10 Anti Aging Tricks That Actually Work

Jyotsna February 21, 2012 1

In this post we are  going to show you 10 anti aging tricks that actually work. So, if you are interested keep reading.

If only we could stop the aging process…only if! As and when we grow older, we start to worry about the fine lines & wrinkles…gray hair start to tease us and we then contemplate if getting a plastic surgery would be a good idea! sadly, wishing & hoping & praying for such a miracle isn’t going to work, so the only alternative is to fight aging in the old-fashion way! This article focuses on ten of the most effective ways to fight aging.


Exercise & Keep Moving

Being physically fit will help you not only look younger, but feel younger as well. It isn’t necessary for you to hit the gym 5 times a week…you can do simple things like taking a walk, joining a dance class, walking the dog! In fact, there have been studies that have shown that if a person goes for regular walks, he/she can fend off cognitive impairments later on in their life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle & body weight will go a long way…. Obesity not only causes one to age early, it can also result in numerous health issues which will then, in the long run, reduce the quality of life.


SPF! Protect Skin

Mottled skin is a sign of aging. Older people tend to get brown patches & freckles on their skin as they grow older and these come from spending hours in the sun (especially when you are not wearing a good sunscreen. To avoid getting brown marks & freckles, you must avoid going out in the sun without protecting your skin- be that by applying sunscreen or by wearing protective clothing. Go ahead & wear stylish wide-brimmed hats, put on your favorite long-sleeved shirt and if you must show some skin, generously use a sunscreen or a sunblock! Also, remember it works wonders to exfoliate skin often… moisturizing your skin twice daily will keep it feeling soft & supple.


Eat Fish

Fish is the healthiest food to eat as it has more than one benefit. Talking of benefits for your health, omega-3 fatty acid happens to be the best benefit and this comes from eating cold-water fish. The Omega-3 is very good for the heart & has anti-inflammatory properties. Not just that, it’s great for the skin, your hair, nails, etc. We recommend that the next time you are out for grocery shopping, buy salmon, sardines, mackerel & trout. For all those who are allergic to fish or don’t like it, opt for a supplement.


Tea bag therapy!

Sound sold-fashioned right!? I agree it does, but trust me, it works like magic! Putting damp, warm teabags on the eyes for fifteen minutes can do wonders… the antioxidants reduce puffiness & lighten dark circles that form around the eyes.


Crow’s Feet? Shoo Them Away!

Like I said, moisturizing the skin is very important. It is actually the key to keeping wrinkles at bay! Skin around the eyes is very delicate and you must keep it hydrated. Whenever you wash your face, pat your face dry without rubbing the towel harshly on your skin. If you rub your skin too hard, you will stretch the skin & damage it. If you have trouble reading, please wear reading glasses because this helps you avoid getting the pesky squint lines around the eyes & on your forehead!


Say no to smoking!

Cigarettes are not just injurious to your health, they also age you dramatically! In fact, smoking is undoubtedly amongst the worst enemies of your skin. Smoking will stain teeth, darken your lips and wreak havoc inside out on your body.


Maintain Muscle Mass

As we age, our muscles degenerate and so we must work towards maintaining them if we wish to look younger. For all those who wish to have firm, well toned upper arms, lift weights. What will really help is strength training 3-4 times in a week. Other than that, eat food that is high in proteins, like meat, eggs, poultry, beans & rice.


Take Your Daily Dose of Vitamins

Not only are vitamins vital for health, they also are excellent when it comes to fighting the aging process. Vitamin E has amazing effects on skin; therefore you will notice that majority lotions, sunscreens & creams will have Vitamin E as an ingredient. You can either eat a capsule or if you are not ‘pill-friendly-, then you could simply snip open a Vitamin E capsule and squeeze the oil out. Rub the sticky oil on the skin & see the results! Another Vitamin that is great for skin is Vitamin C…it does wonders for your immune system, as well as clears skin that has been damaged from pollution, radiation & cigarette smoke.

If you wish to get rid of the horrendous dark circles under your eyes, go for Vitamin K and buy Niacin as that will help your skin to retain moisture. Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant, again very good for skin.


Maintain a +ve Attitude

They say if you don’t feel old, you dot look old! Getting old does not mean that the world will come to an end! Every year that passes by should teach you that you have lessons that have been learned and there are new chapters in life that will unfold & be exciting! Treat your age as nothing more than a number….it isn’t about the number of years you live, but the moments you live in those years! So learn to enjoy!


Say NO to Alcohol

Too much alcohol causes serious problems in health, we all know that right! However, not too many of us are aware that alcohol has negative effects on our skin & thereby make the aging process a lot faster! Alcohol has dehydrating & inflammatory action that is bad for skin as it accelerates process of aging. Excess of alcohol will block absorption of the key nutrients that the body needs for antioxidant protection. Drink in moderation….opt for wine and instead choose a healthy life style.

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