They say age is just a number, but it’s hard to ignore the impact aging has on your body – both physically and emotionally. From the way you look to the way you feel, life gets a little tougher as the years go by. By avoiding premature aging, you can be more confident in who you are and live a more fulfilling life.
Practical Tips for Looking and Feeling Younger
As men, we, unfortunately, tend to age at a much faster rate than women. Much of this is because our primary signs of aging – like hair loss – are outwardly visible for the world to see. But you don’t have to throw in the towel. With the following tips and techniques, you can continue to look and feel young.
- Moisturize Your Skin
Few parts of your body take more of a beating than your skin. And while women are constantly bombarded with marketing messages about how they need to protect and care for their skin, men aren’t always given the same focus. Nonetheless, it’s equally important.
One of the best things you can do for your body is to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Dryness exaggerates the signs of aging – particularly in the face – and a good moisturizing routine will help your skin look young and fresh.
As Sandra Nygaard writes for Men’s Health, “Night is an essential time to renew your mind—and your skin. Adding a lotion before bed creates softer, more hydrated, and better-looking skin the next day. It also helps seal in moisture and repairs the skin barrier that’s compromised by dry air and harsh cleansers.”
- Deal With Balding
If you’re a guy, balding is going to happen. Some guys can retain their hair longer than others, but very few keep a full head of hair much past their 50’s. Many start thinning in their 20’s and 30’s. The key is to deal with it while you can.
In addition to treating your scalp right so that you slow the progression of hair loss, you can also try a hair transplant procedure. The Follicular Unit Transplant, known as a FUT, is one of the safest and most effective options available.
- Get a Real Haircut
It’s time to stop getting $10 haircuts, or using your own set of clippers in your bathroom to trim up your hair. Getting a real haircut from someone who knows what they’re doing can drop a decade from your looks.
Even if you don’t have the money to get an expensive haircut every month, going once or twice throughout the year can pay dividends. As celebrity groomer Vaughn Acord says, “Guys will come in and spend $300 for a cut and never come back, but they’ve invested in having an expert guide them.”
- Brighten Your Smile
Few physical characteristics will hurt your appearance more than yellow teeth. If you want to look young – or attractive for that matter – make sure you brighten your smile up.
While you can visit your dentist and get some professional whitening supplies, there are also plenty of products on the market that work straight out of the box. Here are a few of the best treatment options.
- Eat Better
What you eat impacts how you look and feel. You know this intuitively, but do you put the knowledge into practice?
There isn’t one magic food you can eat to feel younger, but there are plenty of items you can integrate into your diet. Some of the best are pomegranates, blueberries, kale, eggs, and walnuts.
Reclaim Your Confidence
As you age, it’s easy to let your physical appearance and diminishing strength and stamina hold you back. Eventually, it’ll even zap your confidence – which becomes increasingly important the older you get.
By actively caring for your mind and body, you can look and feel younger. Not only will this improve your confidence, but it’ll also help you live a happier life with greater purpose and fulfillment.
Isn’t that what we’re all looking for?