Holding off the effects of old age is a good thing; being able to turn back the clock is a great thing. When looking for anti-aging products, you are probably interested in something that will do both – not just keep you looking as young as you are, but something that will help you to look even younger than you are. There are of course no miracle cures in a bottle or pill; if there were, everyone would be using them. But there are some anti-aging products that are very helpful in not only protecting the skin from damage that makes it look old but in helping it to reclaim its lost glow as well.
The biggest threat to skin’s vitality and good looks is the sun, along with things such as pollutants, cigarette smoke, and weather. The best anti-aging products will be those that protect the skin from these elements. This means a sun block for use in the morning and all day. If the products contain antioxidants, this is also beneficial. These are the elements that help to destroy free radicals, the chemicals that break down healthy cells. Many anti-aging products will advertise both these ingredients, but you should always make sure your skincare products have them.
As with all other systems in the body, the skin needs vitamins in order to be healthy. Vitamins A and E seem to be the healthiest for skin; look for anti-aging products that have a high concentration of these. Vitamin A may be advertised as retinol or Retin-A.
Of course the best anti-aging products aren’t really products at all but habits and lifestyle choices. Proper exercise will mean more fresh blood and oxygen to the skin on a regular basis and this can help the skin repair itself and keep itself looking fresh and glowing. Adequate hydration is important for the skin as well; if you don’t have enough water in your diet the body will take it from the skin, which will produce wrinkles, and give it to the muscles and vital organs. Drinking water may be one of the best anti-aging products you can give yourself.
A 2006 article in the Journal of American Medical Association suggested that by periodically restricting our caloric intake to as little as 890 calories a day, or fasting, resulted in a decrease in insulin levels and body temperatures, another two biomarkers of longevity. Restricting calories helps to eliminate the free radicals by burning off more calories than you take in thus reducing the amount of fat stored in the human body.
There are no anti-aging products that are going to work if you don’t use them regularly. Nothing is such a miraculous cure that you can use it once in awhile and expect to have positive results. Make a habit of setting aside enough time before you go to bed each night to go through your skincare routine, and use your appropriate products every morning as well. This is the best way to help your anti-aging products work.
If you’re vigilant with your anti-aging routine and use the products we’ve described, as well as take care of yourself overall, you’re sure to see results.
Some other common vitamins and over the counter products can help with the anti aging process such as Zink and Tea Tree Oil.
Zinc is needed for healing and maintaining healthy tissues. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and are the vital components of skin, hair, muscle tissue, the body’s organs, blood cells, various enzymes and hormones. Zinc also has a profound influence on the body’s ability to resist disease.
Tea Tree Oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties and helps sooth and treat problem skin. It is used to help tighten pores and firm skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance.
Always consult your doctor before using this information.
This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.