Part of the HOME, HEALTH & YOU Series
Maintaining a youthful appearance as you age can be a real challenge. No matter how hard you work, the passing of time will always be a factor, and some aspects of aging are inescapable. Most people will get a little ‘wrinkly’, and that’s just the beginning of the fun!
It seems like each year when I celebrate a birthday, there is another change in my body, my appearance and my stamina. I feel great at 63, no complaints here, but I can definitely tell that time is passing.
I try to accept what is inevitable and not obsess over the aging process.
There are some areas in particular, though, which can be tremendously annoying because of their visibility. Case in point: the dreaded double chin. It doesn’t seem to make a difference if you’re overweight or not, it can happen. What can you do? Well, there are several approaches to dealing with this unwelcome friend. Let’s take a look at them.
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What Can be Done to Combat the Aging Process
This can be considered in two ways – the physical and the emotional. It can be quite bothersome to see a photo of yourself that seems to say, “look, I have a double chin!” A simple solution is to change the perspective, literally, and find the more attractive side of you to show the camera 🙂 Has the offending area literally disappeared? No. But you’ve taken some action to feel a bit better about it.
Along with this, consider what’s going on in your head, the emotional side of aging and the physical changes taking place. If you feel devastated over this imperfection, remember that most people probably won’t even notice it. I know, it’s easier said than done sometimes, but consider this perspective…what is really the most important thing in your life? It’s probably not the double chin.
If you’ve spent any time on my blog, you know that I’m a big proponent of regular exercise, particularly as we age. While exercise won’t turn back the clock, it can be an effective way to look, and feel, younger.
When it comes to the pesky double chin, I have an exercise related solution for you! I’ve had great success with Facial Magic, a natural face lift, which is a series of facial and neck exercises that really work.
There are several exercises that are specifically for the neck area, and one that is just for the double chin. Our faces have muscles, just like the rest of our body. By working those muscles in a specific way, we can change the way they look and behave. So, you really can change the look of a double chin, and other facial areas, with the proper combination of exercises.
As you age, your skin will naturally lose some of its elasticity, and this results in more sagginess than you’re used to. Thankfully, there are supplements like keratin which can help tighten up those areas. Keratin can help rejuvenate your skin and hair by revitalizing, brightening and nourishing it naturally.
For the best results, start taking care of your body, your skin, your hair, etc. at a young age! Don’t wait until you see the signs of aging to start scrambling for ways to combat the inevitable.
Finally, some people may decide to consider surgery as an option to combat the double chin. Neck contouring videos can be a helpful resource when you’re trying to learn about the sort of surgery which can apply to this part of the body. This is the most extreme approach, so take great care in what you do. Thorough research is definitely in order!
There’s no turning back the clock, but there are ways to slow it down!
Realistically, there is no magic potion, or exercise, that will turn back the clock. And, by the time we’re in our midlife years we’ve already made choices that affect our physical appearance, myself included.
I’ve made the decision to follow a healthy diet, take some supplements and use exercise – for my body and for my face – as the main means of retaining a youthful appearance.
The image above is an example of what facial exercises like the ones I perform regularly can do for a sagging or double chin. Quite effective, don’t you think?
So, how about you? Where are you in the aging process? Is there anything that you find particularly effective in maintaining a youthful appearance? Please let us know by leaving a comment in the section below!
HOME, HEALTH & YOU is a series of short posts that cover a variety of personal improvement, health and home decor topics. They include helpful resources, tips and advice. I hope you enjoy them!