Getting older is an experience you should embrace and enjoy each step of the journey. Many people quote that age is nothing but a number and you’re only as old as you feel – but there are days when the tell-take wrinkles and creases on the face and eyes become uncomfortable reminders of reality. But indeed a lot can be said for staying young at heart by maintaining a positive mental attitude and zest for life. But what about maintaining a youthful face and body – that certainly takes a lot more work. Haven’t we all done it; looking for the best beauty products, spending so much money on effective and long-lasting ways to add lustre to our appearances and to make us feel and look young? But there are simple ways to help you not only look younger but feel so too; here are some useful youthful tips.
- Moisturise your skin
Your skin is the first point of contact as far as beauty is concerned. Keeping it moisturised is one of the most effective ways of taking care of it. While many beauty experts talk about the benefits of drinking enough water every day, there’s more you can do. First, don’t use too much powder on the skin, as it can enhance fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin a rather dull look. Instead, use moisturising and hydrating creams as often as possible. These options will take care of those fine lines and keep the skin glowing. Do not spend too much time under the shower; water may feel very refreshing on your skin, but taking too long under the shower can cause your skin to become dry. Ironic, isn’t it? Instead, limit your shower time to about 10 minutes to avoid washing off your body’s natural oils. Use a moisturizing lotion when you are done freshening up.
2.Exfoliate in the morning and evening
Exfoliating does more than deep clean your skin. Scientifically, exfoliating also helps you in achieving younger and radiating skin. As the body continues to age and is exposed to different natural elements, skin cells die every day. Exfoliating your skin removes the dead skin cells and boosts the body’s ability to regenerate new ones easily. Therefore, the process helps prevent the skin from looking dull and worn out by replacing the lifeless-looking skin with a radiant one. Exfoliating also boosts the body’s collagen production, especially after 30 when collagen production is more complicated. Collagen production helps to tone the skin and make it more elastic.
Another effective way to give your skin a facelift is by wearing sunscreen. Do you spend most of your days out and about? Then your skin may be at risk of developing sun spots, wrinkles and looking all leathery due to frequent exposure to the sun. Wearing sunscreen helps to prevent all that. You should apply sunscreen frequently and daily, not only when you’re hitting the beach and no matter the weather. Beyond protecting your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays, using sunscreen also helps to give your skin a boost in appearance by making it look much younger.
4.Use the right makeup tricks
Applying makeup may not have the same effects on your body as the other tips we have already mentioned, but it sure will make you look younger in five minutes. Unfortunately, makeup can also send you looking decades old if you go about it the wrong way. For example, red lipstick may give you a classy look, but going in for a neutral and glossy finish is sure to help you roll back the years to your teenage days. Plus, a simple glossy neutral finish works for any occasion. Give your eyelids a more defined and full look. Even if age has not been generous enough to your eyelids, there are many products and tools you can use to make them look fuller. Use a sculptured highlighter to add some artificial radiance and complement it with a fresh pair of rosy cheeks. Try wearing your hair in a youthful ponytail to give yourself a free facelift as well. You’re welcome!
5.Eat healthily and exercise
There’s no way we can talk about tips for looking and feeling younger without mentioning a healthy diet and exercise. Exercising daily helps increase blood flow and sends in more oxygen while keeping skin cells healthy and getting rid of waste. Exercising might be a very challenging habit to take on. So, only do the workouts you love, as it takes less to keep you motivated. Incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and veggies into your diet, drink loads of water every day, and ensure that your body gets enough rest – at least eight hours of sleep every day.
It is okay to want to be in touch with your younger self once in a while. Instead of spending so much money trying to do so, these five simple hacks are guaranteed to give you your expected results.