Well, time machine non-withstanding, science is helping us find the secrets of eternal youth, telling us how the body can rejuvenate on its own. What better way than to start with something as natural as the body itself?
What you eat
It’s no secret that what you eat can dramatically improve your health, but what you choose to put in your mouth can also improve the elasticity and resilience of your skin.
Food high in water content works wonders for a youthful skin. As do antioxidants, like vitamins B, A, C, E, which help fight toxins like chemicals, which attack and damage skin. A multivitamin, too, goes a long way in giving you the adequate protection against collagen and skin cell damage that accelerate aging.
Omega fatty acids found in some edible oils help keep your skin firm and elastic, improve the health of your hair and protect you from heart disease.
One of the best sources of omega acids is Flax oil. If you want to double the benefits, sprinkle some flax seeds on your food as well.
Out of the sun
It may sound like old potion in new bottle, but sunscreen works. In addition to the right diet, protecting bare skin with sunscreen when you are outdoors keeps aging problems at bay down the years.
Drink it up
When you’re thirsty, drinking lots of liquids helps, but there is nothing like water to quench your thirst. It helps to keep your skin youthful and well hydrated. And draw out and eliminate toxins.
Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling, or at least showing those wrinkles that are already there.
In the bottle
And if you still aren’t seeing results, then look to the new face products that include collagen and retin. Both of these ingredients have been shown to decrease the appearance of fine lines and some lighter wrinkles. Copper and vitamin A creams are also demonstrating that they can work as well.
It might be a while till the time machine gets to us. Time may not wait, buy you can always make the wait seem longer – keep looking youthful for that much longer.