There are so many myths about being old; you can easily picture a little old woman or man can’t really hear or see. These days, however, many people are smarter, more informed and more proactive about how they approach growing older and living more thrilling, full lives. Here, we will give you some good advice to help you become one of the new prime-timers!
Sleep no less than eight hours each night to help reduce some of the most common signs of aging. Getting enough sleep allows your body to recharge itself and helps you look your best. Eight hours is the average, but you may not require this much, and your body may even require more.
What you eat is very important in the growing older process. A nutritious diet includes fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats and “good” fats. Processed foods are not doing you any favors in your diet or aging.
Improving your diet will make a big difference in your battle against aging. Get your required daily nutrients by consuming a variety of lean meats, vegetables, fruits, diary products and carbohydrates. Enjoy three meals every day, keeping portion size in mind, and reduce your snacking.
Never stop learning. Don’t allow your hard earned intelligence to fade away. Sign up for a class on a topic that sounds engaging at a local community college, senior center, or neighborhood recreational center. You could also learn a new language, instrument, do crossword puzzles or read new literature. Doing so will keep you mentally active.
Every night you need to strive to get as much sleep as you need. Most people need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can be tied to many diseases, especially heart ailments and depression.
The combination of cosmetics and getting older skin can be improved if you make use of a primer. Primer is a new type of product and it contains silicone. Primers smooth your skin out by filling in wrinkles. This can make applying makeup easier.
As your hair turns gray, change your makeup. Expertly chosen and applied makeup can counteract the washed-out look that sometimes comes with gray hair. Using light pink and peach hues on the lips will make your skin look warmer. Also try a blush and base that are a bit darker than your normal color. Add definition to your eyebrows with a brow pencil, and use a yellow-based concealer under eye shadow. By using the right makeup, you can make your gray look amazing, and you can look younger, too.
As your skin ages, it will become even more important to find a concealing method that works for your particular skin type. First, apply foundation, and then use a quality concealer that is lighter than your base. By putting the concealer on after the foundation, you can more easily pick out trouble spots. Use your fingers or a brush to perfectly smooth the concealer over your skin.
Maintain your medical records. Having your own set of records can help if you decide you want to see a different doctor.
Find someone who has aged gracefully and try to emulate them. Older mentors can give you good advice on how to age gracefully and happily. This works for people who are still happy and healthy despite their age.
Take this opportunity to celebrate your life! If you follow these guidelines and take control of your body and your lifestyle, you can ensure that your golden years are the time of your life.