As we get older, you’ll probably notice that everything about your body is changing in some way or another. For example, not only do your joints start to ache, but your skin also starts to sag, and your hair starts to lose its luster, looking dull and unhealthy.
We all need a little help from time to time, and unless you have a fountain of youth nearby, then you’ll probably want to start taking some action now. This article looks at some top hacks that you can all start to do to keep your youthful looks.
Drink Plenty of Water
If you aren’t getting enough fluids into your body, then cracks are going to start to show.
Nutritional, medical, and beauty experts tell us that our bodies need eight to ten glasses of water per day to work their magic. So while dehydration can cause your skin to look dull, tired, and “crepey,” drinking plenty of hard or soft water, which essentially flushes toxins and bacteria from your body, can prevent your skin from getting dry, flaky, and wrinkled.
Take Regular Exercise
Exercising regularly or getting involved in some physical activity (which is also fun, right?) isn’t just great for your overall health and wellbeing; it also helps give your skin a healthy glow.
Exercise in any form helps to circulate your blood more effectively, which sends more oxygen and blood rich with nutrients to the surface of your skin, giving you a youthful glow. Regular physical activity and exercise can also increase the amount of collagen in your body, which helps to slow the signs of aging.
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is hard to do when we all have such busy lifestyles, but there are some things you can do straight away to get the most from what you put into your body.
If you want to look great on the outside, look at what you’re putting in your insides. Foods that are high in antioxidants such as tomatoes, berries, broccoli, and kale aren’t just good for your body; they are also great for your skin and will slow down the aging process and repair dry and damaged skin.
Look after your Hair
Your crowning glory will be the first thing to let you down and show signs of aging if you don’t look after it.
Regular visits to the salon for a professional trim will get rid of any dull, dead hair and help keep split ends at bay. Over-brushing your hair won’t make you look like Rapunzel; it will have the opposite effect and cause dry, brittle hair, so put the hairbrush down!
If your hair looks dull and lacks life and luster, it may be because your body is lacking certain nutrients. The key vitamins that are perfect for long luscious locks are zinc, iron, fish oils, and vitamins B, C, and D, so get yourself down to your local health food store as soon as you can.
Take Care of Your Skin
Your skin is the most important organ of your body and is often overlooked until it is too late, and the damage is irreparable. Obviously, a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of water, as we mentioned before, are all important ways to keep your skin healthy, but sometimes, especially as we get older, we may need a little more help.
We’re not talking about going under the surgeon’s knife; we are talking about collagen. But what is collagen good for? Collagen is incredible for your skin as it gives the elasticity and suppleness that you find in younger, more youthful skin. It is also proven to improve hydration and lessen the effects of wrinkles.
Act Your Age
Another way to keep yourself looking young isn’t about what you eat or drink; it concerns how you present yourself.
Always wear clothes that fit you; tight clothes show every lump and bump imaginable, and loose-fitting clothes always look like you have got something to hide. Well-fitting clothes will give the impression that you are actually slimmer than you are, which brings us nicely onto posture, which is another thing to keep in mind.
Hold your head up, draw your shoulders back and suck your tummy in. Someone with great posture and great dress sense oozes self-confidence, which will keep you looking and feeling young.
If you’re looking to turn back the clock and don’t want to undergo risky plastic surgery, then we hope that this article has been informative and has given you some top hacks for keeping your youthful looks.
Many of the tips we present here will not cost more than a few bucks, so you have no excuse: get started on our youthful hacks today.