Many people take their skin for granted, that is until the first signs of aging make a grand entrance on their skin. There is no magic to maintaining healthy, youthful looking skin. Everything you do including the foods you eat, the amount of exercise you do and your bad habits like smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and overexposure to the sun, all influence your skin’s appearance. While you naturally lose collagen and the ability to remove most toxins once you enter into your 40s, you can still maintain healthier, firmer skin with a few changes to your lifestyle.
Changes to your skin in your 30s and 40s
As you grow older, your skin begins to lose it elasticity and levels of collagen. Your lymph glands that once rid your body completely of toxins now works at a much slower pace and can no longer keep up at 100 percent. A combination of things begins to happen like a reduction in hormones and free radicals contributing to cell damage in the dermis where skin acquires its strength. As a result, you begin to develop fine lines, puffiness and dark areas around and under the eyes and the presence of creased areas of the skin that once returned to their original state, like the forehead and the area between your cheeks and mouth.
Hydrating and cleansing the skin
When you reach your 40s your skin is a bit thinner, maybe somewhat dryer and begins to lose its firmness. Adding a gentle cleanser rich in antioxidants and a powerful serum to provide moisture deep into the skin nourishing it from the inside out will help to improve your overall appearance. If you want to do even more to get back a youthful look but don’t want to go under the knife, use chemicals, or take the risk associated with Botox injections, there are other products on the market. Dermaclara developed Silicone Fusion Technology, as a viable option to help undue some of the cell damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks, wrinkles and other imperfections of the skin.
Improving your diet
Eating the right foods and avoiding unhealthy food actually not only improve your focus, energy and weight, but also the appearance of your skin. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins A, C and E like walnuts, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, guava, oranges and strawberries, contain antioxidants which help to prevent cell damage. Drinking green tea with antioxidant benefits can postpone the aging process by breaking the chains of free radicals. Eating a healthy diet consisting of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, nuts and fish and eliminating or reducing your intake of carbohydrates and processed sugars can help improve your skin’s strength and appearance, while also helping to improve organ and brain functions.
Breaking out into a sweat
When you work out and break out into a sweat, you’re opening the pores and releasing toxins from the body. Exercising offers so many benefits to your health and skin. It shapes, tones, and strengthens your body, aside from removing impurities, improving focus, and getting you energy levels and greater metabolism. Thus, it makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight. It doesn’t matter what exercise you do – Pilates, weights, yoga, running or swimming. Getting your heart rate up and your blood pumping is all that matters. So go out and treat yourself to the latest fashionable athletic leggings and tops and head off to the gym.
Approaching your 40s, 50s and even your 60s doesn’t mean that you can no longer look good. Use a gentle cleanser, a powerful serum, eat foods rich in antioxidants, rid your body of toxins through a vigorous workout and use a product like Dermaclara Silicone Fusion to enhance your efforts, your skin will reward you with a beautiful firmer appearance and healthy glow.
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