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A lot of people have told me that I look like at least 40, which I'm nowhere near it, what are the best treatments which are relatively cheap?


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I don't wanna look 40, can anything save me? I heard about treatments that can make you look younger, but it's not like I can exactly spend too much money on one, so what are the cheapest ones you can get that making you look younger? Ty
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I don't know about treatments, but do you eat healthy and exercise?  Those two things alone can make some one look younger after they keep at them for a while

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Take care of your skin. Lots of water, sunscreen, moisturizing! Also, smoking and booze will age you. I use store brand stuff, but it's important to keep it up. Don't go to bed with a made up face, and wash it again every morning.

 

I'm 47, most people think I'm in my thirties.

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It depends on a lot of factors is the answer, I'm afraid. Without knowing some more information about what specifically you don't like about the way you look or what you feel makes you look older it's hard to say. For males, hair loss is one of the big things that can age someone and if that's the case, unless you can save up and spend a lot of money on an expensive treatment, your best option is usually to go with a buzz cut and wear hats or caps while you're out and about.

 

In terms of skincare, as others have already suggested, drinking water is really a good thing. If you can cut out sugary drinks and stick to water at least most of the time, that has the potential to help. There are a huge number of skincare brands though, so for things like moisturisers and face creams you might have to experiment to find the best one for you personally. If you're able to, you could ask your doctor for a recommendation. What would work best would depend on what your skin is naturally like - on a very basic level there are people who have dry skin, oily skin, "combination" skin (where there are drier patches and more oily patches) and finally the so-called "normal" skin which is basically just a more balanced skin type.

 

Sun exposure, tobacco smoking, stress, and alcohol or drug use can all affect the way you look and contribute to you looking older. If any of those apply to you, figuring out how to cut back and break unhealthy habits could be a good starting point.

 

You could also consider the way you dress - some styles of dress make a person look older, and while I'm definitely not someone who should be giving fashion advice(!) if you feel like that's a factor you could always look into different styles and different outfits. There are some great fashion channels on YouTube for men and women, so if you have the time and you're interested, be sure to look there for inspiration and ideas. A new haircut also has the potential to change the way people perceive you if that's something you could do. If grey hair is an issue, dye could help fix that. There are some do-it-yourself kits that aren't too expensive, and even if there aren't any greys, dyeing your hair is one way to change your look if you wanted to.

 

Just remember that, at the end of the day, you aren't defined by the way you look. It can be hard if you aren't happy with your appearance, especially if someone has commented on it in a way that's hurtful or made you feel worse, but there's more to you than the way you look. If you can get to a point where you're comfortable, there's really no need to spend a huge amount of money.

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For me stress makes me feel and then I look older, maybe try dry brushing and natural oils. I’ve noticed my face changes drastically if I’m worrying alot vs when I’m happy.
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Vitamin E

 

You can get vitamin E oil to use as a skin lotion type of treatment.  The higher the "I.U." the more pure it is, so get the highest possible.  Vitamin E is what the skin uses to retain its youthful appearance and elasticity, so you could possibly see a major improvement if your skin is currently vitamin E deficient.

 

As a side note, it is also GREAT for pregnant women who want to lessen or even eliminate stretch marks.  As you start to get bigger, apply a moderately heavy coating of vitamin E oil, every night before going to bed.  Wear an old t-shirt to bed to keep it from getting on the bedding.

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It seems my skin care knowledge is now useful!

 

As other people said, hydration is important. Everyone should be drinking 3L on the daily. But you also need to hydrate the skin directly. Many things would affect the effectiveness of ingredients (skin type, skin problems, environment, sun damage, etc) but a great all-around hydrating ingredient that you should be looking for is hyaluronic acid. It plumps the skin by drawing water into it! Vitamin C fights free radical and sun damage. It degrades in water and sunlight, though, so you should be looking for a water-free formula. If your concern is brightening skin, you should also look into chemical exfoliation using AHAs and BHAs. You should also look into retinoids. They fight the appearance of wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming.There are over-the-counter ones and prescription-strength ones. Make sure to work your way up in terms of retinol strength. I recommend products from The Ordinary. They have amazing products for an amazing price (better than drugstore!) that I personally use and enjoy. Here's a link https://theordinary.com/default?ccm=6afb414ca0a748bd85ed7ead6c4e6729f133993f2fd49d2697d9aa1f3700dc05f70102cb1d00da802a8fe86a4f7a904b2cc58b019d79610ab89b7e00b33f328bc753a4096d6833cfdfd104393f7b6d2eddf5130739de8b8b5d185d44e76a8a6dd5108007fb2342711e65f020222912975fcd3a3bb80021b414f737b5a8751bdac59d904fd401711b567cd754584f9fa9&ccvis=1

 

 

But all the skin care in the world won't help your body if you take care of it. Reduce the amount of red meat you're eating, incorporate a lot of fruits and vegetables, cut down on sugars and processed foods, and take your vitamins! Biotin is vital for hair, skin and nails health. And pamper yourself! You deserve it. 

 

Finally, be confident in yourself. You are beautiful. 

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