Who doesn’t want to look young? Everybody does! The only problem, however, is that staying young is easier said than done. You need to do more than simply applying makeup. Heck, visiting your favorite beauty parlor will not do it.
With that in mind, here’s a rundown of tips to help you look young at any age.
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair
Here’s the thing – nobody wants to see your hairy legs. The last thing that you want to do is to show people your unshaven underarms. The long and short of it is that getting rid of hair can improve your overall look in more than one way.
There’s a catch, though – you want to use a hair removal method that will give you lasting results. And that doesn’t involve shaving. Plus, waxing is painful, especially for the elderly – and that’s where laser hair removal comes in.
Laser hair removal works by getting rid of your strands right from the root. The ripple effect, of course, is that it will take you months before you need to go through the procedure again. But wait, does laser hair removal hurt? Well, the primary reason many beauty enthusiasts love it is that it isn’t painful. On top of that, it gets rid of up to 90% of your body hair.
You don’t have to hit the gym to stay fit. You don’t even need to lift weights. You can, for instance, consider morning runs to enable your body to remain active. A regular exercise regimen helps improve circulation and lower stress levels.
Indeed, repeated studies show that stress can lead to faster aging.
It is essential to mention here that you should embark on a routine that your body can handle. In other words, you don’t have to go for anything rigorous if your body cannot handle it. Be sure to work with a fitness instructor to determine what works for you and your energy levels.
Hydrate Skin to Prevent Wrinkles
The basics of any good skincare regimen are gentle moisturizing and cleansing as part of your daily routine. Drink plenty of water, in addition to adopting a topical skin care regimen with gentle cleansers and facial moisturizers, such as Cetaphil products, which are available at most drugstores.
Apply body lotion right after taking a hot shower or bath to lock in moisture before it evaporates from your skin as you try to cool off. If you are going to layer facial products, you should apply your sunscreen before applying makeup.
Note – One of the things to look for when shopping for facial products is hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin but needs to be replenished as it is lost over time.
This ingredient works to help skin feeling hydrated, acting like a sponge to moisturize dry skin. Neutrogena Hydro Boost, which contains a water gel, hydrating cleansing gel, and hydrating tint, as well as various cosmetic products, is an affordable option. La Roche-Posay also offers a variety of anti-wrinkle moisturizers and eye creams containing hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient.
Block Damaging Sunrays
Another area you’ll want to make sure not to neglect is protecting your skin against sun damage, something that you should be considering 365 days a year, and not just in the summer.
Sun protection is an essential key to a good skincare routine and something to work on all year round, as it will protect you from skin damage, wrinkles, sagging skin, and, most importantly, skin cancer.
It really doesn’t matter if you don’t lie out in the sun or your skin is only out in the sun for a few minutes a day; it all adds up on the meter of ultraviolet ray exposure.
When shopping for sunscreen, you should look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays, with SPF 30 for the winter and SPF 50 for the summer, and contains physical blockers such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. If you have sensitive skin, steer clear of perfumes and dyes, as these can drive irritation and adverse reactions, and stick to mineral sunscreen (such as Kiehl’s) and makeup products.
Be sure to apply sunscreen at 2 grams per centimeter square, which is equal to about a golf ball-sized drop or shot glass full of sunscreen to cover the face and body.
If you’re not putting that amount, the sufficient SPF is actually much lower; you have to really lather your sunscreen on and be generous, applying it at least 20 minutes before going outside. One bottle of sunscreen should not last you a whole season; you should be shopping for sunscreen all year and, especially, all summer long.
That’s it – go forth and stay young!