Irrespective of your age, your beauty should always shine through. The key is to remain looking beautiful as you age. Unfortunately, ageing is unavoidable but it’s not a negative as our age shows us what we have achieved, the lessons that we have learnt and how we can now relax and enjoy age without those fears and concerns that youth brings. All of us want to look beautiful and we will probably read many tips on how to improve your skin, what to eat and drink for our health, the best cosmetic tattoo treatments and what makeup products are the best. However, we are probably still left feeling unsure as to what actually works. Therefore, we will take a look at the easy things that you can do to ensure that you look and feel beautiful, regardless of your age so that you will always shine.
Retinoids come from vitamin A and they have an anti-ageing effect. Retinoids promote the production of collagen which helps to reduce fine lines.
It is best to avoid smoking as smoking rapidly increases the ageing process. The chemicals that can be found in cigarettes can also affect collagen, which means the skin’s elasticity can be damaged. Therefore, steer clear of cigarettes.
If you want to look and feel youthful then water is the key. Water nourishes the skin and keeps it moist. Water also helps to keep your hair and nails soft and healthy. If you do have issues with your hair, then seek advice from your local salon. They will be able to help you with other aspects such as hair salon treatments for thinning hair for example, as well as other hair related issues. Another benefit of drinking water is that it helps with digestion. If you drink herbal teas, these remove toxins from our bodies. Water will also prevent the skin from becoming dry and flaky, which causes premature ageing.
There are so many benefits to exercise and one of them is that exercise helps us to release feel-good hormones known as in endorphins. Endorphins help to increase our energy levels and make us feel happy.
Exercise also improves your posture and by using resistance exercise, we can improve our shoulders and strengthen our backs. Once we hit forty years of age, bone loss begins. Our shoulders begin to hunch and as a result, our heads may hang. To the outside world, you may come across as being unhappy. Therefore, if you improve your posture, you will soon shine and come across as energetic, open and confident.
Exercise also helps to build muscle and as we age we lose more muscle. If, however, you exercise and use resistance training, you will improve your strength as well as muscle mass. Don’t think that you need to start going to the gym. All you need to do is use the stairs instead of the lift or simply go out for a walk. Both of these activities will increase your heart rate, which will help to keep you healthy and looking youthful.
Another advantage of exercise is that it increases blood flow to our cells which nourishes them and enhances our skin.
As we age, our teeth start to discolour due to smoking, tea and coffee or wine stains. Visit your dentist to ensure that your teeth are kept in good condition and you have them whitened. Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year to ensure that denture implants e.t.c are looked after and it’s also important to look after your teeth yourself by brushing and flossing twice a day.
A Positive frame of mind
Research has revealed that those who look at ageing in a positive way are likely to live over seven years longer than those who think about it in a negative way. Therefore, the more you embrace ageing and see the positives of ageing, the younger and happier you will appear.
As much as we need the sun to get vitamin D, the sun also emits ultraviolet rays, which are harmful to the skin and can cause skin cancer. In fact, wrinkles, sagging of the skin and dark spots are usually caused by sun exposure. This is usually linked to the fact that collagen starts to reduce as we age and when we expose ourselves to the sun, this accelerates the reduction in collagen. So, for this reason, it is worth using plenty of sunscreen before you head out on a hot, sunny day. It is also important to wear a sun hat and sunglasses to also protect your skin from the sun.
Equally, remember to moisturise your skin, as this will improve the elasticity of it as well as leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It’s also easy to focus on your faces and forget your hands. Therefore, always apply sunscreen to the hands during the day and at the end of each day, use a moisturiser which contains retinoids.
Diet has a huge impact on your mood, health and the way you look, therefore it’s important to ensure that you eat well. Make sure you consume a diet that’s rich in lean protein, fruits, whole grains and vegetables and avoid sugar where possible. To help your skin, remember to eat good fats i.e Omega-3 which can be found in tuna, salmon and walnuts. These fats protect your skin and help you to look youthful.
If you eat a diet that is full of processed sugars and fatty foods, you will feel lethargic and you will also accelerate the ageing process.
So if you want to let your beauty shine, regardless of your age, you can do this by taking the above tips into account which will help to ensure that you age well and put your best foot forward.