Aging is a very gradual process but they are many ways to slow it down and correct some of its undesirable effects. Of course, for most of us, it should all start first and foremost with a healthy lifestyle. Following a balanced diet, keeping active and managing to keep stress levels down are all key to preventing our body from deteriorating faster than it should and crucial ingredients for a longer, healthier lifespan.
When this isn’t nearly enough however, they are specific solutions designed to eradicate some of the most visible premature aging signs and give you back a new lease of life.
- Saggy skin
Saggy skin is a sure sign of aging, but it can also appear prematurely in some cases: crash dieting and smoking in particular are often the main culprits. It can be fixed with fillers injected into the skin for fuller cheeks for instance. DIY home remedies require you to drink plenty of water, get sufficient sleep and regularly apply moisturisers, sunscreen and masks to help tighten the skin.
- Thinning hair
Thinning hair doesn’t just occurs with age and it can be a sign of stress for both men and women. Medical experts recommend specific products available over the counter to help with hair regrowth. You can also get serums to help back its original shine to your hair, but it’s more important that you should adapt your diet accordingly. Opt for plenty of foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as in oily fish and flaxseed. Don’t forget the dark green vegetables, which contain plenty of vitamin A and C which are vital to help your hair produce sebum, its very own natural moisturizer.
- Lines and wrinkles
Smoking, sun damage and repeated motions can cause premature wrinkling on the face. Prevention is key with plenty of antioxidants in your diet and sunscreen, but if it’s already too late, opt for minimally invasive procedures such as botox or fillers. These treatments aren’t permanent and are easy to adjust with each treatment session.
- Yellowing teeth
You can prevent your teeth from aging prematurely and keep them white throughout the years by following a few rules. It’s actually the dentin inside our teeth that cause our teeth to appear yellower and this is irremediable. It is caused by grinding or a poor diet. Food stains are easily removed thanks to whitening gels at home or professionally by a cosmetic dentist.
- Muscle loss
Studies have shown that muscle loss isn’t inevitable, even with the elderly. The key is to maintain muscle mass all throughout your life with healthy levels of exercise and enough protein in your diet to sustain muscle tissues.