By embracing a healthy way of life and healthy habits, you can maintain a youthful appearance and state of health. Follow just a few easy routines, like those outlined below, and you can be on your way to maintaining your youth and quality of life.
Watch Your Sugar Intake
Due to its inflammatory properties, sugar affects collagen and elastin, two of the body’s essential proteins. A diet high in sugar will damage these proteins and can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and even adult acne.
Supplement With Vitamin C
Boost your collagen—the foundation of your bones, muscles, skin, and tendons—by getting an adequate amount of Vitamin C. Healthy collagen brightens the skin and reduces open pores. Incorporate foods such as cantaloupe, pineapples, mango, berries, grapefruit, and oranges, all of which are rich in Vitamin C and will go a long way towards sustaining your youthful glow.
Your body needs water to function. And plenty of it. Keeping yourself hydrated can prevent many conditions, from heart disease to hypertension and other chronic diseases.
Give up Diet Soda
As you probably know, drinking diet soda isn’t going to do much to keep you hydrated. Acne, lower bone density, and depression, along with the increased risk of other chronic diseases like diabetes, are just a few of the health issues associated with diet soda.
Instead, drink water, tea, or other healthy drinks.
Get Enough Sleep
A good night’s sleep is vital to both your overall health and the aging process. Appearing tired and older are just two of the downfalls of not getting the amount of sleep your body requires.
Other side effects of inadequate sleep include unwelcome wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and the loss of clarity in your mental abilities.
Use Sunblock Every Day
It essential that you apply a daily moisturizer with sunblock of at least SPF30 to your face every day. Postpone wrinkling and sagging by applying it to your face, neck, chest, and other areas exposed to the sun. Yes, and even in the winter!
Sunblock goes a long way towards having fewer wrinkles and dark spots and retaining that young, youthful glow and alert appearance.
The chemicals found in cigarette smoke will age you quicker than anything else. Not only will it damage the skin and narrow blood vessels, but it will also restrict oxygen flow and nutrients to the skin cells.
And to make smoking even worse, the motion of smoking with pursed lips creates “smoker’s lines,” also known as motion wrinkles, around the mouth.
Exercise Every Day
Even with our increasingly busy personal and professional lives, it is essential to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
Apart from the cardiovascular benefits, exercise leads to the production of beneficial hormones, providing us with a sense of well-being.
Take on New Challenges
It has been shown that taking on new challenges provides stimulation can lead to a healthier mind.
New hobbies, joining a book group, reading more, visiting a museum, or traveling to learn about a place or a culture all help maintain a youthful outlook on life.
Maintain Your Glow With Skin Tightening
Our skin becomes increasingly fragile with the aging process and starts to fold into deep wrinkles, looking puffy and bloated. With laser skin tightening and rejuvenation, a naturally refreshed and rejuvenated look can easily be achieved. Be sure to review our many other injectable, cosmetic, and laser services as well.
Make the Decision!
At M Spa Face and Body, in Webster, Texas, we’ll help you establish and maintain your youthful look. Call Shauna McLaughlin PA-C and Deborah Miller M.D today at (281) 886-7006, or contact us online to learn more!