Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How To Look Younger And Healthier

By Lucia Gomez

If you have started to notice the pass of time in your face and now have a complexion that is sagging, with crow's feet or maybe marionette lines, you are not the only one. Aging skin is one of the consequences of getting older, no one is free from it, but there are certainly many things you can try to always look your best. You should be concentrating your efforts on three areas: an effective skin care program, a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

1- The best you can do for your skin as you get older is to provide it with an effective skin care routine. There are great skin care cosmetics with active ingredients to combat the effects of aging skin and restore that fresh look to the skin.

2- Give the skin the adequate care to preserve it from drying. Dry skin often make the skin look older because the wrinkles are more noticeable when the skin is dry. Use moisturizers that attract water, humectants, and moisturize the skin inside out by drinking water and other healthy drinks. Use a moisturizing facial mask too, at least once weekly.

3- One of the reasons the skin begins to sag and form wrinkles is the loss of collagen and elastin. These proteins when plentiful maintain the skin plump and elastic, but as we age their production diminish and the decadence of the skin begins. A good way to boost collagen and elastin production is by making use of appropriate skin care products and treatments that will provide the skin with a younger appearance.

4- A healthy diet is essential to achieve a skin that is free from wrinkles and other skin imperfections such as blemishes and pimples. Ii has been proved that antioxidants help to protect the body from certain health conditions and they are also effective to fight aging skin. So, including plenty of antioxidant food in your diet is the next step towards healthy and younger skin.

5- To take care of the skin buy skin care ingredients containing antioxidants. Vitamins C, E and A have potent antioxidant power and help to improve the skin's texture. Green tea is another antioxidant that you can find in skin care products. Cleansers are anti aging creams containing green tea are efficient to improve skin tone and fight aging skin due to the great antioxidant activity. The catechins present in green tea are also effective to boost the metabolism and for weight loss.

6- Using a weekly facial mask will get rid of dead cells, improving the skin's texture. To make a face mask at home full of antioxidant power mix two spoons of red wine with two spoons of honey. Apply over the areas you want to rejuvenate such as face and neck and leave for fifteen minutes. Wine contains resveratrol which is said to one of the most potent antioxidants and honey has moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties. A winning combination!

7- Incorporate exercise into your daily life to enjoy optimal health and good skin. We have heard the health benefits that exercise bring so take advantage of this and make the effort of being more active. Chose activities that you enjoy doing, alone or with friends. These could be something like Pilates, tennis, line or salsa dancing, power walking or even gardening. The important thing is to be active for as long as you can.

There are so many things you can do and steps you can take in order to remain healthy and younger. If you follow the steps above you are going to take years of your appearance, just remember that to further enhance your health and skin you need to protect the skin from sunlight and stop smoking too. Put these tips into practice and feel better.

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