It’s something we are always on the lookout for, a product that helps us look younger, and provides the answer to all our questions. But as there are so many products out there, we can overlook some of the fundamentals to help us look and feel younger. Is it really a case of having a bunch of products, or is it about the right habits?
Taking The Natural Approach
It’s convenient for us to buy products from the store, but we have to make peace with the fact that they aren’t always going to be completely organic or natural. There are beauty stores that pride themselves on these organic products, but we have to pay a lot of money for them. You can always make your own natural facial scrub using organic products at home but it’s not just about having the right natural products, it’s about ensuring you have a natural approach in general. The biggest issue of all, when it comes to looking and feeling younger, is diet. But we can think that’s because there are loads of great products out there we don’t need to worry about what we eat. In actual fact, what we eat is what we are. We won’t go into the details here, but it’s the common culprits, Omega-3, healthy fats and ensuring that you have an abundance of Vitamin K and other leafy green vegetables. Ultimately, the more you consume in terms of fruit and vegetables, the better your skin complexion!
Being Clever With Your Problem Areas
We all have our own individual problems, perhaps turkey neck, or unsightly jowls, but what we can do to minimize these is a swift combination of disguise, but also the right exercises that we don’t tend to consider. We think that because our face is heading south that there’s nothing we can do about it. But we use exercise to alter our bodies, so why can’t we do it to alter our face? There are plenty of exercises out there for wrinkles, jowls, and pretty much anything you can think of. But doing this isn’t an overnight cure. We have to think about concealing these problem areas with our outfits and colors so we can highlight the best bits about ourselves, and hide the worst bits.
The Right Habits As We Age
As we get older, we’ve got to be aware of how we are changing. Sometimes we can look in the mirror, and it seeks up on us how much we’ve aged. Instead, a combination of observation, as well as the best preventative measures, will help us keep us on our side. Our hair is a very good example because as we get older it becomes coarser and drier. This could very easily be made worse if we use heat stylers, so we have to rethink our practices. The same goes for moisturizing and cleansing. We may have one cleanser that works wonders for us, but it hasn’t been serving us well recently. As we get older, it’s better to use a cleanser that is gentler, so therefore the skin isn’t losing its natural moisture. And the same applies to our hands; they are constantly on display, so if we use good hand cream on a regular basis, especially one that contains SPF, this will help!
Reducing Your Makeup
You didn’t even think of this, did you? We are so reliant on using makeup to cover our wrinkles and insecurities; we may actually be doing more damage to our face with every passing day. Instead of using heavy makeup, using the wrong color foundation, or just applying makeup with a heavy hand, instead, if we ease off and apply less makeup, as well as using more radiant tones, the little makeup you have on you can make you look much fresher, especially if you have mature skin. And in having those makeup free days, we can give our face a breather. And this will do us wonders anyway!
It can be about the right product, but only to an extent. Ultimately, to make ourselves look a bit younger, it’s about having the right products, but also the right habits. Because we can rely so much on makeup to cover up unsightly wrinkles, we’re still not addressing the root cause. And you know the drill: it’s always the same things, diet, and lifestyle! If you want to look younger, you might want to consider having a bit more sleep, but also changing your attitude to life in general. Do we need a lot of products to make ourselves look younger? Not necessarily, but if we pick the right products, and pick the right lifestyle, then we’ve got it nailed!
What steps do you take to make yourself look younger? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!