As we age, there are many things we can incorporate into our daily routine to help fight the clock. Below are a few tips that will help you feel young and look your absolute best:
Sun damage is a major source of wrinkles. Both UVA and UVB radiation cause wrinkles by breaking down collagen in the skin. The proper use of sunscreen to block both types of radiation is an important tool in preventing wrinkles, long-term skin damage and skin cancer.
Keeping your body well hydrated can also be good for your skin. Water keeps the skin moisturized from the inside out, which gives it a fuller appearance. When your skin is dry, wrinkles become more noticeable.
Smoking leads to biochemical changes in the body that cause premature aging in the skin. Leathery skin and deep wrinkling of the skin are more likely in people who are regular smokers.
Use Olive Oil and Gentle Lotions
Natural olive oil can help your skin stay soft and maintain elasticity. At night, massage a few drops of oil into your face and rinse gently. You can also massage a gentle lotion onto problem areas like under your eyes or on your neck. In the morning, your skin will feel softer and look healthier.
Consume More Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins A and D, which will help to plump your skin and keep it healthy. Foods that are high in vitamins C and E, as well as soy and green tea, are also beneficial to your skin.
Get Enough Sleep
While we’re sleeping, our bodies produce HGH (human growth hormone), which induces growth and cell reproduction essential for healthy skin. As we age, we produce less HGH, and our levels are more heavily influenced by how much sleep we get. Getting adequate sleep keeps your levels of HGH up, allowing your skin to repair itself effectively while you sleep.
Don’t Sleep on Your Side
As you age, the collagen in your face loses its support and strength. When you sleep on your side, the skin on your face gets pushed up against the pillow. When you wake up, it will take longer in the morning for it to spring back than it did when you were younger.