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Although most men don’t spend nearly as much time taking care of their skin as women do, they may want to start putting a little more effort towards it if they want to retain a youthful look later on in life.
You don’t necessarily have to buy outrageously-priced products claiming to shave years off your appearance. In fact, consistently doing the following five simple things can make you look not a day past 30 even at the age of 50!
1) Keep yourself well-hydrated
Human skin is made up of 64% water. If you don’t drink enough water, your skin will look shriveled, making you look older as a result. Thus, keeping yourself well-hydrated is essential to maintain a youthful look. Not only is water important in keeping your skin cells healthy and turgid, but it is necessary for flushing out the accumulated toxins in your organs as well. With enough hydration, you can expel the toxins that would otherwise contribute to your skin’s problems.
2) Eat a diet that will help you glow
To keep your skin healthy and glowing, half of your meal plate should be “glow foods” - fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables give your skin the nutrients it needs to be in good shape. Australian medical researchers have found that vegetables such as tomatoes, squash, and carrots that are rich in beta carotene can impart added reddish and yellowish pigmentation on your skin, making you look younger and prettier. In another study, German researchers observed how powdered fruit and vegetable mixes improved microcirculation in women’s skin. Improved microcirculation, in turn, translated to more supple skin.
The free radicals in our environment continuously rob our skin’s atoms of the electrons they need to remain stable. Your body needs to have Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc to combat the aging effects of the free radicals on your skin. The vitamins and mineral work together to minimize the adverse chemical reactions that occur on your skin cells’ molecules. As such, your daily vegetable diet should include representative portions of these nutrients. Citrus fruits, papayas, and strawberries can be your Vitamin C-infused dessert while your main course could be zinc sources peas, asparagus, or brussel sprouts. Add to that dish Vitamin E-rich vegetables such as turnips, spinach, and broccoli for a complete, skin-healthy meal!
3) Avoid smoking
Smoking doesn’t do anything good for your lungs, heart, and skin. On the contrary, it hastens the aging of your body. Moreover, it contains carbon monoxide, a compound that deprives your blood and skin of the oxygen that it needs. Even if you take Vitamin C supplements, the adverse effects of the noxious free radicals in cigarette smoke far outweigh the beneficial effects of the vitamin, so any benefits gained from taking that supplement, if any, will not last. Cigarettes also contain powerful dehydrating substances that suck or deplete the skin of water, which makes smokers’ skin dry and dull. The results are quite obvious - smokers look much older than non-smokers.
4) Drink in moderation - or not at all
Heavy drinking translates to faster skin aging. One or two glasses of wine or beer at dinner is more than enough, and it’s important that you drink plenty of water as you enjoy your alcoholic beverages. Drinking too much can significantly dehydrate your skin and make the fine lines on your skin stand out. Too much alcohol can also lead to the bursting of capillaries beneath your skin, which may require expensive treatment such as laser therapy to reverse.
5) Make time to move
Keep the blood and nutrients flowing within the body by engaging in regular physical activity such as jogging or other sports. Healthy blood flow ensures that the skin receives enough oxygen and nutrients to keep it glowing and healthy.
Healthy blood flow is also essential in flushing out wastes within the deeper parts of your skin. Exercise also encourages the body to release feel-good hormones called endorphins, which can help decrease stress that aggravates skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. With healthy skin and a strong pack of muscles that comes with regular exercise, you are sure to stay young and good-looking for years to come!
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