Who says you can’t turn back the clock! From changing your eating habits to taking care of your skin, here is what you can do to look more youthful!
Start by altering your whole eating schedule to improve your digestion and put your weight under control. It really matters when you eat and what you eat. Breakfast should be eaten within the first hour after you wake up, while the ideal dinner time is three hours before you go to bed. Having smaller portions every 3 to 4 hours will help you digest food and burn calories easier.
And opt for a versatile range of healthy ingredients. Vary your menu every week and try to include a palette of foods rich in fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Sugar, salt and fat should be consumed in minimal amounts, while vegetables can be used in abundance. When buying food, always read the small print and avoid products that contain nasty ingredients such as artificial flavors and coloring. Eating clean, organic food will make you feel full longer without consuming too many calories.
Spending Time Outside
Try to spend more time outside your house or your office. Enjoy long walks and bicycle rides, explore nature, breathe in the fresh air and soak up the vitamin D from the sun. Make any excuse to spend a few hours outside, be it gardening, doing yoga in the park or just reading a book on the balcony.
Reward yourself with occasional trips out of town where the air is even fresher. Spend weekends in the countryside or just go to the nearest beach, forest or national park. Staying active will help you maintain a healthy weight but also make you feel happier and less stressed.
There is no excuse not to do your regular workouts. If you get bored with one type of exercise, just try something else like yoga, pilates, dancing or cycling. Exercising at least three times per week will keep you fit and toned. If you need additional motivation, just think about the effect of serotonin on your brain! Exercising actually makes you happier and regulates your mood, but also has positive effects on your sleeping habits, appetite, blood pressure, and sugar levels.
Regular workouts can even beat some genetic predisposition to certain illnesses such as high blood sugar levels or hypertension. This is why exercising can really slow down the whole aging process and make you look and feel more youthful.
Your body’s natural regenerative processes occur while you are sleeping, which is why you always look great after a good, relaxing sleep. You should establish a regular sleeping pattern and go to bed at the same time regardless of whether it is a workday or not. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you can establish a bedtime ritual that will relax you and put you in the mood for sleeping. Exercising regularly and eating healthy will help you establish a better sleeping regime, so a holistic approach is very important.
And if you want your skin to look even more rejuvenated after an 8-hours sleep, apply nourishing skincare products before you go to bed. Your skin absorbs all the nutrients more efficiently while you are sleeping, which is why beauty experts suggest using night creams and serums regularly.
Using Quality Cosmetics
It is also important to have high standards when it comes to cosmetic products. Just like the food you eat, the products you use are penetrating deep into your cells, which is why you should always opt for products packed with quality ingredients that are actually good for you.
It is really worth investing in expensive products that are proven to nourish your skin and make it appear younger. But don’t trust any commercial you see or any recommendation you hear. Do your research and start distinguishing harmful ingredients from healthy ones. Opt for natural and organic products whenever possible and make sure to read the declarations on all of the products you consider buying.
Pampering Time & Cosmetic Procedures
Spoil yourself with pampering sessions at spas and salons. A rejuvenating massage, anti-aging skin treatment or a sauna can do wonders for your face and body. Not to mention that the whole ritual of being pampered and enjoying some “me time” will also affect your mood and make you feel better about yourself. A trip to the spa can also be a social occasion and a great opportunity to spend time with your best friends and maybe even reward yourself with a delicious healthy lunch afterward.
There is a whole palette of surgical and non-surgical procedures that can make you look younger and prettier. As long as you don’t overdo it, it is fine to do a little enhancement that will make you feel more confident. Some of the most popular anti-aging treatments include chemical peels, dermal rolling, microdermabrasion, liquid facelift, fat melting, botulinum toxin, and dermal fillers.