As people get older, everyone faces different changes in the condition of their skin, including fine lines, spots, and wrinkles. Some of these result from the natural aging process, and you can’t do much about it. However, you can influence it by making some changes in your life. After all, besides that natural aging process, the environment, your life, and your overall lifestyle can speed it up — or slow it down.
That said, here are seven beauty hacks that can help you look young again.
Although doing things yourself or relying on more ‘natural’ things to make you look younger works, remember, they’re usually long and only show results over time. That’s why getting cosmetic treatment is a great choice, and they don’t always need to be surgical or invasive. That means you can enhance or reshape anything regarding your physical appearance to make yourself look younger in no time.
For instance, thread lift is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses PDO thread techniques and dissolvable sutures to tighten and lift your skin, making you look younger. The best part about this is that you can learn more about PDO techniques by undertaking ‘thread training workshops — giving you an idea of how to make yourself look younger over time.
Apply Sunscreen Daily
If you already have decent sunscreen habits, such as applying a broad-spectrum formula with 30 SPF, you’re on your road to a younger-looking you. When using sunscreen on your face, make sure to cover everything, especially the area around your eyes, since the eyelid skin is the thinnest in your body, meaning the sun can easily damage them.
However, keep in mind that your complexion isn’t the only thing the sun can damage or progress its aging effects. For instance, your hand can give away your age more so than your face since most individuals do little to take care of their hands, which are the most exposed. That’s why, don’t forget to apply sunscreen on the most often overlooked spots, such as your hands, chest, neck, and ears.
Go for a “Happy Medium” Hair Length
Although most older individuals assume that short hair is the way to go for their age, medium to long hair length is ideal. However, when you’re planning on keeping your hair long, make sure it’s slightly fuzzy to make it more manageable. That said, excessive length may drag your hair down, so consider getting a haircut just below your collarbone to help you look younger.
Load Up on Vitamin C
It’s well-known that vitamin C is one of the most crucial skincare ingredients, offering multiple benefits. Firstly, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can help fade darker spots while stimulating collagen production, keeping one’s skin smooth and youthful. You can get your vitamin C through citrus fruits or supplements, but for anti-aging, it’s best to use a vitamin C serum since it’s more concentrated, and you can apply it directly to the ‘problem areas.’
Regardless, don’t forget to eat your fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C to gain collagen-stimulating and youth-boosting effects.
If beauty products and treatments are doing any justice for your fine lines or wrinkles, the best way to cover them up is by getting bangs. However, if you don’t want to get ‘full bangs,’ getting a side-swept bang ending at the corner of your eyes is ideal. It can give you a ‘softer’ look, which is more versatile, easy to style, and the best way to camouflage most signs of aging on your face.
Embrace Your Grays
Most older individuals become insecure regarding their grays, but remember that gray is beautiful — and there’s no better way to look younger and more vibrant than accepting and loving your grays. However, remember to protect your hair from dulling. You can do this by using hair products with shine enhancers or UV filters.
Make Acids a Part of Your Routine
Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs work to exfoliate the skin and induce anti-aging effects, leaving the skin smooth and more radiant than ever before. Plus, it can make other topicals like vitamin c and retinol, known for their anti-aging effects, work more efficiently. You have several AHAs to pick from, but glycolic acid is the best one for achieving youthful-looking skin.
Additionally, glycolic provides exfoliating benefits and boosts collagen production, combatting fine lines and wrinkles.
Although embracing wisdom and new experiences that come with aging is great, accepting the lines and wrinkles cropping up every passing birthday can be difficult. Luckily, making yourself look younger regardless of your age is now possible. All you need to do is follow the beauty hacks mentioned — and commit to it.