The global anti-aging product market is expected to reach $331.41 billion by 2021. That’s a lot of items being sold that promise to make you look your best.
Getting old doesn’t have to mean looking like it, but you don’t have to empty your pocketbook to keep up. There are steps you can take to fight the aging process every day.
There are also inexpensive dermatological procedures that can make a huge difference in your appearance.
Read on for five tips that will help you look younger and feel confident.
1. Start a Skin Care Routine
Your skin is constantly exposed and works to protect your body from the harsh environment around you. Are you doing what it takes to care for it?
Leaving your skin susceptible to sun damage is one of the worst things you can do to hurt it. Wear sunscreen daily to prevent early aging and cancer.
As a general rule, your basic routine should also consist of a cleansing and moisturizing routine. Try to avoid specialty products at first to ensure your skin is getting a balance of nourishment.
Purchase a cleanser that is mild so that you can use it daily. Then choose a moisturizer based on your skin type. If you have oily skin, then you will need to find something that won’t clog your pores.
If you have dry skin, you will need a product that can infuse moisture into your skin to avoid flaking and peeling, especially in the winter time.
Pay attention to your skin and give it what it needs to prevent wrinkles and lines from forming in the long term. Taking these steps today will make for a more youthful tomorrow.
2. Dress for Your Figure
No matter what your age or size is, you should dress in a way that flatters your figure. Too many people try to fit into clothes that are too small for them or designed with someone else in mind.
Wear a bra that fits well. Don’t just wear whatever is in your drawer. Too many women only buy undergarments once every five years or so. But your breasts change in size as you age and keeping up with these changes will make you feel more confident in all of your clothing.
Buy pants that accentuate your butt, as well. There is no reason to walk around in loose pants one ones that make your butt look flat. Learn where your waist is and draw attention to it with flattering belts and high-waisted garments.
When you dress to fit your shape, you will feel more confident and that will take years off of your appearance.
3. Use Contouring to Perfect Your Appearance
One of the newest trends in makeup has been contouring. This is the term for using dark brown and light pigments to create the effect of shadows on your face making it look more chiseled.
This is a great way to enhance your cheekbones, make your jaw seem less large, hide a second chin, or make your forehead look smaller.
Use contouring to focus the light on your face in the most flattering way to create a youthful glow.
4. Eat Well and Exercise Regularly
Some people like to try diets like keto to stay in shape, but getting healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.
Try to eat a balanced diet full of colorful fruits and vegetables and varied sources of protein like fish, legumes, and eggs. By creating a blend in your diet, you will have more of the vitamins you need allowing your body to function at its best making your skin clearer and your waistline smaller.
In addition to eating the right things, you need to be sure not to overeat. Don’t focus so much on avoiding the “bad” foods, just have a few bites and know you can put it down.
Learn to eat in moderation. When you are “starving” that doesn’t mean that you need to overeat 1,000 calories. Eat a healthy and balanced meal and stop when your hunger goes away instead of when you feel stuffed.
That way, your body will have the sustenance it needs to avoid cravings, and you will know that you have more of your treat food waiting for you later.
In addition to fixing your diet, you should focus on exercising regularly. Try taking your dog for a long walk once a day or finding one activity in your area that you can walk to regularly.
By making exercise a part of your life, instead of trying to take time away from your life to exercise, you will find it easier to accomplish.
Build small exercises elsewhere in your daily routine as well. Try taking the stairs at work, parking in the farthest parking space in a grocery store parking lot, or performing more laborious tasks in the kitchen.
In today’s world, we try to simplify tasks to require the least effort possible, but by returning some of this effort to your routine, you will feel youthful and virile.
5. Look Younger with Skin Tightening
Skin tightening refers to the use of any technology to erase fine lines and wrinkles from your face.
It starts by peeling the epidermis, or outer layer, of your skin to stimulate collagen production. Since our skin begins to produce less collagen as we get older, this is a great way to bring suppleness back to reverse the effects of aging.
Read more about skin tightening and other dermatological procedures that can reduce the effects of aging.
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Now that you have all this advice on how to look younger, you’re ready to get out there and put it into practice!
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