3 Simple Anti-Aging Tips
Worried about your skin wrinkling up when getting older? Aren’t we all. Vibrant, smooth facial skin without lines or wrinkles makes us look younger and more attractive, something most people strive for. Smooth skin doesn’t just make you look better, but can also help improve your self-confidence and reduce social anxiety. In order to keep your skin in top shape there are a few simple things you can do that don’t take much time, nor a chunk of money out of your pocket. Here are our best simple anti-aging tricks.
Daily Facial Cream
Using a facial cream every day helps keep your skin hydrated, which prevents premature skin-aging. It’s especially important to moisturize when your skin has been exposed to the sun. Just about any cheap facial cream that contains either glycerin, shea butter or any other moisturizer will help your skin repair itself faster. If you prefer all natural products you can use olive or coconut oil (be careful if you are prone to breaking out though), aloe vera gel or one of the many natural moisturizers that are available on the market.
Get Some Sun But Wear Sunscreen
The sun can be great for your skin, when exposed to it in moderation. Your body’s Vitamin D supplies are best topped up through sun exposure. Vitamin D is important for overall health, including skin health. Getting ample Vitamin D helps boost skin cell regeneration and improves the skin’s ability to fight off free radicals that can cause skin aging. Sun exposure however can also cause skin inflammation, which is why you should always wear a good sunscreen if you are out in the sun for a longer period of time. Depending on where you live 10 to 20 minutes of daily sun exposure is enough to get your daily dose of Vitamin D. If you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider supplementing with Vitamin D during winter, though supplements are often not as well absorbed by the body. Before supplementing, always consult with your doctor.
Eat a Nutritious Diet Including Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Your health is very much determined by the food you put in your body. Eating a healthy diet helps keep your entire body, including your skin, feel and look good. For better skin health, try to consume plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help combat dry skin, moisturizing your skin from the inside. Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel are great sources of Omega-3. Flaxseed also contains high amounts of Omega-3 fats.
Besides Omega-3, you should try to incorporate anti-inflammatory spices and foods into your diet. Spices such as cayenne pepper and turmeric have very potent anti-inflammatory properties so try to regularly use these spices in your cooking. You also want to consume lots of vegetables, especially vividly colored ones such as broccoli, spinach and bell peppers. Avoid refined grains and other refined carbohydrates as well sugar as much as possible.
Ample protein consumption also helps keep your skin in good shape, protein being necessary for your body to be able to produce enough elastin and collagen, the building blocks of your skin that keep it looking plump and elastic.
Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design company. Zane is doesn’t really worry about aging.