We can’t stop the aging process but there are steps that we can take to help slow it down. This article will give you some tips that can help you to have younger looking skin for as long as possible.
Tip No.1 – Protect Your Skin from the Sun
One big factor in the onset of wrinkles is sun exposure and those who have exposed their skin to sun over the years without using sunscreen will find that they are likely to have more wrinkles than those people who have protected their skin from the sun.
Even during the years when fine lines start to appear it is still important to keep protecting your skin from the sun, so always choose a skin care product that includes sun protection.
If you are young and aren’t really worried about wrinkles yet, remember that this is the time to take preventative measures against wrinkles. The earlier you start caring for your skin and protecting it from the sun, the fewer lines your skin will have as you age.
Tip No.2 – Drink Lots of Water
Wrinkles aren’t the only problem that occurs to skin with aging, another problem is dry, saggy skin. One big factor that can cause dry, saggy skin is dehydration.
The recommended daily intake of water is six to eight glasses a day and it is important for your general health as well as the health of your skin that you drink this much each day.
Water also helps to cleanse your body and rid it of toxins which will help keep your body and your skin healthy.
You will be amazed at how much tighter, smoother and softer your skin will be when you are drinking an adequate amount of water each day.
Tip No.3 – Eat a Healthy Diet
There are many bad foods and beverages that are not all that healthy for us and certainly not healthy for our skin. To have healthy skin it is best to avoid, or keep to a minimum, food that is high in sugar and also keep to a minimum high carbohydrate food, such as pasta and bread.
It is also best to avoid alcohol and high caffeine drinks or at least keep them to a minimum as these can also contribute to the aging process.
Try to eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, protein and essential fatty acids as these can all help to keep you healthy on the inside and on the outside.
Tip No.4 – Quit Smoking
Smoking has terrible effects on both the body and the skin. People who have smoked for many years will tend to have very old, haggard looking skin and this can often be the telltale sign that someone is a smoker. So if you want to avoid old, haggard looking skin then give up smoking and try to live a healthier lifestyle.
So although we can’t avoid aging, we can take steps to reduce the effects of aging. A good diet, lots of water, good skin care products and avoidance of alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes, will go a long way to keep your beauty even as you age.