Youth-Preserving Essential Oils: Myrrh, Frankincense, Rose and Lavender.
Stay looking and feeling young naturally
From the moment we`re born our biological clock starts to tick – but that doesn`t mean we have to fall apart. Follow these natural tips to keep feeling fit.
No surprise then that anything which generates free radicals speeds up ageing. The UV rays in sunlight, cigarette smoke and polluting chemicals such as nitrites found in tap water are chief offenders.
Smoking, for example can make a 30 year-old look 10 years older than she or he really is. In other words you are going to need lots of extra antioxidants.
Stress not only accelerates ageing, it also affects longevity. In other words, people living in a relaxed environment seem to live for longer as well as looking younger than they really are. While we may not be able to escape the stresses of modern life, the way we deal with them can have a profound influence on our apparent age.
HOW NATURAL THERAPIES CAN HELP
The pure essential oils of plants have many therapeutic properties including the ability to keep the skin youthful. A feature of ageing is the slowing down of cell division. Essential oils help the cells to regenerate more efficiently. They encourage the sebaceous glands to produce enough oil to keep the skin well lubricated, so preserving its precious moisture reserves and keeping it supple. Some of the best youth-preserving essential oils are myrrh, frankincense, rose and lavender.
These Essential Oils will cleanse the air of all germs and bacteria that will harm your skin cells, and with time it will bring a glow to your skin that will make you look younger. In other words it helps healing dead cells by being airborne.
OTHER SELF-HELP TIPS
Virtually everything that gets worse as you get older gets better as you exercise. The benefits come from improvement cardiovascular fitness, lung capacity and circulation. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and running also builds strong bones. Exercise increases the brain`s uptake of body fuel, and sports requiring skill, balance and visual alertness – such as tennis and golf – – help to maintain a healthy brain.
Learn to switch off
Relaxation can work miracles when it comes to rejuvenation, yet for most of us moments of true relaxation – when your mind is clear, your body free of tension and time seems irrelevant – are fleeting or perhaps only experienced on holiday. Deep wrinkles or `worry lines` are just that – they reflect our inner stress. Meditation is one of the most effective ways to calm the mind and body.
Give yourself a mini-holiday for at least 20 minutes each day. Pick a time you`re not likely to be disturbed, switch off the phone and sit with your legs outstretched and arms loosely by your side. Close your eyes and become aware of your breathing. If your mind starts to wander, imagine you`re looking at a beautiful flower or flickering candle flame and let it hold your attention.
With age our bodies lose flexibility. Regular stretching is one of the best ways to preserve our suppleness. Tight, contracted muscles affect our energy levels as well as our posture. Yoga is one of the best regimes for stretching every muscle and for keeping joints fully mobile. Women in their forties and fifties who do yoga regularly have a body that might pass for that of a svelte twenty something.
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