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Embrace Older Age On Your Terms

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Youth might be a state of mind, but when your body does not reflect how you feel inside then it’s time to figure out if there is such a thing as the Holy Grail of eternal youth.

In fact, the secret to maintaining your youthful good looks is, in fact, a series of secrets. No one method is going to peel back the years, unless you are willing to go under the surgeon’s knife.

In this guide, we take a look at what you can do to create a winning combination of age busting skin care routines, cosmetic trickery and lifestyle choices that just might help that face match the 20-something mind inside. On the other hand, you might just choose not to care and embrace your face, as it is, as a sign of a life well lived. We support that too.

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Skin Care

Let’s face it, the internet and beauty counters are awash with the latest must-haves in skin care and beauty products. But unless your skin care routine is simple to follow and easy to remember, then chances are those good intentions are going out the window after a week.

While there are certainly plenty of products aimed at more mature skin, here are a few ideas to keep the delicate skin on your face in good shape. One of the very best ways of keeping skin healthy and undamaged by the sun, is of course by wearing sun block. Grab the highest factor you can and apply daily to face and neck, even when the sun doesn’t seem so strong and you’ll keep those sun blemishes at bay.

On top of this, you might also consider an acid peel on your face. Once a week for dry skin and one to two times a week for combination skin. An acid peel will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and help skin feel firmer and less thin.

Always take off makeup every night and moisturise, perhaps using a Vitamin A-heavy cream, which is thought to be key in rejuvenating skin and great for using at night while your body recovers from the stresses of the day.

If you just feel like you want a little more bang for your buck, then take a look at Laser Skin Resurfacing for a non-surgical way of firming your face.

Cosmetics

We’re not just talking about spending lots of money on cosmetics in order to look younger but more than that, using cosmetics cleverly to create a look and a style that works for you and that you feel comfortable with.

If you’re looking for plumper lips, we recommend just slightly overdrawing both top and bottom lip with a liner before filling in. Use warmer tones on cheeks and eyes to bring out the colour in your hair and eyes and help define your face.

When it comes to your base layer, avoid anything to heavy or that has a matte finish and instead opt for either a tinted moisturiser or something a lot lighter that will shimmer on your face. Why not try out a look with a beauty consultant and get some great tips on concealing dark under eye circles and why swapping out your black eyeliner for a softer shade of grey is a great idea.

Lifestyle

No guide would be complete without a section extolling the virtues of a healthy lifestyle and that’s because it’s true. If you smoke, drink a little too much or do anything much in excess, chances are it’s going to tell on your face.

The very best way of combating this is just by taking great care of yourself. This doesn’t mean cutting out all the pleasures in life, but rather approaching them as the treats they should be, not the habits they’ve become.

Eat well, that doesn’t mean perfectly but rather incorporating plenty of fresh foods, plenty of water and plenty of colour into your diet. Exercise too plays a role but not punishing yourself with a brutal regime, instead incorporating plenty of movement that brings pleasure into your life.

Combine all these elements and cut out, or at least drastically down on cigarettes, and that will not only reflect in what you look like but how you feel too.

It’s never too late to inject a little more freshness, a little more variety into your life so introduce gradual changes that make you feel good and provide you with a bit more energy.

Don’t go crazy, the odd cake isn’t going to throw off your quest for a more youthful look, embrace delicious food in all its forms.

If it all looks overwhelming and you’re just not sure where to start, then begin by getting a great haircut and eating well. From there build in the little extras as and when you feel like it. Get a good skincare regime going that leaves your skin feeling soft and cared for at the end of the day and products that actively help cancel out those fine lines.

Opt for a consultation to take you through some makeup looks and who will recommend some skin appropriate products. Remember that it’s your look and you’re free to adjust and refine as you see fit.

Take just a little time to consider if you’d go for a cosmetic procedure and make a few inquiries on cost and availability.

Consider too how what you’re putting into your body is affecting your levels of energy and of mobility. Do you feel like you’ve got enough of that fuel running you or could you find one or two areas to improve on?

Growing older is not an option but it is a luxury so embrace those lines where you can and don’t try and find the perfect solution because, in reality, there isn’t one. You will age, that much you can bet. You have the choice how, so embrace style, beauty and self-care and you’ll be turning heads for many years to come.

 

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