Raise your hands if you want anti-aging secrets. I’m right there with you. What girl wouldn’t want to look younger and keep from aging? Now that I’m in my 30s, I’m always on the lookout for a new way to stay looking young no matter how old I get. So, sit back and read on for some glorious anti-aging secrets you have to see to believe.
1. Get Loads of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances in plant foods that fight free radical damage and are one of best anti-aging secrets out there. Free radicals come from a poor diet and exposure to environmental toxins, so you definitely don’t want to mess around with them. You can counteract their effects by loading up on antioxidants, both in your diet and in your skincare routine. Eat lots of nuts, fruits and vegetables to fill your body with antioxidants. Choose skin creams and lotions that are chock full of them too.
Do you need another reason to hit the gym? Here’s one – it can keep you looking young. Not only does it fight the internal signs of aging, such as degradation of bone density, but exercise also boosts mood and improves circulation, which can keep your outside looking youthful as well. Choose exercise you enjoy so you’re more likely to stick with it.
3. Use Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is the perfect anecdote for aging skin. All you have to do is rub it into your skin, then take a shower. It’ll stimulate blood flow, which leaves you with a healthy and glowing complexion. It also hydrates your skin and sloughs off dead skin cells when you rinse. Keep a bottle in your bathroom and you’ll keep on looking younger.
4. Eat Foods with Vitamin a
Vitamin A helps your body increase the chemicals that combat wrinkles. Nothing makes you look older than wrinkles, so it’s a great idea to stock your home with these foods all the time. The best sources of vitamin A are sweet potatoes, spinach, pumpkins, carrots, mangoes, red bell peppers, apricots, broccoli, eggs, herring, salmon and fortified cereal.
I don’t need any reasons to sleep, but the fact that lack of it can make me look old is a huge motivator to hit the sack at a reasonable hour every night, no matter how much I have to do or what television shows are calling my name. Most adults need seven to nine hours each night, so make that your goal. After a few weeks of getting enough sleep, you might be surprised to see how much more radiant and youthful you look.
6. Take Fish Oil Supplements
Fish oil is an anti-inflammatory so it can really boost bodily functions that keep you looking young. That includes healthy hair growth as well as supple and beautiful skin. Talk to your doctor about taking a daily fish oil capsule. Including a couple of servings of fish in your meals each week won't hurt either.
7. Limit Sugar
If this isn’t enough to get you to put down your daily soda, I don’t know what is. Sugar binds to collagen in your body and breaks it down, which is a surefire way to wind up with fine lines and wrinkles. The natural sugars in fruits and vegetables aren’t worrisome, but the added sweet stuff in candy, soda, cookies, cake and other unhealthy treats can make you look older than you are. That’s right – back away!
How do you stay looking young? Will you try any of these secrets?