As we age, our skin loses elasticity and moisture, resulting to lines and wrinkles. While we can’t entirely control the aging process, we can still do something to fight ungraceful skin aging.

One of the best ways to do it is eating vegetables. Vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote glowing and radiant skin. Here are a few vegetables you can use or eat to achieve healthier skin.

Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that are essential in strong cell growth and repair. Aside from eating cucumbers, you can also apply its extract on your face, let it dry, and wash it off with lukewarm water to get younger looking skin. You can also put cucumber slices on your face for skin hydration.

The carrot is another vegetable that adds glow to your skin. They contain cartenoids, an antioxidant that helps to combat free radicals in your skin. Drinking carrot juice is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated. You can also apply carrot extract and pulp on your skin for a radiant effect.

Potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals excellent in cleaning and softening your skin. If you have oily skin, gently rub potatoes on your skin and have the potato starch remain there for 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also use grated potatoes as a solution for dark circles under the eyes.

Leafy Greens
Having healthy skin requires a strong and steady blood flow and green leafy vegetables have the vitamins and minerals that promote optimal blood circulation. They are also rich in Vitamin A which is important for skin elasticity. And their high fiber content helps the body eliminate toxins and possible carcinogens for a healthy and clear skin. Making a green smoothie is an excellent way to unlock all the nutrients of the vegetables that will benefit your skin and body.

Making these veggies a part of your daily diet and/or beauty regimen can contribute to fair and glowing skin. Just always remember to exercise daily and include fruits in your meals for a much healthier skin and stronger body.

Finding the right jeans doesn’t have to be an arduous task. With the right knowledge about your body type and some simple techniques, you’ll surely find the best jeans that will flatter your figure. Here's a simple guide to help you find the right jeans for your body type.

●        Hourglass (Bodies with well defined waist and well-balanced hips and shoulders)

If you have an hourglass body, choose jeans that have a wide-legs or a trouser cut with a mid-rise or flat front. A straight cut jeans is also a good option. These type of jeans will help you look slim while showing off your curves. Avoid baggy or tight jeans as it can make you look shapeless or unflattering.

●        Petite (Bodies with leaner and smaller figure)

If you’re slim or petite, a pair of skinny or slim-cut jeans is the best choice as it adds a sleek appearance. It is also a good option for short women, as it adds height to the body. This type of jeans is best worn with a pair of high heels and a casual top. Avoid wearing cuffed style jeans because it can make you look shorter.

●        Pear-Shaped (Bodies with smaller top than on bottom)

For pear-shaped women, a flared or boot cut with a low-rise is the best option. This type of jeans gives your body a straight look while keeping your hips slim. You can also choose jeans with larger pockets at the back to make your butt look a bit smaller. Just try to avoid high rise jeans as it makes you look chubby and larger.

●        Boy-Shaped (Bodies that look straight with undefined waist and narrower hips)

For a boy-shaped body, try mid-rise flared jeans to create some curve to your figure. You can also opt for bright skinnies to accentuate your natural silhouette. To add more volume and shape, you can wear tapered or flared jeans. Avoid baggy jeans at all cost because they can make you look masculine.

●        Plus-Sized (Bodies with a lot of weight around the tummy)

The best jeans for plus-sized women are straight-legged or bootcut in a darker rinse. These jeans create a slimmer look. You can also choose jeans with diagonal or slash pockets to minimize your hip area. Avoid tapered-cuts, skinny, and cargo pants because they can give you a much fuller figure.

Finding the right jeans for your figure will make you look fabulous and dashing. Just follow these tips today and wear your best jeans with confidence.

Dad is leaving the country soon for a business trip so I’m now in a hurry to find the ideal gift to give him this Father’s Day. I am thinking of something he can bring on his trip - something that he can always use.

I found a deal on LivingSocial that is perfect for my dad. This deal from features two personalized 11-ounce photo mugs for only $14, giving me $17 in savings. However, this deal exceeds my budget.

With this in mind, I still need to look for a more affordable deal from my other favorite deal sites like Waka Network and Groupon. As comparison shopping is the best way to save more money, they may have more inexpensive deals that I can use for my father’s gift.