The best tips to stay young and healthy for longer.
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1. Younger and healthier
How young we look depends on ourselves, because up to 60% are external factors that make us look younger or older. The negative effects of very intense sunbathing, lack of exercise, smoking, junk food or inadequate care habits add up and leave marks in the form of sagging and wrinkling. The fact is that age-related changes in the skin are already visible at age 30: it loses its elasticity and moisture, and the first lines of expression appear. From about 40 more and more wrinkles are added and the existing wrinkles become deeper. With optimal protection measures, you can not prevent wrinkles forever, but it still takes significantly time. These are the most important:
- Do without nicotine
- No excessive sunbathing
- Reduce stress and ensure adequate sleep
- Drink 1.5 liters of water or herbal tea per day
- Eat rich in nutrients: Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E) that neutralize free radicals that damage cells
- Move regularly (more on this in point 2)!
2. Problem areas rejuvenate with sports
Exercise is an excellent anti-aging agent. And best of all, you do not have to be a competitive athlete to keep your skin young and firm. On the contrary: very intensive training can even accelerate aging processes. It is more important that you move regularly. Walk more, work in the garden, dance or ride a bike. Endurance sports include walking, running, hiking or cross-country skiing.
The best young effect in sports can be achieved through a combination of resistance and strength training. With simple exercises such as squats, push-ups or push-ups (beginners can keep their knees on the ground!) Build muscles that in turn burn more fat and tighten skin tissue. Thus, you not only prevent cellulite but also promote your radiance through better posture and a better body feel.
3. The secret of beautiful skin: collagen
Fat skin, shiny hair and firm nails: these are the marks of a youthful appearance. Behind it is a specific protein: collagen, the most important constituent of the skin, bones, teeth or blood vessels. In our body, we find it mainly in the connective tissue – it is the most important structural protein in the skin and acts as an internal and resistant structure, which makes the skin appear complete and firm externally. For skin health, a functional formation of collagen is essential.
But at an early age – in the mid-1920s – the body begins to break collagen. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and flaccid and wrinkles develop. At age 60, only 20% of the original amount of collagen remains. Most affected by collagen degradation is usually the face. But also flaccid arms and kneading on the hips or legs (cellulite) are signs of lack of collagen.
4. Anti-aging Rethinked
The good news: With a new concept, collagen degradation can now significantly delay – and even partially undo. How does it work? Applying externally a collagen cream and additionally by taking collagen capsules. This combination causes an increase in the body's own collagen production. The visible effect: less wrinkles, more beautiful hair and firm nails. "The combination of collagen creams and collagen capsules is highly recommended," confirms Viennese beauty expert and plastic surgeon dr. Artur Worseg. The latest beauty hype is collagen capsules with peptides. "One study showed that the body's own collagen increased by up to 60%, with the result that wrinkles could be reduced and hair and nail growth improved," explains Worseg specialist, especially in the active ingredient Versiol®, which contains It's no wonder: Regularly taken as a dietary supplement, the active ingredient increases, among other things, the moisture content of the skin, slows down wrinkling and improves cellulite.
Of course, a conscious lifestyle also contributes remarkably to the overall vitality and health of the visible skin. Those who provide their cells with enough protein, antioxidants (especially vitamin C and E) as well as unsaturated fatty acids and drink at least one and a half liters of water per day, can positively influence the structure of collagen and hence the appearance of the skin. Fish, chicken, turkey, gelatine and beef soup (cooking with bones!) Are considered natural sources of collagen. You should abstain especially from sugar: it makes the age of the skin faster.
5. Top combo: cream and capsules
New and especially effective: special creams based on so-called collagen reinforcements (such as MEDICAL Beauty * Lifting & Repair Day Cream). These collagen reinforcements help to provide better skin with collagen and thus correct wrinkles on the outside. The skin is also better moistened and optimally protected. This also applies to sensitive skin. The antiaging effect is supported by oral ingestion of high quality collagen peptides (eg in BEAUTY MEDIACAL for Collagen Caps Lift & Repair Cosmetics **). In addition enriched with vitamin C, zinc, biotin and selenium, wrinkles can be reduced, hair and nails strengthened.
Do you want to do something for beautiful young skin? Perhaps the most important rule is: completely remove the makeup every night and clean the skin with water! The water should not be too hot because it especially deprives sensitive skin, which tends to redness, moisture and promotes wrinkles of dryness. Very cold water does not dissolve the dirt particles well. Lauwarm tempered is ideal. Remember: the best care works only with clean skin!
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