In today’s life, where a normal routine is comprised of stress, unhealthy meals and timelessness; it’s really hard to protect your skin from harmful elements. When avoided for long run, your hectic lifestyle can make you look older than your actual age. In such condition, heading to salons for weekly facials may not be a permanent solution.
Dry and patchy skin, hyper skin pigmentation, wrinkles, open pores, and dull and saggy skin are some of the common signs of skin aging. In this post, I would let you know about easy methods and everyday habits that can treat your dull and old skin naturally. But, before moving on to those methods, let’s take a look at the common causes that lead to early skin aging.
Reasons of Aging
- Sun exposure
- Smoking & drinking problem
- Unhealthy diet routine
- Lack of water in body
- Being underweight or overweight
- Lots of stress
Here is a list of few lifestyle habits that you must take into consideration to get younger looking naturally:
- Always Carry a Water Bottle
There is one simple rule of keeping moisture in your body – just keep a water bottle with you every time and especially when you are going out. When you consume enough amount of water, your skin stays hydrated and that’s how sun exposure doesn’t result in major skin problems.
In addition to this, proper hydration slows down the formation of free radicals in body that are responsible for early aging.
- Replace Cold Drinks with Coconut Water
One of my friend says that she can’t swallow her food without a soda drink. Well, some people don’t eat their food and especially heavy meals without carbonated drinks. It is one of those avoided bad eating habits that silently affect your health and skin as well.
If you wish to incorporate a great beverage alternative in your diet, then you must go with the option of coconut water. It is one of the healthiest natural drinks and is good for high blood pressure.
- Set Minor Changes in Your Diet
If you are a food lover like me, then dieting must be more like a horrible crime for you. It might sound like an impossible thing to pursue but it indeed is one of the easiest methods to attain younger looking skin without spending a single penny.
You don’t need to give up all your favorite things suddenly. Just start with fried and processed food, desserts and dairy products. Minimize the intake of these things and shortlist some of them for weekends only. Sounds easy… Right?
- Never dominate Scrubbing & Sun Protection
The aging process of your skin really depends on the fact that how often you exfoliate it or how protected it is. When you don’t exfoliate your skin for a long time, a thick layer of dead cells is created on your skin that makes you look dull and old. Make a habit to exfoliate your skin at least once in a week or twice in a month.
Other than removing dead cells from skin, protecting it from treacherous ultra-violet rays is also an essential part of complete skin care. Make sure that you don’t leave your house without applying a sun block with sufficient SPF.
- Include Workout in Your Routine
Commencing workout for achieving healthy and younger looking skin is going to be quite beneficial as you can get multiple advantages with it. This is not a mere suggestion from some health professional and in fact, it is based on my personal experience.
Along with shedding extra calories from body, regular exercise improves blood circulation. This way, the flow of blood becomes accessible to all part of the body. All toxins are eliminated from the body through sweat and body waste, and all you get is a glowing and healthy skin.
- Avoid Skin Products Containing Heavy Chemicals
I have seen people spending in beauty products that contain sulphates, parabens, phthalates or strong synthetic colors. These chemicals are very harmful for skin and most dermatologists don’t even approve these products for usage on skin. You just need to be a smart buyer and when you pick a product, you have to check the list of ingredients before keeping it in your cart.
- Indulge in Stress Relieving Activities
Leaving all the factors aside, stress is the easiest way to get older and look older. No matter how big fitness freak you are and how expensive products you use for skin care, nothing can deal with the effects of stress. We may not control the bad things coming up in our lives but we must learn to get over it.
If you are going through a hectic routine, then you should book your weekends for some activities through which you can get rid of the stress easily. Stress is a highly dangerous toxin and you need to get it out of your body and mind by all possible means.
These minor lifestyle changes will surely bring major positive changes in your skin and health as well. So, rather than getting embarrassed over premature skin aging, it is much better to embrace these changes and make your life better than ever.