Top Tips To Stay Younger For Longer
A combination of factors is responsible for making your skin look youthful and supple. Your body’s ability, lifestyle, and environmental stresses have a crucial role to play in this. All this makes your body lose its elasticity. It’s here that the signs of aging appear in the form of fine lines, uneven skin tone, open pores, wrinkles, and age spots.
Aging doesn’t discriminate on any grounds. It affects everyone equally. But then there are people who age in reverse and look youthful even when the digits of their age keep increasing. These factors are the same for everyone. If these people can look as if they have reversed the clock, so can you.
Read on to find on a few top tips to stay younger for longer.
I: Stress is your skin’s enemy
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Oftentimes we don’t realise how damaging stress can be for our skin. The level of stress directly impacts the way your skin looks and feels. A hormone called cortisol is released by your body when it is under stress. This causes a series of adverse reactions including skin eruptions, dry, flaky skin, and puffy eyes. One of the simplest ways to make your skin feel loved and cared for is to avoid stress. Feeling more relaxed would lead to a drop in the production of cortisol and invariably improve your skin.
II: Stay away from the Sun
Exposure to Sun also exposes your skin to the harmful UV rays. These rays cause sunburn and other damages like age spots and discolouration of the skin. Antioxidants enriched sunscreen helps prevent the accelerated breakdown of collagen caused due to exposure to sun and retain your skin’s youthful look.
III: Eat healthily
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Eating healthy is the key to a younger-looking skin. Eating the right kind of food does wonders for your skin. For a younger-looking you keep the following tips in mind:
- Make water your friend: The human body is 60% water and needs to maintain its optimum level of moisture content to keep your skin looking healthy. Keep it hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water every day. The right amount of water intake aids in the replenishment of skin cells and helps maintain the elasticity of your skin.
- Bid adieu to sugar: Sugar is the root cause of many ills from cavities and weight gain to diabetes and premature aging. The process of aging is accelerated when there is excess sugar floating in your bloodstream. Switch from cupcakes and doughnuts to salads and fruits and witness the transformation.
- Say yes to fats: Yes, we said the right thing. It’s a myth that all fats are bad and it’s time to bust it. There is bad fat and then there is a healthy one that your body absolutely adores. It is a general consensus now that 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids a day will keep the doctor away. Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of food items rich with omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, anchovies, walnuts bring the inflammation down thereby fighting away the sings of aging.
- Coffee and alcohol in moderation: Everyone loves a cup of steaming coffee to go with their book or a glass of wine to celebrate an occasion. However, excess intake of alcohol and caffeine takes away the much-needed nutrients from your body and dehydrates it. Have you noticed some people having a flushed appearance along with red spidery veins? That’s all thanks to too much alcohol. Cut down on your coffee and alcohol intake and trade it for a long lasting glow on your face.
- Love your proteins. Your body produces collagen and elastin that are primarily responsible for the suppleness and elasticity. As you age, you need to supplement your body with proteins to retain the youthful look. So go right ahead and make legume, pulses, beans, and other protein enriched food a part of the daily diet.
IV: Stretch up
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Never underestimate the power of a good workout. Regular exercise keeps illness at bay and provides strength to your muscles. You don’t have to workout like body builders do as even a moderate amount in the longer run makes you look younger than you actually are.
V: Start a good skincare routine
A good skincare routine does way more than making your skin look good. It helps your body to function optimally. The routine has a logic and a method from which your skin benefits immensely. A weekly exfoliation ritual rids your skin of the dead skin cells that make it look dull and lacklustre. Similarly, a humble bottle of moisturiser is your skin’s best friend. It’s regular application helps your skin to stay hydrated and delay the signs of aging. Lastly, supplementing your skin with vitamin A, C, E, and hyaluronic acid is a good idea as they protect your skin from the harmful free radicals and boost the production of collagen.
VI: Be gentle with your skin
The chemicals lurking in the various skincare products do more harm than good for your skin. Many such chemicals rob your skin of its natural moisture and play havoc with the pH balance making it dry. Invest in products that either has natural extracts in them or synthetic ingredients that are a lot safer for your skin.
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It promises purity of product with its formulations that provide your skin the nourishment it needs. The 24h Intensive Anti- Aging Cream from the collection is one of the best examples of a safe and gentle product.
Paying a little attention to what you eat and what you apply on your skin is the best way to take care of it. Eating right goes a long way in ensuring its health. Remember to hydrate your skin not just by drinking water but also by the regular use of a moisturiser. Weekly exfoliation routine and a generous dose of sun screen are a must too. And yes, exercise your way to a fitter, younger you.
By following these tips you would look younger for longer no matter how many birthdays you have celebrated.