Most of us want to stay young and beautiful for our whole lives. As amazing as cosmetic science is these days, this is unfortunately still quite a long way off! While I can’t wave a magic wand and stop you aging altogether, I can share some valuable pointers that have kept a lot of women looking gorgeous well into their middle age. If you’re starting to notice crow’s feet and other little blemishes that come with age, here are some highly effective tips for staying youthful and beautiful for longer.
Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
This is pretty good advice at any point in your life to be honest, but becomes even more important when you’re getting into middle age. UV rays are the cause for an extremely high proportion of all a person’s wrinkles and similar signs of aging. There are two main types of sunscreen available: physical and chemical-based SPFs. The latter offers UVA and UVB protections. If you’ve got particularly sensitive skin, I recommend finding some kind of sunscreen containing natural minerals. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are particularly good for keeping wrinkles away. Whatever product you use, the main thing to take away is that you need to protect your skin from sun damage to keep it looking young and beautiful.
Regular exfoliation is one of the most important parts of keeping your skin looking soft, youthful and vibrant for years on end. By exfoliating regularly, you’ll ensure that your skin tone stays nice and even, stop your pores from getting clogged up, and most importantly, reduce the chances of lines and wrinkles creeping up on you. Like sunscreen, there are two types of exfoliators: chemical and physical. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend staying away from any particularly strong exfoliators, as this can cause all kinds of irritation and redness. For the best results, ask a dermatologist for the ideal product for your skin type. Sure, if you find the best plastic surgeon in your area they’ll be able to reverse the visible effects of aging overnight. However, regular exfoliation is the key to keeping them away in the long-term.
Hydrate and Moisturise Regularly
There are a wide range of products on the modern beauty market which are great for hydrating and nourishing your skin. Using one or more of these regularly will help to keep your pores clear, and add a healthy, natural glow to the skin of your face. Most women will be able to try out different products as they like and find something that works for them. However, if you happen to be sensitive to these kinds of cosmetic creams, you may want to stick to purely natural products. Argan oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, separately or mixed together, can all be great natural alternatives to the harsher, more mainstream beauty products. If your skin tends to get dry, then you can keep your face hydrated throughout the day by spraying yourself with refreshing face mist. Whether you pick this up in a store or make your own, keeping it in your handbag will ensure your skin never goes too long lacking a healthy amount of moisture.
Get your 8 Hours
Yes, I know that this tip is easier said than done. Like everyone, you’ve got responsibilities to tend to and goals to pursue, so getting the recommended amount of sleep may not be all that practical. However, if you want to retain your looks long into your middle age, it’s one more important lifestyle choices you need to make room for. Aim for 7 hours a night at the very least, and you’ll look and feel so much younger than you are!
I saved the best until last! A healthy, active love life can also be a big help when it comes to looking young and beautiful for longer. When you have sex, your body releases endorphins in a massive flood, along with various hormones which make you happier. Many studies have been conducted on the effects of physical intimacy on our health and aesthetic looks, and found time and time again that it’s a great anti-aging tactic. If the other tips just feel like a hassle, I’m sure this one will be very refreshing!