Lifestyle Tips for Youthful Looks
While we all aspire to age gracefully, the reality is that facial lines, sagging skin and weight gain are part and parcel of growing older. However, there’s no longer any need to just accept the ageing process – there are plenty of tools available to help. So what should you be doing now to make sure you look your best in years to come?
Assess your diet
It’s no secret that diet and exercise are essential for good health, but it’s not always easy to make the right choices. A trip to the doctor or a nutritionist can help you understand what you should be eating. Get to know food labels so you are clear about what’s in that packet you pick from the supermarket shelf, and avoid fad diets in favour of a balanced eating plan made up of the right combination of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. A phone app can be a useful tool to keep track of your food intake and exercise. A good diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, and may also assist in keeping your skin looking youthful too.
Add activity into your daily schedule
Walking and swimming are two forms of exercise that are both cost-effective and enjoyable. Get outside at lunchtime for a walk or a trip to the gym, or give yourself a dedicated swim hour at the local pool on a Saturday morning. If you are short on time, try and incorporate more activity into your current schedule by swapping inaction for action in easy ways. You might choose to walk to work instead of taking the bus, or take the stairs instead of the lift. The hardest part is usually getting started, and the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Aim for 30 to 40 minutes of activity every day, and you’re giving yourself a great foundation to maintain fitness and health well into your older years.
While you can’t turn back time, there are plenty of things you can do to help protect your skin. Applying sunscreen, wearing a hat and using a quality moisturiser can all help to keep your skin looking smoother for longer. It may also be worth finding out about options such as anti-wrinkle injections, which are designed to minimise lines and wrinkles without the need for surgery. Cosmetic injections are highly popular due to the ease, convenience, affordability and the potential for wonderful results.
Helping you look – and feel – your best
If you’re curious about cosmetic injectables, then we’d love to chat with you. We’d be happy to show you how anti-wrinkle injections can help you to look youthful and feel fabulous for years to come.