Stay younger longer with these additional anti-aging tips:
In a fast-paced world, it's easy to neglect the basics. But you don't need to spend hours a day devoted to your beauty regimen to see results. Follow these quick tips to stay younger longer.
Your body consists of approximately 60 percent water. That water is used by all of the tissues and cells in your body, including your skin. Stay hydrated to help better absorb nutrients and expel wastes. Your skin will maintain a youthful glow even as you age.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially those containing carotenoids found in carrots, vitamin C found in dark leafy greens and lycopene found in red foods like tomatoes, has been shown to curb the aging effects of carcinogens. Healthy fats like those found in flax contain essential fatty acids, the building blocks for cells.
Mind the Sun
Exposure to sunlight causes our bodies to make vitamin D, a necessary ingredient for a healthy life. However, the same UV rays responsible for vitamin D production also cause a disruption of DNA bonding in your cells. A tan is the result, and while it looks healthy, it is the result of cellular trauma.
Take a vitamin D supplement, apply sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays, especially in summer.
Moisturizers work in two ways: either by attracting or by trapping moisture.
Moisture-attracting products contain special molecular bonds that are constantly in search for water to complete their family.
Moisture-trapping products create a barrier on top of the skin to keep water from escaping in the first place. Chapstick is an example of occlusive moisture-trapping product.
No matter which you choose, it's important to incorporate these into your daily routine to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
Moisturizers ensure, well, moisture. A serum, on the other hand, is designed to deliver powerful ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants and skin-firming ingredients in high concentrations to rejuvenate, nourish, restore and balance. Serums consist of small particles that can penetrate skin more deeply than a lotion, and may or may not include a moisturizing ingredient.
Smoking affects every tissue in your body, from your heart and brain to your skin. Aside from its obvious health risks, smoking also causes skin discoloration, excessive wrinkling and collagen damage.
Exercise has an untold number of benefits, improving the way you look as well as the way you feel. When you exercise, you increase blood flow to your skin's surface, feeding it with vital nutrients at a powerful rate. Additionally, exercise boosts your body's production in certain hormones and proteins responsible for that youthful glow. These include collagen and human growth hormone.