We all wish we could look youthful and feel healthy forever, but the reality is that our appearance and our skin changes as we age. For some, these changes occur faster than others, which is known as premature aging. Some common signs of premature aging are wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and more. Aging skin can make you feel uncomfortable and under confident. Premature aging can happen because of common lifestyle factors and behaviours, but the good part is that all of this can be corrected or altered. Here are some factors that can cause premature aging and anti-agingtreatments or measures that you can follow to avoid it.
Factors responsible for premature aging
- Sun exposure
Exposure to sunlight is one of the biggest culprits of aging skin. Though sunlight can have a few advantages for our mental and physical health, we don’t need that much sun to experience the benefits - ten minutes is enough to get our vitamins. Overexposure to the sun, without proper sun protection starts to put the skin at risk for premature aging. The harsh rays of the sun damage certain fibres in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin causes the skin to sag, stretch and lose its ability to snap back after stretching. The skin also bruises easily and takes longer to heal. The best way to protect your skin from the sun is to wear a cream with broad-spectrum SPF every day. Moreover, wide-brimmed hats, long sleeve shirts and sunglasses can also provide protection when you step outdoors.
A stressful lifestyle can trigger an inflammatory response in your body and hurt your sleep habits. It has a fascinating way of impacting your body, whether it’s the more obvious physical stress or the subtler emotional stress. Short term stress can boost your energy and focus but long-term stress can wear your bodies down and lead to premature aging.
- Unhealthy lifestyle
Consuming excessive fast food and sugary foods can impact a lot more than just your waistline. People who are overweight or have a higher BMI experience more stress and inflammation than healthy adults. This stress and inflammation can lead to premature aging. The best way to prevent premature aging is to maintain a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Additionally, regular exercise is a great way to prevent premature aging.
- Smoking and drinking
Smoking is generally viewed as a health risk to your lungs, heart, and brain, but it can also accelerate premature aging. Just as smoking can impact the blood flow to your brain or heart, it can also harm blood vessels that are responsible for carrying oxygen to the skin. Lack of oxygen can make your skin prone to wrinkling, sagging and lead to a dull complexion. Also, excessive alcohol can dehydrate your body, and this can cause your skin to lose its shape and elasticity. If you cannot stop these habits completely, try to reduce them slowly. To further reduce the appearance of aging skin, use a topical treatment instead, i.e., an anti-wrinkle cream. The Garnier anti-aging creamcontains active ingredients to help firm up your skin while keeping your delicate pH balance in check, making it one of the best anti-aging creams.
- Lack of hydration
Lack of hydration can also lead to dull, dry skin and make you look older than your age. Yes, dry skin is also a sign of aging. To maintain hydration throughout your body and your skin, you need to drink enough water daily. Also, while taking a shower, make sure that you use lukewarm water and limit the time of your bath. To further keep your skin nourished and healthy all the time, find a moisturiser that works for you and apply it daily. Another way to pamper your skin with an instant boost of hydration and prevent signs of aging is to use a hyaluronic acid serum sheet mask that smoothens the skin and gives you an enviable dewy glow.
Keep these things in mind and browse through a wide range of Garnier skincare products and anti-aging products to hold on to your plump and youthful skin for many years to come.
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