Despite the numerous skin care treatments now available in the market, the best way to slow down the aging process is still through a healthy lifestyle. You can use the most expensive skin care products and undergo the most sophisticated surgical skin treatments but if you drink and party all night long, the efforts of Science will all be reduced to nil.
The aging process does not only happen extrinsically. In fact, that is just a part of the process. Most likely, the aging process happens internally. This is when the skin cells weaken and the integumentary system fails to produce more collagen and elastin.
In addition to your effective skin care moisturizer, you should adapt a healthy lifestyle. Start by including the following tips:
Tip 1: Remove fast food and processed food in your diet. Go for fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, lean meat and fiber-rich foods. Good diet is a part and parcel of young looking skin.
The integumentary system is greatly dependent on the nutrients you are ingesting. It needs a hefty supply of amino acids to produce the functional proteins that can regenerate collagen and elastin. It also needs a healthy supply of antioxidants to combat the free ranging radicals we are subjected to every single day. You should also take a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce cellular inflammation, proteins to improve skin structure, vitamins to control melanin production and copper to promote better regeneration of collagen.
Tip 2: Follow a good sleeping pattern. Staying up late at night all the time will hamper the brain’s ability to produce essential hormones such as serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin can give us good disposition during the day. Melatonin can help reduce the effects of ultraviolet rays on our dermis. Sleeping also allows our cells to recover from the trauma of the day.
Tip 3: Do not smoke and indulge in alcohol. Smoking is definitely a big turn off. Smoke contains a slew of chemicals. All of them can damage dermis tissues.
Depending on who you are talking to, alcohol can either be beneficial or harmful. It is good when taken in moderate amounts. But indulging in alcohol can actually hamper proper circulation of fluid in your body.
Tip 4: Calm down and de-stress. After a long day of work and play, you should spend some alone time. Choose a moisturizer that contains CynergyTK and Phytessence Wakame. CynergyTK provides the dermis with functional keratin, the protein used to produce more collagen and elastin. Phytessence Wakame is a type of sea kelp that can preserve hyaluronic acid. This acid is vital for collagen lubrication.
While applying your moisturizer on your face, use your index fingers to massage the acupoints of your face. Acupressure can actually help release tension and ward off the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.