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I’ve always said I’m going to grow old gracefully.  You know that whole letting my hair go grey, not worrying too much about wrinkle or saggy you-know-whats.  However, given that I’ve reached the grand old age of 31.5 years and the first hints of grey seem to be appearing, I’ve actually decided against growing old gracefully.  I don’t want to be a silver-haired 40-year-old.  I mean, I quite like my husband’s sprinkling of greys, it makes him look more distinguished.  In all honesty, I really don’t think grey is my colour.

I’ve been thinking of ways to stop the aging process (age, you suck!) and have come up with 5 handy things to do if you don’t want to grow old gracefully (like me).

Colour your hair

Seriously, the easiest way to make yourself appear younger is to hide those greys behind a luxurious full-coloured hair dye.  I haven’t dyed my hair in over 9 years and I’m a brunette so grey really shows up.  I’m debating whether to go a completely crazy colour (snot green, anyone?) or to stick to a more subtle brown.  Don’t forget, Blokes, you can dye your hair too.

Hair transplants

Did you know that age-related hair loss affects women as well as men?  No?  Neither did I until some kind (yeah right!) person informed me.  It does though, Google confirmed it for me.  There’s a number of treatments available for hair loss including hair transplants and a new technique called Advanced Tricho Pigmentation treatment.  It essentially replicates the look of hair follicles after a shave.  Rather ingenious, don’t you agree?  I don’t think this is something I have to worry about just yet as all the women in my family have always had a head full of hair.  Still, it’s always handy to know.

Invest in an anti-aging cream

Anti-aging cream is heavily marketed towards women, but it probably has just the same effect on men.  I, personally, have no idea if it works but, in the battle against my aging body, I’m willing to try anything.  Now, I just have to find one in my price range that has great reviews.

Treat your Teeth

Teeth are something that’s really important to me.  Mine aren’t great because I have rubbish gums but I like to take care of my teeth.  As you get older, your teeth become stained and yellowed.  Sadly, it’s just another age thing.  Why not treat them to a little whitening treatment?  You’ve got nothing to lose and you’ll have a dazzling smile.

Drink plenty of water

This is kind of an odd one.  It’s a well known fact that water helps your skin in more ways than one.  Skin’s elasticity is helped by staying well hydrated.  Heck, increasing your water intake helps your body to flush toxins.  A well-hydrated body is a happy body. 

Do you want to grow old gracefully or are you doing everything you can to slow down the aging process?  Do you have any great tips for keeping yourself looking young?

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