SKYNS founder and mother of four, Kim Kardashian, told Allure magazine she was “Kind of joking” when she replied, “I’d eat sh*t” when asked by a reporter how far she would go to maintain her beautiful, youthful looks. In an issue of Allure magazine published July 7, 2022, she went on to say, “But now that I think about it, I would probably eat sh*t if someone told me, ‘If you eat this bowl of poop every single day, you’ll look younger.”

Is maintaining a youthful appearance as important to you as it is to Kim Kardashian? Luckily, less extreme alternatives do exist that enable us to maintain our youthful appearance. In 2021, consumers spent more than $62 billion on these alternatives.

Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and saggy skin are skin issues commonly associated with aging. Such issues are often thought of as “ugly” and may cause an individual to feel less confident about themselves, which comes with side effects such as less social activity and depression. For many people noticing these signs of aging, nothing is more important than looking young again.

Don’t take the extreme Kim K. route of maintaining your appearance. Instead, erase 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years off your appearance by implementing the following expert solutions into your skincare routine or plans.

Drink More H2O

Water hydrates and refreshes the skin. Without adequate water intake, skin issues such as defined pores, wrinkles, dryness, and dullness occur. Properly hydrate the skin by drinking eight, 8-oz. Glasses of water each day. Immediate improvement in skin elasticity, plumpness, and overall appearance are the expected benefits.

Plus, properly hydrating the skin reduces the risk of future blemishes and breakouts. This benefits anyone prone to acne or other types of breakouts.

Drinking water flushes toxins from the body, instantly improving the health of the skin. It restores the skin’s natural pH balance, and may even tighten sagging, loose skin.

Further, properly hydrating your body improves your overall health and well-being. People who stay hydrated are more energetic, sleep better at night, and love their skin.

Our body is made up almost entirely of water. We expel that water when we sweat and urinate., leading to insurmountable problems if we fail to rehydrate. Drink more water and you’ll soon see and feel the results!

Moisturize the Skin

Drinking water hydrates the skin from the inside out. Don’t forget to hydrate the skin from the outside in using an anti-aging moisturizer focusing on your particular skin concerns. Anti-aging moisturizers containing retinoids are said to provide the best benefits to the skin, although hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and peptides improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Additionally, choose products recommended by others. You can search for products based on cost, brand, skin care needs, or other criteria. Online reviews posted on legitimate websites as well as word-of-mouth recommendations help narrow down the moisturizer choices.

Keep skin hydrated by turning down the temperature in the shower. We often take long, hot showers that repel skin moisture and lead to dryness. Apply your anti-aging moisturizer immediately after your shower since damp skin helps seal in and retain moisture.

Reconsider Your Food Choices

As the adage goes, “You are what you eat.” The food put into your body affects its outward appearance, as well as your overall health. If your diet consists of highly processed foods, sugary sweets, and other nutritious foods, it’s time to reconsider what you’re putting into your body.

Choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean chicken, fish, and meat can give you more energy, reduce illness and the risk of disease, and take your skin on a flashback to the 1990s when”wrinkles” were not yet fathomable in your wildest imagination.

Professional Anti-Aging Treatments

Dermal fillers, Botox, micro-needling, chemical peels, facials, and other dermatological services drastically improve your appearance, diminishing signs of aging better than any over-the-counter method possibly could.

Whilst costlier than applying moisturizer or increasing water intake, dermatological treatments provide long-lasting defined results other people notice as much as you take note of your more youthful-looking appearance.

Besides, treatment costs vary per service, giving affordable options suitable to almost any budget. Every treatment service available provides intense results that people of all ages can enjoy. That explains why nearly 25% of the population has used aesthetic services at least once.

Stop Smoking

Peer pressure convinces many a person to pick up the unhealthy habit of cigarette smoking. If you’re a smoker, regardless of why you started, it is time to kick the habit. Cigarette smokers harm every organ in their body each time they light up, including the largest organ, the skin.

Smoking increases the production of enzymes known to break down collagen. Smokers age quicker than non-smokers, as the loss of collagen reduces the skin’s elasticity, causing wrinkles, sagging, and aged skin.

Protect Skin From the Sun

UV rays, an invisible type of radiation, caused by sun exposure can damage the skin and may lead to skin cancer. It is essential to protect your skin from sun damage or risk dark spots and other visible signs of damage that can make you appear much older than you really are.

From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day, the sun’s UV rays are the strongest and most damaging.

Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher before going outdoors, even during the winter. Harmful UV rays from the sun affect the skin year-round, not only during the warmer, hot months of the year when the sun shines brightly.

Additional ways to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays:

  • Avoid direct sunlight, especially during its peak hours
  • Wear a hat when outdoors
  • Shade yourself while walking or outdoors with an umbrella
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, even when it is hot outside, to protect the skin from damage.

Count More Sheep

The average adult does not get enough sleep. Sleep-deprived people are less energetic, suffer from poor concentration and decision-making skills, and look older.

The journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology revealed that people who sleep seven to nine hours per night have more moisturized skin and that skin protects and heals better after exposure to UV light compared to people who slept fewer hours per night.

Turn off the lights and the podcast, and put down the book. Remember that chores can wait until tomorrow. Get more sleep and get back a more vibrant, youthful-looking appearance.

With simple lifestyle changes and adjustments, as well as help from a few outside sources, you can maintain a youthful-looking appearance at any age without taking the same extreme measures Kim Kardashian says she would take simply to look good.

Beauty Refined has licensed anesthesiologists ready to help preserve your beauty with services including chemical peels, Botox, dermal fillers, and more.