What Makes Us Look Older Than We Want To Appear?

I don’t mind getting wiser and more experienced. But like most women, I wish that wisdom wouldn’t show up on my face. Signs of aging can be quite hard to identify, though. It’s not always easy to figure out why we’re looking older. And it’s not always easy to figure out how to undo it either.

There are dozens of signs that we are starting to age. It may start with your hair thinning. Perhaps you even have a gray or two. Dying your hair can hide those grays. Many good color products also provide nourishing creams to ensure your hair doesn’t become damaged. Keeping your hair moisturized can help it retain that soft, glossy look of youth.

Our bodies will also give away our age over time. As soon as you have children, the body becomes a different shape. Between childbearing and menopause, the body will go through a lot of hormonal changes. You may find your joints become achier, and your muscles lose their tone. The skin on the upper arms, tummy, and chest can start to sag too. Gentle exercises every day can help keep you firm.

It’s the face that gives away our age most. Pores can become enlarged as we get older. You may not be as susceptible to blemishes as you once were, but discoloration can still occur. Dark circles under the eyes make us look tired even if we had a good night of sleep. And puffy bags and eyelids can make us look much older than we are. Plenty of drinks of water and lots of exercises can help flush those excess fluids out.

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Over time, the skin will sag. You might already be noticing those jowls along your chin line. Cheek bones also lose their definition as the skin folds over itself along the nose line. It is possible to lift these areas of the skin. There are several surgical procedures to pull back and lift up the skin. Alternatively, you can try Ultherapy that uses ultrasound rather than surgery to give you a lift.

Clever techniques of makeup application can also hide the signs of aging that affect you the most. But there are also many ways to delay the onset of these signs too. Avoiding processed food, tobacco and alcohol can help a lot. Daily exercise will also keep your circulation healthy. It can help combat any weight gain that occurs as we get older. And exercise will also keep your muscles toned.

There are even exercises you can do for your face to help those muscles stay toned. Regular exfoliation will remove all the dull, dead skin cells from the surface. This will reveal healthier, younger looking ones beneath. And whitening your teeth can help give you a fresher, younger look too. Our smiles make us look more relaxed, vibrant and energetic. These are all signs of youth!

You don’t have to put up with those early signs of aging as they appear. Lifestyle changes can help keep them away for longer. And a good beauty routine will make sure your skin is in the best possible condition it can be. Feel good and look good today.  

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