Time marches on for everyone, but if you're tired of your crow's feet and loosening skin and want to make yourself look a few years younger, read on for some surprising tips that will help you achieve a more youthful, fresher look.
Eat more pomegranates
Yes, that's right... eat more pomegranates to make your skin look younger! Pomegranate arils are packed with antioxidants, one the main ones being vitamin C, that make it a powerhouse of a fruit that will fight free radical damage to your DNA. According to a 2007 study, the likelihood of dryness and wrinkles in middle-aged women was reduced if they consumed a lot of vitamin C, which means it's worthwhile making pomegranates a part of your daily diet. On top of this, pomegranates contain anthocyanins, which are able to help repair damaged cells and promote the growth of new and healthy cells, and ellagic acid, which is able to reduce the sign of sun damage and preserve collagen when it's under damaging UVB light.
Draw attention to your eyes
If you're conscious of wrinkles and fine lines, a great way to take attention away from them is to draw attention to your eyes. A great way to do this is to get your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted, which will frame the eyes beautifully, making them the focal point of your face. Also, as grey hairs are common in lashes and brows as people age,tinting them will take care of this problem and give you a younger, more awake appearance.
Keep your hair healthy
As hair ages, it tends to become less voluminous. To counteract this, use volumizing hair products to give the illusion of thicker hair. If you find your hair is thinning out a lot, consider going for a lighter shade of hair colour as this will make any thinning or bald patches less obvious.
If you do find that your hair easily falls flat, try and avoid the easy temptation of shine sprays and oils as these will only weigh down your hair. Instead, go for deep conditioning treatments once a week to make your hair look hydrated and healthy.
Have a glass of wine (or two!)
Having one or two glasses of wine each night could mean you look younger for longer. According to a study carried out by the University of Iowa, subjects who drank one or two drinks a day aged in the healthiest way. Before you get too carried away, the study also found that very high levels of alcohol consumption were linked to faster aging!
And don't forget -- a smile is one of the best ways to make you look younger, so seek out things in life that give you joy and you'll take ten years off instantly!