Dryness, sunspots, fine lines, crow’s feet and dullness – the signs of aging skin are inevitable. But if you’re 40 or over, you’re in luck. Advancements in skin care technology are available to slow – and sometimes reverse – the signs of aging and the first step is realizing that glowing skin doesn’t happen by chance.
With each passing decade, you gain a greater understanding and appreciation of yourself, and your 40s should mark the chapter when you start taking even greater care of yourself from the inside out to maintain or restore your youthful, radiant glow.
Here are just a few, simple everyday lifestyle adjustments that can make all the difference in taking control of the clock.
Taking vitamins after 40 makes all the difference in having healthy-looking skin and shiny, glossy hair. Anti-aging supplements can boost your energy levels, improve your mood and immune function, and fight inflammation.
Processed and junk foods rife with empty calories should stay off the menu – for good. They wreak havoc on our physical and emotional wellness; it’s a garbage-in-garbage-out proposition. A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and good fats is essential for supporting healthy aging inside and out.
Your body will maintain its agility if you exercise daily. Daily exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, increases blood flow, moving oxygen and nutrients to working cells in the body – skin included – promoting a more youthful look. Further, consistent exercise combats aches and pains, making exercising one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
It’s not called ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing. The best skincare products and routines are all for naught if you’re not rested. Make sure you sleep well – aim for 8 hours nightly – and your skin will rejuvenate while you sleep. Even a quick nap can help you look refreshed and younger so make sleep a priority.
Take care of your skin
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, but by age 40 it experiences a drastic decline in elastin and collagen production, and signs of sun and environmental damage become more noticeable. A thoughtful, comprehensive skin care regimen can help combat many of the visible signs of aging, and there are a host of non-invasive, anti-aging treatments available to help, like products containing peptides and enzymes that bolster and plump the skin, retinol products that slough off dead skin cells to restore the skin’s even color and softness, sunscreen for UVA and UVB protection, and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid for moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness of the skin.
Taking control of your health and skin at 40 and beyond takes some effort. Your body is your one-and-only so if you’re ready to take control of your skin but don’t know where to start or which products are right for you, contact one of the skincare experts at Youthful Reflections to get you on the right path today!