For most people, good physical appearance is just as important as health. Other than taking care of your skin regularly, you can also keep your young appearance by maintaining these five habits. What are they?
1. Avoid stress
A lot of things can lead to stress, and stress increases the cortisol that can cause weight gain, emotional instability, insomnia, mood swings, and hypertension. To stay young, Dr. Jennifer Landa, MD, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD suggests stress reducing exercises like breathing techniques and yoga. Cardiovascular and strength training can also reduce stress because they can increase endorphins, the happy hormone.
2. Reduce the use of smartphone
Over time, using the smartphone too often for texting or being too active in the social media can add the wrinkles on the neck. This is according to Fransesca Fusco J., MD, assistant professor at the dermatology clinic of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Reduce the use of smartphone if you want to have youthful skin on the neck and face.
3. Let go of grudges
Life is too short and precious to hold on to old grudges. Learning how to let go and forgive may help to reduce wrinkles that come from frowning. Studies published on everydayhealth.com show that forgiveness leads to better physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.
4. Get enough sleep
Having enough, good quality sleep can make the skin more radiant when you wake up and stabilize the hormones, and this prevents acnes. Dr Kevin Pinski, MD, a dermatologist at Pinski Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago recommends setting up the right atmosphere for rest. You should get rid of all electronic devices, drink a cup of warm milk and dim the light. All these will help you doze off.
Hanging up with friends or relatives, even for simple things like meals or trying new a café, can reduce stress. It can also improve your mood so you will present your happy, smiling face. Then it will make you look younger and prettier, won’t it?
So leave all the bad habits and lifestyle behind and get new, better habits to get that young look you want, Healthy People!