Turn Back Time: 5 Natural Ways to Look and Feel Younger
Posted by Jen Conroy on
Father Time doesn’t stand a chance against your youthful spirit! While the clock marches on, we can dance to our own special beat, and look younger in the process! How well we age is less about genetics and how much money we spend, and more about the simple choices we make on daily basis. From the banana you ate for breakfast to your bedtime routine, are you living young at heart? Here are five key steps to looking and feeling your most vibrant at any age:
Follow the rainbow.
When you’re eating colorfully, you’re getting a balanced selection of vital nutrients to help keep your body in tip-top shape. Lycopene, found in red tomatoes, helps protect your skin from the effects of the sun. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, are scientifically known to be collagen boosters. Leafy greens, packed with vitamin A, help skin stay feeling supple and soft. Blueberries are packed with anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent the look of cellular aging, and so on.
Be a sun-avoider, not worshipper!
Aside from stress, which wreaks havoc on our body by spiking cortisol and leading to acne and even belly fat, the sun is the biggest ager. UV rays should be avoided like the plague. Be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning, and reapply frequently when outdoors for extended periods. For recommended protection from the effects of UV damage before, during and after sun exposure, check out our Sun Care range.
Did you know that your muscle mass dwindles up to 10 percent every decade after age 30? To keep your muscles strong and your body agile, be sure to incorporate plenty of protein in your diet, and add weight training to your exercise regimen by lifting free-weights or using own body weight (sit-ups, push-ups, planks, etc.).
Get your Z’s!
You’ve heard it countless times before, but we bet you didn’t know that scientific and clinical studies have shown that sleep is essential for collagen production, a vital protein that keeps your skin supple and healthy-looking. Maybe now you’ll think twice before burning the midnight oil again.
Easier said than done, we know! But all the data points to your mood as a primary player in the aging process. Research indicates that people who look a lot younger than their actual age tend to have a positive outlook on life. Laughter not only improves your mood, but it can also reduce your stress level.
Feel amazing and look years younger as an added bonus! To find an Environ stockist near you, call 877.337.6227 today.