No matter what we do, we are all going to get older, there’s no stopping time. That doesn’t mean we must suffer the ravages of aging in silence, there are some things we can take action on now that won’t stop the process, but can dramatically slow down its effects on our health and appearance, perhaps even reverse some of them right now! Here are some steps you can take today to look and feel younger, and delay the effects of aging.
- Proper Skin Care – Many people never stop to think that their skin is the largest organ in, or in this case, on, their bodies. Your skin is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror and what others see when they look at you. Protecting and treating your skin properly is the first, and perhaps most critical step in preserving your youth. Applying moisturizers prevents the drying and shrinking of skin that comes with age. Using a Body Derma Roller helps smooth out wrinkles and scarring, repairs damage, and encourages the regeneration of healthy skin. Consuming plenty of fluids is also essential to keeping your skin looking young. Here in Australia, we get lots of sun, which can damage your skin and even cause disease, so make sure to limit your exposure and use sun protections like sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats (corks optional), and sunscreens that contain Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which have been proven to be safe and protective of your skin.
- Stop Smoking – I probably don’t even have to say it, but smoking tobacco in any form is extremely hazardous to your health, with a long list of maladies such as lung disorders and heart disease directly linked to the habit. If that’s not enough to convince you, how about the fact that smoking dries and damages your skin, adding ten to twenty ears to your face! You can tell a regular smoker just by looking at them, they have a wrinkled, sallow complexion that mars their natural appearance. Perhaps the single best thing you can do to slow down the ageing process is to quit now if you are a smokier, and never start if you are not!
- Moderate Alcohol Consumption- I am not going to tell you to stop drinking, in moderation it’s relaxing, and can even have some health benefits, but I will definitely tell you not to overdo it! Consuming too much alcohol is hard on all parts of your body including your skin, especially in the warm Australian climate, causing dehydration and damage which makes you look older. Drink in moderation in the amounts recommended by health professionals, or not at all.
- Regular Exercise –I will bet you saw this one coming! Moderate daily exercise improves circulation, boosts the immune system, keeps your skin fresh, and promotes mental health. Making exercise part of your life will not only prolong it, you will look and feel younger, too!