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9 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Crusty Old Dad

Have you recently become a dad? If so, you might be worried about losing your looks. It’s a fallacy to say that it’s just women that worry about this. Men care too and you should definitely think about taking some steps to stay looking fantastic. Here are some of the best options that we certainly recommend. 

Try Some Beauty Treatment 

You might think that beauty routines and treatments are only beneficial to women. However, this isn’t the case and men can also benefit from exploring different beauty treatments. For instance, you might want to think about at the very least exploring a skincare routine that you can complete on a daily basis. You should do this to keep your skin looking young and fresh. This could be as simple as ensuring that you are exfoliating and moisturising your skin the right way. Be aware you might need to try a few different creams before finding the right choice for your skin. 

You might also benefit from more advanced forms of beauty treatment such as anti-aging techniques like collagen injections. Once you turn 30, you can start to benefit from this type of treatment and it could provide the results that you have been hoping for. 

Work On Your Stress Levels 

If you want to stay younger for longer, then you need to focus on your stress levels. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep stress at the right level once you become a father. You need to make sure that you think about what’s causing you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. This might include pressure that you’re under at work daily. Stress can have an impact on your appearance. It can make your skin greasy and even cause your hair to grow thinner. 

One of the best ways to deal with stress is through meditation. Research shows that the right level of meditation will allow you to achieve peace of mind and help you tackle problems in your life. This could include issues that are causing you a lot of stress right now. 

Get Into A Great Fitness Routine 

You should make sure that you are starting up a fitness routine once you become a dad. Research shows that working out will keep you younger for longer. Indeed, studies suggest that the right forms of exercise can stop your cells from aging or at least slow down the aging process. This means that you should be thinking about what exercise is going to benefit you. 

We recommend that you try something like swimming. Swimming a few times each week is going to be great as it will allow you to keep your muscles relaxed and your joints lose. Issues with stiffness can cause you problems with your health in the long term. 

Watch What You Eat 

You also need to make sure that you are being more careful about what you eat when you become a dad. When you’re younger, it’s easy for the body to bounce back from multiple cheeseburgers. As you get older, this becomes far more of a challenge. You need to make sure that you get the right foods in your diet. Specifically, you should focus on antioxidants. These are the best way for keeping your body healthy. If you are struggling to get all the minerals and vitamins in your diet, then it’s okay to cheat and take some supplements. 

Don’t Dress Younger Than You are 

A key mistake when you’re trying to look younger as a dad is dressing younger. This is almost always going to have the opposite impact because it will draw attention to your age. For instance, you shouldn’t be wandering around town wearing a comic book t-shirt and skater shorts in your 30’s. The only exception would be if you are in fact a professional skater. This is true for other parts of your style too including your hair. We’ll explore why this is a little further down and the problems that you need to address. 

Think About Your Teeth 

Thinking back to issues with appearances, you should focus on your teeth as you get older. Your teeth are a key variable that people focus on when they meet you for the first time. They can make a lot of judgments about you based on your smile. As such, you need to make sure that you are looking after your teeth. You can think about using a teeth whitening treatment. There are even natural remedies to whiten your teeth such as mixing baking soda with lemon juice. It’s also never too late to consider orthodontic treatment as a possible solution. 

Give Yourself Me Time 

You might find that you constantly feel drained and look even worse as a new dad. That’s understandable because you’ll be under pressure from a lot of different directions. You’ll constantly be worrying about your little one and there will be a lot of sleepless nights ahead of you too. This is a massive issue and part of the problem is that every part of your life will be focused on your little one. A key way to deal with this is to make sure that you do get your ‘me’ time. This doesn’t need to be a massive amount of time. You just need a couple of hours each day or each week that are just for you. You can use these to catch up on sleep, enjoy a great novel or just spend time with your friends. 

Get The Right Hairstyle

Your hairstyle is a key variable that determines whether you look great as a dad. If you want proof of this just look at the celebrity fathers of the world. Take Christiano Ronaldo as an example. As well as being the greatest goalscorer of all-time, Ronaldo is also a certified heartthrob. A big part of this is the sleek hairstyles that he continues to choose and use even after becoming a father. You must choose a hairstyle that matches your hair type. For instance, if you have thin hair, there are certain styles that you won’t be able to work, but others are sure to look great. 

If you are wondering which hairstyle to choose, then you could look at some guides online. Be aware that this is impacted by a variety of factors including the shape and size of your head as well as your hairline. If in doubt, speak to a stylist and get their specific recommendation for your hair. 

Don’t Be Afraid Of Aging 

A lot of the ideas that we have discussed here might make it seem as though we’re encouraging you to be terrified of getting older. However, that’s not the truth and growing old isn’t something you should fear. Instead, you should make sure that you consider embracing the signs of age because they can be great. We already mentioned hairstyles and if you notice grey streaks in your hair you might think about dying them. However, they can look fantastic and give your hair a unique aesthetic. A lot of men rock the grey locks with the most obvious certainly being someone like George Clooney. 

We hope this helps you understand everything that you need to know about looking great when you become a dad. When you have your first kid, it can seem as though the process ages you rather rapidly. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right steps, you can stay looking fantastic and feeling even better.