We all want to stay young. While that isn’t possible (yet) there are so many ways you can slow down aging and look amazing while doing it. The good news, of course, is that it’s entirely possible. Most of the time, when we see someone look incredibly old, it isn’t actually natural. Premature aging can be caused by so many factors like stress, smoking, and drinking. Sun damage can cause deep wrinkles and result in sagging skin. Pollution can even take its toll.
All that is just cosmetic as well. If you want to age beautifully, you’ll want to work hard to maintain a healthy body that can keep doing what you love. The good news is that there are many ways that you can take your future back into your own hands and that you can start at any time. With that in mind, kickstart your future with these top effective tips today:
Reduce Smoking and Drinking
Cutting out smoking, alcohol, and many recreational drugs will immediately do wonders for your health and body. If you don’t want to eliminate all of these completely, minimize them as much as you can. You can, for example, enjoy a glass or two of wine at a dinner party, drink lightly socially, and be fine. Heavy drinking, smoking, and yes, doing recreational drugs are hard on the body and take their toll.
Start Paying Attention to Your Diet and Supplements
The body needs a large collection of nutrients, vitamins, proteins, enzymes, and more to thrive. The best way to thrive is to ensure your diet is packed full of what you need. Do keep in mind that even the best diet will have its gaps. That’s where supplements come in. You may need to take supplements to counteract vitamin gaps in your diet (for example, vegans need omega-3). Alternatively, you may want to take a supplement like NMN to boost NAD+. NAD+ is a key coenzyme that plays a crucial role in DNA repair, and it slowly drops off as we age. Taking supplements can help boost those levels and slow aging as a result.
For best results, get a health test done so you know exactly what levels of vitamins, nutrients and so on your body currently has with your diet and lifestyle. Knowing if there are any deficiencies will help you focus your efforts where your body needs them the most.
Your Beauty Routine
Your skin is your body’s defense against the world. It’s also a very personal part of ourselves. What this means is that to continue to put your best face forward and to say goodbye to those pesky signs of premature aging, you need to up your beauty routine. What your skin needs precisely is up to you, but you’ll generally need to do two things. The first is to improve your skin barrier. This is typically done by keeping your skin hydrated (both internally and externally) and by wearing sunscreen religiously.