The Secret to Looking Younger Effortlessly
Many women can thank their genes for that youthful glow but gliding into your 40s, 50s and even 60s with smooth, dewy, seemingly ageless skin is not quite that simple, and thankfully not quite that hopeless for those of us who aren’t genetically blessed.
There are certain lifestyle hacks and habits that can help halt the tick tock of the clock and we’ve listed our top 10 favourites for you.
#1 Wear the right glasses
In a survey conducted by Jacksonville University researchers, it was found that wearing glasses in general increases how old people think you are, per U.S. News & World Report. If you find yourself needing to wear them, do invest in a nice pair that frames your face well, taking years off your look. Cat’s eye frames are known to give the illusion of a younger appearance by lifting the face, while aviators negatively focus attention downwards
#2 Wear the right bra
No matter your age, an appropriately fitted bra is essential – finding the right fit not only provides comfort, but also has a slimming effect. You can imagine the opposite effects of an ill-fitting bra with straps that dig into the skin or too-tight cups. They may cause flesh to bubble up can even make you look as though you’re wearing old and outdated undergarments.
#3 Work on your posture
According to Mayo Clinic , poor posture not only lead to headaches, neck pain, and breathing problems but it can also make you appear older. Common examples of poor posture include slouching in your chair or hunching over your computer. Try to sit up straight and check your posture throughout the day, just 2 easy ways to look younger and feel more confident.
#4 Exercise more
Exercise has been shown to improve one’s mood and even sleep. In fact, working out could also slow down aging on a cellular level, both internally and externally (your face!). It may even serve to reverse the signs of skin aging in individuals new to regular exercise. But remember to use sunscreen if you’re exercising outdoors.
#5 Get enough sleep
Cosmopolitan reported that if you are getting too-little sleep, it could lead to a dry complexion, breakouts, redness, and dreaded dark circles. Unfortunately, these only add years to your looks. Try to have a set sleep schedule, ie have a regular sleep pattern and prepare for bed with a 15-minute pre-sleep routine at the close of day. You may also want to remove electronics from your bedroom so that they don’t interfere with your sleep quality.
#6 Stay hydrated
Simply put, dehydration makes you look older and tired. Try carrying a reusable water bottle everywhere you go so you can always stay hydrated (plus it’s great for the environment!). The daily general recommended amount of water for women is 2.7litres of water, from all beverages and foods, and for men, 3.7litres.
#7 Moisturise your skin
Skin becomes thinner and loses the ability to retain moisture as we age. That’s why it’s important to add a moisturizer to your routine, just like how hydrating by drinking water is good for your body. If dehydrated and sensitive skin is your concern, Luminizing II is the perfect thirst quencher without irritating your skin.
#8 Wear sunscreen
Not only can wearing sunscreen prevent aging, but studies have also found that people who applied a daily moisturizer with SPF 30 for a year saw significant improvements in hyperpigmentation, texture, and even skin clarity. In hot and sunny Singapore, make sure to cover any exposed skin, such as your neck, hands, and chest, and not just your face.
#9 Drink less alcohol
We’ve all been there before and we have felt for ourselves the negative effects of overindulging in alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates you, which is why your skin appears dull and dry. It also depletes iron levels which could trigger hair loss. We definitely don’t need that too!
#10 Find a good aesthetics doctor
With medical advances, the options for younger, clearer, wrinkle-free skin, is wide and varied. Find a good aesthetics doctor you can trust and rely on a good skincare program that’s well suited for your skin and lifestyle. A favourite of ours? Baby Skin Program from SW1 Clinic uses the the synergetic effects of Pearl Éclat and LED Red photomodulation therapy with BB AquaTouch Laser to produce smoother, refined and brighter complexion.
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