By Emily Blackwood
There’s a lot you can do to alter the way you look and cover up what you don’t like.
Makeup hides zits, spandex smoothens out belly bloat and you can even contour yourself some bigger boobs. But while our arsenal of beauty tools can fix most issues, the one enemy we never defeat is time. Unless you’re Marty McFly with a souped-up Delorean, there’s no time machine for your face.
Nothing can make you feel worse than when you look back on old pictures and compare your looks from then and now. You think you look the same as when you were 20 years old, until it’s three in the morning and you’re crying in front of a mirror wondering where the EFF these wrinkles came from.
Though aging can never really be slowed down, it can be a hell of a lot easier when you start taking care of yourself.
Self care and self love so are important, it’s stupid. If you stop focusing on yourself, you won’t have the energy or ability to live the life you want and be the kind of person you want to be.
While you make think those kind of speeches are better meant for those college grads who are just starting their lives, they’re just important to people who are farther down the road.
No matter how old you are, you deserve to look and feel your best. And you can only do that when you stop and take real care of yourself.
Start falling in love with your looks again with these five natural tools:
1. Put on some weight
It’s been scientifically proven that being too thin over 40 can make your face appear older ,thanks to the loss of volume that creates jowls and develops wrinkles. SOOO, go eat a piece of chocolate cake and celebrate your newfound anti-aging routine.
Best news ever. I know. You can thank me later.
2. Paint your nails
Another tell-tale sign of aging is your hands. One quick trick that can distract people into thinking you’re younger is wearing nail polish — especially jewel-toned hues.
And make sure you’re also taking care of the skin on your hands. Because dried-out, crepe skin is the literal worst when it comes to looking old.
3. Play up your eyes
Eyes are one of first areas that show your age the fastest, and wearing just lipstick isn’t helping. No need to get too crazy, just a touch of glowing shadow in the center of your lid and inner corner is all you need to brighten you up.
Find a video tutorial on how to apply eye shadow for beginners, if you feel like getting a bit more in-depth.
4. Stop moisturizing your skin and start hydrating
As we already know, one of the worst signs of aging is crepe skin, where your skin dries out so much that it literally starts looking like crepe paper. Though your first instinct might be to dose yourself in the most intense moisturizer you can find, maybe try hydrating your skin instead with something like Beverly Hills MD’s Crepe Correcting Body Complex.
Its all-natural ingredients have been known to do wonders on skin, with zero surgery required. Don’t believe that a cream can do all that? Check out this video from the creators where they explain how something made out of freakin’ watermelon rind and red algae (seriously) can actually make your skin retain more moisture.
This simple switch can make a huge difference. The side that you part you hair on the most is the one that sees the sun the most (a.k.a the color fades and becomes dull, and may even show more grey hair!).
Cue the hair flip. Immediate reset and refresh.
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