How To Improve Your Skin With Age


Skin is a barrier. It’s a shield for the body protecting everything inside from a myriad of exterior influences. It helps us to keep the right temperature internally and sense the outside world through touch. But oftentimes it is underrated.

The importance of healthy skin affects us not only from a physical standpoint, but also an emotional one. When our skin looks good, we feel good. Skin is the reflection of how well our health is beyond those layers so it’s important we keep our skin in tiptop shape.

The team at spermidineLife® has put together some important information on keeping your skin healthy and youthful.


Woman putting sunscreen on her husband's nose to keep his skin from premature aging

Causes Of Aging Skin

There are many things that cause the skin to age beyond just the passing of time. How we care for and treat our skin is an important factor in how it looks. This is why some people look older than they are, whereas other people look much younger. Let’s take a look at some of the causes of aging skin:

Sun Damage 

Sun damage is the main cause of accelerating the aging process of our skin. It is also the number one cause of wrinkles. Ultraviolet radiation speeds up our body’s natural aging process. This is from both exposure to the sun and from excessive tanning.

Too Much Cold

It’s not just those who are in warmer climates and feel the effects of the sun that can face skin damage. Those who expose their skin to too much cold can also see a negative impact on their skin. The skin doesn’t get tougher from the cold; it actually appears thinner causing wrinkles to develop.

Poor Diet

Foods that cause inflammation contribute to the aging process and this includes a lot of processed foods. Our bodies are made to process whole foods and the nutrients we get from natural foods are better for our bodies, inside and out. We’ll look at this more later.

How To Reverse Aging Skin?

There are many ways to keep skin healthy. What we learned above is that protecting skin from the sun and cold while also eating a healthy diet will have a positive impact on our skin. Here are some other items to consider:

Be Happier

How you feel on the inside is reflected on your skin. Feeling angry or sad often will be displayed on your face in the form of lines and wrinkles. Happier people tend to be relaxed and have fewer scowl marks on their faces.

Keep Skin Healthy

Healthy skin needs hydration, collagen, elastin and oxygen to keep a youthful appearance. This is why making sure your skin is clean and using moisturizers regularly is very important. We are going to look at skincare more below.

Address Wrinkles

It’s easier to prevent wrinkles, but if you notice some already forming, it’s not too late to take care of them. While retinoids help increase the production of collagen on the skin’s surface, spermidine helps cell growth and regeneration from the inside.

Proper Skin Care 

We know that keeping skin healthy is important, but how do you go about doing that? Simple, it’s about cleansing and moisturizing. It’s important to make sure you are using skincare products for your skin type. Here are some of the common skin types:

  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • Combination skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Aging skin

Once you know what type of skin you have, you can make sure you are using the right types of products. Basic skincare includes:

  • Washing - Wash your face at least twice a day. If you wear makeup, make sure to take all of it off at the end of the day.
  • Toner - This makes sure all traces of dirt are off of your face. It can help clean pores and make them tighter.
  • Moisturize - Many moisturizers come with SPF protection.


Bowl of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries that are anti-aging super foods

Anti-Aging Superfoods

It’s no secret that eating healthy food is good for our bodies, but it also is good for our skin. Foods that are processed, high in fats and sugar wreak havoc on our bodies. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is the way to go.

To make sure those calories count, add these superfoods to your diet for healthy skin:


Watercress contains a compound called isothiocyanate (ITC) along with vitamin C, which helps to stop and prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin. It also has one of the highest amounts of antioxidants, which reduces DNA damage helping to keep fine lines and wrinkles away. This powerhouse also helps to increase the circulation and delivery of minerals to the body’s cells.

Leafy Greens

Any type of leafy greens including kale and spinach are rich in vitamin K, which helps improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation in cells. They also contain zeaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that protects skin and evens it out.

Foods High In Vitamin C

Vitamin C is known to help smooth out skin and promote collagen production. Add these foods to your diet:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Berries
  • Nuts

Many different types of nuts contain vitamin E, which helps protect skin from UV rays while repairing skin tissue. It also helps skin to retain moisture.


Avocados contain fatty acids that help fight inflammation as well as vitamin A which can help shed dead skin cells.

Anti-Aging Diet Plan

While we can’t stop time, we can take some simple steps to improve our overall health by adding the superfoods listed above. Even in small amounts, these powerhouse foods can have a big impact on slowing the aging process of our skin.

By eating whole foods, we are filling our bodies with the nutrients it needs to remain healthy and youthful. It can be as simple as adding a salad to each meal and mixing it up by adding fruit topped with almonds or slices of avocado and bell peppers for extra flavor.

Supplements That Have Anti-Aging Benefits

In addition to your skincare routine, why not add in other anti-aging habits? For example, take supplements like spermidine. It has anti-aging benefits that can be used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Learn more about how spermidine supports longevity.

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