It happens to us all: aging. Our skins wrinkle. Our body parts sag. Our hair turns gray and falls. The body deteriorates. Some of us embrace the changes and encourage others to do the same. Then, there are those who know better.
Yes, growing older is a natural part of life – it’s inevitable. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t delay the effects of aging. In fact, there’s a lot that can be done to keep you young and beautiful. You could even shave a few decades off your appearance.
In this post, we show you how to hold onto your youth and good looks by revealing some of our anti-aging secrets. You will learn how to care for your skin effectively and discover how to look and feel your best as you age. Sound good? Ok…
Grow Old Gracefully – Why?
People are always talking about aging gracefully. Forget what you’ve heard. You should fight it with every fiber of your being! You only live once.
SKIN CARE TIPS AND ANTI-AGING SECRETS
The common signs of aging are almost always most noticeable on the skin. The skin loses elasticity as we grow older, and wrinkles start to appear as the collagen responsible for keeping it pliable and elastic deteriorates.
Collagen supplements is one solution. These usually come as a pill or liquid, and they are sometimes also packaged with supplements like glucosamine.
Speaking of collagen, this is something that the body produces naturally – but only if you are getting enough vitamin C in your diet. To ensure that you do, eat foods like berries, citrus fruits, guavas, broccoli, and peppers.
You might even want to think about taking a supplement. Proline (L-proline) also helps with collagen production. It’s an amino acid that can be found in foods like milk, cheese, beef, and cabbage.
Products that dry out the skin, such as acne-medicated pads and tough cleansers, should generally be avoided. Dry skin is more susceptible to wrinkles. Opt for a cream with retinoids, antioxidants, peptides, and alpha hydroxy acids.
For soft and supple skin, be sure to moisturize every day of the week. The moisturizer should be applied once you have washed your face, but be sure to pat the skin dry rather than rub it. Ideally, when applying the moisturizer (by a quality brand), your face should be dampish (just slightly) to lock in the moisture.
Go Easy on the Heat
Heat dries. When washing your face, you do not want to dry out your skin, so avoid using piping-hot water. Instead, let the water be about human body temperature, which is approximately 98.6 °F (37.0 °C). If you are a person that prefers hot showers, try to keep the water out of your face as much as possible when showering.
Avoid the Cold
Cold air and wind can really dry out and damage the skin, so avoiding cold weather is a very good idea. If you are someone who is always on the move or spends a lot of time outdoors, be sure to moisturize before you go out each time. Also, if it is very cold in your home and the air is dry, invest in a humidifier to moisten the air.
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