Throughout the history, many people have tried to find the sources of eternal youth and health, the formulas of eternal life. It is obvious that they have failed in that pursuit, however, one thing they did manage to leave behind. Some of the tips and tricks for elongating the skin’s vitality and youth. Here are some of the things you should have in mind when you have decided to keep you skin healthy and durable.
Your skin’s type is one of the many factors that will affect its ageing. If your tan is darker, the experience has shown that it will help you in staying younger. This comes from the fact that pale skin does not contain melatonin, which is the ‘secret ingredient’ to protection of darker skin. Especially when it comes to sun explosion, people with darker tan will be more protected and their skin will age slowly, whereas pale people should not expose their skin to the sun at all, because this is the only way for their skin not to age faster than it should. Nevertheless, whatever your skin type is, if you are planning to go out in the sun, you must always apply sunscreen with a high SPF, such as at least 30.
Age is another thing that affects skin. Some people ‘age quickly’ because of stress or their skin type, mentioned in the previous section. The scientists still have not found the cure to ageing, however they have come up with ways that can help in postponing it. This implies constant care, which would start from the early twenties. The first step is to keep your skin clean and create a habit of nurturing it before bedtime. After a mild soap cleaning, applying a moisturiser has proved to be one of the most effective ways to impregnate your skin with water. Using crèmes, such as dermalogica products, have proved to help reducing the effects of ageing in all skin types, no matter the age. Also, once a week you should exfoliate your skin, to permanently remove dead skin cells from the surface.
Outside & inside factors
The way skin looks does not come only from its layers. Your skin responds to external and internal processes and influences. This means that you must stop smoking and drinking alcohol, because one of their side effects is faster skin ageing. You should also cut down sweets because too much sugar in your food leads to glycation – a process which accelerates ageing and causes wrinkles. You should add proteins to your diet as well, because they replace oestrogens, especially in menopause, when you need them most. External factors which affect your skin are, of course, the weather – cold, wind, and the sun. We cannot stress how much it is important to apply sunscreen, even during winter. To help your skin not get destroyed by cold weather and wind during winter, it is best if you applied crèmes which would protect it and keep your skin vital for as long as possible.
Contributed by Vendy Evans