Everyone wants to look their best and definitely way younger than they really are, but too many times we take certain things for granted, leaving our skin to suffer for it.
The human body may have been programmed to age with time and loose its elasticity, but there are a few cheap and totally safe ways for us to slow down the aging process and look our best, by cutting off some factors of our daily routine, and throwing in a few new ones.
Here are a couple simple health tips that guarantee a more healthy and beautiful skin and an attractively younger look even as your age increases.
– Protect yourself from the sun, prolonged exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems, as well as increase the risk of cancer; We know completely staying away from the sun is not possible due to our daily activities but there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and minimize it’s dangerous effects on your skin – Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, seek shade from the sun if possible, especially between 10am – 4pm when the sun’s rays are strongest. Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide hat.
– A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear – but research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Also remember to drink a lot of water, it has a lot of benefits and contributes immensely to you obtaining younger looking skin, shinier hair and a healthy body.
– Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind, take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy and just relax; the results might be more dramatic than you expect. Also cut down on the use of harsh soaps and detergents as these tend to strip the skin of necessary oils and hence, its natural glow.