As time goes by and we get older, we look back at our younger days in hopes that we can retain the look of our teenage and young adult years.
If there’s one thing we all hope technology can solve, it would be to take off the years from ourselves and look young again!
This may however be closer than we think as researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have recently discovered that you can paint some chemicals on your wrist which potentially have the ability to reduce eye bags and wrinkles.
This wonder chemical formula has been named a “second skin” by the researchers and it has also been said that it will most likely be used as a means of dispensing medications which can be absorbed through the skin pores. It however still is in the clinical trial stage.
As wonderful and refreshing as this scientific breakthrough seems, there are however alternative methods which are natural, faster and cheaper than the proposed scientific method which you can try applying before you think of the ‘chemical skin’ method.
Check out these five things that are guaranteed to help you feel and look younger than you actually are.
Create A Balance
The human skin is naturally acidic and as such, encourages the growth of acid loving bacteria. Most soaps on the other hand are alkaline, and this can have a significant effect on the pH levels of your skin.
To even and balance the pH levels of your skin and make them close to neutral, it is recommended that you use soaps and toners free of alcohol. This can effectively restore the pH balance of your skin.
Splash Your Face With Lukewarm Water
One of the commonest myths regarding grooming is that using hot or warm water for bathing will open up the pores of the skin while using cold water will close them up. This belief is nothing but hogwash as it has been disapproved scientifically.
The skin pores don’t open or close like a door in response to water temperature during bathing. As such, you can use lukewarm water during bathing and especially for your face. You can remove heat strips by splashing your face with lukewarm water. This will help you remove the natural oils secreted by the skin.
Give Your Face A Massage
Pamper yourself face by ensuring you cleanse your face at least twice a day. After cleansing, rub your face for a minute or two from your forehead down to your jaw. Doing this will help to ward off bacteria from your face. Furthermore, massaging your skin also helps to trigger a collagen rush to your face. This will make your face look brighter, shiny and more attractive.
Take a Dunk In Water
This is one home hack that has been in use for quite sometime. Dunk your face into ice-cold water while ensuring that you keep it in there for as long as you can bear the cold water on your face.
This hack helps to tighten your skin and increase blood supply to your face. This will magically make you look younger in a matter of minutes.
Exercise Your Face
There are about 57 muscles in your face and neck and they need regular exercises to keep them young and fresh. You can keep yourself looking young by giving your face simple exercises. Simple exercises such as pressing between your brows and your eyes’ outer corners can do the magic. Look up and squint while pressing down. Repeat the exercise six times for your easiest workout to get that young look.