Who wouldn’t want to look 5 or 10 years younger? If you’ve reached the age when getting carded is a rare treat, then you need to check out our tips for a healthier and more vibrant appearance! Read on discover healthy ways to look younger.
If we could give our younger selves just one piece of advice, it would be to wear sunscreen every day. It’s never too late to start, though. Look for a facial moisturizer with an SPF built in for everyday wear—and be sure to apply it to your face, neck, and upper chest. If you plan to be outdoors, use an additional sunscreen on any exposed skin.
Yes, salt tastes good. But it also makes you retain water, leading to bloated skin. While you should aim to use less table salt when you eat, it’s more important to find hidden sources of sodium in your diet. Always check the labels, and skip pre-packaged or restaurant meals that are especially salty.
A healthy smile can take years off your face. Unfortunately, stained teeth have the opposite effect. Coffee, colas, dark sauces like soy or barbecue, and red wine are all likely culprits for discolored teeth.
Water is essential for your body to look and feel its best. Bring a reusable bottle with you, and make sure to sip throughout the day. Remember that soda, tea, and juice might be wet, but that doesn’t make them hydrating.
We all spend too much time staring at screens. But did you know that looking down at your cellphone can cause unsightly wrinkles in your neck? The ring-shaped marks will only get worse as you age, so put down your phone and look around at the world instead.
Most of us don’t get enough sleep. A bedtime ritual can help prime your body sleep, making it easier to get those quality Zs. An hour before bedtime, turn off the TV and put away your phone. Consider listening to some relaxing music as you massage your feet, hands, and scalp. Diffusing lavender oil can help you feel sleepy, as will a cup of herbal tea with chamomile. Find what works for you and make it a habit!
The secret to look younger isn’t found in an expensive bottle or doctor’s office. It’s found in meals shared with friends or family. Spending time with your loved ones reduces stress. So do deep breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation.
No list of healthy ways to look younger would be complete without a good moisturizer. Apply some every day to keep the skin on your face and neck nicely hydrated.
Not only will 20-30 minutes of moderate daily exercise help you become fitter and healthier, but you’ll also get a boost of feel-good endorphins when you work out. Choose low impact exercises like swimming or biking rather than running, which can be hard on your joints. Staying fit is a sure-fire way to look younger.
Brushing your hair while it’s wet can cause breakage and split ends, making your locks look dull and tired. Heat styling can also damage your hair, so instead of a blowout or curling iron, keep things simple by untangling your hair with a wide-tooth comb and letting it air dry in the evenings.