In the movie The Age of Adeline, the actress Blake Lively faces a car accident, and she never ages thereafter. She looks like a young lady of 29 years and her youthfulness comes to an end when she gets failed in her love life and relationships.
I know the film is completely fiction, but there are science-backed ways that can help you fight your ageing process and help you look younger than normal. You know it is the skin that makes you look younger or older. Your ageing process causes wrinkles on your skin, and this makes you lose your youthfulness and look older. I am here with scientifically proven tips to stay young forever. Go ahead.
Give importance to sunscreen as brushing your teeth
I hope you would be familiar with ultraviolet A (UVA) rays that come to us through sunlight. The exposure to sun makes us get affected by those rays and the rays cause around 80 per cent visible signs of ageing. Maximum sun expose leads you to have wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots and dilated pores and makes you look old soon. So, it is clear that you should take proper care of your skin. Like brushing every morning and night, you must use sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun. In winter, one application is enough but you must apply sunscreen at least two times in summer to keep yourself protected from UVA rays. It slows down your ageing process.
Think and act like a young
Various scientific and psychological researches have proved that we become as we think and act. According to E. Martinez, the author of The Mind-Body Code, “the main factor that separates the younger people from people who look significantly older is that the people who look younger believe that middle age starts 15 years later”. So, it is obvious that you need to think and act like a young man if you want to stay young forever.
Have a balanced diet and take exercise regularly
Like air and water, we need food to live. Some of you have bad eating habits. You without the feel of hunger take your meals. It is very wrong. You should eat when you feel hunger and your meal whatever it is breakfast, lunch, supper or dinner must have all nutritional elements. Your food must be balanced.
There is no hard and fast rule for sleeping. You should sleep as much that can make you feel fresh after leaving your bed in the morning. Having no sound sleep at night can lead you age faster and you can lose your youth soon. So, have sound sleep at night or whenever you go to sleep.
Brighten your skin with good quality products
Free radicals damage the elastin and collagen that help you keep your skin firm and smooth. Air pollution and UVA rays are the main sources of free radicals. Antioxidants reduce the effect of free radicals. So, apply the sunscreen with antioxidants in the morning and before going to bed at night. This would help you maintain your skin and can lead you to stay young. Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.