Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Fight Aging

We all know that everyone do get old, and we cannot exempt ourselves from growing and getting older each year. Like women, men nowadays are self conscious with how they look and what to wear. The thing is, fashion,  beauty and grooming are not just for women alone but also for men. Thus, it does not make you lesser of a man if you wear or use make-up or if you are being self conscious about your fitness and look.  

Anyway, growing up and aging is imminent to everyone, and that does not excuse you or me from aging.  Our skin and collagen degenerates as we aged; and considering with all the chemicals, pollution and smoke in our environment today, this would cause more damage to our health or skin. I personally fear signs of aging like blemishes, wrinkles and dark spots, that is why we have to know some essential things that will help us combat or fight aging. 

Here are some tips to help us from fighting the signs of aging:

Ask any dermatologist: The most important thing anybody can do to stave off wrinkles is wear sunscreen. Apply a daily moisturizer, like Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 15, and a lotion with SPF 30 if you're outside for long periods. (not advertising the product)

Tip: The higher the SPF number, the better protection against the sun's harmful UVB rays. The SPF number lets you know how much longer you can stay out of the sun without burning. For example, if it takes 15 minutes for a person to burn, an SPF 15 will allow them to stay out in the sun 15times longer without burning.

Fact: Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A. The term describes vitamin A derivatives that unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin—sometimes in as little as four weeks. Retinoids are used in medicine, primarily due to the way they regulate epithelial cell growth.

Collagen is the protein that makes your skin resilient and firm. As you age and clock more time in the sun, it breaks down, leading to…Keith Richards. Prescription retinoids like Renova and Retin-A help collagen regenerate.
Fact: Antioxidants are natural substances made up of vitamins and minerals. They have the ability to fight "free radicals" -- unstable compounds that attack human cells and damage DNA. 

Your body needs antioxidants to cancel out the collagen-damaging effects of the processed foods you eat, the polluted city you live in, and the beers you drank last night. In addition to eating well, you should consider skin supplements like this one.
Green tea has high concentrations of EGCG, a potent antioxidant believed to keep your mind sharp and reduce your risk of heart attack. If that's not reason enough to drink it, studies are now suggesting that it can reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin.

Smoking may make you look cool in your twenties, but by your thirties it will just make you look like you're in your forties. The chemicals in cigarettes speed the breakdown of collagen in your face, and all that sucking and squinting deepens fine lines.

Sleep experts aren't the only ones worried about how much shut-eye you're getting. Dermatologists are, too, because your body releases excess cortisol, a stress hormone, when you're sleep-deprived. And that breaks down collagen.
These are just some tips to help you fight from aging. However, these does not mean that this is the best skin care routine for everyone. Because, this might be the best skin care routine for one but not for the other. 


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