As we get older, is normal to see our skin suffering natural wear-and-tear, as well as our bodies. And while some people in their fifties look like they're in their thirties, most people tend to look older that they really are. And the cause isn't just genetic. It's about taking care of your skin, it's about preventing anti-aging.
With so many products on the market that seem to offer the solution to prevent anti-aging, it seems possible to do it. However, how much these products can actually control the natural anti-aging?
When you look at yourself in the mirror and start to see that your skin is no longer how it used to be, you just say that you're getting older. However, some of the things you're seeing are not exactly a sign of aging; they are a sign of the measures you could have taken to prevent it from happening, like sun exposure and other factors.
So, how can you prevent anti-aging?
Sun damage is the most common cause that leads to skin changes.
When you spend too much time in the sun, the sun ultraviolet rays penetrate your skin damaging the elastic fibers that make your skin look firm, allowing the development of wrinkles.
Another sign that you could have spent too much time in the sun is you have the "liver spots" or age spots on your face, hands, or any areas of your body that have been more exposed to the sun.
Just like the age spots, wrinkles tend to appear more often and be much deeper in people who spent more time in the sun.
Obviously, you can't go back to the past but there are some things you can do now to prevent more damage:
- You should stop sunbathing.
- Make sure you use sunscreen every time. You should choose a product with a 15 or greater sun protection factor at least.
- You should always wear a hat.
- You need to try to avoid the sun when the rays are stronger. This is usually between 10am and 3pm.
Even with all this care, you might notice that it's not doing anything to your wrinkles. This is because some wrinkles just can't be completely prevented, while others are hereditary.
Smoking can also be a cause that leads to skin changes. When people smoke, wrinkles usually appear earlier and are deeper. But smoking also affects the skin. You may notice on some smokers the droopy skin around the eyelids and the crow's feet around the eyes.
The best thing you can do is to stop smoking. However, you can also see an esthetician. There are a huge number of different skin treatments that may help your "smoker face".
Excessive drinking also hurts your skin. This doesn't mean you can't drink at all. Women shouldn't have more than one, while men shouldn't take more than two. When you drink too much, your skin will be lacking the nutrients it needs to prevent aging.
These are just some useful tips for helping to keep your skin looking youthful, glowing, and healthy.
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