You don’t have to go under the knife to keep looking younger than you actually are. In fact if you make more effort to care for and maintain what you already have, you’ll be surprised at how good your body can still look after so many years just by taking good care of it.
One major way to maintain youth is to live a healthy lifestyle of nutritional diet and regular exercise among other things but besides that, here are 6 simple things you can do easily give yourself a more youthful appearance.
How to look younger…easily
1. No Smoking
Smoking ages you faster and it is a fact. Studies have shown that smokers have thinner and more wrinkled skin. It is believed that tobacco releases an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin which are important for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and structure.
If you really want to keep your skin intact and look younger, it’s better not to smoke. If you already smoke, try to quit, ASAP!
2. Exfoliate Regularly
One easy way to help your skin refresh itself is to exfoliate regularly. This helps to rid your skin of dead cells and bring the newer skin to light.
You can use a cotton ball or washcloth with an exfoliating agent of your choice. You can take your pick from an exfoliating cleanser, a scrub or other natural products like sugar and olive oil mix or sugar and lemon mix. Scrub gently to remove dead, flaky skin and make your skin come to life again.
To maintain a youthful appearance, do this as often as is necessary.
3. Soft Hands
Learn to moisturize your hands all through the day especially if you have dry skin. The skin on the hands wrinkles faster especially when dry because it has less fatty tissue.
To help your hands retain moisture, look plump and youthful, you need to moisturize. Have a hand cream with you regularly to hydrate them with. Look for something that contains ingredients like Shea butter, glycerine or hyaluronic acid.
4. Tender Feet
As you age, your feet get harder and develop thick layers of skin cells because of all the walking you do. This happens to the heels and balls of the feet. To keep the toughness that develops to the barest minimum and keep the soles of your feet soft, you need to shrink the calluses and regularly take off the excess dead skin.
Get a professional pedicure at least once in two weeks or soak your feet in hot water and scrub off dead skin regularly at bath times. You can use a pumice stone or some of the more recent feet-scrubbing tools.
If you let of the dead skin and calluses stay, you feet will look dry and patch. This will make you look older while tender feet give you a youthful look.
5. Nurtured Nails
Dry brittle nails give away signs of wear and tear due to age, weather and decreasing moisture. This makes your hands look older.
It is important to moisturize your nails regularly, you can use petroleum jelly, Shea butter or any other creams to keep your nails soft. Also, try to avoids harsh soaps and other products that dry out the skin. Moisturize your hands and nails after doing the dishes and whenever you use detergents and any other harsh chemical based products. You can use products like biotin, which is a supplement of Vitamin B7 to soften your nails.
Trim your nails regularly to avoid overgrown or ingrown nails. Shape your nails correctly by trimming along the natural curve of your nails. You can use a nipper that is already shaped to do this.
Always keep your nails clean and well-manicured for a youthful appearance.
6. White Teeth
If you are not a freckled teenager, stained teeth make you look older. It is better to remove surface stains from your teeth regularly to keep them looking bright.
You can use teeth-whitening strips or gel which bleach the enamel of the teeth and change teeth colour. You can also visit a dentist for a professional treatment that will get you better and faster results.
You should generally take good care for your teeth and keep them in good shape to maintain a youthful appearance.