The inner layer of our skin has a fiber meshwork of collagen and elastin – proteins that help maintain the skin taut. With age, the fiber network loosens, resulting in sagging as the meshwork loses some of its support structure. While we cannot control genetics, there are several factors that speed up the process of ageing. It is these very habits that we need to be mindful of, in our day-to-day life to help slow down the onset of ageing.
1. Detox Often
This is the top advice that we can give you to delay ageing. A detox cleanses your body from inside out. In our experience, nearly 99% of all our clients who went through a week-long detox programme here at The LifeCo reported having clearer and shinier skin. Some of the frequent detoxers at The LifeCo have noticed that their wrinkles reduced. A possible explanation could be that detox improved hormonal health. A healthy hormonal system can delay ageing.
2. Get Your Daily Quota of Anti-Oxidants
A balanced diet, rich in vitamins and minerals has been known to slow ageing by ensuring overall health and wellness. Moreover, certain foods like turmeric, herbs and berries are rich sources of anti-oxidants and cleansing nutrients that help slow down ageing. Free radicals have been proven to damage cells and cause ageing, and only sufficient supply of anti-oxidants can arrest these bad buys (free radicals) to keep you looking young for longer.
3. Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
Stress is linked to several ailments and factors that affect the normal functioning of the body, skin ageing included. While we may not be able to control all the factors that contribute to stress, making a few lifestyle changes can go a long way. Aim to get at least 8 hours of sleep, in a dark, cool room – a good night’s sleep is known to work wonders. Light exercise and staying active works to keep joints well-lubricated, helps with detoxification, improving muscle-mass and regulating cardiovascular health.
4. Do Facelift Exercises
We have written about some great face exercises that you can do to work out the facial muscles in this article. Do these exercises regularly and you will notice that wrinkles will gradually reduce to make way for younger looking skin.
5. Cut Out Smoking and Heavy Drinking
The smoke emanating from cigarettes contains toxic chemicals as well as decreased blood flow to the face. Moreover, smokers tend to squint their eyes in order to keep the smoke out, which may contribute to wrinkling. Long-time smokers are known to have crow’s feet around the eyes, saggy eyelids (‘smoker’s face’). Likewise, excessive alcohol consumption is bad for overall health. Moreover, studies show that men and women who consume alcohol excessively usually do not have a healthy diet. So kick the butt and stick to a healthy drinking limit to preserve those youthful looks.