The concept of "looking younger" is most often associated with women, but there are plenty of men who want to take steps to hide the effects of aging. Whether you are trying to look better for work, impress a date or feel better about yourself, simple changes to your daily routine can help you look and feel younger.
Taking the gray out of your hair, the wrinkles off your skin or the extra pounds off your body can take years off your look. Start with these five strategies.
Eat A Healthier Diet
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Many men do not get their recommended daily servings of these vital fruit groups, which have antioxidants to make the skin look young. Eating fish and other foods high in omega-3 fatty acids help keep the skin looking healthy.
Moisturize Your Skin
Use a daily moisturizer as well as a cream with retinol, vitamin C and vitamin E. Dry skin leads to wrinkles and lines, but these products help keep the skin moisturized. Wear sunscreen on a regular basis too, as your skin is damaged by the sun every time it is exposed.
Give Your Teeth Some Extra Shine
Whiten your teeth. Using whitening toothpaste or strips found at most drug stores can whiten your teeth by a few shades, which can take years off your look. For a more drastic, albeit expensive change, you can get veneers for perfectly white, straight teeth.
Quit Bad Habits
Stop any destructive habits like smoking cigarettes. Smoking is damaging to your skin, teeth and body, and quitting is an easy way to look younger quickly.
Read more: Signs of Smoking Cigarettes
Pick The Right Hair Color
Find a hair color that looks good on you. Having a full head of gray hair at a young age will make you look much older than you are just as getting rid of gray hair will take years off of your look. You will want to stay within a few shades of your natural color, as subtle changes most often look the best on men.
Moreover, maintain a positive outlook on how you look. Confidence in your appearance can make you look and feel younger than you actually are.
- Medical News Today: Top Tips For Healthy And Young Looking Skin
- "Age Erasing Secrets: 500 Fast and Easy Ways to Look Younger and Feel Great" ; Kevin Ireland
Chris Callaway started writing professionally in 2007 and has worked as sports editor, managing editor and senior editor of "The Racquet" as well as written for the "La Crosse Tribune" and other newspapers in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.