Aging is worrying. Wrinkles, crinkles, skin sags, crow's feet, and other undesirables start growing on your face and eventually end up destroying your confidence. Well, though aging is natural, you can always look younger by taking care of your diet and lifestyle and with the help of a few anti-aging solutions. Here are a few field-tested techniques that should help:
Run from the sun
Some amount of sunlight is good for the body but too much exposure works on your skin tissue and collagen creating wrinkles and deepening the skin folds. If you cannot escape from sun exposure, slap on an effective sunblock creams or lotions that contain oodles of Vitamins A, C and E and antioxidants.
Slow down on Fast Food and sugar
Refined foods and fast foods increase the production of androgen, a hormone. Excess androgen in the body leads to excess oil in the skin and causes acne. This hastens up the aging process and therefore you must shun such foods. Sugar is another villain. Sugar breaks down the skin, reduces skin elasticity, and increases the sags.
Shoot for Vitamin-rich foods
Increase foods that contain lot of Vitamins C and E, and antioxidants. Vitamins boost collagen production, supplement the tissue and eliminate free radicals. Oranges and pomegranates are well-known skin-friendly foods that help by and making it look youthful. Olive oil too works great.
Protein foods are good too
Multiply your weight in pounds by 0.37 to know how many grams of protein you need to consume daily. This is the minimum intake and you must shoot for more depending on what your nutritionist advises you. Proteins are the building blocks of our body and they help repair our skin cells. Eating enough and more proteins helps develop firmer skin.
Exercise is nice
Regular exercising will tighten up your skin and eliminate the toxins from your body. There is no substitute for it.
Use a stick foundation to cover pimples. Before applying any makeup, apply a moisturizer because it prevents the foundation or make-up from caking or getting inside crevices. Applying blush on the apple of your cheeks makes them look fuller. Most skin experts reckon that you must apply Vitamin C and E anti-aging solution and retinoids in the night because they break down when exposed to the sun. If you use cleansers, use them on a wet face because they end up irritating dry skin. Carry a facial mist with you to hydrate the skin when required. Many anti-aging solutions rich in vitamins and antioxidants are known to help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin.
A versatile hairstyle
Shoulder-length hair and side-sweeping bangs will help you look younger. Side-sweeping bangs cover up a lot of things you want to hide and shoulder-length hair is recommended by all hair-care experts.
Goodnight, Sleep Tight
Finally, get your 8 hours of sleep every day. Not getting enough sleep puffs up your face, and makes it sag and look tired. Sleeping well heals your skin and your cellular renewal processes.
Well, these are some of the tried and tested ways that have helped people look younger and there's no reason why they shouldn't work on you. So, go right ahead and turn the clock back with your own hands.