If you’ve never walked into a bar and been carded, even though you are in your 40s, but your friends have, you may be wondering how they do it. For many people, that younger look has to do with their family genes. Their parents and grandparents probably looked younger than their actual ages as well.
However, even those with good genes still need to do some work in order to stay looking young. And, they aren’t the only ones that can work to look younger than their actual age. You can do it too, if you follow some easy, healthy living tips.
Drink Lots Of Water
Water is the key to looking youthful. Water does amazing things for the human body. For one thing, you can’t live without it, and it cleanses your body from the inside out.
When you drink the recommended amount of water each and every day, and cut out the drinks that are bad for you, like soda and alcohol, you will find your skin gets clearer and more even and you will suffer less bouts or dry skin as well.
Watch What You Eat
If you eat a lot of sugar, junk food, bad fats, and greasy foods, you are not just more likely to have an unhealthy heart, but it can also cause unhealthy skin. You may have more pimples, less skin elasticity, and some annoying cases or dry or combination skin.
By eating more fresh and raw foods, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables, you are giving your skin all of the good vitamins and minerals it needs in order to be at optimal health.
Most articles you will read tell you to exercise because it lifts your mood, increases your energy, and helps tone your body. But, another reason to exercise regularly is because all that sweating you are doing is helping get rid of the toxins in your body, which could be making you look older and damaging your skin.
A good workout also helps give you a nice rosy glow. It’s just an all around good thing to do.
Stress A Lot Less
Stress is bad for your heart, but it is also bad for your skin. It can cause you to get more wrinkles, it can cause hair loss, and it can even help create those pesky pimples. That is why it is important to take up things like yoga and meditation, which can help you stress less.
Getting the right amount of sleep can help with stress issues, giving your body more time to heal. You may also want to consider a regular massage, which fights stress and helps push toxins out of your body and your skin through your lymphatic system.
Originally posted on February 5, 2016 @ 10:56 pm