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Top 10 tips to avoid aging

Different people age differently. How fast or slow your skin begins to wrinkle is a function of your genes, your lifestyle, eating habits, living environment as well as other contributing factors. Some of these factors are within your control, while others are not. This article examines the top ten ways to help you slow the clock and look young for as long as you can.

  1. Minimize sun exposure in peak afternoon hours, and make sure that you use a protective sunscreen on all exposed skin whenever you step out of your house.
  2. Avoid drastic weight fluctuations and dietary restrictions. Staying within 5 to 10 pounds of your ideal weight ensures that your skin will not sag or stretch needlessly. Fad diets also deprive the body of essential nutrients and may cause skin damage in the long run.
  3. Make sure to drink enough water and juices. Hydrated skin looks and feels softer to the touch, making you look younger.
  4. Don’t underestimate the power of the good fats found in olive oil, almonds, salmon, avocado, flaxseed, and walnuts. Included judiciously in your daily diet, these lend a much-needed glow to an otherwise dull complexion.
  5. Avoid prolonged high-impact aerobic exercises like jogging or running. Switch to a combination of low-intensity workouts and weight training, which will give the same results without the collagen damage.
  6. Reduce or give up smoking altogether as cigarette smoke reduces the ability of skin to regenerate itself and accelerates the signs of aging.
  7. Hold onto a few extra pounds if you can to preserve your subcutaneous fat layer that helps smooth fine lines.
  8. Avoid stress–both physical as well as emotional–to escape frown lines and look your smiling best every day.
  9. Get at least 8 hours of beauty sleep every night and a catnap at every available opportunity.
  10. Invest in a good night cream with anti-aging ingredients that can help restore your skin’s natural balance while you sleep.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.