How to Prevent Signs of Aging


Aging is inevitable. No one in the world has escaped aging. But some people can avoid looking their age. Women in particular are very conscious about what aging does to their appearance. Many products and services on the market target women who want to retain their youthful look.

  • Develop and stick to a proper skin care regimen. Aging is easily noticed via the skin through things such as age spots and wrinkles. In order to slow down the aging process, stick to a proper skin regimen. At around age 25 it is important for a woman to start taking extra care of her skin since that is when your skin starts to experience aging. Use moisturizers if you have dry skin to prevent dryness that can lead to wrinkles. If you have oily skin, your skin will age less quickly; however, over-exfoliating can lead to dryness, causing age spots and wrinkles.

  • Avoid sun exposure. This does not mean you avoid the sun and completely lock yourself indoors throughout the day. If you have activities requiring you to stay in the sun, make sure you are protected. Slather on sunscreen and use an umbrella. Use a sunscreen with a higher SPF on your face and neck area. Remember that the sun can easily damage your skin and cause premature aging.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. While it is important to keep your skin hydrated from the outside, it is also important to keep it hydrated on the inside. Drink eight or more glasses of water every day to keep your body and skin hydrated.
  • Exercise. Exercising will cause you to sweat, which is good. Sweating removes impurities from your body. Exercising will also make your body fit and firm. As people age they face weight gain and sagging. Exercising will help you age gracefully.
  • Eat right. It is important to consume a healthy diet as you age. Your metabolism changes as you get older and does not function as efficiently as it did when you were younger. Add in more fiber-rich foods and avoid foods that fatty. A balanced and healthy diet is key to staying and looking youthful.
  • Get the right amount of sleep. Sleeping is a way for your body to heal, renew and rejuvenate. At night your body rejuvenates and repairs the cells damaged throughout the day. It is important you get a proper amount of sleep each night and/or take little power naps within the day.
  • Avoid smoking and consuming alcoholic drinks. Although it is important to attend social gatherings, it is even more important you avoid alcohol and smoking (or a smoking environment). These factors can directly affect your skin and health. Alcohol and smoking can make a person look dried up, thus causing a person to look old.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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