Every woman desires to stay young and beautiful for a very long period of time, preferably – the whole life. There are many researches that were made in the industry of beauty and youth, so that scientists found some important “rules” that we should follow to stay attractive and beautiful for longer. They discovered that you mood, for example, has a great deal of influence on the way you look. Let’s talk about 10 commandments for youth, beauty and health:
1) Don’t overeat, keep the same weight all the time.
One of my favourite actresses Christie Brinkley is the great example of woman who looks absolutely stunning and gorgeous, even though she is almost 60 now. It’s unbelievable! She shared one of the secrets of her beauty – maintain the same weight all the time.
Often people have a habit of eating 3 big meals a day, but when you desire to lose weight (or to stay thin), it’s better to appropriate right habits of eating – try to eat smaller portions, but more often than only 3 times a day, this way you will boost your metabolism and it will be a lot easier to maintain great figure. According to many scientific researches, the ideal way of eating is to eat about 5 or 6 times a day, but smaller portions, and when I say smaller, I mean it! The ideal portion size would be the one that enters into the palm of your hand. Another easy trick to avoid overeating is to drink one glass of water before or after you ate, depending on your preference. Water will fill in the space in your tummy and you will feel satisfied without overeating, and your body will stay very hydrated!
2) Always use sunscreen.
UV rays cause extremely big percentage of wrinkles and other signs of ageing. There are two types of sunscreen protection: physical and chemical-based SPFs with UVA and UVB protections. If your skin is sensitive, I would recommend to find sunscreen protection cream with natural minerals – zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Pay special attention to protect your skin from sun damage when you go on holidays or if you live in a sunny country.
3) Exfoliate your skin regularly.
Exfoliation is one of the most important secrets of youthful appearance! It has many benefits: it’s the best way to keep your skin soft and glowing, it helps to keep your pores from clogging (keeps acne under control), helps with uneven skin tone, keeps lines and wrinkles in check…There are two types of exfoliators: chemical ones and physical ones. When you have sensitive skin – never use harsh or strong exfoliators because it can cause irritation and redness. Ask the specialist’s advise to find the best product that suits your skin type.
4) Hydrate and moisturise your skin daily.
There are so many products on the market that can help you to nourish and hydrate your skin. If you are sensitive to cosmetic creams, you can also use totally natural products: such as rose hip oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, etc. I personally love using all of the above oils (mixed together or separately) instead of creams and serums (because I have very sensitive fair “porcelain” skin). Another great way to hydrate your skin throughout the day is to spay a refreshing face mist regularly on your face. (You can buy ready face mist in the shop or create one yourself). But the main point here is to take care of your skin daily and never leave it dehydrated or lacking moisture.
5) Focus on the bright side.
Being happy makes you look young and beautiful, and good positive mood has a great deal of influence on the way you look and feel. This is why it’s so important to cultivate positive mental attitude, laugh a lot and chose to be happy. So, look at the glass half full instead of half empty, notice all the great and positive things that happen to you and be thankful for them and remember to smile often. This way you will stay beautiful, young and attractive for longer.
6) Get into the gym.
Exercising is proved to be a great mood booster, it can help you to reduce stress and to keep your skin looking healthy. So, don’t neglect this “friend of your beauty” – sport.
7) Eat healthy.
This is one of the crucial habits you can appropriate in order to stay beautiful and youthful for a long time. Researches suggest that healthy diet can fend off your skin’s top enemies. So, include fruits, vegetables and fish into your diet!
8) Feel young at heart.
Remember to take time for playing and having fun. Embrace your inner child and “wake up” to the excitement and beauty of life! And now, here is a question that can make you think: “If you didn’t know your age, how old you would feel?” This is another important step for feeling younger for longer – feel young and you will be young!
9) Get beauty sleep.
Getting enough sleep regularly can help you to boost your energy levels, relief stress and keep your weight down. Getting at least 6-7 hours of sleep every night can help you to feel and look a lot younger than your real age!
10) Physical intimacy is good!
Great and healthy love life can also help you to stay beautiful and young for a long time. While making love with your partner – your body cultivates the “hormone of happiness” which not only strengthens your immune system and boosts your happiness, but also helps you stay younger for longer. Some researches show that people who have happy relationship and regular satisfying intimacy look about 10 years younger than their physical age.
I hope you found it useful. If you have something to add to this 10 commandments of staying beautiful and young for longer, please, share your thoughts in the comment’s section below.