When it comes to aging gracefully, exercise, diet, and attitude can be just as important as your genetic makeup. Implementing good skincare habits into your daily routine can help women age well in their 40s. Aging gracefully is often a concern for many women, so here are some simple tips to help you achieve that goal.
Aging affects every part of your body, and for many people, genetics can make the process seem hopeless and discouraging. On the bright side, lifestyle habits can have equally as big of an impact on how to age gracefully. Attitude, sun protection, eating habits, exercise, and skincare routines can all slow the process of aging and encourage your body to keep producing healthy skin cells from the inside out. Here are some important tips that will transform the way you look and feel.
Protect Your Skin
Harsh UVA and UVB rays during all seasons can cause wrinkles, freckles, dark spots, and other damage to the delicate skin on your face. Choose a good facial moisturizer with SPF protection and apply it to your face before you go outside. This will make wrinkles less visible, keep moisture in your skin, and protect it from the sun’s rays so you can enjoy the outdoors. Frequent tanning and lengthy sun exposure without proper covering, and sunscreen will make you look older over time.
Exfoliate Your Body
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from your body. Although most people exfoliate their face with cleansing brushes and cleansers with beads, you can implement this practice on your entire body. Exfoliation increases circulation, improves the texture of the skin, encourages cell regeneration, and allows moisturizers to penetrate deeper into the skin. Grab a loofah or a make a natural body scrub with coconut oil and raw sugar, and get scrubbing—once a week should do the trick!
Clean Up Your Diet
You’ve probably heard this phrase a thousand times: “You are what you eat.” Adults who eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein have a decreased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and premature death. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants will maintain energy levels, encourage better sleep, and lead you to feeling healthier, which will promote to a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
Staying active through life has an enormous impact on how you age. A study revealed that the average woman can lose 23% of her muscle mass between 30 and 70 years of age! While running and weight lifting can be hard on the bones, resistance workouts can increase muscle mass and strength for women into their 90s! Swimming, walking, and dancing can all help maintain a healthy level of physical activity. Additionally, physical activity can decrease your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
Studies have shown that adults who think of age in a positive way are significantly more satisfied with life and are better able to recover from injury and disability than those with a bleak outlook. How you think about yourself and your life has a huge impact on how you feel! Try focusing on the positives of aging, such as the wisdom you have attained, and focus on qualities within yourself that you love the most.
Visit a Skincare Clinic
Speaking to a specialist at a skincare clinic is not just for people with problem skin. An expert can create a professional treatment plan catered to your skin’s needs. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, our specialists are trained and qualified to help you identify solutions to aging skin. Serving our GTA clients, we pride ourselves on our use of the latest clinical methods to provide the anti-aging skin and body care our clients deserve.
To learn more about our services, or to book your appointment today, contact us by phone at 416.546.4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.