3 Things You Can Do To Stop Premature Ageing
Ageing is a natural process, but a range of environmental factors can speed it up.
Premature ageing can affect both your appearance and your health.
Common visible signs of premature aging include fine lines, wrinkles, hair loss, and age spots that appear before your or early 30s.
Several treatments are available for the physical signs of premature aging.
As I have said before, there is no “cure” for ageing – only slowing down the process. What you do about the physical signs of ageing will dramatically improve your appearance and health.
Here are some tips on how you can do this:
Lack of sleep has many ill effects.
It weakens your immune system, hinders your memory and concentration, and increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Getting adequate sleep (at least seven hours per night) has many positive effects as well.
It helps you maintain a healthy weight, lowers your blood pressure, strengthens your bones, and promotes cell regeneration.
Sleeping more also slows down the aging process. In one study, people who slept five hours or more per night had skin that was 18% less likely to show wrinkles as compared to people who slept less than five hours per night. Researchers concluded that sleep “appears to be an important determinant of skin aging.”
A good rule of thumb is to go to bed at least two hours earlier every night for three weeks. This will increase the quality of your sleep and make you a more youthful you.
Smoking can speed up the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles and other changes to the appearance of your face.
These changes include crow’s-feet, pronounced lines between the eyebrows, uneven skin complexion, a grayish tone on lighter skin, deep creases and puffiness below the eyes, wrinkles around the mouth, and thinner lips.
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of toxic chemicals that can damage the cells of your skin and lead to signs of premature aging.
Smoking can cause deeper wrinkles on the face, particularly between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and around the mouth and lips.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Findings from a few studies suggest that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. Findings from research studies also suggest that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate ageing.