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Ways to Delay signs of Ageing

01 June 2014, 16:12
Birthdays must be celebrated whether you're turning 16 or 60.  If you're worried about wrinkles and sagging skin, those are just some of the tell-tale signs of ageing and it's natural to have them but, that does not excuse you from growing them too soon.

Ageing is inevitable.  No matter what you do, you'll soon find grey hair and fine lines creeping in.  Rather than simply focusing on finding out the best products and treatments available to reverse ageing, make better use of your time and effort finding ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.  You've done it before right?  You can do it again, only this time, you're going to stick to it for life!

Ways to delay aging

Eat right: Healthy skin starts with healthy eating.  Believe it, there's so much wisdom to learn in the cliché, "You are what you eat!"  Before dunking any food into your mouth, repeat this line to yourself several times.  If you're eating junk, your body will become deprived of essential nutrients required to fuel body systems and keep them functioning optimally, and that includes keeping your skin moist and young-looking.

Load up on natural, freshly-prepared, and freshly-cooked foods.  Deliberately stay away from processed foods.  You'll get most of your dietary requirements for nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements from consuming mostly leafy greens.  Boost skin healthy by incorporating nuts, fresh citrus fruits, and Omega-3-rich fatty fish.  The idea is to keep your diet as naturally sourced.  Put more color on your plate to make sure your diet consists of as wide a variety of nutrients as possible.

Wear Sunscreen: The Perfect Anti-Aging Cream.  The sun is your skin's worst enemy.  Rather than fixing skin problems caused by sun damage later on, take extra care of your skin now.  Religiously apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least sun protection factor (SPF) 30, and re-apply constantly throughout the day.  Other things you can do to keep the sun's harmful UV rays away from your skin is to wear a broad-brimmed hat, extra-long clothing, wearing sunglasses also to avoid squinting, and considering a darker tint for your car.

Stay Hydrated: Water is the Fountain of Youth.  Water is a major component of our body and plays a highly important role in transporting nutrients needed to gas up various body processes.  Helping yourself to plenty of water throughout the day keeps the body well-hydrated, helps flush out toxins from the body, aids in the keeping blood and oxygen circulation healthy.

Junk soda from your diet.  Other than adding about 150 useless calories per glass to your body, soda contains high concentrations of sugar that disrupt skin's ability to repair and rejuvenate.  Most sodas also contain caffeine which causes the body to lose water, leaving skin dry, lifeless, and more prone to damage.

Drink Less: Alcohol Ages You.  Alcohol, when taken in moderation, can help keep skin healthy, particularly by improving circulation.  Red wine, most notably, contains resveratrol that helps lower blood cholesterol levels.

Too much and too frequent alcohol consumption, however, drains water and moisture from your body, leaving skin dry and more prone to wrinkling.

Don't Smoke: Tobacco Tarnishes Your Skin.  If you are a smoker, this is probably the first recommendation you should take seriously.  Tobacco smoke contains thousands of harmful, toxic chemicals which the skin assimilates both externally and internally, making smoking several times harmful to your skin more than anything else.

Exercise regularly.  No matter what age you're in, you will always benefit from regular workouts.  Pump up your heart and let blood rush throughout your body.  Include a combination of cardiovascular and strength training exercises in your weekly workout routine.  A body that gets positive stress from exercising stays fit and in shape.  Exercise keeps skin and muscles tight, thus protects you from developing sagging skin, bulges, and unsightly cellulite.

Verdict

Love your skin by taking better care of your body today.  The earlier you start living a healthier lifestyle, the longer lead time you get to fight signs of aging and always stay ten years younger than your real age!

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