Aging is inevitable! There are in fact of 76 million baby boomers today over age 50 & the first of the 82.1 million generation x-ers reached their milestone in 2015. September’s Healthy Aging month is used as a motivation to take stock of where you’ve been and what you would like to do if money were no object.
According to Carolyn Worthington, the creator of ‘September is Healthy Aging’ month, ‘We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too late to take control of your health, it’s never too late to get started on something new’. Why not think about the positive aspects of aging instead of the stereotypes and the negative aspects?’
Are you ready to take stock in your life and even reinvent yourself? Let’s go through some easy-to-follow advice!
- Make sure you’re subscribed to our blog – we’re all about aging gracefully!
- Don’t act your age
- Be positive about aging
- Get out and walk or exercise in some way, every day
- Smile! (research shows people who smile more are often happier)
- Drink plenty of water
- Get a physical and other health screenings (be sure to check your moles)
- De-stress yourself!
- Invest in your skin – here are our top 10 suggestions
Get regular facials
Invest in a great anti-aging night cream
Find the perfect eye cream for you & your needs (dark circles, bags, dehydrated skin)
Consider a prescription retinoid for your skin
Get on the sheet mask train
Switch up your skincare routine (it won’t be the same as it was 10 years ago)
Wash that body of yours with oil based cleansers (so much gentler on your skin)
Buy a brush cleanser – Clarisonic rocks!
Chemical peels are great investments for your skin (ask your esthetician which ones are best for you i.e AHA peel, glycolic, lunchtime peels, superficial peels, medium peels, deep peels, we could go on and on) – peels will be different based on your skin type, color & overall skin needs
Get your antioxidant on (vitamin E, lycopene, green tea, coffee berry, resveratrol, grape seed, genistein, niacinamide, vitamin C, etc.)
How are you celebrating ‘Healthy Aging Month’? Try out our suggestions above and we promise that you’ll feel better about the overall condition of your skin.