Updated: 2019, Oct 26

7 Ways Men Can Look 10 Years Younger

Follow these simple tips to take years off your looks.
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Secrets to look 10 years younger. Photo - Shutterstock

While you could resort to cosmetic surgery to make you look 10 years younger, it’s not your only option.

A healthy lifestyle and a diet can go a long way in reversing aging and improving skin condition. For example, a diet low in GI (glycemic index) might result in less acne and pimples due to elevated insulin levels which cause inflammation in the body.

Prolonged sun exposure always causes the breaking down of collagen and skin aging according to multiple studies[1][2].

Your skin is a living and breathing organ and should be treated with care. A good lifestyle can contribute heavily to your appearance but with the advent of science and skin care products, you can even take it a step further.

So, without further ado, check out these 7 great products and tips, and you’ll be on your way to looking younger and feeling better about yourself. Turning back the clock on your age can be the ultimate confidence booster.

1. Take care of your face

The first thing people notice is your face and you need to protect it and take care of it with the right products. Your skin needs to be moisturized to stay supple, particularly if you spend time outdoors.

Particle is a six-in-one face cream for men offering great results without the need for a complicated skincare routine. It is engineered specifically by expert biochemists for men’s thicker skin that’s harder to penetrate.

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Particle Face Cream

The cream delivers essential nutrients and vitamins to the skin cells and hydrates them so your face remains young and healthy-looking. Using it will make your wrinkles start to fade, sagging skin appear firmer and sun damage to improve.

Apply a small amount in the morning to recover moisture lost while sleeping and again after showering at night. This allows the skin-strengthening nutrients to work while you sleep and regenerate your skin. You need to rub the cream all over your face, paying special attention to your forehead and around your eyes where wrinkles tend to form.

2. Check your smile

Nothing says ‘old age’ more than stained teeth. Stains appear as you age and the foods you eat, the beverages you drink and smoking all contribute.

This can increase the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay as parts of the teeth are more difficult to clean.

Start with quitting smoking and brush your teeth after drinking tea, coffee, or red wine. Then, try a product like Crest’s Express teeth whitening cream.

crests express teeth whitening cream
Crest’s Express Teeth Whitening Cream

The Kit works on blue light which weakens the stains beneath the enamel layer and can drastically improve the appearance of your smile within days.

3. Trim your facial hair

A study in Britain was performed by a hair transplant center. When 300 people were showed pics of celebrities who sometimes wore beards, they thought that the beards made them look up to 10 years older.

If you’re in your fifties and you grow a beard, you risk looking as though you’re in your 60s. According to High 50 taking a razor to your face gets rid of dead skin cells and stimulates collagen production, which will make your face look younger.

Taming your bushy eyebrows can help you to look younger. As you age, your hair growth changes. You tend to lose it in places where you’d like to keep it and gain it in other places where you’d rather not have it.

Regularly trim any extra-long eyebrow hairs. A product such as Beard Ninja will help you take your shaving to the next level.

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Beard Ninja

Ever heard of a beard template? It’s about time you do.

If you don’t fancy going to the barber, just buy one of these beard templates to make sure you don’t mess up your jawline, cheek lines or neck to create the perfect shaving lines. A groomed beard goes a long way!

4. Work up a sweat

As your body ages, you lose muscle mass and exercising helps to improve your muscle strength, flexibility and make you look younger and more vital.

Exercise helps to reduce your belly fat, improve your posture and increase your metabolism. Some studies indicate that exercise can even help to slow down the aging of cells.

Even moderate amounts of exercise appear to shave years off your age.

Frank Frisch, director of kinesiology at Chapman University in Orange, California, says exercise can improve your health to the point where you feel and look younger than you are. It puts the kind of pep in your step that makes you feel you’re a decade younger.

5. Watch what you eat

You’re likely to already be aware of the fact that sugar isn’t great for your health (follow a low-GI diet). What you may not realize is that it can also make you look older. Too much sugar leads to inflammation which is at the root of many age-related diseases.

New York City dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank advises cutting back on bad carbs, like white bread and processed foods. He says that gluten-rich foods like pasta and dairy create inflammation in the intestinal system and affect major organs, including your skin. Men’s Fitness lists 20 foods that will help to keep you young, including fruits, veggies, cheese and whole grains.

For example, drinking Green Tea can contribute to firmer skin and glow due to a compound called EGCG and its high antioxidants who work to combat Collagen breakdown.

6. Cut down on the booze

Alcohol can affect your skin. It dilates your blood vessels and causes your skin to flush. Over time, you can develop spider veins and develop a bloated appearance. Everyday Health warns about the harmful effects of alcohol on your skin.

You don’t necessarily have to give up drinking but you need to be mindful of the content and amount you’re consuming.

Pure spirits don’t have added sodium or sugar so they could be a better choice than a very sweet margarita. But you need to be careful because sticking to the hard stuff makes it easier to go overboard.

7. Don’t Smoke

Everyone knows or heard at some point in their life that smoking is bad for you, not most of them don’t know if it’s backed by science or how and why smoking actually contributes to aging.

A study on smoking and aging skin concluded that smoking further facilitates telangiectasia (widening or small blood vessels and veins in the skin) another study reaffirmed smoking’s detrimental effect on breakdown of Collagen and Elastin.

Final words

A few simple changes can restore your vitality and make you feel more youthful. If you’re looking for an easy win, start with your skin.

People usually notice your face first and an effective skincare regime can change your appearance dramatically and easily make you look ten years younger.

References

1. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2015 Jan; 5(1): a015370. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a015370. PMCID: PMC4292080. PMID: 25561721. Natural and Sun-Induced Aging of Human Skinhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4292080/
2. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013; 6: 221–232. Published online 2013 Sep 27. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S44686. PMCID: PMC3790843. PMID: 24101874. Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of aging in Caucasian skin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790843/
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Claire Polansky, Ph.D. M.A.

Claire Polansky is a content writer for Tel Aviv University and a freelance writer deeply committed to health, animal welfare, and soci

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