Anti-aging is a multi-billion-dollar market. Between topical unguents, supplements, and surgical procedures, someone somewhere is probably trying to cheat the natural effects of age every minute of every day.
You can swallow pills, smear creams around your face, or have a doctor suck out fat from your bottom and replace it in your thinning cheeks. One must never forget the power of the mind to influence how a person looks either: the emotional component which contributes to aging or encourages a youthful appearance.
How You Feel Matters
Do you wake up each morning groaning or do you leap out of bed hopeful and energetic? A positive attitude does as much to present an age-defying appearance as wrinkle-free skin does. You can lack wrinkles but walk with an unnecessary stoop and a constant scowl and people will think you’re 20 years older.
Don’t let life weigh you down: learn to tell the difference between hardship and opportunity. If you need help with that, talk to a counselor. If the problem is a real medical issue, let your doctor help you. Suffering pain constantly, for instance, will encourage the appearance of lines in your face.
Hydration is an essential element in any approach to anti-aging. If you do not supply water or you prefer dehydrating, caffeine-rich drinks, your skin will dry out. Alcohol has the same effect as caffeine, not that you should go tea-total: there is resveratrol in red wine after all. Water becomes boring, admittedly, but choose herbal tea or fruit juice as alternatives as opposed to energy drinks or colas.
Resveratrol and other Antioxidants
Antioxidants fight illness, supporting your immune system and cells, including the ones around your eyes, lips, and cheeks. They get into everything in a good way. Consume antioxidant-rich foods and drinks of all kinds such as red wine, green tea, goji berries, blueberries, oranges, and just fruit in general.
Berries and anything containing Vitamin C are excellent. Dark green foods and Vitamin C supplements (tablets, gummies, or meal replacement drinks) provide additional choice. A strong immune system creates a healthy glow all over your face.
Omega Fatty Acids
Your skin needs some oil. Imagine a muffin without oil or butter: it looks good for the first half hour then dries out as moisture evaporates. Showering too much doesn’t make your skin feel moist; this simply washes natural oils from your skin, removing the barrier which holds hydration inside. Replace oils by consuming fatty fish, nuts, nut butters, and seeds.
Don’t Eat Too Much Junk
Eating refined foods will lead to acne which makes your skin look older, especially later on if scarring results. Acne isn’t just for teenagers but can happen in later life if you abuse your body by eating junk, candy, chips, and greasy fast food.
Consider purchasing a gel or cream which specifically targets puffiness around the eyes or fine lines close to your lips. Research suggests there are products that really work and some which look good but don’t really do anything in the long term.
Some items provide an immediate effect but most are designed to show their worth in about two weeks, becoming increasingly effective over time. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer (one that does not block pores) every day.
Look for products containing retinol. This is a naturally occurring element in your skin which starts to disappear as you get older. When retinol gets to work, it makes the skin look more plump by helping hold skin cells together.
Your body requires Vitamin D as part of the anti-aging process but also to help you absorb minerals. Just don’t stay in direct sunlight too long. This will dry your skin, could cause dark pigmentation, and will potentially hasten the appearance of wrinkles. Use sunscreen liberally, wear a hat, and purchase foundation which contains sunscreen.