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Most people yearn for that young look as they age. Aging is inevitable but the good news is that we can slow it down. Your commitment and self-discipline to practice skincare routines are needed to get you looking younger.




It's important to understand that looking young goes beyond your skin to your clothes and hair. Over time, you must have met a person that looks way younger than their age. Most of these people do not fancy the idea of sharing their secrets or maybe they consciously do not know how they got there.

Among others, here are ten secrets to looking and feeling ten years younger:


1. Drink enough water

The glow of your skin depends on the amount of water you consume daily. It is easy to overlook such a simple tip. The water you consume functions to hydrate your skin keeping it nourished throughout the day.

Your body consists of sixty percent water and constantly requires that balance maintained. Take several glasses of water daily to aid the functionality of your body cells.


2. Get enough sleep

Occasionally, you may not get the recommended eight hours of sleep in one session but taking naps in between your activities keeps you healthy. When you are asleep your body cells replicate and are repaired the most. These cells include your skin cells.

Also, during sleep, your body rids of toxic substances that if left in the body will cause skin disorders such as acne or even expedite aging.


3. Avoid smoking

Scientists have always been right about the detrimental effects of smoking on your health. Aside from cancer, cigarette smokers tend to have wrinkles popping up much faster than non-smokers. Nicotine lowers blood flow to your skin’s living layer or dermis, resulting in asphyxiated skin which receives a low amount of oxygen.

Over time, the skin becomes less resilient to external stresses and deteriorates rapidly due to the lack of collagen making it saggy and flaky.


4. Update your wardrobe

It is natural for a fifty-year-old not to have the same attraction for fashion as the youth. That said, you need to be on the look-out for trends that appeal to your fashion taste. If unsure of what you want, visit a fashion outlet near you to seek advice.

Looking younger requires you to maintain certain fashion standards. You don’t have to overdo it but wear something that makes you stand out. Accentuate your look with accessories like watches or necklaces.

Get rid of poorly fitting clothing and any that you do not wear often. Consider donating the ones you have not worn in over a year.


5. Use anti-aging cream

One of the most predominant causes of aging is oxidation. Anti-aging creams usually contain antioxidants such as Vitamin C and retinol (a Vitamin A compound), which aid in the production of collagen. Collagen is the substance responsible for the elasticity of your skin, making it look supple.

When applied to your skin as a moisturizer, the antioxidants lower the harmful effects of free radicals, keeping your skin firmer and youthful.


6. Non-surgical treatments

If you’re unable to ignore the signs of aging, then you can restore your youthful glow using non-surgical treatments. Some of the common treatments that can help restore your youthfulness include:
  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Chemical peels

If you’re feeling aged because of other conditions like arthritis, you can feel young again by seeking conventional treatment. While arthritis is a normal part of the aging process, osteopathic therapy can help relieve pain and make you feel young again.


7. Get your teeth whitened

People with stained teeth tend to look older. Beverages such as coffee, cola, and wine along with cigarette smoking stain your teeth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Also, consider using mouthwash and flossing in your regular tooth care routine.

To look younger and consider visiting a dentist once every few months. You can also use over-the-counter teeth whitening products. If your teeth are wearing out seek veneers to fix your dental flaws.

Having white teeth greatly boosts your confidence.


8. Use sunglasses

Sunglasses play a vital role in your eyes’ protection and maintenance. Firstly, wearing sunglasses helps you reduce squinting and consequently reduces wrinkles around the eyes. Secondly, UV-protected sunglasses shield your delicate eye skin area from UV rays that could cause premature aging and wrinkles.

The use of sunglasses also reduces your risk of developing cataracts. Cataracts are growths that develop on your eye lenses and can impede your vision.


9. Use sun protection

Too much sun exposure causes sunburns which can make you look older than your actual age. Constant exposure to UV rays from the sun expedites your skin aging. More specifically the ultraviolet A rays (UVA) are the ones responsible for wrinkles and aging of the skin.

To counter sunburns, consider applying broad-spectrum sunscreen on the vulnerable and visible areas such as your hands and neck.


10. Protect your lips

As you age, your lips tend to thin and lose volume. But there are practices to slow their aging, making them appear fuller and younger. Always moisturize your lips using a balm or other products to prevent cracks and keep them hydrated.

For women, be sure to use a pencil color that blends with your natural lip color. Try to stick to light or neutral colors. Lining your lips with dark colors may make you look older.

You may also try lip gloss or lip-plumping lipstick to make your lips look fuller.
Conclusion

In addition to these practices is eating healthy and exercising. Avoid sugar-rich drinks and unhealthy fat-filled snacks to stay healthy. Take plenty of vegetables and fruits, which will produce antioxidants that slow your skin’s aging.

For healthy aging, you should also incorporate nuts into your diet. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and macadamia are essential as they contain polyunsaturated fatty acids that your body cannot produce. These healthy fats can aid in lowering your inflammation. 

Additionally, invest in a humidifier to maximize moisture. To shave years off your appearance, you should practice these simple routines regularly as aging is a compounding effect.