SIMPLE TIPS TO STAY YOUNG AND HEALTHY
Your greatest asset is your health. Therefore, it is very important to take the right steps to preserve it against the conditions that affect it both internally and externally. It is easier, and more cost-effective to prevent diseases and certain signs of aging, than trying to correct them with medications and treatments that can produce adverse effects, and with no guaranteed results.
It is advisable to develop good routines of anti-aging from an early age. Sunlight beams contain ultraviolet radiations that affect the skin, and make people look older than they really are. This effect is cumulative, and is manifested, when we have reached an old age, in the form of spots or lentigines, wrinkles, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions, among which is Melanoma. Exposition to the Sun without protection can reduce our defenses, aggravating conditions such as herpes labialis and lupus, and may cause others such as cataracts or opacity of the lens in the eyes. Sunscreens are an economical and effective form of protection. The daily use of sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 is very important. It should contain high concentrations of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Currently, there are well-designed and transparent cosmetic formulas (more attractive than the whitish), without fragrance or strong odors, which do not clog the pores, and do not cause allergy or burning, if they come into contact with the eyes. Sunscreens which are resistant to water are preferred over others, and they should be reapplied every two hours on beach-going days, or when practicing outdoor sports. In addition, consider the use of neutral lip crayon ("chapsticks") with solar protection, and lenses with 100% UV protection.
The second recommendation to help in the prevention of conditions described above is the adherence to a system of several creams, in which each cream has a specific action. Certain creams promote the synthesis of collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the skin, and its function is to give firmness and elasticity to it; however, its synthesis decreases with age. This protein is also part of the wall of capillaries, so its deficiency manifests itself with bruises of purple spots. These creams are dispensed under medical supervision, because unlike those sold in stores by department, they act at the cellular level. Its benefits include a remarkable firmness in the skin, the elimination of spots and wrinkles, the closure of pores, and solar damage prevention such as pre-cancerous lesions.
The use of anti-oxidants is essential to prevent the development of free radicals, since it constitutes one of the main mechanisms of the aging process. Free radicals are the result of physiological processes of the body, such as food metabolism, breathing and exercise, or are rather generated by environmental factors such as industrial pollution, tobacco, radiation, medications, chemical additives in processed foods, and pesticides. The daily use of antioxidants as, for example, a cream made of vitamin C in high concentrations, which can be found in specialized medical offices, is highly
The use of "peelings", or chemical exfoliations, offers excellent results, and is an economical and
effective way of staying young. The simple application of a chemical solution to your skin allows exfoliation of superficial layers and the stimulation of new cells and collagen synthesis. This makes your skin looks soft, hydrated, uniform in color and texture, and with fewer wrinkles.
It is important to speak to a professional who can formulate a plan of prevention and anti-aging, individualized to your unique needs. A proper supervision may be the key for your success!