There are certain things that will make anyone look older than they really are without question. Here are 6 things to help you decide on what changes you need to make in order to look and feel your best.
#1 Going gray
Gray hair coincides with growing older. Naturally, hair turns gray later in life when years begin to pile up like a game of Jenga. Thus, logically, gray hair will make you appear older. Use hair color - your natural hair color is a great start - to bring back a more youthful look.
#2 Not exfoliating
As you age, the build-up of dull and dead skin cells increase on the surface of the skin. To clean your skin, for a fresher, smoother and brighter look, use an exfoliant to get rid of those unwanted skin cells. Exfoliating regularly, with an exfoliant that is gentle yet effective, is key. Our Organic Fruit Acid Exfoliant does the job safely, while leaving your skin smooth and refreshed. It is also important to moisturize properly after exfoliation in order to further protect and enhance a youthful look.
Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it speeds up the process of pre-mature aging. Smoking constricts blood flow to the skin, which leads to the skin not receiving oxygen. As a result, collagen and elastin break down - which leads to wrinkles, fine lines and darkened skin. Additionally, heat from cigarettes causes further damage to the skin. Also, second hand smoke is just as bad for your skin. With every puff, over 200 harmful chemical substances affect collagen production.
#4 Not wearing sunscreen
Prolonged exposure to the sun will lead to premature aging and even skin cancer. In order to protect your skin while under the sun, use sunscreen. Sunscreen will act like a bulletproof vest, stopping UV rays from penetrating your skin; where they produce free radicals and lead to premature aging.
#5 Not changing your style
Your style includes your wardrobe, hairstyle and make-up. Style trends change drastically after every passing decade. If somehow you get stuck - or just too lazy to change with time - then you can get dated very quickly. Imagine wearing bell bottoms in this day and age - you would stand out like a sore thumb. Thus, wear something you’re comfortable in, yet, that is not completely out of style in order to remain hip for your age.
#6 Not whitening your teeth
Eating an assortment of food daily naturally leads to stained, yellow and darkened teeth. Cleaning your teeth daily and visiting the dentist for regular cleanings is important. Your smile is a large part of your appearance!
Over to you!
Addressing these changes in your life can strip decades off your actual age - helping you look and feel amazing!
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