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Addressing the Problem of Premature Aging

Updated on May 31, 2015

There are different factors connected with premature aging including toxic chemicals found in food, using certain artificial skin products, pollution in air and water and even stress because of work and personal problems. Other causes like smoking, drinking too much alcohol and staying under the sun can also result to wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. Good thing is that there are tons skin care products in the market that you can use as well as natural remedies and even new technology to deal with premature aging.

Stress Management

Stress management is important to maintain the body and the mind to operate accurately. It is a known fact that stress triggers the discharge of hormones, which cause the onset of wrinkles and fine lines greatly harms one’s health. Managing stress can be quite challenging for most individuals but it is vital to know different ways to manage stress. The first thing you need to do is to know what things or situations cause your stress in life, then, address each one of them. To manage stress, pamper yourself in physical exercise, perform some breathing exercises, have enough sleep, have a good conversation with a friend and manage your time well.

Sleep

Many people may think that having enough sleep doesn’t do anything when it comes to dealing with premature aging but in reality, a lot of people are deprived of sleep. It is important to note that sleeping is vital as it lets the body and the mind rest and renew.

It is recommended to sleep early if you want to prevent wrinkles from developing. Whether you’re busy with house chores or stressed out with work, make sure to sleep at least eight hours during the night.

Healthy diet

If you want to keep your skin younger looking and fight premature aging, you need to know the kinds of food that you should eat. These food items include those who are high in antioxidants such as nuts, vegetables and fruits. Antioxidant is known to be helpful in getting rid of damaging toxins inside the body. To keep a youthful glow, it is also recommended to consume food with vitamin C and carotenoids.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise is essential in order to effectively fight premature aging. Besides keeping a healthy body and tones muscles, exercising regularly can help better transport the nutrients inside the body, detoxify, and lessen stress and lower body cholesterol. You try different kinds of exercises including aerobic exercises, resistance training and stretching.

Aerobics can boost blood circulation and help make your heart and lungs stronger. Also, aerobics can improve sleep and digestion as well as decreasing anxiety and stress. Studies have also shown that dancing, jogging, walking and hiking can help put off bone loss.

Strength training can assist in the development of bone mass that is important in preventing osteoporosis. It is best to do these exercises consistently in order to develop muscle mass and improve metabolism.

For those who don’t have free time for strenuous workouts, simple physical activities can also do wonders in your skin as well as in your overall well being. For instance, gardening, dancing, playing tennis, basketball, volleyball or golf, or even just walking can keep the body and the skin healthy.

Protect Your Skin

It is a known fact that staying out under the sun for a long period of time can harm the skin because the UV rays damage the skin collagen. So remember to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays by wearing long sleeve shirts, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion.

Moisturize

Experts advise putting on moisturizer on your face especially before sleeping for better skin absorption. Make sure to go for moisturizers and other skin care products with retinoids for better collagen production and effective skin cell regeneration.

Avoid Cigarettes and Alcohol

Smoking is known to cause numerous serious diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease but did you know that it can also speed up the aging process? Studies have shown that people who smoke are more at risks to having dry skin and other skin problems such as wrinkles and acne.

Your skin condition can also be affected by consuming too much alcohol. While drinking red wine is considered healthy to the heart, it is essential to remember that everything should be done in moderation.

Have a Massage

Regular scrub can effectively help keep your skin healthy and clean. You can easily do a scrub at home with warm water and soft brush. A good massage can get rid of dead skin cells and control blood pressure. In addition, it can also lessen stiffness and eliminate toxins.

Last But Not the Least: Positive Thinking

Your mind is more powerful than you think. Train your brain to think only the positive and try not to dwell on your problems. Believe it or not, positive thinking can do wonders not only on your skin but in your overall health as well. Make it a habit to wake up with a positive outlook and strive to feel happy every day and whatever troubles you have, it is best not to think about it too much – instead, direct your energy into finding a resolution.

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