If 40 is indeed the new 30, then let’s embrace aging gracefully. Today, modern women have more resources than ever to look their best and thrive. But with the internet screaming at you to sell products and subscribe to services, it’s easy to get confused by all the noise. While many opinions differ on the subject, there are some universal, no-gimmick truths when it comes to the subject of age. Read ahead for the Best Anti-Aging Secrets for Women:
10. Avoid Refined Sugar
The warnings about sugar are becoming a hot topic. Some conspiracy articles are even suggesting that sugar companies are deliberately hiding info on the white stuff, making it seem safer than it really is for consumers. In any case, we know that sugar is a no-no if you are trying to lose weight, but other than adding pounds, it could also be adding years. Excess sugar in the bloodstream can attach to proteins and form “advanced glycation end products.” These harmful new molecules strip your body’s natural ability to maintain collagen fibers, which are well known to be your best friend when it comes to anti-aging. Whether it’s in the form of cookies, candy, bread, ketchup, or juice, it doesn’t matter. Sugar is sugar, and it’s best avoided.
9. Care for Your Hands
While so many women lament the fine lines and wrinkles that appear in on their faces, some overlook the same problems happening on their hands. In fact, the skin on hands is thin and sensitive, making it very susceptible to age spots and wrinkles. It also lacks fat, which helps keep skin looking young. Combine that with almost constant sun exposure, and you’ve got a dead give away about how many candles will be on your next birthday cake. Instead, care for your hands. As a general rule, any special treatment you give your face should also include your hands. Rub extra anti-aging cream on them every time you use it, and do the same with sunscreen.