Both men and women are concerned about the appearance of the largest organ -
skin. That's not surprising since skin is also the most obvious thing other
people can see on you.
Our skin is called a window to our entire body. When we start having problems with our
skin, it's often an indication of how healthy our bodies are in general. Most people don't notice their skin much unless there's a problem though. As we start to age for instance, we start noticing it doesn't look young, soft, and supple anymore, and we may even notice we've started forming wrinkles.
Women particularly have big skin problems as they get older, because the hormonal imbalances that come about with menopause tend to make the skin start sagging, or drying out, or even becoming blotchy. Another very common problem which comes with menopause is having much drier skin than you're used to as well.
As we become older, the long years of sun exposure and damage start taking their toll. Our bodies change with age too. When we're young, our body naturally produces oils and
anti-oxidants which help keep the skin looking healthy and alive. As we age though, the facial skin particularly stops producing as much oil as it used to, and it doesn't produce as many
anti-oxidants as it used to. Both of these changes contribute to making your skin look older.
When you also combine in all the many years of stress, time spent squinting at computer screens all day, or frowning in concentration all day while you're working, you soon start to realize why wrinkles begin developing in those areas of your face where creases form when you make faces.
Thankfully, much of this damage can be reduced and sometimes completely reversed though.
There are many natural ways to help keep your skin looking more youthful and healthy, and herbs and vitamins play major roles in keeping your skin looking beautiful naturally.
The best thing you can do to help keep your skin looking younger and healthier naturally, is to drink more water. Even people who have already started having dry skin problems and new wrinkles develop can slow down or reverse those conditions by simply increasing the amount of water they're drinking each day.
Drinking lots of water each day is required to keep your entire body healthy, but many people don't seem to realize that water plays a major role in keeping your skin healthy too. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day will provide your body with the water it needs, while also having enough left to rehydrate your skin properly too. And when your skin is hydrated, it's much softer, smoother and younger looking.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.
Note: Some statements in this
article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational
purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.