Because the effects of aging are heavily impacted by diet and lifestyle—which means YOU can tilt the odds in your favor and…
- Enjoy rejuvenated skin that shines with a youthful glow
- Regain thick, lustrous, healthy hair
- Melt away unwanted fat once and for all
- Wake up in the morning bursting with energy that lasts all day
As a consequence, your skin will become prone to cracking, which can result in itching and even bleeding.
To help rehydrate chronically dry and itchy skin:
- Apply moisturizer on damp skin: Moisturizer creates a barrier that helps keep existing moisture in your skin, and reduces the development of irritation and dryness.
- Wash your face with warm water: Warm water is less dehydrating than hot water, and hot water can damage the keratin cells in your skin’s outer layer. Since keratin possesses moisturizing properties and helps maintain skin elasticity, keratin damage will speed up the onset of sagging, dehydrated, itchy skin.
- Top up your body’s hyaluronic acid stores: Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet of a molecule, able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Healthy, natural sources of hyaluronic acid include soy-based foods (such as tofu and soy milk), citrus fruits (like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits), and bone broth.
Waking up tired and groggy… Dozing off after lunch and in front of the TV… Feeling apathetic and disinterested… Raging, relentless headaches…
These are all-too-familiar signs of chronic fatigue.
Now, one of the most popular energy boosters people turn to is coffee…
However, the problem with coffee is that you're tricking your tired body into thinking your body’s depleted energy reserves are fuller than they are.
So while a cup of coffee may give you a short-term energy kick… Your low energy levels are only being masked, and the root cause of fatigue being ignored.
Instead of having 4, 5, even 6 cups of coffee to power you through your days, you can raise your energy levels by improving your sleep quality.
One of my favorite tips for ensuring a good night's rest is to avoid looking at any screens 1-2 hours before going to bed.
The blue light emitted by all screens suppresses the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your circadian rhythm (AKA: your sleep-wake cycle).
To tackle age-related weight gain, one of the quickest, healthiest, most natural solutions is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet.
Fiber is a crucial part of the puzzle when it comes to improving your metabolism, gut health, and ridding toxins from your body.
Fiber is also great for weight management thanks to adding satiating volume to your meal, at the cost of negligible additional calories.
6 of my favorite fiber sources inlcude beans, lentils, chickpeas, whole grains, nuts & seeds, and vegetables.
Most women (and men too, but to a lesser extent) begin experiencing skin laxity, or loosening due to a loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Now I’ve already warned against drinking coffee as a bandaid for not getting enough sleep, and/or low-quality sleep…
But did you know that caffeine also reduces newly synthesized collagen in your skin cells? In other words, caffeine consumption accelerates the aging of your skin. And the more caffeine you consume, the faster your skin ages.
That’s the bad news…
The good news is that as your caffeine consumption drops, your body’s collagen synthesis will naturally improve, as will your skin.
In addition, to combat collagen-deprived skin, a skincare routine rich in antioxidants, silica, and copper goes a long way. This particular combination works well together because:
- Antioxidants neutralize the skin aging effects caused by caffeine, and rejuvenate tired skin cells at the same time.
- In a study with 50 healthy volunteers aged between 40 and 65 years, all with visible signs of aging skin, silica was proven to improve wrinkled and rough skin.
- Copper stimulates fresh collagen and elastin production.
Together they're a potent blend for reclaiming smooth, plump, rosy skin.
To quickly bring all these solutions together for you…
- Instead of chugging collagen-reducing coffee to power through your days, focus on getting a good night's rest. Leave your phone in the kitchen and pick up a book that lulls you to sleep.
- If you want to manage your weight and get rid of the toxins in your body, eat a fiber-rich diet.
- Lastly, to prevent sagging of your skin, nurture your skin with antioxidants, silica, and copper.