See any new wrinkles on your face lately? How about blemishes that you swore weren’t there yesterday?
That’s aging, and, for better or for worse, it happens to everyone. Yup, even the famous ones.
Though we can’t reverse the effects of this natural process, we can slow it down. Even better: we don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on artificial cosmetic fads and celebrity-endorsed treatments just to achieve this.
We’ll show you 30 ways to slow down aging so you can look youthful longer!
Get ready for tip number one!
1. Wash your skin every day
Does your skin feel oily, dirty, or just dull? Give it a quick rinse in the sink. Washing keeps your skin clean, fresh, and free of any potential irritants and debris. It’s also a great way to wake yourself up when you’re too tired to keep your eyes open.
2. Sleep well
Running on four hours of slumber before a busy day might not hit you right away, but it will affect your skin and other organs way down the road. Be sure to get a good night’s rest – meaning 7 to 8 hours – so that your body can repair and recharge itself in the way it should.
3. Drink green tea
Green tea is an amazing source of an antioxidant called polyphenols. These substances can protect you against diabetes and inflammation and keep your skin smooth. For best results, prepare your green tea with fresh alkaline water (more on alkaline water later!).
4. Avoid smoking
Smoking might seem like a nice way to de-stress. However, not only does it fill your lungs with chemicals, but it also pollutes your skin and teeth. The smoke can cause wrinkles and limit the amount of oxygen your skin gets, so if you want to look younger, then skip the cigarettes.
5. Exercise regularly
Want a fun way to reduce stress? Throw on your best athleisure outfit and work out! Exercising improves your brain’s functions, lowers your disease risk, strengthens your joints, and improves your mood. Building muscle tightens and tones the skin too, leading to an overall healthy look.
6. Drink hydrogen-rich alkaline water
Want a great, refillable source of antioxidants and hydration? Just grab a glass of ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer in your home and you’re all set. Alkaline water rids your body of free radicals, hydrates your cells, skin, and brain, prevents UVA damage, and energizes you throughout the day.
7. Eat a nutritious diet
Maintaining a nutritious and balanced diet means consuming foods that give you the necessary macronutrients and micronutrients and evenly spacing out your meals for the day. So, instead of white rice and other refined carbs, eat leafy greens, fruits, nuts, fish, and white meat.
Yup, just like that.
8. Maintain good oral health
Having clean, white, and shiny teeth keeps you looking youthful. Plus, cleaning also prevents any bacteria in your mouth from infecting the rest of your body. To do this, brush your teeth and use mouthwash regularly so you can get rid of food particles and prevent cavities.
9. Reduce stress
Too much stress can affect our cells directly and make us age faster. It can also impact your organs and hormonal systems, disrupting the natural cycles of your body. As much as possible, avoid unnecessary stressors or manage your responses to these.
10. Spend time with loved ones
Get up and be social! Being with people you care about boosts your energy and happiness and keeps you physically and mentally active. Hanging out with friends and maintaining important relationships can also lower your risk for adverse health conditions later in your life.
11. Relax facial muscles
You know the saying “practice makes permanent”? Well, that happens to your wrinkles and lines when you contract your face’s muscles in the same way again and again. Massage and stretch your face to promote increased blood flow and collagen production and fight signs of aging.
12. Train your brain
Physical exercise isn’t the only activity you should be doing. Work out your brain too! Doing mental exercises and playing games that keep you thinking strengthens your memory and cells, keeping you young on the inside and the outside.
13. Get adequate sun exposure
While you shouldn’t stay under the sun without using any sunscreen, having about 15 to 20 minutes of midday sun time daily helps your body produce enough vitamin D. Sunlight also does wonders for your mental health.
14. Lessen alcohol intake
Are you too much of a drinker? For the sake of your health, it’s time to cut down on the alcohol. It reduces your immunity and puts you at risk for liver failure. If you’re going to consume an alcoholic drink moderately, stick to red wine since it’s great for the heart.
15. Keep moving
Even if you don’t get to work out thrice a week, moving around a lot will do wonders for your body. Staying completely sedentary weakens the muscles and joints, so incorporating activities like walking, light jogging, and cycling into your daily routine will help.
