Muscle Comfort Soak is perfect for those with the common cold or flu. This bath soak will give you head to toe relief with the eucalyptus oil that opens your sinuses and seaweed extract to remove toxin buildup that is common with the cold or flue. The soak is awakening, especially for those who have been in bed recovering for some time and need that extra push or energy to go on.

Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Therapy is a perfect remedy for those who need an eye-opener to start another hard working day. This is especially good for waitresses, construction workers, computer users, and others who have physically tiring jobs; this is a perfect way to wake up each day. This shower gel will awaken and revive those tired muscles and the aroma in the shower is mentally stimulating as well. For those thinking of calling in work sick, but still need to work, take a shower with Molton Brown. You won’t be disappointed.

Maxwell’s Super Sport Heat Muscle Rub is a great addition to any gym bag or medicine cabinet. It is great for spot treatments, especially for those who have only soreness in one area. For those of you who pushed yourselves too hard at the gym or strained your back doing yard work, this one is perfect for relieving those pains and strains.

Decleor Circulagel is excellent for those who have tired legs and feet after a long day at work. It is great for those who need to wear work attire that is uncomfortable or those who have worn tight stockings all day. One of the main ingredients in Decleor Circulagel is Arnica. It is a remedy to reduce swelling, steady the nerves, and heal bruises.

At, we want to take the pain out of your body and the hassle out of finding the best products available to keep you looking good and ouch-free.