What to Do to Fix the Signs of Aging?

What To Do To Fix The Signs Of Aging
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Q: I am an 18 year old teenage, and at 40 I don’t wanna regret of not taking measures to fight against aging. What are the things I could do to fight signs of aging?
Expert Answer

Having an effective anti-aging regimen is important for everyone. Whether you are still too young or you are already in your 30s or 40s, you still need to find ways to take care of your skin. They say, prevention is cure* and this also applies to those who seriously want to fight signs of aging. Once we get old, we can no longer go back. However, we can always find ways to minimize the signs of aging or even to slow down the ageing process. Ever wonder why some people who are really old look younger than others? The reason behind this is that they start to have their anti-aging regimen as early as 20s.

For an 18 year old teenager, there is enough time for you to prepare and find an effective routine that you can follow daily in to ensure that you would not suffer problems later on.

Know The Right Skin Care for Your Age

Our skin has different needs as we age. For young teenagers, there is no need to be too worried about their skin because when you are still young, you do not yet experience any skin aging related problems. But even if your skin is still young looking and supple, it does not mean that you can go reckless and you will stop taking care of your skin. Like if you are in your early 20s, there is no need for you to try out all of the anti-aging creams that would cost you hefty prices. There is also no need for you try Botox treatments or other procedures just because you feel that there is something wrong with your skin. You need to know that your skin care regimen should be in line with your age. When you are still young, you do not have to overdo it.

Eat the Right Food

Having a healthy skin starts from within. What your skin is like definitely shows the foods you eat. Make sure that you eat right. Start by going for healthy and nutritious foods that can improve* your skin and strengthen your body. As much as possible, eat more vegetables and fruits. Avoid eating processed products, those with too much sugar content and oily foods. Instead, go for fruits and products that contain vitamin C, zinc, selenium and beta carotene. You can also need to have Vitamin E which can be found in nuts and seeds. The following can help you in collagen production to make your skin look more elastic and to avoid wrinkle.

Use Sunscreen

Sun exposure can damage your skin and the effects do not usually manifest right away. Once you get old, it starts to show and this is something that you definitely want to avoid. Before you go out, you should never forget to wear sunscreen. Make sure that you apply sunscreen on your face and your body 30 minutes before direct sunlight contact. According to dermatologists, you should still apply sunscreen even if it is not summer. For complete protection, dermatologists recommend that you use sunscreen products that have SPF 30. If it is summer and you are always out, you may opt to have a strong protection and buy a product that has SPF 50.

Stay Hydrated and Moisturize Your Skin

Although water cannot remove* wrinkles, it is considered to be the fountain of youth. When your skin is hydrated, it does not look dry. Make sure that you drink enough water all throughout the day to keep you hydrated. In addition, you should also find an effective moisturizer that you can use to ensure that your skin is moisturized. You can either go for a moisturizer or a serum. This is strongly recommended especially for those who really have dry skin. When you have dry skin, you tend to look older so make sure you have with you a good moisturizer. Apply it on your face and even on the body to have hydrated and glowing skin.

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Expert Author : Margaux Diaz (Consumer Health Digest)

Margaux Diaz is an inspirational writer who strongly believes in the power of self-motivation. She believes that every woman and man, no matter what age or race, can be confident but that confidence must be shaped inside and out. Margaux has over a decade of experience researching and writing as a passion. She is a social development worker who spends her free time pondering and writing about life, love, health, relationships, human rights, human potential, the inherent goodness of men and women, and everything else that should matter.

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