Perhaps the worst thing about a birthday is that it means we look yet another year older. Some women are lucky not to have this problem. Indeed, some women seem to stay the same age for years, and actually look a lot younger than they are. For women who look the age they are or – gulp – older than the age they are, birthdays can be a terrifying event!

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. While there is nothing you can do to slow down time, you can put the brakes on the ageing process. In fact, you can put the brakes on them so hard that you can actually look ten years younger than you actually are.

  • Find Ways To De-Stress

A really easy way to age yourself quickly is to do the things that make you stressed. Stress catalyses physical changes in your body that promote ageing. Cortisol is pumped out in its droves, and it triggers all kinds of problems. Dark circles appear under your eyes, you break out in spots and wrinkles, and you generally look older than you are.

  • Perform A Few Hair Tricks

Thinning hair is an obvious sign of ageing that’s not so easy to hide. A suggestion we have is that you apply volumiser to make the thinning not as obvious.

  • Eat More Fat

However, omega-3 fatty acids in particular (as well as other good fats) actually promote a better mood. This helps you to de-stress further (see above). Healthy fats also offer positive benefits to your skin, soothing inflammation and bringing out your skin’s former radiance. You can get omega-3’s from fish, such as salmon. If you don’t eat fish, walnuts are a good alternative, as are supplements.

  • Avoid Soap

To keep your skin looking young and fresh, it’s a good idea to stop using your regular soap. Swap it for a cleanser instead that washes your skin gently without stripping it of moisture. On that night, you should also moisturise at night and during the day.

  • Exercise

It’s important that you get off your chair and sofa and do some exercise. Exercise has been proven to tone up your muscles, help you lose weight, and improve your mood. All of which can knock a few years off your age.

  • Get More Sleep

The reason you’re looking older than you’d like at the moment could be that you’re just not getting enough sleep. Lots of us like to say that “sleep is for the weak” and that we just don’t have the time for more than 5 hours a night. But a lack of sleep really takes its toll, as it means your cells and DNA are unable to repair themselves as much as they’d like to. Get at least 7-8 hours per night.

  • Drink Red Wine

Not just any old alcohol, though. Don’t now think that you can go out tonight and get smashed on cocktails and tequila. Red wine is one of the secrets to long-lasting youth because it contains a substance called resveratrol. This is also found in the skin of grapes, which means you can just eat grapes instead (but that’s less fun).

  • Drink Green Tea

A bit more boring than red wine, green tea should be the tea of choice for anyone who wants to look at least ten years younger. Not only can get it reduce your risk of developing chronic disease, such as cancer, it can also reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and it can help you lose weight.

  • Drink Plenty of Water

This might sound boring, but it’s one of very important tips on how to look 10 years younger. Water is essential if you want your skin to stay hydrated and fresh-looking.

  • Eat Lots Of Fruit

All fruit is good for you. But when it comes to ageing, fruits that are rich in skin-preserving vitamin C are your best choice. Oranges, for example. Oranges are a good source of carotenoids, too, and protect your skin, keeping it looking youthful and glowing by eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. Other anti-ageing fruits include strawberries and pomegranates.