Top 8 Ways To Prevent Premature Ageing
No one wants to age faster than they should. But there a lot of people who look so old, yet you get amazed when you hear their ages. While some of these cases are relatively hereditary, others are self-inflicted and the repercussions aren’t so great. What modern day doctors have realised about premature ageing is that it is attributed to a lifestyle pattern that affect the skin cells of humans, making them to ‘grow old’ on time.
The human body is made up of cells which constantly regenerate and renew itself every minute. This keeps the body looking healthy and fresh. The skin is supposed to grow old as we advance in age. However, when foreign bodies begin to interfere directly with the human cells, they lack their ability to regenerate at the speed at which they are supposed to. This makes the skin to age and in some cases, the skin undergoes pigmentation. Here are 8 ways to prevent premature ageing:
Reduce Excessive Alcohol: While ‘excessive’ has been coined as relative, it’s important to note that alcohol taken in excess makes you develop wrinkles on time.
When alcohol is metabolised, it works as a vasodilator in that it widens the blood vessels that bring blood to the face. This can cause redness as well as puffiness or swelling. When you consume a lot of alcohol over a long period of time, the blood vessels just continue to grow and enlarge. This will eventually lead to a loss of skin tone. Also alcohol has been known to deplete the body level of Vitamin A. When you lack enough vitamin A, your skin loses the ability to regenerate and maintain freshness.
Exercise: A physically fit human reduces the chances of ageing fast. When you exercise, you remove toxic waste from your body which could damage your skin cells. Also, your body works at an optimal rate and your energy level is boosted. Physical activities also open your pores to allow your skin breathe.
Prevent Stress: We understand that you need to work hard to be able to sort out bills, but the resultant effect of putting yourself under so much stress is much more than the bills. When your body system is stressed, your body spends most of the time trying to get you energised that other parts of the body is neglected. Your ageing process speeds up. It’s usually said that if you get to your bed and you are asleep in less than 5 minutes, it means that your body is tired.
Drink Lots of Water: The most abundant element in the world is very vital to your skin maintaining its nature. Water, just like exercise, flushes harmful waste from your body and moistens your skin. This aids the generation process.
Reduce Smoking: To put it frankly, smoking accelerates your aging process. Cigarette smoke destroys key elements that maintain a youthful appearance, such as collagen, elastin, and tissue. If you are a heavy smoker, you may need to reduce it.
Watch your diet: The kind of food you eat also determines how fast your body ages. It’s advised that you eat balanced diet and reduce food that are high in cholesterol and calories. These foods make you add weight and expand your skin. A diet mixed with fruits will help your body slow down ageing.
Protect yourself from the sun: We have all heard that the sun is good – as it provides Vitamin D to the skin. Please note that this occurs only in the morning. When the sun is at its peak, it’s not advised to expose your skin. There are ultraviolet rays generated from the sun at noon that are harmful to your skin.
Facial Expressions: When you make repetitive facial expressions, you contract the underlying muscles. When these muscles are contracted continuously for a long time, they become permanent and they affect the skin.