In today’s age, appearing younger can make all the difference in your career and personal life. Whether you’re gunning for a promotion at work or want to increase your dating prospects, turning back the clock by a few years can boost your chances of success.
Here is what you need to know to look younger:
- Men show the first signs of aging in their skin and hair.
- Updating your wardrobe and getting a good haircut can shave years off your appearance instantly.
- Taking care of your body and mind can make you appear younger and full of vitality.
Dress for Your Age
Wearing clothes that are age appropriate can enhance your appearance and make you look younger. For men in their mid-30s, 40s and beyond, this means relying on classic staples that never go out of style (i.e., a fitted blazer and Oxford shirt).
The biggest thing older men need to concentrate on is the fit of their clothing. When you reach your mid-30s and above, it’s all about finding high-quality pieces that are well-fitting and that flatter your shape.
Dye Your Grey Hairs
Although men such as George Clooney can rock the silver fox look with ease, embracing the grey doesn’t work for every man. When you’re up for a promotion against a younger colleague, those silver hairs may not work in your favor.
Dying your greys is a fast and simple way to erase signs of aging. However, we recommend going to a professional to touch up your greys. At-home dyes can fall flat and be extremely messy if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Wrinkles are one of the first signs of aging in men. They most often appear in men at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), the forehead and underneath the lower eyelids.
If you don’t want to get Botox, we’ve got good news—you can skip the needle. Using a powerful men’s firming serum will do the trick just fine.
The best firming serums for men are loaded with anti-aging ingredients such as Vitamin A (Retinol). Vitamin A is known to stimulate the production of collagen (see claim: “They can induce the biosynthesis of collagen and reduce the expression of MMP 1”) and is extremely effective at reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines.
Hide Dark Circles Under the Eyes
While you’re taking care of your wrinkles, consider taking care of the dark circles and puffiness underneath your eyes. Whether they’re caused by poor sleep habits, too much alcohol or stress, the results aren’t pretty and can significantly age you.
Our men’s eye cream is a simple and affordable way to improve dark circles and bags under the eyes. Adding it to your skin care routine is easy to do and your coworkers will surely notice the difference.
Shave Your Beard
A beard can make a man appear distinguished. However, it can also make some men look much older than they truly are.
Shaving your beard is a fast and easy way to take a few years off your appearance. The same goes for cutting your hair.
Trust us when we say that any attempt to hang onto your long locks isn’t doing your male pattern baldness any favor. If you have a receding hairline, a shorter hairstyle will almost always work in your favor.
Stress takes an enormous toll on the body. If you’re staying up late at night worrying about the next day, you’re adding years to your appearance.
Poor sleep can result in dull skin and dark circles under your eyes, both of which can make you appear tired and old. If you are struggling with chronic stress, you may want to consider meditation.
Meditation has been used for thousands of years and has repeatedly shown to reduce stress and anxiety (see claim: “Overall, mindfulness meditation shows promise in reducing stress and anxiety…”). Meditation (such as mindfulness and tai chi) has also been shown to improve quality of sleep, making you appear more energized and youthful (see claim: “Mindfulness meditation appears to be a viable treatment option for adults with chronic insomnia…”).
There are a surprising number of ways in which men can turn back the clock. Whether it’s your hair, clothes or lifestyle, a few simple changes can maximize your handsome and restore your vitality.
If you’re searching for an easy win, start with your hair and skin. Hair can be changed instantly with a proper cut, while getting on an effective skin care regimen can have the most dramatic results in your appearance.