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10 anti-ageing tips

 

Avoid excess exposure to the sun

It’s the no. 1 cause of wrinkles with dozens of studies documenting the impact. Protect your skin from sun rays firstly by staying indoors while the sun is the strongest. Secondly get into the habit of wearing a sunscreen with a good enough SPF every time you go out. Apply it at least 20 to 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun and reapply it every few hours.

Stay hydrated

Insufficient hydration is the second major cause of excessive wrinkles. In order to for your skin to stay moist and elastic, it needs a constant supply of water. If you fail to get enough fluids in your body, cells will start to lose elasticity and eventually wrinkles shall start surfacing.Here’s how water affects your beauty.

Quit smoking

Apart from the many well-documented ill-effects of smoking on the body, it also causes premature ageing of the skin mainly by reducing blood supply and nourishment to the skin. This makes the skin lose its elasticity and moisture. Also while smoking, some repetitive actions like squinting to protect the eyes from aggressive fumes and constantly dragging the cigarette fumes into his/her mouth causes wrinkles over time at the corners of the eyes and the mouth. Click here to find out various techniques to quit smoking.

Get adequate sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol – a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more elastic and less likely to wrinkle. You will also feel less tired and there will be a glow on your face. Here are more reasons you need your beauty sleep.

Try face yoga

Just like yoga is a holistic practice that works on your mind and body, face yoga is a bunch of facial exercises to keep your face taut and younger-looking forever. We often forget to work out our facial muscles but these exercises help do the same and keep ageing skin at bay. Here are some face yoga moves.

Eat healthy

Consume a diet full of vitamins that come from fresh vegetables and fruits as well nuts and seeds, which are all effective anti-ageing foods due to the amount of antioxidants they all pack. Here are 5 foods that delay ageing and don’t forget to try these anti-ageing potions as well.

Keep stress at bay

Stress releases hormones like cortisol which decrease muscular tissue beneath the skin. This makes your skin thinner and makes it look wrinkled and old. Still don’t believe us? Read how stress affects your skin.

 Use a moisturiser

Many women these days are so concerned with anti-ageing products they often overlook the power of a simple moisturiser. Skin that is moist simply looks better so lines and creases are far less noticeable.Also find out if anti-ageing creams really work.

Don’t over-wash your face

Tap water strips skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that protect against wrinkles. Wash them off too often, and you wash away protection. Moreover, unless your soap contains moisturisers, you should use a cleanser instead. Here’s a guide to select the right soap for your skin type.

Consult your dermatologist

If you’d like to use creams, lotions and various other chemical and surgical options (like peelsfillerslasers and Botox) to fight skin ageing, you should visit your dermatologist who’ll guide you well after analysing your skin.

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

 

1. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day.

2. Take a prenatal vitamin each day as directed by your obstetrician or midwife.

3. Drink plenty of fluids -- at least eight to 10 glasses a day -- avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring.

4. Don't drink alcohol.

5. Don't smoke or allow yourself to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

6. Exercise -- it's important for your general health and also can help reduce stress. Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least fifteen to twenty minutes every day at a moderate pace. Walk in cool, shaded areas or indoors in order to prevent overheating.

7. Get adequate sleep -- at least eight hours a night. If you're suffering from sleep disturbances, take naps during the day and see your physician for advice.

8. Wear comfortable, nonrestricting shoes and put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.

9. Continue to wear a safety belt while riding in motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the shoulder portion of the restraint should be positioned over the collar bone. The lap portion should be placed under the abdomen as low as possible on the hips and across the upper thighs, never above the abdomen. Also,pregnant women should sit as far from the air bag as possible.

10. Don't take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician or midwife.