For almost every woman the aging process affects not only the physical appearance, but it also has a major emotional impact.
Although any new chapter in a woman’s life can be daunting, successful adjustment to the reality of aging is certainly possible, as gorgeous 50-plus women in the public eye have shown. Just a few minor lifestyle changes can preserve a strong sense of your unique femininity.
The most effective approach is holistic; so combine one or more of these tips with your own inspiration:
Boost your skin’s suppleness
Around age 50 your skin becomes thinner, drier, and more prone to signs of aging such as fine lines and uneven pigmentation. Older skin is more vulnerable to UV damage, so daily use of a high SPF is vital.
Select moisturizing products adapted to counter this loss of elasticity, boosting your collagen and including hyaluronic acid to strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier.
Revive through food
Not only is a Mediterranean style, fiber-rich diet delicious, but research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown it can boost older women’s energy and help them cope with hormonal changes. Ideally, eat 25-35g of fiber each day – the best sources are whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Dark salad leaves are rich in iron, another essential for hair and skin health.
Reduce the risk of osteoporosis by raising your calcium intake: 1,200 milligrams daily (3 or 4 serves of low-fat dairy food). Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones, supple skin and hair.
B vitamins and omega-3s are not only great for skin but help balance emotions, so include oily fish (salmon, tuna, sardines), pulses, and flaxseed oil in your diet.
Densify your hair
It’s equally important to take care of your hair, as older women experience a reduction in volume as the strands become thinner.
We recommend a densifying shampoo, and if your normal hair fall rate begins to increase, act swiftly by using an anti-hair loss treatment such as Aminexil.
Avoid ammonia-based dyes or other harsh, scalp-irritant products. Head massaging stimulates blood flow to the follicles, increasing the power of treatment products.