One of the hard truths about getting older is that the wear and tear that you have subjected your body to over the years starts to show. Your long, vital hair is suddenly less lustrous while your skin is less vital. Your teeth start to show signs of use and, annoyingly, hair starts to appear in places where it was never seen. None of these things are the end of the world, however. They also don’t have to be accepted. It is time to fight back and to make sure that you continue to inhabit the body that you want. And, while this is something that can be achieved with surgery or invasive procedures, it is also something that can be done by changing certain behaviour patterns and applying some natural treatments. Here are a few tips to ensure that you stay looking younger for longer.
1. Keep your skin vital
As you get older the first thing that starts to go is your skin. That is not to say that you are suddenly wrinkled or anything drastic like that, it is simply the fact that all the old damage from too much sun, from acne or from scrapes over the years start to come back to haunt you. Your skin loses its vitality and malleability and it is hard to navigate past. But with simple treatment like microdermabrasion Perth has plenty of places that offer this, you can help restore your skin to its former glory. What is it exactly? In short it is a minimally invasive process that sees a beautician use a rough applicator to remove the top layer of your skin, with the result that what lies underneath is rejuvenated and stimulated. It removes marks and damage and leaves a vital new layer of skin underneath ready to dazzle.
This is an ancient middle eastern method of removing hair that is both highly effective and relatively painless. Unlike tweezing, which removes individual hairs, this method, which uses a double strand of cotton thread, rubbed back and forth across the offending area, this method can remove whole rows of hair at the same time. At the same time, however, it is sufficiently controlled and manageable to be able to shape hair – so it works very well for things like eyebrows for instance.
Never underestimate the restorative power of sleep. If you stand in front of a mirror and you are not happy with what you see, then ask yourself if you are sleeping enough. Enough sleep means no bags under the eyes. It means healing and it means vitality and lustre that is simply not there if you are burning the candle at both ends. Look after yourself – you can achieve the same results that you get from sleep by surgical or invasive methods, but the one is tackling the root cause while the other is tackling the symptoms.
4. Sunscreen is your friend
The sun is no friend of your skin and you need to make sure that it is properly protected by applying a high-factor, moisturising cream every day. Once the skin has been damaged by the sun it is hard to reverse the effects. So, remember the old adage that prevention is better than cure and apply liberally. Without being too cruel, look at the skin of an average 40-year-old Swedish woman and that of an Australian of corresponding age. The Swede will almost certainly have better skin, and the reason for that will primarily be down to the effects of the sun.
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