Aging: Know the facts
All living organisms grow old with time. By growing old, I am referring to the process of maturation. So am I referring to the elderly when I say “aging”? Definitely not, this is a common misconception. Aging is a process that is affected by many factors ranging from physical to social to psychological. Aging is a process that occurs as we grow; therefore it affects individuals of all ages.
When used in a general sense however, aging refers to the appearance of marks and symptoms on our skin that visibly differentiate us from being young. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, sagging skin, loss of hair, blotches, and puffiness under eyes are just some examples associated with aging.
Aging is one of the most widely researched scientific topics today. Almost everyday, newspapers offers some information regarding some medicines or processes that are being developed to stop aging. One theory suggests that our body is programmed for aging; another theory suggests that aging occurs because of exposure to free radicals.
Whatever the cause, there are certain measures that can be used to suppress the effects of aging. These can be natural, cosmetic or medical in nature.
Natural remedies for aging:
Cosmetic remedies for aging:
No matter how effective the remedies are, they will not work if you continuing take part in actions that will cause you to age. Common aging triggers include smoking, lack of sleep, and stress. Smoking causes the destruction of vital skin components, thereby accelerating aging process. In a fast world, stress and lack of sleep are also two important causes of early signs of aging.
Aging is a process that will occur regardless of what you do, but there are many remedies that can help in reducing the visible signs. Make sure you are not taking part in actions that trigger aging before starting the remedies because they can render them useless.