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How To Make Yourself Look Younger

Updated on January 10, 2013

How Can I Look Younger?

There comes a time in every woman or man's life, where we want to look younger.

It's quite ironic, seeing as for the majority of our youth, we want to look older so we can maybe get into the cinema to watch an 18 certificate film, or maybe to get into a pub or nightclub. So when we finally get what we want and we do look older, we suddenly want the reverse, and we long for the days of being baby faced once more.

Well this lens is here to help you.

Derma Wand Demonstration

This nifty little gadget helps to stimulate the blood flow and oxygenate the skin - to give a toned and younger looking appearance, without the need of cosmetic surgery.

I have invested in a Derma Wand myself, and I'm really pleased with the results. My skin feels soft and firmer, and it really helps with any outbreaks of spots, as you can zap them before they break out fully.

I only have to use my device a few times a week, and it only takes a couple of minutes to use. I would highly recommend this product as it does exactly what it claims to do.

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

I know this sounds a bit boring - but hydration is key to having younger and healthier looking skin.

As the body is made up of approximately 55-60% water, this gives you an indication of how important hydration is.

When your body is dehydrated, so is your skin. When the skin is dehydrated, wrinkles such as crowsfeet around the eyes and lines around the mouth appear more prominent.

When your body is properly hydrated, so is your skin. Hydration makes the skin cells plump up, and lessens the appearance of wrinkles, making you look younger.

If possible, try to drink 8 glasses of water a day - this will not only benefit your skin, but will also keep your whole body healthy as well.

How to apply a natural makeup in your 50's

Here is a demonstration of how to apply makeup which looks natural, for more mature skin types.

Anti Wrinkle Creams

To help keep your skin in tip top condition, treat your skin to some fantastic anti-wrinkle cream products

Look After Your Skin

In addition to keeping well hydrated, you need to take care of your skin, and I do not mean just the skin on your face.

To help promote new cell regeneration, it is advisable to exfolliate your skin. Again, not just on your face, but on your body as well.

If you are going out in the sun, wear a hat and use a sun cream/lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. It is a fallacy that you cannot tan if you use a high SPF, you will still tan, but you will not burn. Burnt skin equates to damaged skin. Damaged skin equates to premature aging.

Keep your skin moisturised - in addition to drinking plenty of water, use a good moisturiser on your face (paying particular attention to your neck and decolletage area), your hands, arms and legs. After all it's pretty pointless having a face of nubile woman, but the hands and neck of a 90 year old hag!

Here is a link to a fabulous site which has home made face masks so you can pamper yourself without having to pay a fortune:

Homemade Anti Wrinkle Face Masks

How To Exfoliate Your Face

Here a video demonstration on how to exfoliate your face.

Exfoliation Products

Sweeping away dead skin from your face and body, is a great way of improving the circulation and making your skin look younger and fresher.

How Can I Look Younger - Recommended Articles/Sites

Here are a list of some of my favorite articles and sites which offer tips and advice on how to look and feel younger.

I hope that you find them useful!

Relax

Another way of appearing younger, is by learning to relax.

When you are stressed, it has a tremendous impact on the body's immune system. This can lead to your skin being deprived of vital nutrients and can also impact the blood flow to the skin. If the skin is not getting the correct blood flow or nutrients to maintain a healthy appearance, this can lead to clogged pores which can cause outbreaks of spots or blackheads.

Stress also has a tendency to make people frown more - the more stressed you are, the more frowning, which in turn can lead to deep set wrinkles.

If you have a stressful job, try to find a way to balance your stress levels. Maybe have a massage, or a relaxing bath with some aromatherapy oils added, such as lavender, ylang ylang or patchouli

Relaxation Video

Check out this great relaxation video!

Be Happy

As daft as it sounds, feeling happy can actually make you look younger.

When you are happy, your body releases endorphines which has a positive impact on the body (helps relieve stress, helps the immune system, helps the healing process). Endorphines can also give the body a healthy glow.

Also when you are happy, you tend to smile. Smiling gives a "lifting" effect to your face, and helps to tone the muscles, giving an overall younger appearance.

Age Is Just A State of Mind

Be like the Prisoner "you are not a number!" By dwelling on how many birthdays you have celebrated (or commiserated) has a profound psychological effect on the mind. If you feel old - you will appear old. Therefore, try to get yourself into a "feel young" mindset.

When you start to feel younger, you will appear younger.

So how do you feel younger? This will vary from person to person, but my suggestion would be to find either a song or maybe a movie, that takes you back to when you were younger. Now whichever piece of music or film you pick, not only does it have to make you feel younger - it has to be associated with happy times. For example, its not good to pick a piece of music or film that you will associate with a broken relationship or a loss of a loved one.

You can help to enforce the feeling younger mindset by repeating affirmations on a daily basis, such as "I am young" or "I feel young" or "I feel 25 years old" etc.

Another suggestion is to use the art of hypnosis.

Here's a link to a hypnosis CD which can help you feel younger:

Forever Young Hypnosis CD

Stop Smoking

For those of you who do not smoke - obviously you do not need to read this section...

For those of you who do smoke and who want to look younger - stop smoking now!!

In addition to causing some horrible diseases (such as lung cancer, emphysema & heart disease/strokes) - smoking is also terrible for aging the skin prematurely.

Due to the number of toxic chemicals found in cigarettes (such as arsenic, carbon monoxide, tar,formaldehyde & amnonia) every time you enhale, you are effectively killing the good skins cells and collagen in the body.

This is why long term smokers end up with "dogs bottom" looking mouths i.e. all puckered and wrinkled. And let's face it, who wants to have lips that look like a dogs bottom?

If you have been smoking for a long time, and you are wanting to quit, please get advise from your local GP.

Change Your Image

Are you one of those people who found a hairstyle 10 or 15 years ago, and you liked it so much that you never changed it? If so, this is one of the tell-tale signs of giving your age away.

Be adventurous, change your hair style or change your hair colour - bring yourself up to date with fashion, this way it is difficult to know just how old you really are.

Change your make up as well - by sticking to the same colours and style also can give away your age.

If you want to experiment this is a fantastic website which can help you decide what new hairstyle or make up would suit you:

http://www.taaz.com/

Try updating your wardrobe also - there are lots of sites on the internet that can help you change your style without breaking the bank.

Here are a couple of links to get you going:

How To Look Good Website

Fifty Plus Website

I hope that you like my lens,but if you have any recommendations, please feel free to leave your comments below.

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      jonhkiller 

      5 years ago

      really great idea thank so much

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      DebMartin 

      6 years ago

      I love your section on age being just a state of mind. Nice lens.

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