All of us dread the thought of old age, especially when it comes to wrinkles, sagging skin, and the like. The good news is that there are ways in which we can significantly delay the aging process.
Well, time machine non-withstanding, science is helping us find the secrets of eternal youth, telling us how the body can rejuvenate on its own. What better way than to start with something as natural as the body itself?
What you eat
It’s no secret that what you eat can dramatically improve your health, but what you choose to put in your mouth can also improve the elasticity and resilience of your skin.
Food high in water content works wonders for youthful skin. As do antioxidants, like vitamins B, A, C, E, which help fight toxins like chemicals, which attack and damage skin. A multivitamin, too, goes a long way in giving you adequate protection against collagen and skin cell damage that accelerate aging.
Omega fatty acids found in some edible oils help keep your skin firm and elastic, improve the health of your hair, and protect you from heart disease.
One of the best sources of omega acids is Flax oil. If you want to double the benefits, sprinkle some flax seeds on your food as well.
Out of the sun
It may sound like an old potion in a new bottle, but sunscreen works. In addition to the right diet, protecting bare skin with sunscreen when you are outdoors keeps aging problems at bay down the years.
Drink it up
When you’re thirsty, drinking lots of liquids helps, but there is nothing like water to quench your thirst. It helps to keep your skin youthful and well hydrated. And draw out and eliminate toxins.
Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling, or at least showing those wrinkles that are already there.
In the bottle
It might be a while till the time machine gets to us. Time may not wait, but you can always make the wait seem longer – keep looking youthful for that much longer.