Various things from not smoking like a chimney and not drinking like a fish to washing the slap off your face before you fall into bed. Speaking of, sleep helps too – the more time you spend horizontal, the better. And don’t let stress get to you. Just look at Barak's follicles a year into the race. He’s gone all salt 'n' pepper just months after sporting a head full of black hair. And, of course, the big ‘g’ [GENETICS] plays a role in keeping those youthful looks through the years. If your mum/dad look like Tut resurrected (but less well-preserved) chances are you'll have quite the strong swim against the tides of time yourself.
So back to washing off the slap. It helps. As does taking a bit more care with your skin. I’m telling you, massage is the way forward, ladies. And massage with OIL or a serum or something. It brings blood to the skin. It makes you look flushed and, therefore, YOUNGER (if that's the look you're going for).
Lumos is an interesting new proposition in anti-ageing skincare. It is a brand with just two products (for n0w), Lumos One and Lumos Two and, combined, contain five ingredients: Soluble Collagen, Vitamin B5, Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid and Purified Water. The ingredients are moisturizing and they say they’ve figured out how to get all those active ingredients, in such dosages, to party together without the need for preservatives (usually used to keep the active ingredients from breaking down and becoming ineffective. But, then again, most products don’t contain enough of the active ingredients they advertise to make a difference.). They are meant to plump and moisturize. How? Keeping the water in the skin and apparently re-generate skin with things like Vitamin B5 (if you’ve heard this before, it’s because it’s in all the Pantene commercials).
Why do I bring all of this up yet again (sorry for sounding like a broken record)? Because I've found more fun stuff online (Lumos) and like to keep you aware of what’s going on in the beauty world. And, secondly, because it is yet more proof of a few trends in the industry: higher concentrations of active ingredients and a move towards products with ingredient lists you can actually read because they don’t need to be printed in 2-point font.