Disclosure: My post about How to Look and Feel Younger Inside and Out! has been sponsored by L’Oreal Revitalift CicaCream. As always, all opinions are my own.
Being firmly in my 40s that I don’t really feel OLD yet but I also don’t feel all that young, either. In the past, I’ve let the passage of time do a number on my health and my emotions. After spending a few months amongst the snowbirds in Florida, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to feel younger and look it too.
First up, take care of your diet! Garbage in means garbage out. Unfortunately, this lesson has been learned the hard way. After months on the road eating out MUCH too often, I don’t have the pep in my step that I’m used to. Thankfully, that is somewhat of an easy problem to solve. Instead of focusing on what I can cut from my diet, I’m figuring out ways to add good things to it. What does that mean? I pick up a piece of fruit instead of a cookie and I make sure to eat a salad as part of almost every meal. When you focus on adding, you don’t develop the scarcity mindset that makes you CRAVE the things you should only eat in moderation. Oh, and don’t cut any one food out of your diet completely. Eat the cake! Life is too short to not enjoy everything….just in moderation.
Next, get out and get some exercise. Our bodies look and feel the best when we are working with muscle instead of just fat. How do we do that? Well, get out there and move! My favourite exercise is walking, I use my activity tracker to make sure I get the recommended 10,000 steps per day most days. Once I am home (only a few more weeks to go!), I will be starting back doing my Yoga with Adriene videos. I love her common sense approach to yoga. She reminds us all that yoga is a practice and everyone is welcome. Plus, many of her videos are free so you can fit yoga into your schedule instead of having to make set class time. So important for busy women trying to fit exercise into a busy schedule. (Plus, when you do yoga at home, your favourite fur baby can help.)
Take care of your skin! I’ve discovered that I need a quick and easy skin regimen to follow. I don’t have the ability to keep up with an involved routine, especially when I’m traveling. Lately, I’m using L’Oreal’s Revialift CicaCream. It’s L’Oreal’s 1st anti-wrinkle & skin barrier repair cream infused with Centella Asiatica. Centella Asiatica (also called Tiger Grass) fights the look of wrinkles and resists the signs of aging. Plus, the cream is fragrance-free, paraben-free and the 1st anti-aging cream to be certified by the Canadian Dermatology Association*.
When I use it, Cicacream goes on smooth, soaks in and leaves my skin feeling soft. I love that it is made specifically for people with sensitive skin who want to keep their skin looking younger while using a natural skin product. L’Oreal’s Revialift CicaCream works to repair skin moisture barrier today so it prevents future premature aging. It’s like exercise for your skin. It repairs the structure beneath your skin so the fine lines and wrinkles appear less and don’t start in the first place.
I love knowing that I am doing great things for my face and preventing future wrinkles. I’ve been lucky and I don’t have many fine lines yet. The few that I have are well on their way to GONE!
Have fun! Hanging out with a bunch of seniors for a few month while we’ve been in Florida has taught me a thing or two about how to feel younger. Basically, you are as young as you let yourself be. While many of our friends are in their 7os and 80s, they are out every day walking, playing shuffleboard or horse shoes, joining friends to play cards or heading out for dinner. Basically anything goes as long as it is FUN. Instead of sitting around figuring out their latest ache or pain, they focus on the positive. It has been so uplifting to see so many vibrant and happy seniors.
It has led me to let go of some of my hangups that I have put on myself. Instead of worrying about what others think, I just do what I like. That means buying the sparkly mouse ears when we went to Disney, painting my toenails the fun colors (or not depending on my mood), joining the seniors for banana split Tuesdays and embracing the fact that a walk around the park takes twice as long when you stop to chat with everyone….but it is also twice as much fun.
All in all, there are a lot of things you can do to make yourself look and feel younger but the best one is to take care of yourself and embrace your life. Do the things that make you and your skin healthier and have a bit of fun. It’s not very hard at all and you will be much look and feel younger and happier for it. I know I do!