Aging is a natural part of life, unfortunately, our daily habits can speed up the process of aging on the skin. Making a change in your current diet and skincare routine may help reduce aging in different areas of the body. Here are a few tips on how to reduce visible signs of aging on the skin:
Reduce Sun Exposure
Studies have shown that excessive exposure to sunlight can result in visible signs of aging on the skin. The harmful UV rays that come from the sun, cause the skin to lose collagen, which makes it easy for the skin to lose flexibility. Unfortunately, lack of flexibility on the skin results in sagginess, fine lines, and wrinkles on the body. It is best to avoid stepping outside when the sun is at its’ peak. Regrettably, this may not be an option for most people; this is why it’s important to always apply sunscreen to the skin before leaving the house, regardless of the weather. Applying sunscreen to the skin can help reduce visible signs of aging on the skin. Equally important, wearing protective clothing is also essential before leaving the house. Wearing accessories to protect the eyes, lips, and cleavage is also important because no parts of the body are off-limits. Try adding a scarf and sunglasses to help add extra protection to the skin.
Increase Collagen Intake
Research suggests that as people get older, levels of collagen begin to decrease, which results in aging on the skin. Increasing your daily collagen intake can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Collagen can be taken as a supplement, or can even be found in some of your daily foods. Adding more veggies and fruits into your diets, such as eggs, berries, oranges, avocados, and bell peppers can help increase your daily collagen intake.
Hydrate the Skin
Recent studies have shown that as we get older, it is easier for the skin to become dry. Ultimately, dehydrated skin can contribute to visible signs of aging on the skin. It is important to always moisturize the skin after taking a shower or bath to help replenish the skin with nutrients after washing. Water strips minerals and oils from the skin, which contributes to aging on the skin. Also, if you wash your hands frequently, make sure to keep a moisturizer on the go to use after washing. Keep in mind that healthy skin requires commitment, so it’s important to follow the right measures to take care of the body to promote healthy, youthful skin.