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While there is nothing wrong with getting old, sometimes you’re not always ready for it. Growing older comes upon you quicker than you feel it. Usually, you don’t feel old, so why should you look it? Looking older than you are can be annoying, and while many people to age beautifully, there are some adverse effects of ageing which can leave people feeling self-conscious. So, here are a few ways to keep you looking as young as you feel.
Getting Your Hair Done
If you’ve got some pesky greys coming through then, you’ll want to get rid of those to keep you looking young. But also, having healthy hair helps you to look younger and if you’re going to colour then choose warmer tones as this will help to complement your skin and keep you looking fresh.
Embrace Fuller Lips
Using a lipliner is key to fuller lips but if you are interested in an even poutier look Botox can relax the muscles around the mouth and roll the lip outward which creates the illusion of a more prominent lip — without the added volume. A Botox Lip Flip doesn’t affect the function of the muscle and only takes less than a minute to administer.
Look After Your Skin
Always wear sunscreen, always take your makeup off before you go to bed and get unique treatments such as an acid peel. Using an acid peel twice a week will help to build collagen in the skin, get rid of fine lines and pigmentation, and will help to thicken your skin which is crucial to looking younger as your skin gets thinner with age.
Bolden Your Brows
Thicker eyebrows can help to make your face look younger. There are many products available now, from gels, pencils and even treatments which will last up to a month or even a year to give you permanent brows from the moment you wake up in the morning, to when you’re swimming, and this will last all year around.
Hydrate Your Nails
It’s essential to look after your nails and especially your cuticles so use a hydrating oil on them to keep them looking good. Dry skin and nails can make you look older, so make sure you keep an eye on them as it’s not just about keeping your face looking fresh.
Moisturize Your Hands
On that note, make sure you keep your hands moisturized. Hands are a telltale sign of ageing so start looking after them now by using gentle, natural soaps for washing them, use gloves when you’re washing the dishes, gardening or cleaning and always have a moisturizer to hand and at night, apply a thick layer of moisturizer and sleep with cotton gloves on. Always use sunscreen on your hands too, even if you don’t think you need it, pop it on when you’re driving and before you go for a gel manicure. Also, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells to reduce the dull appearance of your hands.
Take Collagen Supplements
Collagen provides your skin with structure and strengthens your bones too. It also benefits the elasticity and hydration of your skin, which is necessary because as you age, your body produces less collagen, which causes dry skin and wrinkles.
Use Eye Cream
The skin under your eyes is extremely thin and very sensitive which means that there is more chance of getting wrinkles, dark circles and fine lines under your eyes which can make you look older than you are. Eye creams are perfect for helping to nourish your skin; they keep the skin moisturized and prevent dullness while also helping to fight puffiness every morning and brighten up your eyes.
Keeping Fit is key to helping you stay young as regular exercise can help you to build stronger muscles and also help you to fight off illness. The people who exercise regularly have more energy; they look younger, fitter, healthier, brighter and their health is improved dramatically. Exercising is good for both the brain and the body; it improves your skin, your flexibility, your posture, boosts your mood and also helps you to sleep.
Look After Your Smile
Your teeth are a vital part of your face and looking after them is extremely important for your health, but it will also help you to look younger too. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly and if you need treatments such as dentures or even cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening then go for it.
What you put inside your body is just as important if not more important for how your body looks on the outside. For example, inflammation can show up on your skin in the form of redness, eczema, and psoriasis flare-ups and these can be significantly reduced just by eliminating insulin-spiking processed carbs such as white bread, white rice, and sugary cereals. Or Vitamin C can help to reduce flaky skin, so if you incorporate vitamin C-rich foods into your diet, then you’re likely to have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin. Vitamin C helps build skin collagen too, so fill up on oranges strawberries, red peppers, and grapefruit.
Invest In Quality Products
As you get older, you know what you like and what you need and what products work for you. If you’re still struggling to find the right face cream though or your needs have changed, then it might be time to spend some money and invest in some quality products. Seeing an expert in skincare or health and fitness can help too or whatever it is you feel you’re struggling with. Get some professional advice and find out what is best for you.
The best way to look younger is to feel good, healthy, happy and confident so as long as you’re feeling good then you’re looking good and if you’re feeling young then you’re probably looking young!