Aging is a privilege; to be able to live a happy and fulfilled life by building lasting relationships. By chasing your dreams and ultimately making them a reality. To gather wisdom and knowledge with each passing year, and move forward in life more gracefully.
But one doesn’t necessarily need to look like it, to be it. Because it’s entirely possible to age youthfully. By never letting the sparkle in your eye die out. By always being up for an adventure. By always trying to learn and improve yourself.
If done right, aging can be a beautiful experience.
We’ve gathered a few tips to help you enjoy this ride through the years. So keep on reading to find out how.
Invest in good skin care
It all starts with an immaculate everyday skin care regime to look and feel your absolute best. As we age, our skin needs more love and attention than before. As a result, we need to be extremely gentle and attentive towards it. You can’t just take anything off the shelf, lather it up on your skin, and expect it to not retaliate.
Carefully selecting the products that will help enhance your natural beauty, while slowing down the onset of early signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, is the key to looking youthful and radiant. Go for products that incorporate vitamin E as it is extremely effective in fighting premature aging by moisturizing the skin and promoting cell regeneration. The Leovard Multicream, consisting of this vitamin, is the perfect everyday moisturizer that will help to hydrate your skin, giving it a supple and radiant look.
Use a hydrating lip balm
Nothing makes one look younger than a full, soft and plump pout. Because some of the first signs of aging show up on the lips in the form of fine lines and thinning. Using a hydrating lip balm, especially one formulated using hyaluronic acid, such as the Leovard Lip Luster, will help to make the lips look plumper and luscious, giving you a youthful look.
On that note, it’s worth mentioning the merits of hyaluronic acid, which is all the rave right now, and rightly so. Applying it on not just the lips, but also the rest of your face will help to boost collagen production, giving the face a firm and lifted look, while also making the skin look soft, smooth and radiant unlike ever before.
Wear less makeup
There is no age limit to wearing makeup. If you like bold and bright makeup, we’re all for it. However, as we age and develop a few lines here and there, heavy makeup can settle in them, making them more prominent. A little bit of dewy makeup, focused on highlighting and accentuating your features goes a long way, and gives a radiant and youthful appearance without making it look like you’ve tried too hard.
Don’t skip sunscreen
Being out in the sun for extended periods of time can cause wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots, especially as we age. To protect the skin from aging early as a result of sun exposure, it’s important to form a protective barrier on the skin using sunscreen. It also protects the skin from drying out, enabling you to keep looking younger for longer. Don’t forget your neck, lips and hands, as any part of the skin exposed to the sun needs to be protected!
Take care of your hair
One of the best ways to take off years from your appearance is having healthy and bouncy hair. Go for cuts that frame the face better. Color your hair in order to get rid of the whites, (or embrace them if you like!) and oil the hair regularly to keep them looking shiny and smooth. The Leovard Oil Fusion is a multipurpose oil and works wonders in making your hair look shiny and well-kept.
1. Pay attention to your hands
Brittle, dry and chipped nails speak of neglect and can make one look shabby and unkempt. Regularly trimming the nails along with the application of a soft and nude nail paint can give your appearance an instant oomph.
2. Be mindful of what you eat
Antioxidants such as vitamins A and C are your best friends in keeping young and healthy. Load up on oxidant rich foods that fight off free radicals that damage skin cells, helping you to look younger. You have endless food options including oranges, strawberries and blueberries.
Studies have shown that regular exercise is a great way to slow down aging. Not only does it keep illnesses at bay, a brisk walk or run, a few times a week can get your blood pumping, giving your skin a fresh glow and radiance.
Laugh a little more
Nothing like a wide smile to make one look younger! Laughing can reduce stress levels, improve immunity, make your skin glow and make you look attractive and approachable. So turn that frown upside down because there is much to be happy and grateful about, even on one of your worst days
Just like beauty isn’t skin deep, neither is aging. And the secret to aging gracefully is accepting the things you can’t change and working on what you can. So laugh a little louder, have fun with your friends, and do what you love. Because in the end, age is just a number, and a few wrinkles never hurt anybody!