Act Your Age, Not Your Shoe Size

Act Your Age, Not Your Shoe Size

With the influence of celebrities, it has become hard for women to understand the concept of aging gracefully. Wrinkles are okay, looking like a scared mummy is not. There is a way to age gracefully without foregoing glamour. Just think of icons such as Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and Helen Mirren for inspiration. Also, make sure to follow these tips in order to remain glamorous at any age.

Accept It

Everyone gets old, no one has yet been able to prolong life. Embrace your laugh lines, let your hair go gray gradually, and don’t try to dress like your kids or grandkids. Aging isn’t a bad thing, it’s a natural part of life. You’ve had more experience than those around you, you deserve respect for it. 

Regular Exercise

Exercising regularly is essential to maintaining a healthy body weight, metabolism, and self-esteem level. Make sure to get at least 30 minutes of light exercise per day in order to improve your circulation and strengthen your bones. Your weight should not fluctuate too much from when you were in your mid 20s in order to remain as healthy as possible. 

Don't Forget Your Brain

Intellectual stimulation is the key to remaining emotionally and psychologically balanced. Do a crossword puzzle or sudoku puzzle every morning before starting the rest of your day. It’s fun! Plus, you’ll be working on the most important organ in your body. Studies show that those who are regularly mentally stimulated are far less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. 

Dress Appropriately

You’d be shocked at how many disasters we see on a daily basis. Donate the miniskirts, baseball caps, knee high boots, and tight tops after the big 4-0 hits. Your kids and the rest of the world will thank you. That’s not to say you still can’t be fashionable. Wear looser tops, longer dresses, and flowier items to accentuate your gracefulness rather than your figure. 

Natural Skin

A good rule of thumb is not to wear heavy makeup or fake tanners after the age of 40. They’ll only draw attention to natural facial lines. You can still wear bright lipsticks, rich fabrics, and bright colors, just make sure to not go over the top with them. 

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