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Love Yourself More, You’ll Age Better!

Anti-aging is about nurturing ourselves both on the surface and from within. Quite simply, anti-aging means looking after ourselves, so that our appearance reflects our inner vitality and radiance.  It’s doing what we can to sustain our bodies, and keep ourselves looking and feeling healthy and well rested.

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Anti-aging isn’t (or shouldn’t be) about making youth the one and only beauty standard. Our bodies have earned their years, and we should love them for it!

At every stage of life we need to love and respect our bodies enough to give ourselves what we need to look and feel our best. 

Our philosophy at Obey Your Body is that anti-aging is about inner health and outer beauty. There is no better method of anti-aging than to tune into your body’s requests, and to give it what it requires to thrive. Whether it’s for hydration, nutrients, or rest, your skin is very quick to show you what your body is lacking.

Anti-aging Diet

It makes sense that the largest organ in our bodies will reflect our overall health. If we eat a diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, and essential nutrients, we can help restore the natural imbalances caused by aging. When we replenish those nutritional imbalances, the body will begin to show its appreciation naturally, by improving the overall look and texture of our skin.

 

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Let’s talk practical. Here are some of the foods we should try incorporate into our diets for anti-aging: 

  • Watercress
  • Bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Fish
  • Spinach
  • Papaya
  • Nuts
  • Avocado
  • Sweet potato
  • Pineapples
  • Dark chocolate
  • Olives

Some of the foods we should avoid for anti-aging are a bit more obvious, and include things like:

  • White sugar (opt instead for honey or fruit sugars)
  • White bread
  • Caffeine 
  • Alcohol
  • Processed meats
  • Margarine

 Lifestyle Habits for Anti-aging 

A major part of aging healthily and beautifully is about our lifestyles. Aside from your diet, this includes developing healthy habits with regards to managing your stress, sleeping and hydration.

Anti-aging from within age well with obey your body

Stress

Put simply, stress results in high amounts of cortisol, which causes a breakdown of collagen and elastin – the proteins that keep our skin firm and allow it to bounce back. Most of us suffer from some level of stress, and we all need to find healthy ways of dealing with it. Take up yoga, meditate, go for walks, swims, and whatever it takes to combat our stress. Managing stress won’t only result in a more youthful complexion, but a much happier You!

 

Sleeping Habits

As we age the quality of our sleep diminishes. However, getting enough rest is as critical for our mental and physical well being, as it is for the appearance of our skin. Make an effort to listen to your body in this regard, if you need more sleep, your body and skin will show it. Develop a healthy sleep routine and stick to it. 

 

Hydration

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Aging also causes a natural decrease in our sebum production, making our skin much drier. This dryness is largely to blame for our skin’s loss of elasticity. Lack of hydration needs to be restored through diet, a suitable skincare routine, and drinking enough water.

 Surprise, surprise, but the healthy functioning of our bodies is also dependent on drinking enough water! It sounds overly simple, but drinking water is a habit worth investing your efforts in, and it will do so much for your overall health, and the appearance of aging skin.

 It has even been proven that drinking water can drastically improve memory, so if you needed further motivation, there it is!

 

Skincare for Anti-Aging

Caring for ourselves from within is key, but what about the surface? While our nutrition, hydration and sleeping habits are all critical to aging beautifully, we also need an anti-aging skincare routine that supports our efforts. 

 

Gentle exfoliation

It’s pointless applying any anti-aging creams and serums to dead skin. Using a gentle, non abrasive exfoliator a couple of times a week helps to peel away dead skin cells and supports your skin in its natural renewal process.

 

Firming Day Cream

No matter your skin type, if you are over 40 your skin needs a moisturizer that will stimulate its collagen production, replenish moisture, fight free radicals and restore its vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a tall order, but there are products on the market that fit these criteria. 

 Obey Your Body’s DECO Collection has a Collagen infused firming cream that works beautifully to restore elasticity and boost the skin’s natural collagen production. What’s great about this particular product is that it uses natural ingredients like algae and evening primrose oil to encourage the skin’s renewal process. It also uses Genistein, a powerful derivative of soybean oil, to activate your collagen production. There’s little need for artificial chemicals when there’s so many powerful resources in nature to support your beauty, health and vitality.

 

Anti-aging from within age well with obey your body sunscreen spfSun Protection 

While staying out of the sun might be best for your skin… 

The real question should be, what is best for your soul? We all want to live our best lives, and sometimes that involves a bit of sunshine!

 The right hat can be a fabulous addition to any outfit, and paired with high quality spf coverage, there’s no reason to hide inside. The DECO Collection also has an Age-Reverse Moisturizing Sunscreen Cream with an SPF-15 that is great for everyday wear.

 

Rich and Effective Anti-Aging Night Cream

 Night-time is when our skin does its healing. While we’re giving our bodies the rest they deserve, our skin is in the perfect state to absorb and replenish what was lost during the day. You need a moisturizer that will fight uv damage, and activate your skin’s natural regeneration with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. The DECO Overnight Cell-Renewal Cream has these components, but is also made of natural ingredients including nut butter, aloe vera, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-1, and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide. These ingredients work in unison with your skin’s natural oils to effectively smooth and nourish the skin.

 

ObeyYourBody DECO Youth Renew Bio Magnetic MaskMasks That Cleanse and Replenish

Just as the rest of your body sometimes needs a deeper cleanse, and extra nourishment, so does your skin. When you have a more mature skin, it’s better to opt for masks that are less abrasive, and focus their ingredients on nourishment.

When looking for an anti-aging mask to restore moisture and elasticity, you ideally want a product packed with antioxidants, that helps trigger your collagen production, and offers your skin a healthy dose of vitamins. A self-warming mask is great for this as it opens the pores gently to allow for better nutrient absorption.

 For a deeper clean, you want something gentle, that draws out impurities without depleting the skin’s hydration. A magnetic mask works wonders for this, and also encourages your natural cell renewal.

 

Anti-aging should be about self-care & nurturing ourselves both on the surface and from within.

Our worth doesn’t diminish with our years. We’ve earned the right to be beautiful, and should be proud of every year of life that we’ve been gifted. Self love is rewarding our bodies for how far they’ve brought us, and strengthening, and nurturing them into our next phase of life.

If we pay attention to our overall health and well being, and give our bodies what they need, then our skin will follow.

 

Embrace your inner health, and outer beauty!

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