The Inside Scoop on How to Prevent Aging

It’s no secret that we all want the same thing when it has to do with our skin: we want to slow down any signs of aging. There are many factors which can cause our skin to lose its youthfulness, including father time. Some of these factors we obviously can’t control, but there are others that we can definitely influence.

Whether you’re enjoying the wrinkle-free days of youth or are proud of your gracefully-aging fine lines, having skin that glows skin is definitely within your reach. Here’s the scoop on how you can turn back time and get that healthy, radiant glow.

Keep Your Calcium Handy

As one of the most important and readily available macrominerals, calcium is a home-run when it comes to enjoying beautiful skin. But there’s a catch: calcium needs to ride along with essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your diet so that it can reach your skin. Together, this powerful duo helps to maintain overall resilience, texture, and tone on the skin.

Up Your Good Fats

EFAs do more than just help calcium absorption. They’re great for softening wrinkles and moisturizing the skin from within. Because your body isn’t able to synthesize certain EFAs on its own, you need to get them from external sources. Walnuts, flaxseeds, and cold-water fatty fish (like salmon, tuna, and sardines) are excellent options.

Cut Down on Added Sugars

Did you know that those sweet treats can cause wrinkles? Sugar is an infamous contributor to skin problems and can aggravate many skin conditions. This is largely because it contributes to the development of collagen-damaging AGEs (advanced glycation end-products). And when your sugar levels are elevated, the production of these AGEs accelerates, which in turn speeds up your aging process.

So, the next time you’re craving ice cream, try going for a piece of dark chocolate or fruit instead. Even better, grab a handful of blueberries. They’re great for preventing collagen loss!

Try Gotu Kola Complex

This supplement contains Gotu Kola leaf, which is often hailed as the “herb of longevity.” It’s used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and is rich in a compound that helps keep your skin firmer and tighter. This particular supplement also contains Grapeseed and Ginkgo leaf, which support healthy skin elasticity and microcirculation.

Get Your Stress in Check

Even the best skincare creams and routines can’t protect you against the stresses of adulting. While experiencing stress is natural (and at times, it can be good!), it can start to take a toll on your skin if it goes on too long.

Over time, you may notice that you’re not sleeping as well or your appetite is starting to change. You may notice the appearance of dark circles, more frown lines, or those dreaded wrinkles under your eyes.

These signs are indicators that there’s more going on beneath the surface. Too much stress can alter the proteins in your skin and actually reduce its elasticity, which – you guessed it – can result in premature aging.

Whether it’s exercise, meditation, or mindful breathing, look for ways to actively reduce your stress. You may also want to consider herbs such as rehmannia or ashwagandha to reduce your response to stress and help you stay a little more zen-like.

Start Caring for Your Skin Today

It’s never too late to start taking better care of your skin. Even if you’re already seeing fine lines and wrinkles, you can still benefit from making some simple changes. If the signs of aging are bothering you or you want recommendations on healthy skincare products, let us know. We’re here to help you love the skin you’re in!

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