Common causes of premature aging and how to fix it

There are many causes of skin aging that you do not notice, which can originate from both inside and outside.

Sunshine and electromagnetic radiation

As you already know, the sun is the enemy of our skin. UVB and UVA rays break down the collagen and elastin structures in the skin cells, leaving the skin prone to blackening. In addition, electromagnetic radiation from popular electronic devices such as mobile phones or computers can equally damage the skin.

Do not forget to wear a coat and use sunscreen, even when it is shady or when you are sitting in a closed room. You should use sunscreen with the word "broad-spectrum" on the package, as this product suppresses both UVB and UVA rays. Besides, do not forget to apply sunscreen in places that are easily overlooked such as your toes, neck and hands.

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Loss of collagen

Collagen is a protein that helps keep the skin smooth and elastic. But the older you are, the less collagen your body produces. Deficiency of collagen will lead to skin sagging, wrinkles, crow's feet, dark spots, melasma…

Adding collagen to your daily routine is one of the best ways to prevent skin aging, especially for women over the age of 30. You can use functional foods that supplement collagen or omega-3-rich foods as well collagen-rich foods such as red foods, salmon, blueberries, carrots, beans, dark green vegetables, cabbage… Besides, derma rolling is also an effective way to stimulate blood circulation for the skin to produce more collagen.

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Slow metabolism

Metabolism is a process that occurs within each cell, promoting the conversion of food into energy that is supplied to the body. As the process progresses, the body rapidly converts excess sugar and fat, liberates free radicals and makes lipids to regenerate the skin. Too much consumed food or too much alcohol will cause high levels of stress on the cells and forces them to work at high intensity, thereby slowing down metabolism.

To overcome this situation, you can drink plenty of water, especially green tea, which contains catechins that help boost the heat and promote fat oxidation. Also, do not forget to exercise with high intensity as well as supplement protein-rich foods and vitamin B3.

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Lack of sleep

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining both physical and mental health. During sleep, the brain performs its task of cleaning up harmful substances from the body, arranging and stabilizing the cells. At the same time, this is also the time for liver and kidney to eliminate toxic, thereby maintaining smooth skin and preventing skin aging.

Don't forget to adjusting your lifestyle and make sure you could sleep at least 7 hours a day. Using some natural essential oils to relax your mind or drink a cup of hot milk will help you sleep better.

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Inflammation

Inflammation is the body's natural response to protect itself from infection or injury. However, when this process lasts, it will lead to chronic inflammation. As a result, the immune system in the body can be hurt, which can easily lead to many health problems, especially accelerated aging process.

What you need to do today is stop smoking, as cigarettes increase the rate of fat or plaque buildup in blood vessels. This is the most common factor leading to chronic inflammation. At the same time, you should also limit inflammatory foods such as refined sugar, alcohol... Besides, add to your diet of anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger, turmeric and probiotics.

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Free radicals

Free radicals are a negative chemical molecule in the body. Free radicals cause a lot of damage to the skin, such as the formation of lipophilic buildup under the skin leading to the appearance of dark spots on the face and the back of the hand, or causing the loss of collagen and elastin, which lead to skin wrinkles.

The best you could do is to supplement vitamin E, vitamin C to prevent aging as they are antioxidants that can neutralize the effects of free radicals. According to nutritionists, you should also regularly use foods, drinks containing plenty of antioxidants such as tea, blueberries...

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By: Emma Chavez

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