Our skin has its own life cycle and the cycle goes from new to old. This can still be managed with simple daily routines and using the right products. Our skin consists of three layers which are: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue.
The outer layer which undergoes constant renewal is called the epidermis. Every twenty- eight days our cells are turned over as the most superficial cells are replaced by new ones. However as we grow older it slows down, and this is visible in the skin healing process.
The dermis which is the second layer contains blood vessels that carry oxygen and vital nutrients around the body and take waste products away. It also has elastic fibre and collagen to maintain flexibility, and the sweat gland to regulate body temperature.
The third layer which houses large blood vessels and nerves is called the hypodermis.
Naturally as we age, our skin no longer looks as fine and radiant as it was when we were younger, it changes with age.
Here are some tips that we can follow to protect our skin and age gracefully:
- Find and stick to a product that works for the type of skin that you have, avoid experimenting with different types of product. Stick to a product for at least two months to see how it works for you.
- To age gracefully you have to control your diet and watch what you eat. There is a saying that you are what you eat. Eating healthy contributes to having a radiant and glowing skin.
- Drink enough water, (Even I am still struggling with drinking enough water). When you drink adequate water it slows down the visible signs of premature aging, it also rids your skin of toxins and maintains the skin elasticity.
Sometimes what we call wrinkles are actually signs that our skin is dehydrated. And again there are times when we complain of pains in our bones but sometimes the bone is just trying to tell us that it needs water.
Remember that part of building your self-confidence is to love your body and take care of it.