Being a woman in my late forties, I found that it was getting increasingly difficult to hide my age. I miss the days of firm skin. You could bounce an apple off, colorful cheeks, and lush, thick hair. Every time I looked in the mirror, I was faced with my reflection, which seemed so much older than I felt. I had to admit a couple of years ago; it was getting me down. I began to feel a lot less confident in myself, and I convinced myself that my husband would want to replace me with someone fitter and better looking.
After several months of depression, I finally decided to do something about it. I knew the problems I had were all in my head, and I had to change my outlook before I would feel more positive. While I worked on my thoughts, I decided to get active and try a few different things to help my outer appearance improve. For someone who has never really done anything other than wear a bit of eyeliner, this was a venture into a new world.
Tips to Create a More Youthful Appearance
I am not one for believing in miracle creams, although moisturizing our skin can help to some extent. It’s not going to make those wrinkles magically disappear, though, so the sooner I accepted that, the better it was. I decided to begin drinking a lot more water, which is something I have never really enjoyed. To make it more palatable, I put bottles in the fridge each morning, and I also add a splash of fresh lemon juice from time to time. After about a month of this, I did feel more energetic, and I genuinely believe my complexion looked so much better.
Buy hair treatments for your age. Thinning hair has been a massive issue for me and probably the main reason for my lack of confidence. My hair has always been excellent, but in recent years, my scalp became more visible. I went to see a professional about this and had some treatment, which has helped tremendously. I also now use shampoo and conditioner, which is thickening and provides volume, so it has a glossy shine and a bit more oomph.
Teeth can age you terribly. As I have a fear of dentists, my teeth were discolored, and some at the back was broken and rotting. Not pleasant, I know, but my anxiety was so high I couldn’t face it, even when I was in great pain. I contacted a dentist who specialized with phobic patients, and I was able to go and build my confidence up over a few appointments.