As much as many of us would like to, you can’t turn back time, but there are some useful tips and things you can do to help set the clock back a little way when it comes to your appearance and energy levels.

Here are some pointers on why taking a spa vacation could be the perfect tonic for your mind and body, including how your diet can help the anti-aging process, the benefits of sleep, and ways to improve your appearance and skin.

Plenty of antioxidants in your diet

There is no magic formula that restores your youthful appearance or manages to boost your energy levels to a much higher level but there are a number of things you can do that combine to slow down those sands of time a bit.

Visiting a place like the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa can help you get into a more relaxed frame of mind and as well as bringing down your stress levels a notch or two, a few well-chosen treatments can help to restore some vitality to your skin.

In addition to visiting a spa for some treatments and to recharge your batteries, there are some daily things you can do with your diet throughout the year that will improve your odds of staying on the right side of your body clock.

Making sure you get plenty of antioxidants in your diet will help the anti-ageing cause no end.

Think about eating foods that are going to provide a positive benefit to your skin, such as pomegranates and other fruit and vegetables that are loaded with vitamin C and E, in particular.

Consuming foods rich in antioxidants isn’t a quick-fix for your skin but you should notice a difference in your skin tone and lines if you keep up the good work and eat healthily regularly.

It’s hard to beat a good night’s sleep

In terms of natural remedies, it is hard to argue with the healing power and benefits of getting plenty of restful sleep.

Taking yourself out of your normal environment and unwinding in a spa resort could be the opportunity your mind and body has been waiting for to catch up on some lost sleep.

A lack of slap can play havoc with your skin and because fatigue can lead to your stress hormone, cortisol, to spike, this makes you more vulnerable to that cortisol breaking down collagen in your skin, which is not something you want to happen.

Try to establish a good regular sleep pattern so that your immune system is not forced to battle against the consequences of tiredness and all the skin and well-being issues that a lack of sleep can cause.

Improving your sleep habits could potentially turn back the aging process by a couple of years, so if you want an easy way of getting a youthful boost, put your head on the pillow and drift away for a good length of time each night.

Don’t forget to exfoliate

It is also worth mentioning that regular exfoliation will help to maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.

Regular use of a simple face scrub that lets you exfoliate gently could boost collagen production and you can treat yourself to something a bit more high-end to compliment your efforts when you visit a spa.

Looking after yourself throughout the year and taking a spa vacation could turn out to be a great combination for restarting the clock, or at least make a noticeable difference to your appearance.