Natural Beauty Care Guide

Tips for Maturing skin

What you ingest affects facial muscles and supportive tissues as well as the epidermal surface. To compensate for the body's gradually slowing cell production and less efficient metabolism of foods, it is important to provide it with ample protein (meats, eggs, dairy products, legume-grain-milk combinations), and with a generous supply of vitamins.

Here are tips to enhance natural skin care as you grow older:

  • Taking a daily B-complex tablet is good insurance. Laboratory tests have shown that a deficiency of any one of the B's causes young animals to develop the wrinkled aspects of old age.
  • If you smoke, stop. Smoking has been shown to accelerate aging of skin, so quitting now is important for good skin health.
  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more whenever you go outdoors, especially when you are participating in sports or exercise. Be sure to reapply the sunscreen every two hours.
  • Vitamin C is good for collagen and elastin, the intertwining fibers supporting your face. Collagen cannot be absorbed from even the most convincingly advertised cosmetic, it is produced and maintained by the body from ingested protein and vitamin C with the assistance of the B complex. Taking 1,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C in divided doses each day helps preserve and rejuvenate collagen's ability to prevent lines, sags, and wrinkles.

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