Over the years, our body undergoes many changes – it wears out, ages and fades. This process is absolutely natural and can be traced in every biological species, so we cannot prevent it. However, it is in our power to accelerate or slow down aging with our diet, lifestyle and thinking. Of course, many women blame “bad genes” for premature aging, as well as stressful work and bad makeup. But the root of evil must be sought much deeper, namely in the natural processes within the body.
Below we look at 10 bad habits of women that bring old age and wear out our bodies.
10 Use of scrubs
Trusting women believe in bright advertising and regularly cleanse their skin with an abrasive scrub. Abuse of it more than once a week leads to damage to the upper layer of the skin – the epidermis, which leads to a violation of its protective and secretory function. As a result, the skin excessively produces fat, tightens, and the tan is uneven. If it had the smallest damage or rashes, then such a “scratching” leads to the spread of infection, the emergence of new foci. The same applies to fruit peels, the abuse of which can cause a severe chemical burn, and if not healed properly, it can leave a scar. For care, choose a gentle scrub with moderate or low abrasiveness. It should gently exfoliate the stratum corneum, and not injure healthy tissue.
9. Ignoring sports
As they age, many women give up sports, leaning on various massages, lymphatic drainage and plasmolifting. All these procedures are certainly effective, but they act locally on certain layers of tissue, while sport allows you to strengthen muscles and ligaments, joints, the musculoskeletal system, and also improve blood circulation in many internal systems (including the pelvic area, which is important). with menopause). Of course, at the age of 40, health is no longer what it is at 20, pinching, clicking, accumulation of salts and painful sensations can be observed, especially if you have ignored physical education all your life. However, it is not at all necessary to jump on the steps with heavy dumbbells and choke on cardio. You can maintain a slim and athletic figure with the help of Pilates and yoga – calm practices that allow you to stretch and strengthen muscles well, rejuvenate the body. Long walks, dancing, beach games and water aerobics are also effective.
8. Lack of sleep
Somnologists are tired of convincing the average person that at least 7 hours of good sleep is needed to restore the body. Lack of sleep leads to a loss of energy, against which we begin unhealthy compensation in the form of morning coffee and sweet high-calorie foods. Otherwise, we will simply collapse without strength. During nighttime sleep, melatonin is produced, a substance that prevents aging. Without getting enough sleep, we block its synthesis, and even get weakness, muscle stiffness and a sad appearance: pale skin, circles under the eyes, lack of shine in the eyes. Excess weight and withered skin are also the result of jet lag, as the systems do not have time to rest and regenerate.
7. Few vegetables and fruits
Adults increasingly prefer heavy side dishes and meats, soups with strong broths, sandwiches, pastries and quick snacks. Either due to lack of time and finances, or because of modest gastronomic qualities, plant foods are fading into the background. According to some reports, up to 80% of the adult population receive less dietary fiber, vegetable fats and proteins that fruits, berries, vegetables and nuts can provide. But the antioxidants in their composition remove free radicals, rejuvenate internal cells, including our skin tissue.
6. Not drinking green tea
Japanese women retain their graceful figure and doll-like young face for a long time precisely because there is a tea culture in the country. They brew natural green leaves and flowers of plants, pieces of fruit, as opposed to modern flavored tea bags with low-grade grassy dust. Natural green tea includes kahetins, tannins, caffeine and antioxidants, which allows you to well cleanse the body of toxins, radicals, salts of heavy metals and toxins. Regular consumption of a natural drink ensures the loss of excess weight, a boost of energy and vigor, as well as internal rejuvenation.
5. many Sahara
The abuse of industrial granulated sugar and confectionery sweets with it leads to a set of excess body weight, deterioration of the teeth and withering of the skin. Outwardly, this can manifest itself as a couple of extra years. Against the background of the use of sugar, glycation develops – glucose combines with collagen in the skin and neutralizes it, which leads to puffiness, circles under the eyes, an increase in the number of wrinkles, enlargement of pores, and loss of elasticity. An increase in blood sugar is not only a risk of diabetes, but also inflammation of dermatitis and acne against the background of age-related dry skin.
4. Little water
But fluid intake, on the contrary, must be increased. We are talking about healthy water – every woman needs to drink about 5 glasses daily. Dehydration slows down regeneration and metabolism, cell renewal and replacement with younger ones, as a result of which a person looks older in appearance. Also, the lack of water leads to dryness of the skin, loss of its turgor, as a result of which it sags and age wrinkles appear. Put a carafe of water in a conspicuous place and drink a glass every time you pass by. This will cleanse the body of toxins and poisons, restore the natural glow and tone of the epidermis.
3. Alcohol abuse
It is no secret that alcohols dry cells, and this leads to a stop in regeneration and premature aging. They also reduce the level of antioxidants that provide tissue metabolism and fight free radicals. As a result, collagen synthesis slows down, and the skin reacts with the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and severe swelling. First of all, pale and tired skin with signs of lack of tone begins to show age. Against the background of the use of alcoholic beverages, diseases of the epidermis also occur: rosacea, acne, acne, dermatitis, etc.
2. A lot of coffee
This drink is better than alcohol, but also has an effect on blood vessels and skin condition. Scientists, however, are arguing whether caffeine lengthens or shortens the life of our cells. A useful dose is 1 small cup of not strong natural coffee without flavor enhancers and flavors (no 3 in 1). And abuse leads to premature aging, dehydration, deterioration of the skin and hair, the appearance of sagging and wrinkles. Yes, and the enamel wears out, acquires an ugly yellow tint.
1. Excessive consumption of fried foods
Industrial vegetable oil, fried meat and other products with a “crust” lead to slagging of the body, increase the level of bad cholesterol, which makes it difficult for blood to flow to the tissues. Unhealthy food leads to indigestion and absorption, a slowdown in metabolism, which is reflected in the appearance, and accelerates aging. In addition, the passion for fried diverts a person’s attention from healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, whole grains, milk, which saturate the body with dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Semi-finished products and fried foods do not contain antioxidants necessary for the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
Remember that expensive skin care procedures and “rejuvenating” cosmetics solve the problem only visually. It is worth stopping their use – and old age will return again in its sad “colors”. To prevent premature aging of the skin, musculoskeletal system, skeleton and muscles, only work on your lifestyle, regimen, diet and positive thinking will allow.