Getting old, hence undergoing physical and mental changes is a natural cycle that no one can reverse. With age, changes occur in the human body due to the loss of our youth. And one of the most prominent of these changes takes place on the skin.
However, even in elderliness, it is possible to look younger than your peers and your age by having skin with minimal wrinkles. But, if you desire to age beautifully, you should start working on it ahead of time. Otherwise, you may be late to change things.
Just as you have to spend time and make effort for something you want to achieve in life, in the same way, you have to work hard to preserve your beauty and healthy skin appearance as you get older with lifestyle modification that you can start doing now.
Remember, beauty matters at all ages. From birth to death. But, it bears repeating, you have to start working on your staying-young mission as of today.
So, in this article, we are sharing the 7 most effective ways to age beautifully. Keep on reading.
1- Take Care of Your Sleep
Just as drinking water, eating and breathing; sleeping too is one of the most essential parts of our lives. Everyone wants to have a good and uninterrupted sleep every night. However, our sleep can be disrupted, due to whether the stress of modern life, our personal problems or many other reasons.
Regardless of the reason, sleeping less than 7 to 8 hours, taking poor and intermittent sleep as well as sleeping late make a negative impact on your health. And, indeed, the skin is one of these affected organs. Regular poor sleep brings about the development of free radicals – which ruins the skin elastic structure –in the skin. As a result, skin problems like wrinkles and pale skin occur.
Therefore, 7-8 hours of uninterrupted night sleep every night is vital for sustaining skin health. Sleep early, sleep well to age beautifully.
2- Fruits and Vegetables
Probably, you keep the amount of fresh fruit and vegetable high in your diet. And you are acting wisely in doing so. This is because these natural foods not only make you healthy but also keep your skin as young as possible.
Experts say fruits and vegetables should be consumed daily for the sake of a healthy body. In this way, the consumption of refined sugar, carbohydrate and fatty foods will be reduced and free radicals occur due to unhealthy food consumption will be minimised.
A thorough scientific report discovers the link between tight/smooth, wrinkle-free skin and healthy nutrition mainly fruits and vegetables. Therefore, it is safe to say that if you consume vegetables and fruits regular basis along with healthy proteins as your main diet, then you will reap the benefits by seeing fewer lines and wrinkles on your face with ageing.
3- Allocate Time For Yourself
In modern life, individuals do a lot of work during the day and try to keep up with everything. Moreover, People sacrifice their spare time to meet the deadlines. And, You might be one of them who are tiring and stressing your body in a way that it cannot handle. S
Even though you are young enough to handle the pressure and stress due to busy life, you are wearing your body out with the stress and hustle of life. Let’s not forget, the effects of a stressful and tiring life on your skin will manifest itself in the first years of your old age.
For this reason, resting as much as you work and sparing time for yourself to feel fresh helps you to preserve your skin and in doing so you can age beautifully as well as gracefully. Regenerate yourself by allocating time for yourself.
4- Regular Physical Exercise
Of course, a person who has been exercising regularly for many years and a person who chooses sedentary life for most of her life will not have the same facial appearance when they become old.
Most of us think that exercise has an impact on our health and organs. On the other hand, regular exercise makes positive impacts on your skin health too thus external appearance. Since physical exercise accelerates the blood flow throughout the body, exercise keeps the skin flexible even during when you get older.
Let’s concede the fact that many people don’t have time to exercise. But the good news is that 30-minute of a brisk walk can provide the physical activity with your body needs. The more time to spare for yourself to exercise the better skin appearance you will get. Also, you should remember that exercise is the enemy of stress which can badly damage your skin.
5- Avoid the Sun’s UV rays
According to NASA: Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Its importance to our world is immense. But when we don’t protect ourselves, this energy store star (the sun) is strong enough to harm us. Experts warn us about the detrimental effects of direct and unprotected sun exposure.
Many scientific studies show that the sun’s UV rays disrupt the human skin and bring about premature ageing wrinkles. What’s more, unprotected long-term direct sun exposure is known to cause skin cancer. And, a well-rounded scientific report proves how detrimental sun lights can be for human skin.
By all means, you should enjoy the sun. However, avoiding the sun’s rays at noon hours especially in the summer months and applying sunscreen creams before going out is necessary to prevent the sun from damaging your skin and beauty.
6 – Drink Enough Water
Sometimes many of us forget the fact that the skin is the largest organ in the body. Therefore, the skin, like other organs, can be damaged if we don’t play safely.
According to Dr.Steven Deliduka, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology; in the case of insufficient water intake, skin appears duller and drier, moreover, skin wrinkles become rather visible. On the other hand, drinking approximately 3 litres ( the amount may vary from person to person and situation to situation) water every day can herald a chance to age beautifully.
7- Do not Smoke
It is not easy for a regular smoker to quit smoking, as we have mentioned in many of our articles. This is a fact accepted even by scientists and doctors. However, there will be visible differences in the skin of a person who smokes regularly and the skin of a person who has never smoked at the early 40s.
According to a well-rounded scientific study; smoking significantly reduces skin elasticity especially in the forehead area. Furthermore, long-term smoking causes dull and dry skin appearance due to the reduced number of healthy skin cells.
It is never too late to quit smoking, but quitting cigarettes at an early age will be more effective for the skin to recover and prevent the deepening of already existing wrinkles.
Tarkan is an experienced health writer ( currently more than 600 articles ) and also the founder of this website namely www.neededforhealth.com. His expertise in health stems from in-depth medical research and knowledge which he obtained over the course of many years.
Tarkan enjoys sharing factual knowledge on health, psychology and nutrition. He always aims to deliver evidence-based recommendations, provide links to related scientific studies.