Ageing is an inevitable process, but did you know postponing the process is in your hands! And it’s no big deal, really. All you have to do is live a disciplined life and throw some evils out of your life. Here’s how
Agree, it’s a personal choice. But should you smoke? Is it helping you in any way? Not really. Cigarette smoke is damaging your skin as it gradually depletes vitamin C from your skin and makes it look dull and dry. This way you will end up getting wrinkles at an early age.
In addition to giving up smoking, you should also stay away from heavy drinking. The small blood vessels under your skin dilate due to excessive consumption of alcohol, which increases blood flow. Continuous dilation damages blood vessels and ultimately it shows on your skin.
Avoid sun exposure
Exposure to sun rays damages skin. Due to over-exposure, skin becomes susceptible to mottles and freckles. The wrinkles show fast and skin sags. It is essential to use a good sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun.
Nothing stops you from eating, so what stops you from exercising? Take some time out and exercise. This will tone your muscles and improve blood flow. Healthy you will make you feel younger.
Avoid cold temperatures
Too much exposure to air conditioners also damages skin. It gets dry and looks prematurely aged. It is advisable to use moisturiser even when you are indoors.
Lack of sleep
Lack of proper sleep results in sagging skin and dark circles. It sometimes also leads to depression, negative thinking and lack of interest in daily activities. Be stress-free and sleep properly.
Include leafy vegetables, fruits and nuts in your diet. Avoid having red meat, switch to fish, chicken and white meat (pork or poultry) instead. Greasy and spicy foods should be avoided to help the digestive system function well.
So, what you waiting for? Inch towards being health now!
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan