I just turned 30 last week. As I looked at myself in the mirror, i realized that I look older than my actual age suggests. Ugh! The pains of being a workaholic and a corporate slave. Or maybe, I have been too stressed after my 20th birthday! Take a look at the pictures above and it will make you wonder, “how can I look younger?”
Meet Chinese Liu Yelin, a 50 year old mother and Singaporean Chuando Tan, a 51 year old photographer! Sometimes, we’d say that celebrities and the ultra rich are the only ones who can look and stay young and that is because of science! Look at them, doesn’t it make you want to know their secrets? Here’s what I learned and it’s no magic or voodoo….
The first thing you should do to look younger is to acknowledge that there are good things in store for you, and you deserve to have those. So it ís all about setting your mind to get to your end. You must value the thought that almost all good things in life are brought into fruition with the right attitude and positive thinking.
So now, are you set to defy aging and look young? If you are, then these age-defying tips will surely help you look youthful easily.
No matter what you do, whether you have a demanding schedule or just being lazy in your cozy home, make sure you are getting enough sleep- and a good one at that. Your eyes will first tell if you have had enough sleep. A pair of eye-bug-free and sparkling eyes definitely makes you look younger. But how many is the suggested sleeping duration?
Perhaps you were brought up thinking that you should sleep at least 8 hours a day. Well, you should not. A new study says that those who sleep 6-7 hours live longer and healthier. Too much slumber is not good for you. In fact, sleeping for five hours is better than sleeping three hours more than that.
To have a good sleep, take some natural soporifics. These are substances that can induce sleeping. Milk is a very good example. Sex and a little aerobic may also help you sleep
Keep you hair short. A long hair puts in more years to your appearance, actually making you look like a tired and worn-down witch. Trying a shorter do can improve your youthfulness. Tell your hairdresser to give you side swept bangs to expose your beautiful face. Adding layers can also make our hair look lively and shinier. A little highlight may also do. Putting on a darker hair (dark brown or black) does not only make you younger, but also coats up those grey hair.
Live in a clean environment. People who live older like the centenarians have some surrounding things in common: little stress, unpolluted air, good water, and unspoiled nature. Planting more trees in your area and planting more plants in your garden can help you provide cleaner air. More plants in the area mean more oxygen to breathe. Remember that what we breathe is the exact thing they exhale, and vice versa.
Do not put a lot of makeup. Yes, makeup can make you look pretty. But its amount, composition, and its style can make or break you. Keeping makeup light won’t make you look like a villain. Use more pastel colors and those with lighter tones instead of the dark antagonistic-like colors. Also try lipsticks with brown shade. These would make you look more natural and a lot of ears younger
Take care of your teeth. Ever notice there are a lot of old people who only have false teeth? This is because as we age, our body absorbs and stores less calcium (which also explains why old women are prone to osteoporosis).
So avoid losing your teeth permanently. Brushing every after meal is the most basic yet the most helpful habit for a good-looking set of teeth. Use teeth whitening products that can make you teeth white and shiny. Coffee and tea can stain your teeth instantly so a brush after is really helpful.
Going to the dentist at least twice a year is very important. And never forget to drink at least two glasses of milk a day, like what we teach to the real young ones.
In summary, though it is inevitable for us to age, the fountain of youth is not really hard to achieve if we work on it. More importantly, the proper balance of eating healthy, doing exercise regularly and having enough rest are key components to look younger.
Look at the mirror and you’ll see a difference from how you look 5 years ago.
At the end of the day, your age made you wiser.
About The Author
Charlotte has tried every buffet restaurant in the Metro and is on the quest to try the ones in the provinces soon. She's an active blogger and you can find her in her think tank in Marco Polo on weekdays. She used to think Oleia Topical Oil can help her loose weight since it's good for inflammation only to realize it's better for after work massages.