Maintaining a youthful and healthy appearance doesn’t always require invasive measures like surgery. With a few simple techniques, habits, and tools, you can shave years off your appearance and look young and vibrant.
Try These 5 Methods to Look Younger and Healthier
Everybody is different. Some people have naturally good skin, while others struggle in this area. Some people are blessed with good genes and live their entire lives with a head full of hair, while others start balding in their early 20s.
So much of it is based on genetics, lifestyle habits, and – to be honest – pure luck. With that being said, there are ways to combat some of this aging (to a degree) and look younger and healthier.
While surgical procedures are becoming increasingly popular for fighting aging, it’s generally a good idea to avoid surgery.
You’re much better off trying methods like the following:
- Use a Skincare Routine
Nothing impacts your appearance more dramatically than your skin. The question is, are you taking care of it?
For a lot of people, skincare is a reactive thing. They might apply some lotion when their skin is dry or put on sunscreen when they know they’re going to spend a day by the pool. But do you have a skincare routine that you follow daily?
Start by understanding your skin type – whether it’s dry, oily, or a combination. Use skincare products designed specifically for your skin’s needs. Cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin with SPF to maintain that youthful radiance… daily.
- Be Mindful of Your Diet (Eat Fresh)
Food impacts every single organ in the body, since it’s one of the primary vehicles for supplying vitamins and nutrients. So it shouldn’t come as any shock that the foods you eat impact aging – including your skin.
“We know that consuming high levels of anti-inflammatory agents can protect the skin from free radicals and sun damage,” explains Dr. Adriana Lombardi, a board-certified dermatologist. “A poor diet does not offer antioxidant protection and can lead to increased inflammation, dehydration, and premature aging of the skin.”
To keep your skin, hair, and nails looking healthy and young, try to eliminate as many processed foods from your diet and replace them with fresh, organic alternatives. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and lean meats are the way to go.
- Proactively Tackle Hair Loss
Hair loss is another area of aging where most people are reactive. But you must go on the offensive and adopt a proactive approach for stopping, preventing, and reversing hair loss.
There are dozens of ways you can address hair loss – including through your diet – but one of the most proactive options is something known as low-level laser therapy, or LLLT. This is a safe, approved method of using targeted laser light to stimulate circulation in the scalp and rejuvenate dormant follicles – basically jumpstarting the hair growth cycle. And according to Kiierr, LLLT has a 93 percent success rate in clinical studies.
- Crush Stress
Stress can fast-track aging. So if you feel like you’re under the pressure of chronic (or regular) stress, it’s time to do something about it. Incorporate mindfulness practices like meditation, deep breathing, or yoga into your routine to unwind. These should become regular parts of your day.
Likewise, it’s important to eliminate unnecessary stress triggers. Some stress can’t be avoided, while other things are as simple as saying “no” or finding a way to simplify your responsibilities.
- Sleep More
Sleep is one of the single-most important factors in your aging. The more you sleep, the more rest you give your body. This means your body has time to heal, replenish cells, and bolster your immune system. Aim for at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. Preferably, this means having a consistent sleep schedule where you go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning.
Rediscover Your Healthiest You
There’s nothing wrong with aging. If you weren’t aging, you’d be the first ageless anomaly in human history. Having said that, there are ways to slow your visual aging and look younger for longer.
Hopefully, this article has given you a few ideas that you can use to ensure you’re staying as young and healthy as you possibly can – without having to resort to painful and sometimes risky surgical options that might eventually leave you looking worse off in the long run.
Try a couple of the methods from this list and track the results!