Aguilar is a French-Mexican fashion and beauty expert with a background as writer in international titles such as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, In Touch Magazine and National Geographic Traveler.
EXPLORE YOUR AGE
Feel like your parents have more vitality than you? It can be that your biological age is not the same as your chronological one. If you feel that your body is deteriorating or your energy levels have hit rock-bottom, you can consider visiting a specialist to determine your biological condition. The calculation is based on laboratory tests and diagnostic hormonal determinations. Officially at about the age of 28 your body starts declining, but the anti-aging science can design a comprehensive programme to reverse your excesses and revert your organs to 10 years back.
If you want find a certified doctor in Pakistan consult the directory of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (www.a4m.com).
RUN BABY, RUN
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Running is not just a passing trend, it is a health secret of all those age-defying actors, musicians, writers and politicians. They say that racing is the mother of all sports and comes with fewer physical and technical barriers. Running is in your nature so all you need to do is go to any park and you’re immediately in training! Your skills, experience, age and weight don’t matter. In fact, it is normal to start with brisk walking or jogging first before you can press on the accelerator. Just be careful and buy a good pair of sneakers, because it may be tempting to dust off your old shoes rotting in your closet but worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are the leading cause of injury.
ADD COLOUR TO YOUR MENU
You may not be in charge of cooking, but that’s not an excuse. No food by itself will smooth out your wrinkles but we all know that a balanced meal is a basic requirement. Keep it easy and instead of adding random supplements, follow the rule of five colours daily. Make sure that apart from breakfast, lunch and dinner, you consume fruits and vegetables of at least five different colours: green, white, orange, red, yellow, purple etc. This colour range ensures you meet your requirements, and remember, when choosing your vegetables the colour intensity is related to the amount of flavour and nutrients present in them, so the more red your tomatoes are, the more beneficial they will be for your health.
The Men’s Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition by Joel Weber is essential for anyone who wants to look better, feel better, and lose weight (www.libertybooks.com)
CHERISH YOUR EYES
The eye contour accounts for 50 percent when it comes to your perceived age, so give it attention right now! It’s also the driest and thinnest area of your face with 22 muscles moving constantly due to as many as 10,000 blinks per day. Firstly, don’t go out without your sunglasses - it is not just a fashion accessory but an anti-aging prerequisite. Second, if you’re not currently using them with the graduation of your glasses, this will not only have an adverse effect on your vision but also on your entire face. Finally, lower the brightness of your computer screen please! For those who are already victims of bags, wrinkles and folds, loosening or drooping eyelids no half measures required here, they need a shock treatment.
Lancôme Génefique HD Yeux is a unique gel texture care that boosts the activity of genes of youth for a younger looking skin.
GO FOR A TAURINE SHOTAre you experiencing hair loss? You know that people often relate hair to power, that’s why losing it is so traumatic. It seems that in men, an enzyme call 5 Alpha reductase has a negative influence on the testosterone hormone. This makes the hair thinner and fall apart. Taurine (a strong amino acid) is extremely beneficial in treating thinning hair and some laboratories are already incorporating it in men products. Don’t ignore them and use them to massage your scalp in order to activate blood circulation. Important to note: avoid using the dreadful styling wax and go for a friendly fixing gel.
Capital Force shampoo and styling gel by Kérastase Homme are activated with taurine, which make them a great combination for preventing hair loss.
GET RID OF THE CIGARETTEDespite flashing on our screens, anti-smoking campaigns sometimes forget to mention the harmful effects of this vice for the skin, since nicotine clogs small blood vessels in the skin. The consequences are poor oxygenation, alteration of elasticity, total loss of luminosity, dehydration, and a chronic deficiency of vitamins and minerals. No need to mention that smoking, which you feel makes you look interesting, will mark your face with lines extending from all around your mouth. If you’re still not ready to quit this habit, at least, try to compensate the lack of nutrients with deep oil that you can apply into your face ten minutes before taking a shower
Bio-Oil is oil usually prescribed to reduce stretchmark’s but in your case it will be your secret weapon to rescue your face from aging and having an uneven skin tone.
COVER YOUR SKINIf you want to keep that baby face that keeps your charm alive even beyond 30, you need to face the future and start fighting the UVA/UVB. The aging process is slower in men but the feedback of products is, too! Just remember that sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin-aging and if in addition you have blemishes on your skin, don’t be ashamed to ask for a tinted product. If it’s a universal shade no one will notice it, and your tone and texture, pores will look refined. Are you horrified? Let me tell you that these products are in no way similar to female cosmetics and that’s why they are an absolute success even if they are kept hidden.
BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 by Lab Series is a multi-functional, corrective and reparative treatment that perfects the skin instantly.