There may not be a fountain of youth, but we can get older without being doomed to wrinkle, the food we eat and how we treat ourselves can prevent or even reverse aging. Your body needs the right nutrients to fight off damage, and your skin is no different. Nutrients help the cells replicate and have more energy. Processed foods, stress, toxins and low-nutrient diets will accelerate aging. Protecting yourself from harmful chemicals while getting enough sleep, relaxation and exercise will help you maintain a healthy glow.
Drink plenty of water: Even with a small amount of dehydration, your body functions in a less optimal way. The instant you’re dehydrated, it will take a toll on your skin, causing it to look dull, flaky, saggy and loose.
Eat foods with antioxidants: Antioxidants are the best resources your body has to fight disease and aging by reducing damage and inflammation. Inflammation is a leading cause of wrinkle formation
Limit your sun exposure: Small amounts of daily sun produce vitamin D and are beneficial, but too much sun will damage your skin.
Opt for natural skin products: Many skincare products contain harsh chemicals. When choosing moisturizers or makeup, research the ingredients in them the best you can to confirm that they’re safe.
Get enough vitamin C: A diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen!
Avoid sugar: Sugar is known as the ‘white death’ for many reasons. It depresses the immune system. Just one teaspoon of sugar depresses the immune system for two hours. It depletes calcium. Sugar overworks the pancreas creating a roller coaster effect. When our blood sugar is high we are high and when blood sugar is low then we totally run down and exhausted.Sugar does not contain any vitamins or minerals, just lots of fat-building calories
Eat healthy fats: Incorporating foods such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts and fish into your diet is important. The fatty acids are crucial for your skin to look youthful.
Engage in activities that relieve stress: High levels of stress will compromise your skin. Eliminate problematic people and activities from your life. Confide in God for worry never brings any solution.
Sleep: You skin rejuvenates and repairs itself mostly while you are asleep. Make sure that you at least sleep for eight hours a night.
Exercise: It increases the circulation of oxygen and nutrients and releases toxins through sweat, which leads to clearer, firmer skin. Remember to smile. It’s the best exercise for your face.
The best thing about your body replacing old cells with new ones is that you don’t have to think about what your body is doing. All you have to do is set up the proper conditions and your body will take care of everything else. A healthy body has the ability to heal itself of all (or almost all) problems if properly nourished.