In my career, I have found that women are most bothered by their withering looks as they age. It makes sense from the evolution point of view, as women only have their beauty to attract eligible mates. Over the centuries this has changed but as most of our primal behaviors, the need to look younger is still existing.
We live in a society that associated looks with all other aspects of life be it self-worth, health, happiness or success. It is just not a constructive outlook but we all are affected by it especially women. I strongly believe that its wrong to tie your self-esteem to how you look, but I also recommend looking after your health. It is medically proven that healthy and fit women have better skin.
In this article, I will share a few tips that can make you look younger without the need for hiding behind the makeup or surgery.
Let’s get started.
You already have heard a lot about the benefits of exercising for your skin, but there is more to it. Even with little exercise especially cardio, you circulate essential nutrients and oxygen to your skin that makes it radiant. If you are struggling with dull skin then exercising can be the natural remedy. Biologically speaking, when you exercise your collagen production kick-starts that have gone sluggish with age. Collage builds younger skin and also prevent free radical damage which is a known cause of making you look older.
Exercise also helps in the secretion of HGH or Human Growth Hormone which is also touted as the fountain of youth. Celebrities are often seen opting for HGH therapy to keep their youth. With higher growth hormone in your blood, you are able to sleep better that implies no dark circles or puffy eyes. Furthermore, exercising reduces the fat and build muscles that tone your body and improves your posture making you feel younger and confident.
Your body clock literally reverses when you exercise as it maintains the length of telomeres that get shorter as we age. Studies show that older people who workout had telomeres same in length as 20 years old.
Boost HGH naturally
I gave you a glimpse of how HGH can help you look younger. You need to know a bit more about the functioning of this vital hormone. Growth hormone is a naturally produced amino acid secreted by the pituitary gland. This hormone is responsible for the growth of muscles, regeneration of cells and regulates development of muscles and bones. As we age there is a steep decline in the natural secretion of growth hormone.
According to HGH Mastermind blog, women need more growth hormone as compared to men because of lower testosterone in their bodies. This is why lowered HGH cause rapid aging in women and their skin gets dull. To look younger, you have to boost your growth hormone levels and easier than what cosmetic surgeons want you to believe.
You can start by increasing protein in your diet. Consuming more protein simulates HGH production. You can also take Arginine and GABA supplements. High intensity exercising and optimizing your sleep will also help you to boost HGH production.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Most women already exfoliate but they do it wrong. Exfoliation removes all the dead, ugly and old skin cells along with all the nasty oil, dirt and germs. This instantly reveals the glowing younger skin. You should exfoliate 1-3 times a week to boost the collagen production. Another benefit of exfoliation is that it allows your skin to absorb the skin treatments like moisturizer and sunscreen lotions.
Make use of exfoliation products that have retinoids and antioxidants. Choose scrubs that have smooth and tiny particles and not rough and big that can damage your skin. For any skin damage caused by exfoliation try the products that contain glycolic or salicylic acid. Such products will help with acne.
For the most benefit, I recommend chemical peel once a month. Also known as microdermabrasion, chemical peeling is an advanced form of exfoliation that dermatologist do to stimulate collagen production by removing the upper layer of skin. You look young instantly after a chemical peel.
This one is not suitable for all women. If you do not have hypertension or diabetes, then you can try intermittent fasting to boost growth hormone production that will amp up collagen production. This will make your skin look younger and help you to lose fat as well.
Intermittent fasting induces autophagy which is a process that causes cells to repair themselves to create healthier new cells to prevent the body from aging.
Retinoids and Antioxidants
Retinoid creams are better alternatives to cosmetic surgery for younger skin. Retinoids help the body to produce more collagen that makes your skin wrinkle and acne free. You can literally look too good for your age using these creams. You can either choose prescription creams that are more potent like Renova or go with over-the-counter creams like L’Oreal Paris Advanced Revitalift.
Depending on whether you are using prescription or OTC cream you can see results within a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
Antioxidants are also helpful in slowing down the aging process of the body by fighting free radicals. By increasing the number of antioxidants in your diet you can reverse the effects of aging. You can also use antioxidant creams to speed up the effect.
Optimize your sleep
The fast-paced lifestyle these days can really make you lose track of your sleeping hours. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body is stressed and fatigued that results in the release of cortisol, a hormone that damages your skin.
Just sleeping 6-8 hours every night you can look a lot younger as your body is relaxed and it boosts natural growth hormone production. Sleeping enough also prevent dark circles and puffiness of eyes. Sleep enough and you will be able to keep your skin supple and elastic preventing premature wrinkling of the skin.
Looking younger is possible without getting bankrupt over surgeries or spending hours putting on makeup. With the natural remedies listed here, you can easily look at least 10 years younger than your age.