Depending on one’s lifestyle habits, there are factors that can either contribute to the aging process or work to reverse it. With the help of twin research studies, it has become increasingly evident that genetics may only play a minor role in how an individual ages. Therefore, it’s essential to pay attention to several key practices that directly affect this process. Here are five key factors that have been shown to help reverse aging:
Foods like berries, dark leafy greens, green tea, garlic, broccoli, and tomatoes are extremely rich in antioxidants, which help to destroy the free radicals that stimulate aging. Furthermore, drinking eight to 10 glasses of purified water every day helps the skin stay hydrated and keeps the body detoxified.
Using an advanced stem cell therapy skin care line, like Venus Skin, allows the skin to essentially reclaim what it loses with age. The process involves taking the growth factors and cytokines of a cell and applying it to the skin; these actives have the remarkable ability to repair damaged skin (which happens with aging over time). This replenishment of tissues essentially turns back the clock and provides the skin with stem cells that it has lost through the natural aging process.
Fasting has been used as a powerful healing modality for thousands of years, as it effectively reduces inflammation in the body, boosts immunity, and enhances tissue healing. These are all key characteristics of longevity and anti-aging that allow tissue repair hormones to work most efficiently. The ideal way to fast intermittently is to give your body approximately 12 hours between dinner and breakfast every day. What this does is allow a full four hours for complete digestion, followed by eight hours for complete liver detoxification.
Meditation is an extremely effective practice that reduces stress in the body and has a physiological impact on how fast one ages. It is well known by science that stress (mental, emotional, and physical) directly exacerbates the aging process, causing increased oxidation of cells and inflammation. Thankfully, just 15 minutes of daily meditation can result in significant stress reduction and an increase in longevity.
It’s crucial at all times to show yourself compassion and self-love. Our minds have an incredibly powerful effect on our physiology—this is why much of our health and longevity has to do with both how we perceive ourselves and how much effort we put in to caring for ourselves. Give yourself time to rest, exercise, and create daily rejuvenation sessions in which you can enjoy your skin care routine. Also be sure to take warm, comforting baths with essential oils and, most of all, love yourself!