Have you looked in the mirror lately and freaked out because you look older? It happens to all of us. Aging is just a part of life. However, aging too quickly shouldn’t be a part of your life. If you want to stay young and beautiful for as long as possible, listen to these anti-aging tips and reverse the aging process.
It might seem like we’re asking you to stop breathing, but multi-tasking only adds stress to your life. Chronic stress triggers the release of free radicals—the unstable molecules that damage cells and are responsible for aging. By concentrating on only one task at a time, you’ll feel less stress and feel rewarded when you finish each task. The truth is, multi-tasking doesn’t help your to-do list get done any faster.
Say No to Dessert
Aside from helping you gain weight, your sweet tooth may be adding years to your face. Sugar molecules attach themselves to protein fibers in each of our cells. It’s a damaging process known as glycation and can result in a loss of radiance, circles under your eyes, puffiness, and an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. So, next time you want dessert, grab a cup of Apple Nut Crumble tea instead.
Get More Sleep
If you’re trying to get by on less than five hours of sleep at night, you’re aging yourself. Instead, make sure you get the optimal seven hours of sleep and you’ll get rid of those eye bags, and even help yourself live longer.
Okay, you can’t stop sitting completely, but you can stop sitting so much. A sedentary lifestyle is incredibly dangerous to your health. Even if you can just exercise 150 minutes a week, a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that you’ll live 10-13 years longer than someone who’s inactive.
Use Eye Cream
Your eyes are one of the most telling signs of age. Using a good eye cream can keep aging wrinkles at bay. An anti-aging tip is to use eye cream with Retin A or a form of vitamin A. They promote collagen and elastin production to tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Sunscreen isn’t just for vacation or the summer. You should be using sunscreen every single day if you want to keep your skin looking young and bright. The sun can do more damage to your skin than anything else. In fact, UV light is the number one cause of premature aging on the human face.
Wear Less Makeup
Did you know that wearing too much makeup can clog your pores and cause breakouts? Makeup can also cause skin irritants that may dry out the skin and cause premature lines and wrinkles. An anti-aging tip that most women don’t want to consider is wearing less makeup so that your skin has a chance to breathe and develop its natural oils.
Eat Healthy Fat
A fat-free diet isn’t going to keep you young. Some fat is necessary to maintaining a youthful feeling and appearance. Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts keep your skin supple and plump, which can prevent wrinkles. Try including heart-healthy fats in your diet at least twice a week.
If you want to stay looking young, it’s time to rethink your habits. If you can start implementing some of our anti-aging tips on a daily or weekly basis, there’s no doubt you’ll notice the difference in the long run.
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