Hacks To Help Slow Down The Signs of Ageing Process

Feb 18, 2019

Can you turn back the hands of time and become once again the youthful and vibrant soul of the past?

That seems difficult but certainly not impossible!

The appearance of the grey strands or first wrinkle makes some of us view ageing as more of a handicap than a privilege. Despite knowing that getting older is inevitable, staying young and beautiful forever is a quest for many of us.

We can turn this into a reality, not with the “Hope” that sells in bottles and jars. Instead, incorporating simple changes to our daily lifestyle will make us look and feel younger.

Below are the secrets of how to look like an ageless beauty and slow down the ageing process naturally

1. Ditch The Sugar Habit

Two packets of sugar in our coffee or honey drizzled toast contain a fair amount of sugar. Processed sugar in our daily diet can dehydrate skin, cause wrinkles and dark circles. And these are the visible effects of ageing.
Sugar consumption damages the molecules like elastin and collagen in our skin, thus accelerating the process of getting older. Dermatologists have also agreed to the fact that “a diet high in sugar is a disaster for the face.” It damages collagen and elastin fibres present in our skin resulting in sagginess, skin discolouration, and wrinkles.

Fortunately, there are many natural substitutes available to sweeten food without adding any sugar. They can be good alternatives for our skin.

Whatever be the case, moderation is the key to beat down the ageing process.

2. Go Gluten Free

What we eat and how we eat reflects on our skin. Today, most of us are undoubtedly in the time of heightened gluten awareness. When we completely give up on gluten, the glow will be visible naturally from inside out!

What is Gluten?

It is a type of protein which is present in our foods such as bread, cereals, pizza, and pasta and grains like wheat, barley, and rye. It provides no essential nutrients in our body but gives the dough a sticky texture which develops inflammation in body parts.

Gluten has a significant contribution to the ageing process. In older lives, we may get diagnosed with celiac disease and other gluten allergies.

It’s time that we replenish our life force so that it allows the natural body process by removing gluten from our diet plan.

3. Practice Anti-Ageing Yoga Poses

Aging today has taken a whole new meaning than it did a hundred years ago. People worry more about reaching the later years of life as healthy as possible. As we age, general physiological changes occur which cater to age-related illnesses.

Yoga is one of the best beneficial tools that can do physical and psychological wonders to help us beat ageing. It can postpone age-related effects and diseases.

Incorporating yoga practice into the daily routine can relieve pain, imbalance, joint stress, and other physical limitations. It includes stress management practices, active exercises and active poses that help maintain overall physical and spiritual health.

Neuroscientists have also agreed to the fact that:

“Yoga is a form of discipline that brings the body-mind-breath in tune and keeps us mentally agile as well as physically fit.”

Best Yoga Asanas To Enjoy Old Age

  • Shavasana
  • Naukasana
  • Makrasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhramri Pranayama

4. Add Antioxidants To Your Diet

As we get older our skin thin out and lose its elasticity. It is the skin's natural ageing process. Today, the labels on most of our food products scream the benefits of antioxidants.

And we are happy to inform you that it’s not just hype!

Antioxidants play a crucial role in our skin health and ageing process. Their job is to reduce environmental damage whether it is from pollution, sun, or just the very air we breathe.

Researchers have proved that antioxidants can improve elasticity, increase collagen production, and improve cell function and much more!

Different antioxidants are already present in our food. Some of the examples are:

  • Vitamin E- Sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, sweet potato, avocado, and leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin C- Citrus fruits, papaya, tomatoes, broccoli, and Brussel sprout.
  • Selenium- It is a type of mineral which is present in Brazil nuts, wheat bran, beans, and oat bran.
  • Flavonoids- It is present in dark-coloured berries, red grapes, cocoa, cherries, apples, and green tea.
  • Carotenoids- Found in Kale, tomato products, leafy vegetables, guava, grapefruit, and pumpkin.

Rather than focusing on a specific antioxidant, if we consume a well - balanced diet rich in different antioxidants, it will provide us with significant benefits. They will work together to keep our skin supple, healthy and springy.

5. Get More Sleep Naturally

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead”

This is the most popular phrase for overachievers who like to stay up late and rise early. It is the reason we age at a faster pace than those who welcome sleep as a priority. It is crucial to know that good restorative sleep is essential to our physical health and emotional well being.

In older age, we tend to sleep less. Our sleep patterns change drastically. There are several factors that contribute to our inability to sleep well as we get older. Some of the causes include medical illness, poor sleep habits, medicines, psychiatric disorders, and retirement.

Need help getting to sleep? Avoid evening sleep, no caffeine before bedtime, eat light dinner, take a hot bath and drink warm milk. Adding little changes to the lifestyle can lead to greater mental and emotional health and a more youthful glow.

The most important thing is to stick like glue to these hacks! Rather than spending massive money on expensive treatments and surgeries, we can slow the ageing process naturally by choosing the right lifestyle for ourselves without a hefty price tag.

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