Anti aging doesn’t have to mean turning to facial cosmetic surgery or harsh skin rejuvenation treatments. Increasingly there’s a trend to focus on anti aging beauty from within – natural anti aging tips are what most women want.
Listen to anyone you admire for looking younger or aging well and they will tell you that it’s as much about their lifestyle choices as about magic anti aging products.
So – if you really want to look younger and age gracefully – here’s my all time best top ten anti aging tips:
1. Quit Smoking:
One of the most important anti aging tips for women. If you smoke you need to stop. It’s as simple as that. You may not be able to completely reverse the damage smoking has done to your skin but you will stop the damage getting worse.
If you do choose to continue smoking be prepared for the consequences. Smoking accelerates skin aging by encouraging the destruction of collagen.
Reduced levels of collagen are one of the primary reasons your skin ages so a smoker’s skin ages much faster. The tell tale signs of “smoker’s face” are dull, greyish, dry skin, increased wrinkling around the eyes and puckering wrinkles around the mouth. Is this really what you want for your skin?
2. Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Sun damage is the number one enemy of younger looking skin. Getting a sun tan leads to photoaging, a process that produces deep wrinkles in leathery textured skin and will cause premature age spots.
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best anti aging tips you can follow. So – use a daily moisturizer combined with a broad spectrum sunscreen like Skinceuticals Daily Sun Defense. Have sunscreen always with you so you never get caught out. And if you want a tan – fake it.
3. Improve your diet
For maximum antioxidant protection eat fresh vegetables, fruit and whole grains – all high in antioxidants. For younger looking skin make sure you get plenty of vitamins C and vitamin E. These two wonder vitamins work together to restore collagen in your skin. You also need plenty of omega 3 – an antioxidant must have. Omega 3’s maintain the structure and fluidity of cells and moisturize the skin from within – an essential part of your anti aging diet.
4. Take an anti aging supplement
Boost your antioxidant intake with a daily supplement. Go for one with the highest levels of the key vitamins and minerals for younger looking skin and all round health. Key anti aging supplements include: Omega 3, Ubiquinol, vitamin C, vitamin E.
5. Add green tea to your day
Drinking green tea is an anti aging tip you may not have considered. Green tea is an amazing and natural anti aging food. Recent research findings show that taking sufficient green tea during the day can protect you from all forms of cancer, build your resistance to heart disease and dementia and contribute to your body’s ability to burn fat – especially abdominal fat.
6. Moisturize and exfoliate
The best anti aging skin care selected carefully and applied properly, will provide continous hydration – essential for mature skin – and protection from further free radical damage. Take time to choose a good anti aging moisturizer.
Make sure it has high levels of proven effective ingredients like retinol or peptides that work to reverse the aging process and reduce wrinkles. Follow a regular skin care regimen and exfoliate twice a week at least to ensure that fresh, live skin is soaking up moisture.
7. Exercise more
Exercise will give your more energy, build muscle mass, increase blood flow to your skin, help prevent high blood pressure, reduce anxiety, strengthen bones and raise your metabolic rate so you lose more weight more quickly.
Exercise is good for the skin – increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.
So if you haven’t already – put exercise at the heart of your anti aging regimen.
9.Get your beauty sleep
Getting enough sleep is one of the most important habits for anyone over the age of 40. When you sleep your body releases growth hormone which stimulates cell turnover. Your skin will suffer if you don’t get the beauty sleep you need. If you’ve had a stressful day things will be even worse – stress hormones surpress the immune system and accelerate the aging process. So stress less and sleep soundly.
10. Drink more water
You need to hydrate your skin from within – skin cells need water just like every part of your body including your brain. Without sufficient water your skin will dehydrate and essential anti aging nutrients cannot be delivered to your system. If you want to look younger you need to make sure water is an essential part of your anti aging regimen.
So – that’s it – ten great anti aging tips to help you look younger and feel great. And now for the difficult bit – all you need to do is follow them!