3 Best Anti Aging Skincare Tips to Have Baby Skin

We all feel the pressure from the media to make us want to look our best. The older I get, the more this rings true. Sure when I was a teenager, I felt the pressure to be thin and sexy from magazines and music videos - all the different models and beauty magazines made us feel like we had to look a certain way to be accepted.

Now though, in the selfie age, there's even more pressure to look our best all the time. This gets harder as we age. Trying to figure out ways to hide wrinkles and muffin tops becomes an actual chore and there isn't a manual on how to age gracefully (that I've found, anyway. If you have one, send it my way!)

There are a few tricks, however, that can help us look young for as long as possible!

Exercise Regularly and Practice Good Posture
We already know how important exercise is for our health, but did you know that it contributes to our beauty as well? Among the benefits of exercise are the feel-good hormones which are produced during a workout: endorphins. Endorphins increase our energy and reduce stress, making us happier.

Exercising is also a great way to build muscle. As we get older, we lose muscle. However, we can help solve this with resistance training which increases mass and strength.

Staying active doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. You could go for a walk after supper, park a little further away from the grocery store, take the stairs instead of the elevator, play with your kids, or even go to yoga sessions. These simple activities can keep your heart rate up and help you stay looking young and feeling healthy.

Exercise is also great for your skin because blood flow to the cells (including skin cells) is increased, meaning they get more nourishment. The increase in blood flow also carries away the waste products from the cells, helping to cleanse your skin.

Posture is also really important for beauty because with a nice, straight back we are able to elongate our torsos and look thinner. Exercise helps posture by reversing the bone loss that happens as we get older. Weight training and resistance exercise help you develop a strong back and shoulders.

Protect Your Skin

Everyone knows that the softer your skin is, the better it will look. Having a routine of applying a good moisturizer, like hemp moisturizers from Diamond Hemp, as soon as you get out of the shower will help your skin stay smooth and supple.

Staying hydrated is very important for your skin. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help flush toxins from your body. Not everyone agrees on whether or not drinking extra water will help your skin, but it definitely couldn't hurt! Drink the recommended 8 glasses of water each day to help combat early aging.

You may even want to consider an all-natural approach to your skincare, like what's mentioned in this article about the best anti aging skin care. It's important to know everything that goes into your body, and the healthier the ingredients, the better for your skin they will be.

Another very important thing to remember to help combat aging is to use a good sunscreen. A 2013 study by  American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine showed conclusively that regularly using sunscreen helps prevent photoaging - or premature aging caused by the sun. Sun damage is one of the most common causes of premature aging because of the amount of damage that is done to the skin.

Watch Your Diet

Our diets have a huge role in how we look, how healthy we are, and  even our moods! That's why it's so important for us to pay attention to what we eat as we age. Ideally, our diets should have an abundance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins. We should also avoid sugars as much as possible.

A diet that has too much fatty foods and processed sugars will leave you feeling lethargic and can even accelerate aging. Vegetables and fruits contain antioxidants which reverse the signs of aging.

Include good fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids protect your skin and make you look younger. These "good fats" can be found in foods like salmon, tuna, and walnuts.

Watch What You Put Into Your Body

Just as important as your diet, remember that putting other types of harmful substances into your body can also cause premature aging. Smoking and drinking alcohol can both make you look older than you are. Smoking can cause wrinkles to develop and has been known to cause a dull, sallow complexion. Drinking alcohol is also rough on your skin. It dehydrates your body, which means it dries your skin out, too. Over time, alcohol can also damage skin, which makes you look older.

There's no miracle fountain of youth (yet!) so taking care of our bodies is the first step to keeping out youthful appearances as long as possible.

No comments