So you want to look younger, but you’re not ready to go under the knife yet? You’re in luck! Read on as we count down our five favorite natural techniques which can help you look — and feel! — younger.
1. Have More Sex
Researchers have discovered that sex has many health benefits, including taking five to seven years off of your looks! Having sex releases endorphins — AKA the “feel good” chemical — which can lead to a more youthful appearance. Even better? Lovemaking boosts production of human growth hormone, which replenishes skin elasticity and also increases hair and nail growth.
2. Try Tea
You may feel like you can’t live without your morning coffee fix, but what if we told you opting for tea instead would help fight fine lines and wrinkles? Researchers have determined that white tea can help prevent collagen loss and restore skin elasticity. Did we happen to mention that drinking tea also lowers your risk of rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer?
3. Wash Up
Washing your face is about much more than removing dirt. As skin ages, it loses its ability to effectively shed skin cells. The exfoliation process removes dead skin to reveal more radiant skin below while also boosting the effectiveness of other skincare products.
Washing your face is never more important than before bedtime. Why? Because leaving your makeup on not only leads to clogged pores, but can also increase exposure to dangerous free radicals.
4. New Meaning to “Beauty” Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to premature aging, complexion problems, and even fine lines and wrinkles. By adopting a sleep schedule and sticking to it, you can look forward to restorative results.
While you’re at it, invest in a satin sleep mask or pillowcase. Even better? Sleep on your back to help prevent sleep lines and wrinkles.
5. A Step Away from the Sweets
Here’s yet another reason why decreasing your intake is a beautiful idea: research shows that high-sugar diets cause collagen to break down, making your skin more susceptible to wrinkles. How much so? According to a joint study by researchers at Leiden University Medical Center and Unilever R&D, every 18 milligram increase in blood sugar levels adds five months to your perceived age!