Almost everyone wants to age gracefully and embracing our changing appearance through the years is a healthy and positive position to take. Although when it comes to dealing with saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines and paunchiness that is usually a bitter pill to swallow.
The good news is that you do not have to deal with all the signs of aging and you can actually stop the effects of the age clock on your body or roll it back a few years with just simple steps. With a proper skin care routine, good nutrition and exercise you’ll be good to go.
Below are some of the steps you can take to look younger at 50;
Not getting enough sleep will make you look tired and old. According to studies, sleeping for seven to eight hours every night is optimal not only for good health but it also puts you in a better mood, makes you look younger and more attractive. Shut your eye for that youthful appearance.
Those puffy and dark circles under your eyes only make you look older and they become worse with each passing day and you not staying hydrated makes it worse. Drinking water with a cut up piece of citrus fruit not only keeps you hydrated but also helps in flushing toxins out of the body.
Discoloured teeth make you look older and all that coffee, smoking and wine that you have being doing over the years does not make the situation on your chompers easier. A white clear smile should do the trick and it will not only make you look younger but charming too. So go on and give your dentist a visit for that super smile.
Slough off those dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to get a smoother younger looking skin. Go easy on the exfoliation though because you do not want to over do it and hurt your skin.
Getting your heart rate up a couple of times a week is great for your health and a great anti-aging treatment too. It gives the skin a healthy glow by encouraging blood flow through it.
Meditating helps in breathing which relaxes your face and this eases tension lines on your face. It also eases stress and makes the body relax which is a great anti-aging treatment.
Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids which hydrate and protect the skin from premature aging caused by environmental factors. You can eat it or slither it on your skin.
Apart from dehydrating our bodies, alcohol also inhibits the body’s ability to use the fat stores for fuel. It also has a general inflammatory effect on the body which makes you look older than you actually are.
Yoga turns back the clock when it comes to aging. It also destresses you and as you know stress is wrinkle fuel. If you want to look younger at 50 then sign up for a yoga class near you.
Grapes are jammed with anthocyanins which helps in fighting arthritis and boosts collagen levels in the retina. This in turn protects the eyes against muscular degeneration related to aging. Next time you feel like snacking tossing some grapes in your mouth would be a great idea.
One of the biggest myth that has been going around is that cosmetic procedures are only done by women. This was true years back but lately there has been a number of men going for cosmetic treatments too since men also want to have that younger looking youthful appearance too.
Some of the anti-aging cosmetic procedures that men can undergo are;
We experience volume lose in certain areas of our face as we age. Men who want noticeable but subtle change can opt for juvederm. It treats nasiolabial folds, dark circles under the eyes and also treats the chin area giving men a more chiseled look through a non-invasive procedure. You can resume your normal activities right after the treatment but avoid alcohol and strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
The Vi chemical peel helps in eliminating fine lines, acne and sun damage from the skin. Since men’s skin is 25% thicker than women’s they require a more powerful chemical peel for great results and the Vi offers just that. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime but it requires patients to stay out of the sun for several days after the procedure.
Botox softens and relaxes muscles that contract and cause wrinkles on the face. it mostly treats the wrinkles across the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. It is even known for preventing wrinkles if started early enough. The results begin to show a few days after the injections.
Men also want a firmer and tighter appearance on their face and neck. Collagen firming lasers give immediate firming results and are gentle. It also treats redness and sunspots plus other cosmetic annoyances.
Kybella is one of the most popular procedures for treating a double chin. It is an injection which helps to dissolve fat under the chin which gives a ‘double chin’ appearance. It is a series of injections of a substance that occur naturally in the body and it is called deoxycholic acid which destroys fat cells that are reabsorbed in the body.
Microneedling is a natural skin regeneration procedure that is non-invasive with minimal downtime. It is mostly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, enlarged pores, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and stretch marks.
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