It is said that most men age earlier than women. You probably disagree with this statement, half because you are in denial, and the other half is because you are scared of getting old. Well, there could be some truth in this since most men are less meticulous about their looks than most women.
Women are usually more knowledgeable about how they can keep their skin and features young-looking. However, you, men, do not have to be left out when it comes to taking care of yourselves so you can stay young and good-looking for the longest time possible.
If you want to maintain your charm despite your advancing age, then you can apply these 10 simple ways:
1. Decide to be healthy.
Being healthy is the first step to staying young and attractive. That is why you need to be determined to take good care of your health, especially that you are growing older. This means you need to be willing to give up the youthful vices that are harmful to your health and adjust your lifestyle.
2. No more smoking.
Smoking can dry the skin, which results in its premature aging. You would also want to avoid the crow’s feet by your eyes and the dullness of your skin, which are also caused by tobacco or cigarette smoking. That is why you have to quit smoking.
If you are a smoker, then this is surely easier said than done. It is not easy to get rid of a smoking habit especially if you are a chain smoker. However, if you really care about your health and you want to keep your youthful countenance, then you need to give this up.
3. Go to the gym.
Do not be content with simple jogging and other cardio exercises. Make it a habit to work out for those toned and strong muscles. This is one of the secrets of how men celebrities keep their charisma in the limelight even when they are past their youthful years.
A toned and well-built body does not only keep you healthy but it makes you look young since your skin does not sag and you are still fit to look at.
4. Lessen alcohol drinking.
There are many reasons why you should limit—and even avoid, if possible—alcohol drinking. First of all, you know that excessive drinking can harm your liver and kidneys. Alcohol can also dry your skin, making it dull and rough.
Of course, you are also aware that when you are drunk, it is hard to take care of yourself. Nobody looks attractive when they are wasted and stinking but they only look disheveled. For this reason, you need to keep drinking to the minimum so you can still handle yourself gracefully.
5. Clean yourself daily.
If you want to stay young and attractive, then you need to start by looking fresh and neat. Daily grooming yourself is essential so you can look dazzling and professional. This also makes you smell and feel young as you can get rid of that pungent body odour that says ‘old’.
Shower as often as you can and do not forget shaving your face for that clean look. Wear clean and neat clothes and spray on your favourite body musk. Moreover, make sure to schedule an appointment with your hairstylist as soon as you notice your hair needs a trim or cut already.
6. Wear sunscreen always.
Putting on sunscreen lotion is not only applicable when you are going on a holiday to the beach. Even on ordinary days when you only go to and from your house and office, you have to keep your skin protected from the harmful sunlight.
Sunlight has UV rays which can dry your skin and cause wrinkles and liver spots on it. For this reason, stay out of the sun especially between 8 am and 4 pm when UV rays are at their power’s peak. Wear shades and long sleeves as much as possible too.
7. Be active in a sport.
Maintaining a sport makes you look and feel cool. In addition to that, it can help you stay fit and active. If you play your favourite sport on a regular basis, it can be a good alternative to your cardio exercise.
Sports are also good recreations that can help relieve stress. You know how stress can make you age faster. Therefore, keep yourself stress-free by being physically active.
8. Eat a balanced diet.
What you eat has a great impact on your physical fitness. As you age, your body becomes more vulnerable to diseases, which are usually a result of the wrong lifestyle when you were younger. For this reason, you have to start being mindful of the food you eat to minimise or even fight the negative effects of the hard drinks, high-calorie foods, and processed products you used to love.
Eat more fruits, vegetables, and high-protein foods. Stay away from high-calorie and fatty foods that can cause a lot of diseases. Avoid too much sweet and salty products and minimise your sugar and salt intake in a day.
9. Keep yourself from being overworked.
Overworking can cause stress and fatigue which are dangerous if you ignore them. Moreover, these are factors that make premature skin aging faster. For this reason, you need to avoid getting yourself overworked.
To combat stress, you need to get enough sleep daily. Make sure to exercise regularly as well and be physically active. You can also take a break from work and go on a short holiday if the pressure is too much so you can be refreshed.
10. Have time to bond with your loved ones.
Nothing can beat happiness from being the best energy-booster. If you want to keep that youthful vibrancy and glow, then you need to constantly connect to your source of happiness. And what can surpass the joy that being with your family and friends can bring?
No matter how busy you are, make sure to set aside a regular schedule to bond with your loved ones. The feeling of being loved and being able to make those important to you feel loved is incomparable.
Age is Just a Number
You cannot control your age from going up as each year passes by. However, there are many things you can do so you can stay young and fit for as long as possible. Just take good care of yourself and you can enjoy your youth for a longer time.