Top Anti-Aging Tips
There are many ways to fight aging, but the best ways are the most basic - exercise, eating a good diet and being aware of the best ways to fight the ticking hands of time.
Let's look at some of the 10 best ways to fight aging. These anti-aging tips are easy to put into practice right away.
Low GI diet
Always try to eat foods that are at the low end of the glycemic index. These are foods that are more satiating and do not raise your blood sugar level. When you eat these foods, you help to keep your hunger at bat, which ultimately helps you to control your weight.
High antioxidant diet
Eating a diet that's high in antioxidants can do wonders for your skin. Antioxidants attack the free radicals that are seeking to attack your skin. They knock those back so your skin can stay clear and young looking.
Eat foods high in antioxidants like berries, peppers, spinach and tea.
Dr. Perricone Diet
This diet, which followers and Dr. Nicholas Perricone claim can reduce the signs of aging and help your body to age better over the long term, consists of a lot of salmon, plenty of leafy green vegetables and green tea. It's similar to a "whole" diet in that the food is simply prepared and from whole sources. No processed foods are allowed.
It's hard to get away from this, is not it? But no matter how much we resist, studies have shown that exercise helps to keep us limber, toned and better able to handle the demands of aging.
Learning to handle stress is critical to aging well. That is, when you do not handle stress well it shows on your face. You might suffer more wrinkles, or you might simply look haggard. Experts say that learning how to handle stress can help you to look and feel better as you age.
Stress reduction and learning how to manage stress is also critical because stress can raise blood pressure and that can lead to a host of other health ailments.
It's not just about lotions and potions. These days, a lot of research and good science goes into the making of high-quality wrinkle and antiaging creams. You can find creams that will reduce the look of wrinkles, that will actually reduce wrinkles, and those that firm and tighten your skin. Some creams do all of these. A good cream can do wonders in your efforts to look and feel younger.
Sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Not changing your hairstyle is one way that's quite common. You had a great hairstyle many years ago which flattered you and you believe it's still flattering. But many years later, it might not be the best hairstyle.
A hair makeover, then, can do wonders for lightening up your face, and making you look younger.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is a youth killer. It's through sleep that the body heals itself and during sleep, your skin and cells rejuvenate. Not getting enough sleep can lead to premature wrinkles, lagging energy and an overall feel and look of fatigue.
Wear make-up correctly
As with hair, too often we wear the same makeup we wore when we were younger but as you get older, you have to apply makeup with a lighter and more delicate hand. There are many products that are designed to reduce the look of aging, and many more that will provide a light and airy touch.
Do not use products with SLS
SLS stands for sodium lauryl sulfate and it's found in a wide variety of shampoos and other personal care products. It's also a degreaser and harsh chemical that some believe can damage your skin and possibly cause cancer.
These days it's not hard to find products that do not contain SLS. To stick with your personal desire to age well and gracefully, it's best to stay away from products containing SLS.
Aging well, as you can see, is nothing more than following some basic rules of life. That is, eat right, take care of your body and skin and avoid unnecessary additives and chemicals in the food you eat and the products you use.