Everyone will grow older. However, you can grow old gracefully and still retain a healthy, more youthful look. There are many factors that contribute to your health and overall appearance. 

Eating Healthy 

Eating good-for-you foods will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to remain healthy. As you grow older, you naturally burn fewer calories and therefore, you don’t need to eat as much. If you don’t reduce your caloric intake, you will gain weight. Eliminating foods high in salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats will help to thwart off those extra pounds. 

Reducing the Visible Signs of Aging 

As early as your thirties, your skin begins to produce less collagen and you’ll start to notice that it’s not a tight as it once was. When this begins to happen you will start to see fine lines appearing on your face and neck. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent premature aging. Refraining from spending hours in the sun helps and if you are planning on spending time outdoors make sure to wear a hat and apply a good sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater. If you already have fine lines, using a lotion with peptides, retinol, hydraulic acid, or antioxidants, or a combination of any two of them can help diminish wrinkles. Around the eye area, the tissue is thin and sensitive. As a result, this area is usually the first place where fine lines begin to surface. Eye treatments with anti-aging ingredients can help keep them looking beautiful and youthful. 

Staying Hydrated 

Your body contains over 60 percent water. And, in many cases, people simply don’t replenish the supply daily. Make an effort to drink at least 3 to 4 8 oz bottles of water each day to keep your body hydrated. Water removes toxins from the skin. It provides a deep internal cleaning that works from the inside out leaving your skin with a healthy glow. 

Regular Exercise 

Staying active is one of the most important things you can do to stall the aging process. Regular exercise improves circulation and keeps your heart in tip-top shape, helping to prevent heart disease and sagging skin. Additionally, exercise can help you maintain a healthy cholesterol level and keep your internal parts functioning properly. When you perform an intense workout, you sweat, and that sweat cleanses leaving your body feeling good. Exercise also improves mental clarity and keeps you trim, lean, and mobile. 

Enjoy Your Slumber 

Getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep each night will allow your body to restore itself and remain healthy. Without proper sleep, you wake up looking much older with horrific bags and dark circles under your eyes. Since your body cares for itself while you sleep, insufficient amounts can cause dry, wrinkled skin and bring on premature signs of aging. 

Benefits of Lotions 

Your skin will age, however, your body and face don’t have to look dry and with a crepe paper texture. Taking care of your skin with a high-quality lotion that hydrates and penetrates deep below the first couple of layers of skin is essential. Look for lotions that contain humectants and occlusive, which will allow the moisturizer to penetrate and then, block the moisture from escaping. 

Stop Bad Habits 

Smoking and consuming a large amount of alcohol can make you look older. Aside from the thousands of chemicals in cigarettes, the puckering up you do to smoke it creates deep lines around the mouth and lips. Alcohol saps your body of fluids, your water supply, leaving your skin aged and unpleasant. 

Maintaining a more youthful appearance is possible at any age. All you have to do is take care of your skin and make healthy choices.