Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2015

10 WAYS TO CONQUER AGEING

Sunrays, it’s the most vital cause for wrinkles with dozens of studies documenting the impact. Protect your skin from sun rays firstly by staying indoors while the sun is the strongest. Secondly get into the habit of wearing a sunscreen with a good enough SPF every time you go out. Apply it at least 20 to 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun and reapply it every few hours.

Stay hydrated

Insufficient hydration is the second major cause of excessive wrinkles. To stay moist and elastic, your skin needs a constant supply of water. If you fail to get enough fluids in your body, cells will start to lose elasticity and eventually wrinkles shall start surfacing.

Quit smoking

Apart from the many well-documented ill-effects of smoking on the body, it also causes premature ageing of the skin mainly by reducing blood supply andnourishment to the skin. This makes the skin lose its elasticity and moisture. While smoking, some repetitive actions like squinting to protect the eyes from aggressive fumes and constantly dragging the cigarette fumes into his/her mouth causes wrinkles over time at the corners of the eyes and the mouth.

Get adequate sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol – a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more elastic and less likely to wrinkle. You will also feel less tired and there will be a glow on your face.

Try face yoga

Just like yoga is a holistic practice that works on your mind and body, face yoga is a bunch of facial exercises to keep your face taut and younger-looking forever. We often forget to work out our facial muscles, but these exercises help do the same and keep ageing skin at bay.

Eat healthy

Consume a diet full of vitamins that come from fresh vegetables and fruits as well as from nuts and seeds, which are effective anti-ageing foods due to the amount of antioxidants they all pack.

Keep stress at bay

Stress releases hormones like cortisol which decrease muscular tissue beneath the skin. This makes your skin thinner and makes it look wrinkled and old.

Use a moisturiser

Many women these days are so concerned with anti-ageing products and they often overlook the power of a simple moisturiser. Skin that is moist simply looks better as lines and creases are far less noticeable. Also find out if anti-ageing creams really work.

Don’t over-wash your face

Tap water strips skin of its natural barriers of oil and moisture that protect against wrinkles. Wash them off too often, you wash away protection. Moreover, unless your soap contains moisturisers, you should use a cleanser instead.

Consult your dermatologist

If you’d like to use creams, lotions and various other chemical and surgical options (like peels, fillers, lasers and Botox) to fight skin ageing, you should visit your dermatologist who’ll guide you well after analysing your skin.

 

Elizabath Chacko

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10 WAYS TO CONQUER AGEING