As you improve your lifestyle and daily choices in your foods, you will definitely start thinking not only about how your body looks in general, but also how your face skin presents you in public. That is when you are one-on-one with yourself.
Taking care of your skin health becomes an integral part of who you are. The earlier you master your skin care routine and expand on your knowledge of skin care, the healthier your skin will be as you age.
What Causes Skin Aging?
First thing that comes to mind when we mention “aging skin” is “wrinkles.” Actually, fine lines and tiny wrinkles are the very first sign of aging skin. We get them as early as our twenties, but we do not take them seriously. Really, who wants to think about old-age look when life is good, and we look and feel great?
Exposure to the Ultraviolet light for years on end really does a number on our skin. The deeper skin layers (dermis) with collagen and elastin fibers get affected. When you see that your skin gets saggy and dryer and wrinkly, those are the signs of any stage of collagen depletion.
Women don’t need to wait for the menopause to set in their bodies to spot aging skin problems. If their skin routine and maintenance did not take place on a timely basis, the skin could look and function like during menopause!
Check Out the Post on Sagging Skin During Menopause.
The trick to a younger-looking skin is through its maintenance and joy in taking your body and your skin to a new level of vibrant health.
What Are the Causes of Aging Skin?
If you would like to know a bit more on a functional level what triggers our skin to age, here are a few reasons that our skin deals with daily.
• Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), or better known as free radicals.
• Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs), in which a sugar molecule bonds to either lipid molecule or protein without an enzyme to control the reaction. These by-products are dangerous and “impair the functioning of biomolecules.”
• Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes (MMPs), that break down collagen and elastin when the matrix of the skin is being stimulated.
Prevention is the best action we can take with anything in life, including our skin.
Check out How to Slow Down Skin Aging In Women.
What To Do to Avoid the Triggers for Aging Skin?
We cannot avoid aging skin problems and triggers completely. However, we can and should do at least a minimum effort to stimulate and maintain young cells production in our skin.
Here is a post that describes in detail the Anti-Aging Retinoid Therapy for Women to maintain a healthy plump skin.
Obviously, this is not the only answer, rather, one of the constituents to a beautiful, younger-looking healthy skin.
Can You Reverse Aging Skin Spots and Other Skin Problems?
This overwhelming consensus on this subjects explains the multitude of products available on the market to “treat,” “eliminate”, “smooth” your wrinkles, thus “reversing” the aging process in your skin.
But is it possible that a topically-applied product can eliminate wrinkles? Really eliminate them?
The answer is that only a limited number of ingredients address the signs of aging. And unfortunately, nothing short of cosmetic surgery can really eliminate a wrinkle.
Studies on retinol (Vitamin A), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and various peptides, all show positive effects in stimulating collagen to help smooth and retexture aging skin. As far as eliminating wrinkles, that’s more of a wishful thinking than hard-core science.
You want to give up? No, no, no. There is no reason why we should not take good care of our skin that shall boast of its healthy and, thus, younger appearance.
How Can I Stop My Skin from Aging?
The more realistic approach to the treatment of aging skin would be to optimize the skin’s health and condition. You and I can easily do it by by ensuring ample hydration of skin tissues while stimulating collagen formulation.
Great skin products like Retinoid products, both over-the-counter and by prescription, can stimulate the collagen formation in the dermis of the skin.
By taking a protective and caring approach to our daily living, you and I can prevent to a greater extent – and even eliminate – the triggers that lead to aging skin.
Amazing Skin Benefits from Drinking Water And Whole Foods Diet
Populate your daily diet with whole foods vs. processed, cooked, canned foods. Enjoy the foods that bring the maximum values to your skin’s hydration and feeding: vegetables, fruit, heritage grains like quinoa, teff, buckwheat, chia.
Drink spring water to improve complexion, even out wrinkles, and even reduce acne. Drinking plenty of water during the day can improve the skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Benefits of Massage for Your Skin
Massages are great to increase circulation in your skin, thus bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the cells.
Spending 2-3 minutes a day for such massages will also release tension in the muscles and connective tissues.
Benefits of Face Mask
Homemade masks could really change the appearance of your complexion and firmness of your skin. They will provide a higher chance for the nutrients in lotions and cremes, applied afterwards, to penetrate the skin.
There’s a numerous number of simple, yet powerful masks you could mix up in the comfort of your home without an expensive trip to the spa.
Floral And Oats Face Mask to Make at Home.
Skin Care Products for Women
There is a plethora of skin products on the market. How do you chose the best for your skin care needs? How do you choose something that works and produces results you are happy with?
I’ll discuss these boiling points in a deeper manner in a separate post, so you could make quicker good choices when shopping for your skin care products.
Here’s a post with a list of skin care products that contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is the key in maintaining your skin’s youth and tightness, as it plays the key role in maintaining the water balance within the body and the skin.
Check this post for some Moisturizing Ceramides Rich Skin Care Products. Keeping the skin moisturized is the top priority to slow down the aging process significantly.
Naturally, these are the basics that would boost your skin’s radiance and youthful looking. And you should take advantage of these simple techniques before the skin sags, and regrets sink in.