“I would like to look younger”; “I wish I had smooth skin like a baby”; “I wish I didn’t have so many spots,” are phrases that almost everyone finds us saying sooner or later. Several studies say that once adolescence is over, our skin slowly begins to “age” until the first signs of aging appear around the age of 25, and their worsening with advancing age.
Popular wisdom teaches: prevention is better than cure! A teaching to follow also for the care of our skin, especially that of the face, through effective habits for the prevention of its aging.
Here are our tips for a life style for young, healthy and radiant skin.
No more cigarettes! Smoking, in general, is bad for your health. Nicotine causes blood vessels to narrow in the outer layers of the skin, reducing blood flow to the dermis. Not receiving enough oxygen and nutrients, the dermis gives way, causing the premature appearance of wrinkles.
Watch out for alcohol! Drinking a glass of wine at dinner or after work is always pleasant and relaxing, but in large quantities it can dehydrate the skin. For this reason it is advisable to accompany the glass of wine to a glass of water and avoid exaggerating with the consumption of alcohol.
Eat antioxidant food! Vitamins B, C and E are particularly good for the skin due to their antioxidant properties; these vitamins are present in vegetables and fruits; like the avocado, which with a unique nutritional profile, represents a very rich source of vitamins, fiber and good fats.
Fish is also excellent; rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, oily fish also plays an important role in protecting the heart.
Avoid sugar! Many studies show that sugar is addictive like a synthetic drug, as well as being harmful to the heart and increasing the risk of diabetes and obesity.
For this reason it should be eliminated from our diet. Sugar consumption is also harmful to the skin, as it makes it more rigid and less elastic.
Drink lots of water! Water is used to keep the skin hydrated, to drain liquids and to help purify our body.
Sleep well! Sleeping, your skin also rests, and helps it to remain fresh and bright. Better to sleep on a silk pillowcase, a delicate fabric that is proof of sleepy folds.
“With a silk pillowcase, your skin slips on the pillow,” New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, told Health. “Less friction on the skin slows the formation of fine lines over time”.
A bonus? Sleeping on silk also helps prevent frizzy hair.
Sleep on your back! Avoid the formation of expression lines while you sleep!
Your free time:
Train at least half an hour a day! Training consistently helps produce young collagen. Increased blood flow increases the amounts of oxygen and nutrients available to skin cells, stimulating their metabolism and vitality.
Reduce stress! Spend some time with yourself, relax. Stress is not our ally, and it is harmful to both our mind and our skin. Skin eruptions, erythema, acne and seborrheic dermatitis are just some of the negative effects of stress on our skin.
Create a Skincare routine:
Learn about your skin! Do a skin analysis to learn more about his condition. A greater awareness of its real condition is fundamental to understand what is the most suitable skincare routine and how to intervene to reduce any imperfections.
Softly wake up your skin! Use warm water to clean your face; the use of cold water can cause a “trauma” to your skin that is still relaxed and asleep.
Prepare your skin for sleep! Remove your make-up, clean your face with a light product adjust to your skin type, and apply a moisturizer.
And…. Obviously, use sunscreen, ALWAYS!