Wednesday, August 17, 2011

5 Burning Pointers to Look Years Younger

Often we are reminded to not "judge a book according to its cover." However, our first glimpse at something is more likely the one impression that lasts. And often it is the person or the thing's appearance that we remember, when meeting someone or encountering something new.

Given this, we all want to look pleasing. However, as we grow older, there will be unavoidable age spots that may look displeasing as the physical body starts to let us down. The good news is that there are a number of things we can do to turn back the clock, figuratively.

Here are five tips to make you look younger:

1. Have enough sleep

Having refreshing sleeps at least 7 to 8 hours a night will make you feel healthier and younger. Sleep helps our body cells repair and our minds think better.

2. Keep a proper posture

Standing up straight is one of the best ways to look younger and more confident. The rule is: shoulders back and tummy in. We don't want to look like the Hunchback of Notredame, do we? Also, it is for a fact that as we become more aged, our bones in the spine shrink. So it will be beneficial if you'd invest in taking up calcium while you're younger.

3. Maintain good skin care

Look after your skin, especially your facial skin. Use a facial cleanser and not ordinary soap to keep a hydrated and moisturized skin. You can apply certain amount of make-up, such as a light foundation that doesn't sink much into your pores or wrinkles. Just make sure that you remove your make-up every night, as one night of leaving it on can age your skin eight days.

4. Color your hair

This is a great way to hide the taletell gray hair. It is best to choose a color that is close to your original hair color so that it naturally compliments your facial skin tone.

5. "Smile...

though your heart is aching," sings Nat King Cole. Smiling sparks radiance and changes your whole face. This also prevents more wrinkles to form in your face, especially around the eye area. And "you'll find that life is still worthwhile if you just smile." :D

Unless you totally don't care about your looks (then you must be someone living under a rock), don't hesitate to implement these few aids if you sense the good impact that they will bring onto you. Just do it and give yourself a pat on the back as congratulations--because despite what people say about liking personality and brains, the truth is physical appearance still count a lot.