As we age, we tend to lose little bits and pieces of ourselves throughout the years- our youth being one of those things. With a bit of re-direction, however, what’s lost can always be found. Particle is proud to present you with some practical tips that will keep you looking younger longer – and all it requires is a bit of lifestyle change on your part. If you’re interested and we’ve got your attention, read on!
Getting active, beginning a fitness routine and incorporating lots of cardio can help you shed pounds, detoxify your pores via sweating, bring oxygen to your skin cells to stimulate skin regeneration, and thus, leave you looking and feeling like a million bucks. Opt for 4-6 times a week in the gym, or in your home gym, and 60 minutes of walking or running every day.
You are what you…drink? Seriously, trust us on this – you will want to hydrate your skin as much as possible and the absolute best way to do this isn’t through products, lotions, and creams alone, but through hydration via water! You should aim to drink 8-10 glasses every day.
Develop a Skincare Routine
Yes, even men need a skin care routine – but don’t worry! Particle One it easy. Get into the habit of getting up in the morning, cleansing your face, and then applying a dime sized amount of Particle face cream to your face and neck. Be sure to repeat every morning – and watch the compliments start rolling in!
Eat Whole Foods
Whole foods are the key to longevity and life – and the same is true for maintaining your youth. If it didn’t grow in the ground and was manufactured in a plant somewhere, chances are likely you should not be eating it. Opt for more fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and lean proteins. Watch out for carbs and eat them only in moderation. They can cause you to gain weight and dull out your skin. Minimize fat consumption and opt for healthy oils and fats, like avocado or olive oil.
Minimize Sugar Intake
Sugar is one of the main culprits when it comes to showing signs of age. Do your best to cut refined sugars out of your diet and opt for naturally sweet options, such as fresh fruit or honey. You can also opt for a plant based sweetener, such as Stevia, without any health repercussions or effects on your skin.
Protect Your Skin
When out and about and planning on spending time outdoors, be sure to use a good sunblock of at least 30 SPF to avoid absorbing harmful rays from the sun. Shield your skin one step further by wearing long sleeved dri-weave shirts for cool comfort. Wear a hat and sunglasses for further protection.
Smile and Laugh More
Science has shown that laughing and smiling can really be the key to helping you look younger. Find a reason to smile or laugh today and do as much of it as you can – because life shouldn’t be taken all that seriously.
Minimize Alcohol Intake
Alcohol consumption in large amounts and frequently can dehydrate your skin, causing you to appear older than your years. It can also cause permanent damage to your liver and other organs. Rather than drink heavily and frequently, enjoy a nice glass of beer or wine with dinner on special occasions. Red wine contains Resveratrol, an anti-aging component found in grape skins that is said to be ‘the fountain of youth’.
Getting adequate sleep will ensure you aren’t walking around with tired, darkened circles under your eyes, giving you a fresher, brighter appearance. Opt for 6-8 hours of sleep per night if possible.
Be Young at Heart
You’re only as old as you feel, or so they say. Choose to stay as young as you possibly can on the inside,and it will reflect on the outside. Have fun. Take risks. Play with toys. Find your happy place and do what makes you feel like a child again.
Fending off age is possible if you make small changes and steps to minimize the effects of life on your body. By starting now, you will see those changes manifest into a lifestyle – and you’ll feel better on the inside, as well as out.