SKIN & HAIR

Skincare Tips: 7 Top Ways to Address Aging Skin!

Use sunscreen with beta carotene for protection from UV rays

Apply anti-aging skincare products for preventing wrinkles

Keep yourself hydrated to improve your skin’s texture

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Bajaj Finserv Health
November 23rd, 2021
5 mins read

As you age, it is natural to get visible lines on your skin. With wrinkles forming, you tend to lose your glow as skin gets dry and thin. This is called skin aging and is governed primarily by your genes. Aging skin is common, but modifying your lifestyle and following certain skincare tips can slow down the process.

A few obvious signs of aging skin include:

● Skin turning fragile

● Skin becoming transparent

● Skin turning rough and itchy

● Skin getting bruised easily

● Skin losing its elasticity

You can start the process of slowing it down right when you are in your 20s or 30s. Follow a care regimen to protect your skin and use the best anti-aging skin care products to maintain youthful skin. Here are top skincare tips for men and women to reduce the premature aging skin process.

Use sunscreen daily

Protection from sun exposure is important to reduce skin rashes. This happens because of sunburn. If you are stepping out in the hot sun, make sure to apply a sunscreen having an SPF of over 30. Wear protective clothing, hat and shades so that your skin is not damaged by the harmful ultra-violet rays. Use anti-aging skincare creams containing beta carotene as it provides protection against UV radiations. Applying sunscreen before you step out is not only beneficial

for your health, but also is an effective anti-aging solution. A study revealed that regular use of sunscreen can retard the aging process [1].

Additional read: Sunscreen for Hair: Try 5 Simple DIY Recipes for Long and Strong Hair!

Consume a wholesome, nutritious diet

This is another essential step to slow down the aging process. Including fresh vegetables and fruits in your meals improves your skin health by making it soft and supple. Research reveals that having a healthy diet results in the formation of fewer wrinkles [2]. Eating foods rich in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties enhances the elasticity of your skin thereby preventing premature aging. Few foods you should include in your diet are:

· Pomegranates

· Avocados

· Salmon

· Flax seeds

· Pumpkin

· Broccoli

· Carrots

· Green leafy vegetables

Apply moisturizer on your skin

Moisturizer replenishes your skin, helping it become hydrated and nourished. Applying moisturizer is essential as your skin tends to become dry as you age. The elasticity of your skin reduces with time, which makes your skin prone to wrinkles. Regular application of a moisturizing cream can give a youthful appearance to your skin. This is one of the most important skincare tips you should never ignore!

Additional read: Dry Skin Causes: 7 Essential Tips for Dry Skin Problems

Drink plenty of water

Drinking water is important for good skin health as it keeps your skin hydrated. Apart from this, water flushes out harmful toxins from your body and regulates your body temperature. A 2015 study revealed that higher water intake can improve your skin physiology [3]. Drink at least 2 liters of water every day to keep your skin supple.

Increase collagen production by using retinoids

Retinoids are anti-aging ingredients that are derived from vitamin A. They enhance the collagen production of your skin that make it look plump and healthy. Retinoids improve your skin texture and appearance by helping in the formation of new blood vessels too.

Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption

Consuming tobacco can cause severe damage to collagen and elastin. These fibers increase the strength and elasticity of the skin. When you smoke, nicotine constricts your blood vessels. Consequently, blood circulation to your skin is reduced. Without getting proper oxygen, wrinkles start to develop on your skin causing your skin to age. Similarly, consuming alcohol can increase the roughness on your face. Your skin gets dehydrated that can damage your skin in due time and you start looking older than your age.

Do facial relaxation exercises

Avoid actions like pursing of lips and frowning as these can accelerate the formation of wrinkles. Facial exercises like happy face and eye squeeze can minimize facial tension. Happy face is a simple exercise that requires you to smile as much as you can. Hold your smile for a count of 5 and relax. Eye squeeze is done by closing your eyes tightly for about 20 seconds. After this, keep your eyes blank and stare for 15 seconds. Repeat this process. You can practice yoga and meditation as well to improve your skin texture.

Getting wrinkles is also common during the aging process. To improve your skin’s texture, slow the formation of wrinkles and prevent new ones, use the right anti-wrinkle cream and anti-aging serum. The most important thing you can do for healthy, youthful skin is to manage stress and stay happy. To get personalized advice on how to take care of aging skin, talk to

top dermatologists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an appointment with a reputed specialist near you and solve all your skin-related problems

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

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