11 Drinks To Avoid If You're Over 40 And Want to Look Younger
In today’s video, we will tell you drinks that you should avoid if you’re over 40 and want to look younger. From coffee, soda, alcohol, lemonade to white wine and …
Is your body showing signs of aging that don't
align with the number of candles you blew
out on your last birthday?
Hi viewers and welcome back to another Bestie
Lots of factors play into how fast you age,
and this can show on your face.
While genetics obviously can have a big role
in the aging process which is beyond your
control, there are still plenty of things
you can control to look younger.
These include avoiding things like smoking,
sun exposure and an unhealthy diet.
But there is one more thing that you should
also watch out for if you want to look younger.
We are talking about what you drink.
In fact, taking charge of what you drink can
help you stay young on the inside and the
And In today’s video, we will tell you drinks
that you should avoid if you’re over 40
and want to look younger.
From coffee, soda, alcohol, lemonade to white
wine and more, watch till the end to learn
about all of them.
Lemonade: All citrus wears away your enamel,
but lemons may be the worst of the worst.
In fact, lemon juice created the most dental
damage as compared to orange and grapefruit
juice, in a General Dentistry study.
Add the sugar in lemonade to the equation,
and you have enamel wear from the acid, plus
plaque buildup from the sugar, creating stains
Make sure you sip from a straw if you must.
What’s your favourite drink on a hot day?
We would love to know in the comments section
Milk: Although milk provides you with calcium
— a critical mineral for bone health and
muscle function — it also tends to increase
This can lead to a rise in oxidative stress,
one of the causes of premature aging.
Dairy is also high in milk sugar, called lactose,
which can increase the formation of AGEs,
leading to collagen damage.
Instead, try to get your calcium from other
sources such as green leafy vegetables, or
It's ok to eat a little bit of a low-sugar
Greek yogurt here and there, but be sure you
read the label and compare products to find
the best option lowest in sugar.
Citrus Fruit Juices: Citrus fruits like lemons,
limes, grapefruits and oranges make for a
refreshing, healthy snack or tasty drink addition—especially
on hot days.
But beware: If juices from these refreshing
fruits drip onto your skin while you're preparing
or munching on them, they can be harmful for
This is because these juices can act as topical
photosensitizers and lead to horrible, skin-aging
sunburns, according to a study.
Not only could a serious sunburn cause liver
spots and wrinkles, this type of burn may
also cause a painful, prickling, burning sensation.
Sugary Cocktails: Pina Coladas?
Yup, they're all part of the same crew that
you don't want to invite into your life on
a regular basis.
When you eat simple sugar in excess, the sugar
molecules combine with proteins in your body
and form compounds that can damage the skin's
This, in turn, has an aging effect.
These sweet drinks can have over 50 grams
of added sugar in a single cocktail.
Plus, the alcohol in the drinks can dehydrate
you, making fine lines and wrinkles more apparent.
Soda: Soda isn’t kind to your teeth or your
It is highly acidic and wears away tooth enamel,
making your teeth more susceptible to decay.
And a less than shiny smile can make your
whole face look haggard.
But that’s not all: soda’s high sodium
levels can age your skin as well.
In addition, soda drinkers may be dehydrated
because they’re more likely to reach for
the sweet stuff than water, causing puffiness
and dull skin.
Skip both diet and regular sodas and opt for
fruit infused water when you want a flavored
Energy Drinks: Your grab and go Red Bull habit
isn't going to do your future 40 year old
self any favors.
If you feel like you need energy drinks to
power through your day, get to bed earlier
Improving your sleep works wonders to help
you feel and look younger, but energy drinks
do just the opposite
Energy drinks are very high in sugar and very
acidic, which can damage your teeth and leave
them more prone to stains.
This will age your smile.
Plus, their high caffeine and sodium content
can lead to dehydration, especially if you
are drinking them instead of water.
Since dehydration is one of the main factors
that contributes to older looking skin, aim
to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water
And even more if you're drinking alcohol or
If regular water just doesn't do it for you,
give detox water a try.
