Gone are the days when ageing gracefully meant that you are supposed to accept and embrace all signs related to age and behave and act a certain way. Women today no longer need to feel that they should stop wearing trendy clothes for more sensible options or cut off their long hair for a shorter style. Instead women are now looking to age gracefully and continue to look and feel their very best. We will give you 12 tips on what you can do to make sure that you feel and look good regardless of your age.
- Keep Active
Serotonin is the neurotransmitter found in the brain which make sure that our blood pressure, appetite, sleep and mood are regulated. Naturally, serotonin decreases as we age which can leave us with issues related to anxiety, hardened arteries and depression. An easy way to boost serotonin levels is through exercise. As part of your daily routine try and incorporate some exercise such as a swim or a walk to ensure that you keep your body in a healthy state as well as eradicate any feelings of fatigue or sadness.
- Indulge in some Sunshine
In order to maintain a healthy immune system, we need vitamin D. Vitamin D also plays a role in the absorption of calcium, regulates the growth of our cells, and protects us from diabetes, some cancers and bone diseases. It is recommended that you get 400 IU of vitamin D each day. This can be obtained from fortified milk, some fish and eggs. In fact, simply going out for a walk enables you to get that the amount of Vitamin D that require. You only need to be out for 20 minutes a day to make the amount of vitamin D that you require.
- Make Up
Some of us think that by applying an extra layer of foundation we can cover-up any signs of age, but this is not necessarily a great idea as heavy make-up may look great from a distance but went close up, it highlights any lines that are present in your face. A better idea is to use the correct amount of foundation to achieve a nice healthy glow. Ideally use a primer, a light foundation and some concealer to ensure that your skin tone looks even. If you feel unconfident in doing this then the other alternative is Botox or fillers which help with wrinkles and fine lines.
Many of us relate folic acid to pregnant women. However inadequate levels of folic acid are related to cognitive decline, depression and dementia. To make sure that you are getting the correct amount of folate try and eat foods such as citrus fruits, beans, dried peas and leafy greens. Signs that you may have a folate deficiency are irritability, headaches, forgetfulness and some digestive issues.
There are many ways that a visit to the dentist can reverse your age. Here are 3:
- If you have any metal fillings then consider replacing them with more modern fillings which blend with the colour of your teeth, as metal fillings can highlight your age.
- If you have a bad tooth then you may need to get this removed. Before a dentist removes the tooth, they will always consider a root canal treatment if it is possible. After this procedure has been undertaken the tooth is capped using dental crowns to stop any new damage. You might want to consider dentures if you’ve got a lot of fillings or missing teeth, by visiting a Hamilton denture clinic.
- Teeth whitening is an easy way to improve your smile as stains can highlight your age.
As we age our hair becomes thinner and can lack lustre. A cheat’s method for this would be to use hair extensions, as many celebrities do. Hair extensions add body to the hair which instantly reverses the signs of age. Visit your local Hamilton hair salon to see what magic they can do on your hair.
We use sunscreen to prevent sunburn and skin cancer but sunscreen also plays an important role in preventing photo aging, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and pigmentation are a result of ultraviolet rays. By using sunscreen every day, you can slowdown the aging process. When selecting sunscreen remember to choose one which provides a broad-spectrum and protects you against UVA and also UVB rays too.
- Keep on Trend
If you are stuck in a rut then consider changing your fashion and beauty routine. By this we do not mean but you should begin following teenage trends but rather follow beauty and fashion trends which suit. Age doesn’t mean you can’t be chic and stylish.
- Brain Workouts
Many of us believe that a decline in our mental state is a part of ageing, which is now said to be untrue. Research has revealed that if you engage in activities to stimulate your mental capacity you can reduce and maybe reverse the decline in your mental capacity which is age-related. For example, a simple task such as switching on your laptop and sharing your life with your friends and family is a great way to slow down mental decline. Blogging is seen as perfect way to use your mind as it combines active and passive thinking.
It is worth investing in a good skincare routine. When purchasing products look for those products which contain hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins C as these reduce pigmentation, minimize fine lines and keep the skin soft, firm and hydrated.
- Don’t forget your Feet, Hands and Neck
We tend to use the best skin care products on our face and forget our feet, hands and neck and these are the areas which can be the biggest tell-tale sign of our age. As we age we lose elastin fibre and collagen and our feet, hands and neck begin to look dry and wrinkled.
There is a reason why it is called beauty sleep. When we sleep we allow our skin the time it needs to regenerate itself and if we don’t get enough sleep we can see it. Sleep deprivation can you make us look older so ensure that you get your beauty sleep each night.
By following these 12 tips we are sure that you will agree that it is possible to grow old gracefully and not have to sacrifice the many things that we as women enjoy.