Fast aging must be very annoying, especially for women and for those of you who are concerned with appearance. But modern life style is very influential on the acceleration of the skin aging process, it can not be completely avoided, may be minimized only. Nevertheless, there are several other factors that cause the skin to look older than their actual age.
Three things that could potentially eliminate the aging process of your skin are described as below:
1. Sugar excess
Sweets such as cupcake and candy can be very tempting. However if you are eating too many sugary foods, or foods with a high glycemic index such as white bread and pasta, you may find that your skin looks older than its age. When sugar enters the body, it is broken down into glucose, which is then called the glycation process. This process makes collagen present in the skin, thereby reducing skin elasticity. For that, choose foods with a low sugar content or with high glycemic index such as vegetables and fruits instead of sweets.
2. Sitting in near of the window
Although you already apply sunblock every morning, your skin can still suffer from the sun if you sit in near of the window either in the room or in the car. Ultraviolet light has a long wave and can penetrate glass window so that it can penetrate deeper into the skin. To avoid this, you need to apply your sunblock repeatedly, every two hours, if you’re there in the car or sitting in near of the window.
Stress can play a large role in making you look older than your age. When you’re stressed, your body will produce more cortisol, a stress hormone, which increases the levels of matrix metalloproteinases, enzymes that break down collagen and elastin. If you are short of collagen and elastin, your skin would age more quickly. Therefore, it is important for you to be able to perform stress management. Improve the quality of sleep and doing yoga might help.