Our skin often shows signs of aging before any other body part. When you look in the mirror, you may be able to spot lines and creases or notice furrows or folds when you smile, frown or raise your eyebrows. Aging is inevitable, but there are ways to turn back the hands of time and recapture your youth. If you’re keen to give your complexion a boost, here are some steps to take.
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most crucial skin care commandments. Although it’s wonderful to feel the warm glow of the sun’s rays on your skin on a summer’s day, there is a risk of damaging the skin cells. Exposure to harmful UV rays can accelerate the aging process and increase the risk of sunburn and skin cancer. When you’re out and about on a bright day, always ensure you wear sun lotion. Ideally, you should apply sun cream whenever the sun is out, even if it’s not particularly hot. Avoid the midday sun and use a high factor lotion if you have fair skin and you burn easily.
Diet and hydration
We tend to think about losing weight and boosting immunity when we think about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet, but eating well can also work wonders for your skin. Many foods contain nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are beneficial for the skin, including nuts, fruit and vegetables, oily fish, seeds and eggs. As well as adopting a healthy eating plan, it’s also essential to stay hydrated. If you don’t drink enough, your skin will become dry and brittle. Aim to consume at least 2 liters of water per day, and increase your intake if you’re exercising or it’s hot outside.
If you took a second to do an online search for anti-aging remedies and treatments, you’d be greeted with pages and pages of results, links and adverts. There are various therapies available, including lotions, creams and serums, non-invasive treatments like skin peels and light therapy and procedures like those shown in plastic surgery videos. There are pros and cons to all anti-aging treatments and some produce more dramatic results than others. If you are looking into invasive treatments, it’s critical to research in advance and to find a reputable clinic with an excellent rating.
Exercise improves fitness, endurance, stamina, and strength, but it can also revive and rejuvenate your skin. When you work out on a regular basis, your circulation improves, and this increases oxygen supply to the skin cells, providing them with vital nutrients. Health experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. This can include anything from jogging, cycling and Pilates to climbing, aerobics sessions, swimming, golf and walking the dog. Don’t forget your glamorous gold exercise clothes!
Most of us long for youthful, clear, radiant skin. Aging usually takes its toll on our skin before any other body part, but there are ways to protect your skin and slow down the aging process. Always wear sunscreen, eat well, stay hydrated, exercise and take time to explore and research anti-aging treatments and remedies.