What Does “Youthful” Mean?
What does it mean to be youthful?
Does ‘youthful’ mean one has to look like a twenty year old at age 50? Is it possible to be ‘youthful’ at any age?
According to Dictionary.com, youthful simply means: “having the appearance, freshness, and vigor of youth.”
Based on that definition, it seems that youth is a fountain that can be attained and maintained at any age.
I truly believe that youth is a state of mind. A lifestyle choice we are all capable of making at any time in our lives.
We all know that when we feel happy about our appearance on the outside, we feel good on the inside as well. And yet many of us are not ready for a facelift or have no desire for an invasive or traumatic procedure. We want to age gracefully.
Nonetheless, we want our face to reflect the energy, and joie di vivre we still feel at our core. Our lives are active and we’re just getting started. We just want our appearance to reflect our inner youthfulness.
Patients frequently tell me they want to look “youthful,” refreshed,” and “less tired.”
“I don’t want to look twenty years younger,” one patient carefully explained. “I just want a natural, healthy, refreshed look.”
In other words, she desired to look great, but she didn’t want to look like she had just had work done. And that in a nutshell is what most of us want. Natural, not plastic. Healthy, not artificial. Youthful, but not three decades younger.
So that’s why I decided to share exclusive tips on how to look and feel youthful in the upcoming “Make Yourself Youthful” blog series. My health and beauty advice is based on over 25 years of experience in the fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery as well as renowned French lifestyle and beauty techniques.
Many of these tips can be used before you ever walk into the office of a specialist. Many of my other tips can greatly enhance or maintain the results of a cosmetic procedure.
There are all sorts of things we can do on our own to maintain a youthful, refreshed, natural appearance. Everything from our diet to the way we dress, our lifestyle habits, and what we use on our skin can make a huge difference in how we look and how we feel.
Youth does NOT have to be wasted on the young.
So don’t just stand there. Go make yourself youthful!