Of course, you could go for all the anti-aging treatments out there including masks, fillers and skin lifts. But, more than natural causes, your skin starts to show the signs of wear and tear because of other factors that you may not have even remotely suspected. Should you check the results of research conducted by the National Center of Biotechnology Information, you will learn that aside from genetics, several environmental factors can speed up the effects of aging.
If you’ve just turned 35 and you’re starting to see unexpected signs of aging, take a closer look at your environment, the cosmetics you use, the food you eat, and other elements of your lifestyle. You may just be able to identify some of the factors that are causing the skin damage to appear sooner than expected.
Most women are unaware that their overall health is dependent on a cocktail of hormones that include estrogen and progesterone. And, the softness and elasticity of their skins are also a result of the optimum balance of the hormones. As you turn 35, the production of hormones in your body starts to slow down. And, with their waning, your skin starts to lose its suppleness and youthful texture.
As the expert skin specialists at the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center explain, a simple blood test can give a fair view of the exact levels of imbalances in your body. Once doctors understand the status, they will put together a customized treatment plan with a careful balance of plant-based supplements. As the medications start to take effect and the balance is restored, you may find that your skin is improving and looking younger.
According to the this feature on the Organic Consumers Association, the cleaning products you use in your home including detergents, bleaching agents, polishing agents, scourers, and other corrosive chemicals can release noxious fumes. These fumes not only cause damage to the brain and nervous system, but can also act as “hormone disruptors.” When these chemicals seep into the bloodstream they impede the functioning of the hormones and the signals they exchange. Further, they can convert into xenoestrogens that can cause reproductive failure in both men and women. And, can also result in accelerated signs of aging.
A good option is to switch to organic cleaning products that don’t contain any kind of chemicals. Research the internet and you will find recipes that you can create with vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemons, and borax. These natural ingredients are safe to use and won’t cause any adverse effects.
In today’s fast-paced lifestyles where you’re hard-pressed for time to keep up with your personal and career commitments, chances are that you dip into the only reserve of time you have available – the time you should be putting aside for sleeping. Reports on the Science Daily clearly indicate that insufficient sleep affects the body’s ability to heal the effects of sun exposure and environmental pollution.
Dr. Baron is the Director of the Skin Study Center at UH Case Medical Center and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He says, “Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure”
The solution is simple. Make sure to get the required amount of sleep each night and you can keep away premature signs of aging.
Getting even a moderate amount of exercise each week helps improve blood circulation in your body. As the blood circulates, it nourishes your cells with an infusion of fresh oxygen and nutrients. As a result, you’ll notice beautiful skin that glows with health. Given that one of the key causes of signs of aging is stress, workouts can lower stress levels. In addition, during exercise, your body releases serotonin, a feel-good hormone that reverses the effects of cortisol. Cortisol is created by the adrenal glands is a result of stress and known to trigger collagen damage.
Take the time out of your busy schedule for at least 30 minutes of exercising each day. Choose the activity that you enjoy, and rope in your family to join you. Try yoga, jogging, walking the dog, or just dancing. Any form of workout that raises your heart rate for 30 minutes is effective.
While maintaining your weight all through your middle age is advisable for medical reasons, you may want to be careful about the right number of pounds to drop. Losing too much weight can affect your looks and cause your skin to display lines and wrinkles. Like this article on the DailyMail UK reveals, when you lose weight, the inch loss is uniform all over the body. Unfortunately, it will also show on your face in the form of wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin could take on a sallow appearance and seem pale and haggard.
Interestingly, obesity can also make your skin look tired and drawn. That’s because the excess weight makes it impossible to lead an active life. Overweight people invariably end up leading sedentary lifestyles and often develop related medical issues that can take away from the youthful glow of their skins.
Choose the right balance and find a middle ground where you can maintain a healthy weight and the beauty of your skin.
In recent times, research is indicating that there are several environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to premature aging. Identify these factors and work out how to avoid them so you can maintain the smooth texture and suppleness of your skin for a longer time.