How to Look Young and Preserve Your Youth


The time comes for everyone when you’re looking in the mirror and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you. It feels like with just a snap of a finger you go from feeling young and invincible to waking up and complaining about back and hip pain and you’re trying to figure out what happened. If you are feeling older than you want to be we have four tips for you to try out before panicking. 


Use a Moisturizer With High SPF


Sunscreen is so important because of the dangerous UVA and UVB rays that your skin comes in contact with daily when you’re outside no matter the time of year. Spending time in the sun no matter what time of year is a good time and is bound to create memories but sun can be harsh on our skin.  Sun damage can cause premature signs of aging such as wrinkles and dark spots. UVA rays lead to visible signs of aging years after the initial exposure whereas UVB rays are what cause sunburns. A broad-spectrum moisturizer will help combat both of these things year-round. It’s never too late to start caring for your skin even if you already are seeing the effects of sun damage on your skin. There are many options for moisturizer at many different price points. Check out your local beauty or makeup store and ask for advice if you need any direction. 


Implement a Skin Care Routine Specific to Your Needs


Skincare routines are important for keeping your skin looking and feeling youthful. Washing your face morning and night is ideal and using the wrong products on your face can actually do more harm than good. Using harsh products can strip your skin of the necessary nutrients it needs to look youthful. Chances are that if a face wash or any product you are using causes a burning sensation on your skin it is too harsh. Often times a skincare routine has many steps that are all important and necessary for your skin. Facials can also help heal and restore your facial skin when necessary. Book a facial with an aesthetician in your area and they can help you determine what kind of skin type you have and can help find products that will help your skin year-round. A good skincare routine and facials when necessary will help clear and tighten your skin offering a youthful and clean look. 


Shake Up Your Makeup Routine


Makeup looks have changed drastically in the last couple of years and the way you’re applying makeup can add years to your face without you even noticing. Applying makeup too dark or the wrong shade can make a huge difference in your appearance. Did you know that you can go to a makeup store in the mall or in your area and the workers there can help you find colors that accent your hair color, eye color and the type of coverage you are looking for. Most makeup looks to go with the theory of less is more. By applying less makeup it can look better on your skin and will look better than putting too much on and too heavily. Without going to the store, watch some videos on YouTube and see if you can make do with the makeup that you currently already have in your bathroom now. Experimenting will be half the fun of discovering a younger you.


Head to a Department Store


Styles, like makeup, can change quickly and somewhat drastically sometimes. A lot of trends right now have been trends in the past so you might be able to make some of your wardrobe work before getting rid of all of it and starting all over. Finding pieces you can wear many different ways year-round such as items to layer or wear alone will be a great place to start. Add color and different types of fits and lines to your wardrobe to change things up. Head to the department stores and find some new pieces to add to your wardrobe.


Cosmetic Surgery


Another way to look and feel younger is to enhance some of your current features. From botox to rhinoplasty, many procedures will help you gain years back on your face. Blepharoplasty is essentially an eyelid lift and is a great option for people that experience droopy eyelids with age. 


If you’re looking older than you feel or older than you should, you have options! Start with a good skincare routine that works for you and your skin. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF moisturizer to shield your skin from harmful sun rays that can expedite the look of aging in the face. Styles are constantly changing and you want to make sure that your wardrobe accommodates the change and it’s a great opportunity to switch up your style too. Don’t forget when applying makeup that less is more, watching videos online can help you find makeup that works for your skin type, face shape and for the look you are trying to accomplish. Different makeup looks can help create and sculpt lines to give the appearance of the face shape you are looking for. Getting older can be a lot of things but it doesn’t have to mean looking older than you really are.