What are the factors that can make you look older, or younger, than you should?
Everyone grows old, there’s no avoiding that. And everyone looks older as they grow old, there’s no avoiding that either.
However there are a number of things you can do to minimize the impact of growing old on both your skin and looks, and your overall health. And some of them impact all of these together.
What are the factors that contribute most to you growing old and looking like it?
There’s basically 3. And surprisingly, you genes isn’t one of them. Scientists have established that genetics don’t have as much impact on our looks, and on our general health, as we age. Genetics certainly do impact on specific medical conditions, but on our overall looks and health, not so much.
So what are the 3 most important factors to how well we age and hold our looks?
There’s no doubt that lifestyle issues are right up there. Lifestyle plays an extremely important role in both our overall health, and our looks, as we age.
And of course the 2 go hand in hand. If we’re fit and healthy then our skin looks good. If we’re in poor health, fat and unfit then our skin will reflect that. Our skin health is just a reflection of our general health, with the exception of maybe some specific skin conditions.
So, if you haven’t realized it already, you MUST stop smoking. That’s the number one lifestyle factor that is the worst for our overall health, and skin health.
You must also exercise. You don’t need to become the next olypian, but you do need to do at least some exercise each day.
And you must concentrate on eating the right foods. Fruit and vegetables high in all sorts of vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants are all great for your skin. Pizzas, burgers and deep fried food not so much.
In fact there’s a wide range of foods that are not particularly good for your skin. You probably know what exactly what they are, because you’ve heard all about the sorts of foods you should be eating, and the sorts of foods you should be avoiding, to stay in good health.
The foods that you should be eating to stay in good health, as a general rule, are also good to your skin. And as a general rule all those nasty (yummy) foods that you shouldn’t be eating are probably not that good your skin either, just as they are not good for your general health. Because of course your general health, and your skin health, tend to go together.
Diet relates specifically to your skin, as well as your overall health. Many of the essential ingredients of fresh fruit and vegetables are extremely important for your skin, and without them your skin will show their lack.
You also need to take the best health supplements you can too. Our food just isn’t packed with all the good natural ingredients now that it used to be as a result of intensive farming practices, use of artificial fertilizers, overfarming, picking fruits and vegetables for optimum transport rather than optimum health, and much more. Modern research has produced some seriously effective health supplements, you need to take them.
3. A Good Skin Care Routine.
Even if you do all that above you aren’t doing enough to ensure OPTIMUM skin health and looks. You’re certainly way in front of the general population, but it’s not the best you can do. If you’re interested in serious skin care then you need to use the best skin care products money can buy.
That doesn’t mean the most expensive, just the best, because in the skin care industry the best isn’t the most expensive.
Product pricing doesn’t relate to how good the products are in the skin care industry, and many of the most expensive do very little.
That’s it. Simple and in a nutshell. Simple but not easy we know. Giving up smoking isn’t easy, taking up exercise after a lifetime of no exercise isn’t easy.
But if you do these things, all of them, properly, over time you will be amazed at how much better your skin looks, how much slower you appear to age and how much better you feel too. Read the rest of this entryWritten by - Natural Skin Health