As one gets older, the skin tends to lose its elasticity and become more fragile, your skin begins to produce less oil, which then leads to the production of lines and creases.

This is what normally causes wrinkles and makes the face looks older.  But in our recent times people do not want to have that aging look, they always want to have a younger and a fresh look due to our scientific environments.

Today we will look at what anti-aging is and how we can prevent aging.  Anti- aging refers to slowing, preventing and reversing the aging process.  It is also a step to keep the body healthy, live longer and adapt a healthier habit.

How to prevent aging

  • Do not smoke: Smoke ages your skin at a faster rate. It also dries your skin out; wrinkles develop due to facial expressions commonly made when standing in the smoke.  There is some speculation that cigarette smoking is just as damaging as the sun.
  • Sun exposure: Many people go out into the elements with unprotected skin. Skin that has been exposed to the sun has a mottled appearance. Freckles can sometimes turn into sun spots and our skin may start to look leathery, sagging will also increase.
  • Regular exercise: Exercise helps to keep your skin toned and keeps your blood flowing, but avoiding regular exercise can also significantly age your skin.
  • Enough sleep: Sleep well, have a sound sleep regularly. When you don’t have enough sleep, dark circles are created underneath the eyes, your skin can start to sag and your face can look puffy.  Continual lack of sleep can contribute to facial wrinkles.
  • Stress also contributes to wrinkles, when you are stressed you tend to make facial expressions which may cause wrinkles.

Anti-Aging Diet

  • Colourful fruits and vegetables contain the necessary antioxidants to help keep your skin looking young and healthy. Choose leafy greens, red tomatoes, blueberries and carrots, all of which help to stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy skin.
  • Whole grain foods are rich in fiber, which are very good for skin. Incorporate plenty of oats, quinoa, barley, wheat and brown rice into your diet. These foods also lower your risk of developing type II diabetes.
  • Nuts contain fatty acids: Snacking of nuts can reduce your risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol by as much as 20 %.


Beauty & Lifestyle with Nikki Boa-Amponsem

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