Who doesn’t want to look young? Of course, everyone wants to look like they are in their 20s. For hundreds of years now, scientists have been trying to find the fountain of youth. And even though they still have a long way to go in finding a way to totally reverse aging, there are still beauty tricks you could do to remove 5 to 10 years off your appearance.
In fact, because of these science-proven beauty tricks, many celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston still look as beautiful as they are 10 years ago. And now you can too. Here, we share with you you 7 beauty tricks you can follow to look younger.
Avoid the sun
You may not be aware of it but standing for long periods in the sun without protection will make you look older for your age. Sun rays can destroy your collagen and elastin fibers, which are responsible for keeping your skin smooth and soft. Staying under the sun for long periods will also damage your skin’s DNA, thus leading to skin cancer in later life. In addition, tanning or oversunning results in the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and sagging.
If you cannot avoid being exposed to the sun, make sure to use an umbrella or wear protective clothing. Also, apply a broad-spectrum sunblock like Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46 ($29) before going out. And at night, use all natural organic face oil to seal in moisture while you sleep.
Eliminate refined sugars from your diet
Refined sugars can be hidden in junk food and other “low fat” diet products you may be consuming. These sugars make you gain weight and can make your molecules more brittle. Consuming much sugar in your diet will lead to faster aging.
Let’s go to the science part of why consuming too much sugar causes you to age faster. Once you consume sugar, it will be absorbed in your bloodstream and then attaches to proteins to form harmful molecules called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The more sugar you consume, the more AGEs will be created. AGEs will then damage adjacent proteins, including collagen and elastin. Redcued collagen and elastin will lead to faster aging.
Do not over cleanse your skin
Using too many products may strip your skin of natural oils, which you need to remain younger looking. Wash your face not more than twice a day, and do not exfoliate your face daily. You can also undergo microdermabrasion or diamond peel twice a month to remove dead skin cells. In addition, apply moisturizer on your face after you wash to seal in moisture.
Do not exercise too much
Exercise is good for you—that is, if done in moderation. Exercise is needed by your body to maintain its normal function and to help you maintain your weight. However, dramatic weight loss and too much exercise can make you look older. Over exercising can also stress your body and increase your cortisol levels, which may give you a haggard look.
If you are planning to lose weight, only 1 to 2 lbs of weight loss per week is advisable.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is the time wherein your body restores itself. Whenever you fail to get enough sleep, the first place it shows is in your appearance. You may have noticed that if you don’t get enough sleep, dark circles appear under your eye and your skin becomes sallow.
To look your best, make sure to get at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep time. Doing some light evening exercise, drinking chamomile tea, and having an early meal will lead to a good night’s rest. Also, use a rich moisturizer at night to get the best out of your sleep time
Water has many benefits. And one of its many advantages is that it can make you look younger. Not drinking enough water will make your skin look older and tired. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to get the most out of water’s many benefits. Hydrating yourself will not only make your skin look younger looking, it will also make your muscles and joints feel better.
To ensure that you drink enough water, always keep a water bottle with you and in your desk.
Take advantage of technology
If you would like to take 5 to 10 years off your face, then, like it or not, you should try opting for lasers, fillers, or Botox. Although having a healthy lifestyle and using moisturizer on your face daily will slow aging, it isn’t enough to gain back your looks from a decade ago.
Don’t worry though about the dangers of undergoing these procedures. Many procedures, such as Ulthera, Botox, and Restylane, are safe and have no downtime, which means that you don’t need to take some days off from work just to look younger looking.