Maintaining That Youthful Look
Youth is awaited, youth is missed and youth is wished, but youth is what sways faster than it stays. We want to live in it forever, but lose it sooner (in most cases) than expected. Having said that, let’s not deny a fact regarding the same; it stays in some for a longer period. Secretly, we all wish to have the same glow and spark as we had in those youthful days. Well, though it can’t be turned back completely, let’s just take a few cues from the people who live this youthful glow for longer than others:
#1. Drink Water
A dehydrated skin becomes dull and drab and looks absolutely lifeless. One has to ensure an intake of 2-3 liters of water every day. And this doesn’t include soda, carbonated drinks or alcohol. They will only lead the skin to dehydrate fast and cause it to not just only look dull, but also get saggy and loose with time.
#2. Antioxidant Rich Foods
This is often regarded as the elixir of youthfulness. Antioxidants as the name suggests curb oxidants, the molecules responsible for making you grow older faster. The must-eat foods list include a comprehensive range of fruits and veggies.
#3. Say No To Sun Exposure
The Sun is at its worst during the day, especially between 12pm to 4 pm. Do not step out at this time. Doing so would damage your skin. It can leave your skin in an awful state. Take protection gear, if you have to go out at this time. In addition, never ever forget to wear your SPF 30 sunscreen especially on a cloudy day. The truth is, clouds are better at blocking the visible light than the UV rays. Hence, say no to exposure even on a cloudy or rainy day.
#4. Say No To White
Foods like white bread, white flour, sugar, salt and some more are the prime culprits stealing your youthful glow. They are the ones that lead to damage of the collagen and elastin, to causes wrinkles. Therefore, throw them out of your diet and see the difference. Eat brown bread, brown sugar, and very little salt, if you have to.
#5. Get An Indoor Air Purifying Plant
A plant such as Boston fern, English ivy, golden pothos etc. in your home or by your desk at work can act as the perfect air filters. It is more than recommended to have such plants around because, most of the time we don’t even realize that the indoor pollution levels can be far higher that the outdoor levels. It can lead to uneven skin tone, accelerated aging and even cause skin cancer.
#6. Do Some Physical Activity
Move your butt from that couch. Your body, especially the skin requires it the most. When you exercise, you make that blood move faster, making it reach the skin even more. More blood means more nutrients and oxygen. It is also good for the whole body. So, go outside and take a walk, do yoga or the things you love the most.
#7. Internal Cleansing
Though external cleaning too helps big deal in keeping the skin glowing, but it is actually the internal cleansing that keeps the skin young. Your body collects a lot of toxins from its environment. Drain it out with the detoxification process with fruit juices.
#8. Eat Healthy Fats
Omega-3 is a healthy kind of fatty acid found in salmon, avocados, walnuts and seeds, you can easily incorporate into your diet. They are more than helpful in preventing the visible signs of aging by reducing the inflammation in the body. Thus they are very crucial for your skin to look youthful.
#9. Eat The ‘C’
Though all the vitamins are important, but Vitamin C is the most important one. A research has also found that when the skin is exposed to vitamin C for a long period of time, it can help in producing eight times more collagen! Thus, it is the one capable of easing out the wrinkles, the enemies of your youthfulness from appearing much before than you would want them to.
#10. Use Natural Skin Care Products
Apply natural ingredients from your kitchen, but those of you who are not able to should use skin care products that are made up of natural skincare ingredients. I came across one such product –anti-aging solution by Dermology. It has clinically proven natural skin care ingredients to help you maintain the youthfulness of your skin.
Let people call you a sleeping beauty. This beauty regimen has far-reaching results than any other thing. Sleep for a minimum of 7-8 hours in a day. It will help your skin rejuvenate itself, increase collagen production and help hormones function at their optimum.
Apply these methods in your life and stay beautiful!