Once you reach 25 years of age, your body slowly begins to show the different signs of aging like wrinkles, body aches, gray and white hair, and much more. From 25 years old and on, you might find yourself always looking for ways to turn back the clock to prevent yourself from looking older. Whether you’re 60 years old or 40 years old, these tips can help you turn back the clock on your appearance.
1. Drink Enough Water
Do you know how much water you drink per day? If you’re not doing any heavy exercises during the day, then a minimum of eight glasses of water per day should suffice. However, if you’re exercising and sweating a lot, you need to drink much more water to replenish the lost electrolytes and keep your body, including your skin hydrated.
So what happens to your skin if you don’t consume enough water? When you don’t drink enough water, the skin will look dry, tight, and flaky. When the skin is dry, it’s more prone to wrinkling. There’s a reason why there are so many creams on the market to hydrate the skin and prevent wrinkles. You can go straight to the source by increasing your water intake. Drinking enough water can help your skin look more radiant, healthier, and younger.
2. Dye Your Hair
Another way to help shave some years off your appearance is by dyeing over the gray or white hairs. Gray and white hairs are one of the first major signs of aging you will notice aside from wrinkles. By just dying your hair, you can look even younger. Try to stick with hair colors that complement your complexion, otherwise, your face might look washed out and cause you to look even older.
3. Reduce Your Stress
One of the easiest ways to improve your aging appearance is by reducing the stress in your life. Studies show that surging cortisol and adrenaline and blood pressure levels can cause serious health problems and also expedite the body’s aging process.
To shave a few years off your appearance, you need to reduce your stress. This means taking a break whenever you need it. If you’re burnt out from work, take a day off for self-care. Don’t cash out on your vacation time, use it to relax! You don’t have to go on vacation to reduce stress, you can take small actions every day. If you’re aware of your current high-stress level, make a list of all the stressors in your life. Next, create a list of solutions that can help you reduce this stress. Something as simple as taking a daily walk or meditating can have a huge impact on your stress levels and also your appearance.
4. Sleep at Least Seven Hours Per Night
When you sleep less, your body has less time to restore itself for the next day. This includes tissue repair and the production of collagen which are both important for preventing wrinkles. Eventually, a lack of sleep can have long-term aging effects. Getting the right amount of sleep every night can help you reduce stress and prevent eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles that might cause you to look older. Make sure to get at least seven hours per night for the best results. A well-rested person always looks much younger than someone who’s falling asleep in the middle of the day.
5. Exercise Regularly
Not exercising can lead to weight gain, higher stress levels, and serious health problems in regards to your heart. If you truly want to look younger, make sure you’re not skipping your weekly exercise recommendation of 150 minutes. A study found that taking just a ten-minute walk every day can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by 40%. It can also help reduce stress, give you more energy, and improve your memory, not to mention help you maintain a healthy weight.
6. Update Your Wardrobe
If you’re dressing your age, you’re going to look your age. Updating your wardrobe with more stylish clothing can make a huge impact on how old you look. If you truly want to look younger, skip the comfortably stretchy waistband pants in exchange for something a little more fashion-forward.
7. Enhance Your Smile
Have you ever seen a young person with missing or damaged and stained teeth? It’s not likely. If your smile is missing teeth, dentures that don’t look natural, or they’re severely stained or don’t fit well, it can have a huge impact on your appearance and perceived age. Enhancing your smile is one of the best ways to look younger. With CeraSmile®, you can replace your missing teeth with an implant bridge that’s designed to look natural and enhance your appearance. Take a look at some of our before and after photos to see how it’s helped patients look younger.
8. Reduce Wrinkles
If you’re feeling like you look old, you likely have a few wrinkles too many. Although wrinkles are a normal part of aging, some people develop more than others and at a faster rate. Oftentimes, this is because they’re missing teeth and wearing dentures. When your jaw no longer has teeth to support, the jaw bone begins to disappear. Unfortunately, the jaw bone also helps support the facial structure. Without the bone, the structure will collapse and the face will display more wrinkles and the skin will begin to sag.
With a tooth replacement option like CeraSmile®, dental implants are required. Dental implants don’t just hold the dental bridge in place, they also help maintain the bone in the jaw. The combination of dental implants and bridges can help restore your facial structure and reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. CeraSmile® offers facial rejuvenation you don’t find with other implant bridges.
9. Smile a Lot
Once you enhance your smile with CeraSmile®, you can continue looking younger by smiling a lot. A study conducted by UMKC researchers found that when someone smiles, they’re perceived as being younger than they actually are. In other words, looking happy (in combination with beautiful teeth) can help you look younger!