From the moment you are born, there is one guarantee… you will start to age, day by day, year by year. This is a process that can’t be stopped, but the good news is that there are ways to slow down the signs of physical or mental aging, if that interests you.
Millions of people who have gray hair dye it to make them look younger. Some times people wear wigs or toupees. And the reason for this is very simple: most people want to look as young and healthy as possible.
Millions of women (and even some men) have facials, in order to reduce the number of wrinkles on their faces and clear out the dead skin cells. There are lots of different facials; some are natural, others medicinal, but all strive to help maintain that youthful look. Chemicals can be used for this, or you can use natural ingredients such as cucumber. This is especially good for your eyes. As you age, the elastin and collagen in your skin begins to break down due to the depletion of growth factors.
It is essential that you exercise regularly for many reasons. By doing this, you will increase the blood flow and oxygen to your body, which promotes healthy skin and helps to flush out free radicals and waste products from your body. You don’t need to exercise for hours every day, but as long as exercise regularly, you’ll make a difference. Also, make sure you stay hydrated. This will keep your skin healthy and cleanse your insides.
You need antioxidants to help guard against the creation of free radicals that can harm your skin. Antioxidants also help make your skin firm, decrease the number of wrinkles, protect against the harming effects of the sun and guard against inflammation.
As women age, they should use less makeup to avoid drying out the skin. The explanation for this is quite simple: makeup collects in wrinkles, and this accentuates them. And because often times the face loses some of its moisture, heavy foundation can looks worse.
Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about the aging process, as he can suggest ways to help you. There may be medicinal options and/or vitamins and minerals that you can take to help slow down the effects of aging. You may decide to have laser treatment, in order to get rid of age spots and reduce the number of pores in your skin.
Your doctor will also talk to you about your diet, because certain foods contain essential elements that can help you look younger than your actual age. For example, Vitamins A and C and protein are essential in the creation of keratin, which strengthens your nails and hair. Zinc is vital for the skin’s oil production and also helps control the hormones that create acne.
If you are a smoker and/or a drinker, you are only adding years to your age unnecessarily. If you are serious about looking and feeling as young as possible, don’t smoke or drink.
How well you care for your body is your choice, of course. But if you want to fight the signs of aging, then follow these steps and you will definitely be on your way.