To create a truly effective anti aging skin care plan, you should make skincare as a habit that is expected to last until in your 80s or even beyond your 90s. As you age, fine lines and wrinkles may start to appear, while your skin gradually sags and dries. You can never turn back the hands of time, which is one major reason you should start your aging skin and diet plan now.
You have to do better in keeping your skin well moisturized. This may mean using a lotion with aloe vera or shea butter or a basic hydrator. Taking care of the skin’s moisture allows it to repair itself much more effectively. Moisturizers spiked with the right ingredients designed to boost cell turnover, can stimulate collagen growth and banish the DNA damaging free radicals.
Moisturizers help prevent water loss from the skin. The optimal water content for the top layer of the skin is at least 10%. At this level, a smooth skin surface is maintained.
As you may have noticed, during the dry weather or winter in heated rooms, the skin may feel rough and itch even with the use of room humidifiers. It is often insufficient to maintain this level of moisture in the skin during these times.
There are 3 natural ingredients found in topical skin care creams that I love most, namely the aloe vera, shea butter, and the pomegranate. The aloe vera is a tropical plant that is well known for its therapeutic amino acids, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, and enzymes. It is believed to easily penetrate the skin and carry the nutrients into the deeper layers.
The gel is soothing, moisturizing, and toning for all types of skin. It is excellent for blemished skin due to its antibiotic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities. It helps bring moisture to dry skin and control oily skin.
The shea butter’s impressive ability to heal cannot be understated, as the seed’s oil contain a moisturizer and a healing element anywhere from 5% to 17%.
In reality, the shea butter excels in combating eczema, irritated skin, dry and sun damaged skin. The shea butter is incredibly versatile and can be used in virtually scores of different do-it-yourself skin care treatments.
In 1940, earlier observations were made on the population using shea butter. The skin diseases were rare and the skin was exceptionally supple and smooth. Depending on the source, the size of the exceptionally large healing fraction that contains valuable phytonutrients, nutrients, and vitamins that made the shea therapeutic.
Reports say the healing fraction is as high as 17%. The better the quality of the shea butter, the larger would be the healing fraction. The regular use of this natural cream can treat many problems that include blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bites, and other skin conditions.
You may want to know that the moisturizers in the shea butter are of the same ones the sebaceous glands in the skin produces. Because the shea butter mimics the effects of these naturally produced moisturizers that the skin itself produces, it is no wonder that the shea butter is such a superior moisturizer and protectant.
The pomegranate seed oil is packed with tocopherols and phytosterols that acts as an emollient. It is uniquely enriched with the punicic acid and ellagic acid that help boost the production of collagen, which effectively benefit the skin renewal process by enhancing elasticity, as well as supporting and restoring the outer layer of the skin.
The punicic acid is a mixture of fatty acids that are exceedingly good in repelling the harmful effects of free radicalization, such as aging and tissue damage on your skin.
When applied through, the punicic acid helps promote and stimulate the production of keratinocyte, which is associated with strengthening your skin, aids in the regeneration process and prevents premature aging. It can slow down the inflammation that is behind the collagen degradation in aging skin.
Want to look younger?
Your skin generally reflects your inner health status and how fast you age. The health of your skin is one interesting topic. It says a lot about what you feed your mouth and how what you feed can impact your aging process and your body shape.
As they all say, beauty comes from the inside. The effect of nutrition on skin aging is the best way you can tell how nutrition can possibly prevent extrinsic skin aging due to external factors and environmental influence. Prevention is the best and the most effective way to work against the effects of extrinsic skin aging.
You will stay younger longer if you eat right. Eating smartly is the best kept technique in slowing down the signs of the years on your pretty face. Are you aware that what you eat can make a huge difference in how you age and how you feel?
Experts in anti aging and regenerative medicine recognized the value of nutrition and its role in aging. Eat right and you will look younger!
Nutrition has always been associated with graceful aging. It can help you erase your wrinkles and make you look younger longer. Frequently researched antioxidants, such as the carotenoids, tocophenols and flavonoids, as well as the essential Omega 3 fatty acids, some proteins, lactobacilli, and Vitamins A, C, D, and E have been referred as agents capable of promoting skin health and beauty.
The skin is the only organ of the human body closely associated with the desirable appearance. You are what you eat! Unfortunately, stress, processed foods, and diets that lack nutrient rich foods can affect your appearance and give you undesirable lines and bags around the eyes.
Feed your skin with the right food and achieve a youthful, plump, radiant, glowing appearance. A nutritious meal can result in glowing, gorgeous skin. You cannot deny the fact a healthy diet meal plan can affect the way your skin looks.
Don’t you know that the path to a beautiful skin is through your stomach? Eat your way to a fabulous skin! The old saying about you are what you eat has once again confirmed the value of nutrition in the beauty and aging skin care.
What is the role of your skin? Your skin plays an essential role in your overall psychological, emotional, physical health
- Protects you from injury and parasite invasion
- Provides sense of touch
- Regulates body temperature
- Prevents dehydration
- Aids in detoxification
- Aids in elimination of toxins
- Assist in the synthesis of Vitamin D
- Helps the immune system fight infection
Beauty tips in tidbits
Care what you stuff yourself! Fruits and vegetables contain power antioxidants that protect your skin from cellular damage.
Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables for at least 5 portions a day, such as the carrots, kale, papaya, and spinach can highly improve your skin tone and stimulate cell development.
The best source of Vitamin C is the broccoli and papaya. They help produce collagen and act to strengthen the capillaries of the skin.
Selenium is important in preventing age spots and protecting you against skin cancer and the sun damage. You can boost your selenium levels by eating fish, shellfish, eggs, tomatoes, and broccoli.
The Vitamin E helps protect oxidative damage resulting in a healthy skin growth. You may eat almonds, hazelnuts, and avocado to boost your Vitamin E.
The phytoestrogens are natural chemicals which demonstrate a structure similar to the estrogen hormones. You can get this from eating soya bean products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
How sugar, carbohydrates, and fat works
More pronounced wrinkles were found among individuals with higher intake of bad fats and processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and packaged cookies.
No matter what your age, following a nutritious diet is important. Eat right and reduce your acne, redness, and inflammation.
The hypodermis innermost layer of the skin stores the fat, fibroblasts, adipose cells, and the immune cells. As you age, the natural loss of fat stores contributes to a loose, sagging skin.
The collagen is created by the specialized cells fibroblasts located in the dermis and the hypodermis. Fibroblasts produce collagen and help repair damaged tissues to build new cellular structures. It can break down and recycle damaged collagen.
Due to the decrease of the collagen production and an increase in the fibroblasts degradation due to age, you need to protect whatever collagen remains in your structure by avoiding radiation from the sun. Nutrients are also essential in battling this free radical damage and in maintaining a healthy, youthful looking appearance.
Elastin helps the skin resume its shape when poked or pinched, but it decreases as you grow older and cause the skin to lose its firmness. Your jawline, neck, and around the eyes may decrease its firmness. Repeated mechanical stress due to frowning can permanently stretch out these fibers, thereby resulting in sagging and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Iron has the ability to increase the elastin production. The best option for boosting elastin is by eating iron rich foods like spinach and dried fruits.
Your skin can tell a lot about you. You look aged because of a damaged skin. Reduction of the collagen and the alteration of the elastin can weaken the skin and make the wrinkles appear.
Maybe we can start by defining all of the three into one, sugar + carbohydrates + fat = fast food. In the prevention of obesity, eating a low carb low fat diet is more helpful, which means less stored excess energy as adipose tissue than a high fat diet.
A high fat diet promotes excess energy consumption. The body, in extremely high efficiency, stores the excess dietary fat as adipose tissue.
Carbohydrates are the precursor for sugar production in the body, which makes your skin care and your fat loss a bit more difficult. Carbohydrates are the most preferred source of energy in the body. If you do not eat foods with carbohydrates, the body uses protein as fuel.
When you eat carbohydrate foods, the digestive system breaks them into glucose or sugar. The body absorbs the sugar and use it easily. When you raise the blood sugar level, the pancreas tends to release more insulin, which is a kind of hormone that makes it possible for the sugar to enter the cells and be stored for energy.
When straight sugar is being consumed, they are being dumped right in, which causes a rise of the blood sugar levels. You may not know it, but eating sugar does not give you more power but rather you end up with less power, because the glands and other organs go into a state of alert and start doing what they can do to bring down the blood sugar level.
The most safe and easily utilized of all the sugars that also contains nutritional value are the natural sugars coming from fruits and honey. As long as they were not removed from the fruit or processed, they are harmless.
It is generally better to develop your everyday healthy diet meal plan so you know when and what to eat. Carbohydrates provide energy for the red blood cells, the nervous system, fuel physical activity, help burn fat efficiently, and affects the basal metabolic functions.
The carbohydrates should be about 45 to 65% of the daily caloric intake. However, eating too many carbohydrates would result in pancreatic and glandular dysfunctions, which could further lead to a variety of disorders and disease.
Overabundance of sugar makes the body stores them as fat, which may cause major health issues in the arteries. This means an overabundance of carbohydrates may end up causing fat gain and a rise in cholesterol.
The carbohydrate energy input should be in direct proportion only to your energy output. In fact, overeating of carbohydrates actually causes you to have less power.
Power foods, carbohydrates and sugar requires timing
In the morning, there is a need for fuel. Before or after a strenuous exercise, your body needs more fuel. During inactivity or before sleeping, there is no need to consume power foods in mass quantities.
The mistake most people make is to take a diet with lots of carbs before bedtime and not using any power at all. As a result, the unused carbohydrate sugar creates an unhealthy situation. Also, excess sugar contributes to tooth decay.
This means the body needs to work hard all night just to digest it all. You end up waking up more tired than when you went to bed.
Skin aging is a continuous process that is heavily determined by the combined influences arising from intrinsic aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors, such as cigarette smoking, low BMI, and menopausal status.
Thoughts from the author:
Shirley Chio believes that the key to slowing down the signs of aging is being healthy inside out. The key to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is actually eating more fruits and vegetables. Nutrition is very valuable and reading more about what food can do to your beauty is highly interesting. Take it from me. Read more about some skincare tips as you follow my blog!
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