During your early twenties, we are under the impression that it’s never going to happen to us. For some of us, this way of thinking stretches for decades further, and almost never ends.
Then, one day, it hits us with a bang. We’ve grown old – and everyone else can notice it. Suddenly, we are turning to cosmetic injectables and all sorts of other procedures to help us along and roll back the years.
Of course, we are not yet in the era of time machines and your birth certificate is always going to remain constant, regardless of what you do.
However, if you are looking to change people’s ideas of how old you really are, there are certain habits you can change to help you along. Let’s now take a look at some of these.
Start Your Day With A Cup Of Tea
Before you start to roll your eyes, we are not necessarily referring to the old green tea classic with this first habit. Sure, it does fall into the overall tea category, but if you were to believe the results from the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal you would find that tea of any variety is able to help reduce wrinkles.
How does it do this? Tea in general contains enzymes which help to prevent collagen breaking down. This is crucial if you want your skin to stay young.
A (Red) Apple A Day…
We’ve all heard the saying about how apples are meant to keep the doctor away, but let’s get a little more specific with our 2019 advice.
When it comes to staying young, and keeping the wrinkles at bay, turning to red apples is the best way forward.
This is all linked to science. Red apples contain lycopene, which is a carotenoid that has been found to protect your skin from UV rays. The upshot of this? Your skin is less likely to succumb to the sun.
You Apply Sunscreen On A Daily Basis
For some of us, sunscreen is just reserved for holidays. Unfortunately, this advice is playing into the hands of looking older, quicker.
Even if you can’t see the sun shining in its full force, you need to be arming yourself with this product. The sun is an extremely powerful beast, and its UV rays can find their way to your skin and damage it even on the dull days.
As such, make it a habit to wake up and apply to your face.
Stand Your Ground
Finally, don’t underestimate the importance of standing. This is something that has really come into the forefront of the public’s mind over recent times; with standing desks almost being demanded in workplaces.
Why is it important from a youthful perspective? This is has arisen because of some really interesting studies. One of these found that if you were able to sit for less than three hours per day you would add an additional two years onto your life.