Ways to Prevent Premature Aging Skin

Ways to Prevent Premature Aging Skin

 Ways to Prevent Premature Skin Aging

Your skin is an amazing thing! It is the largest organ on your body, it protects you and it can often take a real beating from the elements and life’s daily hustle. When it comes to preventing premature skin aging, you have to start early.

Even if you don’t cause stress to your skin, it will eventually show signs of aging. But just because your skin will age eventually doesn’t mean you have to help it along the path. In fact, you should do the opposite and strive to protect it, keep it healthy and youthful for as long as you can. 

Over time, the collagen in your skin begins to break down as you repeatedly make these expressions. Eventually, your skin will lose its elasticity and form fine lines and wrinkles. While you can try to eliminate these expressions, remember that they're not the only contributing factor to aging skin. 

the American Academy of Dermatology say it's possible to prevent premature skin aging by following a few simple steps. How to nurture your skin and control further premature aging. By making some simple lifestyle tweaks you can delay further aging and encourage healthier skin.Every effective anti-aging skin care plan starts with healthy habits. Here are some things to consider trying.

Avoid too much sun exposure: It is well known that overexposure to the sun will damage your skin. Whether you’re planning to spend the day at the beach or pool or are going out for a hike, you should take care to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Use sunblock with SPF 40 or higher, wear clothing that covers your skin or stick to the shade as much as possible. 

    Cleanse and Moisturize daily: Gently cleanse your skin with soap that doesn’t sting or burn and water. Keep in mind that your face needs extra care, so wash it twice a day and again after sweating heavily. Further, you should apply moisturizer to trap water into your skin, giving it a more youthful look. Apply a facial moisturizer every day. Moisturizer traps water in the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. To save time in your skin care routine, consider using a moisturizer that contains sunscreen
      Drink less alcohol and quit smoking: Alcohol is rough on the skin. It dehydrates the skin, and in time, damages it making us look older.  Quit Smoking If you smoke, you've surely heard this advice from many people before for many different reasons, most of them cancer-related. But smoking does harm in more ways than just that. Smoking significantly expedites the aging process of the human skin. If you don't want to develop wrinkles and/or dull, pale skin before you reach old age, you should quit. It's never too late. Drink Less Alcohol Are we taking half the fun out of your life? Sorry, we don't make the rules.
        Eat a healthy and well balanced diet: Findings from a few studies suggest that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. They also suggest that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging. 

          Stay hydrated: Drinking water is essential for good health. Your body needs water for almost every function it does.  Besides vital functions like flushing toxins from your body. Aiding with digestion, and regulating your body temperature, water can also help keep your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside 

          Relax your face: Repeated facial movements like squirting, frowning, or pursing of the lips can speed up the formation of wrinkles. If you find yourself squinting frequently, it may be a sign that you need to get your eyes checked or that you need a stronger prescription for your glasses. If you find yourself frowning or scowling often, you may want to look into ways to relieve your stress. Making facial expressions causes the muscles in your face to contract, eventually causing lines to form when done repeatedly over a period of many years. 

          Self tan instead of Sun tan: Apply self tanning products instead of laying out in the sun or in a tanning bed. You will get the same look without the premature aging and increased risk of melonom

            Keep showers short and turn down the temperature: A quick five minutes shower will hydrate your skin. Staying in there for more than 10 minutes will start to leach moisture away. Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils. Keep the water temperature comfortably warm, but not scalding hot. Oftentimes, hot water can strip the skin of healthy moisture and oils, so a moisturizer can help repair that skin and bring younger skin cells to the surface

            The best way to identify what's best for you, talk to a dermatologist about your skin aging issues and to get personalized medical advice

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