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Six Commandments On Maintaining Beautiful Youthful Skin

Cosmetic surgery is actually not the only way to achieve a healthy and supple skin when you reach the age of 60. Although the skin tends to be drier and less flexible as you grow older, it does not mean that you cannot do something in order to prevent your skin from sagging, wrinkling and drying up. It is also important to note that starting to adopt a beauty regimen as early as 20 years old is crucial in maintaining a luscious and younger looking skin.

However, if you are already experiencing signs of skin aging, which include dryness, fine lines, and discoloration, you do not have to panic and head straight to a plastic surgeon. You can still postpone or even reverse the damages caused by skin aging just by following the six commandments that lead to younger looking skin.

Increase Your Intake Of Water

You may have heard from countless doctors that water is important in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Although it is true that water is essential in ensuring the proper functioning of your systems, especially in the elimination of toxins and waste products, another good reason why you need to increase your H2O intake is that it moisturizes your skin from within.

Some say that drinking eight glasses of water is enough. However, if you have a dry skin, it won't hurt to gulp down a lot more than that. By the way, coffee and other beverages with caffeine are diuretics, which makes you urinate more often, so it can deplete fluids in your body. Try limiting caffeine-rich drinks to just one or two cups a day.

Ditch Unhealthy Habits

Smoking and drinking alcohol are two of the unhealthiest habits that young people like to indulge in. If you are already in your 40s, the effects of smoking and alcohol will start to show on your skin. More often than not people who smoke and drink alcohol a lot have sallow, discolored and lifeless skin. Thus, if you are still dreaming of restoring your youthful glow, you better ditch your nasty habits. Besides, cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are bad not only for your skin, but for your whole body as well.

Protect Your Skin From The Sun Everyday

No matter what the season is, you should never forget to wear sunscreen if you are planning to go outdoors in the morning. Even if the weather is downcast, the sun's harmful rays still pierce the atmosphere. It would also be a wise idea to wear sunscreen if you know that you will be exposed to strong and harsh artificial lights, such as those that are used in television shoots and laboratories.

Increase Fruits And Vegetables In Your Diet

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that are vital in fixing skin damages on a cellular level. Thus, if you want to reverse the havoc on your skin brought about by aging and your unhealthy habits, you should increase your intake of fruits and vegetables to at least nine servings a day.

Do Not Totally Eliminate Fats

People who are dieting are afraid of consuming fats because they think these are bad for their health and weight. Actually, not all fats are bad and should be totally removed in your everyday meals. Fish, virgin olive, coconut and other vegetable oils are actually helpful not only in retaining skin moisture, but also in lowering bad cholesterol levels and maintaining proper brain functions.

Use Moisturizers And Other Anti-Aging Products

As soon as you reach 30-40, you should already start using anti-aging creams and moisturizers because your body's ability to retain moisture and restore the radiance and suppleness of your skin is starting to get a little bit rusty. Just make sure that the products you put on your face are of high quality and made from ingredients that are all safe.

Submitted by:

Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the premiere online news magazine http://www.healthnfitnesszone.com.




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