Age has never been the hugest issue to me but as I’m getting older I’m starting to realize that it’s actually quite a daunting experience. In todays society we are so consumed with looking beautiful & staying young. The pressure is always there to try new things & take measures that our once 18 year old self would never have considered.
I have always believed in growing “old” gracefully and being the best version of yourself that you can be. In saying that, I just want to make it clear that I’m by no means against a little nip or tuck of it’s going to help your self-esteem. However I always think there are a few ways to gently welcome ourselves into those later years of life, we all once dreaded experiencing.
Here is my advice to naturally look after yourself before taking the next step:
· 2 Litres of water daily, whether you feel like it or not, just do it and make yourself enjoy it.
· They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing: 8 hours of sleep (if possible)
· Invest in a good skincare routine and brand that works for your skin & stick with it, no matter how tired you are in the mornings or night.
· Monthly Facial: I started facials at the age of 12 and I have my amazing mom to thank for this. This is when your skin truly starts to have a mind of its own – and there’s honestly nothing worse than not being able to control it. Monthly facials will help you deep cleans your skin and get rid of an unwanted build up which will cause bacteria and intern cause pimples. 12 is the perfect age to get yourself into a life long routine that will stay with you forever.
· Eye cream: A definite must from about the age of 16. From 16 your skin starts to develop and fine lines will start to occur. It seems young but remember this is when all the damage is done.
· Stay sun safe: If you are a sun baby like me, you should know sun cream is a definite must, every morning, rain or shine.
· No Smoking & a limited alcohol intake
· Vitamins are a great natural sauce to help boost your hair, skin & nails as well as prevent wrinkles. For example lemons and limes are good sources of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect the skin against ageing
· Exfoliate – at least twice a week. This removes the lop layer of dead skin and prevents that unwanted build up.
· Cut back on the sugar intake: Sugar is a beauty disaster. It’s heartbreaking but true. While you might find it impossible to completely cut it out – baby steps never hurt.