Ladies, would you agree that during your younger years, you didn’t give much thought to aging? You may have gotten the impression that getting old was way off into the distant future and that you had all of this time.
Can you relate?
Fast-forward to the present day, and you’re most likely wondering where the last 5, 10, or more years have gone.
It’s almost scary, right?
Unfortunately, with the passing of time comes aging, which none of us have control over.
However, while you may not be able to chronologically turn back the hands of time, you can grow old gracefully by being proactive in taking care of yourself.
Appearance is very important, it is the first thing you notice when you meet someone.
As you grow older your body starts to break down, but there are a few things that you can do to slow down premature aging and make you look younger.
Today, I’m going to share ten ways to help you look young for your age…
1)) Improve Your Posture
Confidence is the first step you must take in your quest to look younger because if you don’t feel good about yourself, you most likely will not attempt the process due to self-image issues.
Anytime you want to improve something about yourself, you have to involve both your mind and body because the two are connected.
For example; if you feel sad, one of the fastest ways to get out of that rut is to go do something fun that involves both your mind and body. In this case, you could go play tennis with one of your girlfriends or to a fitness class at your local gym.
Your goal of wanting to look younger should be approached is no differently.
To quickly ignite your level of confidence, simply begin by improving your posture.
At this very moment, stand up straight with your shoulders back, down and relaxed, look straight ahead with a strong feeling of confidence, now pull in your belly button, all while breathing normally.
Then walk back and forth while maintaining this posture as if you’re a supermodel.
By the way, have you noticed how confident supermodels are as they walk on the runway?
You should adopt that same attitude.
Of course, your walk doesn’t have to be as extreme as a supermodel, but you can learn a lot from their posture and how they own the stage and command the audience.
I recommend that you add your own style to the way you walk that makes you feel confident, yet comfortable at the same time so that you don’t feel out of place in your own skin.
You’ll have to practice, but it’ll be well worth the results because your enhanced posture will positively impact the way you feel about yourself and you’ll begin radiating with confidence.
This confidence will be the springboard for motivating you to do everything you can to improve yourself, which includes going on a mission to look younger than you really are.
Now, do you see how posture directly relates to looking young?
By the way, doing exercises to strengthen your CORE muscles, which include your Abs, Obliques, and Lower Back will drastically help to improve your posture.
2)) Proper Rest Is Paramount
There’s no disputing the fact that getting enough sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours a night will make you feel healthier and younger.
Your body needs sleep so that it can repair your body cells and refresh your mind.
Lack of sleep for prolonged periods of time is a major contributing factor to premature aging.
3)) Smile More
Smiling makes you look radiant and younger. Smiling also distracts from areas that show your age.
A smile changes your whole face, try standing in front of a mirror and see what a smile can do for your face.
As a matter of fact, you should smile while you’re practicing your new confident walk.
I’m not advocating that you walk around with a permanent grin on your face or be fake and insincere because that will turn people off.
The good news is that when you’re truly confident and feel good about yourself, you’ll naturally want to smile at the nice people you come into contact with.
Are you starting to see how this mind-and-body connection thing works?
4)) Choose a Hairstyle That Compliments Your Face
You shouldn’t let getting older dictate whether or not to maintain long or short hair.
Your hairstyle should be based on the shape of your face, and the length should be determined by how it complements the frame of your facial structure.
A skilled hairstylist will have no trouble helping you to determine the best way to cut your hair, as it does not just depend on the shape of your face, but also on the texture and volume of your hair.
Tip: Depending upon how technologically advanced the hair salon you go to, some of them use software that can show you what different hairstyles will look like on you without having to go through trial and error. You could even download mobile apps to do this discovery on your own.
The bottom line is there are hairstyles that the world identifies as either being for young, mid-age or older women.
So, if you’d like to look younger than you are, choose hairstyles that younger women would get.
5)) Hide That Grey Hair of Wisdom
Coloring your hair is a quick and easy way to hide the tale tells of grey hairs. It is best to choose a color that is close to your original hair color so that it naturally compliments your facial tones.
