Every single second of every single day, we get older. The clocks tick forward, the tally of years gets ever bigger, and the morning consistently turns to afternoon, evening and then night. There is no way to stop time, and no way of stopping us getting any older. However, there are ways to quell the physical effects that time has on your appearance.
Below is a list of top tips on how to retain a youthful glow, and ensure that people will never know that you are getting any older.
Hair and body maintenance
Grey hairs are one of the most explicitly obvious signs of your age, so seek regular professional help to get rid of them and ensure that they never unwantedly see the light of day again. Try not to fall into the trap of bleaching your hair blonde when you turn 50. Going blonde is not right for everyone, so ask for a hairdressor’s advice regarding which hair colour will best suit you. Your hair colour needs to compliment your skin colour in order for it effectively make you look younger. If you are unhappy with the changes to your skin and body shape that occur when you move into your 40s or 50s, learn more about how these can be combatted through anti-ageing products or cosmetic surgery. Both methods can ensure that you retain confidence in your appearance, and fight signs of ageing.
Relax through Yoga
Stress has been scientifically proven to lead to the onset of premature aging. The release of the hormone cortisol – also known as the “stress hormone” – is said to weaken elastin fibers and collagen in the skin’s epidermis and cause skin wrinkles. Combat the effects of stress on your body through relaxing exercises such as meditation or yoga. An hour of yoga per day can put you at ease mentally and relieve stress, which will in turn counteract the physical effects that work-based stress can have upon your skin.
Replacing Mars Bars and Skittles with pomegranates and watermelon is great step to take in order to retain your skin’s radiant youthful glow. Adding fruits with high vitamin C content, such as pomegranate and watermelon, to your diet can help counteract the effects which the sun’s UV rays have upon your skin. Coupled with this, ensure you add more oily fish to your diet. Fish dishes that contain salmon or mackerel can positively contribute to the health of your skin membranes.
Sleep at least eight hours per night
For years we thought that beauty sleep was a myth, but it – incredibly – is not. Recent research has concluded that a good night’s sleep will ensure that our body has sufficient time to actively repair and rebuild damaged skin cells. If there is one easy tip to take on board from this list, it is this one. So get your water bottle, get into bed, and make yourself look younger!
Update your wardrobe
Turning fifty does not mean that you have to start shopping for clothes in Dunnes Stores and Marks & Spencers. Do not be afraid to keep up with the latest fashion trends, and pick trends that you believe will suit you. Updating your wardrobe regularly will ensure that you keep in vogue and still look hip well into your 50s.