5 Simple Ways to Keep Yourself Looking Younger

May 25th, 2018 by Dr. Michael Glass

Naturally Slow the Aging Process with these 5 Tips!

 

As time passes, we start to notice small, naturally occurring changes in our body due to the inevitability of aging. But, the aging process doesn’t have to be negative. It’s all a matter of mindset and knowing how to care for your body and mind properly.

If you’re looking to enhance your anti-aging practices, these 5 simple habits will make a noticeable difference:

1.Think Green

Drinking green tea is one of the best ways to keep your body in optimal shape. In fact, according to WebMD.com, “green tea is especially rich in a compound known as EGCG that may keep skin looking youthful.” Green tea is also full of antioxidants and works to protect your cells against damage by free-radicals, which can cause wrinkles to form. If you already start your day with a cup of coffee, consider switching to green tea. You will get a burst of caffeine while simultaneously keeping yourself young! If you drink a lot of water throughout the day, add some flair with green tea ice cubes!

2. Rock Your Body

Exercise is important for many reasons, and one of them is maintaining a vibrant look.

Breaking a sweat on a daily basis will leave your skin looking firmer, as your muscle tone increases.

Your muscles aren’t the only beneficiaries of a good sweat session. Your skin cells function more effectively with regular exercise as a result of improved circulation delivering oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

3. Keep Things Spicy

turmeric rhizome and powder on white backgroundWhat’s your go-to seasoning while cooking? It may be time to adopt a new favorite. Turmeric is one of the strongest antioxidants you can find and adding it to your diet can make a great addition to your holistic skincare routine. Turmeric keeps your skin looking great with its strong anti-inflammatory qualities that can help to reduce the appearance of  redness and wrinkles. In addition to Turmeric, according to Huffington Post, you can also add “basil and thyme for their skin-saving power.

4. Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C

There’s a reason you’ve always heard that it’s a good idea to drink a glass of orange juice in the morning, Vitamin C can give your skin a youthful glow for years to come. According to Allure magazine, adding vitamin C to your diet and making sure it’s a key ingredient in your serums is always a good idea. The beauty magazine explains that Vitamin C, “is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthy collagen production.” To make sure that you get enough Vitamin C each day, you can add a supplement to your diet.

5. Smile!

woman smiling, white background If you’re worried about laugh lines, it’s time to change your perspective. Smiling more often is a good choice in the long-run. It will fight against the skin’s natural tendency to droop with age. Instead of seeing the corners of your mouth start to turn into a resting frown, you can keep things level by smiling more often. Smiling lifts the cheeks and skin for a bright look. If you’re still not convinced, just think about the other benefits. According to NBCNews, the benefits of even faking a smile can have actual health benefits like reduced stressed and a lower heart rate. If you need another reason to smile, “a study performed by a group at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that people who could not frown due to botox injections were happier on average than those who could frown.”

It’s time to start thinking about aging as something you can improve and prolong.

By adopting these 5 practices, you will enhance the overall quality of your skin and prevent and prolong the aging process.

Remember to stay young at heart! If you’d like a boost in your anti-aging processes, Esteem would love to help.

Call today to schedule a free consultation, 775.204.3508!