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The Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger in 2021

Few people wouldn’t want to look and feel younger. For centuries, explorers, rulers, and companies have spent fortunes trying to find the secret to youth. Whether it was Ponce de Leon or a luxury skincare line, they have found limited success. That is because to look and feel younger you must do a combination of things. Doing one without the others will limit your results. So, take my advice with these seven proven secrets. All together they are the concoction to a more youthful you in 2021.

Goodbye Quarantine Hair

Regardless of where you spent the 2020 quarantine, we all ignored our hair. 2020 was the year of long hairstyles and the return of grey. However, it is time to take off the hats and get back into a haircare routine. It is time to cut the split ends, clean up the shape, and get rid of those inches of grey. Obviously we still can't see our stylists so try a home-dye to freshen things up a bit and say goodbye to quarantine hair.

Ditch the Sweatpants and PJs

Although many can look younger and carefree in sweatpants and PJs, it isn’t how most look their best. Just as you must say goodbye to the quarantine hair, do so with the quarantine uniform. Get out your little black dress or favourite Capri pants and colourful top. If you have put on a little weight over 2020, do fret. Go to your favourite online store and splurge a bit on an outfit or two. This will tide you over until you do the next secret.

Get Your Fitness Back on Track or Kick it Up a Notch

Over the last year, many have gained weight. With less activity outside of the home and regulations at gyms, it was a difficult year to maintain weight let alone lost it. So, it is time to get your fitness back or kick it up a notch. You don’t need to join an expensive gym or hire a personal trainer. You can start by adding daily walks to your routine. Maybe you continue to add something every week until you have increased your fitness level, reduced your stress, as well as shed some of the quarantine weight.

Use Sunless Tanning Cream and Sunscreen

The benefits of Vitamin D are countless, but the effects of the sun’s rays on our skin are too. You may have noticed wrinkles that never used to be there. A great way to lessen the sun’s effects is by applying a great sunless tanning cream. You can get that healthy and youthful glow without the drying effects of the sun. Additionally, to continue to protect your skin from aging and sun damage, apply sunscreen to your face, neck, hands, and any part of your body exposed to sunlight daily.

Drink More Water

The human body is made up of sixty percent water. Its importance to our health is paramount. Keeping well-hydrated enhanced our body’s functionality as well as our appearance. With eight full glasses of water a day, your skin will appear more full and tight. Of course, if you live in a dryer environment or exercise frequently, you may need to drink more water. A good rule of thumb is if you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.

Ditch Bad Habits

If you want to look and feel younger, you must ditch the most common bad habits that lead to aging. The first is smoking. Those wrinkles around your mouth didn’t just come from stress, sun, and frowning. They have been formed by the habit of smoking. Smoking is not only harmful to your health, but has become expensive and prohibited in most public places. The second bad habit you should kick is drinking an excessive amount of adult beverages. In moderation, wine and other alcoholic beverages can be beneficial. However, alcohol to the point of tipsy or drunk is too much. It’s time to grow up and know when is enough.

Eat Your Way to a More Youthful You

A way to quickly make you feel more youthful is by eating right. And, eventually this feeling becomes a visual reality in your appearance. By adding nutrient-rich foods, you can eat your way to a more youthful you. This is not as easy as it sounds. You may need to take the advice of experts with a nutritional therapy consultation. These consultations are typically an hour to analyze your current lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. For the best nutritional plan for your overall well-being, an appointment with a nutritional therapy professional is an excellent investment in you.

Follow these seven secrets in order to accomplish your 2021 goals. You can look and feel younger this year. Let this year be your best year yet!

Louise Mercieca

Nutritional Therapist

Personal Trainer

Award-winning Author

Food writer

Presenter on Early Years TV Food

Keynote speaker

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