No one wants to look any older than they have to. You don’t have to adopt the secrets of the rich and famous to defy aging, but there are small, simple things you can do to stop the clock, or hold back time as long as possible.
Looking younger is often the result of small habits that add up. Hygiene habits are some of the easiest to adopt because they are easy to string together. Consider your morning routine, it likely includes bathing, brushing, dressing, and getting yourself ready for the day. I’m willing to bet you have a built-in automatic habit around each task needed to get out the door on time.
Thankfully, you can add age-defying habits to the routine you already engage in and help slow down the signs of aging. Some examples include-
- Using Moisturizer
- Dry brushing your skin
- Washing your face
- Drinking water
These are a handful of habits you can adopt that are small but mighty. Let’s see why-
Moisturizer fights visible signs of aging and more! Daily moisturizer is a key way to keep your skin youthful and protected. Wearing a daily moisturizer with SPF can help skin avoid damage which prevents wrinkles, sun damage, and may reduce the chances of melanoma or other skin diseases. Nightly moisturizers can help restore and rejuvenate tired skin while you sleep. All genders and all ages benefit from moisturized skin.
Dry brushing helps detox your body- On the outside, dry brushing helps unclog pores, and exfoliate skin. On the inside, dry brushing stimulates blood circulation and promotes lymph flow and drainage. This literally helps your body maintain health inside and out. Dry brushing is an excellent habit to add to your before-the-shower routine once per week for consistent benefits.
Washing your face before bedtime- You don’t have to use makeup to benefit from washing your face. Everyone can help prevent skin damage, reduce acne, promote even skin tone, and healthier skin by washing their face each night. The micro habit can help restore and refresh tired skin and cleanse the face from toxins in the environment that can otherwise build up on your pillow at night.
Water really is the fountain of youth- Our bodies are primarily water. Consuming adequate water each day helps everything in your body. From regulating digestion, cushioning cells, and keeping skin plump and vital. Adopting a micro habit to drink the recommended amount of water each day is one of the most effective ways to stop the signs of aging.
Fighting time isn’t a big deal if you focus on micro-sized habits. You don’t have to break the bank or spend all your time at the spa to look younger. Find and adopt the right micro habits for your routine and leave everyone guessing the year you were born.