Anti-Aging Made Easy

Anti-Aging Made Easy

Ahh the joys of youth: radiant skin, voluminous hair, nothing to slow you down. At some point our faces start to wrinkle, our first gray hairs come in and our body makes us feel the weight of time.

This is nothing to be feared: age is just a number, especially when you keep a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips to prevent aging young.

Our Skin Provides Insights Into Our Lives

If you pay attention to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle at a young age, your skin will thank you. When you drink enough water and get enough vitamins, your skin will stay balanced and healthy looking. Wrinkles occur not only over the years and through our life experiences; the process can be accelerated by oxidative stress. Sources for oxidative stress could be an unbalanced diet, exposure to nicotine or excessive UV radiation. To keep your skin beautiful and healthy for as long as possible you should avoid sunbathing, extreme diets or rapid weight gain or loss.

Are You Getting Gray Hair Overnight?

White hairs don't actually appear quite this fast. With age, our body produces less melanin that contributes to our hair color - thus our hair gradually starts to lose its color. This process starts earlier for some people than for others. Excessive exposure to sun, cigarettes or emotional stress literally turn our hair gray, as does using certain medications.

Anti-Aging and Antioxidants

Our skin needs a network of antioxidants to protect it from oxidative stress. Antioxidants prefer to work in teams together, because they have a stronger effect together than they do alone. We can help our bodies by integrating colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables into our diets. The trace elements zinc and selenium and vitamins C and E have antioxidant properties. The adequate presence of these micronutrients helps protect cells from oxidative stress. The amino acid tyrosine, which is found in most proteins, is the starting material for the production of melanin. The copper-containing enzyme "tyrosinase" is responsible for melanin conversion. Therefore, the body needs copper to form hair pigments.

To remain fit and healthy even at an advanced age, it pays off to respect your body and mind early on. Avoid stress and worry, get adequate sleep, drink enough water: these are our tips for a youthful appearance. Also, always use sunscreen and get enough exercise in fresh air. These tips could keep you young and spry at 70.

Health Claims:
Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation.