5 Ways to Fight Aging Inside & Out
Ah, to be young and bright again. What we wouldn’t give for those wrinkle-free days of smooth skin and glowing complexion. Youth has its merits, but maturity brings us even better things, such as wisdom and confidence. We’re clever, we know what we want and we have a lot more power over our own lives. So how do we use that power to keep our aging skin firm and unblemished? How do we stay fit and strong? Read on for a few helpful tips that will save both your skin and your body and keep it healthy.
Before you consider anything else, you have to realise that aging needs to be fought within. Your body need nutritious food to stay healthy and youthful, so instead of greasy, processed foods, stick to fresh produce. Almonds, walnuts and olive oil are full of monosaturated fats which will keep your skin supple, and oranges and Brussels sprouts have a lot of vitamin C that will give you a radiant glow. Stick to anti-oxidant rich foods, and try to cook your own meals as often as you can. There are many healthy recipes that are easy to make, and if you don’t have enough time to cook every day, stick to making big, one-pot meals that can last you a few days.
The benefits of exercising are hardly limited to fighting signs of aging, but working out seriously boosts skin’s production of collagen and helps keep wrinkles at bay. If you develop a routine that you enjoy, you can tone your muscles, become stronger and make your skin firmer. Not to mention that exercising is great at making you more resistant, especially when it comes to cardiovascular diseases.
What you apply on your skin should always be of high quality and appropriate for your skin type. You should wash your face twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Consider incorporating skin serums into your routine, especially if you have issues with dryness. A brand such as Dermalogica is a pretty good choice for anti-aging skincare, especially if you need quality eye treatments. When it comes to makeup, just be wary of the foundation you choose because a lot of drugstore brands can dry your skin and make it flaky.
A lot of people like to skip this step, but in truth, you probably need to wear sunscreen every time you go out. This is true even in winter. Sun can really damage your skin badly in a lot of ways. From sunspots to dryness and red rashes, it’s important to have proper protection. Frequent sun exposure also causes deep wrinkles, so keep that in mind the next time you want to be lazy about sunscreen. Use something with an SPF of at least 15, or higher during summer time.
Smoking is little more than a nasty habit and while it can be relaxing, it’s also a complete disaster for your skin. It’s no wonder that there’s a term called smoker’s face, that’s used to describe the consequences that are clearly visible on our skin. Having a grey, gaunt face full of wrinkles is hardly sexy, but smoking goes further and damages your hair, nails, and most of your inner organs. There is just not a single good reason not to quit smoking.
While genetics play a big role in how we age, there’s a lot we can do to help. We can’t stop ourselves from growing older, but we can control how much of it shows on us. Follow these simple steps and you can look forward to many youthful days to come.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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