Aging And Anti-Aging

Unfortunately, one of the facts of life is that we all get older and that aging shows visibly in our physical appearance. One of the most visible areas being the skin. As we get older the body is slower at producing collagen, elastin and ceramides your skin needs to keep smooth. Technology and surgery have come leaps and bounds in the fight against the signs of aging, but the most effective way has to be proper care for your own skin.

Being exposed to the elements, rubbing from clothes and being scrubbed while washing, our skin goes through a lot in order to protect us. It’s up to us to take care of our skin as best we can. In taking care of our skin we can slow down the signs of aging.

One of the most obvious signs is dry, dull skin. This is often caused by dehydration. So, it is very important to drink lots of water. Also, using a hydrating mask as well as moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid, will help pull extra moisture in to the skin. 

Sun damage can age the skin rapidly. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays, and a good quality after sun lotion can minimize the suns effects. 

Fine lines are hard to avoid. Using powders can make them worse as they absorb natural oils and moisture. So find good, natural, liquid or cream make-up. 

The eyes are often a dead giveaway to aging. Crow’s feet, bags and puffy eyes being the obvious markers. Cold compresses, regular use of an antioxidant eye cream and a good pair of sunglasses are your best tools to slow them down.

But most of all, the best thing you can do for your skin is lead a good and healthy lifestyle. Cut down your alcohol, salt, sugar and processed food intake. Get plenty of outdoor exercise, eat and sleep well, and you will give your skin the best chance it has.