16. Load up on protein
These building blocks and sources of energy are found in your muscles. So, apart from eating a balanced diet, consume a lot of protein since it boosts your metabolism, suppresses your appetite, and even aids in weight loss.
17. Protect your skin with sunscreen
The sun’s an important source of vitamins, but we all know how harmful its rays are. It can cause wrinkles, sunburn, and even skin cancer with accumulated exposure. Whether or not you’ll be under the sun 24/7, wear sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
18. Avoid processed foods
Apart from sugar, other foods we should avoid stuffing our bodies with include overly processed meats and junk food. We know, they’re some of the yummiest guilty pleasures. However, they don’t do anything for our health and can even accelerate aging and lead to oxidative stress.
19. Moisturize daily
The older we get, the more prone we are to wrinkles. Even if you wash your face every day, a little extra skin hydration goes a long way. Using moisturizers with beneficial substances like hyaluronic acid lubricates your skin and keeps it hydrated for long periods of time.
20. Shed extra weight
Being too heavy can increase your risk for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes in the long run. Manage that risk by losing extra pounds by exercising and eating well, as we mentioned in earlier tips. You’ll feel a lot fitter too!
Work it, girl!
21. Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating your skin every week rids it of dead cells and helps promote the growth of new skin. The best part? You don’t even need to spend hundreds on any skincare products. Use ground sugar, coffee grounds, or baking soda for all-natural exfoliation that smells and tastes good.
22. Use natural cosmetics
If you use makeup and skincare products, go organic. Using cosmetics that contain too many chemicals could ultimately be detrimental to your skin and body. Parabens, one of the most common ingredients and preservatives, disrupt hormonal functions in human bodies.
23. Consume healthy fats
Remember our tip about having a balanced diet? Yup, that includes eating the right amounts and kinds of fat. Olive oil, avocados, and fish are great sources of these, and they help nourish your skin from the inside. They’re also great fuel for your body!
24. Say bye to sodas
Sugar-rich sodas aren’t unhealthy just because of the empty calories. Their high sugar content shortens your telomeres and prevents your cells from regenerating properly, making your body age faster and more prone to disease. Ditch the can and down a glass of water instead.
25. Filter your shower water
Bathing in highly chlorinated water can weaken and age our skin over time, causing the formation of wrinkles. Worse, it’s toxic to your body and can kill off your gut’s beneficial bacteria. You can get cleaner shower water with a high-quality shower filter.
26. Consume antioxidant-rich foods
Antioxidants fight pesky molecules called free radicals, which lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a state in which your cells are damaged, making you vulnerable to disease. Increase your body’s antioxidant content by consuming food that’s rich with the stuff.
27. Practice meditation and breathing exercises
Like we said, a stressful life is a short life. So, to manage stress and ground yourself, focus on relaxing your body and breathing deeply. You can also clear your mind by practicing meditation so you can conquer the day ahead.
28. Stop overloading on added sugar
Sugar is present in a lot of the produce we consume, but it’s the sugar in artificially manufactured goods that’s the problem. Excessive amounts affect your lipids and turn them into advanced glycation end products or AGEs (how fitting, right?). Then you’ll end up with high blood pressure, diabetes, and weight gain.
29. Maintain gut health
Think that your gastrointestinal tract is just for digestion? Think again. Good gut health allows your body to properly distribute and absorb nutrients, wards off bacteria, and helps your brain maintain your well-being. Note: drinking alkaline water plays a role in keeping your gut healthy.
30. Care for your mental health
When it comes to trying to stay young, your body shouldn’t be the only thing you’re looking after. Care for your mind and emotions every day to strengthen your inner self and radiate health. Positive thinking, emotional regulation, and daily affirmation routines all play a role in helping you stay healthy, alert, and young.
Ultimately, slowing down aging is all about good health and taking care of yourself to the best of your abilities. Don’t neglect your body, and your body will reward you.
What are your fave and most effective anti-aging tips? Share them with us in the comments!
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