The Best Diet for Looking and Feeling Younger

Skin Care for Anti-Aging

Anti-aging skin care is also about lifestyle, and how we treat our bodies will be reflected in the appearance of our skin. While soaking up the sun will help us to look bronzed and healthy in the short run, over time it will lead to damaged skin cells which will create more wrinkles in our old age.

This can lead to age spots and more problems as the UV waves of the sun damage the cell walls and cause mutations. Sun block and getting shade can help this to a great degree. Similarly, it’s important that we make sure we get lots of sleep. One of the reasons for this is that our sleep is when our body repairs damage done to our bodies throughout the day and so can rejuvenate our skin that way.

One of the ways in which this works is through the release of growth hormone, or HGH, which is a hormone that encourages anabolism in the body making it repair wounds, rebuild muscle, replace damaged cells and en-courage growth in the muscles and bones (though the bones stop growing after puberty when the ‘growth plates’ will seal off).

As well as sleep, an-other way to encourage the natural production of growth hormone (synthetic growth hormone is used a lot by bodybuilders and celebrities, but is unfortunately illegal in most states and countries and very expensive in those that it is not  it also has a lot of unwanted side effects, some of which are fatal) is to exercise and to take hot showers, both of which will trigger an anabolic cycle.

HGH is perhaps the closest thing there is to an elixir of youth right now, so anything you can do to stimulate it naturally should definitely be encouraged.

Creams and Other Products

Then the most obvious aspect of skin care – the use of anti-aging cream and products. These will work in multiple ways, both protecting your skin from outside attack from UV rays and environmental factors, and providing your skin with important nutrients and antioxidants applied topically. They can also hydrate the skin or even tighten it in some cases to provide instant visible benefits.

You should make sure that you follow a routine and apply your face creams in the morning and in the night before bed. This routine should begin with an exfoliating cream or face wash which will remove dead skin cells (that can otherwise interfere with the mechanisms of the moisturizing creams and nutrients).

Exfoliating can also make your wrinkles appear shallower by brining your skin down to the same level and it will give your skin more of a healthy glow (dead skin tends to look a little greyer). All this is instantly going to make you look and feel younger. (Another way to get more of a glow is to give yourself a bit of a tan and the best way to do this without exposing yourself to sun damage is with a self-tanning moisturizer.

This isn’t fake tan but rather a product that will in-crease your production of melanin naturally to give you a more glowing appearance. This can help to prevent that washed out, grey-skinned look that is associated with old-age.)
After this you should then use a protective cream such as Protect and Perfect from No 7, which will protect your skin from UV rays and oxidative damage.

Finally, a rejuvenating moisturizer should be applied which should contain vitamins A and E  both of which are vital in skin repair and collagen, which will help keep the skin plum and elastic (it can be considered ‘nature’s Botox’). Some creams actually do include collagen but there is some dispute as to whether this can actually penetrate deeply enough into the lower levels of the skin in order to have any benefit.

Some products, such as Bio Oil, claim to use carrier molecules and other strategies to get around this limitation. Take a look at the back of the pack when using any moisturizer and look for things like biotin (vitamin B7), retinol, green tea ex-tract, CoQ10 etc. Be wary of bold claims though and be sure to check re-views before parting with hard earned cash.

There are tons of options out there  including using hemorrhoid cream around the eyes to tighten the skin and remove crows’ feet. If you want to experiment with that then go ahead – but for the most part there’s no reason to spend over the odds and any healthy moisturizer (ideally something organic, such as a deep sea mud) will do the trick.

The moisturizing element will also help give the skin moisture and keep it subtle and elastic. While you apply these creams, you should use circular motions with the pads of your fingers to massage the skin and encourage blood flow in the surface which will help provide it with more vital nutrients and keep the skin tone more even.