As a woman who values looking healthy as well as attractive, you’ll appreciate these five best anti-aging tips. Follow these suggestions to help you feel as good on the inside as you look on the outside.
Drink Anti-Aging Tea
Have you ever looked at a woman and wondered what her secret is to looking so young? The answer could be in your own pantry. It turns out that the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, has anti-aging properties. This ingredient is often found in skincare products due to its efficacy in fighting the common signs of aging such as inflammation, redness, and wrinkles. You can get similar results by drinking all forms of tea, and even doing that old trick of placing wet tea bags on tired eyelids.
Wear a Carotenoid Mask
As we age, capillaries are more prone to breakage, leading to splotchy, red-looking skin. Carotenoids have been shown to slow down vascular aging, so you can have younger looking skin longer. One easy way to harvest the benefits of carotenoids is to make a DIY facemask of ¼ cup grated raw carrots (which are rich in carotenoids), blended with 1-1/2 teaspoon of mashed avocado. (Avocado is a rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants.) Apply to clean skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
Exercise Your Body
It turns out that exercise does more than make you look good. According to several recent studies, it can also slow the hands of time. Be careful not to overdo the exercise, though. More is not necessarily better. In fact, too much exercise can lead to the oxidative stress that makes you age faster. Experts recommend 20 minutes of daily exercise, which can be as passive as yoga or as intense as kickboxing. The intensity is up to you and the level of movement you’re most comfortable with.
Exercise Your Brain
One of the most common signs of aging is reduced cognitive ability. Seniors often have slower response times when figuring out problems or reacting to unexpected situations. You can slow cognitive decline by exercising your brain. Participate in problem-solving games like Sudoku and word jumbles, and make a point of learning new things such as photography or crafts. Remember the adage, “use it or lose it,” and resolve to use your brain as much as possible.
Alcohol in moderate use is generally accepted as being okay. However, alcohol has been associated with speeding up the aging process. In particular, if you’re a person who has depended on alcohol for a number of years, this can lead to a neurological decline that is further along than it should be for your age. Resveratrol, a component found in red wine, has been linked to anti-aging properties, but you can get the same from eating red grapes. Looking to stay young? Consider abstaining, or at least cutting back.
These five key anti-aging tips will help you to look and feel young for as long as possible. Remember that aging is a natural part of a healthy life. The goal is to age well, not to prevent aging completely.