Improvements in medical
science and research have increased our life expectancy significantly. At the
same time, these advancements have increased the demand for younger looking
skin. As a result, the market for anti-aging procedures has grown significantly.
Currently, visits to spas or doctors' offices for expensive radio frequency procedures
are not the most common way to get these results. But now, simplified, at-home
versions of these clinical machines are in far more demand and freely available.
These systems (such as wands), when used in conjunction with five natural
anti-aging techniques, can deliver results that are more long term.
The first natural anti-aging change to be
made in conjunction with a home system is to quit smoking. Cigarettes take
years off a person's life. Nicotine and
other harmful chemicals in cigarettes interact with the cells in our skin and
cause significant damage. It causes a biochemical change in our cells that
damages collagen and elastin, and leads to the acceleration of wrinkling and
sagging. Additionally, smoking cigarettes constricts blood vessels that are
then unable to deliver oxygen, blood and nutrients to the skin. Quitting
smoking is one of the things you should do right now if you want to look
Consuming a diet high in fruits and
vegetables significantly helps any anti-aging procedure you may be undergoing.
The nutrients packed into fresh fruits and vegetables have a direct impact on
our skin. Consuming sugary, salty and processed foods results produce negative
health effects, drying the skin and delivering damaging agents such as fat
throughout the body, making it more difficult for the body to repair itself.
Too much exposure to the sun causes major
damage to the skin cells' ability to repair themselves. While exposure to the sun is necessary for
vitamin D intake, too much of it dries the skin, increases the appearance of
wrinkles and assists in destroying the collagen and elastin found underneath
the skin. The easiest way to protect skin from the sun is wearing a sunblock of
SPF 15 or higher.
A regular exercise and fitness routine is
important. As we age, our muscle mass is reduced and results in sagging skin
and wrinkles. This happens all over our body, but is most obvious in the face
in most cases. The benefits of working out a few times a week means better
blood flow and more ability for the body to repair itself.
Lastly, controlling stress levels is a very
important home anti-aging tactic. Stress
shortens the lifespan of our cells by affecting telomeres, which are the ends
of the chromosomes that allow us to regenerate the cell. Without them, our
cells are unable to divide. Additionally, stress affects the length and quality
of sleep, which directly affects wrinkles and bags under the eyes. Reducing
stress will allow your body to repair itself quicker, and allow you more hours
of sleep, providing a further boon to regeneration.
Overall, using a home
anti-aging procedure along with these anti-aging tactics will result in younger
looking skin tomorrow and into the future.