Preventing Age Spots
Getting older doesn't necessarily cause age spots. Too much exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun is more likely to cause these unattractive blotches, than maturity. This is why age spots are also called sun spots. Other factors that make you more susceptible to age spots (no matter what your age is) are smoking, a diet high in refined sugars and fats, a lack of vitamins, and over consumption of poor quality saturated oils. Age spots occur when our skin produces too much lipofuscin. Lipofuscinis is a dark substance that colors our skin pigment. Unsightly age spots can begin appearing as early as the late twenties but are most common after the age 55 (thus the name.)
Age spots are also known as liver spots. Other nicknames for age spots are brown spots, lentigo and sun spots. The name sun spot nickname of course comes from the fact that the skin darkens as the result of too much frolicking outside in the summer.
As is the case with most skin conditions age spots are much simpler to prevent than to cure. Your diet has a lot to do with reducing your chances of developing this unsightly condition. Eating a diet rich in orange vegetables (carrot and yams) and green leafy vegetables (collard greens and watercress) may help reduce your chances of developing these spots as you age. These foods are rich in antioxidants that help fight off damaging free radicals that are created as the result of too much exposure to the sun. They are also foods that are rich in Vitamin A and carotene, which also helps keep your skin in tiptop condition and more resistant to ultraviolet rays.
Are You Good at Receiving?
Whenever I speak with a new client there is always a challenge between getting enough information and giving them something helpful. The problem being that to give someone information that is truly helpful, a counselor needs to understand that person, the details of their situation and a little bit of their history. Not an easy thing to accomplish in the first session.
There is one thing that I have noticed with my female clients that nearly all of them do and they never realize what they are doing. It often comes out in the first visit and they are surprised that I make such an issue of it. What is this insight that most women do that men find unattractive?
Most women don't receive compliments well.
Actually a more honest statement would be- most women are terrible at receiving compliments. They don't want others to think they are arrogant, snobby or the worst - a bitch. But in an attempt not to appear conceited, they fail to understand how they appear to a man. When a man compliments you, he's actually giving you something - like a flower or a gift. To minimize it feels like your belittling his gift. If you do that enough, you'll train him not to give to you. In effect, you're telling him you don't believe the nice thing he said about you. He won't think you're being humble, he'll soon believe that he was mistaken to believe you're wonderful.
What should you do?When a man compliments you, smile and simply say "thank you." Oh, I realize it sounds simple, and it is. But if you begin doing this you'll likely find that it feels a bit uncomfortable. To receive a compliment can be unnerving, but it is well worth the effort because men are naturally attracted to women that are good at receiving. To a man, this quality makes a woman more attractive and confident.
The Little Known Attraction Secret That Is Often Overlooked
To attract your highest and best mate, you have to learn how to become what he/she wishes to become.
Do not get me wrong. I'm not telling you to change your personality and become a person you are not supposed to be!
There is a certain universal truth about attraction. Think about it, WE, all of us, are naturally attracted towards people who possess a vibrant, healthy, strong self image. They need not have to ask for it; we naturally find ourselves gravitated towards them.