PLAN AHEAD TO AGE WELL:
No one likes to get older. The good news is that at every stage, it’s possible to prevent lifestyle-related health and beauty damage by educating yourself and instituting some easy changes into your routine. These low-to-no-cost tips can make a real difference in aging well.
SAVE YOUR SKIN AND PERHAPS YOUR LIFE:
It’s never too late to adopt healthy beauty habits, but getting a jump on it earlier is better to mitigate the biggest robber of skin resiliency: the sun. Simply using sunscreen is an important preventive measure. Even those late to the sun-prevention game can reverse skin damage by using potent topical like retinol or having a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon use highly focused lasers that obliterate precancerous red and brown spots.
FIGHT GRAVITY WITH EXERCISE:
Experts will tell you: Don’t sleep on your face! Sleeping on your stomach will accelerate visible aging. The connective tissue and collagen in your face will not spring back as they did in your youth. Exercise is an antidote to gravitational forces, according to Prevention magazine. Muscles under the skin are firmed up, even in your face, when you use free weights and combine that with healthy aerobic activity like walking, elliptical workouts, dance classes, or running. Exercising core muscles and larger muscles in your lower body with targeted floor exercises will also make you look younger.
FIGURE OUT A DAILY SKIN CARE PLAN:
Your skin is your biggest organ. Occasional use of sunscreen and other skin care isn’t enough. Exfoliation is vital to do every other night, at minimum. Topical retinoid and products with glycolic acid also help melt away dead skin cells and brighten a complexion. Everyday Health urges people to know their skin types to make the best skincare plan. Acne-prone people should combine physical scrubs with topical treatments that hasten the turnover of the skin. Normal skin and drier skin types should invest in a good hydrating serum, a quality eye cream and daily moisturizer, face oil or lotion to use at night. Keep it simple and consistent. And if you wear makeup, do not sleep in it.
GIVE YOUR ENGINE QUALITY FUEL:
Simply put, eat well to feel and look good. Diet and hydration are critical for maintaining a healthy outward appearance. Internally, when your organs are happy, healthy and working in concert together, good health radiates outward from eyes, skin, and hair. Mind what you eat. Watch sugars and caffeinated beverages. Unlearn bad eating habits using a food journal. Have a willingness to be honest about why you eat the foods you do. Older people are also urged to drink water, as thirst signals dim with age.
LEARN FROM GREAT BEAUTIES:
Many notably attractive people cultivated life habits that helped them reinforce their natural beauty. Christie Brinkley has exercised her whole life. Sophia Loren knew her generously endowed body and how to dress it for fullest effect. Cindy Crawford guards her nightly sleep like a lioness. If the DNA lottery came up short for you, take your health into your own hands by adopting many of the “beautiful people’s” practices that cost little to nothing.