Wrinkles, unlike diamonds,
are not a girl’s best friend.
It seems like once you notice a little laugh line here or a crow’s foot there, they start popping up everywhere. Wrinkles are a natural byproduct of aging, a rite of passage, you may say. Indeed, in many ways, they are like a badge of honor.
They’re a sign that you’ve been places and done things, and that’s all well and good. But this is the era of 40 being the new 20 and looking in the mirror to find a wrinkled face staring back at you can be a harsh reality.
But knowledge is power! And while you can’t totally erase your wrinkles, you really can minimize their appearance. The key is, as always, to take care of yourself and to do good things for your aging skin. Give it what it needs, and treat it well.
And although you’re not going to Benjamin Button your face overnight, the visible signs of aging are really a reflection of what’s going on INSIDE your body. That’s why creams, serums and other topical skin care, can have a minimal effect on your skin’s appearance, tending to specific aspects of your health can have a much larger impact!
Free Radicals + Oxidative Stress = Wrinkles
Your skin has been with you your whole life, and yet it is constantly renewing itself too. You are comprised of billions of cells, constantly breaking down and rebuilding. Every part of you goes through a total metamorphosis every 7 or so years. So really, it’s more accurate to say that you’ve been covered in skin your whole life.
The skin you’re in is just not the same skin you were born with. It has literally been made new, over and over. It’s incredible. Your body is a wonderland, girl, that’s not just a thing John Mayer says… it’s bonafide fact.
The thing is, with all the renewing and changing, on a cellular level, it doesn’t always go smoothly. Cells don’t always make a perfect copy of themselves like they’re supposed to. One part’s a little shorter this time than it was before. Oxidative stress made a mess of that copy. Over time, environmental factors like air pollution take an even bigger toll.
When you slice open an apple and walk away for a few minutes only to return to a brown apple, you’ve just witnessed ‘oxidation’. The sugar in the apple reactions with oxygen in the air to cause, get this…AGING!
When metal is exposed to air, it also oxidizes. The rust you see is the equivalent of aging. Although that worn, colorful patina can usually fetch at a higher price at the Farmer’s Market, it’s a sign of degeneration and aging. Something similar happens to your cells, and that’s what oxidation is all about.
Back to the whole bit about your body being a wonderland, every time you breathe, your body is being fed. It receives that life-giving oxygen, and it uses it as fuel to renew cells and keep you in top shape.
But on occasion, that process doesn’t go exactly as planned, and free radicals are a byproduct of that little ‘oopsie’. What’s a free radical? It’s a molecule in search of its perfect match, but it’ll pair up with anyone. And that, just as in real-life relationships, is the wrong thing to do.
The pairing will work for a time, but it will be unhealthy and stressful. Too many free radicals result in oxidative stress, the rusting of your cells, and that, my friend, is how wrinkles are made.
Diet + Lifestyle Changes = Fewer Wrinkles
“So, wrinkles are caused just by breathing?” Well, when you put it like that, it sounds so wrong! They’re also caused by EATING. You’re welcome.
Really, free radicals are just a part of life. So before you go trying to eradicate every little one, get a grip!
There are many things you can do to help avoid wrinkles, and every one of them has to do with being kind to yourself.
- Don’t smoke.
- Never drink alcohol to excess, or better yet, avoid it altogether.
- Eat a well-balanced diet, mostly plants. If you do eat meat, make sure it is from happy animals who had a good run in life. Don’t char it, and don’t char your vegetables either. The black stuff that is produced when you char your food is unfit for human consumption and a free radical factory!
Foods that are high in antioxidants are your best friend. Leafy greens, carrots, berries, and nuts are all great examples of foods that will help combat the signs of oxidative stress. Anti-oxidants. It’s right there in the name.
It’s important to take great care of yourself, in order to age gracefully. Very true. But it’s worth mentioning that the aging process has so much strength and beauty built right into it. Aging offers dignity. Markers in time to ensure you’re always growing and learning, always evolving. You’re beautiful, friend, believe that. Wrinkles included.
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