Sure, anti-aging lotions, serums, and creams stashed in our medicine cabinets can of course slow down the aging process and make skin glow.  But when it comes to preventing and fading fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots, making smart lifestyle changes is the secret to see significant changes, and we’re here to share them with you.

1. Skip the Straw.

Using a straw seems like an innocent enough habit, what could it possibly do?  But over time, using straws can lead to wrinkles around the mouth.  This is something that can easily be avoided.


2. Seriously, throw out the cigs.

If you ever needed a reason to quit, you just got the most beneficial one.  Not only does not smoking reduce your chances of getting lung cancer or heart disease, smoking can cause serious damage to your looks.  The habit takes a major toll on your appearance, causing premature skin aging, wrinkles, and stained teeth.


3. Eat your antioxidants.

We all know what a healthy diet does for your body, but do you know the wonders it can do for your skin?  Eating fruits and veggies that contain antioxidants like vitamin B and E can make your skin look fresh and healthy. For vitamins B6 and B12, fill up your plate with fish and poultry.  For vitamin E, foods like almonds, sunflower seeds, and what germ oil, are all terrific sources.

4. Pack on the protein.

Most women don’t know the daily amount of protein they should be eating a day.  On average, a woman should have about 46 grams a day.  Hitting that target will help lower cravings, loosing weight, and keeping skin looking great.  Great sources of protein are chicken, tofu, and fish.

5. Cut back on the sugar.

Not only can sugar harm your overall health and weight, it can take a toll on your skin as well.  A little sugar once in a while won’t hurt, but it is recommended to consume sugar in small amounts, that way you can focus on leading an active lifestyle and having an overall healthy diet.