Can You Slow Aging?
Aging is an inevitable part of life. As each day goes by, our bodies grow a little older, and there’s nothing that we can do to stop the passing of time.
With that said, how your body ages is something that you do have control over. Aging affects everyone in different ways, and while genetics play a big part in this, external factors are just as, if not more, influential. While you may not be able to literally slow aging, there’s plenty that you can do to slow down, and even reverse, the appearance of aging, which will leave you looking far younger than your years.
How? Keep reading as VouPre explains exactly what you need to do to recapture the essence of your youth.
Keep Your Body and Skin Hydrated
Every single cell in your body needs water in order to properly function. From cushioning your joints to regulating your internal temperature, water plays a crucial role in keeping you fit and healthy.
A lack of water not only causes dehydration and all of its associated symptoms, but research shows that it also speeds up the rate of aging. Not only will you look so much older, but you’ll feel it too.
It goes without saying that drinking your eight glasses of water each day while consuming plenty of high-moisture foods is essential when it comes to keeping yourself hydrated. However, it can take a while for the water that you consume to reach your skin cells – it’s sent to all of your other organs first.
So, it’s always a good idea to hydrate topically, as well as internally. The best way to do this is with a hydrating face cream, such as VouPre’s Cannabis Silk Cream.
You’ll find this moisturizer in our Cannabis Collection, which, as you can tell from its name, features compounds from the cannabis plant. The Cannabis Silk Cream is brimming with hydrating ingredients, including organic algae extract, sodium hyaluronate, and grape stem cells. Not only will it immediately quench your thirsty complexion, but regular use will also help to slow aging-related visible skin concerns.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Did you know that the sun is responsible for up to 80% of the visible signs of facial aging? This means that everything from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging skin to discoloration could be pretty much avoided with good sun protection.
While you may not be able to turn back the clock and tell your younger self to be more diligent about sun care, it’s never too late to make a positive change. Start committing to wearing sun protection year-round and you’ll still be able to help slow aging skin.
General advice is to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30. However, if you’re already experiencing the visible signs of skin aging, we’d recommend going with a higher SPF for added protection.
Work on Repairing the Look of Existing Sun Damage
While dedicating yourself to sun protection from now on can help to slow aging skin, what do you do about the sun damage that’s already present on your face and body?
That’s where topical vitamins and antioxidants come in. These help to repair the appearance of free radical damage. It’s not just the sun that’s responsible for this, but also pollution, exposure to chemicals, and so much more. All of this damage manifests as creased skin, dark spots, and all of those other skin concerns that are making you look older.
What are the best vitamins and antioxidants for targeting visible sun damage? You’ll find them in VouPre’s Vita C Serum. It’s infused with vitamins A, C, and E. These are the three most essential vitamins to be using if you’re trying to reduce the appearance of skin aging. They’ll smooth, firm, brighten, and tighten your complexion, leaving you with a more youthful finish.
All three of those vitamins are antioxidants in their own right. However, we’ve amplified this serum’s antioxidant content even further with the use of grape stem cells. Studies show them to boast extremely potent antioxidant activity, thanks to the many polyphenol compounds that they contain.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You are what you eat, meaning that one of the best ways to slow aging is to consume a diet that keeps you looking and feeling young.
You probably already know that this means turning away from junk foods. Anything highly processed, loaded with salt, or full of sugar should only be eaten as an occasional treat. These foods not only accelerate aging in the body, but they speed up skin aging too.
Instead, fill your plate with plenty of whole foods. Research shows that these give the body the nutrient boost needed to keep cells healthy and happy. This means eating more whole grains, lean meats, beans, eggs, and legumes.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are also whole foods that are an important part of a balanced diet. These are loaded with antioxidants that can help to slow aging in the body and keep you feeling your best.
Learn How to De-Stress
Although low stress levels won’t actually slow aging, high amounts of stress can definitely speed up the aging process, making it wise to try to keep stress to a minimum. Of course, this is easier said than done, especially with all of the added modern-day stressors that people now have to deal with.
