5 Reasons to Love the Holidays #PGMom

It’s December and by now from coast to coast we’ve all probably seen snowflakes and the change of the seasons.  With the shorter days and colder weather, it’s not hard to find yourself upset about the month of December.

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When you combine this with the stress of hosting holiday events and finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones, sometimes it can be too easy to forget the reasons to love the holidays.  But to boost everyone’s spirits, here are 5 reasons to love the holidays.

  1. Family and Friends

Getting together with family and friends is what the holidays are all about.  In the midst of all the cooking and cleaning Pantenepreparations, isn’t it nice to know that you’re going to spend time with all of these amazing people?

  1. Whimsical Vibes

Waking up in the morning to snow falling, the nice, crisp air and the Christmas lights aglow, is something special.  This season only comes around once a year and you didn’t let it ruin your hair because you used Pantene Intensely Strong Repair Crème.  It will help you protect hair from breakage and split ends, leaving strands strong against damage without interfering with your regular styling routine. With your hair shinning and the holiday songs humming in the background, you’re sure to keep the festive spirit high.

  1. Good foodFireball 910

Who could forget the good food during holiday dinners?  All types of tasty treats and delectable delights spread out over a large dinner table can put a smile on anyone’s face.  While you’re enjoying all of the tasty treats, you’re festive red lips will stay true because you used COVERGIRL Outlast Longwear Lipstick.

  1. Fresh Air

Yeah, the days are shorter and the air is colder, but that crisp air can make everything feel clean and fresh.   Enjoy the fresh air with snowmen and snowball fights, sleds and sleighs.  Go out and Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Creamenjoy the outdoors and let your skin breath and thrive in drier air, aided by Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream.

  1. Gift Giving

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The Secrets Behind Aging #PGMom

Being a mom can be tough and it’s understandable that not all of us have time to read every (or any) of the latest academic science journals when they’re published.  But there was one article this month that is too important to miss.  Olay’s scientists conducted a study that found out the genetic secrets behind ‘exceptional skin agers,’ and the study was covered in Nature, a world-renowned weekly science journal.

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When it comes to aging, we accept that our skin is going to change.  With time our cheeks develop wrinkles and lose their youthful hues. But we all know some women who don’t seem to age.  They have flawless skin and a youthful glow into their older years.  Olay’s scientists have found that the reason for this ‘exceptional aging’ is genetic.

The scientists found that:

  • Exceptional skin agers are women who stand out from the norm of their age group in terms of their facial skin appearance and biology.
  • Through the study, we discovered a gene expression fingerprint that was unique to these younger than average looking ‘exceptional agers’ – approximately 2,000 genes related to specific biological pathways – which came as a huge surprise to our scientists. We all have those genes in our skin, but in the ‘exceptional skin agers’ they are working harder.
  • Key biochemical pathways were identified as part of an ‘exceptional skin ager’ signature; cellular energy, cell junction and adhesion, skin barrier (moisture barrier), DNA repair and replication, anti-oxidants.
  • Women’s aging is not predetermined by their genetics, but there are five tipping points related to gene expression changes as demonstrated in the MDE study, that occur as we age:
  • Antioxidant response (20s)
  • Skin bioenergy (30s)
  • Cellular senescence (40s)
  • Skin barrier function (50s)
  • Acceleration of all the above (60s)

To learn the secrets to why people age faster than others, and what types of genes are involved, check out the article “Cosmetics: Molecular Beauty” in Nature.

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