Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    LOOK YOUNGER, LIVE LONGER: A Mini-Series Guide

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    Nobody likes getting older, least of all looking it. The trouble for me and for many others my age is that I don’t feel old. Most days I am convinced I am trapped in my 30s until I walk past a mirror and wonder what my mother is doing staring out at me.

    Well, let’s start to look younger and live longer at this moment with part 1 of 3 mini-series:

    Make It Misty

    “To keep your skin looking fresh, spray it with rosewater after cleansing and before moisturising, and then repeat throughout the day,” says beauty expert Jessica Travers. “Rosewater is hydrating and toning, so it’s great for maintaining overall skin health and balance. I keep one spray at home and another at my desk – I love the fresh feeling it gives my skin.”


    “A headache simply is a result of tension. You can actually perform simple self-massage to stop your head from pounding,” says massage therapist Shalyn Tong, from Wellaholic. “Press your thumbs firmly toward each other and into the bridge of your nose, just underneath your eyebrow. Hold for 10 seconds, breathe deeply, and repeat 5 times. For a more effective de-stressing technique, use thumb and forefinger to massage the soft area between the thumb and index finger of the other hand – the tension will drift away in no time. Remember to drink plenty of water before and after doing these de-stressing techniques”


    “Few things are as detrimental as sugar,” says fitness trainer Erica King. “In addition to damaging collagen, which causes the skin to become dull and wrinkled, a high-sugar diet has a direct impact on what type of collagen we actually have, which certainly doesn’t help in the fight against wrinkles. Eat fresh fruit as a snack or dessert instead of refined sugar options.”


    “As we age, our muscle mass naturally declines,” says personal trainer Amanda Fisher. “This can leave us looking saggy and becoming weak with a slower metabolism, which eventually leads to fat gain because the body becomes less efficient at dealing with calories. Incorporating body weight or weighted exercise in your workout routine at least three times per week will increase lean muscle mass so your skin tone and metabolism will improve. There is nothing more youthful than firm, tight skin!”

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