How to fight ageing?

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I recently read an article which claimed that if we drink water straight from the bottle or through straw, sleep sideways on cotton pillowcases, etc. it accelerates skin ageing. Isn't it shocking? What is the remedy then to delay ageing and prevent these unwanted wrinkles?
 

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Dear Snehaballal, I would like to suggest you to go through the following article which I read recently for your clarification :

[h=1]Top 5 Natural Anti-Aging Techniques[/h]
[h=1]1. Chill Out: Reduce Your Stress[/h]Researchers managed to uncover a definitive link between the mind and the body. Unfortunately, it wasn't very good news: Geneticists found that chronic stress shortens the lifespan of cells in the body by affecting telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that allow DNA to successfully replicate itself and form new cells. When these telomeres wear down (as they do naturally over time; the process accelerates when the mind experiences stress), the DNA in the nucleus of a cell can no longer divide. As a result, cells, then tissue, then organs, begin to die.


Since stress can lead to a premature shortening of the telomeres found at the ends of chromosomes, reducing the stress in your life is an internal anti-aging technique. Reducing stress also leads to better sleep, which, in turn, reduces the appearance of age, like wrinkles and the bags under the eyes.
There are a number of stress reducers in your life that don't require any pills or medical intervention; what could be more natural than exercise? Most physicians recommend taking up an exercise regimen as a fundamental method of reducing stress. Exercise can boost self-confidence, release pleasure-inducing chemicals in the brain and bestow a sense of well-being, all of which combat stress. Practicing positive visualization, learning time management, spending time with friends and family and even improving communication can all lead to decreased stress.


[h=1]2. Lift Weights[/h]Perhaps one of the most obvious signs of aging is the stooped posture and trembling limbs of the elderly. These signs of aging can often be categorized as senile sarcopenia. It's the result of a loss of muscle mass, which results from the death of motor neurons that control muscle fibers. When a mass of muscle fibers lose the neuron that controls them, they are left inactive, wither and die. In some cases, other neurons will bind themselves to abandoned muscle fibers. The result is an overloaded neuron that controls muscles with lessened precision. Sarcopenia accounts for sagging skin and wrinkles; as we lose muscle fibers beneath our facial skin, the tissue droops.
Luckily, studies have shown that sarcopenia can not only be decreased, its effects can even be reversed through resistance weight training. A 2004 Rutgers University study found that 45 minutes of resistance training three times a week for 12 weeks increased muscle fiber by an average of 32 percent and strength by an average of 30 percent.


[h=1]3. Beware the Sun[/h]We need exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Ultraviolet radiation stimulates production of vitamin A, which, in turn, is used in the production of melatonin, a key neurotransmitter. Without proper melatonin levels, humans may fall into a depressed state.
Too much UV radiation can accelerate the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging by destroying collagen and elastin. The sun's damaging effects on the skin is a specific form of external aging calledphotoaging. In addition to destroying the collagen found in skin tissue, over time UV radiation lowers the body's ability to produce new collagen to replace what was lost to radiation.
There are some sensible ways to ward off sun damage. Dermatologists recommend regularly using a sun block with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher when going out in the sun [source:AAD]. Additionally, covering skin with clothing offers substantial protection from UV rays.
Some foods also offer protection from sun damage. In one study, an ointment of 50 milligrams of green tea extract was applied three times weekly to the skin of rats. As a result, skin cancer rates declined 67 percent over 28 weeks of UV radiation exposure.


