One of the comment I often get is that I look younger than my age. On the picture above, I was 15 on the left. On the right side, that is me now at 35. See any difference? Maybe it's not obvious on the pictures but I won't get too much into the details.
I've been quite fortunate that I didn't really have any skin problem. The only thing I can honestly say that I noticed since then is that I have a little more hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. Other than that, uneven complexion would be my other issue but I think many of us have that issue as well.
Sometimes people ask me how I do it. I honestly don't really do anything special and what I'm about to tell you is probably nothing new but I can share some of the stuff I do...
- Take care of your skin. The best defense against aging is preventing it: therefore, it's never too early for you to start and it's actually more beneficial if you get a head start on it. Your best investment would be skincare and proper skincare regiment. Different products work differently depending on your skin type.
- What I typically do is moisturize my skin twice a day, morning and night. Thoroughly remove my makeup at night and cleanse. Exfoliate regularly. Other things I like to use are facial masks. If you can afford or don't mind paying for facials, I think they are beneficial too.
- I use eye creams religiously! Don't fail to do this because the first signs of aging starts with your eyes.
- Don't frown too much or laugh too hard, LOL. These facial expressions will create unwanted lines on your face. That's no joke so try to be a bit more self-concious about it.
- Take special care of your skin if you are going to be exposed to the sun for long periods. Use higher SPF lotions, wear a hat, do whatever it takes to minimize exposure. This is why I prefer to look pale, lol.
- Take care of your body. Drink lots of water. Stay active. And eat a balanced diet. On a side note, I'm a fail when it comes to diet but we all know how important it is...yea yea, I'm not giving up ice cream or chocolate.
- Don't do drugs, smoke, or drink alcohol excessively. If you abuse or neglect your body, it's going to take a toll on you and ultimately, you are going to end up looking older than you really are.
- Manage your stress. Yes, take control of it. Stress can make you age faster and make you more vulnerable for illnesses.
- Get your beauty rest. You will look more refreshed.
- I don't know about others but long hair actually makes me look younger. I've had short hair before and I look 10 years older with it. Probably because shorter hair looks more mature and sophisticated. I keep my hair long, plain, and simple. Works for me because I don't like to spend a lot of time messing with it.
- Choose a style that is trendy and works for you. If you keep your style up-to-date, you are less likely to look older than you really are, lol. If that makes sense.
- Have fun or make it fun! It keeps us feeling young.
- And lastly, it's not about how old you look, it's about how young you feel. If you keep a youthful attitude, you are less likely to come across as old and boring.
I don't mind getting old, although I am a little worried about what comes with it, and I'm not talking about wrinkles.
I'm curious to hear about how you keep yourself young or if aging is a concern to you?
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