Want to know the secret to looking and feeling young? In fact it’s not such a big secret.
We give you 10 simple and easy ways to stay youthful and beautiful. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on the way to feeling and looking fabulous, whatever your age…
Try to eat small, regular meals, which will boost your metabolism. Don’t skip meals – you’ll just find yourself lacking energy. Stock up on fresh fruit and veges and try to stick to natural foods as much as possible. By cutting out processed foods, you’ll really notice a difference in your energy levels, and your skin will be clearer too.
Drink lots of water
You’ve heard this one a million times before, but it really does work! Drinking water maintains healthy, clear, young skin by keeping it hydrated and flushing toxins out of your body. Try up-ing your water intake to eight glasses a day (or as many as you can manage!) and see your skin glow.
Stick to a regular skin care regime
A daily skin care regime is so important. No matter how tired you are at the end of the day, you should always cleanse, tone and moisturise! This should be done morning and night to keep skin clean and radiant. NIVEA Visage Young have a gorgeous range of skincare products to keep you looking young. Start with the Wash Off Cleansing Gel, then wipe some Freshen Up Toner over your face. Finally massage NIVEA Visage Young Control It Moisturiser into your skin.
Yoga is an amazing way to become strong and flexible, to reduce stress, to get better posture, to increase energy levels and improve your mood. Yoga works to improve circulation, as well as the glandular, nervous and muscle systems. Deep breathing is a key aspect of yoga which helps you become aware of the connection between mind and body. This relieves stress, increases your mental focus and clears the lungs. Yoga is well-known as being a great way to combat the ageing process as it oxygenates the cells, ridding them of toxins and making skin radiant.
Everyone needs their beauty sleep. Did you know that sleep boosts your immunity, helps you to maintain a healthy weight and preserves muscle? With so many benefits, there’s no reason you shouldn’t want to get your full eight hours a night! If you’re not getting enough rest, your body will be cheated of these benefits and this can cause you to age faster.
Go easy on the makeup
Wearing too much makeup can make you look older, and although this may have been desirable when you were 15, it isn’t any more! As you get older, soft wrinkles round the eyes will be more pronounced by heavy foundation. Remember that the aim is to even out skin tone, not mask it! That’s why NIVEA Visage Young’s Be Beautiful Tinted Moisturising Cream is so great. It smoothes and evens out your complexion, leaving skin looking beautiful and radiant without using makeup.
This one should be obvious, but so many people either don’t know of the harmful effects, or they don’t care! Smoking is a big culprit of premature ageing, cigarettes will age your skin as well as taking years off your life. So remember that next time you’re tempted to light up! You should also try to drink in moderation, as alcohol dehydrates the skin which will deprive your complexion of moisture that is needed to keep it looking soft and youthful.
Studies have shown that stress actually causes physical changes in the body that can accelerate the aging process. Surges of hormones can cause your blood pressure to rise and make your heart beat faster. Taking time out to relax can help combat ageing, and help to keep you young and alert. Meditation is an effective way to really clear your mind and take time for yourself.
If you want to have young, gorgeous skin then it’s important to exfoliate twice a week. By removing dead skin cells, you’ll reveal new glowing skin underneath! NIVEA Visage Young Scrub Away Exfoliating Scrub unclogs pores and purifies the skin’s surface, giving you a healthy glow and a soft, youthful complexion.
Fall in Love
Whether you’re head over heels in love with your partner or passionate about something in your life, falling in love will keep you motivated and youthful. You’ll find your self-esteem is boosted and you’ll also gain benefits for your immune system. So rekindle the love in your relationship, or take up that sport or hobby that you’re passionate about to make you feel alive and energised.