As we get older, our skin ‘dries up’ & wrinkles – despite what any beauty company says, there is nothing we can do about it.
Without getting depressing, look back at a photo of yourself 10yrs ago & tell me it doesn’t ! – Despite all we do, we age.
This is where we enter the ‘Degrees of Aging’ – Trying to fight it is not in vain, we just see changes in degrees.
Those that have used sun screen & have moisturized regularly should see a definite difference to those who haven’t. The same way with those that have regularly exercised & eaten well.
So this post (The Basics) looks at how we can help ourselves going forward for the next 10yrs (how scary!!).
Your Bodies Chemicals
Your body produces its own chemicals to make your skin soft and supple and hydrating it naturally.
Over time, the chemical estrogen that provides many of these benefits will decline.
That is why older people have dryer, more wrinkled skin.
You can fight the loss of estrogen in a few ways, but the best is probably to use natural estrogen found in many plants. There are a number of plants that contain estrogen, and your body will be able to process that chemical and help to hydrate your skin a natural way.
Vegetable’s Aging Secrets
Broccoli and Spinach are just some of the vegetables that contain estrogen, and consuming them daily will help keep the wrinkles out of your skin and provide your outer layer with much-needed moisture.
As a bonus, these foods are great for you, giving you essential vitamins that keep you healthy and vital- another key to looking and feeling great at any age.
You can also use creams that contain estrogen. These applications naturally hydrate your skin and keep you looking great with minimal effort. Watch for creams that have hyaluronic acid and glycerin for the best benefit. And if you have oily skin, you definitely want to do everything you can to keep your skin hydrated.
Aging & Fat
Many people are looking to cut out as much fat as possible from their diet.
While this may be great for their body image, a lack of fat can really dry out your skin and cause you to age before your time.
Your body needs the chemicals in fat to give it a healthy glow. Without it, your skin dries up and you can look skeletal.
Particularly, your body needs fatty acids, like those found in Omega 3s.
Foods such as seeds, nuts, salmon and many other kinds of fish all contain this essential fat.
This fatty product works to create suppler, smoother skin. It also reduces inflammation and redness in the skin, creating a more even tone and decreasing skin irritation. Additionally, the fat helps your skin cells rejuvenate faster.
Your cells naturally die and are replaced every so often, and fatty acids are essential to making this process work. These new skin cells are what keeps your skin looking fresh and young.
While the skinny look may be in, cutting all the fat out of your diet will hurt your skin over the long run, and you will be missing out on some of the benefits that these fatty foods can provide.
So there you go, another instalment in my ‘The Basics’ range of posts. Until next time…..