Most of people want to look younger than their age. Do you know the signs of aging? These are the signs of aging – fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, and other visible signs. According to Jeremy Brauer, MD, clinical assistant professor at New York University, the most noticeable changes are declined skin elasticity, darker pigmentation, pore size, pronounced fine lines and overall thinning of the muscle and fat of the face. Here are some tips to keep you looking youthful.

1. Use the right skin care product

Using a proper cleanser for your skin type will impact the skin’s work. You’ll want to use a gentle cleanser to preserve your skin barrier and keep it prevent to dehydration and damage. Cleansers with a high pH like natural soaps are very harsh and can leave your skin vulnerable to irritation and infection. Cleansers with a low pH work to maintain optimal skin balance.

2. Wear sunscreen daily

The function of sunscreen is to protect your skin from UV. According to a recent study, daily application of a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen can fade age spots, improve skin texture, and flatten out wrinkles by 20 percent in only three months. The researchers suggest that this is because sunscreen will slow down the damage of UV rays, so it’s own powerful regenerative abilities have a chance to take effect.

3. Watch what you eat

You’ve heard it a million times before: You are what you eat. “Good skin relies on an adequate supply of essential nutrients,” says certified nutritionist and dietician Nicolette Pace. Some studies indicate that by improving your diet you will improve your skin condition. It’s important to take care of your food intake every day. Food that is high in sugar and white carbohydrates can actually age you faster by breaking down glucose. Instead, include more protein in your diet with food like fish, lean meat, beans, and legumes to help build strong collagen. Researchers also recommend food that are high in vitamin C to keep skin looking youthful.

There are superfood for anti-aging such as tomatoes, berries and green tea. Tomato is rich in vitamin C that helps build collagen to make your skin look firm and plump. It also has lycopene, which protects your skin from UV damage and burn. Also, blueberries and raspberries contain flavonoid, polyphenols, vitamins, probiotics, and tons of antioxidants. They even promote cell regeneration for your new skin. Green tea has a lot of antioxidant power as well as a chemical called EGCG. Many studies indicate that this helps to generate cell growth properly and maintain their healthy life cycle.

4. Take supplements

Can a pill restore dewiness in aging skin? Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) such as Omega-3s found in certain seafood like salmon, sardine and mackerel, can help keep skin moist and may even delay its maturing process by preventing wrinkles.

If you do not eat fish or fish products, you should consider taking supplements that contain fish oil or flaxseed oil. It will help to keep your skin smoother and younger-looking.

5. Exercise regularly

A study from researchers at McMaster University found that people over 40 who regularly partake in cardio exercises tend to have healthier skin than their sedentary peers. The overall composition of the regular exercisers’ skin were more comparable to that of 20- to 30-year-olds.

6. Get enough sleep

Reference:

  1. Sullivan, M., Donadio, G., & Narins, R. (2005). Journal of Investigative Dermatology , 304 – 307.
  2. Randhawa M, et al. (2016). Daily use of a facial broad spectrum sunscreen over one-year significantly improves clinical evaluation of photo aging. doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000879
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