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If you’re wondering how to stay young looking, you’ve come to the right place. I get mistaken for being my daughter’s sister a lot. I have mom clothes that I have to wear to my son’s school so that I don’t get mistaken for a high schooler. (Teacher will yell at me or tell me to go to class.) In reality, I’m almost 40.
How To Stay Looking Young
There is not one thing alone that will help you look young. Genetics can play a part in how quickly you age, but they are not the only thing that is going to determine when you develop wrinkles. There are quite a few things that you can do to help yourself stay looking younger.
Start Skincare Early
Often, people wait until they start to develop fine lines to worry about how to prevent wrinkles. By then, it’s almost too late. Instead, you want to start wrinkle prevention sooner than you think you need to. Establish your anti-aging skincare routine in your 20’s if possible. If you’re already past your 20’s, start it asap.
Skincare should involve a complete routine for both morning and night. Certain products are best used in the morning, especially if they contain ingredients that will make your skin sensitive to the sun. Others can give you an extra boost of hydration at night, which is essential to stay young looking.
Do What Makes You Happy
Your job isn’t always going to make you happy, but you still have to go to work. However, maybe you should consider looking for a job that you find pride in during the afternoon. You can also take time out of the day to do things for yourself, such as a hobby that you enjoy. Stress makes you age faster, so you want to make an effort to make yourself happy. Some great ideas include:
- Spending time with people that make you smile
- Relaxing with a good book
- Taking a nightly bubble bath to relax
- Find a hobby
- Trying new things to find activities that you enjoy
- Practicing regular self care
Stay Hydrated To Stay Young Looking
When your skin is not hydrated, it starts to lose elasticity. Your eyes appear sunken in. Your fine lines and wrinkles will appear deeper. Dehydrated skin can make your skin develop wrinkles sooner, and then it’s more difficult to get rid of them.
It can be hard to stay hydrated if you’re not a fan of plain sink water. That doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with wrinkles, though. Fruits and vegetables are full of water. You can also try bottles of flavored water, or add lemon to your water to make it taste better.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
I get it. It can be hard to get all of the rest that you should every night. I’m a single mom with three children. Some days, I spend over six hours in my car driving them to and from places. I don’t get a lot of child support to help out financially. I work, cook, clean, etc.
However, there has to be a balance of some sort. Somewhere along the line, you have to make yourself a priority. That includes getting enough rest. You’ll both look younger and feel younger. Leave the dishes for the next day if you have to. You’re so much more important than the housework.
Eat Plenty Of Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients that your skin desperately needs. They can provide antioxidants that help your skin fight off free radicals and the damage that comes with them.
Your skin can get plenty of hydration from fruits that are full of water, such as watermelon. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of foods that are processed in the least amount possible can help seriously slow down the aging process. (I can’t have gluten, so I don’t eat a lot of processed food.)
Always Wear Sunscreen If You Want To Stay Young Looking
The sun makes you age more than you probably realize. You need to wear sunscreen every day. This includes during colder months, and when it’s cloudy outside. The harmful rays of the sun can still have a negative impact on your skin.
When you can, opt for products that have an SPF. You can find moisturizers, foundation, and even the occasional primer with an SPF. This can help you minimize your skincare and makeup routine.
Resting Bitch Face
Smiling gives you wrinkles. Moving your face in the same manner frequently will start to give you fine lines. For example, I’m starting to get fine lines on my forehead from raising my eyebrows in selfies so much. The same happens with frowning, smiling, and even laughing. If you tend to have a natural RBF, you might be one step closer to looking younger already.
So, How Do You Stay Looking Young?
To stay young looking, you need to take care of yourself and your skin. Make sure that you are mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. Stress and not taking care of your body can make you age faster. Check out this article for some awesome skincare tips for beginners!