They say that you’re only as young as you feel. However, when you look in the mirror and see that you no longer look as youthful as you did in your twenties, it’s going to make you feel old. No matter how old you get, you’ll still feel the same as you did at 20 years old. It’s upsetting to look in the mirror and see the face of someone you don’t recognize staring back at you. That’s why it’s so important to do all that you can to keep yourself looking (and feeling) youthful. Especially as, when we feel good, we tend to happier and more content with ourselves and our lives.
To help you to look and feel more youthful, below are some handy beauty hacks to test out. Give these a try, and the chances are you should look and feel more youthful, as well as being happier and more content with your appearance.
Have your teeth whitened
They’re not called ‘pearly whites’ for nothing, you know – our teeth are meant to be white. Okay, so not white-white, but whitish. Everyone has a different natural tooth color, just like we each have different skin colors. Some teeth are naturally more white-hued, while other teeth have a yellower appearance. However, as we get older, our teeth start to get darker and become more yellow. This is something that smokers (and ex-smokers) are particularly prone to.
As our teeth darken with age, this can leave us feeling self-conscious, as well as looking older. So, to keep your smile looking as youthful as possible, it’s worth considering having your teeth whitened. This could be with the use of a DIY teeth whitening kit, or it could be by undergoing professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional whitening tends to have better results, but it is a lot more expensive than its DIY alternatives. So, your budget will most probably impact the option that you go for. However, both options tend to work well, with noticeable results.
Dye your hair
It’s incredible, but a few gray hairs can have a big impact on how youthful you look and feel. So, the minute that you notice more than a couple of them, it’s a good idea to consider dying your hair. By choosing to dye your hair – or have it dyed by a hairdresser, you can mask any areas of gray, and ensure that you look and feel wonderfully youthful.
Whether you decide to go for a new hair color and style or opt to have your hair dyed back to its natural color, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you’re happy with how your hair looks. It’s amazing how something as small as a little gray hair can make you feel so old, but the truth is it can do. So, covering up any grays that you have is a great way to ensure that not only do you feel youthful but that you also look youthful.
Use anti-aging products
Believe it or not, there are some anti-aging products that actually can turn back the clock. Or, at least, appear to turn back the clock when it comes to your skin. All anti-aging products do something – fill in fine lines, plump your skin, etc., but none are as effective as retinol creams. Retinol creams are one of the best anti-aging products ever because they actually work. Available over the counter or via prescription, retinol cream makes the skin start producing collagen. (Once we reach 30, most of us stop producing collagen, which is what causes wrinkles.) How incredible is that?
The only downside to retinol creams is that because of how strong they are, they aren’t really suitable for sensitive skin types. This means that if you’ve got skin that tends to react to products, retinol creams may not be suitable for you. However, it’s still worth talking to a dermatologist to double check. If you’re going to use retinol creams, for the best results opt for prescription-only ones. As these are stronger, and so, tend to have the best results.
Have cosmetic surgery
While anti-aging products are effective when it comes to turning back time, they don’t tend to offer long-term results. Whereas, cosmetic surgery offers highly effective treatments, as well as long-lasting results. Admittedly, not everyone is keen to go under the knife. However, as long as you choose a reputable clinic and cosmetic surgeon, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
To make yourself appear more youthful, the best treatments are face lifts, lip fillers, and breast implants. As well as Botox injections, of course, for targeting crow’s feet and other fine lines. If you do decide to undergo cosmetic surgery, it’s important that you take the time to learn about your procedure and what’s involved. You can learn from ROXY Plastic Surgery all about the different procedures on offer and how they are performed. Reading up on the procedures should give you a better understanding of what to expect.
Use quality makeup
A mistake that a lot of us make when it comes to aging is not using quality makeup. While using any old foundation works well in your twenties, when your skin gets older it needs good quality products. You see, often cheap makeup doesn’t sit properly on older skin and ends up sinking into the fine lines. Whereas, quality makeup tends to sit better on older skin, giving a more flawless look.
To learn how to apply makeup in a way that makes your skin look ageless, get in touch with a local makeup artist and ask for some help. There are many different methods and styles of applying makeup, so it could be worth learn the best methods for your skin. As we age and our skin changes, how we apply our makeup should also change, to help to keep our skin looking as flawless as ever.
Although we can’t actually turn back time and return to our more youthful years, what we can do is learn how to make ourselves look and feel more youthful.