There’s no way around it—aging is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you have to age in a way that makes you feel discontent with yourself.
As a 62-year-old woman, I look and feel better than ever before! I look in the mirror and love what I see. Whenever I see a photo of myself, I’m pleased with what was captured. I feel vibrant, healthy, and confident!
I’m a firm believer that there’s nothing wrong with aging—but I have yet to meet a woman who wants to look older than she is. This is normal!
Over the past decade, I have found tips that helped me slow down the aging process. You’ll love learning how to look younger than your calendar age.
Anti-Aging Tips to Make You Look 10 Years Younger
1. Frame Your Face
Eyebrows play a big role in making you look younger. Keep your eyebrows trimmed and shaped. This helps frame your face and draws attention to your eyes.
2. Decrease Sugar Intake
Or if you can, cut it out all together! Sugar is an inflammatory food that will show aging effects on your face. Not only that, but it can inflame your brain, making concentration and memory more difficult and challenging.
If cutting out sugar feels too daunting, I recommend substituting with monk fruit sweetener and eating sweet fruits. This will satisfy the sweet craving and help you move into a healthier habit!
3. Get Enough Sleep
Make this a priority—sleep changes everything! Many women try to use the late-night hours to finish their to-do lists or get alone time. I understand completely. But your body needs adequate rest, as this is the time when cells regenerate and any inflammation in your body drops. If you keep your adrenaline going long after your body wants to rest, you will continue to produce stress hormones, instead of allowing your body to wind down.
Start small. Start going to bed 15 minutes earlier for one week, and then add another 15 minutes the next week. Make a point to reduce screen time beforehand so your brain can start to produce melatonin, which will help you fall and stay asleep faster.
With more sleep, you’ll feel and look more energetic and happy.
4. Avoid Harsh Chemicals
This includes pesticides and industrial solvents such as paints and varnishes. Even household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can overtax your system. When the body tries to process these chemicals from the environment, it can cause chronic inflammation which wears down the cells.
Switching to more natural-based products will immediately relieve your body’s detoxification system and slow down the aging process.
5. Eat More Grapes
Yes, I said grapes! Sorbitol, which gives grapes, berries, plums, and pears their sweetness, is a humectant, a substance that attracts water when applied to the skin, helping it absorb and retain moisture.
Fueling your body with natural sources of moisture is especially effective when combined with using appropriate creams and lotions.
6. Care For Your Face
I am meticulous about caring for the skin on my face because otherwise, it’s the first place to show signs of aging. If you’re brand new to the world of skincare, these products are essential:
- Apply retinol (Vitamin A) moisturizer, such as Perricone Firming Evening Repair
- Use a high-quality Citrus Stem Cell Serum for skin tightening, especially on the neck
- Be vigilant about using a natural sunscreen, and avoid being outside during the time of day when the sun is most direct.
7. Switch Out Facial Products
Ditch the harsh soaps and cleansers and switch them with gentler ones. Also, skip any toners that contain alcohol as these will dry out your skin and increase the appearance of fine lines. Remember to moisturize day and night—it’s well worth the few moments it takes to apply a moisturizer twice a day.
If you would like a thorough list of skin care products I personally use, watch this video to see my full and complete skincare routine.
8. Care for Your Hair
Part of the aging process is thinning hair, so consider styles and products that add volume to the hair. Also, use deep conditioners on a regular basis to nourish and stimulate your hair health.
What about color? You can have a lot of fun with your hair color. I put together a list of the best hair colors for women over 60—it goes beyond the sandy blonde we see so much of!
Want to keep your natural gray? You can go gray without looking old!
9. Smile Often & Care for Your Teeth
Smiling instantly makes you look more youthful. Healthy, white teeth are attractive and can boost your inner confidence.
But what if you’re not proud of your teeth?
Neglected teeth can lead to gum disease and gingivitis, not to mention they have a significant negative impact on your confidence. What can you do when you’re afraid to show your smile?
Start small and whiten your teeth. It’s very affordable and easy to whiten your teeth from home. While other dental procedures to improve your smile vary in cost, they are worth it. Talk to your dentist about what would be a good starting place and go from there.
10. Take Care of Your Hands
The back of your hands have very gentle skin, so it’s important to show them some TLC. The back of your hands will show signs of aging due to sun exposure and overall use!
Use hand cream regularly and exfoliate your hands with lemon and salt. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen when you go outdoors!
11. Load Up on Vitamin K & Lycopene
We can’t forget about nutrition! Vitamin K is found in kale and other green vegetables such as spinach, collards, Swiss chard, parsley, lettuce, and Brussels sprouts. Vitamin K helps your blood coagulate, reducing the impact of bruising and stretch marks.
Lycopene can be found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables (but not cherries and strawberries, interestingly). It gives the skin powerful antioxidant protection against UV rays.
12. Eat Oily Fish
Wild Alaskan Salmon is a great example of an oily fish, which is rich in DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), a compound that boosts muscle tone and is a common ingredient in expensive creams for mature skin. Eating oily fish twice a week offers the same benefits. Not to mention, oily fish is incredible for brain health!
13. Exercise 4+ Times a Week
You’ll fend off muscle loss and sleep better when you exercise at least four days a week. Combine cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs, resistance exercise for muscles, stretching for flexibility, and balance exercise for coordination.
Weight training is an incredible option for bone health and will fight against osteoporosis, all while making you feel strong and confident as you increase muscle tone.
14. Play with Makeup
Makeup will allow you to highlight your best feature—your eyes! You’ll want to avoid glittery or shiny eyeshadows, as they can accentuate the fine lines around your beautiful eyes. Opt for creamy textures or go with matte altogether.
But your eyes aren’t the only place to show a little love. I have a whole collection of makeup videos for mature skin to help you choose the best foundation and create a glowy look.
15. Dressing Your Truth
Instead of looking for quick fixes on the outside, why not start from the inside? My Dressing Your Truth system guides you through the process of determining which of the 4 Energy Types you are, and then fully owning it so you can live it!
When you’re Dressing Your Truth, you radiate youthful energy from the inside out.
In my opinion, this may be the most important tip! The key to looking 10 years younger is dressing your truth. You’ll discover how wearing the correct colors, textures, fabrications, and accessories will make you look and feel better than ever.
Sara, a Rich and Dynamic Type 3 woman shares:
“About 8 years ago, 48 years old, pre-silver transition. I have done a lot of healing over the past 2 years and got the outside looking like the inside. I’m forever grateful to Carol and her team. I feel different! A great feeling.”
Which Energy Type are you?
- The Bright, Animated Type 1 Woman
- The Soft, Subtle Type 2 Woman
- The Rich, Dynamic Type 3 Woman
- The Bold, Striking Type 4 Woman
When you’re Dressing Your Truth, the change is noticeable from head to toe. People will notice you look happier, feel more confident, and appear younger.