Live “Younger” with These Simple Anti-aging Secrets
You may have heard the news recently. A Hollywood actress is suing a popular movie website for revealing her age. At 40, she’s afraid she won’t be offered any parts, because she’s “too old” for age-obsessed Hollywood.
The problem is, 40 isn’t old. It’s barely mid-life. And even if you’re well past 40, you don’t have to look – or feel – your age. You can look and feel years younger… without expensive surgery, injections that freeze your face, or fancy spa treatments.
Today I’ll reveal some simple secrets for promoting a younger look and feel. Best of all, these secrets can help you save a small fortune… because they range from cheap to absolutely free.
Let’s start with your skin.
Would you eat a food every day – sometimes several times a day – if it made you look older? Chances are, you do.
Because bread promotes wrinkles.
That’s right: bread. And not just bread, either. Because any food containing processed carbohydrates increases your chances of developing wrinkles. Researchers in the United Kingdom discovered that you boost your chances of wrinkles by an additional 36% for every 1.75 ounces of refined carbs you eat per day.1
So what should you eat? Foods that contain linoleic acid – such as nuts – and fruits and veggies that are rich in vitamin C. These same researchers found that getting more vitamin C promotes smoother skin, and linoleic acid supports firmer, moister skin.
So if you want younger-looking skin, skip the bread and pasta, and snack on green peppers, oranges, walnuts and pistachios instead.
And here’s another inexpensive trick for younger-looking skin…
Exfoliating – gently removing dead skin – helps keep your face looking fresh and youthful. But why spend a fortune on fancy cosmetic products, when you probably have something just as good – or better – in your kitchen cupboard?
Believe it or not, table sugar works wonderfully well as an exfoliant. It’s far gentler than an acid… and far cheaper than typical cosmetic products. Products which often contain harsh chemicals that may increase the effects of aging.
Here’s a simple recipe: Add 1 cup of sugar to ½-cup of sweet almond oil. Mix well. Massage gently into your face and neck in the shower, and rinse.
That’s all there is to it. This will help give your skin a healthy, youthful glow. And the sweet almond oil has the added benefit of being an effective moisturizer.
These two tips are great for your skin. But if you want to look and feel younger, you should pay attention to something almost everyone overlooks: your core.
I’m amazed at how many people in their 40’s – and even 30’s – have back trouble. Even a lot of runners and weight lifters seem to develop back problems.
Usually, it’s because they neglect their “core” – their central muscles. But building a strong core – so you can feel as young as you look – is easier than you might imagine.
Here are three simple exercises that can help you build a rock-solid core, so you can avoid the aches and pains so many others complain about.
Lie on the floor on your back, with your feet against a wall. Your legs should form a 90-degree angle at the knee. Now cross your arms across your chest, and raise your head and shoulders as far off the floor as you can. Hold for 3 seconds and lower your head and shoulders. Build up to 15 repetitions.
- Leg Lifts. Lie flat on the floor on your back, with your arms at your sides. Raise your legs 6” and hold for 3 seconds. Lower your legs. Build up to 15 repetitions.
- “Superman.” Lie face down on the floor – with a rolled towel under your hips – and with your arms extended above your head. (Think of Superman’s flying pose.) Raise your arms and legs – one at a time – about 6” above the floor, hold for 3 seconds and lower them back to the floor. Build up to 15 repetitions.
Looking and feeling younger doesn’t have to be hard. Or expensive. Using these simple tricks, you can live “younger” than your age… years younger. All without the risks of surgery or injections.
Yours in continued good health,
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 Cosgrove, M.C., et al, “Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Oct 2007; 86(4): 1225-1231.