Learn 6 tips on defying the signs of aging
There is no way in going back into time and Facebook doesn’t make it all better by showing us how we looked 10 years back (minus the fashion).
Women have tough luck when it comes to aging. Men, on the other hand, has been known to age gracefully. Sounds rather unfair but that’s how the universe works.
There is one way we could go, that is, forward, and look into the things we’re putting into our body, the routines and regimes we have for our mental and physical health. Jump on board as we bring you through 6 efficient ways to delay the signs of aging!
1. Slather On Those Anti-Aging Creams
We want rich-enough products that can combat the signs of aging but yet, one most suited to our skin type and age. An anti-aging meant for someone in the late 20s may not be as suitable for someone in her 60s because of the densely packed goodness in that jar, vice versa. Apply a product which does not sit well with your skin may cause breakouts or worse, unwanted milia seeds around the eye region that would cost you a few hundreds to remove – depending on the quantity of it. Also, read labels and product ingredients to know what you are putting on your face.
2. Drink Plenty Of Fluids
We can never emphasize how water plays an important part in keeping our body and health in check. Primarily, our bodies are made up of around 70% water and drinking adequate water keeps our body functioning. Drinking water keeps our skin hydrated, and everyone knows that an important way to keep aging at bay is to have hydrated skin.
However, that doesn’t mean you should just down 1 liter of water daily mindlessly. The recommended intake is 8 cups, yes, but the key point is doing what is necessary to keep the moisture in the cells. Just plain drinking water is only going to warrant you several frequent trips to the restroom and too much water intake can potentially result in a loss of vitamins and minerals as they get flushed out as the body voids excess fluids. Keeping our body with the right cell-regenerating elements such as vitamin A, alpha lipoic acid, oleic acid, polyphenols, folic acid
3. Schedule in Exercise
A study has been conducted with a group of aged adults who have exercised on schedule and younger adults who do not exercise regularly, and
Another study that has backed that up shows that “Endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer”So get up on your feet and put on your fitbit, here we go!
4. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
Sunscreen is your first barrier of defense against premature aging from the sun, they do so by filtering out harmful ultraviolet radiation. There are two types of rays, UVA (deeply penetrating) and UVB (surface burning).
With the ability to prevent cancerous skin damage, slapping on your sunscreen actually also protects you from photoaging where you get the wrinkling, so-called liver spots, and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to UV Rays. For optimum coverage, get a broad spectrum sunscreen (that will cover both UVA and UVB) that is at least SPF30 and free of oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate (a type of vitamin A).
5. Give Your Face The Clean Up It Deserves
From the entire day out, our skin is exposed to pollutants and that actually triggers free radicals that break down collagen in our skin. Free radicals cling on to makeup, thus, it is utmost important to always remove your makeup fully after the end of a day to prevent clogged pores and wrinkles from forming.
Remember to use a gentle foaming facial wash that is free from sulfates, alcohol, and synthetic fragrances as these will dry out your skin. When your skin is way too dry, it encourages the appearance of wrinkles. Another thing to note is, you should never pull and tug at the skin around your eyes when you remove your eye makeup as by doing so, you break the delicate blood vessels around the eyes, tear the sensitive skin around it and welcome on board bout of wrinkles.
6. Load Up On Your Antioxidants
Aside from using skincare with antioxidants, you can do so naturally by consuming superfoods such as:
a. Kale – High in potassium, Kale keeps skin cells hydrated and firm. Rich in antioxidant vitamin K, this superfood helps with blood clotting and scars, and circles under the eyes.
b. Watermelon – Watermelon contains about 92% water, which helps to keep the skin hydrated. Packed with lycopene, this hydrating fruit can help protect your skin from aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
c. Pomegranates – Contains a rich source of Vitamin C that is essential for fighting free radicals and promoting a healthy skin tone.
d. Blueberries – Aside to vitamins A and C, Blueberries is rich in an age-defying antioxidant called anthocyanin which can help to protect skin from damage due to the sun, stress, and pollution.
e. Avocado – Known for their good natural fats, Avocados shed dead skin cells with its Vitamin A and the carotenoid content block toxins and damage from the UV rays and also help to protect against skin cancers.
A diet rich in antioxidant foods can possibly slow down the process of aging and wrinkles by limiting your exposure to unnecessary free radicals. They can also quench thirst and load your body up with good nutrients and minerals for a healthier you!