If you’re in – or approaching – the second half of your life, there’s a high chance you may have observed a noticeable change in your skin. This is because as your hormone levels start to decline, so too does your collagen and elastin production, which means that your skin may have a less supple quality, that fine lines and wrinkles may be more visible, and that its less hydrated than it once was. In addition to changes to your skin, you may also notice a difference in everything from energy levels to sleep quality.
While getting older is an inevitable part of life – and certainly better than the alternative – there are smart tweaks you can make to your daily habits that can help slow the decline of aging. And so, while many of us can get away with a slightly slap-dash approach to skincare in our twenties and thirties, it’s common knowledge among skincare fanatics, that to hone and maintain a good complexion well into later life, it’s essential to start taking heed of expert skincare tips and to establish a skincare regimen for your 40s and beyond. From the foods you eat to the way you approach sleep, to natural ways to increase collagen and fostering a better understanding of how to look after your skin, here are five pieces of practical advice to help you age well.
It’s a well-known fact that a hereditary lifestyle can lead to a myriad of medical problems, so while you may not be at your physical peak anymore, that doesn’t mean you should let exercise fall by the wayside. From open-water swimming to pilates and hot yoga, there are a wealth of ways to stay active as you age that will help look after your heart health, maintain muscle, and preserve your energy levels – whatever your age.
Invest in a good skincare regime
While youthful skin can bear the brunt of cheap products, as we age, it becomes essential to invest time, money, and effort into taking care of our skin. Forget a hurried approach, and instead curate a regime that will promote a radiant and youthful complexion. Our age-defying trio contains ultra-pure, clinically proven, wild sourced ingredients that will restore your skin, produce more collagen, and amplify results.
Introduce daily supplements
While topical creams and serums can certainly help restore a tired complexion, taking a daily supplement – such as our Kakadu plum capsules – offers a natural way to boost collagen that will not only improve your skin's health, but also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ensuring you get sufficient shut-eye becomes even more important as we age, especially given that it’s been proven to not only lower the risk of heart disease and strokes, but also reduce depression and improve focus and concentration. A crucial part of health and well-being, aim for seven to eight hours sleep of shut eye to reap the maximum rewards.
Pay attention to stress
Much like ageing, stress is an inevitable part of life. However, there are ways in which to manage it that will go a long way towards helping you live and age well. From regular exercise to relaxation techniques, to mindfulness and ensuring you get adequate sleep, lowering your stress levels will reduce everything from premature ageing to heart disease.