Skin elasticity is something young people take for granted. Most of us do not give a lot of thought about the formation of wrinkles and the appearance of loose skin. But the aging process of the dermis is gradual. It happens every single day. As you get older, your skin loses its ability to produce essential dermis components. It also fails in repairing damaged dermis tissues brought about by excessive weight loss and too much sun exposure.

If you want to tone loose skin, you have to start as soon as possible. Putting it off will only make the problem worse. There are a plethora of natural methods that can help you achieve this. Here are some tips you might want to incorporate in your daily routine:

Tip 1: Mind your diet. Your body needs all the nutrition you can get in order for it to work properly. Your skin needs a steady supply of Vitamin A, E and C. It also needs proteins and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A helps correct damaged and worn-out skin tissues. Vitamin E can help slow down the natural skin aging process. Vitamin C improves the vibrancy of your dermis. This also enhances your skin’s immune functions. Proteins are necessary for the production of keratin. Keratin is vital because this is what produces more collagen and elastin in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids can help normalize the production of sebum, nourish the skin deep down and regulate hormonal production.

Tip 2: Get rid of harmful toxins. Unwanted toxins take up residence in our skin. In fact, most of them settle in the subcutaneous layer of the dermis in the form of cellulites. These toxins mess up with the elastic functions of your skin. They damage the natural structure of the dermis tissues. You can get rid of toxins through exercise and detoxification methods. Physical activities improve circulation in your body. This makes it easier for your body to purge out toxins. Proper circulation also maximizes the use of fat and fluid so you are less likely to experience swollen dermis tissues. Eat foods rich in fiber. Also drink tea. Tea contains components that can reduce toxins in the body.
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You Can Stay Young – Ten Things That Make it Possible

by Karen Brooks on August 25, 2010


Young people rarely think about growing old. Like it or not, though, everyone ages, and before you know it you’re middle-aged, or older. If you look around, though, it’s easy to see that some people age much slower than others. They look years younger than their physical age. How do they do it? Is it possible for you? Indeed, it is. The first thing to remember is that “age is just an attitude — a state of mind.” You don’t suddenly become old at a certain age. Many people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s act and look quite young, and are still very active and healthy. Age doesn’t have to be associated with weakness, deterioration and illness.

But how long you live depends mainly on your genes, you say. And this is, indeed, true to some extent, but lifestyle, diet, exercise, attitude and so on play a very large role. It’s important also to remember that a long life isn’t necessarily a good one. Many older people live for years with diabetes, depression and are miserable. You not only want a long life, you want a good life — free of illness, filled with happiness, good health and optimism.

Everyone ages; you merely have to look at pictures of yourself a few years back to see that. Some of the characteristics of growing older are: grey hair, wrinkles, weakness, deteriorating eyesight and hearing, weight gain and forgetfulness. You can’t stop these things, but you can minimize them using the ten strategies I list below. They are as follows: [click to continue…]