Although it’s a touchy subject for a lot of people and has certainly helped fill the waiting rooms of plastic surgeons all over the globe, the fact is none of us are getting any younger…and aging is a certainty.
But even though you can’t stop the biological clock, the good news is that there are very effective ways to appear more youthful—without the risks of plastic surgery!
Here are eight of the best:
1) Drink enough water
Most of us don’t even come close to drinking enough water. Many people don’t drink any water unless they’re thirsty, and by then, they already may be dehydrated.
Or worse yet, when many people are thirsty, they drink soda instead!
Water is vital for healthy, younger-looking skin. It provides natural moisture and carries needed nutrients to the skin, and it sweeps away waste products, both of which help keep your skin smooth and clear.
Aim to drink at least eight 8oz. glasses of filtered water each day.
2) Use the right moisturizer
If you see little lines and wrinkles on your face, there’s no need to rush out to the department store cosmetics counter to get expensive creams and moisturizers.
Because Vitamin C cream can do a much better job for a fraction of the price!
Look for creams that contain a 10 percent concentration of Vitamin C. I use Avalon Organics, but there are many great ones out there.
Engaging in a regular exercise routine helps support muscle tone and firm up sagging skin, plus sweating helps your body release harmful wastes and toxins from your precious skin.
And exercise helps maintain your bone density and keeps your heart healthy too!
Just get your doctor’s OK first (especially if you haven’t exercised in a while).
4) Have a nutritious diet rich in antioxidants and fiber
Your skin must get the nutrients and antioxidants it needs (like Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as zinc and selenium) to look and stay healthy, plus fiber is important for helping to carry away skin-harming waste products.
Trust me, if you exist on mainly packaged foods, fast food, soda, and coffee, you can practically count on a lousy complexion, poor skin tone, skin problems and looking far older than your years.
To encourage great health in your skin (and all your organs!), it’s crucial to eat nutritious real foods that give your body the nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber it needs.
Take a word of advice from the late, great fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who looked far younger than his 96 years when he passed away: “If man made it, don’t eat it.”
5) Stop smoking
Nothing will age you faster than smoking.
Smoking accelerates the aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles.
It causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin. This impairs blood flow to the skin, robbing it of oxygen and important nutrients.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin - the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity—and can cause your skin to sag prematurely.
6) Get essential fatty acids
You need healthful levels of Omega-3 essential fatty acids to maintain healthy cell membranes and reduce the production of inflammation-causing chemicals that can irritate skin tissues and age you.
Unfortunately, our typical diets are grossly lacking in Omega-3 EFAs--that's why a fish oil supplement like VitalMega-3 is such a great idea for so many people.
Not only will it benefit your skin, but studies also show Omega-3 EFAs are also helpful against age-related issues like excess cholesterol, joint aches and pains, brain health and high blood pressure!
7) Get vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for bone health, and maintaining bone mineral density (and preventing hip fractures) are key in maintaining your longevity and quality of life as you age.
Unfortunately, vitamin D is a common deficiency due to our avoidance of the sun and sunscreen use. Plus as we age, our skin becomes less efficient at making vitamin D.
So supplementation is crucial in many cases.
And for a top-quality vitamin D supplement, nothing beats Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B.
Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B pairs a therapeutic dose of vitamin D with the added helpful boost of vitamin K and boron—which also enhance bone health and have been shown to help prevent atherosclerosis too!
8) Consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
Running low in hormones can also accelerate the aging process.
For example, estrogen is very important for the health and function of many of your body’s tissues including your skin, mucous membranes, bones and blood vessels—so being low in it (especially during menopause) can make you feel far older than your years!
But bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help support your body and compensate for reduced hormone levels.
Unlike synthetic hormone replacement, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy works to help naturally reestablish the way your body sends messages to your tissues and organs to keep them healthy.
Put these measures to work for you, and I’s sure you’ll soon hear how you’re looking younger every day!
To your health,