We spend most of our earlier years under the impression that we’ll last forever. The last thing you’re thinking about in your 20’s is inevitable realities like wrinkles, “gravity”, and how diet affects your physical state further on down the road.
Unfortunately, we all age. It’s life. With that said, it’s possible to alleviate the signs of ageing. This can be achieved through many things, but the most effective way is looking after yourself. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times before, but it’s the truth. This and a few valuable tips will go a long way in helping you maintain that youthful glow for longer.
We’ll take you through the several ways of softening the inevitable, below.
How can I stop my face from ageing?
There are many ways to keep your face from ageing, from utilising certain oils and taking supplements, to using anti-ageing creams and limiting foundation usage.
Sesame oil is high in Vitamin E. This acts as an antioxidant which protects the skin from sun rays that affect it in a negative way. Free radicals in the sun rays are what cause the harm, and so sesamol, the natural ant-oxidant in sesame oil, will limit this damage and act as a natural sunscreen.
It also moisturises the skin because it contains linoleic acids, stearic acids, and palmitic acids. These natural acids nourish the skin, giving it a glowing appearance. You can purchase this natural extract from most pharmacies. Apply daily.
According to a recent study published in the journal Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, increasing your fish oil intake substantially lessens inflammation. Scientists say that inflammation is behind many age-related diseases. Fish oil can be found in many supplements, but we recommend taking pure Omega 3 supplements every day.
Contrary to what some believe, a daily dose of caffeine may keep your face looking younger for longer. It’s true, coffee, like dark chocolate and red wine, is an anti-ageing superfood. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal medicine, coffee supplements a longer lifespan.
This is because coffee contains antioxidants which help your body repair damage to cells which are caused by free radicals. So, make sure to get your daily cuppa in no matter what!
The regular consumption of fruits and vegetables may reduce the skin from ageing. Not all fruits and veggies though, the best are as follows:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
All of these foods are high in vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, and fibre.
What vitamins are good for ageing skin?
The top five vitamins for anti-ageing, of which you should try to include in your diet, are as follows:
- Vitamin E – defends your skin from dryness
- Vitamin A – reduces wrinkles
- Vitamin C – fights against free radicals
- Vitamin K – reduces dark circles around the eyes
- Vitamin B3 – hydrates the skin
Collagen is the primary and most crucial ingredient in most anti-ageing products, from creams to supplements. Collagen Shots rejuvenates the skin from the inside out. Most of us apply creams to keep the skin soft and supple but if it’s dehydrated in the dermis this will have little benefit.
Collagen is a key component in the structure of skin and other connective tissues in the body that maintains skin firmness and elasticity, up to 70% of protein in the body is collagen. Throughout our youth, we naturally produce enough collagen to keep skin elastic and supple, however, from the age of 25 years our ability to restore and synthesise new collagen decreases and does so at a rate of about 1.5% per year.
Skin smoothness is determined by three components: collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin, together they combine to create a firm, spongy meshwork under the skin surface.
The reduction of these components and particularly collagen eventually leads to those signs of ageing – fine lines, loss of elasticity, an uneven skin tone, and sagging skin.