“Life could be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.”
– Mark Twain
We always wish this reverse mechanism could actually be applied in our lives. Some things get better with age, but unfortunately, that rarely happens when it comes to your skin. There is no way we can avoid aging, no doubt about that. But who doesn’t want to age gracefully?
There are millions of factors that cause aging. But don’t worry! There are a lot of ways to fight aging too. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, America spends a whopping $17.5 million on average, just to look young. No wonder there’s such a scramble to find natural ways of slowing down the aging process. You can fight premature aging by making a few simple changes to your daily routine.
The best anti-aging strategy would be to follow simple, yet natural practices that will help you flaunt bright, breathtaking, and beautifully youthful skin.
1. A little sun won’t kill the fun
Don’t be shocked! By sunlight we’re only talking about the early morning sun. This concept has been around for many years, but only recently hit the spotlight. Experts advice soaking yourself in the sun for at least 10 minutes early in the morning. Lack of Vitamin D can lead to problems like depression, stress, or anxiety which are among the leading causes for premature aging. Sunlight is the best source for vitamin D and significantly wards off wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Meditation is key
Chronic stress can trigger skin conditions like acne, breakouts, and even aggravate premature aging. Practicing meditation is one of the best ways of tackling your stress and anxiety as it naturally helps you relax your mind and body. Incorporating meditation in your routine can give your emotional and physical well-being a serious boost, contributing to increased life expectancy and graceful aging. Seeking help from wellness coaching institutions can also help you turn your life around by influencing your diet, habits, and lifestyle choices so you can reduce your worries and lead a happy, stress-free life.
3. Stay sugar and gluten-free
Did you know that too much sugar and gluten can steal your youth? It’s true; excess sugar intake can lead to a process called glycation in your body, which causes wrinkles and fine lines, making you look older. Gluten also absorbs all the important minerals which help keep your body fit and fight early signs of aging. You can avoid gluten by including other starch-rich foods such as rice, cassava, soy, corn, tapioca, and beans.
4. Catch some more z’s
Your body repairs itself most effectively while you are asleep. Studies show that sleep deprivation (six hours or less) can lead to stress and escalate your aging process. This is why it’s crucial to make sure you sleep well and at the right hours to ensure soft and healthy skin. And while sticking to a routine helps you get deep and sound sleep, this can prove to be a challenging task. Sleep therapy could be of great help as these voice-guided sleep sessions will allow you to enter a state of deep, restorative sleep so you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
5. Stay hydrated
Have you ever wondered how you can get celebrity-like skin but without spending tons of money like them? There is one easy, instantly available and oft-overlooked solution to it – water! A minimum of 6-8 glasses of water is sufficient to keep your skin glowing and get you that celebrity look you’ve always desired!