Alcohol: Just one night out drinking can dehydrate
your skin to a point where wrinkles and fine
lines become temporarily more noticeable.
It’s even worse if you have naturally dry
If heavy drinking is a regular thing, you
could face some potentially irreversible skin
Alcohol also causes blood vessels on your
skin’s surface to dilate.
For intermittent drinkers, this causes temporary
However, over time, the capillaries can dilate
so much that they actually burst, creating
visible red and purple veins, especially across
your face and cheeks.
This can make you look older in the long run.
Once the changes of broken blood vessels have
developed, those will not reverse on their
Treatments such as laser therapy and some
topical products can help to improve the appearance.
Try drinking at least one glass of water before
you take your first sip of wine and alternating
alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic ones,
including seltzer water, orange juice spritzers
or even still water.
Drinking water between alcoholic beverages
will combat ethanol-induced dehydration, which
will help your skin look better the next day.
White Wine: White wine falls into its own
category because of its surprising dental
While a glass of red will give you an instant
wine mouth, the acid in white wine damages
your enamel and makes your teeth more prone
to longer-lasting stains.
This makes you look older than your actual
So if you always end your day with a glass
of white wine, your teeth may be more vulnerable
to those coffee stains the next morning.
Here's what not to do.
You should not brush your teeth immediately
after drinking white wine.
Brushing already acidic teeth can further
the erosion of your enamel.
You need to give your teeth time to remineralize
after being bathed in an alcoholic beverage.
Wait for at least an hour after drinking before
lifting a toothbrush.
Anything Caffeinated: Caffeine is like any
other diuretic; it can make you excrete fluid,
and deplete your body of moisture.
And yes, that includes your skin.
Anything dehydrating can dehydrate your skin,
making it look dull and aged.
It's simple to combat the consequences of
one too many cups of coffee.
Moisturizer, hands down, is the easiest way
to look younger instantly.
Try one that has hyaluronic acid, a super-moisturizing
ingredient that holds 1,000 times its weight
Too much caffeine can also disrupt your sleep,
and sleep is a game changer when it comes
to your youthful glow.
If possible, cut down on caffeinated colas
and limit yourself to one or two cups of coffee
in the morning to avoid disrupting your precious
Trying to quit caffeine?
It might not be as easy as you think.
Watch this video titled “What Caffeine Withdrawal
Does To Your Body” to find out why.
Now back to drinks to avoid for younger looking
Sparkling water: Research has linked this
popular drink to weight gain.
According to the findings of this research,
fizzy drinks can increase your levels of ghrelin,
the hunger hormone, which ultimately results
in cravings and snacking.
While binging on sugary, carb-heavy foods
certainly isn’t great for ageing skin, these
types of drinks also contain a variety of
On the whole, artificial sweeteners are often
used in low sugar products as a way of providing
sweetness but without the drawbacks.
The problem is that sweeteners aren’t that
good for your health either.
They can place pressure on the liver and affect
your population of friendly gut bacteria which
in turn can influence the health of your skin
making you look older.
The taste of plain, still water may not be
for everyone; that’s why there’s such
a demand for alternatives in the first place.
Instead of relying on drinks like sparkling
water though, it might be best if you look
at ways to make water more appealing.
You can try Fruit infuser bottles.
This bottle allows you to infuse your water
with fresh fruit, providing a sweet flavour
but without any of the harmful additives or
Iced Coffee: Drinking a caffeinated beverage
out of a straw—how most of us down our daily
iced coffee—is a skin-aging double-whammy.
During the day, you are exposed to skin-stressors
like UV rays, but while you sleep your cells
Too much caffeine can interfere with sleep
quality, cutting into this rejuvenation time
and prematurely aging the skin.
What's more, in an article, researchers explain
how repetitive facial movements, like sipping
through a straw, can cause fine lines and
Instead of sucking down an iced coffee, sip
on hot green or black tea, which may ward
off wrinkles by fighting inflammation and
improving your skin's elasticity.
Was there any drink in today’s video that
you drink regularly?
Which drink would be most difficult for you
Let us know in the comments section below!