You can find plenty of tips online for looking younger.
If you stop smoking, limit alcohol, and eat a healthy diet, for example, you can probably look younger in the very near future.
However, there are other underrated strategies, lesser-known tips, and science-backed ways to look younger as soon as today.
Keep reading to find some of the best and most surprising lifestyle changes you can make to look younger today.
Avoid Products that Irritate Your Skin
Certain skincare products irritate your skin. Some people continue to use these skincare products because they like how their bodies become used to the products over time. However, that’s not a good idea: your skin never adjusts to irritants in skincare products; if a product is burning, it could be making you look older.
Many popular skincare products contain common skin irritants. Many are sensitive to retinol, for example. Despite its popularity as an anti-aging cream, retinol may or may not be the right choice for you.
Talk to a dermatologist to find the optimal anti-aging skincare products while avoiding irritating your skin.
Make a Conscious Effort to Relax Your Face
This tip sounds funny, but it can make a meaningful difference in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Some people keep their face in a scrunched or irritated position naturally. Think of how your face feels when watching TV or sitting at your desk.
Are you sitting at your desk relaxed? Or are you watching TV with your brow furrowed? The more you relax your face, the easier it will be to make fine lines and wrinkles disappear.
Check your Vision
Speaking of scrunched faces, poor vision can increase the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – especially around the eyes.
If you need to squint to read or see items in the distance, then you may need to visit an eye doctor to update your prescription – or get glasses or contacts for the first time.
Don’t let declining vision make you look older than you really are. Sometimes, all you need is a simple optometrist visit to ensure you have the right prescription – and to avoid squinting your eyes.
Moisturize Your Hands
Many people moisturize their face and neck to look younger. However, a growing number of people are recognizing the importance of moisturizing their hands.
Moisturize your hands like you moisturize your face. It can help keep away the appearance of wrinkled, veiny hands (not that there’s anything wrong with naturally older-looking hands!).
Add Oily Fish to Your Diet
Eating oily fish twice a week can help you look younger. Oily fish can be healthy for many reasons, but they also contain a compound called dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), which is the same DMAE found in many “mature” anti-aging skin creams.
DMAE supports muscle tone and skin elasticity, helping you look and feel younger. Eating oily fish regularly can help you look and feel younger while giving you the benefits of high-end skin creams.
Eat Antioxidant Rich Fruits, Vegetables, and Superfoods
Antioxidants are trendy for good reason: they help fight the effects of aging.
As your body gets older, you breathe oxygen and oxidize your body, leading to visible effects of aging. Antioxidants help fight back against damage caused by free radicals, helping you look and feel younger.
Many experts recommend eating a colorful diet – with colorful berries and vegetables – to maximize antioxidant levels. You can also check the ORAC level of certain foods to verify their antioxidant value.
Some of the best antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and superfoods include:
- Bell peppers
Avocados, beets, lettuce, sweet potatoes, collard greens, kale, and coffee and tea are also rich with antioxidants.
From anthocyanins to vitamins A and C, the right foods can help you add considerable antioxidant value to your diet.
Avoid Foods & Drinks that Stain Your Teeth
Toothpaste commercials aren’t lying: your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.
If you have a bright, white smile, you tend to look younger than someone with a yellow smile. That’s why many anti-aging experts recommend avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth.
Some of the worst teeth staining offenders include:
- Red wine
- Coffee (especially coffee without a creamer or whitener)
- Soy sauce
- Dark-colored sodas
- Balsamic vinegar
Seeing your dentist regularly can also help you look younger. Dentists can spot oral health issues before they become serious, helping you avoid dealing with serious tooth problems as you get older.
Make the Obvious Anti-Aging Strategies Part of Your Everyday Routine
There are obvious everyday anti-aging strategies you can implement today to make a meaningful difference in the appearance of your skin, the visibility of your wrinkles, and your overall physical and cognitive energy.
Here are some of the obvious anti-aging tips to make part of your ordinary routine:
- Drink lots of water
- Stay out of the sun
- Get plenty of sleep
- Use a moisturizer
- Stop smoking
- Practice a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine
Take A Blood Test to Identity Nutritional Deficiencies
A single blood test can reveal changes to your body long before symptoms appear.
Unfortunately, the average blood test isn’t very good. A lab compares your bloodwork against a random selection of patients who recently visited.
A Science Nutrition Lab blood test is different. You visit a trusted lab near you, and we compare results to an optimal range based on your physiology. Then, our Dr. Jason Jumper reviews your results and builds a plan to address deficiencies.
Order a Science Nutrition Lab blood test today to spot deficiencies in your blood – and address those deficiencies – before they become more serious symptoms.