22 Ways to Slow Down Skin Aging

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Skin aging is a natural process; however, the truth is that we often help our skin with premature aging. We cannot stop the process, but we can slow it down. The skin is our largest organ, and the one that needs the best care.

We should keep in mind that we are the only one responsible for our body and our health, and the way we live, and think, can have a big influence on our health.

These are the tips that can help you maintain healthy and youthful skin as you age.

 

1. Water! Water! Water!

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Water is crucial for our organism, for numerous functions of the organs, and for proper nurture of the skin.

Water moisturizes our skin from the inside out, it maintains the skin elasticity, and prevents dryness. It is essential for the youthful skin look.

 

2. Use sunscreen and natural moisturizers

Use sunscreen and natural moisturizers

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We need to be more careful when it comes to sunlight exposure. Although we need the vitamin D we get from the Sun, overexposure to the sunlight can affect the skin aging seriously and quickly. Therefore, every time you are going out during the hottest hours of the day, remember to apply the sunscreen especially on your face and arms.

On the other hand, regular usage of natural moisturizers will also help your skin look young. Try moisturizers with retinol, which is a form of vitamin A that is used in many anti-aging products. Retinol increases the collagen production.

 

3. Avoid products with harsh chemicals

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Many cleansers and facial product can dry out the skin due to the chemical content. Use organic products, and products with natural oils.

Choose a cleanser that suits your skin the best – the one that is gently and that can wash pollutants and other impurities away.

Remember that the skin around the eyes is more delicate and sensitive.

 

4. Try to lead a stress-free life

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We all know that stress is inevitable, but we should try to avoid the stressful situations. Stress can cause our skin to age prematurely.  Studies have shown that stress shortens the life span of the cells.

 

5. Try not to use straws

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Straws can cause wrinkles due to the movement of the facial muscles.