When you start to age the first thing that you notice are the under-eye wrinkles that appears like little ninjas and snatch away your youthfulness and flawlessly smooth skin. Among all the other signs of aging, wrinkles and dark circles affects the peace of your mind most. Although aging is a very natural phenomenon, when unfirm skin creeps in, it does not mean that you cannot prevent it and retain your glowing and youthful skin. There are several anti-aging products that can hold back your youthfulness for longer. But when you are already affected by several aging signs, you must take recourse to them.
Forget aging gracefully, there is no one who wants to get aged in today’s world. Aging seems like a curse, and with passing time, the curse comes true. How many times have you looked at glossy magazine covers that feature those beautiful celebrities and envied them for not aging? Although deep down, perhaps, you also know that there is a lot of effort and money (read secrets) that go into making these celebrities look young and beautiful. But this does not mean that it is only the celebrities who can look good even while they age. You can also slow down the signs of aging from appearing and look youthful.
All you have to do is, initially when you start showing (or even before) the first signs of aging you can change a bit of your regular habits so that you don’t have to treat your skin with anti-aging products. There are several ways which can actually help you age gracefully and keep away those obnoxious signs that ruin your beauty.
Discussed below are few such methods that can actually help you grow gracefully
Though it may sound crazy but yes, sleeping can actually make you look younger. If you are not getting a sound sleep for at least 8 to 9 hours daily, you will end up looking 10 years older than your real age in the next 5 years.
WRONG SLEEPING POSITION
Do you know what sleep lines are? Sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow causes sleep lines. Over the years they can turn into wrinkles. So, if you are habituated to sleep with your face downwards, you must cut the habit to retain your youthfulness.
USE ANTI WRINKLE SERUMS
According to experts, using any good anti-aging cream is a sure shot way to keep these wrinkles from affecting you. Anti-aging creams leave a radiant and happy glow on your face along with protecting your skin from wrinkles.
WASH, TONE AND MOISTURIZE
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and never with soap every night before you sleep. Then use a toner to tone it and most importantly to moisturize your skin. You must ensure that the moisturizer you are using is of good quality and it does not adversely affect your skin.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Fluids are very important to maintain body regulations. You must drink a lot of water so that your body is not dehydrated as that causes dryness and in turn leads to wrinkles. You must drink 3/4l of water on a regular basis. Also, fruit juices are very important.
As we all know, milk is termed as a balanced diet. Milk is good for your skin because its hydrating properties promote moisture and prevent dryness. The darkening of skin brought about by the natural wear and tear (another sign of aging) is reduced by drinking milk.
TAKE CARE OF THOSE PUFFY EYES AND DARK CIRCLES
You must take care of your puffy eyes and dark circles. So do not get stress out about life if you want your wrinkles not to be another reason why you have stress. Work, eat, sleep, and repeat.
EAT A HEALTHY BALANCED DIET
Anti-aging and food are closely related. Most nutritionists agree that the best way to fight the negative effects of aging is with a proper anti-aging nutrition plan and a proper diet. Oily and fast foods satisfy your tongue but upsets your liver and your skin. So, ask your tongue to halt its lust and maintain a balanced diet. Include several fruits, vegetables and cereals in your diet.
MAKE CALCIUM PART OF YOUR LIFE
Calcium prevents early skin aging and skin cancer. A little-known fact is that topical calcium can enhance the protection against skin cancer and provide anti-aging benefits. It is also an extremely powerful tool for skin rejuvenation. You must ensure to have enough calcium in your daily diet.
TAKE VITAMINS DAILY
Try and consume a daily supplement of vitamins, especially E and C and antioxidants tablets as it can help a lot in creating that healthy and younger looking skin. It also prevents you from several diseases.
DRINK GREEN TEA
Green tea has several benefits. It helps you to lose weight. It helps you to retain the skin glow and makes you look younger.
AVOID LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN
Simply put, a wrinkle is a crease, ridges or folds in the skin that first start to where the skin naturally folds while forming a facial expression. So even squinting at your computer screen can cause wrinkles. Hence it is important to have the computer screen at eye level and do remember to keep the shoulders erect and back straight as well.
We all know the benefits of exercise. Exercise is definitely a better way to anti-aging. People who have sedentary lifestyles tend to age faster than active people. Research has proven that 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day can go a long way in stopping that aging process and keep you healthy and fit. If you feel the gym is boring then you can try a morning jog, swimming or cycling.
DON'T PURSE YOUR LIPS, FROWN YOUR BROW, SQUINT YOUR EYES
This is a beauty tip that the experts provide you with. Frown lines and brow furrows don't just happen – your facial expressions make them. All those ugly faces we make, whether it be from pain, struggle, frustration, or at others, another wrinkle is benefitted.
The best anti-aging agent has been found to be meditation. So seek mental peace by meditating often. A peaceful mind will help to keep the wrinkles off the face and body healthy. Meditating 30 minutes each day actually reduces your stress and in turn makes you look younger.
EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
This is one of the most important habits that you should try to induce in your daily routine.
It is the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin. Its main function is to unclog pores by removing dead skin cells and impurities. This also makes it more receptive to the next step in the skin care routine namely toner, serum and moisturizer. However, you should not exfoliate more than once a week especially during winters. It leaves your skin dry and makes you lose the charm on your skin altogether.
UNWIND AND PAMPER YOURSELF
Do something that you love to relax and forget those deadlines to unwind. Head for a spa and get yourself a package for a full body massage to work the tension out of your limbs and relax. Ditch the make up for a day and go all natural. Go out for a short trip and do all those small tasks that light up your mood and make you happy.
KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDEThis is the last thing that you should do but not the least. Always maintain a positive attitude. A positive attitude in life will help you attain mental peace and make you stress free. Life without stress, cynicism, anger is a life of peace and also a life of beauty. When you are troubled within you face would obviously be affected by it no matter how much you take care of it. Enjoy life as it is and you would not only find yourself beautiful but also the world a better place.