Unfortunately, aging comes to us all. Moreover, while some embrace it gracefully, for others it can be very painful to see their skin starting to sag. It is no surprise then that there is a massive market for anti-aging products. But which of these can actually help to fight the signs of aging? And are there any tips for doing so naturally?
Products That Claim to Help Minimize the Signs of Aging
There are many face and neck creams available on the market that claim to not only fight the signs of aging but also reverse it. You would be right to be skeptical about many of these products, but scientists have claimed that some of them can work. Provided the cream contains an ingredient known as matrixyl, it will help to double the production of collagen (according to research by Reading University, England professor Ian Hamley).
There is a vast range of supplements available on the market with claims that taking them daily will help to improve skin and fight the signs of aging. Curcumin, which is the main compound found in turmeric, protects against cellular damage and delays cellular senescence (which is believed to accelerate the progression of disease and aging).
Green tea activates nerve cells and improves mitochondrial function. This will help to protect against a variety of age-related diseases. It can be taken in supplement form or as a beverage.
The experts at KIYA longevity recommend the use of peptides because of their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Collagen peptides are particularly beneficial for skin care. In addition to the benefit to the skin, peptides can also help to prevent bone degeneration linked to aging.
Natural Ways to Fight Aging
When it comes to aging, there are a few things that we can do to minimize the signs. Below are a few suggestions:
Drink Lots of Water
Making sure you are hydrated is key to good skin. Dry skin causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear more quickly and can make you appear older than you are. No matter how many creams and moisturizers you use, nothing beats water for hydrating the skin.
Junk food and highly processed ingredients and meals are bad for your health and your skin. If you eat a lot of processed foods, you are more likely to put on weight and your skin will not thank you for overloading your body with saturated fats, sugars, and salt. If you want to look younger, it might be time for a diet overhaul. You should look to eat more fruit, vegetables, and oily fish that contains omega-3 acids. Getting your vitamins and minerals from your food is preferable to eating a poor diet and supplementing.
Protect Your Skin
You should always make sure to wear good sunscreen when out and about in the daytime. Even when it is cloudy, UVA and UVB rays can penetrate the clouds and can cause damage to the skin, drying it out and accelerating the appearance of wrinkles.
If you smoke, you will notice the damage to your skin as you age. Those who smoke tend to look much older than their years, especially as their skin starts to look sallow and they develop lines around their mouth. Smoking can also cause teeth to yellow, which ages a person dramatically.
Limit Alcohol Intake
Alcohol causes dehydration, which then leads to dry skin. Over time, this can make a person appear much older than they are. Dinking in moderation and remaining hydrated will help to minimize alcohol-related skin damage.