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Five Key Ways To Maintain A Youthful Look



Being hip, classy and beautiful is actually not a day’s job. The fashion world of today revolves around beauty and style. Every woman wants to look beautiful, healthy and youthful and a daily and consistent regimen towards achieving these is very essential.
Often, our self-esteem is wrapped up in how young and healthy we perceive ourselves to be. We always want to look our best and retain the youthful glow and all. Regardless, there must be adequate balances so as to enable you project your person duly, as well as make a real fashion statement.
That said, here are five tips that can help you achieve a daily youthful glow;
 
1.     SLATHER ON THE SUNSCREEN

A sunscreen is a cream or liquid applied to the skin to protect it from the damaging effects of the sun. As gathered by facts, 90 percent of wrinkles are from exposure to harsh effects of sunlight. It’s a lot easier to prevent the damage than it is to fix it afterwards.
And so considering the erratic seasons in Nigeria, sunshine is expected anytime of the day and it’s best to make applying this ‘wonder component’ to your skin a ritual, irrespective of what time of the day you step out.
Look out for a formula that offers broad-spectrum protection to help you guard against UVA rays (the ones that cause premature aging) and UVB rays (one of the main causes of skin cancer).
Creams and make-ups that contain SPF are the best choice onwards if you’re looking to make the difference.
 
2.     MUNCH ON MIXED NUTS

The reason you should munch this is simple: Wild nuts are rich in selenium, which increases skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer according to recent studies.
They are also full of high quality oils and fatty acids that fasten skin repair and rejuvenation. Walnuts are known to be loaded with omega-3 fatty acids helpful when it’s time ‘to lower inflammation and put brakes on breakouts’, says Molly Morgan, Board Certified Sports Specialist Dietician.
Shopping centers are now all over the place bringing you all you need; hence getting mixed nuts from any of these outlets shouldn’t be any difficult. Aim for a handful of these daily to reap their pore perfecting benefits.
 
3.     HIT THE SACK EARLY

There is a type of sleep called ‘beauty sleep’ and it’s for a reason. ‘Sleep deprivation lowers circulation which is why you are pale, washed out and less than yourself when you get only a few hours,’ says a U.S physician board-certified in dermatology.
Night time is the best time to rejuvenate the skin. Your body’s cellular renewal team also works optimally at night. So for any form of enhancing application, the ‘night shift beauty sleep’ does a perfect job at renewing the body optimally.
Coming back to the realities of our Nigerian environment, it is almost impossible to always get the daily requirement of eight hours sleep.
A not-too-far-fetched therapy, however, is always having soy milk around to help fake a good night’s sleep. The natural anti-inflammatory elements in this reduce swelling, while soy proteins hydrate the skin to soften that look of crow’s feet. Dunk cotton balls in soy milk today, squeeze out excess and hold over eyes for about two minutes.
 
4.     SNACK ON WATERMELON

This juicy pink treat is some lycopene-rich food. It is called ‘the wonder fruit of the tropical region’, as it is also a very rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins A&C and potassium.
‘It helps reduce damage and redness caused from sun exposure, defuses ‘free radicals’, prevents future wrinkling and possibly lowering the risk of skin cancer’ says Elizabeth Somer, nutritionist and author of  Eat Your Way To Sexy.
It is very good for the skin and removes excess oil from the skin, which in turn cures many skin problems like acne and pimples.
A recent US-based research claims you can achieve that younger looking skin with just two cups of watermelon daily. It can be eaten in various forms like juice, salads and purees to mention a few.
 
5.     CAN I HAVE SOME MORE WATER PLEASE?

The importance of water in helping you achieve your dreams of a beautiful skin can never be over emphasized.
Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It also assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells and in preventing dehydration which can cause premature aging.
Water also makes the skin appear fuller since the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in the skin will pull in and hold the water for wrinkle plumping effect. Eight glasses of water a day is an essential daily need. Once, I read the story of a woman on the internet and how she was able to achieve a flawless look after three months of adapting to this water therapy. This certainly does not come without the stress of having to use the rest room more than normal. But I guess with the price comes the benefits as well, isn’t it?
Beyond these points, lemon also comes helpful as they help fade aging spots, as well as brighten and soften the skin.


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