Aging happens to everyone; there’s no escape from growing older. But that doesn’t mean we have to look the part. Most people want to look younger, but aren’t sure what tips work best.
Sometimes women who want to look younger even end up looking older than ever by mistakenly doing the wrong things. Here are some helpful strategies for maintaining a youthful appearance as you age.
Use an antioxidant-rich anti-aging cream. These days there are a plethora of anti-aging skin creams on the market, at just about every price range.
The most effective products for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are typically the ones that include antioxidants like Vitamins A, C and E, as well as creams with a retinol-based formula. A dermatologist can help determine the right product for a particular woman’s skin.
Eat a healthy diet. Eating well doesn’t just help people maintain a healthy weight, although that helps a person look younger and more vibrant too.
Nutritious foods also contribute important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promote skin cell turnover, which contributes to glowing skin. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fiber, lean protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fats also helps reduce the risk of many illnesses and health conditions that can make a person look and feel older and less energetic.
Stay out of the sun. Sun exposure is perhaps the biggest contributor to old-looking skin. The sun may feel good, but it causes wrinkles and age spots that are difficult to hide or eliminate. These skin flaws make a person appear substantially older than someone who has diligently avoided sun exposure through the years. But even if a woman has spent lots of time in the sun in the past, it’s never too late to limit aging sun exposure.
The best way to look younger is to wear sunscreen every day, especially on the face. Sunhats are also helpful for shading one’s face and neck.
Don’t dress like a teenager. Embrace your age and ability to dress stylish. The young want to dress like they are older and the older try to dress like they are younger.
Why doesn’t anyone dress their age? There are various luxury clothing websites that sell stylish and sophisticated clothing. By dressing trendy; yet age appropriate, it helps maintain a youthful appearance.
Don’t overdo the makeup. Many women pile on more makeup as they age; mistakenly thinking it helps camouflage aging-related flaws and wrinkles. On the contrary, heavy makeup generally has an aging effect. It can settle into fine lines and creases look unnatural and harsh and generally take away from natural beauty. Instead, it’s best to use a light hand as you grow older, using makeup to enhance a youthful glow rather than mask the skin entirely.