It is often said that beauty declines when aging and the science of growing younger may seem like a fairy-tale. The truth is that a growing younger with age totally depends on general wellness of an individual and also points to lifestyle. By knowing the causes and possible hacks to growing younger, we can achieve a younger look as we gracefully age. By making smarter lifestyle choices, we can also preserve a youthful mind, body and spirit well into our senior years. Age really can become just a number once you’ve discovered the science of growing younger and the typical hacks you can daily apply.
I know you are just too curious to know what possibly could be the hacks to growing younger. Let’s dive into it and the routines that can make you achieve that younger look.
Am going to discuss the skin because it is the main and major part of our body that can easily give away our chronological age if not well taking care of.
Want to know how you can easily maintain a healthy skin and look way younger than your age? Be patient; let’s take a dive into these tips.
The skin being the largest organ of your body protects our inner organs and musculoskeletal system from injury. It allows nutrients in and stops essential fluids from leaking out. It’s easy to take our skin for granted-until something goes wrong with it. Most challenging problem with young skin is acne or break out and as we age, wrinkles become even bigger problem. However, an even bigger concern is aging the skin through poor lifestyle choices, which in some cases can culminate in excessive dryness and skin cancer.
Melanoma a common skin cancer is caused primarily by the harmful effects UV rays of the sun. Those who spend a lot of time out in the sun without sunscreen or sun block are at increased risk.
If you’ve ever seen the skin of people who spend a lot of time out in the elements, such as fishermen, you will notice their weather-beaten look. Sun, wind, salt, and sea spray dry the skin while the rays of the sun darken it, causing a craggy, darkened complexion. As people age, they also develop ‘liver spots’ on their face and particularly their hands. Even if you are smart enough to use an SPF (Sun Protection Factor)
Sunscreen/moisturizer of 30 SPF or more each day should be applied on the part of the skin that is mainly exposed to sun. If you are yet to start using SPF, it’s time to start.
Thought about your neck with aging, it starts to look slack and pouch. So does the skin under our eyes. This is gravity at work, it is true, but it also signals a loss of skin tone and collagen that can be prevented with a good beauty routine and healthful diet. It is required that detoxing your system from harmful toxins ingested over period of time will help to achieve a younger look. It is clearly visible that the first thing people see when they meet us is our face and your age says a lot on your facial look. If you look old beyond your years and want to appear younger without spending a fortune, the best place to start is your daily skin care routine and this will be one of the major hacks to looking younger day by day.
Caring for your skin regularly
There are a few steps to maintaining your skin on a regular basis in order to look younger than your age. Let’s start by looking at the:
- Washing Your Face
- Applying and removing make up routines
Washing your face
It might sound easy to do, but can be very tricky also, because most people might not be washing their face properly. How else can this be tricky? The truth is that especially if we live in a large city with a high-level of pollutants, it can be tricky to keep your face clean and blemish-free. Every day, we get a build-up of impurities on our face that can clog the pores and give us a washed-out complexion, which makes us look older than we really are.
Some personal care products can make the situation worse. Studies have shown that women are exposed to up to 100 chemicals each day through the personal products they use. For men, the average is about 40. The first step, therefore, is to strip down your products to the basics, all-natural ones that can be used for a range of purposes.
The most basic is mild soap and warm water. Soap is best in its liquid form because no chemicals have been added to turn it into a solid bar of soap. Vegetable glycerin soaps are mild enough even for sensitive skin. Wash your face and neck, rinse well, and pat dry. Want cleanser soap for your face?
Many people choose a toner based on skin type. One good choice for a natural toner is pure witch hazel which is mainly alcohol-free. Some women use lemon juice, but it can cause photosensitivity, that is, sensitivity to sunlight, and make skin darker, sometimes permanently. If your skin is very dry, add a couple of drops of a soothing essential oil such as myrrh to the pure witch hazel.
Toner removes impurities that soap alone can’t reach, and refines the pores, making your skin is smooth. It helps keep down blackheads and whiteheads and lessens your risk of breakouts.
