The early signs of ageing

Ageing is a real problem, especially pre-mature ageing. I have been doing some research on early signs of ageing to prepare myself. Couldn’t find a better way to share this will you too. Over these years in a climatic condition which was different at least a century ago and is bizarre today, pre-mature ageing is becoming relevant with the generation today. Reasons could vary from hormonal changes, heredity to an unhealthy lifestyle, overexposure to the sun, being dehydrated, stress and what not. It is known that youthful or young skin has lots of hyaluronic acids which is a substance that fills the spaces between skin cells and keeps it hydrated.

We have been using so many products to avoid the early signs of ageing, women in their early thirties are spending relentlessly to regain youthful glowing skin. The truth is ageing is inevitable, but what are the things that we are really doing wrong?

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Types of Ageing

Ageing is of two kinds: Intrinsic (from within) and Extrinsic (from outside). Everyone has to deal with the ageing that’s from within. As we grow older, our skin begins to lose the collagen that helps in skin firmness and glow. Eventually, there is sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. As I said, due to its inevitability it happens on a gradual pace and eventually begins to appear to many in their late 30’s or even late 40’s.

Extrinsic ageing is a result of sun exposure and UV radiations which eventually leads to tanning, roughness, and dry skin. While you cannot hide away from going outdoors, here are some important ways of avoiding the early signs of ageing.


Tips to avoid the early signs of ageing

Ideally, if you’re in the age range of 16-25 right now, I’d say you have to start right now to ensure you’re not dealing with early signs of ageing. Trust me, you don’t want it.

  • Use a good high SPF all around the year even when it’s raining or snowing. You might not be experiencing the sun in the sky but UV rays are everywhere. Apply SPF 30 or 50 to all the exposed parts of your body.
  • Also, try eating your sunscreen. I mean eat things which are high in Vitamin D.
  • Stay hydrated with at least 2.5-3 litres of water every day.
  • Have a habit of using hats, sunglasses, and clothes that protect your body from the harsh sun rays. Avoid going outdoors between 12-4 pm unless absolutely necessary. The sun is strongest during that period.
  • Eat well. Get a mix of fibres, good carbs and good fats every day. Do not crash diet or skip meals. Your body will begin losing the tissues it shouldn’t cause other health problems.
  • Get a good light cleanser that you can use by the end of the day.
  • Remove your makeup before sleeping. This is one major culprit behind early signs of ageing.
  • Try sleeping on silk pillowcases. Not only will your sleep well but you will have no creases on your face when you wake up.
  • Sleep 8 hours. Anyone who says lesser is enough, I am not sure how credible their sources might be.
  • Exfoliating twice a week will make sure impurities from the atmosphere do not sit on your skin.
  • Alcohol and smoking will expedite the process of ageing. So, the option is either to quit or reduce. You should definitely quit smoking since it almost has an immediate effect on how your skin looks showing early signs of ageing.
  • If you’re in your 20’s, you need to add anti-oxidants to your diet by consuming more of Vitamin C. Get serums that will repair your skin in the night.
  • Before sleeping, make sure you use to moisturize your arms and feet well. Since these parts of our body are exposed along with our face, they need an equivalent amount of care.

Try doing things that will keep stress at bay. Stress is another reason that boosts early signs of ageing. Doing an activity that you love, meditating or working out will help your fight the early signs of ageing.

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