Aging isn’t always something we can control. It’s worth understanding that first. How we all age will depend on a number of different factors. Genetics often play a huge part in the aging process; which often can’t he helped. But, sometimes, it’s our lifestyle choices that can actually age us the most. And luckily, that’s one side of aging that we can control. If you’ve started to notice visible signs of aging and you’d like to slow them down, it’s time to take control. You may not have a say in how your body naturally decides to age, but you can work on slowing it down with the lifestyle choices you make.
Even if you’ve been smoking for longer than you can remember, if you want to age well, you need to stop now. Smoking can age your skin rapidly, and although some damage may already have set in, you can stop it from getting any worse by quitting right away. If you feel like you need some help, talk to your doctor, or team up with a buddy. You could save your skin, not to mention your life, by making this significant change.
Wrinkles are inevitable, but you can stop them from forming, or improve their destined severity by staying hydrated. When your skin is hydrated, it’s healthy. Dehydrated skin will look dull, lifeless, discolored and wrinkles will start to form. But improving your level of hydration by drinking more water, can have a huge effect on how your body will age visibly.
Work With Your Skin
Although you may want to focus on prevention, you should be thinking about your skin’s current condition too. So, you’re also going to have to do your best at working with your skin from now on. You may have already experienced some visible signs of aging. When that’s the case, you’re going to have to do what you can to undo some of the damage. Whether you choose treatments like anti-aging facials or thread lifts, you can help your skin to reverse the visible signs of aging that have already set in.
When you’re trying to focus on reducing the visible signs of aging, exfoliating can help. When you exfoliate, you’re not only removing any dead skin cells that could be clogging up your pores and causing breakouts; you’re also rejuvenating the skin. Not everybody understands the importance of exfoliation, but it is something we should also be focusing if we want to achieve younger looking skin.
As much as you might be prepared to invest in expensive skin care products and the latest treatments and procedures, there is a miracle cure that you can have for free. Sleep! Sleep not only allows the body to regroup and gain more energy, but it also repairs, restores and recovers the body. When we sleep, we produce collagen – and we all know how important collagen is to the skin. So make sure you’re getting a good amount of sleep, between seven and eight hours, every single night.