As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Youth is wasted on the young.”
There are quite a few things to look forward to in our old age. Typically, we’re calmer, free of youthful anxiety and pent-up energy, and we have the wisdom of the many years behind us to navigate life with. Wrinkles and gray hairs, however, aren’t exactly the most exciting things to come from old age.
You don’t have to lose your youthful appearance though. By taking care of yourself, you can keep your skin, hair, and overall appearance happy and healthy. Here are 5 tips for looking younger.
1. Get Lots of Sleep
This is probably one of the most pleasurable activities that promote beauty, but it can be so hard to get enough of it. Getting 7 to 9 hours of good sleep each night provides various benefits. It reduces wrinkles, improves your complexion, reduces puffy eyes and dark circles, gives you healthier hair, and gives you an overall happier, healthier appearance.
Here are a few tips for getting more sleep:
- Have a consistent sleep schedule and follow it even on weekends.
- Avoid coffee, tea, and other caffeinated drinks during the latter half of the day.
- Invest in a comfortable bedroom.
- If you can’t sleep, do something calming until you feel sleepy. Lying awake will just cause frustration and anxiety.
2. Eat Healthy
Your diet greatly affects various aspects of your appearance. A balanced diet is essential to maintaining your health, and maintaining your health is essential to maintaining your appearance.
Better Looking Skin
Excessive fats and sugars make it more likely your skin will develop blemishes and dry up. Lean meat, fresh vegetables and fruits, and sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals will keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated.
Foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids are also great for your skin. Omega-3s improve hydration, regulate your skin’s oil production, soften rough and dry skin, and minimize signs of aging. Fish, nuts, and seeds are great sources of Omega-3s
Various parts of your lifestyle affect your hair’s health, but the main factor is a healthy diet. Full, shiny hair needs adequate amounts of iron, protein, and minerals. Some good sources of these are soy, legumes, and meat.
More Beautiful Teeth
Bad teeth are very noticeable when someone smiles. Eating healthy will help you avoid gum diseases by giving your body the nutrients it needs to fight infections that lead to them.
As you probably already know, eating healthy also prevents tooth decay. Food that’s high in sugar and acidic food promote the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay.
3. Remove Extra Hair
Extra body hair during old age might be more of a concern for men than it is for women. It’s unclear why, but sometimes old men suddenly grow more body hair. One possibility is that some men’s hairs become more sensitive to testosterone, causing them to grow.
If you start experiencing increased hair growth, some of your options are to shave, wax, or use a laser hair removal service.
Proper skincare is essential to keeping your skin in good condition, prevent skin problems, and reduce wrinkles.
Moisturizing every day is important for keeping your skin healthy and reduces the chance of developing skin problems like dryness and excessive oiliness. Use lotions that are oil-free, non-comedogenic, and have plenty of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
As we get older, our body’s production of collagen begins to slow down and the collagen in our skin deteriorates. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to skin.
Our skin needs sunlight for producing vitamin D, but excessive exposure can reduce collagen production. It can also lead to dark spots, wrinkles, sagging, and even skin cancer.
Make sure to use sunscreen on sunny days to protect yourself. It will help protect you from sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Retinols are vitamin A derivatives of retinoids. They help boost the production of elastin and collagen which helps treat acne, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Be sure not to overuse it though, as it might cause itchiness and redness. Give your skin time to get used to it before using it daily.
5. A New Style
A simple change in your hairstyle and outfit can have huge effects on your appearance. Try out a new cut or trim your facial hair. Don’t try to dress “younger” though. Trying to do so will only make your age more apparent.
Follow these tips to shave a few years off. Not only will you look younger, you’ll feel younger, healthier, and happier.