Thirty may be the new twenty. But nevertheless, it is the age at which you might start to notice some early signs of aging. Wrinkles on the skin, graying of hair, and other signs that you start to observe once you begin your third decade of life. Though aging is a normal biological process, you can delay it with some simple hacks. Eager to know more? Then read on for ten anti-aging tips every thirty years old should know:
First and foremost, you need to keep track of what you eat. Maintain a journal for a week. In that journal, make a note of what you eat every day. Note down everything, right from water to pizzas to vegetables, along with the portion size. Do not omit even chewing gum from the list! Then write down the calorie values of each.
Now, pick only those foods from the journal that are necessary and sufficient. And strike out all those extra calories, and junk food, that you have consume in the week. Through this method, you will arrive at a final list of what you should consume. Even in this list of necessary and sufficient foods, try to replace all foods with organic and whole grain foods. If there are no vegetables, add them. Keep the food pyramid approved by the FDA as a reference.
Read more: 10 Foods that Prevent Aging
Work out like a beast
Your skin looks aged because of the subcutaneous fat underneath it. When you work out, it helps you in the following ways:
– Reduces the fat content of the body.
– Improves the circulation.
– Keeps you fit and healthy.
– It helps you get rid of dead cells and replace it with new cells.
– It boosts metabolism.
– It keeps your brain active and protects you from age-related changes.
Avoid refined sugars and artificial sweeteners
Refined and artificial sweeteners make you look older. It also gives you a bloating sensation. If you want to look younger than your age, you must avoid refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.
Go for intermittent fasting
Fasting is one of the best ways to detox your body and boost your immunity. Intermittent fasting helps you to rid your body of toxins, and also burns fat, thus improving your overall health. Here are few good fasting techniques:
– Once a week, fast regularly on a Tuesday or Friday, either for half a day or a full day.
– You can go for a three days fast, drinking only water for the duration.
– Fast for 21 days, drinking fruit juices.
– Alternatively, research and opt for any fast that suits you.
Deal with psychological ageing
Psychological ageing is something you need to watch out for. When people psychologically age, they feel that they are slowly becoming redundant. The only way to beat this feeling is to engage in activities that make you feel young. Hang around with people who are not stereotypical adults, but are instead young at heart. And above all, commit to learn something new every month, so that you are never plagued by that feeling of redundancy.
Protect yourself from the sun
It is important for you to understand what sunlight does to your cells. It acts directly on the DNA, damaging it. This reduces the lifespan of the cells, leading to faster aging. The best way is to avoid this damage is to do the following:
– Wear clothing that provides maximum cover.
– Apply sunscreen over your face, neck, and hands. Use sunscreens, even when it is cloudy.
– Avoid roaming outside in the sun for too long.
– Use face packs at home to remove the dead skin layer, debris, and tan.
– Wear sunglasses.
– If you are walking on the road, try walking in the shade, and avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Sleep for eight hours daily
An average human spends around one-third of his life sleeping. Your body needs this sleep to maintain metabolism, temperature, and recover from any wear and tear. When you are sleep deprived, your body doesn’t recover from wear and tear. So ensure that you sleep adequately, in order to avoid ageing.
Take care of your skin
Your skin is very tender. Every time you scrub your face, you not only remove the debris, but also damage some healthy cells. So the next time you are scrubbing your face, do it slowly. Also avoid picking your pimples of your face while watching television or reading a book. This will only damage your skin further, leading to more pimples.
Manage stress effectively
Stress reduces the lifespan of an individual. When you are stressed, you look older than you are in reality. So learn to manage stress effectively through meditation, socializing, etc.
Avail professional skin care
When your skin start exhibiting visible signs of aging, you must seek professional help by approaching a dermatologist.