Ageing is inevitable, but believe me, it doesn’t have to cost you your looks.
Be in the best shape of your life. Make some small lifestyle changes and discover your very own fountain of youth.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Healthy weight helps you lower your risk of developing some serious health ailments. It helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
From dehydrating the skin to reducing the vitamin C level, smoking can take a toll on your youthful looks. Ditching tobacco is the best bet, if you want to stay looking young even in your 40s.
Boost Your Physical Activity
Exercising increases blood flow, moves oxygen and nutrients to working cells in the body (skin included), promoting a more youthful look. Stay active to keep your body strong, and your life long!
Manage Your Stress Intake
Take it easy and stress less. You may be very busy, but plucking out a small chunk of time to relax, meditate while letting your stress melt away will help you stay looking young naturally.
Staying connected with friends and family can help you stay young at heart, and this will boost your emotional and physical health, too. Spend time socializing even if that means not being able to binge-watch Netflix every night.
Get Sun Protection
Doesn't matter if the day is bright or cloudy, always, always, always wear sunscreen. It will not only help in keeping your skin from ageing early but also reduce your risk of getting skin cancer.
Drinking plenty of water ensures tissues and skin cells are replenished, allowing for younger, healthier-looking skin.
Moderate consumption is fine, but too much intake of alcohol or caffeine may dehydrate and deplete your body of vital nutrients. If you wish to age gracefully, keep them to a minimum or drop them altogether.
Limit Alcohol & Caffeine
Follow a Good Skin Care Regimen
Start your day with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Then, moisturize with cream to help seal in moisture that keeps you looking young.
Get Plenty of Protein
Wish to maintain that firmness and tightness of the skin, it is time you include some protein-rich food in your diet. Non-fat plain Greek yogurt or lean poultry can work as an elixir to that younger looking skin.
Eat good fat. Omega-3 fatty acids (found in oily fish, nuts, and seeds) is considered as healthy fat that offers numerous anti-ageing benefits and also protection against sun damage. Feel like changing your diet plan?
Not All Fat Is Bad
Yes, you are reading it right. Restricting your calories can even help you to stay looking young. Cutting your calorie intake lowers production of a thyroid hormone (T3), which slows metabolism and thus helping slow down the ageing process.
Exercise your brain as much as possible. It will help you train your brain and keep cognitive decline at bay. Solve puzzles, learn a new language or skill, or play any instrument, whatever gets your brain going.
Keep Your Mind Active
Make Sleep a Priority
Don’t skimp on beauty sleep, it is the key to feeling and looking youthful. Sleep at least for an average of six hours.
Think Young, Live Longer
Don’t act your age, mind wins over matter when it comes to aging. Recent studies have found that individuals who feel younger than their actual age are more likely to live longer.
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” - Franz Kafka