How Old Are You?
Aging is the natural process of growing older. Yet there are many factors that play a role in whether we age gracefully or if we are the one out of two people who age faster than our biological age.
More than half of us look older than we really are because we either engage in behaviors that increase our aging, or we do no actively support a more youthful body through inaction. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about fighting the aging process, the more control you can take toward maintaining a healthier, younger body and mind.
Wrinkles, they are an unfortunate part of the aging process that everyone tries to avoid. They make us look older than we are, and as a result, lower our self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, wrinkles aren’t something we have to put up with anymore. Why? Because science has taught us exactly why they occur and how we can avoid them for as long as possible.
What are Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are those unsightly lines that occur in the second layer of skin, or the dermis. This layer contains our skin’s structural elements and provides our skin with strength and elasticity. As we grow older, the cells in the dermis divide more slowly and the elastin fibers and collagen that give our skin strength loosen, resulting in the surface depressions we’ve come to know as wrinkles.
At the same time, the amount of oil being secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin decreases, meaning that your skin isn’t as lubricated. This dry, dull appearance simply enhances the looks of wrinkles.
5 Contributing Factors
What’s on your plate can be what causes wrinkles, Just think: You eat three or more times a day, most likely, and if your daily meals are filled with foods such as vegetable oils, margarine, red meats, white bread, or sugary, processed foods, you're not doing your skin any favors. These foods can cause inflammation in your body, which may accelerate wrinkle formation.
Alcohol is a natural diuretic, so the more you drink, the more dehydrated you become. Besides sapping the natural moisture from your skin, excessive booze can also trigger rosacea outbreaks and exacerbates fine lines, acne, and wrinkles, all of which instantly make you look older. You don't have to swear off the bottle altogether, but by drinking less, your liver doesn't have to work as hard to flush out toxins and impurities from your body, and when it works more efficiently, you'll see the results in your skin. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and has very few oil glands," she says. Pamper your eyes with a little TLC and stave off signs of aging by using our Ultra Healing Eye Cream—they work to stimulate collagen production and prevent fine lines. Other notable ingredients that reduce puffiness, lines, wrinkles, and under eye circles are caffeine, and Hyaluronic acid.
While excessive running can cause sagging known as "runner's face," (experts believe what causes wrinkles is that it causes more oxygen or free radical damage, which can lead to a breakdown in collagen), moderate exercise (defined as exercising at 40 to 60 percent of your maximum heart rate) is not only healthy for your weight, heart, and lungs, but it provides a rejuvenating effect on the skin. Since the damaging skin effects don't take place until you've been running or working out for 90 minutes at 70 to 80 percent of your heart rate, as long as you keep your workouts short and sweaty, you'll be able to reap the best of both worlds and get the anti-aging and weight-loss benefits.
Research has shown that chemicals in the air cause reactive oxygen species and free radicals similar to those from sunlight. To protect against air pollution, make sure to take three important steps.
- Cleanse at night with our ultra-hydro facial cleanser to get rid of pesky industrial particles that have settled on your face.
- Fortify the skin with our moringa mud mask an antioxidant to promote healthy wrinkle free skin.
- Use our ultra-hydro lightweight facial cream to help fortify your skin's natural defenses. You can also use our ultra-hydro night cream before bed.
Soaps & Cleansers
Soaps have a high pH, so they strip the skin of natural lipids and proteins, leaving our barrier compromised, dehydrated, and easily inflamed. Cosmetically this translates into a dry, cracked, face with a lackluster appearance and accentuated fine lines. Next shower, use our ultra-hydro facial cleanser instead—one that deposits moisture instead of stripping it. After just one wash you may notice a new glow and radiance.
Nothing takes its toll on your body faster than constant worry, anxiety, or stress. Stress can age your brain, increase your blood pressure, and disrupt your sleeping habits, all of which combined can make you look older, as well. No question about it, those eight hours are worth it. The term "beauty sleep" comes from the fact that the skin automatically regenerates and repairs itself at night. Cutting sleep means less time for Mother Nature to work her magic. Also, stomach sleepers may notice more puffiness, especially around the eyes, as fluid cannot drain quite so easily in this position. As a solution, I have some information for you that will help relieve your stress as well as help you sleep better. We have created an Anti-aging bundle to help smooth wrinkles, fade dark spots, and moisturize your skin. Our Ultra Hydro Night Cream evens out skin tone to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion while helping prevent future pigmentation. As a bonus, we have included our Ultra Healing Eye Cream containing Hyaluronic Acid which is known for its ability to plump, reduce wrinkles and dark circles. Make sure you try yours today at OrganiGrowHairCo.com