As a mum in my thirties, I am well aware that I have probably peaked regarding youthfulness. There’s no doubt in my mind that ten years from now I’m going to look a lot more lived in. And, let's be honest: when you have three young children, there’s not much you can do about it!
But, that’s not going to stop me from trying to keep those wrinkles at bay. So, I thought I would take some time and look into ways that I could find that will keep my skin looking as young as possible. I’ve shared some tips on how to care for your skin from your teens to sixty before, but this time I want to concentrate on the here and now!
So, if you are around the same age as me and are staring at your forties with a suspicious eye, read on. I hope you can pick up some tips.
First of all, as you get older, your skin is a lot less agreeable as it was when you are a teen. And, you're going to have to knuckle down and sort out a routine every day if you want to look youthful. You don’t need much - just find a good cleanser, and a simple moisturiser (with UV protection, of course). Kiehls Ultra Light Defense has had excellent reports. But it’s the routine that’s the most important part of all, so make sure you get into good habits!
Sleep is something that all parents with young children relish but rarely get to enjoy. There’s no doubt in my mind that a lot of aging happens in the ten year period between the birth of your child and when they start to make their breakfast! It’s one of those things, unfortunately, but there is a bit that you can do to help yourself.
Again, it’s all down to your routine. Try and have a set time to get up every day, as much as you can. This will make you tired earlier at night; you will go to sleep quicker, and get more out of your time in bed. I know it’s tough when the kids are very young, but it will get better and they will settle. Eventually!
Quit the cigarettes
If you are a smoker, then now is the time to quit. According to research, if you stop smoking when you’re 35 or under you have a real chance of repairing all the damage. Now, we all know the health risks, but smoking is terrible for your skin, too. It will give you an older, greyer look to your face, and it increases the speed that wrinkles appear.
So, do whatever you can to stop your smoking cravings, whether it’s going cold turkey or trying out e-cigarettes. Here's a guide to get you started - what is an cig pdf If it helps you quit the habit, then it’s worth a look.
Exercise and diet
Regular exercise will also help you retain your youth for a lot longer. And, as the old saying goes, you are what you eat. So, make sure you have a healthy, balanced diet, and exercise at least three or four times every week. Do this, and you will be looking fresh for many years to come.
Do you have any tips for more youthful looking skin? Let me know about them in the comments section below.