After 45 or so, who wouldn’t love to look 10 years younger? It is doable. You can get closer to that healthy, dewy look of youth by following a few tips and tricks. All at once, or little by little, you can transform into a younger you.
Stand up straight. Good posture will make you look 10 years younger instantly. Imagine there’s a string going vertically right up through your body, pulling you up straight. Relax your shoulders.
Wear the Classics
Wear modern cuts of classic clothing with just one or two trendy accessories. Don’t go for fashion gimmicks or teen styles. Avoid mini-skirts and puffy sleeves. Never wear pegged pants or “mom jeans.” These actually make you look older, and kind of dumb to boot.
Brighten Your Smile
Buy some dissolvable tooth whitening strips. Use the entire box over the course of a week or two. Smile a lot. Find the positives in life.
Care for Your Hair
Get a fresh haircut once every 6 to 8 weeks. Dried up ends or a shapeless do will age you fast. Dye your hair slightly lighter rather than darker. Use a shine spray to gloss your hair. Old hair looks dull and dry, while glossy hair makes you look 10 years younger.
Pamper Your Skin
Cleanse your face gently with a cream cleanser. Use a moisturizer with sunscreen every day. Use it on your neck and upper chest area too. Get a skin product that has retinol in it. This stuff sloughs off dead cells, bringing the fresh and lovely cells to the surface faster.
Make Up Right
Use one of the newest foundations that are light reflective. Use one formulated for mature skin. Avoid frosted, shiny eye makeup. Avoid dark lip colors which make you look old and severe, and choose lighter ones instead.
Exercise every day for at least half an hour. An hour is even better. Do strength training three times a week. Having muscles not only looks awesome, it helps your metabolism burn more calories even when you’re at rest.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Drink lots of water and green tea. Cook fresh foods at home. Avoid salty, sugary, processed food as much as you can.
‘¢ Stay as calm and unstressed as possible. You’re on your way to looking and feeling 10 years younger!
‘¢ Enjoy life. Remain adaptable. A positive, enthusiastic outlook is quite youthful.
‘¢ Follow your heart. Do what you’ve dreamed of now. If not now, when, right?
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