STAY YOUNG: Here are 10 easy ways to fight ageing
Glossy magazines seem to be filled with ageless celebrities, who have managed to pause the raging process.
And even though we’re aware of the wonders of photo editing and an expert makeup artist, it doesn’t stop us wanting to emulate their timeless beauty.
You can’t turn back the clock, but there are some emulate ways to fight the ageing process.
Here we reveal the best ways to stay looking and feeling young:
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How to stay young:
1. Eat more healthy
What we eat affects the way we look, this is no secret. Eating more oily fish such as salmon, herring and tuna is found to aid protection against cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and arthritis.
Omega-3 rich fish also helps the skin stay elastic and hydrated, meaning wrinkles are less likely to appear.
Eating a balanced diet is essential to keeping a sound mind and body.
This includes eating a lot of fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
2. Exercise more
Hand-in-hand with making more healthy choices, comes exercising more. Exercising will help against things associated with ageing such as fat gain, loss of muscle and poor posture.
It has been proven that 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day can help stop the ageing process.
SLEEP: Getting a full night’s rest can help you look younger
3. Sleep more
Sleep is important to keeping us alert throughout the day. While we sleep our skin cells restore and repair DNA damage from the day before.
Getting a full night’s sleep can help you look younger, and you will feel much better for it.
Lack of sleep can have a negative effect on the way we feel – and therefore on the way we look.
4. Stress less
Recent studies have found that stress causes physical changes that accelerate ageing. Stressing affects the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, causing blood pressure to skyrocket.
The most effective way to combat this is to just take a break, and break.
Doing pilates or yoga could help you stress-down, and also helps you fit exercise into busy schedules.
5. Protect your skin
We are constantly being told to use SPF before going in the sun, and for good reason.
Daily exposure to UV rays can cause noticeable changes to your skin including age spots, spider veins and fine wrinkles.
6. Stop smoking
It has been proved that smoking a cigarette causes biochemical changes in our bodies that accelerate the ageing process.
People who smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day for 10 years are more likely to develop wrinkled, leathery skin than someone who does not smoke.
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7. Use serums
According to scientists, anti-wrinkle serums can be used to stop the ageing process.
Prevention is key when it comes to skincare. However, it is still believed that using the right serums can reverse some signs of ageing.
Serums can help against wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines. Taking daily vitamin supplements, especially vitamin E and C can also help your skin look younger.
8. Clean your skin
Taking care of your skin is an important step to make yourself look and feel younger.
The earlier you start this the better. Wash, tone and moisturise, and your skin will thank you for it.
It is important to choose and invest in a good moisturiser that fits your skin.
Using a good quality face wash is also important, as soap can be counterproductive.
GOODNESS: Green tea has proved to be effective in weight-management
9. Drink tea
Superfoods and health buzzes come and go, and we are constantly being told what to eat and drink.
One obsession that has come to stay is green tea.
Amy Yee, a professor of biochemistry at Tufts University, said: "Green tea is an amazing compound in terms of blocking the signalling network that is linked with the progression of cancer.”
It is also said to be effective in weight-management, because it speeds up metabolism. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking one cup of green tea a day will keep your brain sharp as you age.
It is essential to remember that keeping the mind young is just as important as the body.
10. Drink more water
Doctors recommend drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
Drinking water will not hydrate your skin directly, but it will help the way your insides work. This will not only keep you healthy, but will leave your skin looking radiant.
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