The Ultimate Guide To Looking 10 Years Younger
We spend our younger years wanting to look older than we are, only to desperately try and rewind the clock when we hit a certain age range. Everyone has their own theories about how to reverse the signs of ageing, but what actually works? We have the ultimate guide to looking younger, to help all ladies.Image Credit: Watchfit
Love it or not, exercising regularly will help keep you looking and feeling younger. You don’t have to spend all of your free time pounding the pavement, or in the gym, but just twenty to thirty minutes of exercise a minimum of three times a week will increase your bone density and muscle tone, helping you to look and feel younger. It is also proven that staying healthy will help you to live longer as well.
There is a huge variety of exercise that you can do, so you will be able to find something that suits you, whether this is aerobic activity, yoga, or even power walking. Any exercise, will help boost your body’s metabolism, which will naturally help you to burn more calories.
.You might be wondering if the effects of exercise will actually reverse the appearance of aging, and the simple answer is yes, it will. Exercise will boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, which will be evident on your skin. It will appear softer, and studies even suggest that exercising regularly can slow cell ageing by turning off the ageing process in your chromosomes.Image Credit: Dranna Hemming
Botox is a well-known favourite for reversing the signs of ageing. It is a natural, purified protein, which works by reducing the activity of the muscles which cause lines to form on the skin. One of the reasons that Botox is so popular is that the results are visible in just a few days. Many people choose to use this as a preventative, and begin having regular Botox injections to prevent wrinkles and lines forming; others wait until the lines are visible, and choose Botox as a reversible method. Of course, too much can lead to the classic ‘frozen face’ appearance, but when used responsibly is a brilliant anti-ageing tool.
As well as a flawless complexion, Botox has many other health benefits as well, including being a popular treatment for excessive sweating, helping to mitigate the problem for several months at a time. Another health benefit is that it can be used to treat migraine pain, with patients saying that they not only suffered with fewer migraines when having regular Botox injections, but when they did get them, they were not as severe. It is believed that Botox helps as it blocks the sensory nerves, causing the muscles to relax, meaning the pain is not as severe.
The disadvantage of Botox is that you need to ensure that you are going to registered places, with people who are qualified to deliver the Botox injections. Botox injection that are administered by unqualified personnel can be very dangerous, and have alarming results. It is also fairly expensive, with one area being treated with Botox costing a couple of hundred pounds. The injections last around three to four months, so it is important that you keep on top of the upkeep, which can prove costly.Image Credit: Venus Therapies
Lasering the years away is becoming more and more popular in recent years. It claims to be the latest in anti-ageing technology offering an advanced non-invasive treatment that offers a safe and effective way of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. There is no need to go under the knife, or be prodded with injections, and there is no waiting time. The results are pretty much instantaneous.
Laser treatments are often being chosen over Botox injections now, as they can be used to treat both fine lines and deep-set wrinkles – one of the biggest clues of ageing, which in turn leaves you fresh faced and positively youthful. This pain free treatment promises to turn back the time, and has been claimed to be ladies best kept secret until now!
Again, a disadvantage to laser treatments, much like Botox injections or surgery is that it is expensive. It is not viable for everyone, and one session is likely to cost a minimum of one hundred pounds.Image Credit: The Health Site
Diet Healthy Food
A healthy diet should be followed throughout your life to remain healthy, but adopting a healthy lifestyle later on in life can and will make you look and feel great. Losing a few pounds, can instantly make you look more youthful, and eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will fill you with vitamins and antioxidants, which will nourish your skin and hair, again, taking years off you.
Many people swear that their youthful appearance is down to eating a diet of fresh, raw foods. Cooking can often kill the nutrients in many food, but by eating raw food can have a huge benefit to your skin mind and body.
This is a cost effective, lifestyle change that will make you feel and look younger than your years.
Rosehip oil has been hailed as the anti-ageing oil, and has so many benefits to reversing the tell all signs of ageing. This is because it is absolutely packed with antioxidants and has the ability to really penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. The vitamin C will help to stimulate collagen production, which will reduce any fine lines and wrinkles.
The great thing about Rosehip is that it is completely natural, and is available to buy from good natural health stores. Whether you choose to apply the oil directly to your face, or to orally take the capsules they will deliver the same benefits to your body, instantly removing the years from your face.As well as anti-ageing benefits,Rosehip has many other health benefits that make it a loved supplement by many. These include, protection from age spots – another great benefit from those people who want to look younger than their years, it can help with acne scarring and eczema, thanks to the fatty acids found in it, it can boost the immune system, because it is so high in vitamin C, and finally, it can help in the treatment of, as it has been found to reduce inflammation.Image Credit: Organic Facts
Coconut oil has been hailed as a miracle oil. Not only can it be used as a great anti-aging product, it has so many other skin and health benefits. It is so cost effective, and also means that you can cut a number of different steps from your normal skincare routine. So just how does is it effective at reducing wrinkles?
