4 Ways to Look Younger This New Year

newbeauty logoOriginal Article by Elise Minton. Now that 2015 is finally here, it’s time to put your best foot forward and kick it into high gear so that you look your absolute best. [Source: NewBeauty.com]

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep does a body good. Not only will you feel better, a good night’s rest will leave you with less darkness and puffiness under your eyes and more evenly toned skin that looks fresh come morning. Studies also say that a good night’s sleep prevents unnecessary eating. Try to establish a set bedtime every night and never fall asleep with the television on.

Exfoliate on a Regular Basis

Dead skin does nothing for your complexion. In fact, it makes your skin look lackluster and dull and can even make your makeup look muddy. The easiest way to get rid of pore-clogging dead skin is by exfoliating regularly with an exfoliator that’s compatible with your skin type (oily and acneic skin likes gentle betahydroxy-acid exfoliators with salicylic acid, dry skin types favor chemical exfoliators with alphahydroxy acids and sensitive skin types should stick with enzymatic exfoliators that are pineapple- or papaya-based). Treat your skin to the professional version every four to six weeks.

Hydrate Inside and Out

When your body is void of water, your skin lacks the moisture it needs to look plump and healthy. Hydration is one of the easiest ways to look instantly younger and better—and it’s simple to do. To properly hydrate your body, make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water per day. To keep your skin looking healthy and full, apply a moisturizer both day and night.

Take a Trip to the Doctor

For stubborn lines and wrinkles that require a little extra help, nothing does the job quite like injectables. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work wonders on getting rid of hard-to-erase lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and squinting (think those that live around your eyes, between your brows and on your forehead), whereas hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane and Perlane can fill in wrinkles and folds for a more rejuvenated look.