RETINOL: ONE OF THE BEST OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-WRINKLE INGREDIENTSWritten by Valerie Goettsch
Dermatologists praise Retinol as an excellent over-the counter anti-wrinkle ingredient. Retinol creams work to soften lines and fade age spots.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is technical name for Vitamin A. Research suggests that topical Vitamin A can help build collagen fibers and exfoliate skin, thereby minimizing appearance of fine lines.
There are several forms of Vitamin A found in body. Retinol is one of them; other forms include retinyl palmitate, retinal and retinoic acid. Renova and Retin-A® are retinoic acid, also known as tretinoin.
Why Use a Retinol Cream?
Regular use of a retinol cream increases cell turnover and exfoliation by stimulating cell production and new collagen production. As we age, this process normally slows down and layers of dead, sun damaged skin cells build up on skin. This causes our skin to look dull and thick; pores look large and we see visible effects of sun damage such as age spots, uneven skin tone and less elasticity.
Happy Trails: Choosing the Best Hiking Boots For YouWritten by Elizabeth Walling
It’s thrilling to picture yourself trekking through trails in hills and mountains, taking in crisp air and all of nature around you, but before you get wrapped up in dream of a hiking trip, make sure you have right pair of hiking boots to get you through reality of it. There are several key factors you should consider when choosing a pair of hiking boots, and they can make all difference in your hiking experience. The wrong pair of boots can cause your feet to ache and blister, which will make your trip far less enjoyable. Choosing right pair of boots will ensure that you will be comfortable while you are hiking and that you will get most use out of your boots.
Always try on a pair of hiking boots before you purchase them. No matter what a manufacturer boasts, each pair of hiking boots will affect individual people differently, and you want to make sure you are wearing a pair of boots that will fit properly and give you most comfort. Bring socks and any orthopedic insoles that you intend to use while hiking so you can be sure your boots will fit properly during your hike. Also, it is a good idea to test boots out on an incline before purchasing them, as this will give you a more realistic idea of what it will be like to wear them while you are hiking.
Hiking boots are designed for specific types of hiking. Boots designed for lightweight hiking will focus most on comfort and ease of use, while boots made for extensive backpacking trips will be designed for durability through harsh conditions and rough terrain. The materials and treads of a pair of hiking boots will support type of hiking for which it was designed.