Have you ever wondered how Samuel L. Jackson, who is now pushing 70 years old, or Sade, who is now 58, keep the glow of youth about them? How is it that we struggle to look the age we are and the stars of Hollywood manage to look sometimes decades younger? In this article, we will explore some of the secret, and maybe more common sense, ideas that help take and the keep the years off the faces of our favorite celebrities.
A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the things necessary to live is sleep. It turns out that this is also one of the most common secrets in the world of a Hollywood celebrity when it comes to looking their best, as well. Science backs this up.
When you got to sleep at night, your body takes this time to clear out dead cells from your brain and skin. This allows your body to make new synapses and generate new skins cells. You have to reach REM sleep to do this.
That means that midnight snack or alcoholic beverage will have to wait until tomorrow. Both are proven to keep you from this badly needed rejuvenating cycle of sleep. Make sure to put down your electronics earlier, as well.
The light, even on low, keeps your body in its day time phase. Elizabeth Taylor put it best when she said, “Honey, you’ll look like hell if you don’t get a good night’s sleep.”
Coconut Oil And Moisturizers
The next tip from the stars is to baby that skin. Applying a moisturizer to your skin every day not only helps to relieve the itching and cracking of dry skin that can happen to anyone, but it also helps to fill in the gaps. What do we mean by that?
A great lotion will help your skin to absorb moisture. This helps to even out your skin tone by filling in the gaps where your skin is missing that moisture. Simply drinking more water can help, as well. Another way to take care of your the largest organ your body owns is to lather it with coconut oil. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and a great moisturizer.
Many celebrities use it as skin lotion. Others take advantage of the fact that is easily absorbed into hair. This makes it a great conditioner. It can also offer a nice shine on those glamourous cheekbones and take off waterproof mascara. The largest attraction, here, is that it’s all natural.
When you look at stars like J-Lo and Angelina Jolie, one of the thoughts that might cross your mind is how in the world they got blessed with genes like those and where you can find them. To show off a six pack after 40 is a trick many of us would love to have the secret to.
Alas, science pops the bubble for us. These actresses, and many others like them, make very regular trips to the gym. Quite a few have their own personal trainers. It is a fact that after the age of 30, unless you are dedicated to a life of eating right and regular exercise, you will begin to lose some of your muscle mass.
The toned physiques of the stars that seem to elude the aging process do not happen by luck or chance. They work hard for it. Most usually include a balance of weight training and cardio. Even Marilyn Monroe, known for having curves in all the right places, admitted to a physical training regimen.
Looking to give old age the slip? Follow the stars.