When it comes to loving your age, exercise, grooming and skin care are vital. The environmental ageing factors in your younger years are now becoming visible on your skin.
Dark spots and discoloration are beginning to appear and you start to notice a loss of tone. But it doesn't need to be that way. Don't let a number define who you are. Look good no matter what your age. This Women's Day, Dr Sapna .V. Roshni, cosmetic surgeon, Cocoona Centre of Aesthetic Transformation has mapped out a clear plan of attack to help you looking as youthful as possible beyond your 30s.
‘Hydration is the key to flawless, radiant skin. Layer up with hydrating products that penetrate the skin making it plumper, younger-looking and leaving you with a natural glow from within.’
Look to the new generation of non-surgical youth boosters: Injectables, lasers, and radiofrequency address even the smallest age-related change over time. Not only are they safe, easy, cheaper, but also require much less downtime than previous solutions.
Identify your biggest problems and then reverse those deep groves that have been etched over time, so you look yourself again. Don't be afraid of minor procedures to define your cheekbones and rid those "parentheses" lines running from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Switch up your hair: Your 40s are the perfect time to give your hair a makeover.
Women in their 40s are nothing but sexy, self-assured and at the top of their game. Get a haircut to suit this new phase of life. Look to exercise to maintain muscle tone: The muscular strength in women peaks between ages 20 and 30. The goal for you now is to maintain your muscle mass so that it doesn't decline with age. Get a personal trainer to help you with the intensity of your workout.
The key is to replace long easy cardio sessions with short high-intensity interval training sessions. Squats, jumping jacks, and stationary sprints are your best bet. Let antioxidants be your fillers: The best gift you can give your skin is antioxidants. Go ahead, fill up on nutrient-packed foods which will help you fight disease, feel more energetic, and even lose weight. The best antioxidants for your skin are found in colourful fruits and vegetables.
Eat the rainbow across a week and see your skin glowing and body healthy. Hydrate for cellular turnover: Hydration is the key to flawless, radiant skin. Layer up with hydrating products that penetrate the skin making it plumper, younger-looking and leaving you with a natural glow from within. We've all heard of the Korean beauty favorite - sheet mask, a cloth saturated with skin loving ingredients.
Perfect for all skin types leaving your skin deeply hydrated, it works as an anti-ageing treatment. It's time you get yours now! Drink a couple more glasses of water every day to keep your body and skin in great shape. Fruits are also a BIG yes for you so just keep the fruit intake going. Stay with the sunscreen: And you know all the sun-worshipping you did in your 20s, it's a huge culprit for your skin damage. Use an SPF of 30, whether you're relaxing at home or out on a rainy day. Your mantra should be - skincare means sun care.