7 Amazing Ways To Reduce Sign Of Aging – This topic is probably the most talked about and asked about in terms of skincare. It seems like practically everybody is trying to stop the hands of time. I honestly am of the opinion that getting older is just a natural part of life; it is part of its natural cycle.
However I do have to say that getting older does not mean giving up on the idea of looking good. I am a firm believer that with the right tools tips and tricks and with enough discipline, everyone can age gracefully.
A decent amount of sun exposure is required for every single one of us to be able to retain certain vitamins. However constant sun protection without proper SPF can lead to the premature aging of your skin. Studies have shown that a whopping 90% of signs of aging can be attributed to sun exposure and not even to the body’s natural processes. Tanning booths should be considered as an even bigger enemy as this exposes you to harmful ultraviolet rays. Before going outside, always remember to put on sunscreen and to always reapply after swimming or after sweating profusely such as when you are exercising.
Prevention is still way better than cure. You should start taking care of your skin as early as your twenties. Your 60 year old self will thank you for it as you will most likely not be showing any sign of aging. For example, if you start using SPF in your twenties you will lessen the risk of photoaging or getting any wrinkles or age spots as you get older.
A healthy lifestyle:
We have all probably gone through the phase of binge drinking, social smoking and partying. Smoking for instance increases the free radicals in your body, which in turn can make you, look older. Not only that, this type of lifestyle can also expose you to certain types of illness and disease. Even if you don’t smoke, just being around those who do, or in case of parties, being stuck in a room full of smokers can age skin drastically.
Diet and exercise:
While we are on the subjects of healthy lifestyles, an important aspect to staying young is proper diet and exercise. For your diet, you should stick to food that is rich in antioxidants. An example of this would be fruits and vegetables. Also, consume a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are most commonly found in fish such as salmon and tuna. Also never forget to consume the required intake of water on a daily basis. Regular exercise does not only help you look great, it helps you feel great as well. As we get older we tend to start experiencing joint aches and pains every now and then, the proper exercise can effectively fight that.
Cut down on the sugar:
You read that right. I know it’s so tempting to opt for a soda as opposed to water or to say yes to that piece of cake. But studies by the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have found that there is a direct correlation to a person’s sugar intake to his aging process. The study has found that those with lower blood sugar tend to look younger. The study found that diabetics look older that they actually are. So apparently the fact that you have found a wrinkle cream that works is of no matter if you still consume copious amounts of sugar on a daily basis.
We have all probably heard or even noticed that stress can make you look older. However do we really understand this on a more scientific level? Well first you have to find out what a telomeres is. These are the tips of the DNA. It is comparable to what an aglet is to a shoelace. Now when the telomeres (especially those attached to a skin cell) are damaged this may lead to aging. Studies have shown that being continually exposed to stress tends to weaken the telomeres hence leads to a person looking older. A great way to relieve stress is to start practicing mindfulness and meditation. Allow yourself to slow down at least once in a day, your skin will thank you for it.
Never underestimate the power of a great moisturizer:
We have all probably started using a moisturizer even in our teens. Apparently this is a great way to prevent wrinkles and fine lines you see, the number one enemy of the latter is well-hydrated skin.
Aging can be considered a state of mind. If you don’t resign to the idea of aging and you are in a constant fight to continue to look and feel great, you will never age for even a day.