Waging War Against Aging

by Eva Martinez
(California, USA)

It is a known fact that everything ages. Planets, stars, animals, plants, and people go through this natural cycle of life.

For some people, aging is considered something dreadful because it reveals ugly lines on the face, wrinkles on the skin and even white hair.

Aside from these drastic physical changes, some people also dread aging because it slows down their system that hinders them from doing things that younger people can do, it affects memory, and it also affects overall composure.

Everybody wants to beautiful and wants to remain beautiful for the rest of their lives. But since aging affects a person’s physique and physical beauty, many people consider it a threat to their mission of maintaining their beauty and vitality.

But, since aging is a natural phenomenon, people can’t do much about it. If you are one of those people who experience the signs of aging this early and you want to do something about, now is the time to take extra care of the major indicator of aging, which is the skin.

Below are some tips that can help you wage war against the unpleasant results of aging.

1. Protect your self from the sun’s damaging and deadly rays by using safe and effective sun protection. Experts say that 90 percent of facial aging is cause by the damage brought by UV rays and radiation.

You can protect yourself from UV rays by applying sun block or sunscreen daily, wearing clothing that helps protect your skin from the sun’s rays such as long sleeves and pants along with wide brimmed hats, and by lessening your exposure to the sun especially in its peak hours—10a.m. to 2 p.m.

2. Delay the process of aging by quitting smoking. Studies show that nicotine intake greatly contributes to the emergence of lines on the face, aging, and drastic changes to the skin’s texture as well as in its elasticity.

3. Take in lots of fluids especially water. Drinking enough water daily helps aid skin hydration and healthy cell formation. Aside from maintaining the skin’s water balance, drinking water also helps in the removal of waste products in the body.

4. Try to balance your nutrition. A healthy diet that includes fruits and veggies, lean meats and fish, with moderate intake of carbohydrates can help your skin maintain its youthful glow.

5. Supply your body with enough anti-oxidant supplements. Zinc vitamins A, C, and E which contribute to the skin’s ability to fight the damages of free-radicals caused by environmental factors such as pollution.