Finally, one of the most powerful and healthy things you can do to retain your youthful beauty is being happy.
Yep—that’s it. Be happy. It’s simultaneously the easiest and most frustratingly difficult youth and beauty tip to put into regular practice.
Allowing yourself to descend into negativity ages you through inflammation—a physical condition brought on by prolonged stress that causes your body to, essentially, attack itself.
Stress activates your body’s natural defenses, which isn’t a bad thing by itself. But when that defense system remains “on,” never turning off, the body can be worn down, exacerbating conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Engage in relaxing activities like reading, journaling, and walking outdoors. Give yourself space to breathe by meditating in the mornings before you leave for work.
And don’t forget your social support structure! Friends, family, and other loved ones can make a huge difference in your stress levels, keeping you happy and thriving, even in the worst of times.
So put that smile on and treat yourself to a relaxing spa day. You’ll look all the younger for it.