Turning 50 has never been so popular. But remember: it’s not about the age listed on your driver’s license, it’s about how young and good you feel.
We know, aging is inevitable but that doesn’t mean you can’t look radiant and fabulous after turning 50. Here are some health and beauty tips that will help you turn back the clock a few years.
No matter how well you’ve taken care of your skin all your life, as time goes by, there are some inevitable changes related to aging, such as the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven skin tone, dryness, etc.
Give your skin the necessary hydration. All skin types need moisturizers, which will help your skin look smoother, hydrated and visibly younger. Did you know that exposure to UV rays is the #1 reason of many aging symptoms? Choose a moisturizer with sunscreen, with a minimum SPF of 15, ideally 30. Protecting your skin form sun damage allows your skin to look younger and healthier.
Rinsing your face with water is not enough to remove products such as makeup, be sure to include a cleanser in your beauty routine and use it daily. And again, moisturize. Be sure to use a special moisturizer for your face, don’t use body and hand lotions.
Don’t forget to take care of your neck as well, it’s a very sensitive area that tends to wrinkle and dry easily because of the few sebaceous glands in it.
Bonus tip: Never use hot water to wash your face, it accelerates the aging process. Additionally, when drying your skin, gently pat your face instead of rubbing it.
You should know that no miracle products exist, even if plenty of brands claim they are. However, a facial cosmetic surgery can maximize your beauty by letting you look from 7 to 10 years naturally younger.
Eat well, hydrate often
Your diet plays an important role in your appearance. Over the years your body develops more and more free radicals, which speed up the aging process. To offset this, making changes in your eating habits and adding more antioxidants to your diet is a must.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, such as all type of berries, artichokes, carrots and broccoli. You can also find antioxidants in rice, whole wheat and salmon.
You should also limit your sugar intake. Excessive sugar can damage your skin's collagen, making it less elastic and prone to wrinkles.
Keep yourself hydrated, drink at least eight 8-oz water glasses per day. Staying hydrated makes one look healthier and younger.
Exercising is important at any age, but reaching your 50’s can be especially helpful. Exercise increases collagen supply, which also helps eliminate free radicals in your body.
Activities such as yoga, swimming, spinning, Pilates or just going out for a run three times a week, will help you look and feel better. Add some cardio and muscle-building workouts to lose weight and tone the flaccidity associated with age.
Having a good posture can also do the trick; walk with your back straightened and your head up, you’ll feel younger and revitalized.
Dare to dress sexy
“Once you hit 50 it is crucial to keep ahead of trends but dress age appropriately”, says model and actress Jerry Hall. Being 50 doesn't mean a boring wardrobe. Add some color to your closet and get rid of loose clothes. Go for clothes that enhance your body shape.
Learn about cosmetic surgeries
Cosmetic procedures that help people look younger are becoming more and more popular.
The most requested procedures are dermal fillers such as Botox, which temporarily remove wrinkles by paralyzing muscles. They can be used on the neck, forehead and upper lip, for example.
Facial lifting and eyelid surgery are also very common procedures. They could help you improve the more visible signs of aging and give you a rejuvenated look.
A chemical peel is another popular procedure. It basically removes outer layers of skin so your skin looks smoother, with significantly less sun damage, scars, and dark marks.
So, remember, age is just a number. Eat well, move daily, hydrate often, sleep lots, love your body, and repeat for life.