Exercise allows more nutrients and oxygen to circulate to the skin, which in turn allows us to look more radiant. Regular exercise simply kick-starts collagen production processes, thereby generating youngger skin. This generation of youngger skin slows down as we age.
Further, exercise can help to improve posture, which makes you look and feel younger, and allows you to feel more confident.
Exercise also prevails damage caused by free radicals – harmful toxins that affect the health of the skin.
Exercise maintains lean muscle mass in the body, and thus also reduces body fat. Excess fat causes the skin to sag, which in turn makes us appear older.
Regular exercise allows us to literally turn the clock back!
2. Lose Weight
Similarly, according to Dr Donna Casey, a weight-loss specialist, weight drops off the body from the top down. And because the face sheds excess weight first, it means that the loss of even 5 pounds allows you to look a little younger. Neverheless, do not go too far. An overly slim-line face begins to look haggard. Women should aim to maintain a body fat ratio of at least 14% while men should aim for at least 6% body fat ratio. This allows a “fullness” that will keep your face looking youthful.
3. Intermittent Fasting
There are a couple of principle reasons why fast intermittently allow you to look younger. Those are:
• Intermittent fast increments HGH (human growth hormone) production. This in turn pushes the amount of collagen production upwards, which includes the youthful look of the skin.
• Intermittent fast also induces autophagy. In basic terms, autophagy is where the cells in the body self-repair, thus creating more unhealthy cells which causes the onset of aging.
4. More Sex
Yes, indeed, having more regular sex (minimum three times weekly) will help you to appear as much as 10 times younger, according to Doctor David Weeks, the former head of old age psychology at Edinburgh's Royal Hospital in Scotland. Sexual intercourse allows us to release more growth HGH, which is said to help you to live longer and maintain more youthful looks.
5. Retinoid and Antioxidant Creams – Anti-Wrinkle Creams
Retinoid creams aid your body in producing more collagen, which in turn reduces wrinkles.
Retinoid creams come on prescription (Renova, Retin-A) or over-the-counter (DermaDoctor Poetry in Lotion Intensive Retinol 1.0). According to DoctorGerald Dover, a dermatologist, after using retinoid for only two weeks to a couple of months, you should begin to look younger.
As a matter of fact, retinoids are the only FDA-approved anti-wrinkle cream. From the early 1970's onwards, every study produced on retinoids has proven that they are by far the best anti aging cream available to date.
Retinoids work by helping your skin to produce more collagen and more hyaluronic acid, which reverses the thinning of the skin and thus erases the amount of wrinkles making it the ideal wrinkle cream.
6. Monthly Chemical Peels
A chemical peel, also called microdermabrasion, is an advanced form of skin exfoliation which is carried out by a dermatologist. The upper layer of the skin is removed which then stimulates further collagen production.
7. Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep leaves you fatigued and stressed. When that happens, a hormone called cortisol is released. This hormone has a damaging effect on the skin. Thus, getting between 6 and 8 hours of sleep each night is wise because it helps the body to produce more growth hormone, thereby keeping the skin more supple and elastic.