If you google anything related to anti-aging, you are bound to be force fed thousands of products that promise everlasting youth and beauty.
More times than not it’s just another $5 lotion in a bottle that has amazing marketing and has been marked up to $50.
If you are truly interested in fighting signs of aging there are definitely proven rituals you can start adopting now.
And it has nothing to do with buying a subscription bundle of products.
Here Are 7 Of The Best Anti-Aging Rituals Everyone Should Start ASAP
1 Let Go Of Bad Habits
If you needed another reason to quit smoking here it is:
Smoking wreaks havoc on the skin and heavily contributes to premature aging.
Smoking increases wrinkles due to facial motions. It also chokes off blood vessel circulation which is anything but healthy for the skin.
Binge Drinking XxX
Believe it or not plenty of studies exist that connect binge drinking with troubled skin.
“Alcohol dilates the pores of the skin, leading to blackheads and whiteheads,” says Amy Spizuoco of Greenwich Village Dermatology in NYC. “And if is not properly treated, it can go on to cause inflamed skin papules (lesion-like bumps) and cystic acne.” In the long term, this ages the skin and can cause permanent scarring.
2 Load Up On Your Antioxidants
Fruits and vegetables that contain high amounts of antioxidants do wonders to protect and support youthful skin.
Antioxidants work to prevent free radicals from breaking down the skin’s precious elastin + collagen, which results in healthier skin.
Foods you should munch on (on a daily basis cough, cough*) that are high in antioxidants include:
- Dark Chocolate
- Red Cabbage
- Black Beans
3 Don’t Pass On The Probiotics
Not only are fermented foods good for your gut bur studies have shown that they may also be amazing at halting premature aging.
Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Even skincare products that tout fermented ingredients may actually hold true to their promise of delivering brightened and nourished skin.
4 Up Your Protein Intake
Plant based or not – Women are recommended to consume at least 46 grams of protein a day.
This amount increases if a woman is a competitive athlete or is pregnant or breast feeding.
Getting this daily amount can help to satisfy cravings and even promote weight loss. Packing on the protein also maintains and builds muscle mass and does wonders for hair health as well.
5 The Anti-Aging Sleep Position
Believe it or not the way you sleep at night can affect how your skin ages.
Is sleeping on your stomach or side your typical go-to?
This simple habit could be causing lines to form on the side of your face that is constantly pressed into a pillow. Many dermatologists recommend a switch to sleeping on one’s back. This prevents wrinkles AND (yep there’s more) can even ease neck + back pain.
6 Stop Dodging Exercise
Not only does routine exercise keep your waist trim and prevent chronic health conditions, but it also puts the brakes on aging.
According to recent studies, exercising regularly can help you look and feel far younger than your years.
After seeing J-LO continue to grow older (with literally no signs of aging) this doesn’t seem so hard to believe. A celebrity personal trainer isn’t needed to age gracefully, but routine exercise definitely makes a difference.
7 Invest In A Retinoid
If you were on a desert island and could only bring one anti-aging skincare product with you…
It hands down should be a retinoid.
If you haven’t heard yet, dermatologists are obsessed with this new skincare ingredient due to it’s ability to accelerate cell renewal.