We’d of course do anything to stay young, however the unfortunate truth is; ageing is unstoppable. Nevertheless, there could be ways and means to reduce the effect of it on us. If we identify signs of ageing beforehand itself, such as thinning hair, spots on skin, fine lines and wrinkles, sore feet etc. we could take measures to prevent them, or rather delay the process. So here are such few good habits you could practice.
Stay away from the sun
Sun damage is one of the most common factors that contribute to ageing. It is obvious you cannot avoid going out in broad daylight with our busy lives, however you need to take measures to prevent direct exposure. The ultraviolet rays of the sun will damage the elastic fibers that keep the skin firm and intact, which then causes sagging and wrinkles. It also generates spots on skin which are known as ‘liver spots’. The extent of sun damage will differ from person to person according to his or lifetime exposure to sun, skin type etc. Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. Do not intentionally sunbathe; your tanning times are over. Always use a sunscreen and take a hat or umbrella with you. Avoid sunlight between 10am to 3pm since then, it is at its strongest. You could easily avoid Botox and non surgical facelift if you protect yourself.
Stop alcohol and smoking
Alcohol and tobacco and drugs are obviously injurious to health. However, if you are searching for a better reason to stop, here it is. They age your skin much faster than usual, making you look 20 years older than you actually are. The decreased blood flow to your face due to smoking, squinting your eyes to prevent smoke getting into them, the harmful chemicals are all injurious to your skin. Some common signs of ageing are crow’s feet, drooping skin and bags under your eyes and eyelids. Excessive drinking prevents having a healthy diet which then deprives your skin of the nutrients it needs. You won’t need cosmetic injections if you let go of this bad habit.
A balanced and healthy diet can keep you away from many diseases and conditions, and ageing is one of them. the nutrients you take in will help keep your skin in good shape by keeping it intact and looking young. Some of such nutrients are, Vitamin C and E which are antioxidants, Vitamin A and B, fiber and minerals etc. Always add leafy vegetables, tomatoes, citrus, carrots and fruits to your diet. If you feed yourself with junk food, you are feeding your skin with junk food too. All the oil and sugar will of course have adverse effects on your skin.