Like Joey from the TV show Friends, we all wish we didn't age at all. None of us likes fine lines and wrinkles on our skin. In this article, we will give you a few anti-aging tips. No matters how much we wish we did not grow old, it will happen since it is natural and it happens to every one of us. Let's instead talk about how we can age like fine wine and look as young as we can for a long time. Along with that, let's also talk about how we can prevent aging prematurely.
The Natural Process of Aging
Epidermis- The topmost layer on our skin starts to get thinner as we grow old. It makes our skin look pale, and our blood vessels below the skin become visible. Over time these blood vessels become fragile, which may cause bruises or bleeding. Your skin around the eyebrows and around your eyes droops because of gravity. Your usual facial movement lines and fine lines like laugh lines and crow's feet become more prominent as you get older.
Early Signs of Aging
Fine lines and wrinkles are the earliest signs of aging. These fine lines or crow's feet can appear as early as in our 20s or 30s. Fine lines caused by facial expressions and frown lines start to deepen in the late 30s. In our 40s, our skin starts to loosen and sag more. Solar lentigo or liver spots also start appearing on our skin as we grow old. These usually appear on the back of our hands, feet, and arms.
What To Do To Reverse Or Slow Down Your Aging Process?
There is almost nothing that today's science and technology cannot do. Many celebs and people, as you would know, get their expensive Botox treatment and surgeries done to look a lot younger than their age. However, that's not the only way you can slow down your aging. Several techniques will help you in reversing your aging or slowing it down. Here are some of the things that you can make a habit of doing and inculcate.
6 Anti-aging Tips That Will Help You Look Younger
1. Skin Care Routine
Make sure you moisturize, tone, and cleanse your skin regularly. Always use anti-aging creams, sunscreen or sun-block creams which help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Products which have natural oils like apricot are beneficial in reducing wrinkles. Use a good quality cream and apply it under your eyes before sleeping to get rid of dark circles, eye patches, and fine lines
A regular yoga practice can help you look a lot younger than your actual age. Yoga increases the level of stay-young hormones that slows downs the aging process. Practicing yoga every day helps in slowing down the physical address of aging. It helps in reducing your stress level at the DNA and cellular level.
3. Home Remedies
You can try many home remedies like aloe vera gel, tomatoes, mashed ripe banana, ice, and a raw egg. The aloe vera helps the skin to glow, and it acts as a collagen booster. Ripped fresh or raw banana is known for its natural oils and vitamins, which help in skin nourishing. Raw egg also contains the collagen boosters that help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Massaging your face with ice every day helps in keeping your pores closed and skin tight.
Exercises such as dancing, swimming, aerobics, cardio, running, jogging keep you fit and helps your physical aging slow down. Exercises make you look a lot younger than your years. While doing any activity, you must mainly focus on your spine and core for a good posture and strong body. If you start exercising young, you will look younger for longer, so the best time to start doing it is now!
5. Maintain a Diet
If you keep and maintain a diet rich in carbohydrates, green leafy vegetables, fruits, and vegetables, it will help you a lot in slowing down the aging process. Eat lean meats and low-fat dairy products.
6. Cosmetic Procedures
Cosmetic surgery is the most popular way to retain younger-looking skin. These days many surgical operations are available to reverse the natural aging process from laser operations to fillers and chemical peels, botulinum toxin popularly called Botox to plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgeries or treatments should be strictly done by experienced and qualified professionals only.
Food to Avoid To Prevent Premature Aging
Certain food items can make you look and feel older than your age
- Sugar is the main culprit in the aging process, so it’s better to cut off sugar from your diet. Instead of sugar, you can use jaggery or honey for the sweet taste.
- Avoid consuming food that contains a lot of cholesterol and high Tran’s fats.
- Reduce the usage of salt in your food too.
- Eat food in small proportions.
Effects of Aging
- Grey hair
- Decreasing stamina
- Slowing down
- Slower brain function
- DNA damage by environmental exposure
Some more important Tips for Anti-aging
- Do not take a lot of stress. Taking a lot of stress increases the presence of oxidants in our skin, making us look older.
- Meditation, along with yoga and exercise regularly is a must.
- Sleep at least 8 hours every day. Adequate sleep also is very important to retain youthfulness.
- Avoid going out in too much heat or not going out in the sun without applying a good sunscreen.
- Take regular salon appointments if you can for facial, exfoliation, hydration masks to get younger-looking skin.