5 Natural Anti-Aging Habits You Can Start Today

Anti-ageing habits include hydrating and eating healthy

Are you crossing over from youth to middle age? (It's alright; we're not judging.) You may be concerned about the ageing skin on your face and the sagging of different parts of your body. Here's some good news: you can reverse these ageing signs without spending a fortune. Add the following natural anti-ageing habits to your daily routine:

Use anti-ageing supplements

There are plenty of anti-ageing vitamins and minerals that are easily accessible. These include fish oil extracts, garlic extracts, Vitamin C, E, and A, berries, red grapes, wine, and green tea. All these work best when your nutrition is also based more on green vegetables and dairy products instead of meats and fried food. People who increase their intake of vegetables find that their skin and overall energy level improves. This is true regardless of your age at the time of your diet adjustment. (Just remember to check with your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.)

Hydrate 

Most people drink only two or three glasses of water per day. That's not enough. To have health and well-hydrated skin, you need to drink no less than eight glasses of water daily. By depriving your skin of hydration, you are inviting wrinkles and other signs of ageing to set up camp in your body. Hydrated skin can fight dryness and keep wrinkles at bay much longer. 

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Stop smoking

It's a good thing that the number of Australians who smoke has been steadily declining since 2001. Smoking has devastating impacts not only on the respiratory organs but also on the skin. The nails and lips of a smoker invariably turn yellow and sometimes even a bluish black. 

Since smoking deprives the body of much-needed oxygen, the skin is one of its early casualties. It becomes parchment-like, pale, and dry. A smoker's face may look at least five years older than a non-smoker's who is of the same age. Fortunately, quitting smoking reverses many of these effects. With time away from tobacco, the skin can regain its suppleness and healthy colour.

Exercise

There are plenty of exercises that will tone and strengthen your body. Even simple walking can do the trick. Exercising releases endorphins, which not only make you feel "on top of the world," but also improve the skin's ability to regenerate and flow. You will expel toxins when you sweat while exercising. 

Yoga is an excellent way to fight ageing. And contrary to popular belief, yoga postures are not as difficult as they seem, even for beginners. 

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Relax

"Relax? Yeah, right!" is your likely response. But you can't argue that it is vital to your physical and emotional health. Not sleeping enough leads to your inability to deal with negative emotions. It also leads to an increases in the release of stress hormones. When this happens, it confuses your system, which can indirectly lead to weight gain. Dark circles under your eyes, skin and hair cells that are not regenerating, a stressed-out, taut facial expression—all these things age one's appearance. 

So prioritise your goals and learn to say "no" to things that do not help you move forward. Life is too short to be stressed out all the time.

When you think about natural ways to prevent ageing, do not limit yourself to only diet. While including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein sources in your diet is vital to your health and well-being, there are other things that might be called natural anti-ageing "complements." In addition to natural anti-ageing supplements, complement your regimen with healthy habits. 

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