20 Health and beauty tips for looking younger than your age
Everyone would like to look a bit younger, even if they could just knock five years off their appearance. Some people turn to injections and painful surgical procedures, in their quest for a youthful appearance, but that’s not the only way to do it. There are plenty of ways that you can look younger, that don’t involve a doctor and here are twenty of them:
1. Trim your eyebrows
Yes, something as simple, as trimming your eyebrows, can make you look younger. If your brows are the wrong shape and untrimmed, then they can actually make you look sad, as well as older.
2. Moisturize, every day
Another good tip for looking younger than your age is to moisturize your face, hands and neck every day and it will help to keep your skin supple, fresh and young looking. It’s amazing how much difference this can make, over time, so start your daily moisturizing regime today.
3. Get a good night’s sleep
Sleep gives your body a chance to refresh and rejuvenate it, and a lack of sleep can speed up the aging process. Be sure to get your full eight hours of sleep a night and give your body a chance to recover from its daytime exertions.
4. Cut down on sugar
Our next suggestion for looking younger than your age is to cut down on sugar. Too much sugar is bad for you in many ways, but did you know that it can also be the cause of wrinkles? Cut back on sugary, sweet treats and cut out the soda, and you’ll be doing yourself and your body a big favor.
5. Drink a glass of red wine a day
You shouldn’t overdo the alcohol, but a glass of red wine a day is very good for your health. Red wine contains a healthy dose of the antioxidants that can help prevent free radicals from damaging your skin and making you look older.
6. Get plenty of vitamin C
If your daily intake of vitamin C is 75 mg, or more, depending on your age and weight, then that is believed to help stop wrinkles from developing. That’s only the amount of Vitamin C that you would get from two, medium sized, oranges, so it’s easy to achieve.
7. Whiten your teeth
Another good tip for looking younger than your age is to whiten you teeth. Use whitening toothpaste to keep your smile radiant and bright. Tea and coffee leaves stains on your teeth and this is not attractive, it only makes you look a lot older.
8. Don’t forget you manicures and pedicures
Your feet and your hands can give your age way too, so keep them both in tip top condition with regular manicures and pedicures. Just a little detail, but it will make you feel better and look younger.
9. Get an eye test
Have your eyes tested regularly, because your vision can deteriorate slowly, without you even noticing. When that happens, you will begin to squint, to see things, and that will eventually worsen fine lines around your eyes.
10. Treat brown skin spots
Our next tip for looking younger than your age is to treat any brown skin sports. You can easily treat blemishes on your skin with some lemon juice, diluted in some water. The lemon juice acts as a gentle bleaching agent it will gradually fade any brown spots on your skin.
11. Open up your eyes
Using a light colored eyeshadow will help open up your eyes and make them look brighter and, more importantly, it will make you look younger. Avoid shiny and metallic eyeshadows though, because that looks too false, artificial and can emphasize fine lines and wrinkles.
12. Wear light colored clothes
You have to think about this tip a bit, because, although light colored clothes will make you look younger, dark colored clothes will make you look thinner. See what works best for you, before you decide.
13. Remove makeup at night
Removing your makeup before you go to bed is not just about hygiene and blocked pores. Your makeup also attracts pollutants through the course of the day and, if you leave your makeup on overnight, all those free radicals will stay on your skin and do their damage.
14. Make the most of olive oil
Next great tip for looking younger than your age is to use natural beauty products, such as olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, etc. Olive oil, for example, is a great moisturizer, cleanser and all-round beauty product. The fatty acids contained in olive oil are very close in composition to your own natural oils, so it makes the perfect, balanced, beauty product for many different purposes. (Feel free to read our article about 8 ways to use olive oil for beauty here).
15. Lighten up on the lipstick
Keep your shades of lipstick on the brighter, yet lighter side. Severe, dark colors will make you look older and any dark lipstick, with no other makeup at all, will make you look even older.
16. Hairstyle upgrade
Still got the same hairstyle that you had ten years ago? Fashion and styles change, but many people stay with the same hairstyle for most of their lives. Updating your hairstyle will make you look younger and make you feel great and more confident inside too. Try bangs, they will take years off you.
17. Drink water
It’s time for our favorite tip for overall wellbeing, health and for looking younger than your age, and we always repeat this again and again: drink water! Drink plenty of pure, fresh water every single day, because dehydration will damage your skin, your hair and make you look a lot older. It’s also good, if you are trying to lose weight.
18. Smile and be positive!
It’s a fact of life that, as people get older, they smile less. A simple smile and a positive attitude can make a huge difference to how you look. Smiling relaxes your face muscles and wrinkles your face far less, than a frown does. So, give us a smile and let your youthful spirit shine out!
19. Wear a youthful fragrance
Some fragrances just smell younger than others, so be wary of your choice of perfume. If you wear it, because it reminds you of your Grandmother, then it’s definitely time for a change. Choose one your daughter would wear instead.
20. Think young, look young
You are as young as you think, and you don’t need surgery for that. It really is as much a physiological thing as it is physical. If you think young, then you will act younger and everyone will believe that you are younger, than you really are. Our lips are sealed, we won’t tell anyone!
What are your favorite tips for looking younger than your age?
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