First of all, I write to congratulate you for taking a very first step to resolve your aging issue. Your positive response to seek information is very encouraging and I am more than happy to share with you some of the simple yet effective steps advocated by Jackie Silver, Happy day Everyone, the author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young, which you may start using today to help you to achieve your dream of looking decades younger. Wish you every success and remember to revert back to us your success story. Thanks.
In this connection, for those who think that getting older is out of your control, you are reminded to think again. If you do not change the way you act, then don't expect a different result. Here, I want to let you know that there are lots of tips and tricks you can do to help slow the aging process that will make you look younger than you ever thought possible. Another great benefit is that you don’t need to get those expensive creams or injections to get the results you wanted.
How could it be possible you will ask ? The good news here is that all you need to do is to incorporate some simple steps/processes into your beauty routine and you will be rest assured of its reward.
Append below please find 10 of her most effective anti-aging secrets, recommended by the above mentioned author for your information and action:-
1. Drink coffee.
Coffee has more antioxidants than any food or drink in the average American diet. Joe A. Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and his team concluded the average adult consumes 1,299 mg of antioxidants daily from coffee. The closest competitor was tea at 294 mg.
Her secret: I like to put a half-teaspoon of sugar-free dark cocoa in my coffee for added antioxidants and delicious mocha flavor.
2. Freeze pomegranate juice for ice cubes.
Pomegranate juice is full of powerful antioxidants that can fight off free radicals and other toxins that attack your skin and make you look older. But just like any juice, it’s full of sugar that can cause you to pack on pounds and age more quickly. That’s why she recommend freezing the juice in ice cube trays to add a bit of flavor to a refreshing glass of water.
3. Quit smoking.
Cigarette smoking ages you by shortening your telomeres. Telomeres are the “caps” at the ends of every cell’s DNA. They act like the plastic fittings on the ends of shoelaces, and keep your DNA strands from fraying. When your telomeres get shorter and shorter over time, they’re no longer able to protect your DNA. This robs you of your vitality and leaves you vulnerable to those dreaded signs of aging. Quitting cigarettes is not easy, but studies show that quitting with a buddy or a program is more effective than trying to quit on your own.
4. Stop avoiding the sun.
Your body needs natural sunlight to get enough vitamin D. And according to my friend Al Sears, MD, getting just 10-15 minutes of sunshine a day is crucial to good health and vibrant, youthful skin. But don’t go overboard because too much of this good thing can wreck your skin, speed up your aging, and even lead to more serious skin problems.
5. Moisturize your ears.
Believe or not, ear lobes show your age! Do you have a cute little dot where your ear lobe is pierced or a stretched-out slash mark? Always include your earlobes when applying moisturizer and makeup. Opt for extremely lightweight earrings and never sleep in them.
Her secret: she never wears earrings unless she is out and about.
6. Eat frequent, small meals.
Don’t go too many hours without eating. Having three smallish meals and two snacks throughout the day can keep your blood sugar and energy levels stable all day long, says Roberta Anding, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
Her secret: I keep organic almonds in my purse for those times when I’m too busy to stop and eat. Why almonds? According to research, almonds appear to help block absorption of fat and carbohydrates and make you feel more full which may be a key mechanism behind their heart-healthy, cholesterol lowering and weight-maintenance capabilities."Our research shows that the fiber structure of almonds may block some of the fat from being absorbed, thereby reducing the calories available from almonds," says research presenter Peter Ellis, PhD, King's College London.
You get an entirely new set of skin cells every 30 days, so it’s important to exfoliate. This way you don’t hide fresh skin under dead, gray cells. She suggest using a homemade exfoliant once a month. All you have to do is make a paste of fresh papaya or pineapple in your food
processor and spread it on your face for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off. Both papaya and pineapple contain natural enzymes, which help to get rid of dead skin cells. Plus, they’re all natural!
8. Limit facial washing.
As you age, over-washing your face can strip skin of essential oils, exacerbating the natural dryness of aging skin. Many forces affect your skin: sun, weather, lifestyle, diet, genetics and our own bad habits. Plus as you get older, you lose oil glands that can cause dry, itchy skin. Anything that further dries the skin, such as over-use of soaps or extremely hot water can make the problem worse.
Her secret: On days that she don’t wear makeup, she sometimes wash her face without soap. She use just plain water splashed liberally on her face and pat dry (never rub).
9. Pamper your lips.
Smooth lips represent youth. You can exfoliate lips by gently brushing them with a soft toothbrush, minus the toothpaste, of course. Lips have skin, too, which means they need exfoliating just like any other part of the body. But don’t be too zealous – the skin on the lips is delicate.
Her secret: she keeps a separate toothbrush just for lips. She always buys the same color, so she can remember which brush is for teeth and which one is for lips.
10. Join a yoga class.
Practicing yoga creates a balance between the strength and flexibility of your muscles that not only helps keep you in shape, but also helps improve your posture so you look younger. Many gyms offer yoga classes as well as a free trial to see if you’d like to join. Take advantage of the free offer to try out some yoga classes and decide if it’s something you want to commit to.
Have a Youthful Day,