Although you’d like to have younger looking skin, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune for Botox treatments. Fortunately, there are practical ways you can look younger without paying big bucks or suffering pain from plastic surgery. Here are some common sense tips for looking younger skin:
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Hydrated skin not only looks pinker, but it also promotes better health. When you aren’t properly hydrated, it shows. Your skin is dryer, tighter, and flakier when your body doesn’t get the water it needs each day. As a result, dry skin gives way to wrinkles. Because water is lost in significant amounts daily, it only makes sense that you need to replace it.
How much water? Drink at least six eight-ounce glasses a day. Rather than drinking extreme amounts of water at night, spread it out throughout the day. Don’t drink within two hours before going to bed, as this can lead to morning puffiness, promoting facial sag.
Other fluids: besides water, drink fruit juices and milk.
Monitor Sun Exposure
Although young people invest hours bathing in the sun, as well as money in sun tanning, they may not realize that the sun is the number one culprit in aging skin. Therefore, it’s vital to use sunscreen. What’s more, too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancers later in life.
Not only does smoking promote bad health, but it also ages your skin. Besides yellowing your skin, it also wrinkles. Smoking speeds up your skin’s normal aging process. After about a decade of smoking, you can notice these skin changes, which are permanent. This is because your blood vessels in your outermost skin layers narrow when you smoke, resulting in less oxygen, as well as reducing important nutrients such as Vitamin A. What’s more smoking also injures fibers (such as collagen and elastin) that give skin elasticity, as well as strength. Therefore, your skin starts to sag, wrinkling you prematurely.
Eat Foods Promoting Good Skin
What you put inside your body is actually more important than what you put on your face. Although most fruits are good foods for your skin, some are exceptional…
- Avocados: Rich in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that nurture your skin, avocado is one of the best foods you can eat for your skin. Not only will eating this delicious, mushy green fruit help your skin, but it will also help you feel good.
- Mangos: Mangoes are an excellent source for Vitamin A as they contain more than 80% of your daily requirement for this important vitamin. As Vitamin A both maintains and repairs skin cells, a deficiency results in a complexion that’s not only dry, but flaky. Vitamin A also serves as an antioxidant, warding off deep-seated damage, aging your skin prematurely. As an added bonus, mangoes are good for your figure, as they contain less than 70 calories per serving.
- Cottage Cheese and Milk: Besides being good for your bones, dairy products such as milk and cottage cheese are also anti-aging foods. The selenium in cottage cheese, along with Vitamin E, works as a potent antioxidant. It’s known for combating skin cancer, as well as fighting dandruff.
- Flaxseed Oil and Oysters: Flaxseed oil is a top source of Omega oils. Besides flaxseed oil, oysters, which are rich in zinc, are also good for your face. As zinc is involved in producing sebum, a lack of it may lead to acne problems.
Finally, getting plenty of exercise also helps your skin. Besides having smoother, younger-looking skin, you’ll also feel better.