Age is just a number, and you don’t have to accept that you’ll look your age if you don’t want to. Sure, some of looking younger than you are comes with family genes, but you can work on being healthier and younger looking (and feeling) by taking care of yourself too.

Not only do you want to adhere to the following lifestyle choices, but you should also make sure that you aren’t doing things that negate the good work you do, like smoking, drinking, or doing drugs. All of these things can age you prematurely.

Eat The Right Foods

The food you put into your body, well, everything you put into your body, has an effect on how you look and how you feel. If you eat a lot of vitamin rich foods, like fruits and vegetables, your skin will be nourished and so with the rest of your body. That can mean clearer skin, which can mean a younger appearance.

That also means cutting out things like salt and sugar, and even caffeine. These things all have their negative effects. Salt can make you puffy and cause you to retain water. Sugar is addictive and it, and greasy foods, can help lead to issues with things like acne.

Drink Your Water

Your body is mostly made up of water, and you need it to survive. That means that drinking water is important, but it also does more for you. Drinking water each day can help nourish your skin from the inside out. It also helps clear your skin and cleanse your system.

Work Up A Sweat

You should be exercising if you want to stay young looking, and feeling. Things like yoga can help you stay flexible, which is something those younger folks have that many older ones don’t. Getting your heart rate up helps keep your heart feeling young and healthy too, Sweating is a great way to get the impurities out of your body and out of your skin. Just make sure that you take a shower afterward. You want to rinse off all of those impurities now that they’ve been released.

Use The Right Products

There are plenty of anti-aging products on the store shelves these days. Take some time to look at reviews of some of them and find what will work best for your age, skin type, and needs.

You should, products or not, be cleansing your skin in the morning and then again before you go to bed at night. Moisturize if you have dry skin, from face to toes.

You don’t have to accept that aging means looking old. Just do what you can to take care of yourself and stay healthy, and you’ll be wowing people by looking years younger than you are.