Monday, November 15, 2010

Natural Anti-aging skin care secrets

Let's face it, aging is a fact of life.  But, with good, meticulous  natural skin care, you can turn back the clock at least 10 years, or more. But, the key is overall healthy, not just the using of creams and lotions on the face.  Remember, beauty starts on  the inside. 

Let's find out about some natural foods and substances that can give your skin it's own "Fountain of Youth."

Hydration

One of the important things to remember about healthy and young skin is to make sure that it is well hydrated.  Due to age related hormonal changes, the skin will have a tendency to be drier, which will cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear.  Add to that a reduction in the production of collagen and elastin, then you may really find that your skin appears older than it really is.  Make sure to drink at least 64 ounces of water daily.

Also make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables which will provide antioxidants and vitamins C and E which are a must in healthty, younger appearing skin care. Remember, antioxidants are important in the battle against free radical damage which causes disease and age related damage.  Some good food choices would be blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Carotene containing vegetables are also great such as  sweet potatoes and yams.

Another important point to keep in mind  is to limit the use of white sugar and flour.  White sugar damages proteins in the body causes changes that results in more pronounced signs of  aging.

Exercise

Exercise is important for beautiful skin as well since it enhamces your immune system, strenthen you digestive system and helps  the intetines expel waste  matter and toxins.  It also conditions the metabolism which helps fight weight gain.

Exercise also provdes some help in managing chronic conditions such as  high blood pressure and cholesterol, which boost overall health.

Rest

Make sure to get adequate rest.  It is recommended that you get at least eight hours worth, however, people vary, some needing more, and other slightly less.

By observing these pointers for all around health, you will be improving your skin's beauty and touthful appearance.
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