If there is one thing that the whole world has invested millions in, which may not really kill the body but definitely the self-confidence, is anti aging cosmetics and products. Every product that enters the market promises to be the one-stop solution for all aging problems that people face with ageing. However, one could ask, is that all there is to age defying? Is aging not a natural process like any other health ailment, and thus related to the lifestyle and diet of the person concerned? The answer is a firm Yes. Aeing is as much related to the lifestyle and diet that a person follows as it is to external factors like harsh sun and pollution. Here are some ways in which you can keep aging at bay.
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Ways To Reduce Aging Signs
Since we all know that wrinkles and sagging skin are caused by the skin that turns loose and dry, it is best to exercise and boost the health of our skin. By getting into an exercise regime, one can achieve a more toned skin and a more muscular body, which in turn causes the skin to stretch. You will notice many of the wrinkles disappear in the process. Alternately, you could opt for jogging or a brisk walk for an hour or two daily. In case you are fit enough for your age, an option you could try is the gym or any sport of your choice. When your metabolism speeds up, the loose skin will soon be replaced by muscles.
Nutritionists have come out with the anti aging diet – full of foods that are antioxidants rich and low on toxins and will prevent and even reverse aging. Sticking to the anti-aging diet is highly advisable, even if you have achieved the results that you wanted. It slows down the aging process, because it propagates the intake of less fat, sugar, and carbohydrates. Another important thing to remember is to drink plenty of water. Since wrinkles are caused by skin that has lost moisture, drinking a lot of water will help bring back the lost moisture, thus making skin more healthy and toned.
Makeup To Hide Age
Mak up is another effective way to hide ageing signs. And there are a lot of different cosmetics that can help you hide them – for instance, concealers are the best thing available for hiding lines, wrinkles and skin blemishes. All you need to do to look younger than your age is to carefully apply a few layers of the right kind of concealer. You could also apply foundation to places that show age like wrinkles and fine lines, and spread it evenly so that it looks natural. Once done with that, you could apply your usual makeup to suit your face and enhance your features. Once done, look in the mirror closely and check if it looks natural.
Screen The Sun
The sun's rays are by far the worst thing that happened to the skin – they are notorious for drying the skin, which acts as a catalyst to the aging process. During summer or during any other day that is extremely sunny, don’t step out of the house without a sunscreen. The sunscreen lotion that you choose should have a high SPF (sun protection factor), above 30 or so. Also, carry an umbrella when you go out in the sun.
Wash Our Face
Washing your skin removes dirt and other elements that contribute to wrinkling. Give much focus to your face and hands, since they are usually the first ones to develop aging signs. Right after washing, apply moisturizing lotion to preserve your skin even further.