Aging is like sunshine, it's a part of life. And just as there is shade from the sun, there's things not to do so you ageless!
From wrinkle removers, to fat injections and magic potions women have been searching for that fountain of youth. According to research, Americans spend $8 billion on cosmetics, and trips to the plastic surgeon are up 59 percent since 2000!
Before you nip and tuck, Dr. Jennifer Landa says staying young has a lot to with how you live. Landa said you may not want to do certain things to look timeless.
Landa's 5 Things that will age you:
First up, TOXINS: Staying away from toxins is a big thing that people can do to avoid looking old Jennifer Landa.
The toxin BPA in plastic water bottles mimics our hormones, specifically estrogen, which can give women an imbalance and increase risk of heart disease, causing our organs to age.
"Aging of all of our organs every single internal organ, including of course the skin, which is one of our biggest organs," Dr. Landa said.
Besides plastic water bottles, watch out for canned food. It could contain BPA too! Look for labels that say BPA free. Also try taking milk thistle supplements, which help the liver cleanse toxins out of the body. Another trigger for aging is inflammation.
Second item and a biggie..SUGAR! Sugar causes our body to store fat which increases the risk of inflammation, according to Dr. Landa.
A lack of the third one will also age you: SLEEP
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