As you age, fat becomes harder to lose, muscle harder to maintain, and skin becomes looser, making fine lines and wrinkles more prominent. This can naturally be a difficult transformation to accept, and to combat these signs of aging, many people will turn to plastic surgeries, facelifts, injections, and other painful and risky procedures.
Here are a few tips:
Young, middle-aged, and older individuals studied thousands of photographs and were asked to guess the age of models with various facial expressions. Neutral expressions yielded the most accurate results, and fearful expressions made subjects look older; happy faces were rated as younger than they really were.
Cleaning and moisturizing helps protect skin and keep it healthy; but banish regular soap, which can be drying for older skin. Instead, use a cleanser that gently washes without stripping skin of moisture. Avoid skin toners, especially those with a stringent or alcohol base. Use a good moisturizer day and night.
Watch your sodium intake Eating salty foods can make you retain water, resulting in a puffy look—especially in the area below the eyes.
Eat your greens Greens are nature’s toothbrushes. Fiber-rich vegetables like spinach, lettuce, and broccoli help naturally clean teeth. Their fiber can prevent plaque from sticking to enamel. (Of course, you still have to brush every morning and night and floss daily, he says.) Another bonus: a diet brimming with veggies perks up your complexion, shows a study in PLOS One. People who ate about three servings of carotenoid-packed produce—found in dark leafy greens and broccoli—were perceived as having a healthier and more attractive skin tone.
Get enough sleep During deep sleep, the body produces greater quantities of estrogen and progesterone. These boost your skin’s natural repair mechanisms, so you look more radiant when you wake up. The hormones also help prevent acne.
Aging gracefully is important, follow more tips from our friends at Tru Energy