How to Protect your skin from ageing?

Skin is the top most layer of the body and it is a mirror that reflects your age. And it is an everyday reminder that you are ageing. However if you put some extra effort and try little harder you can regain your skin’s liveliness and youthful radiance. It is difficult to maintain the glow and shine of your skin amidst pollution, bad weather and stress. Most of all ageing is inevitable and takes a toll on your skin. A simple modification in lifestyle and proper nutrition will make your skin prolong its youthfulness and radiance. Here are some tips that could make your skin look bright and wrinkle free despite your age.

1. Drink plenty of water

Moisturize your skin from within

There are lots of doubts that will arise with this topic. How many glasses to take in a day? At what time interval should I take water? Can I have after meals or before meals? If you think on these lines it might sound like a big goal to achieve. A simple way is to just drink water whenever you are thirsty and whenever your body prompts you to have, like hiccups. The reason we normally end up taking less water despite our thirst is only because that we are occupied with important work or we don’t have water handy or we are simply lazy to go and have water. Otherwise it’s very much a self soothing task. It is not necessary that you have to drink only water. You can vegetable, fruit juices and tender coconut also.

Why water is necessary for beautiful skin?

Our body cosists 60% of water. Water is a vital nutrient to the life of every cell in our body. It lubricates joints and forms saliva. It is an essential part of every internal organ in our body. Water regulates our body temperature through sweating and urination. It assists in flushing waste.

2. Eat a well-balanced diet

Prescription for skin-Fruits

Take the recommended amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat in your diet in its natural form. Avoid canned food as the preservatives and added flavors might spoil your skin’s health and also body’s overall well being. Stop taking unhealthy snacks. Substitute with fruits and nuts. Add omega 3 rich food in your daily intake. Fish and other sea food are rich in omega 3. Seeds like flax seed, chia seed, walnuts and soya sbean have plenty of omega 3. Even some vegetables like spinach and brussels sprouts are the best plant sources to get omega3. You can even take fish oil capsule supplements. Add plenty of vitamin E to give a natural glow to your skin.

Why Fruits and Vegetables are important for glowing skin?

In our body there are certain harmful particles running in the blood stream which are called free radicals. These are developed by exposure to pollution, stress and other toxins that get in our body in various ways. Fruits and vegetables have plenty of anti-oxidants which bind these free radicals and help to expel them from our body.

3. Cleanse your skin

scrub, tone, moisturise, repeat.

Take good care of your skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells once in two weeks. It promotes the regeneration of new cells. Use a mild face wash or soap to cleanse every day. Use only sulphate-free bath products. Massage your skin with light moisturizer in circular motion two times a day. After bathing and before going to bed. This will help the skin to regenerate new cells and the result is radiant skin.

4. Sun-protect your skin

Shield your skin

Always apply a sunscreen before going out. Apart from that use sunglasses, scarf and umbrella to protect your facial skin from the harsh rays of sun if you are not a fan of sunspots and wrinkles.

5. Avoid getting frown lines

stress much…frown no!

Don’t frown much to avoid those vertical wrinkles along your eyebrows and glabella. Always keep smiling as it is good for your facial muscles.

6. Moisturize

Moisturize your skin in and out

Moisturizing your skin is an important ritual of the day. Be it summer or winter, skin needs to be moisturized to avoid dryness and wrinkles.

How to buy a good moisturizer?

Find out your skin type. There are four types of skin which includes oily, dry, normal and sensitive. Choose your moisturizer based on the type of skin you have. Read the label carefully. And use the one that is relevant for your skin type. There are different types of moisturizers for face and body. Do not use the one for the body on face and vice versa. Check the label carefully to read the ingredients.

Avoid moisturizers containing below ingredients

  • Sodium lauryl sulfateStop ageing of skin
  • BHA
  • Triclosan and triclocarban
  • Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine (Coal Tar)
  • Parabens
  • Polyethylene/PEGs
  • Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol
  • Petroleum distillates.

7. Excercise

let your skin breath through exercise

Doing regular workouts is not only good for your internal organs and physique but also it is necessary for your skin health. Those stretches and floor exercises help your skin improve its elasticity and bring radiance to your skin, head to toe. Facial exercises and yoga bring shine to your face.

Things to remember to get flawless skin

keep calm and do yoga

You can improve your skin’s health and appearance with healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper pampering of your skin. Vitamin supplements like collagen, vitamin D, omega 3, vitamin A and vitamin E also helps to bring a glow to your skin. Most of all live a stress-free life. It is easier said than done. But remember, you have to try to make your life easy in all ways to have everlasting youthfulness of skin and overall good health.