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Age Backwards, Naturally

We are all in constant search of the elixir of youth. When celebs like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez look younger by the year, it gives us hope that there must be an untapped secret. Well, we’re happy to tell you that according to experts, the following list of healthy practices will have you looking 21 again.

Sleep on your back

The first secret to looking youthful is changing your sleeping position – sleep on your back. Sleeping on your sides or face creates a furrow, followed by wrinkles. These are the things your dermatologist won’t tell you.

Don’t overdo at the gym

While killing it at the gym will have you your body in peak health, it doesn’t necessarily translate to looking younger. Thinner and more athletic people who are over 40 tend to look older than out-of-shape people, because they have less fat under their skin.

Get enough sleep

A youthful glow only comes with a well-rested night. Cosmopolitan reveals that sleep deprivation leads to a dry complexion, breakouts, redness, and dreaded dark circles—all of which add years to your looks.

Stay hydrated

When Gabrielle Union was asked her biggest beauty tip in an interview, she vehemently answered, drinking lots of water – as have many celebs. Hydrating often keeps your skin moisturized and subsequently makes you look good. It’s as simple as drinking enough H2O.

Moisturize your skin

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but in truth, it’s moisturizer. As we age, our dermis becomes thinner and can’t retain as much moisturize. Hence, adding a natural moisturizer like virgin coconut oil to your beauty routine is as important as drinking water. Here are 20 other ways dermatologists wake up with younger looking skin.

Load up on Vitamin-C packed fruits and veggies.

To look good on the outside, you need to feed your body with good, healthy ingredients, namely Vitamin C. Abundant in bell peppers and strawberries to name a couple, this vitamin keeps the elasticity of the skin firm and young.

Cut down on alcohol

Ever wonder why your skin looks dull and breaks out after painting the town red? That’s your body sending a message that excessive amounts of alcohol can dehydrate and damage your skin. While a glass of wine a day may help you age more slowly, you shouldn’t overdo it.

Consume more fat

Get fat – we mean consume more fat, the healthy kind of course. Besides stabilizing mood, maintaining bone strength, Omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon, walnuts, and seeds) prevents visible signs of ageing by reducing inflammation in the body. According to Nicholas Perricone, M.D., a leading anti-aging expert and author of 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity, Omega-3s keep you healthy and your skin radiant.

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