KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING YOUNG.
Look around you. Erasing time from your appearance is BIG business--from age-defying face creams and makeup to Botox to facelifts, liposuction and tummy tucks, and everything in between.There's nothing wrong with wanting to preserve a more youthful look.But the problem is, many people are unknowingly making mistakes day in and day out that ADD YEARS on to their appearance instead of taking it off.And all the face creams in the world won't change that.So if you want to do all you can to help prevent time from taking its toll on YOU, read on to see if you are guilty of any of the...
Overdoing desserts or consuming lots of sugar in general (including soda, sports drinks and lattes) not only pack the pounds on your backside, but it can also make you look very old...FAST.You see, the breakdown of sugars (a process called glycation), damages the collagen that keeps your skin smooth and firm.So you're just asking for wrinkles.
Anytime you either drastically cut calories, eliminate food groups from your diet, rely on "meal replacement" products or any of the other diet fads, you most assuredly cause nutritional imbalances in your body.And not only does that NOT result in weight Ioss and keeping it off, but it also makes you look OLDER!For example, calorie restriction can deprive your body of certain nutrients that promote healthy cell division and regeneration and help maintain overall skin tone and texture.Plus, a diet that's too low in fat can lead to dry, leathery skin, hair loss, and brittle nails (in addition to poor memory and brain function, which definitely can make you appear older!).
Our bodies are alkaline by design and we need to take in enough alkaline foods like fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain that crucial, slightly alkaline pH.When your body becomes a bit too acidic, it leaches your supply of alkaline minerals (including calcium, potassium and magnesium) to neutralize the acid. These minerals are what helps your body to have strong, healthy bones, teeth and hair.So, without those vital minerals, you could be looking at brittle bones, fractures, osteoporosis, weak muscles and rotting teeth.Talk about adding decades onto your decades!Plus ALL of your organ systems are their healthiest in an alkaline environment...and that includes your largest organ--your skin.
Studies have supported that green and black teas contain certain protective compounds that help prevent skin cancers and the breakdown of collagen, which is the cause of wrinkles.Next time you reach for a cup of coffee, opt for tea instead -- green tea is an especially good choice.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that organic meats and dairy are just more expensive and don't really make a difference.Well, that's not exactly true.According to research , the hormones in traditionally produced dairy, poultry and meat may contribute to acne and skin problems.Research says patients who either eat meats and dairy less frequently, or at least choose grain-fed beef and poultry and organic dairy, often notice their skin looks better.
Chronic, continuous stress over time causes repeated infusions of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in your system.That can eventually lead to conditions like headaches, high blood pressure and digestive disorders (like IBS).And it can also speed up skin aging and aggravate conditions like psoriasis.
Yup--here's that dreaded "E" word again.Exercise.Engaging in a regular exercise routine that facilitates better, more supportive muscle tone will help you firm up sagging skin from your neck down.
Eat your way to looking MUCH younger.
There's no two ways about it--the single most critical youth-preserving, health-enhancing and life-saving factor is WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH.If you eat a "modern diet" of processed food, fast food or other foods that create too much acid in your system, you can count on looking old and feeling old sooner than you should.Plus, if you eat combinations of foods that don't digest well in your system, you can count on stomach agony--it's a given. Nothing will make you look older than flying to the bathroom every time you eat.You HAVE to eat the foods that give your body the nutrients it needs and help keep your pH more alkaline.Vegetables. Fruits. Lean meats and fish. Whole grains. Water. Nuts and healthy oils. All in combinations that are easy for your body to digest.
Moving your body makes it look and feel younger.
The list of health benefits from exercising is huge, and now you can add a more youthful physique from the neck down to its impressive resume.Plus, regular exercise can help counteract stress.
Compensate for low enzymes for youthful appearance.
Years of junk foods, meats, alcohol and soft drinks results in a decrease in your body's ability to produce digestive enzymes. This can result in daily painful gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation no matter how otherwise healthy your diet is!
As we age, our supply of digestive enzymes naturally decreases. This is especially true for people who eat lots of processed food and hard to digest meals.Foods such as these require LOTS of enzymes to break them down and over time your body's ability to produce enough enzymes can be greatly diminished.Nothing can make you feel older than gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation from ineffective digestion and too few enzymes.Plus poor digestion can lead to inadequate nutrient absorption and a more acid pH, both of which can add YEARS to your reflection in the mirror.If you experience pain and/or bloating after eating, you can help give your body the digestive support it needs with a good digestive Enzymes.
Take a high-quality probiotic
Ask in your local health shop for the best probiotic. These good guys line the walls of your intestines like an army, ready to fight off dangerous invaders.They also compete with the harmful bacteria for "parking spaces" on your gut wall, crowding the bad guys and starving them.This will help strengthen your gut wall, so acid wastes and toxins are less likely to leak into your bloodstream, cause illness and rob your skin of nutrients. They helps make your digestion more efficient...which can mean less gas, bloating, heartburn and other digestive troubles. You'll feel younger as a result. A lot younger.
Do that and you'll look 5 years younger in no time