Growing older is an inevitable part of life. However, one of the things that makes the idea of ageing “terrifying” is the changes the body experiences during that time – the grey hairs, the wrinkles, the low energy, and the list goes on. Although these changes are reminders of your body ageing, it is normal that you might feel less beautiful. But, it is possible to age gracefully and still feel young and beautiful. Here are three tips to help you do that!
Take good care of your skin
Relying on a good skincare routine does not stop when you age. On the contrary, a good skincare routine is vital for ageing skin as it restores your skin, keeps it healthy, and adds on a youthful glow. Apply sunscreen to your face and neck regularly to avoid experiencing the side effects of too much sun exposure, such as dark spots, sagging skin, and wrinkles. If you think you have too many wrinkles, you should add retinol to your skincare routine. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that contains anti-ageing elements which increase the production of collagen. This, in effect, prevents the formation of fine lines on your face. It also removes dead skin to reveal the fresh, glowing skin underneath.
Watch what you eat
The food you consume impacts your mood, appearance, and health. Therefore, you should pay attention to the foods you eat. Eating processed, fatty and sugary foods tend to accelerate the effects of ageing. On the other hand, foods such as fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, nutrients responsible for reversing the ageing process and reducing stress hormones, making you look and feel younger. Consuming high amounts of long-burning carbs and proteins such as oats, seeds, nuts, and low-fat milk are good for your mind and body. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and trout help keep your body, brain, and skin healthy.
Mind your hair
Another challenge you may have to deal with while you age is your hair. Truthfully, as you grow older, you may lose the lustre and flair your hair once possessed. This is why you would have to put in more effort to restore your hair to what it once was. First of all, you should embrace your hair. If you have a couple of grey hairs, even salt and pepper hair, a few bald patches, or thinning hair- embrace it!
Doing this would help ease the mental burden and the embarrassment you may feel about your hair. It also enables you to find the right solutions. You can cut it, dye it, or style it in a way that makes you comfortable. Suppose your hair is thinning, or you have a few bald spots. In that case, you can go for hair regrowth surgeries and therapies to restore your confidence, and to help you age beautifully and gracefully!
Ageing is inevitable, and it’s perfectly fine to worry about how your body is handling these changes. With these tips, you should be able to age beautifully and gracefully.