No one can stop skin ageing. But we can surely slow down the process of ageing. We generally load our skin with many anti ageing products to reduce the fine lines, wrinkles, and spots. These products when used on a long-term affect our skin.
Ageing is more than just skin-related; it can range from inflammation to stress to a diet lacking nutrition. It can affect ageing and in turn, show up on our skin in the form of wrinkles, dryness and sagging skin.
Here are some dietary tips that you should keep in mind in order to slow down ageing.
1. Cut down sugar
Sugar can age our skin and steal away out youthfulness significantly. Due to glycation, a process where sugar dehydrates our skin, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to look dull and less vibrant.
2. Drink lots of water
Water is one elixir that can cure any ailment. It is can cure dehydration which is one of the biggest culprits of ageing skin. Water helps restore elasticity to the skin and hydrates us on a cellular level that helps to plump up our skin and add a certain glow.
3. Load up on antioxidants
We are exposed to toxins and chemicals on a daily basis. In order to combat the free radical damage, we need antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E and beta-carotene.
4. Eat more protein
Eating protein helps stabilise blood sugar levels that reduce the stress on our body and keeps cortisol levels in check.
5. Use natural ingredients on your skin
Do not trust beauty products and rather choose to apply natural ingredients on your face to avoid signs of ageing.
6. Get enough sleep
During sleep, our body works hard to repair and regenerate and rid itself of toxins that we excrete upon morning visit to the washroom. Puffy eyes and wrinkles will result from less sleep. Therefore, make it a point to get about eight to 10 hours of sleep.