Beauty Guru: Aging Gracefully

When you are younger, you think about growing old but see it quite a ways down the road. You are not grandma yet; time will be easy on you. Then one day, you wake up, and you are that older person growing old. You see younger versions of what you used to be walking the street, buying groceries, and grabbing lunch. Their skin seems fresher. Their eyes are not as swollen, their foreheads are not lined with wrinkles. Their hair seems bouncier and thicker. You take a peek in the mirror and sigh. This is what everyone has been talking about all these years. Welcome to being old.

What can you do to reverse time on your face? Are those anti-aging serums really going to help? Is it really worth all of the time and effort my dermatologist recommends to apply all of these so-called anti-aging products? Yes.

Start now

If you are really serious about anti-aging, yes, you can look younger. You will never look 20 again when you are 50, even with a plastic surgeon, but you can age gracefully. The best time to think about anti-aging is as soon as it strikes your mind. If you are in your teens, and you are worried about an aging face and body, now is the time to do something about it. You might be in your 50s and just starting to think about growing older. Time is now to begin.

Anti-aging products

Anti-aging products that contain vitamin A have been shown to increase chemicals in the skin to reduce appearance of wrinkles. A favorite product of mine is Skinceuticals Phloretin Cf Broad-range Antioxidant Treatment. Although expensive, many women who try it will never go back to their drugstore product again. If you are on a budget, NOW Foods CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum will also do the trick.

Eat right

Increasing your consumption of foods rich in antioxidants has also proven to help your skin from damaging free-radicals. Free-radical damage happens at the cellular level, altering your cells from the inside. Your body needs a mix of Vitamin A, C, E, and Beta-Carotene to offset the assault it undergoes daily. You can ingest a multi-vitamin daily to help with this, eat more vegetables, such as tomatoes, carrots, squash and spinach, and, of course, stop smoking.

Sleep

Get enough sleep, too. As you age, you may notice your sleeping patterns change, but try as hard as you can to rest. Even if you can't sleep, rest your eyes. Sleeping will keep you healthy; after all, aging occurs when the body is tired.

Reversing time on our face and body is not easy. It's a fact that you will age, but by following a couple of simple ideas, you can age beautifully.