There are a lot of articles and videos out there about how to look younger but they usually recommend spending money for certain products. Well this article will tell you 10 anti-aging secrets that won’t cost you an arm and a leg! The important thing to remember about these anti-aging secrets is that you need to take them together and have the commitment to do them in order for them to shave off 10 years off of your real age.
1. Layers of Hair
The first secret is to add layers to your hair. This is a quick way to look younger since they really soften your facial features, adds bounce and lift, and brings your hair shoulder length and above. As you age, your skin tends to get pulled down because it isn’t as elastic as it was and it starts to sag. Having this hairstyle gives your face a much needed lift instead of getting dragged down along with your skin. The right hair cut can do wonders and you’d be amazed at what a soft layered hairstyle can do!
As we mature, it is better to go lighter than heavier and not in a sense of application but rather the way you apply your makeup and the colors that you choose. Try going for light smoky eyes and lips to soften and shave years off your face. Sometimes harsher colors like red can add unnecessary age to anyone and that’s why the softer the palette the younger you look.
3. A Goodnight’s Rest
Sleep is your best friend when it comes to looking and feeling youthful. Remember to take time in sleeping and rest. At least 8-9 hours of sleep will give you extra smooth and soft skin when you wake up. And if you have free time you should take a short nap. Not to mention you won’t have sunken eyes and pronounced laugh lines. This is why they call it “beauty sleep” since it is the most restorative way to hold on to your beauty.
Treat your body like a temple and take time to invest in it. Although most women just do cardio, you should add weight-bearing exercise since as women grow older they tend to lose muscle mass. This is why you have to maintain and build what you have and what you’re losing. Nothing says young and sexy like a nicely defined and toned body that you know took a lot of effort and determination to achieve.
5. Tweak Your Diet
Again, there’s no greater way to shed years but by shedding pounds. Also keep in mind that eating is 90% of the battle and that’s why you have to be mindful of your diet. Try getting rid of sugar, flour, pasta, bread, dairy, and keep alcohol to a bare minimum in your diet. By adhering to this simple change in your diet, you’ll gravitate towards eating lean produce and protein like chicken breast, turkey, fish or any type of protein you like. Also remember to eat your greens from vegetables and fruits and healthy oils and fats from nuts, avocados, and coconut oil. Pairing exercise with the right diet will definitely make you look younger than you really are.
Nothing ages women more than how you carry yourselves. Usually, the lifestyles of most women work behind desks and computers or a stay at home mom, thus you tend to slouch your shoulders, neck goes forward, and your chin protrudes and this is called the Upper Crossed Syndrome. Having proper posture with your chest out, shoulders back, and neck straight will make you look thinner and adds height. There are a lot of exercises to correct your posture, but using a foam roller or a rolled up towel putting it on your back while lying down and stretching your hands to the side or an L-shape. By doing this exercise for 5-10 minutes a day you’ll improve your posture and how you carry yourself, you’ll naturally look more youthful.
7. Hydrate and Exfoliate
Drinking a lot of water is important simply because you don’t want to dehydrate your body including your skin. At the same time, exfoliating is essential to get rid of the dead skin cells on your face. When you exfoliate, get one with a good strong scrub then use a moisturizer on your skin for that baby smooth skin with a natural radiant glow which is much healthier and younger look.
8. Bomber Jackets
Wearing a bomber jacket is both a trendy and youthful fashion trend you want to have in your closet. You’ll look hip, chic, and sophisticated at the same time. This will show people around you that you’re aware of the trends and also not afraid to “break outside the box” with this fashion statement. This secret is not only exclusively for bomber jackets but also for other fashion trends. Try to find a trend that will not make you look matronly.
Practice your faith will shift your mindset to where you want it to be. It will help you get to a place of optimism and hope. By being more pious, you’ll feel that you are in control and in charge of your life. But also remember to leave certain things up to God since you’re not control of everything. So do your part and remember to invite God to welcome and invite him to do His as well. This mindset will give you joy thus making you look younger.
10. Nurture Relationships
Lastly is to nurture your relationships and this ties into the previous secret of being joyful. When you spend time with the ones you love, especially ones that are the same age as you like your girlfriends from high school, you feel that time has stood still when you reconnect with them. Somehow your memory is sharper and clearer when you reconnect with old friends and these memories bring laughter and joy into your life. These relationships fuel us and bring us the connectivity we need in life and this is important for your health, wellness and happiness therefore our looks.
Do you have other anti-aging secrets that we forgot to mention? We’d also love to hear what you have to say!