Women have long pursued the goal of looking youthful well into their twilight years. But just because you have a Y chromosome, doesn’t mean you have to let the years show. Whether you’re finding your first grays, counting hairs on your pillow, or warding off weight gain, we have the tips to keep you looking young and fresh for years to come.
Cut your Hair
When your hairline is receding or a sparse patch begins to develop, the last thing you probably want to do is crop what remaining hair you have. But no one will be fooled by a comb over and shaggy locks won’t do you any favors. In fact, a close-cropped do will actually camouflage bare spots by making your hair seem fuller overall. So take a deep breath and break out the buzzer, the result will be much more flattering than you expected.
Shave, Trim, and Groom
While the hair on your scalp may be saying adios, that’s no excuse to let it run wild in other areas. Though a goatee, mustache, beard, or the much-maligned soul patch might remind you of younger days; it actually makes you look older. Going for a clean-shaven look can make you look up to ten years younger than the facial fur. And the next time you’re shopping for razors, pick up a trimmer to keep budding ear and nose hair in check.
Maintain a Skincare Routine
You’ve always washed your face with plain old soap and haven’t used a cream on it since you got over your teenage acne, but that no-fuss routine may actually add years to your face. Dry skin looks dull, which can make you look tired, unhealthy, and old. We’re not saying you should dig into your sweetie’s collection of creams, lotions, and serums, but a basic moisturizer with SPF will keep your skin looking healthy and prevent sun damage. L’Oreal, Neutrogena, and Nivea all make great products specifically designed for men, without any flowery fragrances.
Your skin isn’t the only part of your face that could use a boost as you age. Years of coffee, tea, wine, smoking, and your favorite soda can take a toll, leaving your teeth not-so-pearly white. An over-the-counter whitener like Crest or Rembrandt will brighten up your smile without the hefty price tag of an in-office treatment, and whitening toothpaste will give you more gradual results.
Eat Right, Exercise, and Get 8 Hours of Sleep
It’s the same advice you’ve been getting for years to keep your waistline trim, stave off disease, and remain active enough to play ball with your grandchildren. Maybe you’re even sick of hearing it. But honestly, nothing says “I’m in the prime of my life” more than running a marathon, or at least running for the bus. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and getting at least seven to eight hours of shut-eye every night will do more to keep you looking and feeling young than anything else.
Follow these tips and you’ll be proud to blow out the candles on your next birthday cake. And don’t forget, when it’s time to cover up grays, look no farther than Just for Men. With their wide range of colors, you’re sure to find a shade that matches your natural hue. Their new Autostop product leaves no room for error, with its brush-in, no-mix formula that stops at just the right shade, so it looks as natural as the hair you were born with. Check out this link (http://justformen.com/autostop/) to get your $3 off coupon today.