Tired of hearing that age is inevitable? It is time to prove that statement wrong; you can be as young as you want for as long as you want! It is hard to go day by day and face the truth of age. It changes the way you look, the way you feel physically and emotionally, and puts a damper on your outlook on life. We don’t blame you, the world sets such a negative outlook on aging. Age is just a number in our books, it’s all about how you look and feel.  Today there are so many things out there that are made to help you “look” younger but costs more than your own retirement fund. However, younger isn’t only achieved with money. Are you ready to feel young again? Learn about the top tips to help make you look and feel younger:

1. It Starts with Your Thoughts 

Have you ever thought that maybe you feel older because you constantly tell yourself that when you look in the mirror? Sometimes the way we feel and perceive ourselves can be easily changed with a positive thought process. Instead of pointing out your signs of age, compliment yourself and think positively of your body and appearance! It is scientifically proven that positive thoughts help bring in positive endorphins to make you feel happier and younger. There is nothing more beautiful then glowing happiness; happiness can make you look ten years younger! Make it a routine every morning to give yourself one compliment. Stop criticizing yourself of your age and instead embrace it. Here is a helpful insider tip: write a sweet note to yourself and tape it to your mirror!

2. Stay Out of the Sun 

If you haven’t heard it from your dermatologist yet, you are about to hear it from us. Staying out of the sun is the most important thing for your skin. Signs of age are mostly seen within the skin; through wrinkles, creases, spots, and texture. The damage from our sun’s UVA light is responsible for 90% of all the signs of aging. This isn’t just for individuals over the age of 50, if you start young your skin will be much healthier when you’re older. Make it a daily routine to not leave the house until all exposed areas of skin are covered with a moisturizer that has at least 30 SPF. Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s rays are just as powerful. Never underestimate the power of the sun, your skin will thank you for it. If you desire to look tan you can look into alternatives such as spray tans, tinting moisturizers, or at self-tanning. You may not see the damage today, it may not even show for years, so early prevention is crucial!

3. Exercise, exercise, exercise!

This is true for all ages. Sure, rest and sleep are necessary to feel better and look younger, and it’s hard to say no to lounging in bed all day when you’ve got something as comfortable as a Nectar mattress. But an active lifestyle is also vital to maintaining a youthful and energized state of being. Exercise is vital for all areas of life for as long as we live. Ensure you are staying active daily in order to keep not only your physical appearance in shape, but for your overall health. Due to recent research it shows that high intensity interval training will slow aging by a decade at a cellular level. In addition, exercise has always been proven too increase your blood flow, move oxygen and nutrients to the right areas in your body, and most importantly, promoting a youthful appearance. If you aren’t a gym going type of person, you can start small by taking walks every day, or doing yoga in the living room. Anything that will raise your heart rate is considered a type of exercise. 

4. Avoid Tobacco Products and Drugs

If you are currently an active smoker, you may want to reconsider it if you are serious about looking and feeling younger. Smoking is the worst thing you can do to your body and your skin. Tobacco can make individuals look almost 10 years older than their real age. They quicken your bodies’ rate of aging because it reduces the amount of vitamin C in the body. This results in a collagen breakdown causing your skin to wrinkle and sag. It can also worsen issues like dental health or an abscessed tooth. Not only will smoking shorten your life span, but it is seriously harming the appearance of your body. 

The same goes for drug use. Illicit drugs can quickly make your health deteriorate and make you age much more quickly. If this happens to be you, it’s time to make the call and seek detox treatment services for your own health as much as your appearance. Another option is to try alternative health products like Kratom to help relieve your withdrawal symptoms. It may also be a good idea to get an STD testing done to make sure you haven’t contracted any diseases. Quitting tobacco and drugs will not only take years off your appearance—it will make your whole body feel younger and rejuvenated. 

5. Adopt a New Skin Care Regimen

Whether it’s opting for a new, quality beard trimmer or stocking up on moisturizing lotions, there are any number of products you might be using—or not using—on your skin, and the effects can be damaging, without you even realizing it. Having a skin care routine is vital for maintaining young and healthy-looking skin. You choose from many regimens that help with wrinkle prevention, dark circles, hydration, sun spots, and more.