Aging without wrinkles

We all like to look radiant, youthful and vital for as long as possible. The first gray hairs appear much earlier than we had hoped. We can easily pull them out or pimp them with a layer of paint. The first fine lines and wrinkles seem a little more difficult to erase. Your skin starts to age from your early twenties. However, we can slow down the aging process ourselves to a significant extent. About 10% of lines and wrinkles are unavoidable, the rest are controllable. The speed at which your skin ages depends on the amount of exposure to the sun and pollution. Smoking is number two. What you eat and drink also plays a big role.

The shadow side of the sun

At the end of a gloomy, dark winter, we all long for those first good rays of sunshine. The sun provides new life and makes us happy. If we want a wrinkle-free life for as long as possible, it is important to enjoy the sun sensibly from an early age. Sun damage starts in childhood. Excessive exposure to sunlight causes a greatly increased risk of skin cancer and rapid aging of the skin. Sun exposure reduces the elasticity of the skin, causing wrinkles to form more quickly. The skin may develop pale yellow or white spots and dilated blood vessels may appear. If you want to enjoy the sun without any worries, always make sure you have adequate protection. The key is to wear a hat and sunglasses and regularly apply a good sunscreen. Sunbeds should also be avoided.

Smoking makes you ugly

The chemicals in cigarettes cause the release of enzymes in the cells that reduce the skin’s natural elasticity and break down collagen, causing wrinkles, sagging skin and a dull complexion. Smokers get wrinkles around their mouths by making the same sucking motion with their lips over and over again. They also often squint their eyes, which gives them more crow’s feet and the characteristic groove between the eyebrows. The continuous sucking also eventually causes hollow, sunken cheeks. The blood circulation in the skin is reduced, causing it to look pale. The damage to the blood vessels also causes the fingers and toes to look white and aged. Ultimately, the nails also become deformed. Not to mention the devastation within your body.

Water won’t give you a hangover

A healthy body is well hydrated. Water is the best tool for this. Drinking plenty of water makes it easier for waste products to leave the body. Drinking plenty of water prevents pimples, blackheads and other skin infections, as well as dry skin. Drinking too much alcohol counteracts the detoxifying effect. Your liver is overloaded and can no longer do its job properly. This causes swollen eyes, tired-looking skin, cracked lips, rashes and acne. Alcohol increases the production of free radicals and dilates blood vessels. Over time, rosacea develops, the typical red drink face.

Pamper your skin

Cleanse your face and neck thoroughly every night before going to bed. By using a washcloth you give your skin a gentle scrub every day, which is essential for cell renewal. Preferably do not use soap. Pamper your skin regularly with a good moisturizer. A good way to give your skin a boost is to brush your skin from time to time with a boar bristle brush. It improves circulation and softens blocked lymphatic fluid in your lymph nodes.
If you are kind to yourself, it shows on your face!

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