Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

Early Signs of Getting Older and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

What is it exactly about the female body that will broadcast to the world a woman’s age? Turns out, beyond the well-known crow’s lines and frown lines, there are some very subtle signs that can appear on a woman whether she is in her mid-30’s or almost 50-years-old.

Information gathered from cosmetologists, dermatologists and fitness experts can provide you with some DIY solutions to make most people you meet think you are 5 to 10 years younger than you really are.

Hard to See Eyebrows

You may have looked in the mirror after cleansing your face and was startled by the sparse hairs above your eyes. It was not that long ago that you had full, lush eyebrows. You can chalk up the missing hairs to hair loss related to hormonal changes during aging, or it could be the result of tweezing your brows all those years.

Whatever the cause, the first thing that you want to do is to stop tweezing your eyebrows immediately. Once you get a professional brow shaping, you need to learn how to maintain the shape so you do not have to overpluck your brows.

You can also consider coloring your eyebrows in. The brow pencil that you use should be at least one shade lighter than the color of your eyebrows. Make feather strokes with the pencil instead of making long strokes.

Hair Loss

Your eyebrows may not be the only hair that you notice is becoming thinner as you get older. In fact, thinning hair can become noticeable in women as early as their 30s. Once again, the thinning of the hair is most likely due to hormonal changes that women go through during their childbearing and perimenopause years.

So, what can you do? There are several options. If the hair loss is more noticeable on one side of the head, you can part your hair a different way or style your hair differently.

You will need to stop using heat appliances such as flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons as often. These appliances can cause heat damage, thinning and breakage of the hair. Women’s rogaine and similar products have also shown to be effective at reducing the appearance of thinning hair.

Cracked Feet

Your feet have been very kind to you throughout the years, and it is highly likely you have not been that kind to them. They were probably forced into pointy, high heels and made to walk on harsh pavement. Once the pads of fat on the feet begin to go away as you get older, there is little wonder your feet now appear bony, cracked and calloused.

Exfoliating is critical when caring for your feet. Soften feet while in the shower or tub and scrub them with a pumice stone. Use a natural scrub for cleansing, dry them off and apply a moisturizer.

It is inevitable that as long as you live, you will get older and your body will begin to show its age. Fortunately, there are preventative steps you can take to hold off the signs of aging for as long as possible.

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