Forever Young: 5 Anti-Aging Tips You Need to Know!

Publicada Miércoles Agosto 27, 2014 10:03 AM GMT

It’s no secret that good hydration, exercise, and staying out of the sun (and the tanning bed) are some of the most important strides you can take to prevent aging. Experts also advise that you wear SPF everyday, even if you’re not planning on being in the direct sunlight.

However, there are many more things you can do on a daily basis to ensure that your skin stays looking young, healthy and wrinkle-free for as long as possible. Great, ageless skin doesn’t just happen. You must make a conscious effort to make some lifestyle changes in your life if you want to reap the true benefits of healthy living.

Stop Picking!:
Picking at your blemishes can leave behind age spots and can cause your skin to scar in that particular area. Those spots and scars will stay around longer as you age too, since skin takes longer to repair itself the older you get. If you cannot control the urge to pop or pick, don’t use your greasy fingers. Instead take two Q-tips and squeeze your pimple that way.

Ditch the Cigarettes:
Not only are bad breath and certain forms of cancer byproducts of smoking, but so is aging. Cigarettes destroy collagen and elastin in the skin, which promote firmness. Without collagen and elastin, skin starts to sag and wrinkles will inevitably form.

Get your Beauty Sleep:
Like our body, our skin needs downtime to repair itself. Getting at least eight hours of sleep a night is essential for healthy, puffy, wrinkle-free skin. Sleep causes the body to decompress and relax, stress doesn’t look well on your face, so sleep it all of before it causes wrinkles!

Slather on the Retinoid Cream:
New York City dermatologist Heidi Waldorf says, "Retinoids minimize the appearance of existing age spots and fine lines and prevent new ones from forming.” This is a wonderful preventative measure to take at any age. A cream such as this one will help slow down the aging clock for the younger generations and will turn back the clock for the older ones.

You Are What You Eat:
This mantra applies to your skin just as it does to your body. Your skin receives nutrients from the foods you put in your body. So, if you’re putting bad things in, then you’ll get bad things on the out. Certain foods such as those high in gluten, salts, refined sugar and caffeine can inflame skin, causing breakouts, which causes you to pick, which then causes wrinkles – it’s a vicious cycle, really. To keep skin glowing and free of wrinkles, eat more fish (great for Omega 3s), dark green veggies, almonds and walnuts. Also, remember to take your multivitamins!

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