Is Your Diet Causing Wrinkles?
Did you know your diet may be the cause of wrinkles and bad skin? Explore natural ways to reduce wrinkles and improve your skin.
Aging is a natural course of life, so let’s do it gracefully. Grey hair, sagging skin and wrinkles are by products of the aging process, as despairing as it sounds there are solutions available to delay the advent of aging and wrinkles.
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles refer to those thin and creased lines that appear on the softer portions of our body like the face, neck and hands and results in sagging skin due to decreased elasticity of the skin.
Are you susceptible to wrinkles?
Along with the natural aging process, exposure to sun, wind and environmental elements cause the appearance of wrinkles in many people over a certain age. But there are those, who are more prone to develop wrinkles at a much earlier age, due to genetic factors, lifestyle and behavioral choices. People who are exposed to UV radiation from sunlight, either due to their profession or where they live as well as heavy smokers are especially prone to the early growth of wrinkles.
People with lighter complexions experience premature aging which causes the appearance of wrinkles, while those with darker complexions are less prone to their growth. Due to the larger presence of melanin, the skins of the darker skinned group suffer a reduced level of penetration of UV rays from sunlight. Quick weight loss over a short time span also causes the growth of wrinkles because of the loss of fat cells.
Free Radicals and the Occurrence of Wrinkles
Free radical damage is considered one of the most important cause of skin damage and the premature appearance of wrinkles. These free radicals severely harm the skin by breaking down the skins support structures. They destroy the elasticity of your skin and the resilience of your skin is lost and the aging process sets in.
Antioxidants are meant to reduce the damage caused by free radicals. When antioxidant protection is insufficient in our body, free radicals cause damage. The activities of free radicals can be neutralized through antioxidants rich in vitamins A, C, and E, beta carotene, selenium, zinc and more.
By eating foods and, consuming vitamins rich in antioxidants and through the application of skin care products rich in antioxidants, you can stall the process of wrinkling of your skin.
NOTE: Always consult your physician first before implementing any new diets, therapies and/or implementing any skin care regimen or procedures, especially if you have existing skin conditions and/or are prone to rashes and/or have sensitive skin and/or are allergic to certain ingredients that may be included in this article