Ageing is inescapable, it can be a glorious thing, but it’s not always easy to age beautifully. Some of us age gracefully while some of us need some extra care to keep our skin younger looking.
One thing that we cannot change is the natural ageing process, It plays a key role. With time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier.
Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that ageing has on our skin.
Here are our TOP 4 things that you may be eating that can have a negative effect on your ageing journey.
Alcohol does no favours for your beauty, with zero nutritional benefits alcohol can actually steal nutrition and hydration from your skin. Alcohol like sugar can disrupt the delicate hormonal balance, as well as the stress it places on your liver, having undue effect on your glowing complexion. Alcohol also affects the blood flow to the skin and can be a major cause of broken capillaries and an uneven sallow pallor. While there is nothing wrong with an occasional glass, remember to do so in moderation.
Many processed foods, think baked goods, cereals, chips, chocolate bars, soft drinks, biscuits, rank high on the glycemic index, this means that each time you eat them they can cause a spike in your blood sugar that contribute to acne, wrinkles, and hormonal imbalance. Processed foods created to last weeks, months or even years are not giving you the nutrients or vitamins that unprocessed foods will.
Overindulging in any foods made with refined sugar is not just bad for your scales, sugar directly contributes to wrinkles, age spots, acne, cellulite, blemishes and dull sallow skin. Sugar is highly addictive and inflammatory in the body. Sugar steals hydration from the body, suppresses your immune system, makes you more prone to illness, feeds bacteria and curbs the bodies natural production of anti-ageing hormones.
We all love a freshly brewed cup of coffee first thing in the morning to perk you up and prepare you for a long busy day but drinking high quantities of caffeine can raise the stress hormone cortisol, which directly contributes to wrinkles, belly fat and the jitters! Drinking an excess of caffeine can also prevent you from getting deep, reparative beauty sleep.
Our obsession with ‘skin maturity’ isn’t something new, but the research of it is. To this day, there have been hundreds of theories making speculations about the ageing process, each of them adding to the diverse landscape of this natural phenomenon. What we already know: ageing is multifaceted & complex. One of these theories re-establishes the connection between diet and your skin, and how aged it might appear. Knowing this little bit of information will make it that much easier to enact simple changes that will prevent any unwarranted signs of ageing.
What you eat can speed up the ageing process or it can serve as your greatest defense.