We can’t help but feel amazed when we see older women who look so astonishingly elegant even though their hair has turned white, as they sit well poised and dressed up to the nines, thinking that hopefully someday, when we too reach that age, we’ll be able to look as fine as they do. If you’re going to ask these ladies, you’ll probably be surprised to find how well they take care of themselves while they’re still young. Some have imparted secrets that they have discovered growing old and these are:
They don’t really follow any fancy routines for their skin. If you really want to preserve your young looking skin, remove other skin care products that pepper your dressing table and just focus on three things: retinoid, sunscreen, and moisturizer. Retinoid helps your skin to plump up once more, while the sunscreen protects your skin against sun damage. The moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated and well-nourished for a smoother look.
Exercise your brain. Part of aging beautifully is keeping your brain sharp. Since brain cells tend to die out over the years, it helps to train your brain as often as you can. Do crosswords, read books, engage in discussions, any activities that require you to use your mental faculties will help.
They’re always moving. If you think that working out is just to make you lose weight, you might want to rethink this notion. Exercise is important because it strengthens not just our muscles and bones but it also boosts our overall health. Cardio workouts strengthen our cardiovascular system, while bodyweight exercises teach us to tone and sculpt muscles while boosting blood circulation. Working out regularly can also help keep signs of aging at bay.
Sunshine can be your friend. We all need vitamin D to strengthen our immune system, provide protection against certain diseases like cancer, and improve calcium absorption which means getting enough sunshine on our skin is highly recommended. Of course, there are other sources of vitamin D such as fatty fish, egg, and milk so be sure to add them to your diet as well to get your daily dose of vitamin D.
Embrace your age. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look young but this kind of mind set can cause you to want to undergo surgery to tighten loose skin, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and what not just to look younger than your true age. Aging happens to anyone and by embracing it, you will have more confidence in yourself that can actually reflect in the way you look, the way you act, and the way you view the world. This is one of the most important aspects of aging beautifully; having self-confidence.
Everyone ages before our eyes and so do we. But this doesn’t mean that we can’t look and feel good about ourselves when we hit the big 50 and beyond. With these 5 secrets in mind, you won’t have to dread the years passing you by because you will still look amazing.