Ageing is the natural progression for all living beings. While no one has a magic wand that can make them look ten years younger instantly, an optimal choice of lifestyle and cosmetic or beauty products can keep us fit and healthy, and help us age gracefully. Here are top five things that you must consider and keep in your anti-ageing armor to keep fine lines at bay and your skin plump & glowing.
Keeping yourself hydrated internally as well as externally is the first step towards achieving that enviable youthful skin-plumpness. Lemon juice, fruit juice, fruit-infused water, coconut water, buttermilk, etc are healthy choices besides water to keep yourself replenished from the inside.
On the other hand, water-based moisturizers are the best choice to keep your skin hydrated as most of the popular skin-care products are based on hyaluronic acid or aloe water. Also, hydrating serums and facial mists too work wonders for that soft, fresh looking face. From L’Oréal Paris to Lakmé, there’s no dearth of good cosmetic products that keep you hydrated.
- Boost Collagen
Collagen is the most potent protein that promotes skin-elasticity. Eat collagen boosting foods like eggs, avocados, broccoli, bell peppers and dark leafy greens to propel natural collagen production in your body. Besides, vitamin C is quintessential for collagen synthesis, thereby lemons and other citrus fruits and veggies should be part of your daily diet.
The healthcare market has also put collagen powders and drinks on the shelves. While purchasing these supplements you must look for two vital ingredients viz Glucosamine and Vitamin C.
Cosmetic-wise, various collagen boosting regenerative creams are available in the market that show visible results. Right from Estee Lauder to Olay, you can find the right fit according to your skin type.
Antioxidants combat free radicals that damage our body and skin cells. Our skin is the first organ to show good effects of antioxidants. Drinking green tea, fortified with lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey can go a long way in providing your skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants every day.
For topical application, the market has plenty of options to choose from antioxidant face creams to hydrating fluids, night creams and moisturizers.
Sunrays in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the prime reason for aging faster than your actual number of years on planet earth. Before you step out in the sun, apply a generous amount of 50+ SPF sunscreen to avoid skin damage. Even on a cloudy day, you must not give your sunscreen a miss, as harmful rays penetrate through the clouds and are equally effective. If you are traveling during the day, make sure you re-apply sunscreen in a gap of 3-4 hours to put the protecting layer intact.
- Facial Care
Though overlooked, a regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing skin care routine is important to fight ageing. Skin exfoliation, facials and advanced beauty therapies like glycolic peels and galvanic facials too remove the dead cells from the upper layer of the skin, bringing forth a fresh youthful face.
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