We all know the saying: ‘You’re only as old as you feel.’! As the years creep by, we hold onto our youth like a lifeline. The good news is that there’s a fair bit of truth in the statement and to a certain extent, age is only a number. Have you ever uttered the phrase, ‘Oh, I’m too old for that’? I’m starting to hear myself say this more and more as I choose pubs over crowded bars and knee length skirts!
Instead of EVER saying anything that makes you feel old, embrace experience the same as always. As soon as you stop going out dancing, you become ‘too old.’ That’s not because you’re ageing; it’s because you’re out of practice! As soon as you stop doing something strenuous, your body will become unaccustomed to it. It’s as simple as that.
Your mental state can work wonders, but not miracles! You’re going to need to help your head stay young and more importantly, one thing you won’t be able to avoid is wrinkles. And, the trouble with wrinkles is that they send an instant message of age to your brain. The best thing you can do where wrinkles are concerned is minimise the effect. Turn to products like those from Elizabeth Arden pro to keep your skin young. You don’t need to wait until wrinkles appear before you turn to skin care products, either – prevention is always better than cure.
And, that’s not the only way to rid yourself of those pesky lines. If you smoke, stop! If you drink heavily, stop that too! Smoking will leave you with a pucker-fish mouth in no time! It’s also important you’re getting enough sleep and staying hydrated. Tired skin will look tired, surprise surprise. Dehydrated skin is more liable to appear wrinkled and unhealthy. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will help you feel physically better as well as helping your appearance!
It also important to keep your wardrobe fresh. Fashions move fast, and moving with them will keep you looking young. When you’re well into your thirties, a crop-top and short-shorts may not be the best look but it’s all about knowing where to draw the line. It’s also important that you try things on before buying – I’m so bad for this. Any old thing might have looked good when you were fresh-faced and hopeful, but it won’t cut it anymore. Avoid fashion disasters by making sure your choices are right before you buy! As we’re all in denial about getting older, it might be worth taking a friend along with you. You may well need an honest opinion!