DEALING WITH WRINLE AND AGING
Our skin is very delicate and needs all the care that you
can give it. In our teens and youth the skin is very elastic
however after years of wear and tear, pulling and tugging
and exposure to the elements, the elasticity wears out leaving
behind wrinkles on our beautiful skin. Wrinkles are caused
because of number of reasons, the most dangerous is sun
Sun exposure damages skin inside and out. First, it attacks
the epidermis, the thin, outermost tier of skin, forming
a layer of dead cells that give skin a leathery appearance.
Then it progressively damages the upper layers of the dermis,
or the bulk of the skin, leaving them thinner, less resilient
and more susceptible to wrinkling. Over time, the collagen
and elastin fibers that form the dermis also break down,
causing gradual drooping and sagging. Thus by protecting
yourself from the sun, shunning cigarettes and eating right,
you can prevent many new wrinkles from occurring. Doctors
agree that certain nutrients in our diet can help prevent
wrinkles and keep our skin smooth and supple.
Incorporate the following vitamins
in your diet.
Vitamin C: 1200-1500 milligrams
Vitamin C is known for its importance in the manufacture
of collagen, which plays an important part in keeping the
complexion smooth. Vitamin C is essential for connective
tissue in the body, particularly for the layer where the
collagen that maintains the integrity of your skin is made.
Hence people who eat adequate diets of Vitamin C look younger
than people who don't.
Vitamin E: 400 international units
Vitamin E, another free radical fighting antioxidant, can
also prevent skin damage from sun exposure when used topically,
say researchers. Vitamin E oil, applied up to eight hours
after sun exposure, can prevent inflammation and skin damage.
For additional sun damage protection, taking vitamin E supplements
will be useful. Vitamin E rich foods include wheat germ,
spinach and sunflower seeds. Found In: Shampoos, bubble
baths, toothpastes, and lotions.
Plus a multivitamin/mineral supplement
containing the daily values of all essential vitamins and
Also incorporate the following ingredients in your diet.
Love garlic: Not only can garlic help your body stay
young by fighting heart disease and cancer, it may also
prolong the life span of normal skin cells and help them
maintain their youthful shape, according to preliminary
Eat protein: Protein is also very essential to keep
your skin looking young and youthful. Great source of protein
is fish and chicken.
Letgo of fatty food: Medical research has shown that
dietary fat is a primo generator of free radicals, the naturally
occurring unstable molecules that damage your body's healthy
molecules by stealing their electrons and, in the process,
contribute to aging and wrinkle. Thus stick to a low-fat
Avoid alcohol and smoking: Go easy on the spirits.
Making too much merry can make your skin suffer a lot. Not
only does that morning-after puffiness contribute to wrinkles,
but alcohol also dehydrates you, which is anything but good
for your skin. Also avoid smoking as it has been linked
to premature wrinkles since it lessens circulation to surface
Get plenty of water: You should drink eight glasses
of water a day. However the more water you drink is better
for your skin.
Eat right: Eat a balanced diet with lots of nutritional
food. Proper balanced diet is the key to a healthy and beautiful
Some important tips
To delay the formation of wrinkles you should become aware
of staying out of the sun as much as possible. If you must
be in the sun, always use a sunscreen.
Try to think about your face several times a day and totally
relax all your facial muscles. Avoid frowning and habitually
smooth out your wrinkled forehead.
Avoid formation of crow's feet, which are wrinkles in the
corners of your eyes, by becoming aware of times when you
Try to keep your hands away from your face since rubbing
your eyes or sitting with your chin on your hand tends to
push the face out of its natural position and stretches
Spend 15 minutes each morning and evening exercising the
muscles in your face.
Be aware that constant weight gain or loss can cause the
skin to sag, as can improper dental hygiene.
When putting on creams or make up always lightly stroke
it upward onto your neck and face.