If you’re a woman who wants to look ten years older, then you should do these things straight away.
1. Dress like a 20 year old
Buy all of your clothes at a trendy teen store. You know, the same one you shopped at in your early 20’s.
A micro-mini skirt would be a great start. Think “bombastic and attention-grabbing” and you’ll get the idea.
And don’t forget the stiletto heels — they’re awful for your posture, and they’ll leave your lower back locked up with pain.
Everyone says that the older you get, the less you can do girly, preppy or cute. You’re supposed to go for a look that’s defined, striking, and subtle instead.
Well, to heck with them. What YOU want is tight and skimpy.
Cake on the makeup while you’re at it, too. That’ll clog your pores, dry out your skin and add at least ten years to your appearance!
When that cute store assistant stops you and asks, “Are these clothes for your daughter?” just give him a wink and slip him your phone number.
2. Get extra crispy on the beach
You’ll age faster than you ever thought possible.
You’ll be delighted to know that sun exposure ages your skin 80% more than all other factors combined.
UV rays are responsible for most of the visible changes we associate with aging: wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation, changes in the texture of our skin, and loss of skin elasticity.
In other words, all the hallmarks of youth.
When you max out your beach time, your skin will start to resemble boot leather.
Not new boots, of course, but a well-worn pair of boots. Old favourites.
Sure, people who consistently apply sunscreen daily have smooth, resilient, youthful-looking skin. But they don’t look like they’ve spent their life on the Italian Riviera, do they!
3. Stay out of the water…
Nutritionally speaking, of course. So…
Don’t eat fish…especially cold water fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines.
They contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which happen to be great for your skin.
To be more specific, they’re responsible for healthy cell membranes. The stronger those cell membranes are, the better your cells are at holding moisture. And that means plumper, younger looking skin.
Omega-3s also help reduce dry, flaky skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. and provide strong anti-oxidation function, protecting the skin from damaging free radicals that contribute to skin aging.
But the benefits of eating cold water fatty fish aren’t just found on the surface.
Studies have also linked Omega-3 intake to a decreased risk of heart disease, reduced inflammation, and a reduction in the formation of plaques in the brain which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Remember, sagging skin makes you look older. Eat sugary foods that promote wrinkles instead.
4. Cry over spilt milk…
If you want to age visibly and quickly, then you should stress out over absolutely everything.
Becoming a worrywart won’t just make you unhappy, anxious and exhausted — it’ll physically age your body, too.
It happens because chronic stress increases your level of the hormones cortisol, norepinephrine and adrenalin. That’ll really mess with your sleep, leaving you looking haggard the next day.
And chronically-elevated cortisol is also associated with increased blood pressure, lower insulin sensitivity, increased fat storage, and a weakened immune system.
Maintaining a constant low level of anxiety will leave you feeling like you’re always gearing up for a conflict. Think of it like trying to run your car on jet fuel. You might be able to drive really fast for a few blocks. But those components will wear out even faster, and then they’ll start to break down.
So stop looking at the big picture, and skip all that deep breathing nonsense! Avoid exercise like the youth-giving plague that it is. And banish all thoughts of meditation, too.
You want to add worry lines to your face, not smooth them away.
5. A little “nip” here, a little “tuck” there…
Finally, save your pennies for some discount “work.”
Plastic surgery leaves you looking slightly odd at best, and at worst, like a department store mannequin.
Plus, you’ll never have to worry about social faux pas like laughing or looking disgusted at the wrong moment, because you won’t be able to move your face.
Now…. STOP RIGHT THERE.
This list was of course intended as sarcasm (mostly).
Please do NOT do any of those things. They are proven to accelerate aging. You won’t just look a heck of a lot older, you’ll FEEL much older too.
Unfortunately, many of these practices are a part of our culture.
And yet, there are certain cultures around the world that get aging right… I mean, really right.
These women look absolutely beautiful. Radiant. Confident. And years younger than their chronological age.
Scandinavian women, for example.
I took a trip to Sweden once. And I saw women in their mid-40’s and 50’s who easily passed for 10 years younger.
Why do Scandinavian women age so well — especially from 40 and beyond?
What are they doing so differently?
That’s another story, and we don’t have time for it here.
However, I’ve done some research and written a whole separate report on the topic. You can find it on THIS PAGE. I think you’ll be surprised at some of the youthful aging secrets I’ve discovered.