That said, while you may not be able to completely cut stress out of your daily life, you can still counter how much it affects your body by learning how to de-stress. Finding a few techniques that you can turn to when you’re feeling particularly anxious will help to prevent stress-induced aging.
Everyone de-stresses in their own way. Some like to relax with a book, while others prefer an intense workout. However, one method that many turn to is a session at their favorite spa. Science backs up the de-stressing effects that a spa day can have, making it worth booking yourself in for a treatment if your life has been feeling more hectic than usual.
At VouPre, we offer a range of different spa services. Our RF Aqua Experience is an hour-long, 3-in-1 treatment that helps to firm up and tighten the appearance. With extractions, a radio frequency treatment, and a chemical peel, your skin will immediately look smoother, softer, and younger. Alternatively, try our 50-minute Microdermabrasion treatment. It makes use of a specialized device to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin, which will leave you positively glowing.
If you’d like the indulgence to last a little longer, we also have a menu of add-on treatments that you can choose from, enabling you to really customize your special spa day.
If you want to slow aging, then you need to be physically active. Research shows that people who regularly exercise have bodies that function in the way that a much younger body would. This means that not only will you feel much healthier as you age, but you’ll look younger too.
What are the best ways to exercise?
Ideally, you want a mix of aerobic exercises, along with balance and strength training. The aerobic workouts will get your heart pumping, which is great for heart health, while working on your core can help to boost bone strength.
Once you’re done exercising, remember to give your skin a quick cleanse. Allowing sweat and dirt to settle into your pores will congest your skin and could even end up accelerating skin aging. Use a gentle cleanser, such as VouPre’s Radiance Facial Cleanser. Infused with amino acids, this formula will help to strengthen the feel of your skin to leave it looking fresh and rejuvenated.
Give Dermarolling a Try
While dermarolling, which is also known as microneedling, won’t slow aging, it’s one of our favorite methods for helping the skin to look younger than it is.
If you’ve never tried it before, all of those needles may look a little intimidating at first. However, rest assured that it doesn’t hurt. Even better, studies show that it can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles while tightening up the complexion.
While dermarolling used to be a treatment that could only be carried out by professionals, there are now devices available that make it safe for you to pamper your skin from the comfort of your own home. In fact, you’ll find one included in each VouPre Collection set, from our Aqua Collection to our Thermal Collection.
Our derma rollers are easy to use. Simply roll them over the areas of skin that you want to treat, focusing on each area for about 60 seconds. Overall, you’ll need to spend about 4-10 minutes every two weeks dermarolling your skin. However, once you start to see results, you won’t need to use it quite so often to maintain your youthful complexion.
Avoid Repeatedly Making the Same Facial Expressions
Again, this tip isn’t going to slow aging, but it will help to prevent your face from looking creased and old.
It all comes down to the facial expressions that you make. Each time you do so, your skin will crease up in a certain way. This isn’t a problem while you’re young since you have enough collagen and elastin to ensure that your skin bounces back to normal once your face relaxes.
However, as you age and protein production slows down, those creases don’t disappear. Instead, they soon turn into permanent wrinkles.
While it’s impossible to keep your face completely expressionless, it’s worth being mindful of how you use your face throughout the day. For example, squinting while you stare at your laptop screen will only exacerbate crow’s feet around your eyes. Meanwhile, sucking on a straw each day will more than likely cause lines around your mouth.
If you’d like to do something about the expression lines that have already etched themselves onto your face, give the VouPre Ageless Solution Syringe a try. This advanced solution will immediately smooth away the look of expression lines and wrinkles, giving your face a plumper and younger-looking finish.
There’s not much that you can do to physically slow aging, but making the right lifestyle and skincare choices will definitely help to keep you feeling and looking far younger than you actually are. From keeping your body hydrated and healthily-fed to practicing good sun protection habits, follow the tips above and you’ll be able to prevent the appearance of aging from taking its toll quite so soon.