While once just a means for college students to waste an hour or so between classes, Facebook and other social media platforms have now emerged as a key form of communication for people of all ages. Now, it's possible for friends and family members to check in with loved ones and share their own experiences with a click of a button. However, with this openness, many people have also become all the more self-conscious about the fine lines and crows feet wrinkles that seem to increase in prominence from from profile picture to the next.
In fact, a new study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the desire to look better online could be contributing to the growing number of women turning to extreme surgical procedures in an attempt to regain their youthful appearance. However, why risk toxic injections and invasive operations when there are plenty of safer and simpler options to help you look your best the next time someone snaps a photo.
In response to this study, Shape Magazine recently shared a few tips for women are looking for a little extra oomph in their online presence. As well as regularly applying natural anti-aging products and keeping your skin well-moisturized, simple tricks like angling your face slightly upwards or tapping your lips a few times before a picture is taken can accentuate your most striking features and draw attention away from the creases and furrows you may be self-conscious about.
Don't let those frustrating wrinkles and laugh lines drive you to an extreme and costly procedure. Instead, follow these tips and seek out all-natural anti-aging products that can help you regain your youthful glow.
Most women have at least one number they're afraid of – the age they've dreaded as a teenager and 20-something. And for most, it seems to come much faster than they think. Suddenly, you wake up, and it's happened – you're 30, or 40, or 50. But, as much weight as we think these numbers carry, the truth is that turning a certain age doesn't instantly transform you into a lesser version of yourself. If you don't feel old and dowdy, there's no reason to conform to anyone's preconceptions – even your own.
As More Magazine points out, by the time the majority of us reach our 50s, we'll finally have a chance to be more playful.
"Your kids aren't little anymore. Time to sex it up, make some investments and add some edge," the magazine states.
It may go against how you once perceived this age group, but really, your 50s are an opportunity to get a bit creative when it comes to your personal style.
So, if there is a daring pattern you're drawn to, or some striking detailing that you simply adore, by all means indulge yourself and follow your instincts. While it's true that certain styles, such as eye glitter and spaghetti straps, are probably best avoided to preserve your youthful appearance, there is no better way to show off how young you feel than by making a few bold fashion choices. The confidence you feel in a dazzling scarf or printed pants is sure to overshadow any forehead creases or crows feet wrinkles.
As much as most women despise signs of aging such as laugh lines and crows feet wrinkles, there is something inherently relaxing about the early morning ritual of applying various creams and cleansers to keep these creases under control. However, according to a recent piece from Cosmopolitan, many of us may be going about this process all wrong.
Dr. Francesa Fusco, a dermatologist based in New York City, recently spoke to Cosmopolitan about the perils of spreading these products on our faces, rather than lightly patting them. As we grow older, our skin naturally becomes more fragile and prone to cracking and crinkling. As such, it is essential to avoid any unnecessary tugging and stretching – as we touched upon in a previous article.
No matter how daintily a woman applies her cosmetic products, if a spreading motion is involved, there will inevitably be a bit of this pulling, the effects of which will make themselves known over time. As well as potentially enhancing the appearance of other fine lines, Dr. Fusco added that spreading products across your skin could also obstruct the flow of the body's lymphatic system, causing liquid to build up and create unwanted puffiness.
Patting in your cosmetics, meanwhile, "ensures even distribution and helps your skin care penetrate deeper, since you're pressing it into your skin," she noted.
So, tomorrow morning when you've lined up the toners and creams that comprise your natural skin care regimen, remember this tip to protect your youthful appearance.