Feminine Beauty: What’s the Secret to Looking Great After 50?
No one likes to think they are getting old, but the alternative is not what anyone wants either. Getting old doesn't have to be a bad experience, and it doesn't have to scare you. Before you rush out to get Botox injections for cosmetic needs, here are several tips to help you look great after 50.
Get Your Rest
As our body ages, we require more rest, which is different than sleep. Resting means to slow down or stop and take it easy. Your body doesn't go as long or fast as it did in your 20s or even 30s. Resting can include napping, if it is not for more than an hour at a time. Resting can also simply be sitting down with a book or magazine or meditating for a half hour. Something that has you sitting or lying down and not doing anything strenuous for at least a half hour and not more than two hours. Your body and your mind will thank you for resting.
More or Less Sleep
Sleep has different meanings for different people. Some individuals need far less sleep as they age, yet others need much more sleep as the number on their birth certificate rises. The best way to determine your sleep is to listen to your body. If you find you cannot sleep for more than two weeks, you should see your primary physician about insomnia, and it's causes. Supplementing sleep with rest is the best way to look your best at any age.
Always Use Sunscreen
Even if you were a sun worshiper in your youth, it is never too late to use sunscreen. And use it daily on your face and body where the sun will touch your skin. Using a high-quality sunscreen on your face, even if you wear makeup over it, will help to combat fine lines and wrinkles as well as keep you from getting dark spots and skin cancer.
Mind Your Mental Health
When you reach a certain age, you may think you have so much useless information in your brain, and you could be right. However, you will need to take care of your mental health like never. Experiences from your past, any abuse you suffered, or trauma should be addressed so that you can live a happy and healthy life. When your mental health is taken care of, you will find a better, calmer, and happier way of life. This will make you not only look younger but feel younger as well.
Just as your body needs rest, it needs different and healthier fuel. Of course, you can still have pizza, tacos, and beer, just not every night like when you were younger. Many adults opt for a plant-based menu to help keep them in top shape for their age. Even if you want to keep eating meat, you can substitute several meals a week with more greens and fruits. Your organs change just like your skin, eyesight, and bones over time.
If you haven't already, start taking your health seriously when you hit 50. Your body is the only one you get and it needs to be overhauled to last another 50 years.