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7 Pro-Tips To Aging Naturally and Gracefully



7 Pro-Tips To Aging Naturally and Gracefully

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The skin is said to be the largest organ of the human body. For many, it has also become an indicator of age as it wrinkles and sags over time. Thinning, whitening, or graying of the hair is also an apparent sign of aging. With these common challenges of the aging process, how can one stay true to their age without looking like it? We have compiled pro-tips to live your best life and have physical and mental wellbeing so that you stay young, fresh, and aging fine like a good bottle of wine.

1. Spoil your skin

Your skin is supposed to regulate your body temperature, provide sensation and protect you from harmful elements. For you to gain its benefits, ensure you spoil your skin with the correct amount of attention and love it needs. Prevention is better than cure, they say, and this also rings true for the skin.

No matter how young or mature, habit practice will pay off in the long run. Practice wearing sunscreen and safe clothing whenever outside. The sun’s harmful rays always pose a threat to our skin. This is why you should consider getting screened for skin cancer annually. Stick to your most trusted anti-aging skincare products to ensure that you are always one step ahead of the aging game.

2. Get sleep

According to Sleep Education (2015), sleep deprivation makes you age quicker. In fact, in a study done by UCLA researchers, it was found that just a night of insufficient sleep can make older people’s cells age faster. While this is not like it is a big deal, it still has a strong potential to bring a lot or worsen other illnesses like heart diseases, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 7 hours of quality sleep and this healthy habit will not only keep you away from wrinkles but will also make you healthier. Strategize ways on how to help yourself get quality sleep each night. Try rearranging the bedroom, replacing your linens, invest in a new and softer mattress, and have some essential oils and an air humidifier around. All these can orchestrate your beauty sleep. You can also rely on a facial Gua Sha massage which you can do as part of your night routine. Gua Sha improves the blood circulation and lymphatic function of the face which can help in achieving a naturally dewy, glowing complexion.

3. Stay hydrated

Not with anything else but water. Regular drinking of water improves your energy and cognitive functions. In Akdeniz, Dobos, Kottner, et. al. (2019), it also helps you keep your skin hydrated, healthier and therefore reduces signs of aging. As you age, all the more that you need to increase your water intake. While many people also benefit from juice diets and other fancy options, simply drinking water can help flush out toxins and help you maintain your diet just the same.

Tips To Aging Naturally and Gracefully

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4. Look after what you eat

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020) recommend that you eat fruits and veggies, lean protein like fish and beans, three ounces of whole grains from your favorite cereal, bread, rice, or pasta, and three servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy products fortified with vitamin D. As you age, diet is often given an extra emphasis to optimize the role food plays in your body. Veer away from solid fats, processed food, and refined sugar. Always look for a healthier alternative. That is how you can eat your way to fabulous skin.

5. Be physically active

Having a sedentary lifestyle is not the safest choice as it can lead to an increased risk of chronic illness. Sweating is important for the body to release toxins. It is a way of pushing out salt, minerals, bacteria, oil, dirt, and other impurities in the skin. You might want to take a long walk, hike, or participate in group yoga classes to stay active. Remember to wash your face and hands right after to avoid any bacteria build-up and then irritation.

6. Avoid stress

Stress negatively affects your immune system and causes your skin to be more sensitive and reactive. Stress triggers rashes, redness, hives and aggravates any existing inflammatory skin conditions common to older people like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

7. Visit your esthetician or dermatologist

Of course, to expedite the process and see noticeable improvements, consult your esthetician on which facial or skin treatment to get. There are a plethora of ways on how you can recover and maintain your youthful glow and skin texture without going under a knife. If it helps to do facials or regular treatments, have at it. This is to ensure your routines are backed up by cosmetic science.

Aging is truly inevitable but we can take it lightly and positively. These tips are not solely written only for our older folks but also for the young conscious ones who intend to mitigate signs of aging. Starting young with skin and self-care is always a perfect choice.

Bash Sarmiento is a writer and an educator from Manila. He writes laconic pieces in the education, lifestyle, and health realms. His academic background and extensive experience in teaching, textbook evaluation, business management, and traveling are translated into his works.

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