Do you want to stay looking young for longer? Many men do, but some fear that looking vibrant and youthful is just a matter of good genetics.
However, there’s a lot you can do to stay looking young (and to improve your general wellbeing, too). Here are some strategies to try:
#1: Avoid Smoking
If you’re a smoker, then quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health – and to help you look younger.
Quitting isn’t easy, but choosing the right time to quit can make it much easier. You might want to set aside the money that you’d otherwise have spent on cigarettes. You could use this for something to support your health, like a gym membership or quality skin products.
#2: Drink Plenty of Water
Water is great for you in lots of ways, and staying hydrated will keep your skin looking good. It’s an important part of your anti-aging strategy.
If you’re struggling to remember to drink enough water, try getting a tall water bottle with measurements marked on the side. This can help you remember to get through enough ounces each day.
#3: Drink Less Caffeine and Alcohol
Both caffeine and alcohol have a diuretic effect: they make your body produce more urine than normal, which dehydrates you. They can also interfere with your sleep – and looking tired definitely isn’t going to make you look younger.
Try cutting back on cups of coffee, or switching to a lower-caffeine drink instead, like cola or tea. With alcohol, you might want to limit the times you drink in a week – perhaps saving alcoholic drinks as a treat for Friday and Saturday nights.
#4: Tackle Common Conditions Like Hair Loss
Some common issues can have an aging effect on your appearance – and hair loss is one of those.
It’s a problem that many men don’t like to talk about (or even admit to themselves), but there are lots of ways to get help with hair loss. Hair loss is very common, and even by the age of 30, 30% of men have some degree of male pattern baldness.
#5: Get Into a Good Exercise Routine
It can be tough to find the time to exercise when you have kids – but even short workouts are better than none at all.
If your gym has closed due to coronavirus restrictions, don’t give up on exercise. A brisk 20 minute walk or a jog is a great option if you don’t have much space at home for gym equipment.
#6: Use Sunscreen
Are you using sunscreen as regularly as you should? As well as being an important way to keep your skin looking young, using sunscreen effectively helps to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Get in the habit of applying sunscreen on a daily basis, even if you’re going to spend most of your day inside. Make sure you use a lip balm with SPF, too.
#7: Know Your Skin … and Get Into a Good Routine
How you care for your skin depends on whether it tends to be dry or oily. Know your skin, and try out different products until you find those that work for you.
Make sure you use plenty of moisturizer on your skin. This is something that many men neglect, but it can make a big difference in anti-aging terms.
Give these anti-aging strategies a try this week. You’ll start to see a difference in the mirror before long.