Did you know that you can look 10 years younger in just 5 minutes? All it takes are the right tools and some easy steps! Here are three simple products and five easy steps to help you achieve looking 10 years younger in just 5 minutes!
When you smile, your brain releases serotonin and endorphins, which makes you feel happy. When we feel positive emotions, we tend to relax more and have less stress. Since stress can cause wrinkles, doing something that makes you happy is a great way to keep skin smooth. Furthermore, smiling helps reduce lines around your eyes by causing muscles in your face contract. Over time, these micro-contractions may slow down signs of aging like crow’s feet or frown lines around your mouth.
Laughter is great for our health—and it can boost your immune system and even burn a few calories. If you’re looking for a laugh, get on YouTube and search for Bill Burr or Jim Jefferies comedy specials. (Burr has a stand-up special called You People Are All The Same that will have you rolling.) Or catch a new episode of The Big Bang Theory on TBS. A good laugh is guaranteed.
3) Wear sunscreen
There’s a reason dermatologists are so adamant about applying SPF on a daily basis—it’s one of your best defenses against wrinkles and other signs of aging. A lot of skin damage occurs due to unprotected sun exposure, which is why regular use of a good sunscreen (preferably one with UVA/UVB protection of at least 30) is key. And make sure you reapply it regularly, as directed by its packaging.
4) Eat healthy
Eating a well-balanced diet is essential for maintaining your youthful appearance. Your cells regenerate every few days, which means if you fill up on nutrient-dense foods—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes—your skin will receive all of its required nutrients and vitamins to remain healthy and vibrant. On the other hand, scarfing down a greasy burger or too many fries can add unnecessary fat or sugar to your diet, which could lead to premature aging or even cardiovascular disease.
5) Exercise regularly
Exercise is another powerful stress reliever. It releases chemicals called endorphins that make you feel good, and it also boosts your energy level. Exercise also helps combat insomnia as well as depression, two common side effects of weight loss. If you’re having trouble sleeping or are feeling down, get your body moving for a few minutes before bedtime or pick up a fun activity that gets you off your feet and out of the house.
6) Get enough sleep
Even if you’re not turning into a pumpkin at midnight, sleep deprivation makes you appear much older than you are. Getting less than six hours of shuteye can make eyes look at least five years older and disrupt your skin’s ability to repair itself. In addition, studies have shown that those who get between seven and eight hours of sleep per night show fewer signs of aging when they wake up.
7) Drink lots of water
Water can help us lose weight, because it helps boost our metabolism and keeps us hydrated. Every day, we should consume 2 liters of water minimum. And if you’re planning on removing wrinkles from your face, hydrating with water will definitely reduce puffiness around your eyes and lessen dark circles as well. Water can also help diminish puffy bags under your eyes by reducing fluid retention during sleep.
8) Use anti-aging products
Skin care products with antioxidants, vitamins, and peptides can help decrease skin damage and improve wrinkles. Look for moisturizers that are lightweight, oil-free, and alcohol-free so they won’t clog pores or irritate your skin. Some products feature retinol—an anti-aging ingredient derived from vitamin A—which is recommended by dermatologists as an effective way to smooth out fine lines.
9) Proper skin care regimen
One of my clients is a nutritionist, and she told me that your skin is an excellent reflection of what’s going on inside your body, says Candace Mitchell, owner of Ebony Hues Personal Concierge. We can’t control how old we are or how much sun damage we’ve accumulated over time, but we can control our diets and skincare routines.