PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Jazz Pollard
 
Comments: 15
Article views: 855
 
 
 

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!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
15 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Heiné de Waal
How well do you dress?

Next time when you get dressed, think about HOW you DRESS. It could change your life. Read more...

12 comments 931 views
Submitted by
THE SHEPHERD
ISLAM CATHOLIC CONNECTION 3

 Read more...

6 comments 219 views
Submitted by
Bernard Matthews Bisse
School kids protesting and lootin...

A large group of school kids came marching vandalizing and looting the street vendor's stock. Read more...

57 comments 4195 views
Kids loot Jhb CBD

School children shake JHB CBD on quest for better education. Read more...

24 comments 2235 views
Submitted by
Brolloks En Bittergal
The war crimes in Gaza

Israel’s conduct is morally and lawfully indefensible. I especially believe that this current Israeli regime is a law onto itself - a runaway train. They should be hauled before a war crimes tribunal. Read more...

50 comments 917 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.