Two musical greats, Tina Turner and Cher were once guests on the Oprah Winfrey show. When asked what it felt like to age, Turner replied that she loved the wisdom that came with the years. Cher, always refreshingly blunt, answered, “Well, it sucks.” Although aging may not be all that bad – after all, it is part of the natural process of life – it is unwelcome for most people, especially because of the often unpleasant physical signs that come with it, such as the sagging, lines, wrinkles, age spots and dullness. Your trusty anti-aging lotion and moisturizer will work to reduce the effects of time but there are actually a few things you can do on your own that will help you look younger without turning to expensive products and treatments that you can read about at WeightLossPunch.com. I’ll let you in on some of the most basic anti-aging secrets you should know today.
Drink straight from the glass.
Straws are helpful for helping you keep your natural teeth color but they do force your mouth to use a sucking action that is similar to what you do when you inhale from a cigarette. Regular use of straws will overuse the muscles on your face and stretch the skin, leading to the premature appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth.
Wear your shades.
Not only does sunlight cause premature lines, it can also cause you to squint, causing lines to develop on the sides of your eyes (crow’s feet, anyone?) and on that area between your eyebrows. As an anti-aging step, never leave the house without your sunglasses and always wear a protective face and neck cream with SPF.
Find time to relax.
Stress is the opposite of an anti-aging treatment. It not only raises your risk of developing heart disease, it also increases the rate at which your cells age. Once your cells are damaged, common signs of aging begin to pop up. To keep cells healthy, learn how to cope with stress and find time to relax and recoup. If work is causing your emotional havoc, find ways to improve your productivity, learn to organize and designate to ease your workload.
Go easy on the sugar.
Sugar is sweet but an anti-aging treatment it is not. Sure, it works well in exfoliating the skin but too much of it has negative effects on the body. If the level of your blood sugar is high, glycation occurs. Glycation is a process where molecules of proteins or lipids bond with sugar molecules and cause the malformation and stiffening of protein fibers – the same fibers that make skin plump and youthful-looking. So if you want to keep your looks, go easy on the sugar.