WHAT CAUSES OUR SKIN TO AGE?

No one can alter the natural aging process. The process plays a vital role. As we age, wrinkles become visible on our faces. It is normal for our face to lose its elasticity.

While genetics is responsible for our skin’s texture and structure, there are other factors, that quicken the aging process.

  • Inflammatory Foods

Foods like margarine, vegetable oils, red meats, sugary bread, processed foods cause chronic inflammation. If you eat these foods daily, you’re damaging your skin.

Why?

The aforementioned are foods that accelerate the formation of wrinkles. For a great looking skin, your diet should include veggies and fruits.

They contain selenium, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin C, which helps the body produce collagen.

  • Loss of Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

The body releases HGH in the pituitary gland. HGH has many functions. It includes collagen for keeping the muscles and skin healthy. As we age, collagen production slows down. This leads to a thinner and looser skin.

But some combinations of amino acids can help enhance the body’s production of HGH. As a result, it helps to boost collagen production and keep your skin smooth and firm.

  • Alcohol

Indeed, alcohol is a diuretic. So taking a lot of it will leave you dehydrated. Apart from sapping the skin’s natural moisture, excessive alcohol worsens wrinkles, fine lines, and sets off rosacea outbreaks. All of these will make your skin look dull and old.

  • Stress

Stress is one factor that takes a toll on the body faster than any environmental factor. Also, stress increases blood pressure, age your brain and affect your sleeping habits. When combined, all these can cause premature aging and wrinkles.

Yes, It’s difficult for some to minimize the amount of stress they experience daily. But you can manage it by adopting a few simple lifestyle changes.

  • Not exercising

Exercise does not only help you to lose weight, and keep the lungs and heart healthy, it gives a rejuvenating effect on your skin.

To reap the benefits, keep the workouts sweaty and short. If you do this, you’ll reap both the weight-loss and anti-aging benefits.

  • Sun damage

If you want to maintain a youthful glow, avoid excess ultraviolet radiation. It is no news that UV radiation causes skin cancer. Aside from this, it causes wrinkles and premature aging.  So before stepping out, apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing.

Our lifestyle and environment choices can quicken the aging process. By adopting some preventive measures, we can minimize the effects it has on our skin.

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