Time – it creeps up on all of us, doesn’t it? As we face the ever-marching tick of the clock, our bodies grow increasingly fragile, and looking after them becomes like maintaining a weirdly malfunctioning machine.
Crikey, that was a bit of a bleak opener. But, despite its morbid tone, it’s essentially true. And, no matter how old you get, you don’t necessarily want your age to show in your outward appearance.
Indeed, by the time you’ve reached middle age, you’ve probably perfected a few strategies to make yourself look a bit younger.
Well, have a look at these tips to see how you can keep that machine in order for years to come.
Smooth out those lines with some Botox
One of the more minimal cosmetic surgery techniques, a dose of Botox will relax the muscles in your face to create a wrinkle-free zone. With a simple injection, your face will smooth out and make you look 20 years younger.
More than this, it’s a treatment that’s easily available anywhere. From Botox London to small surgeries in the countryside, the ease of treatment makes this one of the safest and most reliable forms of cosmetic renewal.
Don’t try out those “young” styles
Is there anything more heart-breaking than someone not acting their age? When you’re a bit older and you’re still trying slip in lingo that you heard a youth say at a bus stop, or decided that you’d try and wear a baseball cap backwards because it was in a rap video you watched, it’s just a little saddening.
When you get to a certain point in life, you are allowed to act your age with impunity. So kick back and don’t worry about impressing the youth crowd.
Have you ever noticed that the people who look the most ravaged in their middle age are the same ones that have lived a, shall we say, “wilder” lifestyle? Endless parties and a diet of takeaways and processed foods – it’s hardly going to lead to good health in later life.
While it’s great to let you hair down every once in a while, those wild nights should stay infrequent. A poor diet will inevitably lead to hair loss, wrinkles and medical issues when you’re pushing 50, so keep a healthy, balanced diet to keep your appearance in check.
Staying fit becomes increasingly difficult as old father time ticks on. Those knees start to creak and you can’t quite run as fast you used to, but that’s no excuse to give up on the exercise game.
Instead, alter your regime to fit with the way your body is changing. Find new, more comfortable ways to exercise so that you can still feel the burn.