There is nothing wrong with aging. It is a part of life and with it comes knowledge, wisdom, and experience that are truly priceless in this world. However, some people would still want to look good and feel young as they age. There is also nothing wrong with that. This is what we call, “aging gracefully.”
One of the ways to age gracefully is to slow down (and not speed up) the process of aging. Looking younger than your age can boost your moral, your mood and your confidence. This can be achieved by having a healthy lifestyle and by staying away from stressors that can accelerate your aging and make you look 20 years older than what you really are.
In short, the real fountain of youth or the miracle of anti-aging is how we live our lives and how we take care of our bodies. Here are top ways on how to revitalize and keep skin glowing to make you look younger than your real age.
Start with a healthy diet
One of the best ways to keep yourself looking young is to have a good and balanced diet that consists of vitamins and nutrients. Vitamins such as A, C, and D are effective in nourishing skin and keeping it supple. Fruits and vegetables are rich in these vitamins. It is recommended to have a low fat, high carbohydrate diet consisting of five servings of fruits and vegetables and three servings of whole grains a day.
On the other hand, it is best to avoid foods and drinks that cause cell degeneration and aging such as caffeine, processed food, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, artificial colorings, additives, monosodium glutamate, preservatives, margarine, hydrogenated oils, deep fried foods, puffed grains, soy milk and soy oil, and foods with high levels of mercury such as tuna fish.
Together with a balanced diet, it is imperative to detoxify the body once in a while to get rid of toxins and to help you have clear skin. Eating fruits and vegetables as well as foods rich in fiber is one way to detoxify. Getting a massage in another way. Be sure to drinks lots of water to facilitate detoxification and cleansing the body. Eight glasses a day is the rule of the thumb.
Avoid unhealthy habits
Unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking can increase the CO levels in the body and cause the skin to look older. Getting regular plenty of sleep is also necessary to defy one’s age. If you are stressed with work or your daily life, make sure you relax and unwind once in a while. As they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and you a lot older.
Exercise is not just about maintaining the ideal weight, it is also about building endurance, increasing strength, and improving bone density, all of which are crucial in defying one’s age. Consistent proper exercise is the key to do all of these. A single set of eight to fifteen repetitions of about eight to ten exercises two to three times a week is advisable.
Make use of Antioxidants
Antioxidants neutralize the formation of free radicals, which are formed through the process of oxidation. Free radicals are detrimental to the overall health of a person and can cause a number of health problems. A combination of proper diet and supplements can give you the necessary amount of antioxidants that your body needs. Dark colored vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach, and squash are rich in antioxidants.
The fountain of youth used to be entirely a myth. Nowadays, it has become a reality in the form of different kinds of anti-aging tools and techniques that people utilize to look younger than their age.