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10 Things You Can Do to Maintain Your Youth

10 Things You Can Do to Maintain Your YouthAs time clicks away, finding solutions to avoid the look of aging is a never-ending quest for so many individuals. Luckily, looking younger can be achievable by following some simple changes to one’s routine. Not only will these types of changes enhance a youthful appearance, but they can also influence a better way of life and bring a new-found perspective on living life to the fullest.  Here is a wonderful list of 10 things that you can do to maintain your youth.

#1 Daily Vitamin Regime

Keeping up on your daily vitamins is an essential part of staying healthy. Taking the daily recommended vitamins provides amazing effects to your body and skin, helping maintain a youthful look. A vitamin that improves skin health collagen formation is found with intaking Vitamin C. Mostly found in a dietary form in certain foods; Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that supports the body by defending the immune system and preventing other health issues while promoting better-looking skin. Foods that are a wonderful source of Vitamin C include orange juice, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, cantaloupe, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, and kale. If you are unable to consume the daily recommend dose of Vitamin C by eating these types of food, taking 1000mg of Vitamin C oral supplementation is the best way to ensure that you are getting enough of this vitamin source.

Another great Vitamin supplement to include in your daily regime for a more youthful appearance is an intake of Vitamin D.  One source of getting Vitamin D into your bodily system is found in sun exposure. When your skin absorbs the sun, vitamin D is most often produced. When this occurs, Cholesterol transforms into Vitamin D and then is taken up by the body’s liver and kidneys and carried throughout the body to support creating healthy cells.  Finding Vitamin D in sun exposure may not be a desirable option for some people. You can find Vitamin D in other forms, such as eating fish like tuna, cod, and salmon. Vitamin D can also be found in consuming fortified food like yogurt, orange juice, and some breakfast cereal. If these certain foods are unappetizing, you can get the daily recommend 600 Iu dose of Vitamin D through oral supplements.

Vitamin E is another vitamin supplement that supports the healthy and young look of a body’s skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin against sun damage. When consuming Vitamin E, it absorbs the sun’s destructive UV light when the skin is in contact with the sun. The protection provided by Vitamin E also helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, improving a youthful look. You can consume Vitamin E in nuts like almonds and hazelnuts and seeds like sunflower seeds. Of course, there is always the oral supplement option of taking 15 milligrams a day to receive the healthy benefits.

#2 Sunblock Protection

Even though some sun exposure does permit a source of receiving Vitamin D, too much time spent in the sun will cause skin damage and other possible skin issues. Slather your skin with sunblock SPF 30 or greater to protect your skin and preserve a youthful appearance. The use of sunblock decreases UV sunlight’s damage when the body’s skin is in long exposure to the sun. Regular use of sunblock intends to give long-term skin effects to have fewer wrinkles and sunspots that ruin youthful skin’s appearance. Note that there are two kinds of sunblock, and one is better to help protect the skin from sun damage. Sunblock comes in physical and chemical, but physical sunblock is the best option to defend skin from UV radiation. When using chemical sunblock, the body skin absorbs the substance and then absorbs UV rays. The rays are then converted into heat and release the heat from the body. Physical sunblock works differently as it sits on top of the skin and reflects the sun’s UV rays. The main active ingredient in physical sunblock is zinc oxide and includes the mineral titanium dioxide that provides its skin protection purpose. Using physical sunblock adds the benefit of protecting the body’s skin from sun damage that increases the look of aging and defends the skin from other harm skin related problems such as skin cancers.

#3 Exercise Routinely

Having an active exercise routine has many benefits. For your overall health and looking and feeling young. As we all become busy with our personal and professional lives, finding the time to make to the gym every day can be challenging.  However, it is valuable to participate per day in at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise to get essential health benefits. Exercise provides benefits for cardiovascular health and a method to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, exercise produces endorphins hormones that relieve stress and pain and trigger a positive body feeling. The benefit that exercise provides to maintain youthful-looking skin is by increasing the blood flow exercise helps nourish skin cells by sends more oxygen through the body and eliminate waste keeping skin cells vital and healthy. When you sweat during an exercise activity, the skins pores open and release the toxins stored inside of them. Sweat removes those toxins in the body that would eventually clog the pores causing blemishes. Engaging in 30 minutes of robust physical activity not only helps with weight control, having a positive mindset, and supports healthy skin cells, it helps with improving sleep. Finding the time and the right exercise routine that provides an elevated heart rate for at least 30 minutes daily will support the cause of looking youthful and vibrant.

#4 Plenty of Rest

Getting an adequate amount of relaxation is needed for the body to have a repair process. Sleep can be another part of our daily lives that do not receive proper attention. It is recommended that a healthy amount of sleep requires getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted every night. For many people, this amount of sleeping hours can be hard to get when stressed or have things that wake us up during the night. When sleep is reduced, what happens to the body is that it increases cortisol hormones or the stress hormone. The increase in cortisol leads to the retention of fat and weight gain, causing other health issues associated with being overweight. Getting the proper amount of sleep has shown to improve mood, behavior, alertness, reduce inflammation, and decrease age-related mental decline. Sleep is important to giving your skin a healthy boost as sleep is linked to cell and tissue repair. While you sleep, your body makes collagen, which supports the fight against wrinkles. It helps to find ways to unwind and relax to get the recommended amount of sleep. You can relax with meditation, avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol, and not participating in exercise or a high stimulant activity 3 hours before bed. These small things to do before bed can improve your sleep.

