They say men age like fine wine. But if you’ve been looking older lately and aren’t happy about it, it’s time to take action. None of us can escape again, but you can avoid looking older than you are.
The good news is that you don’t have to call up the plastic surgeon’s office just yet. Some simple grooming tweaks can literally shave years off your appearance.
Here are our top 10 grooming tips to look younger!
1. Wear sunscreen
Did you know that UV rays are more likely to cause skin cancer than smoking is to cause lung cancer? Taking care of your skin is essential and using sunscreen is a primary step.
When your skin is exposed to the sun without sunscreen – even just for a few minutes per day – you become prone to sun spots, wrinkles, and skin discoloration. All of these can make you look older. To avoid this and protect yourself from skin cancer, start using a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF daily.
2. Ditch gray hair
Gray hair may work for some people, but not everyone. If your gray hair isn’t giving you the confidence you desire, get rid of it! Dyeing your hair will instantly make you look younger.
We recommend going to a professional hair salon, as they can guide you on what will work best for you. If you prefer a DIY option, Just for Men Shampoo-In Color is easy to use and natural-looking. (That’s what I use.)
3. Use an eye cream
Are all those years of sleepless nights and early mornings finally catching up? Under eye circles and puffiness make you look constantly tired, thus aging you.
To combat this, try using an eye cream that specifically targets dark circles, lines, and puffiness. We recommend Triple Shot Restoring Eye Cream, which is infused with caffeine and advanced anti-aging ingredients.
4. Get rid of stray hairs
Being well-groomed is essential when trying to achieve a younger look. When you take the time to get rid of those pesky hairs peeking out of your nose or ears, or those wild eyebrow hairs, you show the world that you care about yourself. You look clean and put together, which instantly makes you look younger.
5. Whiten Teeth
Having stained or yellow teeth are instant giveaways of an older age. Over the years, the enamel in the teeth breaks down, which gives it a natural yellow color. Whitening your teeth is a great way to combat an older look.
There are many ways, at different price points, to have your teeth whitened. Whitened teeth will not only help you look younger, but also boost your confidence.
6. Keep Your Hair Short
A good haircut is essential to looking well-groomed and youthful. Longer hair tends to look unruly, which can make you look older and unkempt. Shorter hair makes most guys look younger.
Don’t be afraid to try a new hairstyle, as the style of the haircut greatly contributes to how you look. Work with a hairstylist to figure out what would work best according to your face shape.
Finally, be sure to stay on top of your haircuts, which means regular trips to the barbers every 4-6 weeks. If people notice that you got a haircut, it means you’re not cutting your hair frequently enough!
7. Consider Going Clean-Shaven
While a beard or facial hair might be part of your signature look, it could also be making you look older. Clean-shaven faces tend to look younger. Shaving your beard can take years off your appearance.
Your skin will also thank you – shaving helps get rid of dead skin cells hidden within the area. This will also allow you to take better care of your skin, which greatly contributes to achieving a younger look.
8. Improve Your Posture
Did you know that your posture can help you look not only younger but also thinner? Having good posture is difficult nowadays – we’re hunched over our computers all day and bent over our cellphones. By practicing good posture, you’ll look and feel younger.
Health-wise, you’ll be more agile and also relieve pressure on your joints. This can significantly reduce back and leg pain. As they say, you look as good as you feel!
9. Get Clothes That Fit Better
Ensuring that your clothes fit properly is essential when trying to achieve a younger look. When you wear clothes that are too big, you are giving the illusion that you are sloppy and put little effort into your look. Baggy clothes can also make you appear bigger than you actually are. Clothes that fit well make you appear younger, put-together, and slimmer.
10. Moisturize Your Skin
Along with sunscreen, moisturizing your skin is an essential skincare step if you want to look younger. When you skip moisturizer, your skin can appear dry, which emphasizes lines and wrinkles. Moisturizer hydrates and plumps the skin for a smoother, younger look.
Look for a moisturizer with anti-aging ingredients for even more benefit. JESSE JIMZ’s Saving Face is a 2-in-1 age defense moisturizer and aftershave that combats signs of aging with peptides and vitamins C+E.
There are a lot of great things that come with age. You’re wiser and you’ve achieved many things. One thing that doesn’t need to change is your confidence. Looking younger is a great confidence booster that will help you feel better as a whole.
One last bonus tip is to start a consistent skincare routine. After all, the face is a key giveaway of someone’s age. With the help of a great skincare routine, you will age backwards.
Not sure where to begin your skincare routine?
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