7 Natural Ways to Look Younger
In an increasingly narcissistic ‘selfie’ focused society, the need to look younger or at least look less old is on a lot of our minds, particularly in the social media sharing culture we live in.
Unfortunately, the majority of potions we put on our skin tend to be superficial quick fixes that don’t provide sustainable benefits. Indeed, prevention is often the best cure in terms of ensuring young looking skin; and if you want more tips on this then click here, as this particular article isn’t just skin deep – it’s about feeling younger too – which entails having more energy and vitality to take life on.
If you’re looking to embrace the vibe of New Year New You, these seven tips will help you in your quest to look more vibrant and radiant this year:
GET MORE SLEEP
Experts recommend we have between six and nine hours sleep each night. If you’re a light sleeper then you might want to consider hypnotherapy or guided relaxation videos on YouTube to ensure you’re getting the deep sleep you require, where your brain frequency slows down sufficiently to fully replenish and repair you body.
It can take up to 6 weeks to feel the effects of getting a good night’s sleep, but once you do, you will see a reduction in the dark circles around your eyes and will feel a profound increase in your energy levels. A good way to make sure you fall asleep on time is to slowly wind down your evening. Try not to watch TV, or be on your phone or laptop, just before going to bed; many experts recommend reading from a book (not a backlit digital device) as a good way to wind down.
NURTURE YOUR SKIN
We all know it’s important to moisturise and replenish our skin on a daily basis to keep it soft and looking young, you might therefore want to consider moisturising with a natural and organic product like aloe vera. However, moisturisation isn’t the only aspect of skin care; it’s important you cleanse and tone too. A further consideration, if you wear make-up, is that you remove the make up each night in order to avoid clogged pores.
NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT
We are often keen to reach for a magic cream to replenish our skin without realising that our skin is an external representation of our internal biology. If you want younger looking more radiant skin (and hair) then ensure you’re eating plenty of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils that will enrich your body with important nutrients to replenish skin and hair.
DO SOME EXERCISE
Getting up and doing some cardiovascular exercise doesn’t mean you have to suddenly turn into a gym bunny; this could be as simple as starting your day off with a brisk walk. Not only does exercise help keep you lean, and mentally sharp, it has been proven to boost your energy levels which will ensure you feel young as well as look younger. If you don’t fancy going to your local gym, then head out for a walk or run with your music or get a group of friends together in order to motivate each other.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Very few of us drink enough water, on a daily basis, yet drinking water is absolutely vital for the function of all our organs… and in particular, staying hydrated really helps our skin, as dehydration often leads to tired looking dull skin. In fact, did you know that one of the causes for dark circles around your eyes is due to dehydration – which is why they tend to be much more pronounced when hungover.
GET A NEW HAIRSTYLE
Getting a trendy haircut isn’t only great for your self-esteem and personal pride, it’s a fantastic way to look and feel younger. It’s important to have an age appropriate haircut, as otherwise it’ll have the opposite effect – and, depending on your age, it could make you look like you’re the victim of a midlife crisis. Keeping on top of your personal appearance is one of the most fundamental things you can do to look and feel younger.
CHOOSE YOUR WARDROBE WISELY
In a similar vein to keeping your hairstyle current and on trend, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely – as the clothes you wear are a reflection of who you are on the inside; and remember like attracts like – if you wear fun, bold and vibrant clothes you’ll attract fun, bold and vibrant people.