Shy Magazine


8 Secrets to Preserve Youthful Looks

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I know beauty is only skin deep, heard that a million times.
| by Mishka P.R. |

But come on, we all want to look younger than we are at any given time, don’t we? So I have 9 secrets here for you to conquer ageing and to keep you looking beautiful for as long as you wish to be.

1. Give your eye area special attention
The first thing people notice about your face is your eyes. The skin around the eyes is especially delicate and asks to be looked after with care. Don’t think your moisturizer or sun block is okay for your eye area? Get out there and hunt for a suitable under eye cream and an eye make-up remover. Massage the eye area with olive oil to make it more supple and crows-feet will keep their distance.

2. Hands age more visibly
Dry chapped hands tend to look much older because the skin on the back of our hands is very thin and wrinkles quickly. Pamper your hands to oil massages before a shower to keep them well hydrated through the day. Work a hand cream into the hands half an hour before you step out to prevent dust from caking them.

3. Eat more anti-inflammatory foods
Brightly colored vegetables and fish oil are anti-inflammatory in nature. Make sure you eat plenty of vegetables. If you are not a fish-eater you can simply take a couple of fish oil capsules every day. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory components works wonders not just for your looks but your heart and immune system as well.

4. Keep your hair nourished
Your hair will stay healthy with an increased intake of iron and folic acid rich food. Comb your hair out before shampooing and massage your scalp for 5 minutes in the shower to increase circulation. Pack away your blow dryer, let the sunshine dry them – the Vitamin D is great for your skin too.

5. Smile young
Don’t skip you bi-annual visit to the dentist. Eat less sugar; none if you possibly can. Rub salt over your teeth and gums once a month and watch them whiten. You can flash your pearlies more happily and keep others guessing your age.

6. Lay off the heavy makeup
Wear your skin as it naturally is. Avoid caking it up with heavy foundation. Just a little concealer under the eyes and on blemishes is enough. Too much makeup makes you look artificial and might end up highlighting your flaws as well.

7. Cleanse simply but regularly
Go easy on the scrubs they are abrasive. A simple two step routine of cleansing and moisturizing every night before you go to bed is enough to clean your skin allowing it to regenerate overnight. Invest in a good cleanser and night cream from an organic store and you are set.

8. Sleep deep at least 7 hours long
Yeah, I know we are busy career women or overworked mums. But you need at least 7 hours of sleep to help you body and skin recuperate. Sleep lesser and you will be tired and depressed sending the toxin count in your body soaring high. So, wake up to the power of the shut-eye and get some good sleep.

Try following these simple steps and make a few lifestyle changes. You see it’s not too difficult to preserve youth. Which ones are you already on to?

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