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By: Grace Gavilanes

While there’s nothing we can do to permanently stop aging – unless, like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, you make regular trips to the fountain of youth – there are some hacks to consider incorporating into your day if a more glowing look, energy and feel is what you’re after.

Keep reading to find out what you can be doing differently, from A.M. to P.M.

Consider These Superfoods

These superfoods aren’t the trendiest foods in the world, but they are research-backed and proven to contain a whole host of valuable nutrients. You might even want to eat them every single day. (And you should.) Some of these antioxidant- and vitamin-packed foods include spinach, kale, blueberries, lemon and broccoli.

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Add Our Mocha Collagen Creamer to Your Morning Coffee

Kick your day off with a cup of coffee and a scoop of collagen. Our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline around the age of 25, so we recommend supplementing your diet with a serving of collagen to help promote stronger hair, skin, nails and joint health for years to come. Try our new Mocha Collagen Creamer or our other Collagen Creamers to refresh your A.M. routine.

Squeeze In a 30-Minute Workout

Time and time again we’ve heard how staying active throughout the day positively impacts our health. But you don’t need to go crazy at the gym. A brisk morning, midday or evening walk will do for beginners.

RELATED: 5 Superfoods So Healthy, You’ll Want to Eat Them Every Day

Always Wear Sunscreen

Like life insurance for the face, wearing the best SPF for you is the most responsible decision you could make for your future self’s skin. Apply it before you leave home and remember to reapply throughout the day if possible.

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Treat Yourself to a DIY Dessert

Eating cookies, brownies and cake 24/7 isn’t the key to a healthier life but baking them at home instead of buying pre-made sweets is recommended since you’ll know exactly what ingredients are being used. Give your chosen dessert a health boost by adding a scoop of our Collagen Peptides to your batter. Find more collagen-infused recipe ideas here.

Exfoliate Once a Week

Hello, smoother skin! Exfoliating every week helps to remove dead skin cells. But be sure not to over-exfoliate the skin. This can do more harm than good and may lead to breakouts and a dry complexion.

RELATED: What Is the Best SPF for Your Skin Type?

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Drinking water provides many health benefits for the body and for the skin. Looking for a burst of flavor? Try the coolest collagen drink on the market: Vital Proteins Collagen Water for optimal hydration. Bottoms up!

Get a Restful Night’s Sleep

We know it’s easier said than done but getting ample sleep every night is needed. From increased energy levels to more effective workouts, a restful night’s sleep impacts almost every part of your day. Getting quality sleep may also help control stress, boost your mood and alleviate worrisome thoughts. Experience a restful night's sleep with Vital Proteins Sleep Collagen Shot.