It is packed full of anti-oxidants, which will prevent your skin from becoming damaged. If your skin is not as damaged, it will not age as quickly, and wrinkles will not develop. It is a great moisturiser, which again, will help the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles forming; it contains essential vitamins A and Vitamin E, which help to promote the production of collagen, which keeps the skin firm and supple. You will develop fewer age spots with the frequent use of coconut oil, which are due to both ageing and sun exposure. This is because coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides and lauric acid, which helps to repair damaged skin.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is the only beauty use of coconut oil. It doesn’t gain the reputation of being a miracle oil for nothing. Other benefits include a great alternative to a massage oil; mix coconut oil with a small amount of sugar, and you have a great homemade body scrub; use as a lip balm, cuticle cream and hand moisturiser. You can near enough eliminate all other lotions and potions in your bathroom, and simply replace it with one tub of coconut oil.Image Credit: Dead Sea
Having soft and supple skin will instantly take years off you. Drying, cracked and scaly skin will automatically make you look older than your years, so it is so important that you moisturise regularly. By helping your skin retain moisture, you are actually creating a temporary filler for wrinkles, making your complexion look smooth and youthful. You should be using a high quality moisturiser daily to prevent ageing signs from forming on both your face and your body. Don’t worry though, we have a great natural recipe for you to try.
This avocado and honey moisturiser leaves your skin feeling soft and dewy; not to mention youthful. It is also incredibly easy and cheap to make with items that you are likely to have in your home. All you need is three tablespoons of fresh cream, ¼ of an avocado, and one tablespoon of honey. Simply place all three ingredients in a blender until you have created a smooth cream like consistency. Apply this directly to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Finally, rinse off with warm water. To really reverse the signs of ageing, invest in a separate eye cream, that is gentle enough to use daily around the sensitive eye area.Image Credit: The Washington Post
Use An SPF Daily Protection From The Sun
One of the biggest ageing factors is the sun. Protecting your skin with a moisturiser that contains an SPF will prevent early ageing and damage to your skin, not to mention reducing your chances of developing skin cancer. Many foundations and BB creams have an SPF in them, so if you do not want to go without makeup, buy make up that contains it.
Wearing a sun cream with an SPF of 15 or higher daily, will help to block out ninety three percent of harmful ultraviolet rays, and filter out UVA rays as well. It is these that cause the skin to age, so prevent these from entering your skin, and you will prevent premature ageing.Image Credit: The Mirror
Get Enough Sleep
Repeatedly having poor night’s sleep can age you drastically. Have you ever noticed when you are tired that your skin begins to look washed out, and bags develop under your eyes, not to mention dark circles. When you sleep, your body restores and rejuvenates itself, including the skin on your face. This includes repairing any DNA damage from the day before, so to avoid the signs of ageing, make sure you are getting your head down and getting enough shut eye overnight. Try and get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Not only will you feel better for it, but your skin will also thank you and you will soon put a halt to premature signs of ageing.
Learn How To Apply Your Makeup
Learning how to apply your makeup properly and professionally can make a massive difference to you appearance, and will knock years off you. Learn how to adapt your make up, so it is appropriate for your age groups, and learn what the best products to use are.Try dabbing concealer onto the inner corner of your eye, and nose, and you will instantly light up your skin, hiding dark spots and is perfect for people over the age of thirty. If you have redness around the edges of your nostrils as well, concealer can hide this as well. Choose a liquid concealer though, as this will not get cakey on your skin. Steer clear of tinted powders as well, instead opting for translucent and light reflecting ones if you choose to use any at all.
. Remember previous tips on moisturising? This applies to make up as well. Heavy powder formulas will instantly age you, so make sure your make up bag is stocked with creams, gels and liquids. The more hydrated your skin is, the younger it will look and feel.
References And Further Reading:
- • Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Clinic; Rejuvenate yourself! The ultimate guide to looking 10 years younger.
- • DailyMail; The anti-ageing diy guide: Tips and tricks to reduce wrinkles, tone skin, and ideas against sun damage so you don't have to have surgery and downtime.
- • Reader’s Digest; 8 Natural Recipes for Amazing Skin…from a Plastic Surgeon.
- • One Green Planet; Ditch the Wrinkle Cream: Anti-Aging Properties of Natural Oils, and 5 DIY Formulas.
- • The Telegraph; 50 ways to look younger.
- • Laser Treatments UK; Laser Treatments Overview.
- • True MD; The Benefits of Botox Injections.
- • The Fashion Spot; Coconut Oil: Miracle Product or Beauty Fad.
- • Home Remedies; How to Use Coconut Oil for Wrinkles.
- • Livestrong; What are the benefits of Rose Hip Oil on the Face?
- • Dr. Axe; Rosehip Oil: the Anti-Ageing Oil?
- • NatureSupplies; Rosehip Capsules.
- •Women’s Health; Anti-Ageing benefits of SPF Now Backed By Science.
- •Allure; 16 Ways to Look Younger With Makeup.
- •Allure; 5 Easy Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Younger - Now.