Growing younger is, well, not exactly possible. What, however, is totally attainable is maintaining a fun spirit and a youthful look. With what’s available today in both the healthy food market and the beauty industry, achieving this enviable mixture is no longer a far-fetched dream. Making smart choices with what you buy to achieve better health and better aesthetics is what it’s all about. Here are 8 tips on what to add to your lifestyle to achieve a youthful glow:
Double, Triple or Quadruple Your Water Intake
Drinking lots and lots of water is not just good quenching thirst- it hydrates your skin and hair. It will wash out toxins in the body, which will leave you feeling more refreshed. Well-hydrated skin = gorgeous, glistening skin. It’s important to keep your body hydrated throughout the whole day, if you wait until you’re thirsty it means your body is already dehydrated which affects your skin and hair health. Women aged 30+ should drink around 2 Liters a day to keep your body functioning optimally and keep you skin hydrated. Staying hydrated is essential to hair health as water is responsible for bringing nutrients to the hair and removing any waste.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Regularly scrubbing and exfoliating your skin using natural body scrubs can definitely go a long way. Some of the benefits of exfoliation include improving blood circulation, removing dead skin cells, improving your complexion and encouraging the production of collagen which helps tighten the skin. Moreover, exfoliation eases the absorption of moisturizers due to the removal of dead skin cells. If you’re worried about the appearance of cellulite, the good news is exfoliating the skin can help with this as well! The scrubbing motion done when exfoliating increases blood circulation which plumps up the skin and makes your cellulite look less obvious!
L’Oreal Magic Retouch Spray
Having grey hair as early as your 20s is not something to worry about. Genes, stress levels, nutrition and age are all factors of why some people get grey hair at a younger age. Having poor nutrition, for example, could affect the production of melanin in the body which is responsible for the coloring of your hair strands. While there isn’t much you can do to stop your hair from turning grey, you can decide how to deal with it. The good news is hair concealer is the next big thing and we’re digging it. L’Oreal Magic Retouch conceals grey roots in just one quick spray. You don’t always have time to dye your roots and so an on-the-go option can definitely go a long way. You can use L’oreal Magic Retouch spray to cover outgrown roots and it comes in a myriad of shades from light blonde to black so you can choose the perfect shade to match your hair color. Not only is it going to save you time and money, but it will maintain your hair’s health from having to dye it so often. This is shaping up to be an indispensable item of ours!
Watch Professional Makeup Artist, Soraya Shawky‘s tutorial showing us how simple it is to use L’Oreal’s Magic Retouch below:
Always Use SPF
Lather on that sunblock- even when you’re not on the beach. Whenever you’re going out of your house, make sure you have sunblock on as the damage from UV-rays can cause premature aging and damage your skin beyond the scope of your imagination- so avoid all of this by using sun protection daily. Even if you can’t actually see the sun, the UV-rays still affect your skin’s health so it’s important to make sure you’re wearing sunblock with at least SPF 30-50.
Add Vitamin-E to Your Skincare Routine
Whether you add the capsules to your daily moisturizer, apply Vitamin-E oil to your skin or buy skincare products that are enriched with Vitamin-E, you will definitely reap its countless anti-aging benefits. Vitamin-E helps with cell renewal and healing and also softens and nourishes the skin. This, in turn, can reduce the visibility of wrinkles and give your skin a refreshed glow.
Cheek and Lip Stains
Rosy cheeks and lips are definitely envious beauty attributes, and a product that gets both done at the same time is one that we need in our lives. Cheek and lip stains usually have a light liquid-y formula that works on giving a light tint to both your lips and cheeks. This tint can definitely give you younger-looking aura.
Load Up on Vitamin C
If you take a look at the ingredients in anti-aging skin care products, you’ll find that vitamin C tends to show up a lot. This nutrient can really put you on the right track to slow your skin’s aging process. It’s important to load up on Vitamin C by eating foods such citrus fruits and strawberries, as a deficiency can cause your skin to age quicker and signs of aging, like wrinkles, start to show. Vitamin C also helps the body produce more collagen, which helps keep skin healthy and radiant as well as help clear toxins.
Cut Down on Sugar
Eating too much sugar in your diet will have a negative effect on your hair growth. Too much sugar could also be the reason why your hair is not growing out and may leave you with thinning hair. Try to minimize the amount of added sugar you eat, focusing on more nutritious foods such as vegetables and nuts that will give your body the nutrients it needs to have healthier hair, skin, nails and overall wellbeing!