with a few simple tricks, says Dr Oz.
How do other people see your age and appearance?
This week on Dr Oz — the hit tv talk show about becoming healthier — Doctor Oz had a guest who conducted a big campaign to find out whether people who thought they looked old were also perceived as old by others.
Speaking personally, while I honor my own silver hair and wrinkles — hey, I figure I earned them and I don’t mind looking wisened — I also must admit that it’s important to me that my appearance align with how I feel on the inside.
Is Your Appearance Younger or Older than How You Feel on the Inside?
If I feel tired, then I don’t mind looking tired. I figure, congruency is healthy.
However, if I feel fit and energized, and I look in the mirror and see fatigue, then that tells me it’s time to turn up the dail on my grooming regimen!
The good new is, that a good grooming regimen can make all the difference. Careful exfoliating, masking, and — especially for men — learning how to shave properly, can takes years off your face. Washing or astringing your face before sleep each night also makes a big difference as does using the correct moisturizers.
However, as with the rest of your body, your face will respond most favorably when these four areas are well tended to:
They organized a huge poll — via all the usual social media suspects — to determine particular people’s perceived age. On the show, one woman shared her story from the experiment. Her perceived age turned out to be, on average, about 53 — nine years older than her true age! Needless to say, this was devastating; but Doctor Oz had some intriguing solutions.
Appearance Made 10 Years Younger, without Surgery?
Dr Oz offered the woman who looked older than her age some thought-provoking ideas:
- ▸ got crow’s feet? Dr. Oz idea: try Argireline — a topical cream that works like Botox
- ▸ under-eye bags? Oz idea: try parsley tea ice cubes
- ▸ sagging skin under the neck? Oz idea: try Retinoid Cream (but only once/week)
- ▸ dull skin-tone? Doctor Oz idea: try exfoliating mask made from tomato, sea salt, and honey
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Also, many people report having excellent results from using essential oils. Essential oils not only nourish, moisturize and restore the skin, they also reduce stress levels — what most people don’t realize is that stress contributes to aging and skin damage as much as poor nutrition and lack of exercise do.
When is the last time you upgraded your own grooming regimen? What is your favorite trick for nourishing or caring for your skin? I invite you to comment below!