Reversing the process of ageing is a dream that people have dreamed of since the dawn of time. Sure, every person must perish, but, seeing visible marks of this irreversible process on one’s largest organ (their skin) may just be too much.
What’s on your skin is there on a display, which means that you’re not the only one who will notice this. In other words, aside from not looking that great, this can also make a mark on your self-confidence. In such a situation, you’re in desperate need of an anti-age elixir.
While some argue that there’s no such thing, the reality is that with some changes to your lifestyle, you can get a similar effect. Seeing as how the reward is indeed great, this is more than worth giving a try.
The first thing you can do in order to keep your skin looking younger is to start exercising. The way in which this works is fairly simple. Exercise helps your skin better absorb nutrients and strongly oxygenates it. Another benefit for your skin comes from the fact that exercise greatly boosts collagen production. This may not seem like that big of a deal at the moment, yet, in the future, it could turn out to be a huge deal. It also massively boosts your appearance by improving your posture and helping you fight stress (which results in fewer grey hairs).
The next thing worth noting is the fact that a healthy diet has a massive impact on the health of your skin. First of all, in order to stay healthy, your nutrition needs healthy fats. The best source of this is fatty fish, avocados and walnuts, as well as sunflower seeds, almonds and peanuts. Tomatoes are also great, due to the fact that they’re a natural antioxidant. Aside from this, you need foods with a lot of fibre, so going for bell peppers (either red or yellow) and broccoli may be of great help.
Consider cosmetic surgery
Keep in mind that there are parts of your body where you can do nothing to reverse the process of ageing. Having a single problematic area may be more than enough for you to get demoralised, which means that you might end up giving up on your efforts to rejuvenate your skin and keep it young-looking.
Therefore, you shouldn’t shun the idea of looking toward cosmetic surgery for help. We’re not just talking about facelifts or PRP vampire facelifts but some work on other areas of your skin as well. For instance, the fact that your breasts are starting to sag might make you uncomfortable wearing deep cleavage, even though this might be something you’ve done your entire life. In this day and age, breast lift and implants procedure are standard and efficient. Why not take advantage of this?
This is something that a lot of people are really passionate about, while others tend to completely overlook. First of all, the hot water that your body comes in contact with while showering may damage your skin and using a moisturiser helps keep it healthy. Now, while this is something that applies to the entirety of your skin surface, moisturising is particularly important when it comes to your face. Ignoring this may have some pretty negative effects, like you developing more wrinkles or existing ones getting worse. The most common side effect, nonetheless is the flaking of the skin, especially in the colder weather.
Skin is an organ and, as such, it requires hydration in order to perform admirably. By hydrating, you’ll improve the appearance of your skin, seeing as how dehydration leads to dry and flaky skin. Hydration also get rids off your skin of toxins and helps fight acne. When your skin is dehydrated, it’ll automatically start producing more oil and oily skin, although not necessarily unhealthy, is quite unaesthetic.
Well-hydrated skin is also less likely to develop an acne-related problem. Fortunately, all of this can be avoided with the help of hydration. The most important thing about hydration, however, lies in the fact that you need to stick to healthy drinks. Clean and fresh water is your safest bet, yet, natural juices may also be quite good. Teas are also a good idea, while alcohol and soft drinks are to be avoided at all costs.
Protect your skin
You need to understand that the exposure of your skin to the sun’s radiation, cold weather, wind and similar harmful atmospheric occurrences may permanently damage it or make it more susceptible to damage. Pollution is yet another potential problem, yet, it’s something that might not be as easy to fight against.
You also need to use sunscreen every single day, even if it’s cloudy outside. Accessorise, use a hat that creates shade, sunglasses and similar clothing items. Also, during the blazing sun, it’s better if you were not to leave the house, so plan your schedule accordingly, if possible in any way. As for the wind, lip balm and thick products are your safest choice.
The bottom line
As you can see, even if the situation may have seemed grim at first, there’s always something you can do. The best part is the fact that your entire health benefits from these actions. For instance, hydrating, exercising, eating properly and staying away from UV radiation are good tips, in general, not just for those who aim to keep their skin much younger-looking. In other words, it’s a clear and undeniable win-win scenario that you can’t afford to ignore for much longer.
Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and well-being.
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