The age-long quest for eternal youth and vitality has been sought by many over the years, and we can see it evidenced throughout history in mythical stories and legends like that of Snow White.
In the past, people sought magical elixirs and potions to cure their aging bodies, but today we have products that are backed by science and proven effective at reducing the signs of aging.
With modern medicine and technology, mankind has created some amazing products that will repair damaged cells and regenerate new healthy ones, keeping you looking and feeling years younger.
Today’s celebrities combine beauty products with healthy habits to stay looking younger for longer.
1. Sunscreen, Water, and Sleep
One of the most prominent signs of aging happens when your skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles, crinkles, laugh lines, dark spots, and frown lines begin to appear. The most basic ways that you, and many celebrities, can help protect your skin is by using sunscreen, drinking plenty of water, and getting the right amount of sleep. Reducing or cutting out trips to the tanning booth is also a good idea.
Harmful UV light rays can cause wrinkles to appear early and increase your risk for skin cancer. Even on cloudy days, you need to wear sunscreen because the UV rays can be intensified by the moisture in the clouds.
In an interview with Yahoo! Lifestyle, Jennifer Aniston stated that drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep is always important.
In 2015, a clinical study that was published in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic, & Investigational Dermatology found that drinking plenty of water helps to hydrate the skin and enhance the skin’s behavior. In 2011, Christina Aguilera told People Magazine that she prides herself on getting 8 hours of sleep a night, which is the daily recommendation for adults.
Celebrity model Christie Brinkley, who we can barely believe is in her 60s, swears by her vegetarian diet. Every day, she tries to pack in as many different colors as possible. While we don’t need to become a vegetarian like her, providing our bodies with the proper nutrients on a daily basis will help promote a healthy glow and get all of your organs (yes, skin is an organ) functioning better.
In addition to having a nutritional and complete diet, many celebrities avoid smoking and drinking alcohol to promote a youthful appearance.
Smoking and alcohol are well known to put extra wear and tear on your body and appearance. So we now know the simplest and cheapest ways that celebrities improve their skin, but what extra steps are they taking that we don’t know about?
3. Personalized Skin Care
In the past, people’s skin type didn’t really play a role in skin care, as products were generalized for everyone. Today, scientists have come to realize that we each have unique skin types that can benefit from a personalized skin care regimen.
Our age, ethnicity, gender, skin type, and where we live all play a role in how our skin develops over our lifetime. Some companies offer you personalized advice after you complete a short questionnaire and submit a selfie for review.
While celebrities may spend hundreds of dollars working with dermatologists to define a skincare regimen, normal people like us can quickly get advice from real experienced professionals through the internet.
4. Rejuvenating Skin Products
Bringing your inner natural beauty to the outside doesn’t have to involve plastic surgery or high-end skin care treatments. However, navigating the huge world of modern skin care products can be daunting. There are so many products out there that claim wonders, but don’t have the science to back it up. Some skin care products are little better than snake oil remedies that were sold at the turn of the 19th century.
Dendy Engelman, a celebrity dermatologist from New York City, recommends skin care products that contain “growth factors”. Growth factors, like those contained in Dr. Salameh’s Rejuvenating Serum, are natural substances produced by the skin to maintain its health.
They are responsible for repairing damaged skin, the state of elasticity, and help promote the skin’s protective functions. When looking for skincare products, search for the inclusion of growth factors, as well as retinoids and antioxidants. These ingredients can help boost your collagen production and smooth out fine wrinkles.
A Path Towards Health and Beauty
We may want a simple product in a bottle that when applied makes our wrinkles and age spots magically vanish, but the truth is that your appearance is greatly affected by the life choices you make.
While medical-grade skincare products backed by science can indeed help diminish the signs of aging, the first place you should start is to make sure you are eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, getting the right amount of sleep, and guarding your skin against the damaging UV rays of the sun.
Once you get your body’s health on track, you can start to define a skincare regimen that compliments you and helps that youthful appearance shine through. Get started improving your health and appearance from the inside out today!