Best Ways to Prevent Skin From Aging
Our skin is affected by two types of aging: intrinsic aging – which is our skin naturally losing its youthful fullness with the passing of time and extrinsic aging which occurs when either our lifestyle choices or our environment causes our skin to show signs of aging earlier than it should.
The main cause of both types of premature aging is free radical damage. Free Radicals are produced in our bodies by the air we breathe. To see how fast it can happen, cut an apple in half and watch how fast it turns brown. Over time, free radicals play a role in developing skin damage including lines and wrinkles, and many health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and more.
Increased exposure to pollutants, UV radiation, and toxic chemicals can ramp up free radical production. While you can’t do much about the pollution around you, you can limit the number of toxic chemicals you’re exposed to in your beauty products, and use antioxidant products that fight free radical damage.
Many of today’s skincare product manufacturers use ingredients that not only fail to nourish and soothe skin as they promise in their advertising, but they can actually worsen its condition, leading to more wrinkles, fine lines, dryness and skin irritation.
How to Fully Address Premature Aging Skin
There are three ways to slow down premature skin aging:
Limit Your Exposure to Toxic Ingredients
Here’s an example of a few of many toxic ingredients that you must avoid if you want to be good to your skin.
Airborne Chemicals Can Also Age Your Skin
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common in the air we breathe, and is also released by the scent of many household products. As we walk around our house these chemicals accumulate on our skin and begin to attack our skin’s collagen, and our protective skin barrier that helps us retain water, which can cause wrinkles.
Infuse Your Skin With Ingredients That Combat Free Radical Damage
The Mayo Clinic reported that vitamin C is a nutrient your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. Vitamin C is also vital to your body’s healing process.
Because your body doesn’t produce vitamin C, you need to get it from your diet, vitamins or topical creams.
Vitamin C has been clinically proven to reduce or prevent the
following skin conditions: