Turning Back the Clock: 9 Tips for Looking Younger in Your 40s in 50s

September 9, 2019 By smith 0

As much as we would all like it to be true, there is no magical fountain of youth to help you beat the clock and that means it is down to you to look after your body as best you can so that you manage to stay ahead of the curve and look younger than your actual age.

There are plenty of useful tips available when you read beauty blogs online and search out the wisdom of others who seem to be able to maintain a youthful appearance despite being north of forty.

If you want to make every effort to defy the sands of time here are some tips on how to keep yourself looking as young as possible.

Try to keep stress to a minimum

Keeping young in your appearance is not just about beauty products and the lifestyle you lead can have a big impact on how you age.

Stress has the ability to result in physical changes to your body and if you feel stressed on a regular basis you are heightening the risk of adding a few lines to your face and neck.

Learning to meditate and practicing mindfulness could help beat your feelings of stress and just 20 minutes a day of sitting in a quiet place can make a difference to the physical toll that your body has to absorb with the sort of stressful life that many of us seem to live.

Get some fatty acids in your diet

It might seem a strange suggestion to say that you should consume more fat in order to try and maintain your youthful appearance but there is a healthy kind of fat that will help you do just that.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods such as salmon, seeds, and walnuts and if you can search out a range of foods that are rich in Omega -3’s you could be helping to prevent visible signs of aging.

These fatty acids help to reduce inflammation and are known for helping to keep your skin looking as radiant and healthy as possible.

Search out some superfruits

Eating fruit is a healthy thing to do anyway but there are some fruits that have a stellar reputation for their anti-aging properties.

Pomegranates are really trending these days as a top superfruit and one of its abilities is to protect your skin from UV damage.

Goji berries also deserve a positive mention as it also helps with anti-aging and actually has about 500 times more vitamin C by weight than an orange. In addition, the goji berry is known to stimulate the release of human growth hormone, and this natural substance has the ability to help you look younger.

Look out for this powerful ingredient in your skincare products

There is an Asian plant extract known as Madecassol which has been a well-known ally for the French population for several decades and the secret is out now which means you can share the secret of this ingredient.

Madecassol can help plump your skin as well as keeping fine lines to a minimum. It also has the potential ability to reduce wrinkles and hydrate your skin cells.

No wonder it is so cherished by the people of France. Look out for products that contain this age-defying ingredient.

Always use sunscreen

There is always a bit of a dilemma when it comes to getting some sun rays, as it can make you feel good and a nice glow can also enhance your appearance, especially if you think you are a bit too pale.

However, although being exposed to sunlight does have certain health benefits it can break down skin fibers and cause your skin to lose some of its natural elasticity.

If you are going to soak up some sun make sure you use plenty of sunscreen with an SPF of no less than 30.

Sleep your way to a younger appearance

A lack of sleep always catches up with you and it can be detrimental to your overall appearance.

Your aim should be to get at least seven hours of quality sleep every night and if you can achieve that goal it should help you to look younger and will ensure that friends and colleagues don’t say how tired you look, which is code for looking your age.

Ditch the facial hair

Beards might be in vogue for men but if you are older than forty it should be noted that having facial hair can make you seem as much as ten years older than you actually are.

Being clean-shaven doesn’t just help create a more youthful appearance, the regular use of a razor can also stimulate collagen production, making your face appear younger.

Delete a surefire sign of aging skin

It is inevitable that as you get older your skin will start to develop some brown splotches across your hands and face and these offer others a vital clue about your age.

It is likely that you will start to experience this problem when you are in your 50’s but the good news is that you can do something about it and achieve a more youthful complexion as a result.

The use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or lasers has been shown to assist in dispersing the pigment that has been affected, bringing your face and hands back to a younger number.

Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water each day is a real no-brainer move as it helps maintain a healthy profile and has a positive impact on your skin.

Another way to combat those dark circles that can appear under your eyes is to add some citrus fruits to your drink of water. Include the rinds as they contain an impressive anti-inflammatory compound known as de-limonene.

Stay hydrated and you will be helping your body to slow down the aging process as best as possible.

If you do this and also follow some of the other suggestions it should all add up to the prospect of people thinking you look younger than you actually are.