Yesterday in the Philippines, we all experience the first rain in May. I heard about the rain forecast since early morning and everyone has been telling their own opinion about it but I never really cared. I just told myself, “What’s the big deal? Nothing is so alarming about the rain. It’s actually good if it does, especially this Summer season. It has been really hot, sometimes it’s already irritating, lol.”
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Without really checking my profile and just trying to look at my picture, can you really guess my real age? I have met with a lot of people and I always get the same reaction every single time. I would just laugh it off and tell them, “I guess, I’m just a happy person.” Yes, happiness brings out an inner glow of beauty but there is another crucial factor most people really don’t realized.
It’s not the make-up or beauty product that really makes a person beautiful. It’s inner-self and what she eats. Honestly, it’s not my skin care routine and the products I use like GRYSH CO, a blogger and a cosplayer-fashion model, really thinks. I only use beauty products for skin maintenance but it was never the secret to my skin and to how I look today.
I have actually ruined my skin tons of times because of trying different products just to know what works and what doesn’t. My skin would break out every single time and yes, these things always happens to me, too.
Everyone are free to ask AYEI BITHAO, a close friend of mine who is also a blogger and a multimedia artist, if you don’t believe me, haha! She would definitely know the most craziest things I do to my skin that a normal girl just wouldn’t dare to do! Yet, time and time again, I would manage to bring back my skin to how it used to be as if I didn’t get any of those skin impurities, problems and allergic reactions at all!
The Secret? Antioxidants.
I know, it sounds overrated.
Almost everyone tells us how antioxidants is good to our health. You do the list, Google it anytime you want – you’d be fed up how many times you would hear/read this from a dermatologist, in television, different blogs and websites. It has a reason why this is being always being talked about. It’s good for you and for me, too. It’s not just the health benefits of how antioxidants can nurture and protect our cells from free radicals, different kind of diseases and how it actually promotes good health for us. It’s the fact that Antioxidants can slow the physical signs of aging.
This goes for my Asian readers:
We’re actually even lucky that we’re Asians.
Did you know that Westerners and Caucasians ages faster than us? It’s mostly the most talked about issue on the internet spreading out on different websites and forums. There were a lot of scientific researches about it as well and it has been said that Asians have resistance to aging because of our thicker dermis that contains greater collagen and the darker pigment that protects us against photo-aging. Also the fact that we have more melanin that protects our skin and hair by filtering and protecting us from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure.
I’m actually thankful that I’m Asian, aren’t you glad about that, too?
Now, let’s get to the point.
How do you get antioxidants? Where to you find this?
* You can consume a lot of antioxidants by eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, if possible choose organic. It’s good for the environment, healthier for you and it has no pesticides.
* You also find antioxidants in glutathione, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Selenium, lycopene, alpha-lipoic acid, melatonin and vitamin E.
* Antioxidant Supplements! (I can’t say I always eat the healthy foods all the time but I never fail to take in antioxidant supplements daily and this is what keeps me healthy inside and out.)
* Drink a lot of Green Tea!
It’s never too late or early in taking in antioxidants for your body. It’s not just about physical aging. Remember, this is good for your body system, too.
So, can you guess my real age now?
What I was wearing:
Violet Scallop Top from Les’Moda
Leopard Bracelet from Les’Moda
Bright Necklace from Les’Moda
Sexy Little Black Dress from Tyler Shangri-La
Dear my Blooming Lips-talk!, Pink Coral from Etude House *as seen in the upper left image of this blog entry*