We all fall into daily routines and rituals. But some of those habits can make us look and feel older than we are. With so many factors affecting how we look and feel — atmosphere, diet, and stress, just to name a few — it can be difficult to know what to address.
A good place to start is by recognizing that when it comes to sporting a healthy glow and having a bit of pep in your step, there’s no magic pill. The truth is: your best bet to look and feel young includes a healthy lifestyle and replacing less than stellar habits with those that can help ease the tide of time. And, adding in carefully selected supplements can help bolster your efforts.
Luckily, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you identify potential lifestyle slip-ups that can be making you look and feel sluggish, healthy swaps and bonus tips that can help you compete with Father Time.
Smoking. Smoking not only ages the skin and discolors teeth — it is also difficult to rid yourself of the smell. Though smoking can look “cool,” the harm it can cause far outweighs the positives. The negative effects of smoking go beyond appearance. The habit shortens your life by increasing your chance for cancer, damaging your lungs, and hurting your heart.
If you are concerned about aging or your health in general, throw out those cigarettes and replace them with something positive, such as deep breathing exercises, which can have a calming effect similar to smoking. Your family and friends will thank you.
Ante up with antioxidants. Adding extra antioxidants to your diet is a great way to boost your healthier lifestyle efforts. Supplements can be a smart source for additional antioxidants. RESERVE is a great tasting liquid supplement bursting with flavor that contains antioxidants. It’s portable gel-pack can be easily carried around anywhere you go, making it simple to supplement your diet with the support you need for full-body health and wellness. Created by Jeunesse Global, RESERVE contains a blend of superfruits from across the globe to such as Acai berries, pomegranate and blueberries. The unique blend contains no added sugars or artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Think of it as nature’s Skittles — sweet, bright and colorful — but great for you!
Failing to drink enough water. The body is composed of sixty percent water. Drinking your daily allowance of water benefits your body in countless ways. Regular hydration aids digestion, improves circulation, transports nutrients, maintains the body temperature, increases energy, aids in weight loss, improves the complexion of your skin, and boosts our immune system. In addition, drinking water improves the elasticity of the skin, which can help minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging. Unfortunately, many of us down sugary drinks, diet sodas and other beverages in lieu of the water our bodies need.
Drink your way to a better lifestyle. Water is one of the most miraculous products on earth, yet it can be difficult to stay hydrated. In addition to be necessary to sustain life, water is cheap, zero calories, and regular hydration can have major effects on your body. It can’t get any better than that! Don’t feel pressured to buy expensive bottled water — most tap water is thoroughly filtered, and a filter add-on to your faucet is much more cost efficient than bottled water. Plus, you won’t feel bad about polluting the environment with those plastic water bottles if you just refill from the faucet.
Take advantage of all the benefits of this essential element and leave the soda and other sugary drinks on the store shelf.
For that youthful glow, give your skin a boost of hydration with the Luminesce® HydraShield Mask. The HydraShield Mask helps minimize the effects of exposure to environmental aggressors with four powerful elements: antipollution, detoxification, hydration and Jeunesse-exclusive APT-200, a proprietary ingredient that aims to improve skin texture and tone. Made of coconut biocellulose, the mask is infused with antioxidant-rich shea butter and ultra-hydrating Asian grass root extract to instantly soothe and moisturize dull, tired skin.
A convenience-driven diet. We’re all busy multitasking and running from one thing to the next, grabbing fast-food meals on the go. Typically high in fat, salt and calories, all this convenience-driven eating can take a toll on our health, energy and waistline.
Ditch that fast-food diet for a program that makes it easy to adopt and maintain a healthier eating plan. There is no shortage of programs out there to help you make better food choices. We like ZEN Project 8. While it does sound like some kind of secret military program from an 80s action movie, ZEN Project 8 was actually created by a partnership between fitness expert Mark Macdonald and the youth enhancement company Jeunesse Global. The eight-week program teaches weight management for a healthy lifestyle through exercise, portion control, and proper instruction.
Part of the difficulty in keeping fit is not being aware what works and what doesn’t. ZEN Project 8 instructs their followers to “Eat in Threes.” This means eating a balanced meal every three hours. It is a systematic approach to getting healthy and leading a more youthful lifestyle. A big key in working out is to have the backup support needed to offer motivation when you are struggling. ZEN Project 8 has all of this in place for you.
Keep convenient and healthy proteins on hand to make sure you have access to the protein you’ll need to eat frequent balanced meals. The ZEN Fuze protein shake is a great option. It is a fusion of exclusive TruCELLE™ and whey proteins that helps you stay on plan. ZEN Fuse also features 21 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 5 strains of probiotics. Convenience never tasted so good!.
Tanning. Having a great tan can definitely make a person feel more attractive. After all, movies, magazines and shows all set the precedent of beautiful, sun-kissed skin. People like the appearance of their skin with a bit of color. While it is quite common to tan, the problems occur when it happens a bit too often.
Sun exposure is the number one cause of the visible aging of our skin. For the most part, it is more responsible than all other factors combined. UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, pigmentation, sunspots, reduced skin elasticity, the degradation of skin texture, and many other signs of skin aging.
Go for the bronze. Instead of exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays to get that golden glow, reach for one of the many advanced self-tanners or bronzers available today. These products have come a long way. Gone are the days of the Oompa Loompa orange tan. You can now achieve a sun-kissed glow that lasts for the day or the week with minimal fuss. Most importantly, use daily sunscreen protection. Sunscreen protection that contains natural minerals like zinc oxide are even better. Zinc oxide is the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient according to research.
Give your skin a beautiful kiss of sun with NV™ by Jeunesse. The entire line of airbrush foundations provides beauty with benefits. One of those benefits is the elegant glow of the NV Bronzer. For use on face and body, this product applies easily and provides beautiful coverage with a subtle shimmering glow for enviable results that last without smearing or transferring onto clothing. And NV contains hydrating and skin-loving ingredients, including the Jeunesse exclusive ATP-200. So, go ahead and get your guilt-free glow on!