1. Get plenty of sleep!
Sleep is essential in staying healthy and young looking. I personally get 8 hours a day. If you can get anywhere between 7- 8 hours then you have had plenty!
2. Don't smoke.
Smoking depletes all of the color out of your face and it causes wrinkles and it smells bad. Should I go on? Quitting is not an easy task. If you need help quitting then you should try some methods that I recommend Here.
3. Eat healthy foods as much as you can.
I know there are alot of temptations out there, but eating healthy foods has so many great benefits.
- Berries have antioxidants that help you fight off disease.
- Vegetables have lots of fiber in them that can detoxify your body.
Experiment with healthy food. You would be surprised at how many healthy foods are very tasty if you just try them. Eat a healthy diet all week and on the weekends treat yourself to a little something special like ice cream or popcorn or pizza!!! That way you can still have your favorite junk food, but in moderation.
When you eat healthy your organs function better and you will feel better and you will be in a better mood. Your whole day can be alot less stressful if you eat healthier foods.
4. Speaking of stress... De - stress your life.
If you are a busy person and you are stressed out all of the time. You can age very quickly! Studies are finding that stress can lead to cancer. To find out how to De-stress the Natural Way .Take time off once and a while. Relax. Treat yourself and your body to a day at the spa. If you can't afford the spa then do what I do.
I call it "Day of Beauty"
I buy all of my little home spa goodies on ebay or the drug store (drugstore.com) and stock up on the following items:
- 1 packet of a mask (single use, usually a $1)
- 1 packet of a hair treatment (single use, usually a $1)
- Put together a pedicure kit (Avon makes great pedicure products) and do a mini pedicure on yourself.
- A big bottle of lotion that smells good (The Body Shop), and slather it all over!
You can add more things, but this is usually a nice combo. Take time to do these things and you will feel like you have just been to the spa. Oh! and I cannot forget the most important thing! Light that scented candle!
I know! I don't like to do it either, but we must if we want to stay looking young and gorgeous! Pick something that you enjoy doing. I like to be outside with nature, so I go for walks on a regular basis. I walk at lunch at the office. You would be surprised how good it is for you.
It has so many health benefits I could write a book about it. Anyway, if walking isn't your thing then find something you like, bike riding or hiking, swimming, tennis or dancing etc. I found out that if you do something you like to do rather than doing exercise as a chore then it is much more enjoyable.
6. Drink lots of water!
Don't pass this one up because it has so many benefits. Not only does it make your skin look radiant but, it detoxifies your body! And, can aid in weight loss!!