With more and more people living longer, anti-aging has become a big business. This article looks at the causes of premature aging and provides tips on how to keep looking younger for longer. The latest research shows that about seventy-five percent of skin aging is caused by overexposure to the sun. This is a huge number and should be taken very seriously for anyone looking for ways to delay the aging process. In my opinion, this is actually common sense because when anything burns, it tends to wilt and become all wrinkled. This is what can happen to people’s skin, it may not happen immediately but after thirty years of excessive exposure to the sun, wrinkles are likely to appear. For people who enjoy spending time in the sunbathing because it makes them feel good and loves the look of tan, I recommend using a sunscreen. This should be used regularly as directed, and if you start to feel your body burn then this is the time when you should look for some shade or cover-up. It is also important to make sure we get enough sleep. Research suggests that people who sleep on average only about six hours each night will age much faster than people who average eight hours. Again, this makes perfect sense as if you have a period of two weeks when you are not getting enough sleep, bags can appear under your eyes. If you sleep really well, you tend to wake up not only feeling refreshed and awake but also looking refreshed and healthy. My advice here for people who have developed these bags under their eyes is to use a good eye cream or gently massage their eyes every day. Smoking can definitely speed up the aging process. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it is essential for people seeking to delay the aging process. Of course there are many other reasons to quit smoking, so be brave and find ways to quit smoking today. I’ve heard a lot of people refer to someone with a comment like, It looks like they’ve lived a difficult life. It is often referred to as someone who looks older than they actually is. It seems that they have not been taken care of, or that they have not received enough love in their lives. What I think happened is that they lived a stressful life. So what we need to do is try to live as much of a stress-free life as possible. This, of course, is not that easy. What we need to do is to think in a more positive and proactive way. We need to start loving ourselves and being happy with who we are and what we have. Thinking this way will definitely help you, in my opinion, in your anti-aging quest.