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3 ways to look 5 years younger.

For many of us, we want to grow old with grace, but everyday life often gets in the way.  Work and home stress, along with dieting and other parts of your lifestyle can all affect how you age.  In this article, we will take a look at 3 of the best ways you can look 5 years younger this year. If you want younger-looking skin keep on reading.

1) Develop a skincare routine.

As you get older your skin becomes dryer so you're going to have to look after it more.  Depending on your skin type, you are going to need to look after it in different ways. Some people may need to wash their face more to get rid of the dirt their skin comes into contact with daily, this allows them to keep the natural oils they have left in their skin.

As you get older your body loses its natural oils and as a result, your skin becomes dryer, because of this you should get a moisturiser that works for your skin type.

You can also achieve younger-looking skin which glows by exfoliating your skin a few times a week, it's important to find a routine that works for you, some people may need to exfoliate once or twice a week and others may have to do it every day.

To see what skin you have and the products which will work best on your skin you should consult a dermatologist.

2) Botox treatments

Botox is an effective and proven way of removing those dreaded wrinkles that make you look older than you are.  Common ageing areas which can be taken care of with Botox treatments include:

  • Crows feet and eye wrinkles.
  • Forehead wrinkles.
  • Lip lines and lip fullness.
  • Non-surgical jaw tightening.

Crows feet develop when we squint or laugh, they are sometimes referred to as laughter lines which have developed over the years as our skin loses elasticity.

Forehead wrinkles are once again caused by the repeat usage of our muscles and our skin losing elasticity over the years.  Not to worry though as botox injections can remove these wrinkles and make you look much younger after 1 or 2 treatments.

As we age our lips can become less full, botox once again can be used.  The treatment is often called derma fillers or lip filler injections and the way it works is that the lips are hydrated and filled with a small amount of botox to give the patient a fuller and more healthy-looking lips.

Non-surgical jaw lifts can also be achieved with botox.  As we get older our jaw can sag. Botox can target the jaw muscles to tighten them up, giving you a tighter jaw which makes you look younger.

3) Improve your diet.

Your diet plays a massive role in how your skin looks, incorporating healthy foods into your diet can make you look younger than you are.

Healthy fats such as olive oil have been shown to protect the skin from sun damage and the monosaturated fat which olive oil consists of has been shown to tighten skin elasticity and firmness.

Fatty fish such as salmon also has shown to protect the skin from sun damage.  Regular consumption of salmon can also boost your skin's elasticity and firmness.

Getting in your five a day is even more important if you want to look younger.  Vegetables such as bell peppers and broccoli have been shown to decrease the number of wrinkles a person has. If you want good looking and healthy skin makes sure to get those greens in.


Looking 5 years younger is easily achievable with the right care of your body. If you take care of your diet and look after your skin you should already be there and if you are not you can always turn to cosmetic treatments like botox.

If you have any tips on how to look younger leave them in the comments below.

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