10 May 2006

Ways To Younger Looking Skin...

No sooner are you over teenage blemishes and blotches that it seems you’re worrying about wrinkles and lines. But this needn’t be the case. You’re never too young – or too old – to start fighting the first signs of ageing, so start implementing these lifestyle changes today, and you’ll be on your way to looking younger tomorrow.

1. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day
Why? Studies suggest that in some cases, a shocking 90 per cent of the signs of ageing can be attributed to sun damage. UVB rays will burn our skin, but UVA rays, which can penetrate all year round, whatever the weather, can lead to lines, wrinkles, age spots, and dry and thinning skin. For daily protection against both types of rays, it’s important to apply a sunscreen that’s labelled “broad spectrum”.

2. Quit smoking
Why? Apart from the negative effects that smoking has on our overall health, every time we inhale cigarette smoke, we crinkle our eyes and purse our lips, accelerating the development of crow’s-feet and upper-lip lines. Also try to avoid smoky rooms, which can load the skin with harmful toxins.

3. Drink lots of water
Why? Water doesn’t directly hydrate our skin cells, but if the brain, heart and lungs are dehydrated, they will rob the skin’s moisture supply. Made up of 80 per cent water, the skin cells need to be constantly topped up in order to stay plump and healthy, and keep lines and wrinkles at bay.

4. Cut down on junk food, caffeine and alcohol
Why? Processed foods, caffeinated drinks and cocktails all burden the body with toxins. Try to curb your intake of these, and incorporate more fresh juices and water into your diet, as well as antioxidant-rich foods like fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and cereals.

5. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin regularly
Why? A thorough cleansing routine – particularly at night before bed – is essential to remove the day’s build-up of toxins. Exfoliating twice a week will also help to speed up cell renewal, which occurs naturally every two to three weeks in young women but can take up to twice as long as we get older. Deep cleansing masks, such as a mud mask, will give your skin a thorough cleanse.

6. Don’t skimp on sleep
Why? No matter how much we protect our skin during the day, we’re inevitably exposed to a certain level of environmental damage, so it’s essential to give the skin an opportunity to repair itself at night. This happens most effectively while we sleep, so try to get about eight hours a night. In addition, apply a nourishing night cream.

Taken this article (with permission) from Anoushka's Blog. Thanks N0ushy... Many good tips are there...


Rhianne said...

Hey, I hope you get this soon, I just like seeing blogs where people have put bags of effort in, when most of the time not many people look at it. Well, here I am looking at your blog . . . I love all those hindu names, I never knew that they meant anything at all. Do you know what Yathukulan means? He's just an old mate of mine.
Before I write an essay, keep in touch, you will go far . . .
Rhianne x x

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