by Babs O’Reilly
(Miami, Florida, US)
You’ll surely get old, and there’s really not much you can do about it. If there’s one thing you can be certain of, it’s the fact that your hair will turn to gray and you’ll start to see wrinkles on your skin!.
Like fashion, time changes skin. If you looked at your pictures back in the 80s, some of the things you wore make you shudder. Those big shoulder pads and big hair just make you want to jump right out of your skin.
Well, some of those things may no longer be in style, but youth will always be something people will strive for.
Now, more than ever, there is more pressure to look young. As you age, your body will go through changes. The change on your skin will be the most apparent of all.
Time, pollution, and bad habits worsen the damage on your skin’s elasticity. You’ll notice that your skin no longer feels as supple as it was when you were young. You’ll see more and more traces of fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. To stave off any more signs from appearing, the solutions need to be more intensive. You can always go for surgery, but that scares many people.
If you’re dead set on looking young but don’t want to go under the knife, you can start doing small things for yourself. Start with your hair because it loses its luster as you get older.
Even worse is that its natural defenses get weaker. Look for a conditioner that helps balance and replenish the hair and scalp to its former glory. You can also buy a shampoo that revitalizes scalp and stimulates the metabolism of your cells.
For your face, try not to go too greasy because these make your face look sweaty and oily. Instead, just put a few drops of moisturizing oils on your face each day to keep wrinkles at bay. Look for products with collagen.
It is important that you regenerate your skin on a cellular level. If you’re skin is well-hydrated, you’ll notice a glow in no time at all. For better results, apply some on your neck as well.
Yellow teeth also add years to your face. The color can even be darker for smokers. Whiten your pearly whites the natural way by brushing with baking soda mixed with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Do this three to four times each week and mix that in with your toothpaste.
Of course, you should never forget to care for your body. Get rid of your dead skin cells by scrubbing at least once weekly. Then, after every bath, apply lotion to lock in moisture. Look for ones with vitamin C so you can help repair damaged skin cells.
With whatever product you choose, try to get those that come with sunscreen. The UV rays are now deadlier than ever. If you want any hope to slow down time, you need to be responsible with the way you expose yourself to the sun.
So when you look in the mirror and ask who’s the fairest of them all, don’t be surprised if you actually hear your name. It’s time to take care of what you have and show just how much you appreciate yourself by taking care of what you were born with.