[h=1]4. Put Good Food in Your Belly[/h]You are what you eat, the saying goes. This piece of wisdom underscores the body's process of extracting nutrients from food; we get what we put in our bodies, whether it's good or bad.
Some foods may actually combat the aging process because of the nutrients they contain. Under the free radical theory of aging, our bodies wear down as the result of cellular destruction by free radicals. These are molecules or atoms with an unattached electron, produced by normal body processes where oxygen is used, which seek to attach itself to another atom. These radicals can attach to a number of different molecules and atoms; if they attach to a cell's mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), damage can occur and the cell may eventually die.
Here's where food comes in. Foods containing antioxidants have been shown to neutralize free radicals by stabilizing them. The theory goes that the more antioxidants (like vitamins C and E and beta carotene) are consumed through food, the less chance free radicals have to damage cellular structures, including skin cells.
Studies of the effectiveness of adding antioxidants to stabilize free radicals have come to different conclusions; definitively speaking, the jury's still out. Still, physicians recommend eating a diet rich in antioxidants, such as colorful vegetables and cold-water fish like trout and salmon.


[h=1]5. Quit Smoking![/h]One of the best things you can do for your skin may also be the hardest -- quitting smoking. If you've never held a cigarette to your face or quit years ago, good for you! You can head to the next page. If you smoke even half a pack a day, though, here are some reasons you should quit, as far as skin care goes.
Smoking has serious effects on the appearance of the skin in a number of ways. The smoke itself comes in contact with the skin, causing biochemical changes to skin cells. It damages the collagen and elastin found in the dermal layers, which provide pliability and elasticity to skin tissue. This leads to an acceleration of sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Cigarette smoke also constricts the blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, which slows cellular production and growth.
As if that weren't enough, even the act of smoking may have an effect on skin's appearance. The pursed lips and squinted eyes, the inherent expressions of a smoker, may over time lead to wrinkled and saggy skin.

for more details: health.howstuffworks.com
 

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Dear Snehaballal,[FONT=Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, ] Wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead are kind of facial wrinkles. While forehead wrinkles can become visible at any age, they are generally regarded as one of the simple signs of ageing.
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Home remedies are the best for reducing the wrinkles.

Firstly you have to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water.

Then regular face massage is a must.

Next take some vegetable oil and rub it on the wrinkles especially on fore head allow it for 15 minutes so that the oil is completely absorbed by the skin and wash it with cold water.

The next remedy is to apply a face mask obtained by smashing raw papaya and banana.

One more remedy is to mix the olive oil and coconut oil and apply on the wrinkles
Lemon juice is also a best remedy for wrinkles. Just apply lemon juice.

Consume flax seed oil 4 times a day each time a teaspoonful flax seed oil intake will gradually make the facial wrinkles disappear.

Rubbing ice cubes over the wrinkles also will give a best results for facial as well as fore head wrinkles.

Castor oil is also one of the best remedies for removing the wrinkles in face. Just apply castor oil on the wrinkles and regular applying of this oil will give good result.

Applying aloe-vera gel is also giving good results.

Application of cucumber juice over the wrinkles will make the wrinckles disappear naturally.

Egg white mask will make the wrinkles disappear.

All the best. thank you
 

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Dear Snehaballal, Wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead are kind of facial wrinkles. While forehead wrinkles can become visible at any age, they are generally regarded as one of the simple signs of ageing.

Home remedies are the best for reducing the wrinkles.

Firstly you have to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water.

Then regular face massage is a must.

Next take some vegetable oil and rub it on the wrinkles especially on fore head allow it for 15 minutes so that the oil is completely absorbed by the skin and wash it with cold water.

The next remedy is to apply a face mask obtained by smashing raw papaya and banana.

One more remedy is to mix the olive oil and coconut oil and apply on the wrinkles
Lemon juice is also a best remedy for wrinkles. Just apply lemon juice.

Consume flax seed oil 4 times a day each time a teaspoonful flax seed oil intake will gradually make the facial wrinkles disappear.

Rubbing ice cubes over the wrinkles also will give a best results for facial as well as fore head wrinkles.

Castor oil is also one of the best remedies for removing the wrinkles in face. Just apply castor oil on the wrinkles and regular applying of this oil will give good result.

Applying aloe-vera gel is also giving good results.

Application of cucumber juice over the wrinkles will make the wrinckles disappear naturally.

Egg white mask will make the wrinkles disappear.

All the best. thank you
A very useful information. But very difficult to follow.
 

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