Wouldn't it be great to remain looking as youthful as you can for as long as possible? However, no one is immune to aging. Fortunately, you can slow down the process with a few simple changes in your lifestyle. Read on for some ideas that you can adopt today to stay looking youthful.
1 Avoid sunbathing
Exposure to the sun causes wrinkles, discoloration, and contributes to the development of skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying sunscreen daily to all skin that is not covered by clothing. Use a good bronzer if you want some color in your face, instead of spending hours in the sun.
2 Maintain good posture
Avoid slouching when seated, standing, and walking. Stand up straight with your shoulders pulled back. Doing this helps your midsection look tighter. Proper posture makes you look more confident and can make you look as much as ten pounds lighter.
Stretch your chest muscles, perform bent-over rolls, and exercise your shoulder blade muscles to not hunch your back.
When you look haggard, it makes you appear older. Lack of or poor sleep leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, which in turn could hinder you from falling asleep at night. This horrible cycle makes you look older than you are.
4 Cut out refined sugar
Processed sugar lacks nutrients but is full of calories. It's also addictive and causes insulin spikes. This happens when we consume simple sugars. Sugar in the bloodstream prompts the pancreas to release insulin to break it down. As a result, your blood sugar levels drop, causing you to crave more sugar.
When sugar bonds with collagen and elastin, it creates undesirable by-products that damage these two critical compounds that promote young-looking skin. Instead of refined sugar, enjoy the natural sugars found in fruits or raw honey.
5 Visit the dentist
As we age, our teeth turn yellow or brown. Visit your dentist at least once a year to maintain healthy teeth.
If you desire whiter teeth, try natural teeth whitening treatment to remove stubborn stains and discoloration.
Brush with a paste made of lemon juice and baking soda: put a generous amount of this paste on your toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual. Avoid leaving the paste on for more than 1-2 minutes since the acidity in the lemon juice can cause your enamel to wear out.
And remember to smile! Studies show that people who smile often are assumed to be younger than scowling ones.
6 Wear correctly-fitting brassieres
Research shows that about 80% of women don't wear bras that fit them correctly. Oversized bras don't hold your breasts in place, making them look as though they are sagging. If you're not sure about your size, most good department stores have female staff trained in the correct fitting procedures.
Consult with one for assistance and then purchase the right kind of bra for you. Remember also that sizes, styles, and bra shapes will likely change throughout your life due to weight loss or gain, breastfeeding, and new exercise regimens.
7 Stay active and social
Being social and engaged with your loved ones- smiling and laughing together and sharing stories will make you feel happy and confident in yourself. Every so often, meet old friends for lunch or go for a walk in the park together. Having fun takes years off your appearance.
8 Dress your age
As much as you want to appear younger, dressing like a teen probably isn't the way to go. Dress for yourself and practice feeling comfortable and confident in your outfits. Wear simple, classic clothing in colors that you love for that timeless look.
9 Use caution with cosmetic enhancements
If you want to enhance your look using Botox or filler, go ahead. But ensure you choose an experienced physician and don't overdo it. You don't want to look tacky or artificial- the goal is to improve how you look so subtly you can radiate confidence in your age and beauty.
10 Short cuts
Both men and women lose hair as they age. Women may notice reduced hair volume than they had when younger. Short hair gives the appearance of a thicker mane than long hair that's sparse. Go for a shorter style that is flattering to your facial contours.
As you have seen, these suggestions are easy and practical. Why don't you try some of them starting today?
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team