Ageing is inevitable, and nothing can stop it. There is nothing wrong with being old. But we all want to look and feel young as long as possible, keeping aside the reality. On the greener side, with age comes wisdom, stability, and security. Skin ageing and wrinkles is a very complicated process, and this involves every single factor affecting our lives, especially the physiological occurrences. And it is pretty much hard for cosmetics to remove the fine lines and wrinkles entirely off the face—skin, all by itself, ages in many identifiable ways. Adding one plant extract or vitamin to the skin won’t address what is needed to deal with the myriad issues that need to be confronted with slowing down the ageing process. But one thing to clear out is that dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles, and this myth is very much believed for ages. The permanent lines on your skin are caused by factors like sun damage, pollution, genetic changes, muscle movement, estrogenic loss, fat depletion, etc. so now what? How can you slow down the process of wrinkling? Simple, by following easy everyday steps. We have listed down few tips which will soon only slow down ageing but also beneficial to your health.
1. CUT THE SMOKE
This step is nothing new to us. Smoking is not only unhealthy to the skin but also to our health for obvious reasons. And this tip can be quickly done by all of us. Yes, it is going to take time, but we should definitely start with baby steps. Apart from premature wrinkling, it also causes poor wound healing, acne, hair loss, melanoma, and oral cancer. People who smoke for a number of years tend to develop an unhealthy yellowish hue to their complexion. Even if you haven’t been a smoker for very long, the damage still takes place very quickly. It is better if you start taking the oath from today, and it is guaranteed that your body health will be thankful and award you in surprising ways.
2. DAMAGE DONE BY THE RAYS
Sun rays are one of the main reasons why the skin stars forming fine lines and wrinkles. They damage the outer layer, by making it thick and yellow, and also damaging the underlying skin cells. It also encourages abnormal cell growth, which leads to collagen deterioration, distorted circulation of blood, and abnormal elastin. So, what is the solution? It is said that regular use of sunscreen can reduce the damage, preventing further damage and also giving room for improvement.
3. TAKE ON THE FATS
The fat pads of the cheek, forehead, and jaw move down and in on the face as the skin becomes less supple and firm, and the fat content also becomes depleted and deteriorates over time. Thin skin gives rise to a look full of wrinkles. It is by far seen that people with chubby bodies tend to have fewer lines than thin ones. So, it is advisable to consume fatty foods, of course, keeping in mind the health factors. Have ones with carbohydrates. Don’t just starve yourself in the name of diet.
4. CHECK OUT THE FOUNDATION
Yes, we are talking about the foundation which you use for makeup. Don’t overdo the foundations. To smooth out the bumps and blemishes, we apply a thick layer of foundation which ultimately hides our natural glow. This smothers the pores from nourishing oxygen and thus highlighting the fine lines, making them look like wrinkles. But if you decked up with a heavy foundation, please don’t forget to have a deep cleanse after that. It is essential to let the pores breathe.
5. BUST THE STRESS
Stress kills you not only emotionally and mentally, but also physically as well, and that also includes premature ageing. But even if we try hard, we cannot get rid of stress. It is already an intimate part of our lives. Excessive stress can deteriorate the immune system and give birth to various psychological and physical problems like depression, headaches, heart disease, obesity, ageing, etc. to slow down the ageing process, one should incorporate anti-stress management strategies into their every life, because by now you know that it has become your best friend and will never leave your side. Join a yoga or Zumba classes, go out for walks, hang out with your old friends, meditate, go for a bubble bath, and try out the new hobbies. Anything that will distract your mind. Consult a psychologist if needed.
6. MAKE WATER YOUR BEST FRIEND
Water solves half of our body health problems. It not only hydrates but also cleans and detoxifies, eliminates the harmful chemicals, regulates body temperature, and carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the entire body. When one is dehydrated, it increases the percentage of toxins which in turn can lead to chronic diseases as well as premature ageing. Water is also a secret reason for healthy and younger-looking skin.
7. CATCH UP WITH THE ANTIOXIDANTS
One must remember to include rich antioxidants in their daily intake to avoid premature ageing, illness, and a variety of other diseases. Antioxidants promote the growth of healthy cells and protect the cells from wrinkles, also strengthening the immunity system. Food high in antioxidants destroy the free radicals that damage the cells (free radicals break down the healthy cells and are produced by factors like stress, pollution, smoking, drinking, excessive exposure to sun rays, etc.). Berries, carrots, cauliflower, apples, oranges, beets, spinach, legumes, nuts, olive oil, fish, etc. have high concentrations of antioxidants.
8. FACIAL EXERCISES
Facial exercises are a natural cost-effective to achieve a non-surgical facelift, without the pain of surgery. They benefit not only the face but also the neck portion. They effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lifts sagging jowls, minimizes puffy eyes, and reduces dark circles and double chin. They also promote blood circulation and oxygenates the skin cells. By following a good skin care regimen and performing a facial exercise regimen just a few days a week, you’ll be amazed just how much younger and more refreshed you’ll look.