We all would love to find that miracle fountain of youth that myths and fairy tales are made of. Every year there are new studies that promise that this particular anti-aging cream is going to be the promise to every lasting youthfulness, or this improved medical treatment. Yet no one has seemed to be able to find that magical cure. So in the meantime we can invest in expensive and painful medical procedures, that take time to heal and are a commitment many people are not ready to make, or we as women, with options like anti-aging skin care, can take our anti-aging into our own hands, and use these essential secrets to capture our youth, prevent wrinkles and eliminate other premature signs of aging.
1. Stay Out Of The Sun
The number one environmental factor in premature signs of aging in young women is due to the harmful skin damaging effects of UV rays. UVA and UVB rays contribute to about 90% of the visible signs of skin aging in women. These harmful rays break down elastin fibers in the tissue underneath the skin that keeps the dermis strong and tight. When these elastic fibers break down the results are saggy and dull skin. Over time, the over exposure to sun can cause a wide array of premature signs of aging such as dryness, sun spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. In order to combat this, apply a hydrating sunscreen every day, more often with prolonged sun exposure. For your face, be sure to find a sunscreen that is specialized for the delicate skin on your face, even a sunscreen that is formulated for anti-aging skin. Always make sure it is a broad spectrum of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
2. Maintain A Healthy Skin Care Regimen
The younger that women choose to nurture and care for their skin, the longer they will be able to preserve the natural youthfulness of the look of their skin. One of the top secrets of women who seem to defy age is to adapt a healthy skin care regimen at an early age. Whatever time you are at now in your life, start adding skin care products with beneficial anti-aging properties. As the skin ages it loses natural collagen and elastin due to free radicals, among other issues. We can protect our skin from these harmful environmental effects as well as slow down the biological process by giving our skin a boost in the support of regenerating and rejuvenating cells. Find a cleanser, toner and moisturizer with antioxidants, peptides and collagen filling properties like Retinol to keep your skin looking smooth and young. You can find these in most anti-aging creams and serums.
3. Eat A Nutrient Dense Diet
Your body is fueled by what you feed it. If you feed your body junk and processed foods, your cells are not going to be able to regenerate and function at the most optimal level. Feeding your body a plant based diet that is vibrant in vitamins and nutrients will give you the well balanced necessities to live in your best physical condition. Vegetables rich in fatty acids, omega’s and Vitamins A,C and E are essential for your cells to continue to rebuild and repair themselves and keep your skin looking vibrant.
4. Boost Your Skin With Nutritional Supplements
Sometime we need to fill in the gaps of what our body can’t really do. Supplements are a great way to get that extra boost of support to your bodies natural functions and skin care is right up there. Probiotics are great for gut health, which is the main center for overall health and wellness. Many supplement providers have a anti-aging packet which can contain all of the essential vitamins and nutrients to help keep your skin and the rest of your body looking and feeling young.
5. Drink Plenty Of Water
Dehydration causes the cells in your body to constrict and can make your skin look dull, lifeless and dry. You need to stay hydrated in order for your body and your skin cells to continue to work at optimal level. If you struggle to drink the recommended daily amount of water a day, use some tricks to help keep up your intake. Buy a nice reusable water bottle and take it with you wherever you go. Set alarms throughout the day for you to drink a glass or two, and always drink a full glass of water before every meal.
6. Focus On Your Physical Activity
Continuing to sweat it out as you age is truly important for so many aspects of your health. But women who look way younger than their age will tell you that not only does constituent physical activity help to keep you in shape and maintain a healthy weight, but it also does wonders for you skin. The extra oxygen and blood flow to your skin cells stimulates collagen growth. Weight training increases the strength of your muscles and keeps your dermis, or lower skin layer firm and tight. All of these can lead to a more youthful appearance.
7. Avoid Smoking
Not only is smoking one of the leading causes of severe health issues in both men and women, but smoking wreaks havoc on your system and does major damage to your appearance. The toxins in cigarettes get into your blood stream and your oxygen levels, poisoning your body and killing off healthy cells. Smoking creates fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, dull saggy skin, and yellowed decaying teeth. If you are a smoker, the best time to quit is now and do your best to try and reverse any of the damage already done by working out a healthy skin care routine.
8. Limit Alcohol And Caffeine Consumption
We all love a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine with dinner. But I don’t think many people understand that going above the daily recommended amount of alcohol and caffeine consumption can have some serious consequences to your health and beauty. Both are dehydrating substances, that can suck the moisture out of skin and leave it looking anything but vibrant. They also put your bodies systems into a form of shock or overdrive, not allowing them to work properly and rejuvenate or repair dead skin cells. Try limiting the drinks to once a week and swap to tea to see instant results.
9. Anti-Aging Supplements
Instead of doing a whole overhaul of your appearance with an invasive surgery, look into small and mild procedures that can help with the upkeep of your skin as you get older. Facials that feature microdermabrasion, or chemical peels can be a healthy way to give your skin a little extra love. And if you have some stubborn wrinkles or fine lines, Botox injections or fillers have become a common practice with aging women in maintaining their appearance.
10. Consider An Aesthetic Procedure
Plastic surgery has come a long way from robot looking face lifts, and hard-as-rocks breast implants. Plastic surgeons are well versed in giving the most natural and uncomplicated medical procedures in order to give you the desired results you are looking for. Many aging women who have tried anti-aging creams and products, want a little boost with their stubborn neck rolls and might find a small surgical procedure just the trick to making them look and feel ten years younger. Consult a physician to see if this option is right for you.
Bella is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people, cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her experiences. Bella is a certified life coach,& has a wide range of knowledge from health & fitness, adventure and traveling, sex & relationships & beauty.