Ah, youth. We might not want to actually be 17 again, but we’d sure love to have the energy and powers of recovery, not to mention the lack of wrinkles and sun spots. But we just have to put up with getting old, right?
So how can you tweak your lifestyle habits to stay younger inside and out?
You can’t stop time, you can turn back the clock to achieve more youthful-looking hair, hands, and skin. And you don’t need to submit yourself to plastic surgery, buy expensive salon treatments, or stock a medicine cabinet full of lotions and potions, either. All you need to do is examine your everyday habits and make simple anti-aging tweaks to your routine.
Half an hour of exercise a day is key to health and beauty
If you want to stay young, care for your body. If you want to improve your well-being, exercise. If you want to look better in the mirror, do at least half an hour of exercise a day.
Studies find that women who work out regularly have firmer skin than similar non-exercisers. The reason: Exercise infuses skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production. To keep your skin toned, make time for at least three 30-minute heart-pumping workouts per week.
A simple activity is enough. An aerobic routine like walking gets our circulation going, makes our heart beat faster and achieves a sufficient supply of oxygen, endorphins and sorotonin.
You’ll notice the difference in your mood and even in your skin. Regular, moderate exercise is a sensational way to stay in shape and to fight the signs of passing time.
Hairdryers and straighteners: believe it or not, they rob your hair of its youth
Youthful hair has bounce and shine, but using a flat iron, curling iron, or hair dryer can lead to dull, flat strands that add years to your overall appearance.
Using high-temperature hairdryers and straighteners damages your hair. They age it, make it weaker, and give it a dull tone.
Electric devices like this, which almost always use high temperatures, take away its natural beauty and youth.
Hands and neck: forgotten areas
To stay young, it’s not enough to just care for our face, avoid gaining weight and fight flabbiness and wrinkles…
There are two areas of your body where the passing of time is often first noticed: the hands and neck.
What do you do to care for them? What routines do you follow throughout the day?
It will do you good to keep the skin of your neck and hands perfectly hydrated.
To this end, use creams for these areas twice a day, once in the morning and again at night.
Sleep well and a lot
No, it’s not silly. Sleeping well is an essential need of your body, brain and mind.
It’s during the night when we are in this state of deep rest that your body does its important detoxifying tasks.
Also, the brain cleanses dead cells, renews tissues, creates memories, reorganizes itself and creates new connections.