With ageing, hormones become unbalanced and we can see the changes following menopause. Due to this, women experience dry skin or oily skin and even adult acne.(Shutterstock)
With ageing, hormones become unbalanced and we can see the changes following menopause. Due to this, women experience dry skin or oily skin and even adult acne.(Shutterstock)

4 things you need to do for healthy skin at any age

Don’t let age, diet and lifestyle take a toll on your skin. Here are 4 things you need to do to enjoy healthy, young-looking skin.
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 05:58 PM IST

As you get older, your diet, lifestyle and hormones take a toll on your skin. Wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dark circles and blemishes can be a shock when you look in the mirror. Therefore, you need to give your skin a little more care in your 50s than you did in your 20s or 30s. Neeleshwari Basak, owner of WIGP and Harpreet Ahluwalia, owner of Earthly Creations, share useful tips to ensure glowing, vibrant skin after 50:

* Balance the hormones: The hormones in our body act like messengers. With ageing, these hormones become unbalanced and we can see the changes following menopause. Due to this, women experience dry skin or oily skin and even adult acne. When these hormones are well-balanced, we feel and look energetic, healthy and vibrant.

As we age, it is important to know the interplay between hormone, health and beauty. There are superfoods like berries, walnut, avocado and turmeric when combined with proper diet and a healthy regime can give us glowing skin.

* High insulin is bad: High levels of insulin can increase wrinkling of the skin. Our body gets an excess of insulin when we indulge in sugary foods like bakery items, packed juices, and other sweet items. If you go for sugar-laden eats, it’s not only bad for the waistline, you are also likely to have a dull complexion and damaged skin. The high level of insulin manifests as excess hair growth and dark patches on the neck and body folds. Try to avoid sugar in your diet.

* Prefer more probiotics foods: Reach out for foods that are high in antioxidants as well as probiotics, which are naturally occurring and good-for-your-gut bacteria. Probiotics help in creating a healthy gut, so less toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream.

Toxins obstruct the absorption of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients in our body. Consuming probiotics will promote better moisture absorption and help in delaying the signs of aging. Lactic acid helps reduce wrinkles and tighten pores. This also helps to strengthen our immune system. A good immune system will strengthen all of your protective organs, including your skin.

* Consider house plants for skincare: Have you thought of having indoor plants to enhance your skin and rejuvenate it? The air you breathe affects your complexion. Not just this, plants act as a natural humidifier. So, keeping them on your office desk or indoors will keep your skin moisturised. Having said all this, there is one more benefits of indoor plants — an increase in oxygen levels.

Follow more stories on Facebook and Twitter

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
“With the new variant, for 1,000 people infected, roughly 13 or 14 people might be expected to die,” he said.(Pixabay)
“With the new variant, for 1,000 people infected, roughly 13 or 14 people might be expected to die,” he said.(Pixabay)

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

AP, London
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:46 AM IST
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday.
Close
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Experts say school meals can be healthier for children

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Most parents think homemade food is the healthiest meal they can provide to their kids, and when it comes to packing lunch boxes for schools, the family's tradition revolves around stuffing it up with fruits, sandwiches, and snacks.
Close
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Birmingham has led an international study which finds that patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operative hospital care.(Unsplash)
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Birmingham has led an international study which finds that patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operative hospital care.(Unsplash)

Indian-origin expert leads UK study on cancer survival chances

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:06 PM IST
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Birmingham has led an international study which finds that patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operative hospital care.
Close
In the study, the team led by Universite de Montreal psychology professor Sylvie Belleville, found hyperactivation in certain brain areas in people not yet diagnosed with Alzheimer's but who were worried about their memory and who exhibited risk factors for the disease.(Unsplash)
In the study, the team led by Universite de Montreal psychology professor Sylvie Belleville, found hyperactivation in certain brain areas in people not yet diagnosed with Alzheimer's but who were worried about their memory and who exhibited risk factors for the disease.(Unsplash)

Strange hyperactivation in brain can be early sign of Alzheimer's

ANI, Montreal [canada]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:26 PM IST
A research led by psychology and neuroscience professor of the University of Montreal highlights that abnormally hyperactive areas in the brain may help better predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Close
In a recent study, researchers have established in lab settings that a novel combination of two forms of immunotherapy can be highly effective for treating lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other form of cancer.(ANI)
In a recent study, researchers have established in lab settings that a novel combination of two forms of immunotherapy can be highly effective for treating lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other form of cancer.(ANI)

New combination of immunotherapies shows great promise for treating lung cancer

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:08 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers have established in lab settings that a novel combination of two forms of immunotherapy can be highly effective for treating lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other form of cancer.
Close
Bone loss is known to be associated with the use of the breast cancer prevention drug Anastrozole partially reverses, particularly at the lumbar spine, after stopping treatment.(ANI)
Bone loss is known to be associated with the use of the breast cancer prevention drug Anastrozole partially reverses, particularly at the lumbar spine, after stopping treatment.(ANI)

Bone density loss from Anastrozole partially reverses after treatment stops

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:34 AM IST
A study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London shows that bone loss known to be associated with the use of the breast cancer prevention drug Anastrozole partially reverses, particularly at the lumbar spine, after stopping treatment.
Close
A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.(ANI)
A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.(ANI)

New insights into link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:40 AM IST
A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Close
It has been suggested that in adults and children, being "fat but fit" might be associated with similar cardiovascular health to being "thin but unfit".(HT Archive)
It has been suggested that in adults and children, being "fat but fit" might be associated with similar cardiovascular health to being "thin but unfit".(HT Archive)

Exercise does not undo ill effects of being fat on heart health: Report

ANI, Sophia Antipolis, France
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, suggest the findings of a large study.
Close
A study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.(Unsplash)
A study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.(Unsplash)

How coffee can temporarily counteract effect of sleep loss on cognitive function

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:54 AM IST
A new study exploring the impact of repeated sleep loss during a simulated working week has found that consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee.
Close
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)

Antibody drug might be able to prevent Covid-19 illness

AP, Indianapolis
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:14 AM IST
  • US drugmaker Eli Lilly recently did a study that showed her antibody drug might be capable of preventing Covid-19 illness in residents of nursing home and other long-term care locations.
Close
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)

Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe Covid-19, says study

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial which was stopped early due to increased number of deaths among those receiving the drug.
Close
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

New tool helps calculate Covid transmission risk in poorly-ventilated places

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST
The research also shows that the virus spreads further than two meters in seconds in poorly-ventilated spaces.
Close
Katrina Kaif does Pilates in new fitness video(Instagram/katrinakaif)
Katrina Kaif does Pilates in new fitness video(Instagram/katrinakaif)

Katrina Kaif is the latest Pilates fan, shares new video from rigorous session

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:15 PM IST
  • Katrina Kaif recently shared a video from her extreme Pilates session. Looking radiant in a bright red co-ord set, the actor inspired us to stop procrastinating and hit the gym.
Close
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.(ANI)
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.(ANI)

Study: Deep sleep prevents neurodegenerative disease, crucial for brain health

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:39 PM IST
A new study lead by researchers from Northwestern University highlights the importance of getting a deep sleep for good brain health.
Close
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)

Some Covid-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP