Keeping up a fresh, young appearance can be as easy as watching what you eat. By recognizing the foods that make you look tired, and understanding what they do to your skin, you can slowly eliminate them from your diet and guarantee yourself a younger-looking appearance.
Dehydration dries out your skin, increasing the likelihood of wrinkles and premature aging – and nothing dehydrates you more than alcohol. Try eliminating alcohol from your diet, or if you do choose to drink, keep it to one or two glasses of wine per week. When you do drink, make sure you follow it with plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid any nasty hangovers, as well as keep you looking young and refreshed.
Nothing is worse for you than fried food. Brimming with oils and trans-fat, fried foods clog your arteries, stiffen your skin, and cause you to gain weight. The oils break down the collagen in your skin, increasing dryness and wrinkles, and the fats cling to your body, weighing you down and destroying your energy levels. It’s best to avoid these foods completely in order to continue feeling young and fit. Replace your cravings with fresh fruit, veggies, and other healthy summer snacks to keep up a refreshed appearance.
However, if you can not live without fried foods, you can use an air fryer; it uses very little oil, and is a much healthier option.
Caffeine can dehydrate you almost as bad as alcohol. Age lines, age spots, wrinkles, and a dull appearance are all side effects of consuming too much caffeine. Try weaning yourself off caffeine, and as you do so, balance caffeine consumption with a few glasses of water throughout the day (this will stop your skin from drying out and stretching your face). A lack of sleep can also increase the likelihood of premature aging. Regulate your sleep schedule to guarantee that you are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Spicy food causes blotchiness and an uneven skin tone, which can make you appear tired. Depending on how spicy the meal is, it can even dilate the size of your blood vessels, which can stiffen your skin and tighten your face. In order to avoid premature aging, consider balancing spices with a splash of fresh fruit, like pineapple or lime. Adding in cooling fruits will help neutralize the spice and give your skin a chance to look and feel refreshed.
The best trick is to carry around healthy snacks, like fruit (berries, grapes, melon) and vegetables (vegetable sticks are fun and handy!). This will stave off hunger as well as the temptation to eat sweets and fast food. In addition, regular exercise is an essential part of any health regimen. If you’re the type of person who has trouble motivating yourself to run on a treadmill, consider enrolling in a gym and take group exercise classes like yoga and zumba, which keep you moving without feeling like exercise. Feel good and stay young with these effective lifestyle changes!