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7 Natural Ways To Delay Aging Process

7 Natural Ways To Delay Aging Process

Tips To Delay Aging Process Naturally

Although everyone accepts that the passage of time is inevitable, most people would rather not see the signs of aging. There are a great number of products that purport to slow or halt the aging process and maintain your youthful beauty whilst doing so, but as aging affects the whole body there is also a need for more holistic solutions. The following tips can help slow the internal and external signs of age.

Proper Rest At Night

Want the skin of your dreams? Aim for 7-9 hours of restorative, quality beauty sleep per night. Put all digital devices to rest at least 2 hours prior to winding down for the evening, as the blue light emission from our beloved tech stimulates the braid to stay alert. 

Practice sound sleep hygiene by keeping the bedroom cool and dark. For insomnia sufferers, try nixing those nocturnal nerves through mindful meditation and/or listening to sleep-inducing, meditative music. An hour before bed, soak away the day's troubles in a tub of tranquil bubbles and relaxing essential oils (think lavender or vanilla) to help alleviate anxiety, soothe sore muscles, and prep the body for bed.

Taking care of your skin is very important, but not getting enough sleep can actually cause stress, which can lead to breakouts and a lackluster, dull complexion. Rejuvenate yourself and don't deprive your body and skin of sleep. It's always good to recover from your everyday activities. Like people say, if you don't feel good, you don't look good.

Pro tip: every morning, take a tablespoon of olive oil mixed with the juice of half a lemon to boost anti-inflammatory agents, polyphenols, polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin C.

Banish Junk Food

When we are young and wrinkles are the least of our worries, we tend to abuse burgers, fries, and soda. However, skin has an infallible memory and all that it endures today will be visible tomorrow. Fried foods and foods high in sugars increase glycation cells, which destroy collagen and elastin. Focus on healthy diet with foods that are rich in omega oils, protein and calcium for bone health.

De-puff your face by cutting back on sodium. If diet soda is a vice that you just can't seem to quit try to at least cut back to 1-2 cans a day. There is anywhere from 25 to 50 mg sodium per can and it can make your eyes and jawline puffy. 

Also switch to a brand that doesn't punish your skin: sodium-free soda.

Add essential fatty acids to your diet. Almonds, salmon, tuna, and halibut all contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness. 

Feed Your Face

Beautiful skin starts from within - so if beauty is only skin deep, then drink yourself a gorgeous, glowing, nutrient-dense, vitamin A-rich, skin friendly concoction. Be sure to pile your plate with the colors of the rainbow: highly-pigmented fruits and veggies, like dark, leafy greens, yams, carrots, squash, eggplant, purple potatoes, spirulina, beets, juicy cantaloupe, and energizing, sweet-tasting berries, like vitamin C-rich strawberries and kiwi. Swap out your go-to cup of Joe for hot or iced green tea throughout the day and sprinkle some anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and microbial turmeric into your morning mug of matcha green tea for an extra beauty boost.

Adding vitamin C into your daily routine helps repair sun damage and stress, while boosting collagen synthesis due to its high vitamin C content, known for its anti-aging properties. Vitamin C is also known for effectively having brightening, lightening, toning, and tightening qualities. Super antioxidant vitamin C is one of the most effective, anti-aging skin actives available. Get your daily dose with Dr. Cat's cult-fave MD Glam's go-to's for yourself: Retinol-C Intense Eye Serum that combines power players retinol and highly-stabilized vitamin C for a one-two punch against aging peepers; your moisture-rich Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex before bed. The Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub for a fuss-free de-gunking; our Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser to clean up your act and de-gunk pores of the day's dirt and debris; and the lightweight Sunshout Sunscreen SPF-50 to throw shade to the sun's damaging, unforgiving rays.

Drinking vitamin C beverages low in sugar is best utilized when taken at breakfast. If you do not like orange juice, you can replace it with grapefruit, fresh red pepper or broccoli.

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Staying active whether it's for 30 minutes or an hour a day keeps the joints, muscles and bones strong and the body supple. Walk 40 minutes on a treadmill three times a week. Being active is good not only for the body but also for the skin, because exercise increases the oxygen supply in cells and tissues. Avoid activities like running on concrete or hard ground, which can encourage facial sagging. Great runners have premature wrinkles and lines because of the constant impact running inflicts on the body and the face. Avoid this by walking, or using step and elliptical machines.

Besides, #fitfridays, add #squatsundays and #toneuptuesdays to your sweet session schedule. When you pump iron, you get plump - skin that is! Regular, weekly workout sessions are sure to ban your beauty woes by giving you a much-needed blood boost for that post-pump glow, while sweating out skin-sabotaging toxins. 

We would also recommend trying something new. Turn up the heat and step into an infrared sauna. This beauty-boosting and growing trend utilizes the innovative power of infrared technology to stimulate white blood cell production and skin-supporting collagen synthesis, while purging the body's pores of harmful toxins, metals, and impurities. The relaxation-inducing effects improves mood and sleep hygiene, alleviates anxiety, nixes nerves, and brings a welcoming sense of serenity and inner peace. 

Exfoliate Once A Week

Over time, skin loses its firmness and pores open, especially if they are clogged with sebum or make-up. Get in the buff! Be sure to employ a complexion-perfecting combo of both chemical and physical exfoliation 2-3 times a week - MAX. Overzealous exfoliation can lead to red, raw, and parched skin. Deep cleanse the skin regularly to delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles and brighten the complexion. Skin naturally sheds up to 50 million cells a day, so give it a hand a glycolic-based product that is designed to "undo the dead skin glue" and reveal a fresh, radiant glow. Our Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub will make your skin bright and beautiful before breakfast or bed. Plus, the gentle, skin-sloughing pineapple stem powder works as a physical exfoliator for immediate, super-smooth skin at your fingertips. A Dr. Cat fave, this versatile scrub also doubles as a weekly, clarifying mask.

Did you know that regular exfoliation also improves the efficacy of all your other MD Glam fam faves? That's because when the skin is clear of bacteria and dead skin, ingredients can penetrate deeper and get to work harder. The best of all beautiful worlds awaits! 

Drink More H20

Ensure that you are well hydrated and take additive-free nutritional supplements if necessary, so that you do not lack the vitamins and minerals the body needs to properly function. Avoid cosmetic products that contain alcohol as they tend to dry the skin.

Heil H2O! Gulp down 8-10 glasses of water a day to keep zits (and other undesirables) away. Get creative and infuse a pitcher of filtered water with fresh slices of cucumber, mint, strawberry, and orange. Trust us, you won't be able to stop sipping with this deliciously drinkable concoction. 

BONUS TIP: Sleep On Silk

For skin like silk, sleep on silk/satin pillowcases. Not only will you feel like a princess, you'll look like one, too! The smooth silk/satin fabric allows skin and strands to effortlessly glide across the surface without tugging, pulling, creasing, and crinkling complexion. Say goodnight to those telltale sleep lines etches across your skin come morning. 

We may not be able to prevent growing older, but we can mitigate some of the side effects, like poor skin condition and compromised physical health. Starting today, we can take steps to eradicate bad habits and focus on maintaining a body that is healthy and vibrant inside and out.

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