How we look has a direct correlation with how we feel. When you look good you feel better about yourself, you have a better outlook on life, your confidence is higher and you can accomplish more. Today, Baby Boomers are putting off retirement, working longer and having to compete with a younger generation.
The market for anti-aging products is up to about 80 billion dollars and rising. Men and women are looking for ways to look longer and feeling younger for as long as possible. It is important to plan a regime for healthier younger looking skin. Your routine should include; diet, cleansing, moisturizing, sun screen, prayer and sleep. Here are some tips to help in developing your routine.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. —Genesis 1:29, KJV
It is important to watch your diet. Beyond just making you healthier (and more beautiful) in general, certain foods are particularly good for the skin. For example, oranges boost skin firming collagens because it is packed with vitamin C. Bell peppers contain anti-oxidants that reduce sun damage. Cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries have anti-oxidants and vitamin C that are good for your skin. Plus, sweet potatoes have vitamins A, C and E, which can help sustain a younger complexion and healthy hair.
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. —1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV
Protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. These rays are the number one cause of wrinkling of the skin. Use sun screen regardless of season and weather. UVA rays can penetrate glass so apply it to all exposed areas when you are exposed even when you’re inside. Use make-up products that contain sunscreen.
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. —Psalms 3:5, KJV
Rest is important to maintain smooth and healthy skin. Not getting enough sleep can affect your skin. While you are sleeping, collagen production increases through the production of cortisol and insulin. The prone position while sleeping reduces wrinkles because it reduces gravitational stress on facial skin. Facial muscles relax during sleep, allowing dermal layers of skin to rejuvenate and smooth fine lines.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. —Romans 15:13, KJV
Meditation and prayer are also important in reducing stress and anxiety, which may help to reduce our worry wrinkles, frown lines and the tightening of the neck and face muscles. It is important that your routine includes trusting and believing in the Lord.