#5 Hydration and a Healthy Diet

Staying hydrated is important for so many health reasons. Drinking at least eight 8 fluid oz of water or more provides the body with the proper element to perform accurate functions. It is necessary to keep hydrated to remove waste, protect body tissue, lubricate bone joints, boost immune systems, and nourish skin cells.  What happens to one’s skin when dehydrated is that the body will take water from the skin and tissues, causing the skin to lose elastic and make the eyes more sunken, causing the skin to look older. Also, a lack of hydration will cause the skin to dry, which is more prone to wrinkles and loss looking less resilient. Your skin is your largest organ and requires water to function like any other organ in your body properly.

What we consume in the form of food has a significant effect on our bodies and how we can maintain a younger appearance. There are certain foods that you can eat that helps promote remarkable skincare. One way is to consuming food high in the right fats, omega 3 fatty acids such as fatty fish, nuts, and seeds. Of course, you can go in the route of getting the recommends amount of 1000-2000mg of omega-3 in a daily oral supplement.  The benefits of getting the right fats into your diet for skincare helps give a more radiant complexion as it reduces acne and skin flaking and helps protect the skin from sunburns. Additionally, omega-3 gives your body a boost to create natural enzymes that pull the fat out from being stored on parts of your body and uses the fat for energy. Certain types of foods and drinking lots of water can help maintain having younger-looking skin and overall feeling healthy.

#6 Decrease in Sugar Intake

As sweet as sugar tastes, a diet that is high in sugar can cause damage to the skin. The body’s skin is made up of collagen and elastin, which provide a supple and soft appearance. Consuming a high amount of sugar in a daily diet causes a cross-linking of collagen, causing the skin to stiffen and lose its elasticity. Too much sugar can also cause other skin damages, such as an increase in acne, wrinkles, sagging, and dark spots, which adds to the look of older skin. Avoiding foods that are high in sugar or proceed helps o improve skin appearance to be more youthful.

#7 No Smoking

Smoking cigarettes is not a healthy choice! Many harmful effects damage a body’s lungs, heart, teeth, and skin come from smoking. The damaging skin effects of smoking are caused by the chemicals placed in the tobacco that increase antioxidants levels. Smoking causes the skin to wrinkles and sag as the chemicals decrease the skin’s natural collagen and elastin. Furthermore, smoking lowers the level of Vitamin C in a smoker’s body by 15% versus a non-smoker. This lower level cause other health problems and decrease a smoker’s immune system.

#8 Skin Care products

When it comes to using skincare products, the earlier, the better it is to maintain your youthful look. Purchasing topical skincare products that help reverse the aging process and enhance the glow, feel, and offer protection against skin damage elements is always beneficial to maintaining youth. One particular topical product for skincare is Retin-A, a derivative of Vitamin A, and is typically used in many anti-aging skin creams. Retin-A was created to help treat acne but proved to have outstanding improvements for other skin features. Over time, the skin’s epidermal (top) layers become thick, and the dermal (middle) layer gets thinner, which causes the thin skin to wrinkle and show brown spots. Using products with Retin-A regularly helps slow down this aging process to an extent.

Another weaker-strength and the most effective over-the-counter product relative to Retin-A is Retinol that smooths and helps prevent skin wrinkles. The use of Retinols products causes the skin to lightly peel and expose a more supple, velvety, glowing layer of skin. Another benefit of using Retinol is that the product minimizes wrinkles and fine lines and diminishes hyperpigmentation, blackheads, and dark spots. There are many prescriptions and over the counter skin care product that aids in maintaining youth and healthy skin. It is important to do your research and ask your doctor which products would be wise to apply to your skin daily.

#9 Skin Treatments

As part of the routine to use skincare products to support the process of maintaining your youth, taking part in having certain skincare treatments is an active way to maintain a younger-looking appearance. Many non-surgical producers such as chemical peels, mirconeedling, mesotherapy, laser resurfacing, and Intense Pulse Light treatments can help create healthy, blemish-free skin and minimize the aging process. One benefit of participating in these skin treatments is that they require less downtime than invasive surgical procedures and are more economical. These treatments can develop improvements in the skin’s complexion and collagen. Of course, these types of skin treatments may require more than a one-time procedure. It is advised to continue having these types of skin treatments annually to maintain deflecting the signs of aging.

#10 Early Use of Neurotoxins

Finding ways early on to help maintain youth is a wise consideration. One effective form for early use to maintain a youthful look is using Neurotoxins such as Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox. These types of Neurotoxins are injectables that have proven to decrease the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Neurotoxin injectables work by simply restricting the contraction of the muscles around and in problem areas such as the forehead, the mouth, and around the eyes. These injectables are wonderful to smooth and diminish facial lines and help prevent the development of those fine lines and wrinkles as a person ages.


Choose a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon

As this list provides helpful methods for maintaining youth, there are things that you can easily do on your own and find professional support for things like using Neurotoxins injectables. When you are ready to use this technique for extra support for healthy and radiant skin, ensure, you meet with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, who is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This type of surgeon assures you that you are choosing the best and most capable of facilitating your beauty needs.