The best way to fight the battle against aging is to have sound information as to how a person should do so. Unfortunately, myths tend to run rampant when it comes to this topic, causing many people to choose solutions that may actually be doing more harm than good. To decide which path is the best for you, it’s vital to first bust the aging myths that are responsible for putting out misinformation.
Myth #1: Genetics
Genetics play a large role in the way we grow up but when it comes to aging, this factor alone will not completely dictate how fast you’ll age or even how you’ll look when you’re older. The more accurate truth is that while genetics can give you some insight as to how your body will develop physically over time, it’s the external factors that can wreak havoc on your complexion—hence the existence of premature aging. The solution to this dilemma is to take the steps necessary to protect your complexion from external factors, such as practicing sun care, avoiding excessive exposure to environmental pollutants (bad air, water, etc.), staying active and consuming the appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals rich in antioxidants and other nutrients.
Myth #2: Hair Loss is Your Mom’s Fault
For some reason, people have come to believe that their hair loss is determined by their mother’s side of the family. However, when it comes to hair loss as a result of aging, the fault can’t be put entirely on one person’s side of the family. The reality is that it is a hereditary trait and because of this fact, it is important to evaluate the people on both sides of the family to accurately figure out whether you will be predetermined to suffer hair loss in the future. Knowing this information well in advance is ideal for knowing what to expect and how to prepare in the years to come.
Myth #3: Pale Skin Equals Older Skin, Faster
This myth is more of a misconception that anything. The truth is that pale skin doesn’t actually age faster—it’s simply more prone to the effects of premature aging because it is more sensitive compared to those with darker skin. Some people falsely believe that their pale skin means their complexion will age faster just because. However, this is only the case for pale skinned individuals who do not take care of their skin early on. The truth is that pale skin ages at the same rate as any other shade. To avoid premature aging of pale skin, it is crucial to moisturize daily (pale skin is typically drier) and use sun care products when dealing with excessive sun exposure. Making those two practices a habit will ensure that your porcelain complexion remains youthful and vibrant well into your 30s and beyond.
|Aging: Denial or Acceptance|
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|Preventing Premature Aging|
Those who work in the field of anti-aging say that it is never too early to begin preventing the signs of aging in the skin. Anti-aging refers to the methods and efforts that have been developed in an effort to slow the aging process. The field of anti-aging has experienced large growth just