We know there is no magical fountain of youth, yet we seek it. Although there are a lot of things we can do to embrace our age here are my top 5 ways to feel and look my best.
It’s no secret that most of us scrutinize every little line, every little new spot, the extra pounds, and having to surrender to needing “readers” and it can really take a toll and negatively affects us.
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn
“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It’s beautiful.” -Lynsay Sands
One of the biggest culprits is stress, so the more we worry, the older we get. Stop it! Let’s re-frame it and be thankful that we get to live another day, another year and see our loved ones grow. If we approach this with an attitude of gratitude we will reduce much of the stress we tend to put on ourselves. Exercise will also help reduce stress and that extra boost of endorphins will add a little pep to our step. I’ve found the Calm App to be super helpful for many people. The guided relaxation techniques are very helpful especially for people that struggle with excessive stress or anxiety.
We all know we need to drink water, we’ve always known it yet is one of the first things that we neglect. being dehydrated not only affects the way you look but it will definitely affect your mood and hunger triggers. Try to get into small routines that will help you stay on track of your water intake. Some things that have worked for me is to have a thermal mug that I fill up throughout the day and I know I need 3 of those for a good water day but 4 if I want to feel extra good. Being hydrated helps your skin tremendously because it keeps it plump and your body is able to discard toxins more frequently when we are hydrated.
Proper skin care is a big contributor to the texture and overall look of your skin. You need a regimen that will help not only clean your skin but nourish it and help it stay taunt. As we age we produce less collagen and our skin looks more flaccid. Toxins in your skin care not only can contribute to cancer but also can age you faster. Our skin also looks more dull as we age so exfoliating is a big help along with the right moisturizer and oils to help it be it’s best. If you’ve neglected your skin with sun damage or just not washing your make up off regularly you can certainly help repair it. Wearing sunscreen as part of your skin care routine is one of the best steps you can take towards maintaining your skin as healthy and youthful as it can be for as long as it can be. I can help you get the best routine for your issues. You can find the skin care consultation here.
You need sleep. Deep sleep that is restful not the I slept for a couple hours here and a few there. Sleep hygiene goes a long way and can help your body be able to rest and repair. Did you know that it’s during our sleep that our body repairs itself? Our body is super concerned with it’s repairs so it needs the proper amount of time to get the job done. It will also focus on certain things more than others so hydration will be super helpful when it needs to get rid of toxins from your organs. Try to sleep face up if you can. Side sleeping only contributes to wrinkles because now we are forcing wrinkles for hours at a time when we sleep sideways we also negatively affect our necks and chest skin.
Now let’s take better care of ourselves and accept the natural changes of our bodies. We can always take better care of ourselves to look our best but let’s focus on the beauty of becoming older. Appreciate the beauty that reflects and fills the pages of your book, everyday.