You may be wiser now, but you’ve done some things in your early adult life you wish you could undo. But it’s not too late to try. There are some things you can’t undo, but there are also things you can still correct if you act now.
Here are the top things you could’ve done better when you were younger.
Staying in Shape
The first and probably the most important throwback thought that comes to our minds is our health. You may be suffering from an illness, recurring pain or discomfort nowadays, and they were probably the result of a misguided youth.
It’s harder to stay in shape now, no matter how much diet and exercise you do. Back then, it was easier to lose a couple of pounds after several days of binge eating or drinking. Your body is lighter, you are more flexible, and you don’t get winded so easily even after long walks.
Fortunately, you can still go down to your ideal weight by dedicating more time for exercise and mental fortitude to resist breaking your diet. The difficulty increased, but it is still doable. Go to the gym regularly, get a trainer, and follow a weight-loss meal plan for a fixed period.
Once you’ve gone down to your ideal weight, don’t get tempted to fall back on your old habits. Don’t overeat now you’ve lost weight. Don’t slack off now that you’re stronger.
Where Did My Hair Go?
Your hair is another sign you’ve seen better days when you were younger. It’s true for both men and women, even though it’s more obvious for the guys. Men can suffer from baldness once they hit a certain age, and oftentimes, it’s unavoidable. Genetics play a role in how much hair you get to keep once you hit your 30s or 40s.
For women, they can suffer from hair thinning because of hair fall. This could be due to genetics, like in men, but mostly from the damage due to regular styling back when they’re young. Coloring, straightening, and other treatments can damage the hair beyond repair, leading to an alarming amount of hair falling off.
Invest in a shampoo formulated for hair fall and use it to slowly rejuvenate your precious mane. The formulation helps repair the hair from the roots to the tips, preventing further damage and hair loss.
I’m Only 30, but Why do I Look Older?
One gauge of a person’s youthfulness is their skin. If you took care of your skin when you were younger, you’ll be carrying that supple, soft, and smooth skin well into your golden years. Now, if you didn’t even bother with the simplest skincare routine, you’ll notice you seem to be aging faster than your peers.
The biggest culprit is the sun. The more you sun exposure you get without sunscreen with the right sun protection factor (SPF), the more damaged your skin would be. You’ll notice more wrinkles, discolorations, and even abrasions. Yes, having that sun-kissed glow looks good on you, but in a few years, your skin would be dry and wrinkled. How do you avoid this?
First, you don’t have to hide from the sun. Don’t let the fear of prematurely aging your skin keep you from having fun. What you can do is use sunscreen when necessary, especially if you’ll be out and about during the midday, when the sun is at its brightest. To undo the damage, there are a lot of rejuvenating creams available in the market today.
Also, having your skin properly moisturized keeps it from further drying up and getting too wrinkled. If you wear makeup during the day, make sure to remove it before going to bed.
Many people are more reckless when they were younger when it comes to taking care of their well-being. But it doesn’t mean you can’t make up to it once you get older. Consult a professional to help you undo and prevent further damage, be it to your hair or skin.