Who would want to grow old?
Who would want to look old?
If only somebody knew the secret to the fountain of youth, that somebody would have riches beyond imagination. And this is not a gross exaggeration.
Any business, product or service that deals with anti-aging is sure to succeed. In fact, one of the fastest growing industry in the country today is the cosmetic industry which partly deals with helping people stay young and look young through augmentation, face lifts and surgeries. People are so ready to spend their hard-earned money on these procedures, something that they would not have done on any other kind of procedures.
Perhaps, one cannot blame these people from wanting to look young. With society’s emphasis on beauty and youth, more and more people are associating success and the happy life with a supple youthful skin. Besides, women are prettier are more likely to go up the corporate ladder.
Causes of Aging
But despite all that has been discovered to help curb the aging process, no procedure or product has ever been discovered that is capable of completely stopping the aging process. This is not possible. The only thing that most procedures can do is to slow down the process or lessen the visible signs of aging.
The aging of the skin is actually caused by too much exposure to the sun as well as the loss of hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. These two processes lead to the oxidation of collagen and the elastin fibers of the skin. The loss of these two substances in the skin will result to dimples on the skin and of course the sagging.
Prevention the natural way
There are of course natural ways that you can do to help prevent aging. One of which is the clichéd combo of eating well and physical activity. However often you cringe at hearing this advice will not change the fact that these two are the primary things that can help you save those skins from sagging.
Eating fruits and vegetables especially those that are rich in Vitamin C and D will help in keeping the skin supple and moisturized. Foods with anti-oxidants are also helpful as this directly prevents oxidation.
Physical activity, on the other hand, helps by toning the muscles and keeping blood circulation going. This means that nutrients and minerals are distributed throughout the body.