Of the things that people notice first when they look at you, your skin is among the most noticeable. Depending on what you are wearing, a great deal of your skin can be exposed at any given time. Plus, the skin of your face is nearly always visible and quickly shows up any wrinkles, age spots or loss of radiance from which you may suffer. However, by following a few healthy habits, you can maintain healthy skin no matter what your age is. Of course, starting from an early age will make it easier to maintain healthy, wrinkle-free skin once you reach middle age and beyond. While none of these tips will reverse the aging process, each of them will help to maintain a high level of skin health by improving the elasticity and thickness of the skin and by keeping wrinkles and age spots to a minimum.
Use Sunscreen All Year Long
While it is vital to use sunscreen when you are sunbathing, you may not be aware that your skin is susceptible to damage from UVA and UVB rays all year long, including on cloudy or winter days. Use a lotion with SPF 15 in it all year long, making sure to apply a makeup or cream with SPF in it to your face. On particularly sunny days, consider adding a hat to your ensemble to protect your delicate facial skin.
Eat the Rainbow
Eating a healthy variety of colorful fruits and vegetables ensures that you are getting a full range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your skin needs to regenerate itself. For example, eating foods high in vitamin C can lead to fewer wrinkles and increased collagen production. Additionally, many colorful options, including blueberries, spinach, raspberries, grapes and pomegranates are high in antioxidants.
Eat Healthy Fats
These healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found naturally in coconut oil, avocados, nuts and olive oil, help to build cell membranes, critical for the reproduction of skin cells. In addition, they keep the skin hydrated and produce a barrier against dryness and toxins.
Use Products with Redox Signaling Technology
Redox Signaling Technology, also called RST, is found naturally in cells in the body. The two types of molecules involved with RST communicate with one another to activate responses in the body that stop the effects of free radicals. New technology, such as that found in ASEA products, allows these molecules to be placed in face and body creams, which work even better than antioxidant-laden creams do on the skin.
Start an Anti-Aging Regimen Early
Instead of waiting until you are in your 40's or 50's to start an anti-aging regimen, many dermatologists recommend starting in your 20's for both men and women. While products containing antioxidants are good, retinols work even better to increase collagen production in the skin, lighten sunspots and improve radiance. While some are available by prescription only, the over-the- counter options work just as well for most people although at a slower rate.
Manage Stress Well
Stress that is not taken care of well can cause significant changes throughout the body, including in the skin. It triggers a hormonal response in the body, using cortisol to increase body functions to deal with the stressor. However, uncontrolled use of cortisol can cause changes in the skin, such as breakouts, lack of radiance and increased sensitivity. Consider finding healthy ways to relax, carve out time for yourself and create a daily activity load that is reasonable for you.
So many other lifestyle changes can go into how your skin appears as it ages. This is because the skin is the largest organ in the body and responds to everything that is put into your body as well as to everything that you rub onto it. For example, hydration, exercise, toxins in foods and drinks and even caffeine can affect your skin. Be sure that you treat your skin and your entire body with care, and your skin will thank you later in life with a radiance that cannot be bought.
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