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5 Good habits that fight the signs of aging

Anti-aging habits you should be doing now

From SheKnows Canada
Why look older than you have to? Turning back the hands of time is not a reality, but slowing the clock is what happens when you incorporate these easy habits that help fight the signs of aging into your life.

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Drink enough water

Water is vital for your cellular health, and if you become dehydrated, your skin will be dry, flaky and more prone to wrinkling. Fortunately you can help keep these aging symptoms at bay by making it a habit to drink plenty of water. Be sure to drink the recommended eight glasses per day, as water also delivers essential nutrients to cells, helps detoxify the body and plumps up the skin cells for a younger look.

2

Follow a regular sleep schedule

Getting enough "beauty sleep" has many benefits, including a positive affect on your appearance. After all, it didn't earn that nickname by accident. Each night when you're catching your zzz's, your body is working hard repairing and rejuevenating your cells. Not only that, but a lack of sleep causes your body to produce the hormone cortisol, which has a damaging effect on the collagen in your skin and can lead to wrinkles. So make it a habit to get in the required seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

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Boost your antioxidants

Antioxidants are much like superheroes — they fight off the villainous signs of aging both inside and out. These powerful warriors help you look and feel youthful in a number of ways, including boosting the production of collagen and elastin to help ward off wrinkles by promoting cellular regeneration, and they can aid in the prevention of certain diseases. You are what you eat, so make a habit of following a healthy diet filled with whole, natural foods to boost your intake of antioxidants.

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Have a skin care regime

Treating your skin with kindness will pay off in the long run and help to keep your youthful glow longer. Develop a regular skin care routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing as well as daily use of a sunscreen to prevent UV ray damage. Try adding in an anti-wrinkle cream containing an ingredient such as retinol or coenzyme Q10 for extra antioxidant power, or choose from any number of other beauty products available that target specific aging concerns.

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5

Make happiness a habit

Happy people not only look younger but also live longer, while those living stressful lives are at risk for premature aging. Continually getting stressed out can wreak havoc on both your health and your appearance, so take the steps to combat it, and live a more relaxed, happy life instead.

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