10 Ways to Make You Look and Feel Younger

By Steve / September 30th, 2016

1. Whitening

Just as the whites of your eyes suggest youthfulness, a set of shiny white choppers makes your whole face look younger. Teeth naturally darken as we age. Even if you take fantastic care of your teeth, they will yellow. Whitening them is the best way to achieve a colour change that can take years off your appearance.

2. Botox and Dermal Fillers

As we age we get fine lines, which develop into wrinkles. Botox relaxes the facial muscles resulting in smoother skin and reduced wrinkles, which reduces tension from the skin. The skin gets to flourish in a tension free environment, thereby setting back the clock by years or even decades!

3. Give up smoking

Beyond question, smoking is bad for your skin. Smoking accelerates the ageing process; wrinkling skin and making you look old beyond your years. Early wrinkling is visible under a microscope in smokers as young as 20! Tobacco smoke also gives skin an unhealthy colour and coarse texture.

4. Vampire Facial

At Cherrybank Dental Spa we aim to utilise the best in technology to enhance all our treatments. The Vampire Facial treatment uses the goodness in our own blood to improve your skin. We are the first company to introduce this procedure and technique in Scotland.

5. Straighten Your Teeth

Even if you start out with perfectly straight teeth, something called “mesial drift” will cause them to shift over time. Crowded teeth are an instant giveaway of age and straightening your teeth can sometimes take 10 to 15 years off your appearance. Crowded teeth can also increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession, all of which guarantee looking old, not to mention requiring costly dental work.

6. Cut sugar from your diet

The body doesn’t need it and sugar, according to nutritionists and skin experts, exacerbates a process called glycation, which accelerates ageing in the skin.

7. Exercise 4 or more times a week

You’ll fend off muscle loss and sleep better when you exercise most days of the week. Combine cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs, resistance exercise for muscles, stretching for flexibility and balance exercise for coordination.

8. Smile wide and confidently

Young, middle-aged, and older individuals studied thousands of photographs and were asked to guess the age of models with various facial expressions. Neutral expressions yielded the most accurate results, and fearful expressions made subjects look older; happy faces were rated as younger than they really were.

9. Drink plenty of water

Particularly hard to do when getting into the winter and it is so much easier to reach for warming coffee, tea or hot toddies. Water won’t hydrate your skin directly, but it will improve the way your insides work and good gut health is soon reflected in glowing skin.

10. Get enough sleep

The whole idea of beauty sleep is not a myth. Your body needs time to restore itself overnight and that includes your face, too. While you sleep, cells are busy repairing DNA damage from the day before, so snuggle down and give them a chance to get on with it.

If you’re interested to see how Cherrybank Dental Spa can make you look and feel younger, why not contact us to today to discuss your options?

 

Last updated May 2nd, 2018



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