If you want to prevent your skin from looking aged, it matters how you protect your skin, how you nourish every part from head to toe, and the things that you ingest into your body. Though it is always easier to prevent damage before it is done, it’s never too late to start taking actions to hinder further aging of your skin. Follow these 4 tactics and begin to see the difference it makes for your complexion.
- Always Wear Sunscreen
Baz Luhrmann sure had good advice in his late 90’s pop song when he instructed us all to “Wear Sunscreen.” UV rays break down the elastin fibers in your skin which causes it to sag and lose its ability to bounce back into shape after being stretched which means keeping as many UV rays off your face and neck are essential to combating the signs of aging.
Using the correct SPF is important, but most people don’t realize that rubbing in their sunscreen until no longer visible is making it more ineffective. Slather on a thick, rich coat of sunscreen to all your exposed areas and don’t rub it in too much. This will create a strong barrier against damaging rays.
- Treat Aging Symptoms at the Cellular Level
There are thousands of products on the market boasting results such as firming, smoothing, and clearing up your complexion. Invest in products that physiologically make your skin healthier, instead of making it superficially “look” better.
You can even treat your skin on a cellular level with new anti-aging products that seek to repair damage rather than enhance. RENU 28, created by ASEA scientists, utilizes redox signaling molecules in a gel that is hypoallergenic and paraben-free, which can be used all over your body to gently improve the health of your skin by adding smoothness, evening texture, and increasing moisture. Applying RENU 28 daily increases your skin’s ability to regenerate new, healthy skin cells.
- Watch What You Put in Your Mouth
The health of your skin actually has a lot to do with the things you ingest into your body.
- Eat foods rich in nutrients that will nourish your body and increase energy and stamina.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight will make you age quicker.
- Stay away from sugar. Eating sugar increases insulin levels in your body and produces inflammation. This inflammation breaks down the collagen and elastin that fights against wrinkles and sagging.
- Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is essential to battle the signs of aging on your skin.
- Avoid tobacco products which will age you quickly and potentially lead to illness or disease.
- Limit alcohol intake. Drinking too much can age your organs prematurely and seep through your inflamed pores.
- Get Enough Fresh-Faced Sleep
Consistent sleep is important for your body to regenerate and your cells to replenish which means lack of sleep can make you look much older. Sleep deprivation can be caused by too little exercise, so setting aside 30 minutes every day to be active can help you sleep better at night. Stress can also prevent a good night’s sleep which will contribute to your skin looking aged, so learn to deal with stress in a constructive manner.
Another bad habit related to bedtime that can cause damage to your skin is sleeping with your makeup on. Always remove makeup and cleanse your face before hitting that pillow. Even if you don’t wear makeup, toxins build up and invade your pores during the day which can cause issues for your complexion. Make it easier on yourself and keep makeup remover cleansing towelettes on your bedside table to conveniently remove debris before going to sleep.
If you want to prevent further aging and minimize any current signs of aging on your skin, begin to take action immediately. Lather on that sunscreen, invest in some healthy treatment creams or gels, drop that cigarette, and turn off that phone at night for some uninterrupted sleep. A healthy inside reflects a healthy outside.
4 Tactics to Battle the Signs of Aging. (2016, November 19). Retrieved November 23, 2016, from http://goodhealthdoctor.com/4-tactics-to-battle-the-signs-of-aging/