Do you dream of turning the clock back to your early twenties? Don’t worry you’re not alone, when it comes to our skin, we all wish we looked a little younger. While we could opt to undergo cosmetic surgery, for most of us the risks that come with it are just too high. Not to mention the fact that most procedures are painful and incredibly pricey.
The good news is that cosmetic surgery isn’t the only way to turn the clock back. There are plenty of tricks you can use to make your face appear younger. While most of these aren’t long lasting, they’re fantastic for filling in fine lines and giving your face that youthful glow you crave. To achieve a more youthful appearance without the use of cosmetic surgery, here’s what you need to do:
Moisturiser isn’t just crucial for healthy, radiant skin; it’s also a vital tool for younger looking skin. You may not realise it but when it comes to anti-aging, all face creams do something. Yes, even those cheap little testers that come with magazines. While creams made especially for anti-aging work better, all creams do something to make your skin look younger.
Any emollient - aka face cream, helps our skin to look younger by filling in fine lines and plumping. As well as moisturising each night, before applying your makeup use a good-quality face cream. This will help to smooth out your skin, giving you a smoother surface to apply your makeup to. You can stay young with face lifting cream that not only fills fine lines and plumps but also lifts your face making the skin appear more youthful.
Use retinol at night
The next best thing to cosmetic surgery is retinol cream. Unlike normal moisturisers this anti-aging gem slowly removes wrinkles and fine lines. Because of how it works, sadly retinol is not recommended for use on sensitive skin.
While this is available to buy over the counter, if you want the strong stuff you need a prescription for it. Book an appointment with your dermatologist and ask them to give you a prescription for a strong retinol cream. Within a few weeks of use, you’ll see a difference. (Your skin should look smoother, less wrinkled and more plump.)
Fake it with makeup
If the idea of going under the knife doesn’t appeal to you, the next best thing is to fake younger looking skin with makeup. To do this, instead of using a cream concealer or foundation, always opt for liquid. The reason for this is because cream makeup can sit in any fine lines that you may have, making them more visible.
When you’re applying your foundation, use a Beauty Blender to achieve a flawless finish. Using your fingers can warm up your foundation causing it to thin out, providing you with less coverage. Draw attention away from your ‘problem areas’ by contouring and strobing your face. Strobing is fantastic for making your face look younger as you choose which areas to highlight and draw attention to.
For a more youthful complexion without cosmetic surgery, take the tips above on board. They may not offer long-lasting results but they’re fantastic for giving your skin a boost of radiance.