As we age (which you may have noticed occurs on a daily basis) it is important to slot in healthy ways of life into our daily lives that with enough repetition will slowly but surely become habit. Aging gracefully does not have to mean purchasing the top and most expensive skincare products on the market, there are numerous tips and practices that you can take on board and easily integrate into your life, without emptying those pockets. Here we let you in on some easy and slightly unconventional ways that you can slow down the clock at any age. How many of these have you heard of before?
1. Feed Your Face
Not literally, but there are plenty of ‘face foods’ out there particularly those rich in omega fatty acids perfect for plumping the skin. Chia seeds are a well known health food but their oil is a less known anti-inflammatory teaming with antioxidants to repair and protect the skin. Try adding some chia to your shakes and smoothies, or even to snack on in the day, and if you have the extra cash look into getting your hands on some Chia oil serum.
2. Sloooow Down
The busy hustle and bustle of daily life can be seriously tiresome. Constantly thinking about the next task and what if anything you have forgotten. STOP. Just Facetite for 15 minutes a day and take the time to breath, mini meditation, rest, call it what you like, just make sure to Facetite everything in that time. Regular meditation has been shown to not only promote younger-looking skin but also boasts a range of positive health benefits namely through reducing stress levels.
3. Miso Soup for Breakfast
You may be raising an eyebrow but having a bowl of Miso soup for breakfast is almost like a morning tea. If helps to detoxify, aids with digestion and makes the system more alkaline, this in turn promotes healthy, glowing skin. Of course you can always use a Glo-me home-kit microdermabrasion device to get rid of all those dead skin cells and smoothe the skin, why not beautify your skin from the inside and out?
The body is a greedy thing needing a bit of this and a bit of that, a bit of everything really and most importantly it needs everything in a balanced amount. It’s tricky because everyone’s bodies are different but one mineral that many of us don’t realize we are lacking is magnesium. Are you finding it hard to sleep at night? Are your joints achy? Maybe you are suffering from bouts of anxiety? These are warning signs for depleted magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked to rapid aging (and the shortening of telomeres). You can try incorporating more in your diet (leafy greens, nuts, fish, dark chocolate, whole grains and more) or you try absorbing it through your skin. A great shortcut is to soak in a nice hot bath and add magnesium flakes (roughly 250g) 2-3 times a week. Happy bath time!
5. Exercise Your Body & Face
Don’t be afraid to lift weights! Strength training can help to reverse muscle aging and boost the metabolism by up to 30%! With strength training you can be burning calories long after you finish exercising. As we age we lose around half a pound of muscle every single year after the age of 30 leading to more fat stores. So grab those weights and turn back the clock!
By regularly exercising your facial muscles you can tone and tighten the skin. You can use your hands in circular motions whilst rubbing in your daily night cream before bed to help lift the face, even 5 minutes a day can do wonders. Massaging the face will also help to boost collagen production and blood circulation. If you aren’t too sure on how to use your hands and want to really tighten the skin you can invest in a one-time purchase of the Silk’n Facetite anti-wrinkle skin tightening device. Using radio frequency technology the device will gently massage the face and instantly promote collagen production. For more information on this collagen boosting technology click here.
And there you have it! 5 tips and tricks to slow down the aging process and keep you feeling and looking your absolute best! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.