Otherwise, you can have highlights or low-lights put into your hair, and these do not require re-doing as frequently as an all-over color process.
Have you noticed how much younger a person looks after they color their grey hair?
If you have grey hairs popping up all over the place on your scalp, then don’t hesitate to dye them, so that you can instantly roll back the hands of time with a more youthful appearance.
6)) Update Your Wardrobe
For some reason, it appears as if there’s some unwritten rule that states you must dress a certain way as you age.
Some of the clothes made for older folks are usually not stylish.
You don’t have to dress like a teenage girl, but you should choose the right stylist clothes that compliment your body.
If you have a few body parts that you feel are non-flattering, pick clothes that are stylish, but yet hide those areas you don’t like.
For example, if you have arms that aren’t toned, you can wear three-quarter-length sleeves to hide them.
Soft colors can help you look younger because your skin tones tend to become greyer as you get older.
There are many style websites that you can do research on to find great outfits and ideas.
You could always enlist the help of a fashion stylist to assist you in putting together an age-appropriate wardrobe, instead of struggling on your own.
7)) Pearly Whites Are Associated With Youthfulness
Keep your teeth clean, with brushing and flossing, and with regular visits to the dentist to have your teeth checked.
Having your dentist clean your teeth helps to stop plaque build up, when combined with daily brushing and flossing, allows you to keep your gums healthy and prevent tooth loss.
If your teeth are discolored, your dentist might suggest whitening them, so that you will be happy to smile and show them off, especially while you become more comfortable with your new confident walk.
The majority of young people have pearly white teeth, which is why youthfulness is often associated with them.
If you want to look younger, try your best to take care of your dental health, because a set of pearly white teeth gives you the appearance of youthfulness.
8)) Weight Loss Makes You Look Younger
Have you noticed how much younger a person looks after they’ve lost a significant amount of weight?
Depending on how much weight they’ve melted off, can look like a totally different person.
It’s truly amazing to see this type of transformation take place.
If you’re dealing with weight issues, dropping those extra pounds can help you look younger, as I’m sure you’ve seen this phenomenon take place over and over.
The fastest way to lose weight is to combine resistance training, cardio, and a balanced diet.
9)) Don’t Cake On Your Make-up
Make-up applied correctly can instantly make you look younger, provided that you don’t cake it on.
The key is to use a light foundation that does not sink into facial wrinkles, by slightly emphasizing them is better than a heavier one that does, because this looks more natural.
Be careful about which eye shadows to use, cream ones can sink into your wrinkles.
Remember, the whole point of make-up is to apply it in a way that looks natural.
The rule of thumb is that less is more.
10)) Skincare Is Critical
Do not clean your face with soap and water, because the ingredients are usually harsh and tend to strip away the natural oils from your skin.
Instead use a high-quality facial cleanser specially formulated to remove makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells without drying out your skin.
Always make sure that you remove your make-up every night as one night leaving it on can age your skin.
After cleaning your skin, make sure that you moisturize it so that it keeps your skin hydrated and younger-looking.
Skincare is extremely important, and it’s one of the biggest frustrations that women the world over complain about.
This is why women spend billions of dollars per year on skincare solutions.
If you want to look more youthful, taking care of your skin must be a priority, period!
Do your research to find the highest quality skincare products that consumers have been raving about for years.
You should also consult with a good dermatologist to see what they recommend for putting together a skincare routine.
As you can see, looking younger than your age takes a holistic approach, because typically, no single action will do the job.
Combining all 10 Ways To Look Younger Than Your Age For Women can have a bigger positive impact than any single action.
Did you notice that most of the 10 ways can be implemented immediately, like today?
Losing weight and going to the dentist may take some planning and take longer to see the progress, but are well worth the effort to achieve a more youthful appearance.
There’s no need to get overwhelmed, simply choose a couple of ideas, implement them consistently, and watch the changes in your appearance.
The big takeaway is that you don’t have to go to extreme measures to look younger.
Good luck on your quest for the fountain of youth!