Once you have toned, putting on moisturizer helps keep moisture in. Even people with oily skin need moisturizer. A daily moisturizer with an SPF of 30 will protect you from the aging effects of the sun. Look for one that is oil free and suits your skin type.
At night, when applying before bed, SPF is not important, but you could use a heavier cream than you would use if you were going out in public, or applying before you put on your makeup if you are a woman.
If you are a man, moisturizer can help keep down the irritating effects of shaving and the raw look it can give around your face and neck. Shaving will, however, offer one benefit in addition to hair removal, and that is exfoliating.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the upper layer of your skin, the epidermis. Dead skin cells can make your complexion look dull and weathered instead of youthful and radiant. Soap and a washcloth will work well, Scrub lightly in small circles over every part of your face, taking care in the eye area.
A mild scrub made from ground sugar and some essential oil can also help It can serve as a fruit peel as well. However, it can redden skin for up to 2 hours afterwards, so if you wish to use it, apply it only at night. Exfoliating 1 to 2 times per week should be more than enough to keep the fresh young skin cells shining through.
Applying and removing makeup
Use fresh, oil-free makeup and keep it only 6 months so it will go stale and harm your skin. Some foundation makeup will also have SPF, for double protection if you apply it over your moisturizer.
To remove your makeup, use soap and water, or pure apricot kernel oil. Avoid any products with a lot of chemicals and fragrance. It is important that all traces of makeup are removed before you retire for the night, because sleeping with your makeup can clog your pores overnight and cause breakouts and long term acne. Trust me; you wouldn’t want that to happen to you. Night facial mist is also essential in maintaining the facial PH. Check out this facial spray
So take time to take out all makeup. In the case where you are always tried to remove your make up, it is advised that you go about your day with no makeup. Keeping it simple and maintaining your facial look. Making sense?
Protect your lips with lip balm as to stop them from drying out and becoming chapped. It should have an SPF as well.
Other hacks as well for other delicate areas include:
Wear sunglasses or Transitions lenses with a UV coating. Use eye cream at least once a day to hydrate and protect the delicate skin around your eyes to avoid wrinkles.
Some people recommend silk pillowcases, so you do not cause lines and wrinkles from snuggling your face into the pillow, give it a try.
General body skin care
After showering or bathing, pat your skin dry, and finish off with moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Depending on skin type, you can create your own nourishing cream with Shea butter, some essential oil or olive oil. To get a desired moisturizer and also to be sure of what ingredients you’re using on your skin.
Wear clothing in natural, breathable fabrics, cotton, linen, silk and wool, to avoid the irritation caused by synthetics. Always wear a hat when going out in the sun. Wear light-colored, long-sleeved tops, and long skirts or pants if you plan to be in the sun a long time and know you are not likely to keep re-applying your sunscreen every 30 to 120 minutes. Re-apply to your face often-a sunscreen stick can help. Look for high SPF and low fragrance. Don’t forget the back of your neck and your ears.
If you can’t reapply sunscreen, what then is the benefit of tanning your body? It is recommended to try as much as possible to stay away from too much exposure to sun. If you do love the tan look, apply self-tanner. Steer clear of tanning beds.
Avoid any products high in alcohol. These are the kind that sting. Alcohol dries out the skin a great deal. Hand sanitizers are one good example. They are great for quick clean ups if you have no soap and water, but avoid using too often, because dry, cracked skin on your hands will leave you open to infection. Reapply hand lotion to soothe the skin and soften the palm of the hand.
Take away tips
Now that you know more about proper skin care routine, you’d understand the basic hacks of proper skin care and how you can look younger day by day. You’ll be glad to invest few minutes each day and night to look younger with a glowing skin no matter what your age.
It is important to keep in mind that it is never too early to start to care for your skin. Pass on this information to people of all ages to help prevent skin cancer and signs of premature aging.
However, these are only external treatments for the skin. Since we are what we eat, diet has its part to play in beautiful skin and overall good health. Stay tune. Will be discussing about diet in my next hacks to growing younger.
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