Why do we age?
Growing older is part of life – we grow up with this knowledge, become adults and do not remain children forever. But why do some people remain healthy and youthful into old age, while others suffer from typical old-age diseases at an early age? Science is still a long way from finding all the answers to this question, but some correlations are considered well established. A brief overview.
Genetic basis: How each human body functions is partly genetically determined. At present, we cannot influence this part.
Healthy lifestyle: It is common knowledge that a healthy lifestyle prevents disease and keeps us looking young and beautiful for longer. Factors such as diet, sleep and exercise should be mentioned here, as well as abstaining from alcohol, nicotine and activities that cause stress – as far as this is possible.
Environmental influences: Traffic noise, pollution and UV radiation can also accelerate the ageing process. For the skin in particular, comprehensive protection is therefore highly advisable – this is especially true when sunbathing and visiting a solarium.
Apart from protection against UV rays, we can in principle only influence the factors in the second category. The nutrients and active substances that we consume play a decisive role: the more comprehensively we supply our body, the better it can defend itself against free radicals. What does such a supply look like and how can it be achieved?
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE
The following three substances are said to be particularly effective against free radicals. It is possible to supply the body with sufficient amounts of these substances by means of a very carefully balanced and consistently observed diet. If your everyday life only allows for such a diet to a limited extent, appropriate dietary supplements such as those from #INNERBEAUTY are an excellent compensation.
L-cysteine: This is a protective amino acid that the body cannot synthesise completely on its own. It is therefore dependent on the supply via food. Typical sources of L-cysteine are salmon, shrimp, soybeans and some types of nuts. By the way: L-cysteine is also an important building block for beautiful hair.
Selenium: Selenium contributes to normal immune system function. It is found mainly in fish and legumes, and in smaller amounts in pork liver and nuts. Selenium is an essential trace element that the body cannot produce itself. The right supply through food – or a dietary supplement – is therefore crucial.
Coenzyme Q10: This endogenous substance is involved in the processes by which the body’s energy is obtained. In part, the body makes it itself, but in part it relies on a dietary supply. Meat, poultry and fish are good sources of Q10.
ANTI-AGING FOR YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Although anti-ageing is a topic that affects the entire body, we usually first notice the consequences of ageing on the skin. With increasing years of life, the skin’s ability to protect itself against oxidative stress diminishes. More and more skin cells are attacked, while at the same time cell renewal slows down. The connective tissue cells produce less collagen, which is responsible for the skin’s elasticity. The production of hyaluronic acid also decreases. As a result, the skin cells can store less water and the skin gradually becomes drier, duller and eventually loses its youthful freshness.
This can be counteracted! Here, too, the first thing to do is to expose oneself to as few harmful environmental influences as possible, avoid stress and pay attention to a healthy lifestyle. But there are even more ways to influence it: Supply your body with the essential active ingredients for slowing down skin ageing via valuable foods and, as a supportive measure, via ultra-modern dietary supplements.
When it comes to food supplements, hyaluron and collagen are on everyone’s lips, because these are two top active ingredients in the anti-ageing field. Collagen peptides help the body fill in gaps in the skin’s collagen structures to plump up wrinkles. Collagen gives our skin tone and elasticity, for a youthful appearance. So as we age, elasticity decreases and wrinkles appear.
Hyaluron binds water and thus ensures that the skin is supplied with plenty of moisture and retains or regains its youthful radiance. Another supporting ingredient is biotin, which helps maintain normal skin.
Good creams, masks and treatments apply these active ingredients to the skin from the outside. With high-quality nutritional supplements, you also ensure beauty from the inside.