It practically happens overnight; one day you are 25 and almost cringing at the idea of anything but your sunscreen and exfoliating routines, and the next thing you know, you are celebrating your 45th birthday with the lines on your face getting more prominent by the second. Oh well, it’s not the end of the world – getting older, we mean; after all, you’re progressively getting wiser, with your beauty gaining a refined sensibility a 20-something cannot have. With that in mind, let’s drop the “I want to look young again” hype and replace it with “I want to look and feel amazing” reality, shall we?
If you are in your mid-40s, 50s, 60s, etc. – there are a few beauty tips you should consider implementing into your daily routine in order to helpyour skin stay healthy, glowing and elastic. If you are interested, read on.
Mind the sun
It was true in your 20s and it’s equally true now – the sun will get you tanned but it will also significantly age your skin. In fact, the sun damage is one of the chief causes of spotted, wrinkled skin, and we want to avoid that, don’t we?
Limit your sun exposure, use sunblock and wear hats. Use an SPF whenever you leave the house and make sure your cosmetics arehigh-quality, natural products. Trying to save up is fine as long as it doesn’t come at thecost of your health.
Use natural products
Packed with heavily processed ingredients and chemicals, many skin-care products do more harmthan good. Try switching to natural products that are based on olive or coconut oil and a mixture of recommended herbs. You know what they say – if you can’t use it in the kitchen, don’t put it on your face. With so many great organic and mineral brands, you’ll easily find cosmetics that suit your skin type (and condition!) the best.
Clean your face before bed
As we get older, we lose the oil glands thatsecrete essential oils that keep the skin soft and hydrated and give it that healthy glow and elasticity we adore. The skin gets progressively drier and before you know it, you are dealing withflaky skin that neither looks attractive nor feels pleasant to touch.
Wash your face every night before bed to reduce skin drynessbut avoid using soap on your face, as it will clear the natural oils from the skin. When drying your face, tap it with a towel instead or rubbing.
Stop smoking/avoid smoke
Smokers tend to have way more wrinkles than non-smokers do. If you’ve beenindulging in the vice, try to quit. If, however, that’s not an option for you, at least switch to electronic cigars and avoid secondhand smoke.
Embrace cosmetic surgery
The taboo linked to cosmetic surgery is long gone and even if it wasn’t – who cares! Cosmetic surgery is one of the best ways to get rid of all the persistent wrinkles that cannot be eliminated by the lifestyle changes you are in the process of implementing. The procedures are effective, quick and safe, and you can get anything from the currently-popular thread lift to botox or collagen injections in a matter of minutes. Naturally, you should have a trusted doctor do any of the procedures you opt for.
Feed your skin
Eating a balanced diet goes without saying. Drinking plenty of water, too. However, there are a few foods that will help your skin look extra radiant and healthy; include coconut oil, dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa) and red bell peppers into your diet and see what happens!
Here’s our final advice: instead of trying to look “younger,” accept who you are and love every single aspect of. Keep your body (and skin) healthy but don’t neglect your mind – when these two are in sync, you are invincible!