How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young
Your skin is your body’s largest and most visible organ, so keep it feeling, and looking, as fresh and young as possible. Healthy skin is a must if you want to avoid cosmetic cover-ups or costly surgery fixes for skin problems later in life. With a few simple changes to everyday behaviors, you can keep your skin healthy and youthful looking for years to come.
First and most importantly, limit your skin’s exposure to the sun. Sun exposure can cause premature aging and wrinkling to skin; what looks like a healthy tan is in reality the result of damage done to your skin’s cellular structure by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Wear sunscreen or moisturizer with an SPF rating of no less than 15 any time you go outside, and protect your hands and face. Also, wear sunglasses to avoid squinting, which can create crow’s feet and frown lines.
Your skin needs moisture in order to keep it looking full and hydrated; as we age, skin dries and becomes thinner. High-quality moisturizers can help keep this drying at bay, but the best and simplest way to provide your body with moisture is by drinking plenty of water. Besides its many other health benefits, drinking six to eight glasses of water every day can help your skin and other organs stay properly functioning and fully hydrated.
Good nutrition is vital to your skin’s health; experts recommend a balanced diet containing five to seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Vitamins are especially needed; vitamin B (also known as biotin) helps your body form new skin cells, while vitamin C and E are antioxidants which can help protect your skin from sun damage.
There are some foods which particularly contribute to your skin’s health. Avocados, walnuts and olive oil all contain monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat which helps keep your skin hydrated and also helps your body absorb vitamins. Oats and other whole grains are low-glycemic foods that won’t raise your blood sugar, which reduces the risk of acne and wrinkling; oats also contain a compound that helps to prevent skin cell damage. Leafy greens such as Brussels sprouts, kale, and collard greens are great sources of vitamins A and C. Lean beef is an excellent source of the protein your body needs to create collagen, a structural component of muscle and skin; other good sources of lean protein are chicken, fish, beans, and tofu.
Your skin protects you by facing the daily challenges of ultraviolet rays, toxins, bacteria, and other threats. Because of this, it’s important to keep up the levels of glutathione in your body. A powerful antioxidant and antitoxin, glutathione helps your body to fight off toxins such as those found in pollution and processed foods and helps your skin remain elastic and youthful. As we age, the body’s levels of this necessary antioxidant decrease; our Original Glutathione Formula™ (OGF) was formulated by RobKellerMD® with a blend of nutrients that can support your body in keeping its levels of glutathione high. Daily supplementing of your balanced diet with Original Glutathione Formula™ can help keep your immune system functioning at its optimum level, and may help your skin counteract the effects of aging so you can stay younger-looking for longer.