Aging gracefully is everyone’s dream if i may say so. Whenever we see someone who is older in numbers than we are, yet it does not show physically, we get curious and really wonder what it is that they are doing right that we are not.It is not rocket science to look younger than your actual age. A lot has been written on how to maintain youthful looks but some of those suggestions may be way beyond our pockets, but that does not mean we still can’t achieve that dream. A few changes here and there could be all you need to start experiencing a light weight journey,after all life is never that serious!
Here are simple ways to achieve that goal
1. Worry less
Worrying does not solve any problems or pay bills, therefore instead of wasting a few of your years being anxious or fearful about something, you would rather use that energy to find out the different ways you can resolve the issue at hand at any given time.
2. Enjoy a Hearty laugh
They say laughter is the best medicine. This does not mean you laugh aimlessly for no good reason (but you still can if that makes you happy). The thing is, laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. The ability to Laugh at your yourself also relieves stress making you more youthful.
3. Eat more green Leafy vegetables
Green is the color that is associated with life and abundance. This is also true when it comes to the food and diet aspect of it.
Whether you take them in form of smoothies or salads or even as part of the main meal, green leafy vegetables are known to have carotene compounds which hydrate and protect the skin cells.
4. Get moving
Your body needs a bit of movement here and there. Regular exercise is known to tone muscles, boast moods and also help you think clearly. You don’t have to pay for a gym membership for this purpose, all you need to do is make some time 15 to 20 minutes three times a week to walk, run, dance, swim whatever you most enjoy.
It is said that sleep is like a dish washer. Your body needs time to rest and rejuvenate. Lack of sleep results to dark cycles and puffy eyes.
During sleep there is production of collagen which prevents saggy skin and increase in blood flow making your skin look better and younger. It is recommended to sleep 7 to 9 hours a day.
6. Drink water
Drinking lots of water (2 Litres a day) will no doubt help flush out toxins in your body, keep you in good shape and hydrates your skin giving you a healthier looking younger skin. I usually add a slice of lemon or squeeze in lemon juice into my water to flavor it and also get some Vitamin C while at it.
7. Take care of your hands
It is believed that people can tell a woman’s age by looking at her hands. Not that you are hiding your age but if you are considering aging gracefully, it is important to take care of your hands by moisturizing them with a good hand cream.
8. Drink less
The bad news is that drinking a lot of alcohol frequently dehydrates your body and damages the skin. It is advised to drink moderately while at it you can make use of water as well. The good news is that some research suggests that drinking a glass or two of wine especially red wine daily may slow down aging.
9. Invest in healthy relationships
Healthy relationships are vital for the mind, body and soul. Love is said to make the body release oxytocin, a “feel good hormone” which enhances better blood flow in the body and lowers blood pressure giving you a radiant appearance.
10. Enjoy lots of sex
Ooh yes! That’s right. Getting frisky is linked to many benefits and one of them is maintaining that youthful look. Generally, a healthy satisfying sex life is great for your well-being. So if you were thinking of going slow on this one, bad idea.
Reduction of make up
It is said that less make up adheres more to mature skin, giving you a fresher look. I used to do lots of make up as I have been struggling with acne prone skin mostly to hide the blemishes. After seeking the services of a skin specialist, his advice was to do away with make up as we begun my treatment. Currently I am make up free and the complements that have been coming my way are encouraging, considering I am still on the early stages of treatment.