While growing older is a good thing in some ways, in other ways it can cause us some stress, as the face we see in the mirror every day starts to change in ways that we aren’t too happy with. Lines start appearing around our eyes, the skin around our jaws becomes looser and grey hairs start to grow.
If you are already experiencing some early signs of ageing, it can be alarming and unsettling. No one likes to be reminded that they are getting older; throughout history people have tried all kinds of tips, tricks and remedies to try to reverse the clock and reclaim their youthful freshness and beauty. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do. Read on to find out five different ways of managing early ageing.
The eyes are often the first parts of our faces to show signs of ageing, as the skin here is so much thinner, dryer and more easily damaged. Be very gentle when applying or removing make-up from your eyes or when putting in contact lenses, and use special eye lotions to reduce wrinkles and puffiness.
Moisturise Your Hands
Our hands are always busy, doing all kinds of jobs and being exposed to all sorts of weather, so it’s important that we take care of them, especially as our hands can really betray our age. Sticking to a regular moisturising routine is essential, as it keeps the skin on your hands soft, smooth and supple. Regular exfoliation with something as simple as brown sugar is also great for keeping those hands young.
Nurture Your Hair
Thinning, greying hair is one of the clearest signs of ageing. Dyeing your hair is an obvious way to hide the grey, but there are other things you can do to keep your hair healthy and strong, like using a nourishing hair oil such as Argan, which is a famous hair-improving remedy.
Keep Those Teeth Clean
As you get older your teeth are likely to become more stained and have more problems such as cavities or gum disease, so it’s vital that you take care of them as well as you can, avoiding too many sugary foods, brushing regularly (and properly) and using floss and tooth-whitening mouthwashes and toothpastes.
Tone Your Face Up
As we age the muscles and skin on our faces slacken, leading to droopy jaws, wrinkles and folds of skin. A great way to tone up your face is by using facial workout techniques to firm up those muscles, reduce wrinkles and firm your jaw line; these include little ‘stretches’ and lots of massaging. While it may feel a little funny at first, a facial workout is a simple and effective way to help you cope with those early signs of ageing, and it doesn’t require any fancy equipment – nor does it take much time. What’s more, the results speak for themselves.