Everyone is forever young at heart. And while there is no way to stop growing old, ageing like a fine wine will be the best way to go. Here are some easy tricks to look closer to your heart’s age and feel your best for more of the years to come.
1. Use a moisturizer before applying foundation
As you age, your hormone levels go down and cause the skin to get drier. Usually, you’d use a cream foundation to make the skin look more hydrated but creamier formulas are just basically more packed powder. If you like the coverage a creamy foundation provides, it would be better to use a face moisturizer or a hydrating primer before applying foundation.
2. Hide your dark circles with a concealer
Concealers are used to hide uneven color on the facial skin especially with dark circles but they can fail you when they sink into lines and draw attention to your wrinkles. To avoid this, apply the concealer only on the inner halves of your under-eyes. Or you can use a brush-on highlighter pen instead.
3. Curl your lashes
Did you know that our eyes actually get smaller as we age? It’s a combination of the skin around our eyes sagging and our other features becoming bigger. That’s why big eyes are often associated with the younger crowd. Luckily, the trick of curling your eyelashes does much more than just make them look longer. Curling your lashes opens up your eyes and makes them look not just more awake and alert, but also more youthful.
4. Use SPF daily
Skin damage caused by the sun shows in dilating and increased blood flow. This becomes visible when you see a dark glow or color on the transparent skin. Plus, one of the biggest causes of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots as we age is sun damage. This is especially so for the area around your eyes because this skin here is the thinnest in the body. Make sure to use SPF daily to protect yourself from harmful rays.
5. Try out bangs
Bangs usually make people look younger. However, as with all general hair makeovers, you have to do a trial first. You can try looking in the mirror and covering your forehead and then you decide if you would like to commit to a fringe. And the bangs you get should either be full and up to the middle of your brows or longer and more swept to the side.
6. Protect your grays
Not the yellowish ones which are just as bad as yellowish teeth. Vibrant silver-gray hair is beautiful and can make you look younger. You can use hair products that contain shine enhancers and UV filters to prevent your hair from dulling. You can also use purple shampoos to neutralize the yellow undertones of your hair.
7. Eat more Vitamin C-loaded fruits and vegetables
You should also shift to a more Vitamin C-packed diet since the nutrient naturally boosts your body’s collagen and thus, helps keep the skin firm and more youthful-looking. Citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries, and kiwis are among the good sources of vitamin C. Not only can this make you look younger, it can also make you more immune to common diseases like coughs and colds as well.
8. Munch on leafy greens
Eat healthy, of course. Leafy green vegetables have carotene compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin which help protect and hydrate the skin cells. If you find eating your green veggies difficult, you can eat them with your favorite salad dressing, into smoothies with your fruits, or snack on them so you’d get the nutrients you need.
9. Stay hydrated
Being thirsty means you’re already a bit dehydrated. You’re supposed to drink at least eight large glasses of water a day so don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water. Drinking enough water can make you feel better and look younger, and you also lose some weight without even trying.
10. Lessen alcohol intake
Everything in excess is bad and excessive alcohol intake dehydrates and damages the skin. You’re not required to totally abstain from drinking a glass or two of Perignon but always drink in moderation. Remember, you want to age like fine wine, not drink all the fine wine.
From makeup and hair secrets to nutritious diet meals, there are so many other ways to look and feel younger. Maintain your physical appearance so you can match the kid that you will always be in your heart.