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Everyday Things That Prolong Aging

Who isn’t looking for the magic potion to restoring youth? Several beauty conglomerates claim to have found the next breakthrough in anti-aging. The truth is again is inevitable, however, prolonging the visible signs of aging is a realistic goal. While researchers work towards finding the fountain of youth, there are things you can do now in your everyday life to maintain your youthful appearance. Ditching these 5 habits will aid in maintaining a youthful appearance for longer.

Don’t Over Wash Your Face

At first glance this advice may not make sense, especially because dirt is what causes most skin problems. However, your skin’s natural oils protect your skin and keep it moist. Stripping your skin of these natural, vital oils by washing your face too often can cause dryness and irritation. This can make your skin look dull and aged.

Protect Your Skin from Sunskincare with sunscreen in Beverly Hills

I think we all can agree that too much sun is not healthy for skin, however, no one wants to be a shut in when it’s a beautiful sunny day. Some tips are to use sunscreen everyday, the reason why its important for daily use is because even when driving you are exposing your skin to harmful rays. Many dermatologist recommend finding a full-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15 to wear every day. This could be difficult to add to your daily routine, so finding a moisturizer that has at least SPF 15 is another solution.

Sleep Positions

Everyone has sleeping positions that they prefer, so this tip may put a damper on your day. However, sleeping on one side over the years can pre-dispose your sleep lines to become permanent lines etched in your skin. Sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid sleep lines all together. If this just is not possible, then try silk pillowcases - they help because the skin glides over the them easily and is thought to produce less wrinkles. In either case, getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day can make such a big difference in your overall health as well as aging.

Stop Smoking

This is a habit that is purely recreational, but has so many negative effects, like aging and cancer, that should make you think about quitting. However, it is proven that smoking accelerates aging. Have you seen the images of twins that have one who did smoke and one that didn’t? The differences are astonishing. The twin that didn’t smoke looks more than 10 years younger. The toxins and carcinogens that damage your skin, among other organs, by smoking greatly diminishes your skin’s youth.

Eat Antioxidants and Omega-3santi-aging with antioxidants and omega 3 in Beverly Hills

When UV rays are absorbed into your skin, they create free radicals and these free radicals are volatile molecules. They can latch onto your DNA and cause mutations, which in turn cause wrinkles. Antioxidants (found in pomegranates, acai, blueberries and green tea) helpy our body defend against these free radicals that attempt to cause wrinkles. Omega-3s are also high in antioxidants, but also has an added benefit of fatty acids. These fatty acids are what helps the cell membrane act as a barrier to things that are harmful and is the pathway for nutrients to cross in and out for the cells waste. Thus preventing wrinkles and skin aging.

If you have any questions about anti-aging, it’s important to consult a skin care professional. Getting advice on what works best for your body is always going to give you better results.

 

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