As vulnerable, quantum beings, women tend to often search and seek for literally any advice and tips when it comes to looking and feeling younger. The irony is that when we’re kids we love fantasizing about all the extravagant activities we’ll be able to do once we become teenagers. While suffering through the awkward puberty phase of being a teenager we then dread our not-so-great bodies and start a countdown until we hit our 20s. The 20’s do swing by and if you’re lucky-you’ll have figured yourself out and took on the world with your fresh and energetic looks. But some women still feel like they are trapped in their awkward puberty phase forever and feel like an ugly duckling even when their peers can’t take their eyes off of them. And alas, we admit that when we turn 30 and beyond we’ll have finally nailed down our routines to looking flawless, sexy and fabulous.
Or so we think…. While the beginning of your 30’s may seem like you’ve reached your hottest point, it can also subconsciously remind you that you are indeed NOT getting younger. Call it subconscious programming or the influence of social media, but today’s modern world constantly emphasizes the need to “feel” and “look” younger.
Some women in their early thirties are blessed with fantastic genetics and don't often fall into this trap, but what kind of caring humans would we be if we expressed no empathy for the rest of us gals making an effort to seduce the crowd like we just turned 21?
Here are a few common rituals and treatments that will make you look and feel younger.
FACE SERUMS - affirm this - Your skincare game takes on a whole different level once you start incorporating this bad boy into your morning and nightly regimen. With hundreds of products varying from skin type, skin concern and even based on specific needs, today’s market is packed with this life-changing skincare step that has blessed the lives of women in all their ages who have noticed a dramatic difference in their overall appearance. A face serum basically gives the collagen in your skin a boost which helps to plump up your skin, beat fine lines and wrinkles and most importantly- provide extra hydration and moisture. Most will notice a radiant glow on the skin simply by adding a few drops of serum during their skincare routines. Before purchasing a bottle, make sure to understand your skin type, the desired result you want to achieve as well as your budget as some may even cost several hundreds of dollars.
RETINOL - While we’re on the topic of serums, one of the most sought out and purchased ingredients in the beauty industry as a whole is retinol which has become the God of looking younger. Heck it’s so powerful even men have started to treat their faces with this magic potion. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, which is responsible for boosting cell turnover and keeping you looking young and fresh. Most dermatologists consider it an anti-aging miracle treatment that can benefit almost anybody. Bonus points to the folk suffering through acne, as retinol has been proven to clear up pimples and blemishes as it regulates the turnover of skin cells that line pores which help avoid clogging. The only downside is it can be a concern for those with sensitive skin, so make sure you do a patch test on your wrist before putting it on your face.
SUNSCREEN - Nothing screams baby grandma than the effect of years in the sun without protection does. Thousands of women raid the shelves and malls desperately trying to find cosmetics to hide their lines and wrinkles, but forget to actually take care of their internal affairs. The sun is indeed powerful and has many I’d even say hidden benefits to holistic health and providing us with Vitamin D. It can however very easily cause premature aging, wrinkling and even not so cute spots on your face, body and even scalp! There’s no magic secret to playing safe with the sun-choose a high SPF factor sunscreen and make sure to wear it every day 30 minutes before spending time outdoors soaking up the golden rays. Hats and UV protected sunglasses are recommended as well to cover up your most vulnerable and sensitive areas. Plus they’re cute anyway and spice up your look in an instant.
MOVE YOUR BODY - you got that right- exercise, exercise, exercise- whether it’s going for a 15 minute walk every day with your dog, a light jog in the crisp mountains or even performing yoga or pilates movements in your tiny bedroom-it is important to move our bodies and increase the blood flow in our system. We as humans weren’t designed to be sitting all day with bad posture and stressing over an unnecessary zoom meeting that could have just been an email. By exercising, we increase our blood flow which sends more oxygen and eliminates waste in our system. This is a crucial step in keeping our skin cells healthy and vital. Our pores on our skin open up when we sweat through exercising and release the build up from the inside of them. Which initially then purges the body of toxins that would otherwise clog up pores and cause acne and blemishes. So the next time you feel like skipping another gym session-head back to our article to boost your mood and determination.
YOUNGERING - Dr. David Steenblock and Dr Terry Haws who are based in San Clemente, California have recently invented an extraordinary and innovative treatment which can biologically make a sick person younger. Now you may ask just how does this system work? The doctors explain that by youngering, sick and old cells are removed from the body and replaced with healthy young cells which in turn repairs and regenerates old, broken and diseased bodies. Just another perk of living in the 21st century! The treatment helps one's sick or damaged body to replace and regenerate damaged or malfunctioning cells, heal, repair and assist the human body to feel younger, thus creating the term “youngering”. Harvested bone marrow cells, peripheral blood fat and umbilical cords are all used and utilized in their generative capacity which assist in repairing damaged tissues all throughout the body creating an anti-aging effect.
What is your take on the highly-popularized phenomenon of looking younger?
Should women continue to simply live their lives without worrying about their looks?
Or should the media continue to propagate and promote helpful and useful methods proven to reverse aging?
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