Getting older sucks. That’s the truth. Although it’s impossible to stop, you can slow down the process. And we’re not just talking about working out and making better food choices, that’s a given. There are several small things that add up – little details we tend to neglect or think they have very minimal impact.
These are the 5 things you can do to keep it young looking:
1. DRINK MORE WATER
Yep, that’s right. Water. It’s about as basic as it gets, but that’s where we start. At this point we all know that bumping up your h20 intake can improve digestion, immune function, and energy levels. But what you probably didn’t know is that it has a huge effect on your skin. Dehydration doesn’t just impact performance and focus, it can also make wrinkles look more profound. That said, fill up that water bottle.
2. ACTUALLY USE SUNSCREEN
The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study with findings that middle-aged people who applied sunscreen experienced delays in aging skin. So it’s time to take what your momma told you back in the day seriously. And this isn’t just for your time poolside or down the beach, sunscreen should be applied daily. Even in the winter.
3. WASH YOUR FACE
Speaking of stuff on your face. Wash it off. You spend all day collecting dirt, dust, and god-knows what else that’s in the atmosphere. Just imagine how much your pores are screaming to be cleaned. Go to bed with all that gunk and sludge stuck on your face… it adds up.
This stuff isn’t just for models and prima donnas. It actually makes a difference. Think of it as important as hydration, but on the outside. And if you’re on the cheap side, you don’t need the most expensive, just your generic daily moisturizing cream will do. Or, if you’re all about that tree-huggin’ stuff, go with coconut oil.
5. GET SUNGLASSES
They aren’t just for your eyes, they’re for around them. Crow’s feet, caused by squinting. So you get where we’re going here. Avoid the whole cause and effect thing. Get a good pair.