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Read This To Learn What You Can Do To Naturally Combat Looking Older

If you are like me you may have wondered why our skin looks so smooth when we are young and gets so wrinkled when we get older. It is the biggest reason that everyone wants to look younger. Turns out there are two fibrous proteins that are part of the structure of our skin that make the skin behave the way it does when we are young. They are called elastin and collagen. As we get older these break down and our skin no longer retains the ability to bounce back and remain unwrinkled. This leads to the obvious next question, which is what can we do about it?

Turns out there are things we can do about it. Turns out the stuff your mother told you about avoiding the sunlight and harsh elements it true. Sunlight is needed to help your body produce Vitamin D but it also causes damage to your skin cells and also breaks down of collagen and elastin. You can see the proof of it in the pictures we have all seen of the old cowboys that have worked all their life outside in the sun.

In addition to your environmental influences there is also what you eat to consider. You might not be surprised to know that a proper diet has an impact on your skin and eating certainly qualifies as a natural way to influence your skin conditions.

Proper diet also includes essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s. These are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes and these polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated and younger looking. Therefore adding a good fish oil supplement to your diet is something that you can do to naturally protect or improve skin health.

Finally let us talk about what we put on our skin, which includes skincare products, creams or lotions. What you want here is a product that naturally promotes the growth of collagen and elastin in your skin. Studies have shown that if you can increase the natural collagen and elastin that is in your skin you can actually improve your appearance and reduce wrinkles and lines.

One common ingredient that you may have heard about that promotes the increase of collagen is avocado oil is rich in antioxidants but it has the addition of sterolins. Sterolines help reduce scars, age spots, and skin damage caused by the sun and promotes the increase of collagen in your skin which

As you can see, we can safely conclude that there are things you can do to help slow or even reverse the aging process within our skin which is what impacts how old we look. Environmental, diet, and your own skin care products regiment all can influence how well you age.

Bill Petersen