As you begin to age, changes will start to occur in your body and it will become clear just how old you are. There are steps you can take, however, to significantly reduce how old you appear and drop as much as 20 years from your looks. In this blog, we explore five steps that you can take to make yourself look far more youthful than you are. 1. Lose weight One of the most common signs of ageing is weight gain. As you get older, your metabolism will slow and the food you eat will turn into fat more readily. By losing weight it is possible to reduce the appearance of ageing and give yourself a more youthful appearance. When losing weight to reverse signs of ageing it is important that you do so in a controlled manner. Losing weight rapidly without exercise will cause your skin to sag, but a controlled and gradual loss of weight can knock 20 years off your appearance. 2. Exercise As people get older, they tend to become less mobile and active. This lack of activity, in turn, becomes a sign of ageing, but it is one that can be reversed. Whatever your age, you will benefit from health improvements and reversed signs of ageing by starting to exercise. Exercise will have a range of benefits including tightening sagging muscles and improving your mood. These positive changes will help you to look and feel younger. 3. Control your diet Diet can have a big impact on how you look and this can extend further than simply controlling your weight. A controlled and balanced diet will provide your body with the building blocks that it needs to repair and rejuvenate itself. A diet that is rich in carbohydrates and fatty foods will, however, leave the body struggling to recover properly. By simply improving your diet, you may be able to dramatically improve your appearance and take years off of your looks. 4. Avoid toxins Despite knowing that they are bad for them, many people make the mistake of drinking heavily and smoking. Smoking should be avoided at all costs and drink should be taken only in moderation to reverse the ageing process. Smokers and heavy drinkers who stop these habits can quickly and easily knock years off their appearance without much effort at all. Within weeks of quitting booze or smokes, you will start to look and feel younger, finding that you have more energy, are able to sleep better and are generally healthier too. 5. Live with purpose Looking young starts on the inside and your attitude is important. The old saying that 'you are only as old as you feel' is true and those who act and behave with purpose will benefit from looking younger too. Attitude is hugely important, as this will motivate you to control your diet, steer clear of alcohol and take regular exercise. With the right attitude, you will feel younger and this will help you to look younger too.