Living a healthy life style can help prevent wrinkles. Healthy living maintains vitality in your body and promotes overall health. When the aging process is slowed, your face looks younger than your age.
Here are the 5 steps for life style changes:
* De-stress – Stress is a major factor in triggering diseases and aggravating aging. Stress stimulates production of adrenaline. Adrenaline is the emergency hormone which sends blood supply to heart and muscle for life-saving events. Long term release of adrenaline causes less blood supply to your skin. Chronic stress also elevates the level of cortisol in your body, and cortisol is an aging-accelerating hormone. Stress can declare itself on one’s appearance in many ways including making the skin more sensitive and irritable. Many people finds meditation, yoga, music, massage and aromatherapy helpful for stress. The importance is to find whatever works for you. Take a deep breath. Stay calm and stay young.
* Exercise – Exercise is essential for good health and is one of the most effective anti-aging approaches. Exercise increases circulation and delivery of nutrients to skin cells. It helps flush away toxins and promotes optimum condition for collagen production and helps prevent wrinkles. Studies have shown that moderate exercises have more health and longevity promoting benefits than intensive exercises. Yoga, aerobic exercises and weight training are all important. But most important of all is commitment and consistency.
*Supplements – Skin is the largest organ of your body. Free radicals harm our skin and cause cell damages, aging and even cancer. Fortunately, nature has provided us many antioxidant vitamins and minerals to help defend ourself. These antioxidants include vitamin A, C, E, Selenium, zinc, magnesium, Coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine and last but not least, Omega-3 oil. If you don’t think you can absorb all these vital nutrients from daily diet, supplements are always great options.
*Detox- Removing toxins that damage your skin is an important step. As we age, our liver detoxification ability can slow down due to the accumulation of toxic substances. Harmful toxic substances can build up in our blood streams. And Many of these substances are free radicals and hasten skin aging. Detoxification can promote optimum skin health and support anti-aging nutritional absorption. There are a lot of detox programs being practiced today. But detox can be as easy as daily consumption of the following foods: Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), oranges, soy products, yogurt and fiber.
* Protection – One of the best things we can do to help prevent face wrinkles is protect ourselves from harmful substances. There are numerous things in daily life that could do damage in cellular level and accelerate inflammation. If we can protect ourselves from sun, alcohol, drugs and tobacco entering our body, the anti-aging effort is already half way done.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Even if you already have some fine lines around the eyes, these steps can help prevent new wrinkles and make existing ones less pronounced.