Today, we live in an increasingly narcissistic culture due to the phenomenon of social media where almost every part of our life remains depicted in an aspirational “look at me” way. Rather than enjoy our private lives and the great experiences we share with loved ones, privately we feel the need to share them with the world in a somewhat boastful manner. Whether you enjoy sharing how amazing your life is or prefer to keep your private life private. One thing is for sure, in an increasingly ‘selfie’ focused society, where we’re tagged in photos that get shared on the internet with access by millions, we are all want to look at our best, all the time. And while it would be ridiculous to think that we could stay on top of our appearance all the time, one thing we are determined to do is to improve our appearance by doing all we can to remain looking young.
Of course, people will spend heaps of money in their quest to remain youthful and looking young; often investing in the drastic step of cosmetic surgery or a variety of cleverly marketed potions. Unfortunately, these tend to be superficial quick fixes without sustainable, long-lasting benefits. The truth
The six tips below will help those on a quest to retain and maintain their youthful looks, naturally, without the need for cosmetic surgery or a huge credit limit.
1. Get more sleep
Experts often recommend we have between six and nine hours of sleep per night. The popular term “beauty sleep” is recommended for a reason. We all know how much a bad night’s sleep can affect our skin and general appearance; the dark eyes, the grey, dull and lifeless complexion. When people are recovering from a night out on the town, it’s not just the effects of alcohol they are battling, that makes their appearance less radiant. It’s the lack of sleep. If you’re a light sleeper, you may want to try out hypnotherapy recordings or guided relaxation videos on YouTube. You can also try music designed for sleep that helps slow down your brainwaves, ensuring you get the deep sleep you require each night. Your brain frequency needs to slow down to enable the process that fully replenishes and repairs your body.
Did you know that it can take up to 6 weeks to feel the effects of getting a good night’s sleep? Once you have committed to maintaining your lifestyle to ensure
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2. Nurture your skin
It’s essential to moisturize and replenish our skin on a daily basis to keep it soft and looking young. But a lot of moisturizers are full of chemicals; so it might be worth swapping the fancy marketing for a more gentle natural product such as aloe vera. This way you are nurturing your skin with a ton of amino acids and essential nutrients.
3. Nourish your skin from the inside out
We tend to be overly interested and perhaps even dependent on reaching for a miracle promising cream to replenish our skin. Our skin is an external representation of our internal biology, meaning no magical cream is going to solve the problem. If you want youthful looking skin, you need to treat your skin from the inside out by ensuring you eat plenty of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils that enrich your body.
4. Do some exercise
Not only does exercise help keep you lean and in shape, but it has also been proven to boost your energy levels which in turn will ensure you stay looking young and feeling young. Often the most relevant attribute of age is how we feel rather than how we look. If you don’t like going to your local gym with all the gym bunnies. Try heading out for a walk or run with some great tunes.
5. Drink plenty of water
Research indicates that very few of us drink enough water on a daily basis.
6. Get a new hairstyle
Getting a trendy haircut is great for your self-esteem. It’s a fantastic way to look and feel younger too. In general, short hair is fashioned more by the young. Therefore you could try getting a short haircut to see if it cuts a few years off the length of your apparent age. However, it is essential to have an age-appropriate hair-cut and style. Otherwise, it will have the opposite effect. You could end up looking like the victim of the identity crisis associated with middle age.