Aging is a natural process, and you should be thankful for it. People may accept aging gracefully, but certain aspects of aging no one likes. For instance, who wants their skin to sag or look paunchy? No one! Or you can deal with the wrinkles and dark circles that come with age.
Fortunately, you can take steps to ensure you don’t look 50 while you are 50. Yes, even in your fifties, you can look and feel younger by following a few simple tricks. To name a few, exercise, correct skincare practices, and nutrition play an imperative role in helping you look younger. This blog talks about such practices only to ensure you don’t look like you are 50. Ready?
Reduce your alcohol intake.
Too much of anything is bad for you, right? It includes alcohol too. You don’t have to cut down completely on your favorite wine. A glass or two a few days is fine. But overdoing it can damage your skin and even dehydrate it.
Pro tip: If you overdo it at a party, hydrate yourself with water, coconut water, or electrolytes.
Wear good clothes
Women in and over their 50s don’t have to dress shabbily. You can look great and younger if you wear the right clothes. Fashion for women over 50 includes striped trousers, long cardigans, suits, long dresses, and more. Wearing baggy clothes to hide your belly pooch doesn’t have to be your go-to outfit. Take inspiration from celebrities over 50 and dress to kill (but wear clothes in which you feel comfortable).
Protect your grays
After some time, coloring your gray hair seems like a waste of time. And you don’t have to because gray hair looks incredible. However, you do need to protect them from yellowing because yellow-gray hair doesn’t look good. Start with your products to ensure you use the best ones. Products with UV filters and shine enhancers work amazingly for your gray hair.
Include oily fish in your diet
Fish, like mackerel, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for heart health and skin. Women should include fish in their weekly diet to stay healthy and look young. If you don’t eat fish, try taking fish oil supplements, if you can, to enjoy all the benefits.
Always wear sunscreen
Yes, making sunscreen a part of your daily routine at an early age helps combat signs of aging. Sunscreen not only helps protect your skin from UV rays but also helps with premature wrinkles, fine lines, and more.
Reduce exposure to toxins.
A few toxins are unavoidable due to living or working conditions. However, make conscious efforts to eliminate toxins from your diet and environment for our efforts to eliminate toxins from your diet and environment for healthy, young-looking skin.
- For instance, wear sunscreen to avoid sun exposure on the face. Wear hats or scarves to avoid exposing other parts of your skin to the sun.
- Ensure you never smoke or are around people who smoke, as it is full of toxins.
- Reduce processed sugar and fat in your diet to have a radiant glow.
- Never drive with the windows down in a place with extreme pollution. It increases environmental toxins in your body.
Looking younger in your 50s is not just about sagging skin or fine lines. It is also about your physical health. You don’t want to be 50 and unable to walk a few km or have tons of chronic diseases. Right? Therefore, including physical activity and eating the right nutrition for your body is imperative. The best way to start your fitness journey is to walk every day. Or do a few stretches every day, swim, or dance, but include physical activity in your daily routine.
Sleep eight hours
You spent long nights working to make a career in your early years. In this situation, your sleep suffers, which makes your skin and body age years before you even reach that year. In your 50s, start prioritizing your sleep if you are not already doing so. Sleep for eight hours and focus on quality sleep.
To conclude, wearing the right clothes that suit your body and personality, following a sleep schedule, and more can help. However, if you are about to join the fifty-something club, use these tips immediately to look like a million bucks.