For people, especially woman, aging might be an enemy. Aging will make you less attractive, at least for yourself. Considering yourself less attractive will influence the way people see you. They will start to think you are less attractive too.
As an enemy, of course, aging must be beaten. However, it is important know about it first since knowing your enemy is the best treatment you can do for that enemy. Then, what’s aging? Aging is a process of gradual disappearance of skin capabilities to maintain its condition and to renew itself. Aging is a natural process that will be experienced by everyone.
Aging caused by two factors, internal factors and external factors. The internal factors are gene, health, and psychiatric. This can also caused by stress and hormonal changes. For example, when you are in unhealthy condition, your skin will not light. The same condition will happen when you are stressful. In stressful moment you will find your skin becomes pallid. The more you have your stressful moment, the more pallid your skin will be.
Another factor is the external one. Polutions, ultraviolet radiation (especially on 10.00 a.m. until 03.00 p.m.), the use of water mixed with chemicals, and other substances which might interfere the normal growth of colagen are part of the external causes. It is true that utraviolet radiation will cause aging. However, say in a room with air-conditioner all the time is not a good prevention. Air-conditioner also make your skin dry, furthermore if you apply no lotion on your body before staying in room with air-conditioner.
Climate change also contributes on this aging matter. Moreover, climate change is today’s earth problem. So, the risk of aging becomes greater. The high humidity, precisely at the tropical part of the earth, gives contribution in gaining aging matter too.
Habit is another cause. Smoking, drinking coffee and alcohol, and going to bed too late will make your skin dry and dry skin is an aging sign. Those bad habit can be considered as disturbing your metabolism. You should remember that disturbing metabolism is not only lead to aging but also lead to other health problems.
The next cause is your food. The proverb “you are what you eat” might be right because your food can determine your appearance. Fast-foods and high-calories foods are really delicious indeed. But it is urgent for people to start to remind them self that those contribute on aging process. Fact you also need to realize is cooking food for a long period of time is not suggested unless you want your skin having less of anti-oxsidant. Yes, that way of cooking will make nutrients in foods which good for your skin disappear. It becomes worse when at the same time you do not drink eight glasses of water and forget about fruits and vegetables’ miracles for skin.