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4 Tips to Slow Down the Aging Process Naturally
Zuri Hawkins Jarret

By Zuri Hawkins Jarret, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist | PharmD, MPH, BCPS

Last Updated on February 8th, 2024

Beauty & Skin Care

4 Tips to Slow Down the Aging Process Naturally

Growing old brings a lot of changes in our bodies, both biologically and physiologically. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 American adults are getting less than 7 hours of sleep—that’s a third of the country suffering from poor sleep. The average adult needs between 7 to 9 hours every night, not just on the weekends. Some of the most common signs of aging are dark spots, sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, patchy skin, and open pores. Though there are several other signs of aging, these are the ones that are the easiest to notice.

Although the process of aging is inevitable, there are some ways to slow it down and prolong it as much as possible. These natural ingredients for anti-aging techniques can help one fight the signs of aging. While plenty of products promise you anti-aging results, there are several natural ways to get the same results.

 

1. Add some vitamin A to your diet

Food rich in Vit A

Most dermatologists prescribe retinoids as a way of adding vitamin A to a patient’s diet. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, textured skin, and dark spots. Therefore, just by adding retinoids to your skin care routine, you can prevent the early signs of aging. Thus, vitamin A is one of the best anti-aging supplements.

2. Focus on staying fit

Elderly couple Focusing on staying fit

One can stay fit by making changes to their diet and lifestyle. It is vital to eat nutritious food and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight. People who are fit can tackle the early signs of aging better than people who do not control their diet or lifestyle. Fit people have a healthy gut and high immunity levels which naturally slow down the aging process.

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3. Drink plenty of water

Senior Man drinking water

Staying hydrated is vital for staying healthy. Water washes away most of the impurities in the body. Drinking water regularly also keeps your skin moisturized, and thus, helps fight the early signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. Thus, people who do not drink water frequently can face skin problems when they grow old.

4. Get adequate sleep

Senior man sleeping

Inadequate sleep can make your face appear dull and old. It is a vital activity as our bodies repair itself while we are sleeping. When you do not get enough sleep, your body is unable to replenish itself, leading to problems like dull skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, to prevent the signs of aging, one should ensure they get at least 7 hours of sleep every day.

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Zuri Hawkins Jarret

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Zuri Hawkins Jarret

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist | PharmD, MPH, BCPS

  • Zuri Hawkins-Jarrett graduated with her doctorate in pharmacy from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She completed her residency training with Piedmont Columbus Regional in ambulatory care.
  • Zuri also has a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University with a focus on Prevention Science. She has a passion for pharmacy and public health to help those in her community diagnosed with chronic conditions.

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