Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to look younger

Many people don't realise this but serious skincare requires you to have information about what goes into the products you use, how to eat to take care of your skin and the role water has in your skins health.

You Are What You Eat
It turns out that eating a well balanced diet with plenty of antioxidant and fatty acid-rich foods will do more than help you control your girlish figure. It will also help keep your skin cells young and fresh. Foods that pack a powerful punch of nutrition are now being linked to more youthful appearances and better health in aging men and women.

The trick to getting these valuable antioxidants and fatty acids is to eat a diet with a variety of fresh produce. Steer toward foods that have rich coloring, such as dark colored grapes, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, carrots, and even some more adventurous new-comers to the market such as acai berry products.

You can also take a high quality fish oil supplement in order to get the fatty acids that are beneficial to your entire body, skin included.

The benefits of drinking pure, clear water cannot be overstated. Water has been described as the elixir of life and it definitely deserves such a high accolade.
Water is the medium in which over 600 chemical reactions are performed throughout your body on a daily basis. The average human adult will lose two litres each day through sweat, urination and other natural processes.

If these two litres are not replaced then, when the level of water in your body drops by just 2%, you are on the path to dehydration. This will result in dry, dull skin prone to fine lines and wrinkles as well as sagging jowls.
Serious skincare requires action and perhaps a change in lifestyle. Brighten up your diet and drink your two litres of pure, clear water each day and you will be well on your way to amazing looking skin.

Natural Skincare Treatments
So, what really is the best thing for aging skin when it comes to the many different skincare products on the market today? You want to find something that is once again rich in natural antioxidants, but which also eliminates paraben, dyes, fragrances, and all possible allergens. These products will include higher concentrations of ingredients that actually make a difference in the health of your skin, rather than filling up their creams with ineffective or even harmful chemicals

Take Care in the Sun
Anti aging skin products that contain retinol or tretinoin slightly the skin's sensitivity to the sun so they are best used before bed. If you use them during the daytime, always apply a high factor sun screen as well.

Side Effects of Tretinoin or Retinol
Side effects are normally very mild but you could notice some irritation or redness the first time using these preparations. This is perfectly normal and usually goes away in a day or two. If it does continue for more than this stop using the product.