Everyone wants to look young. And some will settle for looking younger, if looking ‘young’ is beyond their reach. These are not controversial statements - unless you're a teenager trying to sneak into a nightclub, I suppose! For most people, "how to look young?" is a real question and getting younger looking skin is almost the holy grail of anti-aging secrets. A lot of people might opt for plastic surgery, but that’s definitely not your only option when it comes to reversing the hands of time. Indeed, we have 7 secrets to stay looking young without surgery!
Mind Body Green has a lot of good reasons why you should avoid going under the knife. We're all about looking younger without surgery. So, say no to plastic surgery and get on the all natural, anti-aging skin care bandwagon today with our expert advice.
7 Secrets To Stay Looking Young Without Surgery!
Anti-aging tips are in high demand, and for good reason. Everywhere you look, there are famous celebrities that seem to be defying the aging process; Jane Fonda, Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Julia Roberts, Kevin Costner and Jodie Foster to name a few. All of these stars are revolting against the concept of plastic surgery as an anti-aging cure. This article by Purple Clover goes into great detail as to why celebrities are rejecting the idea of going under the knife, but the reasons should be clear to everyone.
As Julianne Moore rightly said:
"With few exceptions, people always look like they've had [plastic] surgery. They don't look any younger," says Moore, "Age is about lifespan, about the journey we take."
Staying young and looking beautiful is possible without getting yourself sliced up. Here are our seven tips to natural beauty.
1. Natural Hair Treatments
Did you know that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any other product in the beauty aisle? It does! Eggs and yogurt and honey are not just good staples from breakfast, but they are also great ways to treat your hair the all-natural way.
2. Skin Care
Making sure your skin looks good is the very first anti-aging frontier for most people. The answer isn't in botox or in expensive creams. A beautiful, all natural solution is to use olive oil and ground sea salt as an exfoliant. It clears your skin of dead cells and helps moisturize. Do NOT take collagen products. The kind of collagen needed to firm up skin has to come from inside and is too large to absorb through the skin.
3. Vitamin D
Take 1000 IUs of Vitamin D a day - no exceptions. Vitamin D is an excellent addition to any person's diet and it can be found in a number of foods naturally - cheese, tuna, mackerel, salmon, egg yolks, beef liver, and fortified dairy products and cereals.
It gives your skin all the benefits of sunlight without any of the cancerous drawbacks. And it has massive anti-aging power!
4. Blood Test
Inflammation comes from the body trying to protect itself. It's an automatic response. But sometimes, your body only thinks it's under attack. As we get older, our bodies tend to break down more often. Being forearmed with knowledge that comes from regular blood testing allows you to combat those diseases early, keeping you younger looking and feeling!
5. Drink Water
Drink as much water as you can stand! All day, every day. It's a great way to keep the skin looking healthy as it maintains moisture and flushes out a lot of toxins that can age you. At minimum, a healthy person needs 30 to 50 ounces of water per day. But that doesn't mean you should drink a liter of water all at once! Spread it out over the day.
6. Omega 3 & Omega 6
These essential fatty acids are essential for keeping the skin's natural moisture barrier in place to prevent the visible signs of aging. They can be found in a number of natural sources, including olive oil, ground flaxseed, various fish. They also help the body deal with inflammation. Nutritionists still debate the correct ratio, but all agree the human body needs them. An easy way to add more to your diet would be eating more nuts like cashews, almonds or walnuts.
7. Halve Your Sun Exposure
By far the biggest anti-aging secret there is, is actually something to do less of - and that's sunbathing. Sun damage is one of the biggest causes of aging, so halving your sun exposure will do wonders. Or as Baz Luhrmann advises, always wear sunscreen!
Following these natural anti-aging tips will have you looking your best for longer with none of the aesthetic and physical drawbacks of surgery.