5 Ways to Look Younger without Surgery or Makeup

If you are beginning to notice the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin, then congratulations, you’ve officially aged. Kidding.  Although these signs are normal part of aging, it still makes some  self-conscious, insecure and somewhat depressed.  Well, you really shouldn’t.  Embrace the beauty, maturity and honesty that show in your faces.  You should be proud of how you look and just smile, lines and all.

However, if you are one of these individuals who really fear the signs of aging, cheer up because there are a few ways that can make you look younger without having to go through surgery or putting layers of makeup every single day.

Stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen.

Sun damage is the number one factor that causes skin aging.  Limit your sun exposure now that you are older.  When you’re out, make sure to wear a wide brim hat and put layers of sunscreen not just to your face but your neck, ears and your whole body.  This step will not just protect you from signs of skin aging but will reduce your risk of skin cancer too.

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Invest in good retinoid creams.

Retinoid is an incredible anti-ager because it helps produce more collagen in order to get rid of wrinkles, acne and age spots.  It will also improve the skin’s texture and will make it firm.

If you are willing to shell out a few bucks for these products, here’s Retinol.com’s top 3 best retinol creams for 2016.

  1. Skinceuticals Retinol Cream 1.0
  2. Strivectin AR
  3. Obagi Retinol 1.0

But if you are not willing to spend too much, you can check out Allure’s list of Retinol Creams Under 30.  The list features Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment  and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum.


Exfoliate your skin.

Exfoliation is the key to avoid having your skin look dull and uneven because the process removes dead skin cells which makes it easier for your skin to absorb all the moisture and nutrients from the products that you use.  A good one to use is St. Ives Timeless Skin Daily Microdermabrasion  because aren’t too big and rough.  Plus, the formula has Chamomile and Vitamin E for additional skin benefits.

Get enough sleep.

We all know how the lack of sleep can cause negative effects to your skin.  So make it a habit to sleep at least 6-8 hours every night to keep your skin supple and looking younger.

Eat right.

Obviously, eating right is very important to feel and look young, and also to avoid diseases.  It is very important to avoid bad processed foods and those that are high in sugar because it can damage the collagen and elastin production in your skin.  Did you know that there are specific anti-aging foods that you can add to your diet? Read here.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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