Posted by Michelle Douglas on 2/4/2014
There are a lot of people in the world who wish they could look younger. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that can turn back the hands of time and completely reverse all signs of aging. However, there are a number of steps you can take to make sure that your skin stays smooth and young-looking as you age. Some are simple lifestyle changes, while others require a more significant amount of time or money. Which you choose depends on how much you ultimately want to invest in keeping your youthful appearance.
Avoid the Sun
Prolonged exposure to UV rays dries out your skin and causes wrinkles. Always wear sunscreen when you plan to be outside for any length of time. Furthermore, if you plan to be outdoors for several hours at a picnic or ballgame, cover up with a hat and sunglasses for added protection.
Keeping your body hydrated makes your skin more resilient and keeps your cheeks and the areas around your eyes from looking hollow. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is a good rule of thumb, but don't be afraid to adjust the amount you drink for your body’s individual needs.
Stress is another contributing factor to wrinkles and premature aging. Unfortunately, stress is hard to avoid in day-to-day life. Try to make time for yourself to relax and do things you enjoy on a regular basis.
Use Anti-Wrinkle Cream
There are a number of anti-wrinkle creams on the market that really do produce noticeable results. Get one with collagen in it to firm up your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Remember that a number of these products may take several weeks to work, so don’t give up if you don't see results immediately.
Cosmetic surgery is not a decision to be made lightly; however, it is one of the most surefire ways to look younger. Anti-aging procedures include invasive surgeries like facelifts, as well as outpatient procedures like Botox injections.
The key to keeping your skin looking young and fresh is to take action through doing one or more of these options.