Aging and looking young: they are literally polar opposites. We all want to age gracefully, but we also all like the idea of looking young for as long as possible. Many people who are beginning to see those wrinkles, lines, and furrows appear on their face and neck long to know the secret of making them disappear, or at least not be so noticeable. The good news is that there’s really no secret. Here are three ways to stay youthful as you age.
The secret to healthy, youthful skin is stopping or reversing the loss of the collagen and elastin that form a springy layer under the layers of skin. It's also essential to stop damage to the skin cells by free radical molecules. Supplements are those herbs, vitamins and/or minerals you take on top of your regular healthy diet, and some are ideal for softening the signs of aging. They include:
- CoQ10: CoQ10 is an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals. It also supports the blood vessels that bring oxygen to the skin and keep it healthy and springy. According to at least one study, CoQ10 makes wrinkles less noticeable.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is another antioxidant, but its number one job is to help the body produce collagen. This makes it doubly good for your skin.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E is not only an antioxidant, but it also helps prevent inflammation. These qualities promote skin cell turnover where old, dry skin cells are replaced with fresh, new ones.
Every year millions of men and women have cosmetic treatments. They range from major surgery, such as full facelifts or abdominoplasty, to more minor procedures, such as liposuction, dermal fillers, and Botox, which is the most minimally invasive cosmetic treatment on the planet. There are other noninvasive treatments, such as cryolipolysis, thermolipolysis and microdermabrasion. My Absolute Beauty recommends a new treatment called the plasma pen, a non-invasive device that stimulates your skin to produce collagen through a process called fibroblasting. Plasma pen treatments can help prevent or reverse drooping and loose skin.
Practice a Healthy Lifestyle
Staying young and looking young have long been correlated with having healthy habits and living a healthy lifestyle. And by healthy, we don't just mean the physical, but also the mental. Take time to relax; take time to rejuvenate, take time for your mental health too. As part of a healthy lifestyle, a massage can both help relieve muscle tension, release built up toxins, and relieve stress. Many people consider all three of these to be correlated with having a reducing or shortening one's lifespan. A good, true massage therapy session is a great way to feel better mentally and physically.
Staying hydrated both inside and out is crucial when it comes to having youthful-looking skin. According to One Medical, the “8 ounces of water, eight times a day” recommendation is a myth. Instead, the average adult male needs about 15 cups of water per day, and women need about 11 cups. But keep in mind that those figures include water from food, as well as the water in beverages such as milk, juice, coffee, and tea. Good practice is to drink water with every meal and grab a glass whenever you feel thirsty. Moisturize your skin at night to lock in that hydration.
Take a supplement along with eating a healthy diet, make sure you moisturize your skin, and drink plenty of fresh, clean water to keep your skin looking vital and bright. Don’t rule out a cosmetic treatment every now and then to add to your youthful look.
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