When we think about our looks, what do we worry about the most? I think the answer to this question is obvious. We’re worried about surviving the test of time. Guys are worried they’ll lose their hair before they hit thirty. Girls are scared they’ll see their first wrinkle before they reach twenty-five. If you have a fear of aging, trust me, you’re not alone. While we can’t stay young forever, we can hold on to our youthful looks by taking the right steps early on.
Don’t believe me? Just look at some of the pictures of older celebs who claim to have not had any plastic surgery. Of course it can be argued that these girls and guys set the bar at an unrealistic level. A lot of the time, there are layers of make up involved. With that said, I do believe that there are steps you can follow to help you age gracefully and keep your beauty well into middle age. Here are some tips to help you feel and look younger than your age.
There are a few natural treatments that I can recommend if you are thinking about ways you to keep your body looking younger. The first is using a natural substance like apple cider vinegar. On The Alternative Daily, there’s a detailed account of the benefits of apple cider vinegar. One benefit is smoothing out wrinkles and getting rid of the blemishes on the skin. As unlikely as it seems this natural treatment could do wonders for the skin you’re in. Give it a go. It’s not the only natural remedy that has a positive effect on your skin either.
One of the most common signs of age is large bags under the eyes. These are typically caused by the buildup of fluids. Celery is brilliant at soaking up those fluids and reducing the bags. Your skin will start looking younger in no time if you chomp down on a celery stick every other day. Celery has also been shown to be great for weight loss because it burns calories.
You might like to try a natural face mask as well. Using a natural face mask made of oat meal and other ingredients you probably have in the kitchen, you can rejuvenate your face. You should try wearing a face mask once every two weeks. Keep up this routine and you’ll look younger for a lot longer. Steam treatments can also work wonders for your skin and can be done in the comfort of your home. Just fill a bowl with boiling water and put a towel over the top of your head. Hold you face over the water for ten minutes while the steam cleanses your skin. Once you’re finished, your skin will feel and look a lot better.
When Possible Avoid Makeup
Just how much damage does makeup do to our skin? You probably don’t want to know. Makeup is often used to conceal issues with the skin or the face. For instance, you might have a birthmark covered up. Somewhat ironically, make up often creates more problems than it solves. If you use makeup on a regular basis you are going to find it has a negative impact on your skin. It can cause wrinkles, making your skin dry and blotchy.
If you have to wear make up try to avoid concealer or foundation. Or, if you do want to use these products make sure they are light and not heavy. At the very least make sure that you’re not going to sleep with makeup still on your face. If you’re the type who doesn’t wear makeup very often, your skin probably looks a lot healthier than those who rely on it.
Protection from Sunlight
If you want to avoid getting wrinkles, avoid being hit by the sun’s rays. It might be fashionable to be tanned but unless you have the right genes, sunlight will damage your skin. It’s more damaging than anyone would guess. Simply walking around on a hot day could cause a lot of damage to your skin and face. You won’t always notice it right away. The effects will take a while to appear but you can be assured that they are there.
To avoid this type of damage, make sure that you are always wearing sun tan lotion whenever you are out in the sun. Even if you don’t think the weather is that hot. You’d be surprised the damage the sun could still do to your body and your youth. Check out these great ways to protect yourself from sunlight.
Start an Exercise Routine
An exercise routine is an excellent way to stay looking youthful. Research has shown that exercise does help keep the body younger for longer. So, if you do want to keep your youth, a couple hours on the treadmill each week certainly couldn’t hurt. Although it might be best to choose a less strenuous form of exercise that’s still good for the body. Something like yoga would be the ideal choice. That way, you get all the benefits of exercise but you don’t over strain your body. To help get you started, check out these new outdoor workout ideas.
Or, you can try running, but it’s advisable you don’t go to the gym to do this. Instead, get the benefits of being outside with fresh air in your lungs. As long as you’re not staying still all day, you should get the benefits of staying fit. In this case, keeping your youthful looks.
The Right Diet
Lastly, what we eat has a huge effect on the way we look. I’m not just talking about body shape but the state of your skin, eyes, teeth and nails. All these things can be impacted by our diet. That’s why if you want to stay young, you’ve got to eat right. It’s time to get on a good diet of fruit and veggies. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can eat junk food and keep your body looking great. You definitely can’t.
Got any age defying tips of your own? What are some things you’ve done to help you feel and look younger?