How to rejuvenate your face without surgery
If you are at the stage in your life where you can see noticeable signs of ageing, you may be tempted to consider surgery to reverse these indicators. These may include sagging jowls or creases under the eyes.
It certainly works for many people, and a nip and tuck can help to restore confidence as well as take years off your face.
Women in particular are often judged by their looks, and so what may be perceived as ‘losing’ your looks may be difficult for some, particularly if naturally attractive.
Invasive surgery needn’t be the first step however. Indeed, you may be able to preserve your good looks with a bit of trickery and some minor treatments, as well as growing in to your face naturally. Here are some ways you can help to achieve a more youthful visage, some of which will cost you nothing at all:
1. Shaping your brow
Eyebrows can make a huge difference to the face, and is such a quick and inexpensive way to make a noticeable change to your appearance. Shaped and clearly defined eyebrows will make the eyes stand out more, which will make them appear more youthful. They will also bring out your face shape and better highlight your bone structure. When we age our eyebrows tend to lose colour, as well as become hairier for some. Consider dyeing them a shade darker than your natural colour; this will have an even greater impact on your face.
For some time people believed that the stress of the movement of skin whilst running could lead to premature ageing. In fact, the elimination of toxins and free radicals that exercise promotes will help to slow down signs of ageing. It also helps the flow of oxygen which means your face will benefit from a healthier and more youthful complexion with an added rosy glow. Not to mention the serotonin that exercising produces, and a happier face looks younger than an unhappy one!
No list of ‘do’s’ is complete without a reference to this magic elixir we have so readily available. Water consumption ensures we are properly hydrated, which extends to our skin. Dehydrated skin will make the face look older and will make lines more pronounced. Drinking plenty of fluid throughout the day will add a bit of plumpness to our visage.
There is a wealth of non-invasive beauty treatments for the skin available and they are becoming more sophisticated and effective all the time. Many focus on removing dead skin cells which allows newer and fresher ones to shine through, creating a more dewy appearance which is associated with youthful skin. Fine lines can also be minimised with many, as well as other signs of ageing such as pigmentation being reduced.
Speak to your dermatologist about what may be best suited to you, from a choice of chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing, among others.
5. Freshen up your hairstyle
Like your brows, a good hairstyle is a relatively inexpensive way to rejuvenate your appearance. A few streaks of lighter colour will soften the appearance of the face which can take years off, giving the hair a bit of a lift away from the face will also work wonders.
If you really look at someone when they are smiling you will notice that their eyes actually seem to light up, or what people may refer to as a ‘twinkle’. Bright eyes and animation create a sense of youthfulness which could mean the difference of a few years off your age were someone to guess. Not only that, humans are hard-wired to respond positively to smiles, so your cheery face will make it seem more attractive to the person who looking at it. And what is reality if not perception?