Imagine how different the world would look today if explorers had ever successfully discovered the fabled Fountain of Youth. However, even though the legends proved to be untrue, you can still turn back time by getting smart about skincare and taking steps to improve your overall health. These top tips can aid in your goal of achieving a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
1. Add More Antioxidants to Your Diet
Antioxidants are an all-natural powerhouse in your battle against aging. Inside your body, they fight free radicals – compounds that can do damage if their levels become too high. Antioxidants also play a crucial role in repairing DNA and maintaining cell health.
Plant-based, whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Blueberries, strawberries, kale, artichokes, and dark chocolate are all excellent choices if you are looking to increase your antioxidant intake. You can also look for high-quality, medical-grade moisturizers and serums that include antioxidants in their ingredient list.
2. Do Not Skimp on Sunscreen
Most people treat sunblock as an afterthought instead of making it a priority. As a result, they struggle with signs of premature aging like wrinkles, discoloration, and uneven skin tone and texture. For maximum anti-aging benefits, find a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and slather it on every time you go outside, even on a cloudy day. To ensure you are using enough, apply a dime-sized amount to your face and another dime-sized amount to your neck and chest. Be sure not to overlook your ears, your hands, or the back of your neck.
3. Establish Healthy Sleep Hygiene
Getting a full, restful eight hours of sleep can do wonders for your overall health. This restorative period gives your body ample time to reverse environmental damage and the results of any less-than-healthy choices you made throughout the day. Always wash and moisturize your face before your head hits the pillow. This removes the pollution, dirt, and oil that accumulate on your skin during the day and avoids the damaging effects of sleeping with makeup on.
4. Be More Active
In the past year, many of us have spent more time at home than we ever expected. As a result, you may have gradually eased into a sedentary lifestyle. One of our favorite anti-aging secrets is exercising regularly and taking steps to move your body throughout each day. Exercise has a wide range of health benefits, including lowering your blood pressure and anxiety levels, improving your circulation, giving you more energy and helping you get higher-quality sleep.
If you haven’t been exercising regularly, consider these tips for fitting fitness into your lifestyle.
- When you go grocery shopping, park farther away so you have to walk a little bit to get to the store.
- Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator.
- If the weather allows, take brisk walks around your neighborhood.
- When you’re relaxing with your favorite TV show, get active by sneaking in exercise during commercial breaks. Consider doing jumping jacks, crunches, or jogging in place, and challenge yourself to keep moving until the show comes back on.
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