25 Mar Nine Ways To Enhance a Youthful Appearance
There may not be a fountain of youth but how we treat our bodies and skin can prevent or even reverse the signs of aging. Here is a list of some ways to younger looking skin!
- Drink plenty of water.
Dehydration can leave your skin looking dull, flaky, saggy and loose. So make sure to keep hydrated and drink plenty of water. Water is your skins best friend.
- Eat foods with antioxidants.
Antioxidants are the best resources your body has to fight disease and aging by reducing damage and inflammation. Inflammation is a leading cause of wrinkle formation. Some of the best sources of antioxidants include:
- Acai berries
- Goji berries
- Purple grapes
- Dark chocolate (70% or higher of cocoa content)
- Organic green tea
- Limit your sun exposure.
Sun exposure in small amounts provides us with vitamin D which is beneficial to our bodies, but too much sun will damage your skin. Make sure to always being using a SPF in all weather conditions to protect your skin.
- Using the right skin products.
Many skincare products contain harsh chemicals. Knowing your skin type and having a skincare regimen tailored to your skin is essential.
- Getting enough vitamin C.
A diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen!
- Avoid sugar.
It leads to damaged collagen and elastin, which cause wrinkles.
- Eat healthy fats.
Incorporating foods with healthy fats such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts and fish into your diet is important. The fatty acids are crucial for your skin to look youthful.
Getting a quality eight hours of sleep a night is beneficial to repairing and rejuvenating your skin.
It increases the circulation of oxygen and nutrients and releases toxins through sweat, which leads to clearer, firmer skin. Remember to smile- it’s the best exercise for your face.