There is nothing wrong with growing gracefully, but if you’re the kind of lady who’d love to look a little younger than your years or at least maintain your current levels of youthfulness for a little longer, there are so many options available to you, and most of them won’t require you to go under the knife or anything so drastic as that!
Sound good? Here are a few ways you can turn back the clock and look younger for longer:
Always Wear Sunscreen
This is the single most important thing you should be doing if you want to look younger and stay healthy. Sunscreen should not be optional: it protects you from cancer and looks after your skin so that you are less likely to age prematurely. Even if the sun is barely putting in an appearance slather it on (not forgetting your neck and hands) and reap the benefits.
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize
It should be obvious, but it’s worth reminding your that regular cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are a vital part of maintaining healthy, radiant, youthful skin.
If you can use natural products like coconut oil and brown sugar during this process, you’ll get even better results by not putting harsh chemicals on your skin, but even if you use store-bought products, this routine will have you fresh-faced in no time.
Opt for Warmer Shades
If you dye your hair, ask the hairdresser to put in some warmer tones. Warmer tones tend to look more youthful than cooler, harsher colors and they can really warm up and give your skin a glow at the same time. Obviously, make sure that the shade you choose suits you overall or it could have the opposite effect.
Sleep with a Silk Pillowcase
If you sleep on your face or you move around a lot in bed, one of the simplest things you can do to minimize lines and wrinkles is to switch to a silk pillowcase. Why? Because when you’re moving around in bed, the fabric of your pillowcase tends to drag and pull at your skin, which can leave it looking far worse for wear – and this is every night!
Silk pillowcases, on the other hand, are smooth and slippery and will not have the same effect at all, resulting in far fewer lines and wrinkles over the months and years, from this particular cause at least.
Improve Your Posture
Have you noticed that a lot of older people tend to stoop over as they age? That’s because of changes to the body’s bones and musculature and it can really age you when it starts to happen.
If you’re serious about looking younger for longer, stand up straight and walk with the best posture you can possibly achieve. You’ll not only look more youthful, but it’s a great way to suck the tummy in and look a little slimmer too.
Whiten Your Teeth
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, whitening your teeth is often one of the least invasive treatments you can choose, which is good news for anyone who’s wanting to look a little younger because bright, white, clean teeth can instantly boost your appearance giving you a healthy, youthful look. Throw on a red lipstick as contrast and you’ll look amazing.
We all know that exercise is good for us and that looking trim and toned will help us to look younger, but apart from that, it can give you the sort of healthy glow that you simply can’t produce with makeup, which is why anyone who is serious about looking younger will engage in regular exercise as a default.
If you’re lucky enough to have naturally full lips, you can move right along, but if your lips are a bit on the thin side, you may want to watch a few lipstick tutorials that will show you how to extend your natural lipline effectively.
Full lips are linked with youth and fertility, and if you don’t have them naturally, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t fake them for a bit of a boost in the youthfulness stakes now is there?
Don’t Pluck Your Brows
Okay, you should probably fo a little plucking just to tidy things up and get a clean line, but if you want to enhance your youthfulness, as well as cultivating fuller lips, you should plump for a fuller brow too. Why? Because bold, thick, but well-defined brows give your face a natural youthfulness.
Don’t have them naturally? That’s no problem – use an eyebrow pencil and a little powder to draw them on. Just make sure you blend them carefully so that no one can actually tell you’ve drawn them on.
Wear Bold Colors
A lot of people, as they get older, tend to put away the bright, colorful clothes of their youth and opt for more muted shades of brown, black, cream, and gray. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, and it can look pretty sophisticated as I’m sure you will know, but there’s something to be said for a pop of color on a slightly older body.
It gives the appearance of youthfulness and perks up your skin in a way that drab colors often don’t. You don’t have to go wild either – even just a pink scarf or a pair of red shoes can give you a surprising lift.
Use a Vitamin A Serum
Vitamin A serums are perfect for anti-aging. If you use them every evening before bed, they will work to encourage new, healthy skin cells to grow, while also unclogging your pores and evening out your skin. They are by no means a miracle cure, but if you use them regularly, you will start to notice a difference, and so will everyone else!
Bangs are great – not only do they look super cute, but they can also subtly hide any signs of aging by covering the forehead and skimming over those eye wrinkles – especially if you go for long bangs. Just make sure that you have your hairdresser give you layered bangs, which move around more playfully and suggest a more youthful style.
No, I’m not telling you to paint yourself up like Marge Simpson, but many makeup artist agree that if you choose a foundation that has a slightly yellow tone to it, it will typically make you look younger by warming up your skin a little. Obviously, you’ll still need to ensure it matches up with your natural skin tone too. Oh, and this is one trick that will easily work for any skin tone too!
Use a Makeup Sponge
When you’re applying that slightly yellow foundation, you’re going to want to use a sponge rather than a makeup brush. Why? Because you can use a lighter touch and get a more even coverage – no more clogged lines and wrinkles – which will make your skin look naturally, and youthfully perfect.
Curl Your Lashes
Super-curled eyelashes are cute and youthful. They also make your eyes look bigger and brighter, which is exactly the kind of thing you’re looking for when you’re trying to maintain a youthful appearance, right?
Above all else, if you want to look amazing, youthful, and vibrant whatever your age, you need to embrace yourself and do life your way. Confidence and a happy exuberance are the biggest indicators of beautiful youth and no amount of makeup or beauty products can achieve that for you. Be happy and the rest will fall into place!