After looking in the mirror, you may notice a wrinkle or age spot on your skin. The skin serves several purposes, and the face’s surface is significantly exposed. Despite buying the expensive creams and options that promise to keep your skin smooth, there are other things to avoid which can maintain a more youthful complexion. So, what can you do to prevent premature aging?
Anxiety, stress and constant worry take a toll on your body more than anything else. Stressors can contribute to the release of cortisol and adrenaline hormones which accelerate aging. Stress also has more overarching consequences such as a lack of sleep, and an increase in blood pressure. Try joining a gym club, doing yoga or any other exercise to control your stress levels for a healthy body.
Alcohol causes an accumulation of toxic products in skin layers. Furthermore, alcohol is a diuretic and causes continuous dehydration as you drink. Thus, you’ll notice a change in skin color and texture after one too many. Alcohol exacerbates acne, fine lines, and wrinkles which contribute to a more aging look. Drinking less alcohol exerts less pressure on your liver which is tasked with flushing out toxins. You’ll soon see the results on the skin as your liver is allowed to work efficiently.
You are what you eat. Most people may think skin maintenance is purely an outside task, but in truth, most skin issues are directly related to the food we eat. Foods rich in simple sugars and sweets are primary suspects in this situation. Similarly, eating overly cooked or heat processed foods such as meat contribute to the release of oxidants which cause several diseases and premature aging. Boiling, grilling, and roasting are cooking techniques capable of enhancing aging. If you’re an active meat consumer, try and get high-quality animal products with less oxidative stress compounds.
During sleep, the growth hormone is released in adult humans. This hormone is responsible for renewing most body tissues, including skin tissues. Try sleeping between 7 – 9 hours per night, but try and sleep on your back or use smooth pillowcases to avoid sleep lines and wrinkles.
Sunbathing without sunscreen
The sun contains UV rays that can cause cancer and weaken your skin cells. Protect your skin with sunscreen at all times no matter how amazing the sun feels on your skin.