If you are worried about aging and self care, here are some great, easy non-surgical tips that will not only help you look younger, but feel younger as well.
- Stop smoking.
Smoking not only just dangerous to your health, it can be damaging to the skin by causing more wrinkles and age marks.
- Select the right healthy foods.
Tone down your calorie, fat, salt and sugar consumption. Consume more whole grain, fresh fruits and vegetables. Other specific anti-aging foods include black and blue berries, garlic, ginger, and nuts like almonds and walnuts. Also drinking plenty of water is a must. It not only helps to get rid of toxins and other waste from your body, it also can help decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eye for feeling and looking more youthful.
- Exercise more often.
Doing so keeps your body in shape and toned. Most people say that they do not have the time to exercise but doing things such as parking farther away from stores, going for taking daily strolls around the park, playing with your children or pets, and even going out to see friends and family more often all helps the body and mind stay active.
- Love yourself.
Appreciate the body that you were born with. Do not dread getting older -instead look forward to it. A youthful personality with an optimistic outlook on life will make you feel a lot better about yourself which will also help the body as well. The people who love life are also less likely to become depressed and therefore will not overeat, and/or abuse substances.
- Take the necessary vitamins.
Be sure to research and not overdo it. Also be sure to get enough vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E either from vitamins if not from food. You should also take supplements with Joint-Pro formula to make you healthier and stronger.
- Avoid too much sun exposure.
Too much sun can increase skin aging and your chance of skin cancer. Wear plenty of sun screen with an SPF of at least 30 or more, especially on a hot day. Also wear protective clothing like long sleeves to help protect the skin.
- Use gentle moisturizers daily.
It is not necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging cream because none have been proven to work. Just using moisturizers alone will help any dry, cracking skin and keep it looking smooth for a more youthful appearance.
- Avoid negative people.
It has been shown that negative attitudes from friends tend to rub off on others if they are surrounded by it often. Avoid people who tend to complain and whine. Also avoid rude people that try to put you or others down. Develop a bullet-proof attitude about yourself so if someone tries to unavoidably put you down, you can shrug it off easily.
- Update your appearance.
Your wardrobe, makeup, and hair should be kept in style. This does not mean you should dress like you are 21 when you are 40. However it also does not mean you should dress like you are 60. Wear form fitting clothes that make you feel good about yourself. Stylish clothes can also make you feel years younger. As for the makeup, remember that “less is more”- the older you get, there is no need to apply heavy foundation or use bright eyeshadow colors. Heavy foundation will only make wrinkles stand out more and use more lighter eyeshadow colors for a more youthful, yet mature look.
- Do not let your age stop you.
Unless your doctor advises you not to, do not stop doing something you find fun because of your age. From roller skating to roller coasters- if you enjoy it then go for it!