People have been searching for thousands of years in all parts of the globe for the fountain of youth to achieve a youthful appearance. However, Spanish Conquistador, Ponce de Leon in his search for it in St. Augustine was the one the historians credited to this mythical spring with age-reversing waters that could restore a youthful appearance. If only that quest would have been successful, then our timeless beauty problems of aging would have been solved. As disappointing as that may be, the real fountain of youth involves a few simple steps if you intend to maintain a youthful appearance.
Understanding Advertising Hype Versus Ingredients Matter for a Youthful Appearance
Your first thought to stop the aging process is to constantly buy the next and most expensive skin care products that you can find. I am sorry to blurt this out, but a fancy jar with a high price tag is no guarantee of its effectiveness. Understanding ingredients and what they can do is what really counts.
To take the skin care you use a step further, you don’t want to abuse your complexion with too many active ingredients at once in your daily beauty products. Instead, minimize your skin care regime with a cleanser, a treatment, moisturizer, and sunscreen in place of using a few jars that have a multitude of active ingredients.
The reason that simplicity does matter in regard to using a variety of skin care is combing different formulas with a multitude of active ingredients can possibly block penetration of their active ingredients or lessen the effect of some components. The best bet for a youthful appearance is aiming for one that has peptides, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and retinol if your skin can tolerate it.
Your lifestyle also plays a role in how fast or slow you age. Exercise helps toward this with better blood circulation for distributing oxygen and nutrients to the skin. It also helps build collagen for fresh skin cells to the surface for a younger appearance.
By the same token, what you eat can either work to your advantage or cause you to look older. For example, eating too much meat can lead to less collagen production from the amount of inflammation it creates in the body.
Overloading on the sugar also can harm the beauty of your skin. Once the sugar enters the bloodstream, it adheres to proteins to cross link two collagen fibers into destructive free radicals in a process called glycation. As a result, your complexion shows more evidence of age.
Another lifestyle habit that you may want to work on is how you deal with stress. The less stressed you are, the less cortisol and adrenaline the body releases to aggravate the skin with increased oil production that can develop into skin eruptions or acne. Stress also makes the skin feel more sensitive.
Aging is something we all go through, but this plan can help toward a more youthful appearance to slow it down.