Age erasers for men: 5 quick fixes
-Feb 18, Hannah Hargrave, Health -
We’d all love to age like a fine wine and get better as we age, but getting old before your time is another matter. If you’re a man who thinks premature ageing is setting in, you might want to get to grips with these fast fixes.
It doesn’t matter how comfortable you are with the ageing process, the likelihood is you aren’t so keen on looking older than you actually are. Whether it’s newfound wrinkles or an expanding waistline which is adding on the years, there are simple things you can do and get results quick sharp.
Care for your skin
The foundations of pulling off your look, whether that’s ruggedly good looking or clean cut is a youthful complexion.
Many men see splashing a little water on their face and slapping on a moisturiser as a perfectly adequate skincare regime. But you can do so much more, in very little time.
The following two-step regime using just two products will lead to fewer fine lines, smoother skin and an ultimately younger looking complexion in no time.
1. Cleanse your face morning and night with Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanse. It doesn’t just clean your skin but exfoliates and can even be used as a facial mask.
2. Wash off the cleanser and then with skin still damp apply Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil. Massage it into the skin and you won’t even need a creamy moisturiser afterwards either.
Sunscreen isn’t just for the summer. It should be worn every, single day, rain or shine. The sun may feel great on your skin but it delivers harmful rays which can seriously age your skin. Not to mention put you at risk of skin cancer.
If you have facial hair it can be tempting to skip the sunscreen to avoid making your beard a sticky, white mess, but there are plenty of light, facial sunscreens which can easily be absorbed into the skin, with or without a beard.
Don’t forget the top of your head if you’re thinning on top, as you want to avoid getting burned at all costs.
Reduce your waist size
It can be confusing to step on the scales and see the same reading you’ve had for the last decade and yet your troublesome love handles and gut are saying something very different. But the fact of the matter is, the measurement around your waist is as important, if not more so than what you weigh.
Carrying that extra weight around your mid section doesn’t just age you from the outside, it ages you on the inside too. A larger midsection can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure too.
But what can you do to drop a waist size or two? There’s no point jumping on a fad diet which you won’t stick too or that’ll see you lose muscle but not visceral fat.
Small changes can make a big difference. Reduce your sugar intake and consumption of processed foods. Add some exercise to your daily life, even if it’s just 20 minutes. Learn portion control and up your intake of fruits and vegetables.
Doing all of the above consistently will put you on the fast track to a healthier waist measurement in no time.
You may think stress just messes with your mind, but it can have an overwhelming impact on your body overall too. From your heart and your weight to your skin and even your hair, when you’re stress strikes it can play havoc with them all.
While a little stress in our lives is important, too much of it is harmful. But you don’t just have to roll over and accept stress and worry and all the negativity it brings with it.
There are ways to not only reduce it but deal with it. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee shared with Lumity a wealth of easily accessible stress solutions and the great thing is you can start using them today.
It may be music to your ears to hear you should be sleeping more, unless of course you are someone who struggles to get quality kip. If good sleep is hard to come by and you either can’t drift off or you wake up regularly in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep, then bedtimes can be an unhealthy pain in the backside.
Not only will you not look or feel rested you’ll be putting your productivity and health on the line.
Start prioritising sleep and working on ways to ensure you’re getting the recommended seven to nine hours of rest a night.
This means, keeping a consistent bedtime and awake time – and that means at the weekend too – allowing yourself to switch off before bed by shutting down electronic devices, avoiding eating after 8pm and curbing your nightcap too.
It also goes without saying that improving your lifestyle overall will better your health and keep you looking younger for longer. Cutting down on alcohol and quitting smoking will rejuvenate your youthful appearance in no time at all and if you need guidance read what expert Annie Grace told Lumity about staying sociable when sober. You can also seek help online to hang up those vices and your GP can assist you too.