Each day everyone gets a little bit older. There is not much you can do about that, but there are things you can do to slow down the aging process. Anti aging solutions can be found in many different places. Dermatologists have answers. Your diet plays the most important role in how you age. Sun exposure and protection is another area you can focus on. The products you put on your skin every day also play a major role in slowing down the aging process or speeding it up, depending on what you use and how you apply it.
Vitamin C, for instance, is part of collagen production and one of its jobs is to protect cells from damage from free radicals. Collagen is made up of amino acids and when combined with keratin it is what gives the skin its elastic properties, strength, and creates a water barrier. Lack of elasticity is why wrinkles are formed. Free radicals are unstable molecules that look for other molecules to bind with, which destroy the balance of health at a cellular level. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, vitamin C will be depleted and all of the healthy properties go with it. Eating fruits high in vitamin C will help restock the supply when it diminishes. Some of the foods that contain vitamin C are oranges, bell peppers, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip greens, blackberries, watermelon, summer squash, kiwi, cantaloupe, cabbage, kidney beans, lemons, okra, lychees, and persimmons.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy skin at the cell membrane level. When they are present in the skin, they act as a natural sun barrier. You will find these important fatty acids in seaweed, canola oil, soybeans, walnuts, flaxseed, trout, oysters, herring, wild salmon, chia seeds, and other places. If you aren’t eating these things in your diet, you can take supplements to get the vitamins and fatty acids that you are lacking. There are many more anti aging solutions that cross continents and cultures. It all boils down to taking care of the body you have, and if you do, it should last for as long as you need it to.