Anti-aging foods, Beauty

12 ways to slow the aging process with food, fewer calories and exercise

 

Young WomanBeauty isn’t just skin deep. Total body wellness is just as important as skin deep. I realize cosmetic surgery is a fast way of completing the exterior process, but you need to help the inner as well. If you want your muscles, cells, and organs to function properly, nourishing them is just as important. Foods rich in antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and get rid of aging free radicals.

New studies have shown that also eating less can slow the aging process by cutting calories which slows down the aging process in our cells. Cells make proteins which when slowed down ribosomes have time to repair themselves.

  1. Green Tea – Rich in antioxidants helps with free radicals that can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  2. Lemon Juice – Removes marks from your skin and can aid in helping your nails look brighter and whiter.
  3. Fruit – Citrus fruits are full of antioxidants
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar – For acne and scars, it cleans your skin when rubbed on the face gently.
  5. Nuts– Cell membranes are rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which are essential fatty acids.
  6. Bell Peppers – Full of Vitamin A, a huge contributor for healthy and glowing skin.
  7. Cinnamon – Helps in burning fat in the body.
  8. Cruciferous vegetables – Such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are rich in sulfur and antioxidants.
  9. Grains – Oats, brown rice, and quinoa – are not stripped of their nutrient-rich germ and bran layers in the way refined grains have.
  10. Tomatoes – Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant (it’s also found in carrots, watermelon, and other red vegetables and fruits).
  11. Fish – Mackerel, sardines, and salmon (oily fish) contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help combat inflammation in the body.
  12. Exercise regularly – Almost any amount and type of physical activity may slow aging deep within our cells, a new study finds.

I always say that eating healthy is the answer to not giving the Big Pharma our hard earned money and you can look beautiful as well. Couldn’t hurt, right?

 

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10 tips for aging skin

Anti Aging

As we get older our skin changes with age. Lifestyle, hereditary, photo-aging, and diet are a few that contribute to it. Wrinkles, sagging, loose skin and lines it can be difficult to age without the worry of how we look.

Makeup is meant to enhance our features, not have negative effects. With aging, if you aren’t applying your makeup correctly, you can look much older than you really are. Wanting to hide our complexion is natural as we age and applying it sparingly is helpful.

Sagging, loose skin, wrinkles, and lines happen when we lose our youthfulness that is why it is so important to have a healthy regimen every day. Each and every day you are out and about your skin is being polluted by toxins in the air and your pores are clogging. When this transpires you end up with a dull canvas so to speak. By cleaning your face daily you can get this build up off of it and start with a clean canvas.

  1. I like using my vibration facial brush for exfoliation as it gets the dead skin off and revives my face and lips.
  2. The next step is moisturizing. An organic antioxidant anti-aging moisturizer is ideal for aging skin and an essential in moisturizing. Don’t forget to apply in circular motions.
  3. Always use a face primer those crevasses and wrinkles won’t show up as much and give you a smoother face before applying makeup. Don’t forget the eyelids, if you apply eyeshadow.
  4. The foundation you pick is imperative. DO not apply a thick foundation. You want a light and not flaky looking foundation. SO pick a color that is as closest to your natural skin color as possible and remember less is more.
  5. Under eye concealer can build up and show more wrinkles, but the primer should help. If you do use under eye concealer, I suggest not putting any powder under your eyes or on top of your foundation as it will harden your look and will show more wrinkles. Keep your face looking dewy with aging skin.
  6. Blushes for aging skin should be in a cream to go with your dewy look.
  7. Lipstick colors should stay in the neutral shades. By applying dark lipstick, you are just asking for people to dissect your face even more. Smooth, soft, dewy and moisturized is the look you want.
  8. Frosted, sparkling eyeshadow is a definite no, no. These will definitely enhance your wrinkles. Stick with neutrals on your eyelids.
  9. Eyeliner too dark can make your eyes look droopy.  I suggest a line on top and if you have to put it on the bottom, a sharpened eyeliner will be your friend.  Remember, less is more.
  10. Mascara is a must, I feel. For a more natural look, you could use a brown. Otherwise, if you like black or no mascara at all. By all means though whether you are using mascara or not an eyelash curler is a must.

The other alternative, of course, is going under the knife and getting surgery to correct our aging skin. Some chose to and some don’t.