Anti-aging tips

The reason you hear these tips over and over again is because they work!

Don’t smoke. This is the soundest anti aging tip to follow as smoking is a major contributor to speeding up the aging process. Smoking breaks down collagen in the skin. Collagen is responsible for keeping skin looking firm and strong. Smoking can cause skin to wrinkle faster, and give is a grayish and dull appearance.  If a smoker quits, some of these signs may be reduced or even vanish. Quitting smoking is the single best anti aging skin care technique anyone can do.

Eat a healthy diet. One of the most beneficial things you can do to help keep you looking young on the outside and feeling young on the inside is to follow a balanced diet regime that is low in saturated fats and includes plenty of antioxidants. Saturated fats can slow your body down and cause plaque to build up in your arteries, leading to heart disease. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables packs an anti-oxidant punch that helps skin to look young.

Walk. Walking is arguably the best form of exercise. It benefits the body in so many ways without the stress on your knees and joints that running can add. This anti aging tip is good for your heart, helps to build muscle mass, works to keep you lean and delivers blood to the surface of the skin – an important factor in fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

Drink plenty of water. Your body is composed mostly of water and you are constantly losing that water, whether it’s when you’re sleeping, exercising or playing outside with your dog. If you are not drinking enough fluids during the day to replace what you lost, you can feel lethargic and your skin can become dehydrated and dry.

Use sunscreen. Applying sunscreen to your face daily and year-round can help reduce the risk of skin cancer as well as help keep your skin fresh. It also helps to avoid sun exposure which can promote sun spots, wrinkles and leathery skin.