Before you hop onto the latest senior dating site to create yourself a profile, why not spend some time pampering yourself first? As a senior, it is very important to maintain your health. But the picture of yourself you show the world is also important because the way you look will influence the way you feel. You can’t (of course) stay young forever, but you can slow down the aging process a little bit and help yourself look the best regardless of your years. Here are a couple of tips that can come in handy.
Pay Attention to your Diet
Eating the right foods is crucial if you want to feel (and look) young and healthy for a long time. A balanced diet can do wonders for your body and soul. One of the main concerns among aging ladies is that their skin starts showing more and more wrinkles. To nourish your skin and keep it flexible and hydrated, eat foods that are rich in water, essential nutrients and are low in fat. Melons, nuts, and berries are especially helpful when caring for your skin.
Don’t Forget about Water
You might not feel it but your body needs plenty of water to stay hydrated. As you dry out, your body will also show signs of dehydration, these being wrinkly, flakey and irritable skin. To keep your skin well-nourished and healthy, drink plenty of water or sugarless herbal tea. The H2O will help remove the leftover toxins from your body, and the antioxidants in tea will get rid of the free radicals, which are a major cause of aging.
Protect your Skin
As you get older, your skin starts becoming more and more sensitive and harder to heal. This is why it’s always a good idea to use sunblock when it’s sunny outside. You should also avoid scratching or cutting your skin, so if you have long nails, trim them shorter to avoid unnecessary injuries.
Glasses are Important
Squinting can cause a lot of wrinkles around the eyes, and this is extra true when you’re older. To avoid having all those pesky lines, always keep a pair of sunglasses with you when you’re out and about. If you have problems with your vision and have been prescribed glasses, make sure to use them as much as you can to avoid squinting.