7 Life Hacks To Keep Your Skin Looking Young and Healthy

woman getting facialThe skin is the largest organ in the human body and looking young is a sign of health and vitality. As we get older, we begin to see changes in our physical appearance and soon enough everybody begins to notice wrinkles forming in certain areas that never used to be.

Nobody wants to look older, and people will go through extreme lengths to sip from the fountain of youth.

However…

Prevention is much easier than turning the hands of time, and there are many simple habits that you can adopt to help keep your face and body looking soft and supple. This includes modifying your lifestyle, practicing good skincare, and considering some medical treatments.

If you want to keep looking youthful, then there’s no better way to do that than incorporating these 7 healthy tips into your lifestyle.

1. Wash your Face Regularly

Washing your face gets rid of the excess dirt and acne that may settle on the wrinkles or firm lines on your skin thus preventing breakouts.

When washing your face, use a mild cleanser with a neutral PH since your skin has a PH of 5. Being rough with your skin can also irritate it, therefore, when cleaning it always rub the cleanser with gentle pressure.

2. Put on Moisturizer Everyday

moisturisersHardly anybody does it, but applying a moisturizer helps keep your skin looking hydrated and boosts collagen and elastin production. If your face feels oily, look for products that are oil-free by reading the labels.

You can also consider running a humidifier in your room when you go to sleep to help moisturize your face at night while you are sleeping.

When dead skin and debris settle on your pores or firm lines, it makes it look less healthy. To clear away this debris, use a gentle exfoliator with natural or synthetic beads and a soft cloth to exfoliate the bad stuff away from your face.

Do this regularly, at least 2 – 3 times a week in the shower or as part of your morning or evening routine when washing your face. You can easily incorporate tips 1 – 3 altogether into one. These tricks are that easy!

3. Exfoliate

When dead skin and debris settle on your pores or firm lines, it makes it look less healthy. To clear away this debris, use a gentle exfoliator with natural or synthetic beads and a soft cloth to exfoliate the bad stuff away from your face.

Do this regularly, at least 2 – 3 times a week in the shower or as part of your morning or evening routine when washing your face. You can easily incorporate tips 1 – 3 altogether into one.

These tricks are that easy!

4. Avoid or Limit Sun Exposure

beach umbrellasWhen you expose yourself to the Ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s rays, the collagen and elastin fibers that keep your skin firm are broken down. This leads to wrinkles and an aging effect on your body. Therefore, you should always wear a high SPF sunscreen whenever you are going out and consider putting on a hat to protect yourself from sun exposure. Wear a hat and cover up when you’re are in the sun. It may not seem cool to cover up when you are young, but I can assure you, that you will be glad you did as you get older.

5. Eat a Skin-Friendly Balanced Diet

A well-balanced diet can help your skin look healthy by delaying its aging process and strengthening the elasticity on your face. You should focus on a diet low in fats and processed carbohydrates and rich in vitamin C. Also eat foods rich in vitamin A like yellow and orange fruits. It’s not necessary to cut anything out of your diet, but just make sure it is balanced and you are not consuming too much of anything.

6. Drink Plenty of Water

couple drinking waterWhen your skin is hydrated, it looks more firm and supple. 70% of it is made up of water and, therefore, by drinking enough water every day you will ensures that your body stays healthy and looking youthful. Men should drink 13 cups per day while women can have at least 9 cups. Although drinks like soda and juices are also good choices, you should choose water since it is the most natural substance and hydrates your body better then anything else. The sugars and artificial substances in juice or soda can actually be harmful to your body especially if you consume a lot of it.

7. Manage Stress

Having uncontrolled stress makes your skin prone to several problems. Every time you use your facial muscles, grove forms in your derma (cells underneath your face). When your skin loses elasticity, it becomes unable to fill these grooves. Going for easy walks and doing some light exercise such as yoga and meditation can help relieve the tension that causes stress. Whatever is making you feel uneasy, get to the route of the problem and solve it so you can go back to being chill and looking young.

The Verdict

I followed all seven steps for the last 60 days and I was really impressed with the results! I’m a 32 years old female and life can creep up on you fast. But time waits for no man (or woman) and recently I starting to see those arches around my eyes and tiny wrinkles on my forehead and I don’t think I was quite ready for it.

After feeling sorry for myself for about half an hour, I decided to take things into my own hands, and began to do some research on how to slow down the effects of aging,  and found some pretty easy solutions. The 7 life hacks aren’t revolutionary discoveries that nobody has ever heard of, but adopting all 7 simple habits to your lifestyle can certainly go a long way when it comes to anti-aging.

I started getting comments from people saying that I looked like “I was glowing”. Over the course of two months I carefully studied my face, and I noticed that I my old wrinkles didn’t fade away completely, but they weren’t as noticeable and on top of that my skin tone looked much more vibrant, and I didn’t notice any new wrinkles.

After my little science experiment, I have decided to continue living a much healthier lifestyle, because honestly it’s not hard to do, and they have a great positive effect on your entire body, not just your skin.

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