You look at yourself in the mirror and you look less young than your friends; you wonder: have they found the elixir and I didn’t find out? Take away certain lifestyles and discover your own fountain of youth.
Since ancient times, humans have wanted to know how to delay aging. Myths have developed in all cultures about the “elixir of life”, tirelessly sought after by alchemists. From ancient times to date, countless means have been invented that claim to extend life, just turn on the TV and see the amount of offers you have to feel younger. From vitamins, thermal baths, physical exercises, diets and surgeries, they all have the same purpose: to delay aging and give you vitality. Thus, when you look in the mirror and discover that you look less young than your friends, you wonder: have they found the famous elixir and I did not find out?
Let me tell you that I am almost 52 years old and not because of my gray hair (which I don’t paint myself, because I enjoy them), no one is right at my age. My secret? I bathe every day in the source of healthy habits and avoid certain lifestyles that hasten the aging process.
Do not drink alcohol
Liquor is never good for your health. Winemakers are going to use certain arguments for you to consume alcohol, because they say that it helps to improve the functioning of the circulatory system due to the presence of polyphenols. However, nobody tells you that its consumption reduces the level of oxygen in the blood, producing alterations in collagen and causing your skin to lose its elasticity and firmness. On the other hand, consuming it also damages the liver, giving your skin a yellow hue. Distilled alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka, decrease the amount of carotenes in our body, accelerating the aging of your skin. In addition, low levels of vitamin A produce that dryness that you dislike so much, it flakes your face and makes you look older than you are.
Eating a diet with excess fats and oils have immediate consequences on your health and especially on your skin. To stay young, eat all you can of seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as increase your consumption of fish. The latter contains little fat and is low in calories, in addition to having important nutritional properties such as omega 3 and 6, minerals and vitamins A, D, E and K.
When you don’t drink enough water, your body becomes dehydrated, accelerating aging. That is why it is essential that you drink at least 2 liters a day.
No matter how in a hurry you are, always eat breakfast, as not doing so causes your blood sugar level to drop, generating a deficient supply of nutrients to your brain. If you think that you will be better off depriving yourself of this food, you are wrong, because by not eating breakfast the body draws out collagen reserves, producing premature aging.
Do not smoke
In addition to generating addiction, as well as alcohol, tobacco also causes dehydration of your skin, leaving it dry and rough, in addition to making your hair lose its luminosity and become brittle. On the other hand, smoking causes irreparable damage to the bronchi and lungs, due to the carcinogenic components it contains.
Don’t stand still
A sedentary life does not help you feel young, since it is the daily exercise that gives you the fundamental key to revitalize your body. If you do nothing but spend long hours in front of the television or work sitting down, your body atrophies and your joints go numb. Do not say that you do not have time, it is enough that you walk a few blocks a day, this will circulate your blood and provide oxygen to your skin, giving it tone and a healthy color.
Don’t be a lizard in the sun
When you expose yourself to the sun without adequate protection for your skin, you do nothing but accelerate its premature aging. In addition to appearing those brown spots that you don’t want, wrinkles begin to multiply. Remember to drink enough water in addition to covering your body with sunscreen, to avoid burns and dehydration.
Finally, let me tell you that research has been done linking an active religious life with a sense of well-being. They show that a life of active faith, in addition to enriching your spirit, provides you with the emotional nutrients to face daily struggles with a vision attached to the promises of God. If you live worried about your daily life without giving yourself time to find your spiritual part, rest assured that you will grow old soon. A woman of faith can face the trials of the day and enjoy the small or great pleasures that life offers her, unlike a hopeless woman. Worries not brought to God increase your stress and speed up your years.
Some women turn to surgery to look younger and more vital. However, others simply follow these tips while enjoying life. Dare to make a difference!