Our skin is very delicate and needs all the care that
you can give it. In our teens and youth the skin is
very elastic however after years of wear and tear, pulling
and tugging and exposure to the elements, the elasticity
wears out leaving behind wrinkles on our beautiful skin.
Wrinkles are caused because of number of reasons, the
most dangerous is sun exposure.
Sun exposure damages skin inside and out. First, it
attacks the epidermis, the thin, outermost tier of skin,
forming a layer of dead cells that give skin a leathery
appearance. Then it progressively damages the upper
layers of the dermis, or the bulk of the skin, leaving
them thinner, less resilient and more susceptible to
wrinkling. Over time, the collagen and elastin fibers
that form the dermis also break down, causing gradual
drooping and sagging. Thus by protecting yourself from
the sun, shunning cigarettes and eating right, you can
prevent many new wrinkles from occurring. Doctors agree
that certain nutrients in our diet can help prevent
wrinkles and keep our skin smooth and supple.
the following vitamins in your diet.
C: 1200-1500 milligrams
Vitamin C is known for its importance in the manufacture
of collagen, which plays an important part in keeping
the complexion smooth. Vitamin C is essential for connective
tissue in the body, particularly for the layer where
the collagen that maintains the integrity of your skin
is made. Hence people who eat adequate diets of Vitamin
C look younger than people who don't.
E: 400 international units
Vitamin E, another free radical fighting antioxidant,
can also prevent skin damage from sun exposure when
used topically, say researchers. Vitamin E oil, applied
up to eight hours after sun exposure, can prevent inflammation
and skin damage. For additional sun damage protection,
taking vitamin E supplements will be useful. Vitamin
E rich foods include wheat germ, spinach and sunflower
seeds. Found In: Shampoos, bubble baths, toothpastes,
Plus a multivitamin/mineral
supplement containing the daily values of all essential
vitamins and minerals.
incorporate the following ingredients in your diet.
Love garlic: Not
only can garlic help your body stay young by fighting
heart disease and cancer, it may also prolong the life
span of normal skin cells and help them maintain their
youthful shape, according to preliminary laboratory
Protein is also very essential to keep your skin
looking young and youthful. Great source of protein
is fish and chicken.
of fatty food: Medical research has
shown that dietary fat is a primo generator of free
radicals, the naturally occurring unstable molecules
that damage your body's healthy molecules by stealing
their electrons and, in the process, contribute to aging
and wrinkle. Thus stick to a low-fat diet.
alcohol and smoking:
Go easy on the spirits. Making too much merry
can make your skin suffer a lot. Not only does that
morning-after puffiness contribute to wrinkles, but
alcohol also dehydrates you, which is anything but good
for your skin. Also avoid smoking as it has been linked
to premature wrinkles since it lessens circulation to
of water: You
should drink eight glasses of water a day. However the
more water you drink is better for your skin.
Eat right: Eat a
balanced diet with lots of nutritional food. Proper
balanced diet is the key to a healthy and beautiful
Some important tips
delay the formation of wrinkles you should become aware
of staying out of the sun as much as possible. If you
must be in the sun, always use a sunscreen.
to think about your face several times a day and totally
relax all your facial muscles. Avoid frowning and habitually
smooth out your wrinkled forehead.
formation of crow's feet, which are wrinkles in the
corners of your eyes, by becoming aware of times when
you are squinting.
to keep your hands away from your face since rubbing
your eyes or sitting with your chin on your hand tends
to push the face out of its natural position and stretches
15 minutes each morning and evening exercising the muscles
in your face.
Be aware that constant weight gain or loss can cause
the skin to sag, as can improper dental hygiene.
putting on creams or make up always lightly stroke it
upward onto your neck and face.