Being taller than almost every other woman (and man) that you meet can have an impact on the way others perceive you, and it is not uncommon for people to assume that a tall woman is older than she is. Of course, this can have its advantages (especially when you are a teenage young woman trying to be viewed as an adult), but there may come a time when you would rather look more youthful.
If you are feeling that your age is beginning to show, or that your height has always made you look older than your years, here are seven steps to a more youthful appearance.
1. Stay active
Physical activity is not only essential for your physical and mental health; it also boosts the flow of blood around your body. This means that more oxygen travels through the body, keeping cells healthy and giving them what they need to regenerate, while also helping toxins leave the body. Exercise has also been found to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety, which can cause premature wrinkles.
It is also important to eat a varied diet to ensure your skin is getting all the nutrients it needs.
2. Consider cosmetic facial treatments
If your face is already showing signs of premature aging, a cosmetic treatment such as Botox injections could help to turn back the clock. The injections cause the muscles in the face to relax which smooths out lines and wrinkles. The results are not permanent, but the treatment can be repeated.
3. Stay hydrated
Dehydration can lead to dry and wrinkled skin and can also prevent your body from flushing out toxins or functioning to its maximum potential. Drinking plenty of water each day can give the skin more elasticity and moisture, and will generally help your mind and body. Click here for more on the benefits of drinking water.
4. Clean your face every night
Before you go to bed each night, take a few minutes to clean your face, even if you do not wear make-up. At night your skin cells will try to repair and rebuild any damage done during the day, and if dirt or make-up are in your pores, this process will be hindered, and your skin cells will not regenerate.
5. Wear sunscreen
It is well known that UV rays from the sun cause significant damage to the skin’s elasticity and collagen which can lead to freckles, red skin, blotches, age spots, and even cancerous growths. This is why it is vital that you apply sunscreen every day as part of your normal skincare routine, even if you are not planning on spending much time in direct sunlight.
6. Apply night cream
A night cream will help to keep your skin plump and hydrated while also supporting cell regeneration. The skin around the eye is usually more delicate and therefore prone to wrinkling, so it is worth investing in high-quality eye cream.
7. Be gentle with your skin
When cleansing or applying products to your skin, avoid harsh chemicals and do not rub, as this can create additional skin complications. Instead, pat the skin gently and allow it to dry naturally to promote absorption of the products.