Fine lines and wrinkles are a common occurrence as we get older, especially as the facial skin naturally loses it collagen structures that contribute to a youthful appearance.
While it’s not possible to completely rewind the clock and remove all signs of aging, it is achievable to greatly reduce and even prevent premature signs of ageing.
None of us are getting any younger and as skin ages, wrinkles and deep lines start to form in an otherwise youthful face. Yet what is the true cause of ageing?
The skin forms the body’s largest defense against the outside world, enabling the organs to be protected against a wide range of external factors. One of the main causes is free radical damage that induces wrinkles and speeds up the aging process.
As the skin is exposed to the environment, a certain amount of aging is inevitable as the outer layer of the epidermis thins, resulting in wrinkles, deep lines, discoloration and sagging. It’s only when the connective tissue underneath the surface of the skin is compromised that the strength and elasticity starts to slacken and then the signs of aging start to show.
Taking the right antioxidants
The good news is that taking the right antioxidants can help to boost immunity while preventing free radical damage that causes many of the signs of aging. The key is to get the right antioxidants into the skin by following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Eating an antioxidant rich diet including plenty of green leafy cruciferous vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens is recommended. Dark berries like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are rich in powerful antioxidants like B vitamins, Vitamin C, iodine, folate, manganese, along with Omega-3 fatty acids and copper.
Legumes like kidney beans are also a great source of antioxidants and disease fighting compounds that can keep the body healthy from the inside out. Eating foods rich in magnesium such as flaxseed, dark chocolate, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds is also highly recommended as studies show that magnesium may play an important role in healthy aging and preventing age-related diseases.
A more direct technique is to use acupressure and acupoint massage to balance the flow of energy in the body and stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture is highly effective for many signs of ageing that show up on the face including crow’s feet, smile lines around the mouth and other facial wrinkles that may be considered difficult to treat. A report published by the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture analysed more than 300 people and found that after just one treatment, participants saw a 90% improvement in their skin’s condition.
Acupressure has also been shown to reduce stress and help with clearing inflammatory diseases in the skin. The effects of long-term stress can cause the skin to age more rapidly, so this is why acupressure can be so powerful at providing relief.
Facial acupuncturists agree that this ancient Chinese medicine can restore skin from within. It does this by restoring damage and improving elasticity, meaning that this wellness treatment is more than a quick fix – it can also improve skin tone while leaving the eyes and mouth unaltered.
Using these anti-aging techniques alongside following a good skincare regime on a daily basis can have powerful effects for creating a healthy, radiant and youthful glow…
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This book shows how acupressure techniques when combined with antioxidants as part of a natural anti-aging routine can transform skin, preventing premature signs of aging and therefore make you look younger.
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