How does anti-aging work? Is it a one-time thing? Or is it for life? What do I need to do to adapt this lifestyle?
These are some of the questions burning in our minds. Here we have tried to answer some of these questions.
WHAT IS SKIN AGING?
Aging is a natural process. Our skins age gracefully with time. There are various factors that affect our skins. Some of these factors, we can influence. Others, not so much.
The one factor that we can do nothing about is nature. It IS going to take its toll. As we grow older, our skin produces less and less collagen and that in turn leads to less elasticity. Hence, the visible lines on our faces. Losing the youthful radiance is only natural. The skin starts getting drier and drier and thinner with time.
But thankfully, there are some factors that affect our skin that we can control. These include our lifestyle choices and our environments. By using some pre-emptive measures, we can halt or reduce the effects of these factors and slow the aging process.
This is how you can achieve a zen lifestyle for your skin:
GET OUT OF THE SUN
Whether its work, or study or some other activity. We spend a lot of time outdoors. A major factor in our skin’s aging is the UV rays from the sun. Make sure that you don’t spend more time in the sun than is needed. If you want a tan, make sure it’s a 20 minute session and not more than that.
Even if you don’t tan, there is a lot of time that you have to spend outside. No matter what you’re up to, protecting yourself form the sun is very important. There are a number of ways to do that. Look for shade whenever you can, use wide-brimmed hats, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, preferably SPF 30 or higher. Look for beauty products online to search for the best one.
KEEP AWAY FROM TANNING SALONS
It’s the same as the point above. It doesn’t matter if it’s the sun or some salon. The harmful UV rays are going to get you. That is some doctors believe, the best and quickest way of skin-aging. Use a self-tanner if you have to.
Whether you want unblemished, fresh, smooth skin or not. If you smoke, stop. Apart from the radical, unbearable effects of smoking, it also substantially accelerates the aging process. Your skin will get a permanent dull, yellowish, sallow complexion in addition to wrinkles.
Various studies propose that eating a healthy diet that contains fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce the aging process. These studies also suggest that a sugar based diet laced with carbohydrates can quicken the process.
SAY NO TO ALCOHOL
Again, it’s a no brainer. Alcohol has disastrous effects on the skin.
START A WORKOUT ROUTINE
Exercise improves blood circulation and helps the immune system. Research suggest that keeping a regular workout routine may help keep the skin young and nourished.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Make sure that you keep your skin clean. Use skin care products that gently remove the pollutants, makeup and any other debris that has collected on your skin. Do not scrub. It can cause irritation. Irritation quickens the aging process.
Try to use facial products that complement your skin.