How to Help Aging Skin
Your skin is the largest immunological organ in your body—the first line of defense against disease-causing microorganisms and toxins. It is continually exposed to the sun’s rays, and prolonged exposure can speed up the aging process. Other factors that hasten the skin’s aging process include toxins, pollution and stress. By employing the natural remedies below, you can help safely and effectively reduce the skin’s aging process.
Use oils or creams with vitamin E. This vitamin, when applied to skin, may help it look more youthful by lessening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Apply nightly.
Eat a diet high in antioxidants. Antioxidants can help your skin achieve its optimal health and youthfulness by flushing out free radicals and increasing collagen production. Foods rich in antioxidants include wild blueberries, pinto beans, cranberries and dried prunes. Consume 1 cup of these types of food every day.
Limit your exposure to the sun and wear sunblock. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, liver spots and skin cancer. Apply sunblock with a high sun protection factor (SPF) 30 minutes before sun exposure. An SPF of 100 is currently the highest you can find.
Exercise every day. Doing so increases the blood circulation in your body, to assist in bringing nutrients to your skin cells. It also helps increase collagen production in order to keep your skin elastic. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day.
Avoid toxins such as smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke. Tobacco contains tar and carbon monoxide that can slow down the flow in your blood vessels and cause skin dryness, wrinkles and skin pigmentation disorders.