No one likes getting old. But it’s a natural part of life. And as we age our bodies start to decline both internally and externally. Internal decline can lead to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, immune weakness, and cancer. External signs of aging include wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, skin spots, jowls, etc. This is why anti aging has become such a huge market, because everyone wants to thwart the signs of aging. Some even go to extreme measures such as cosmetic surgery, face-lifts, botox and chemical peels. However anti aging can be as easy as living a healthy lifestyle. Natural anti aging efforts can slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of disease. That’s why it’s important to keep your skin clean and moisturized, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, exercise and quit bad habits.

Washing your skin is the best way to keep your skin clean and healthy. Cleaning the skin helps to remove toxins, dirt and bacteria, dead skin cells and excess oils that can increase the signs of aging. That is why cleaning your skin is the simplest anti aging treatment. Wash your skin everyday using natural cleansers or body washes with moisturizers, they are less abrasive and irritating to the skin. Avoid using bar soap especially on the face because it removes the skins moisture and leaves your skin dry.

Its best to moisturize right after you clean your skin. Dry, flaky skin is the sign that your skin needs moisture. When you wash your skin use warm water to open up the pores and then don’t completely dry off. Water is a natural moisturizer, so by leaving it on your skin you will naturally moisturize. Then apply a generous amount of moisturizer on the skin. Apply in a circular motion and allow your skin to absorb the lotion before getting dressed.

Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Because our bodies are 3/4 made up of water you need to naturally replenish the water that gets expelled. By drinking water it will naturally moisturize your skin from the inside out. It will keep your skin young and fresh. Water keeps the skin hydrated and maintains its elasticity. It flushes out toxins and prevents wrinkles.

Sleep is also a natural anti aging treatment. How many people who don’t get enough sleep wake up and notice their skin looks sallow and they have bags under their eyes. This is a direct effect of not getting enough sleep. When we sleep our skin repairs and renews itself. Therefore its best to get a good amount of shuteye to allow your skin to slough off dead cells and generate new glowing fresh skin cells.

Unhealthy habits can be a detriment to your skin. Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating unhealthy and inactivity can all cause advanced signs of aging. Therefore the best natural anti aging treatment is to change your lifestyle. Stop smoking and drinking as soon as possible. Start eating healthy. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that can repair damaged cells. Start exercising on a regular basis. Even if its 30 minutes a day, activity helps to increase blood flow throughout the body and flush out toxins. Physical activity also helps to maintain muscle mass and reduce fat, which will reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles. By changing to a healthier lifestyle you will naturally reverse the signs of aging and it’s cheaper than buying anti aging treatments such as lotions, creams, supplements, injections of even surgery.

Author's Bio: 

Sarah Labdar graduated with a BA in exercise science and has worked in the medical field since. Her focus is alternative medicine and how it interacts and works in conjunction with traditional medicine.
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