Who wants to age (forget gracefully) in today’s age and world? How many times you have looked at those beautiful celebrities in those glossy magazines and envied that these people never age? However, deep down, perhaps, you also know that there is a lot of effort and money ( read cosmetic surgeries) that goes into making these celebrities look young and beautiful. Having said that, we are not trying to break your heart here and help you instead. We give you 25 amazing secret tips and techniques that can leave with a more radiant and glowing complexion to not just look younger but also feel younger and healthy.
This is the first tip and we are not mincing any words here. We all know that sleep in the most important part when it comes to keeping our mind and body healthy and what’s best? it doesn’t cost any money at all! If you are not getting your beauty sleep for at least 8 to 9 hours daily, trust us, you will end up looking 10 years older than your real age in the next 5 years.
Never sleep with your face pressed against the pillow
Keeping up with the first tip, here is another sleep related tip you may have never heard about it before. Do you know that sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow can cause “sleep lines” that, over the years, can turn into wrinkles. So, if you are habituate to sleep with your face downwards, guess it’s time to break the habit and cut a few years from your face.
Use anti wrinkle serums
According to scientist, using any good anti-ageing cream is a sure shot way to keep these wrinkles at bay. Not only will your skin feel great but anti-aging creams leaves a radiant and happy glow on your face
Wash, tone and moisturize
Do you know the three important steps to make your face look radiant? First step: wash your face with a gentle soap; second step: always use a toner and most important: don’t forget the moisturizer
Use a good quality moisturizer
While investing in moisturizer, make sure you use a branded and good quality product. It need not be too expensive but make sure you just don’t choose anything that is displayed on the shelves of the supermarkets. The use of quality moisturizing creams is essential for the well-being of the skin because they keep it elastic, healthy and protected.
Use a good facial cleanser
While washing your face, don’t use soap. Not only soap makes your skin dry but will also eventually leave you with permanent wrinkles. Always go for a gentle face cleanser to get sticky dirt and oil that our skin produces throughout the day and during sleep.Before going to bed use a deep, super hydrating moisturizerResearch has confirmed that our skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients from skin care products is greatest at night. This makes bed time the best time to nourish your skin with anti ageing properties.
Drink lots of water
Now, do we really need to tell you this? Water is a gift from above, a living, nourishing substance important not just for life but for quality of life as well. Doctors recommend to drink 8 glasses per day, however we say make it a habit to drink at least 12 glasses each day. Not only will these keep you healthy, but will leave a radiant glow on your skin which will make you look younger.Drink milkMake it a habit to drink at least one glass of milk every day. Milk is good for the skin because of its hydrating properties, which promote moisture and prevents dryness. It helps reduce skin darkening brought about by the wear and tear of aging. Milk contains essential proteins, amino acids, and vitamin A that nourish the skin.Take care of those puffy eyes and dark circles Losing sleep about that tomorrow’s early morning meeting with your boss or worried about that lost romantic affair? Well don’t. Not only will these leave with puffy eyes and dark circles but will also make you look years older than your real ageEat a healthy balanced diet
Anti-ageing and food are closely related. Most nutritionists agree that the best way to fight the negative effects of aging is with a proper antiaging nutrition plan and a proper diet. However, changing the eating habits of a person is one of the most difficult things to do, specially having a fast food restaurant every three or four blocks away. Nutritionists recommend starting changing your habits little by little.
Make calcuim part of your life
Do you know that people with high skin calcium content experience less premature skin aging and less incidence of skin cancer? Topical calcium products provide anti-aging benefits and enhance skin cancer protection. Calcium is an extremely powerful tool for skin rejuvenation.
Taking a daily supplement of vitamins especially E and C and antioxidants tablets can help a lot in creating that healthy and younger looking skin.
Drink Green Tea
Of late, green tea has been hailed as the “IT” drink for anti-aging. Not only does it reduces your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, green tea can also help in building bone density and ward off eye diseases that are common with aging.Avoid looking down at your computer screen
Wrinkles are simply a crease in your skin and looking down causes wrinkles. Bring the screen up to eye level or lower your office chair so you are looking up, and yes keep those shoulders erect
Now this is a no brainer. We all know the benefits of exercise, don’t we? Exercise is a sure shot way to anti-aging. People that have sedentary lifestyles tend to age faster than active people. Research have proven that a 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day can go a long way in stopping that ageing process.
If the gym sounds too boring or intimidating, start with something light and slow. Go for a morning jog, learn swimming or do cycling. Soaking up the early sun not only livens up your mood but the fresh oxygen to your lungs will also make your stay young much longer.
Don’t pierce your lips, frown your brow, squint Your Eyes
These are beauty tips you can’t choose to ignore if you want to stop that aging process. Frown lines and brow furrows don’t just happen – you cause them by making repeated facial movements. All those ugly faces we make, whether it be from pain, struggle, frustration, or at others, another wrinkle must be dealt with.Sunscreen, the ultimate anti-ageing cream:We have been hearing for a long time now how sunscreen protect us from cancer and painful sunburn. But, do you know that it aids in stopping that dreadful wrinkles too? A recent study done by American College of Physicians ( ACP) finds that regular use of sunscreen protects against photoageing: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Take care of your teeth
If you don’t take care of your teeth, they will rot and poison your body. Your eyes and your smile are the two features people see first. A big, white, healthy smile is one of the best ways to make a great first impression, and when your teeth look good, you´ll feel good. No matter what anti-aging products you use, if when you smile, black, missing or rotten teeth show and destroys the essence of your beautiful, youthful look.Meditate
Meditation has proven to be one of the best anti-aging agent today. So meditate often and ask for mental peace because a peaceful life keeps the face wrinkle free and the body healthy
Include lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet
To fend off the hands of time, you should try to consume at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables each day (two at every meal and two as snacks). Fruits and vegetables are gold mines of longevity-enhancing compounds called antioxidants; these include vitamins C and E and beta carotene. Antioxidants combat free radicals, oxygen fragments that attack and damage cell membranes, life-sustaining proteins and even our cells’ genetic code, and in so doing bring about aging and diseaseExfoliate Your SkinOne of the most important habit that we should try to induce in our daily routine is exfoliate. Exfoliation is one of the best way to renew your skin. Not only it removes dead skin, unclog pores, it also makes skin more receptive to moisturizer and improves the look and feel of your skin. However, one word of caution: Don’t exfoliate more than once a week especially during winters. It might leave your skin dry and you will end up losing the charm on your skin altogether.
Unwind and pamper yourself
Sometimes it’s good to forget the deadlines and unwind yourself by doing something for yourself. Pamper yourself by doing something only that matters to you. Get a spa or a full body massage to unwind and relax. Do something different for a change. Go for a short trip over the weekend. Remember these small pleasures of life can really illuminate an inner glow that will shine though and lift up every part of your body, Oh yes, that saggy skin too.Keep a positive attitude
Last but not the least. Keep a positive attitude. Having a positive attitude towards life goes a long way in achieving mental peace and thereby keeping you stress free. Stand back and don’t let the daily hassles grind you down. It’s too easy to become angry and cynical. There are millions of reasons not to do things. We have to get up each day and try again. Keep searching. Stop and smell the roses. Accept. Be grateful for what you already have. Enjoy.