Your 20s are great but you can look incredible a long time after they are gone.
If most mothers are being honest then they yearn for the times that they could eat whatever they wanted and could stay thin. For most women this is the early part of their 20’s and at times a mother can let herself go a bit. From having a career to being a mom there are times where your appearance is the last thing on your mind. Looking your best can be possible regardless of what age you are. This will take work but it will be well worth it to turn heads when you walk into a room again. The following are tips that will help you look your best on a daily basis.
You Are What You Eat
The days of being able to binge on fast food with a bottle of wine a few times a week are gone. The children mixed with a busy career don’t allow for this in addition to it being extremely unhealthy. Adopting a healthy diet can do a myriad of things for your look. Of course keeping fit is important but your smile, hair, and skin will look better with a healthy diet that eliminates processed foods. Do not hop from fad diet to fad diet but rather visit a nutritionist to put you on a program that aligns with what you want to do whether it is lose weight or pack on muscle.
Skincare is Imperative
The worst part about getting old is the appearance of dreaded wrinkles. These wrinkles can come early because of genetics, smoking, or a poor skincare routine. Those people who have had their skin damaged frequently by the sun will also be at risk of having wrinkles earlier in life. One of the most important things that you can do is to moisturize on a daily basis. Avoid any type of sunburns not just to avoid wrinkles but to also reduce your risk for skin cancer later in life. Just one sunburn a year can lead to skin cancer that will have to be removed in your 50’s and 60’s.
Become a Fitness Fanatic
The thing that most mothers miss from their younger days is their body shape. Children are known to take a toll on the body but this does not mean all hope is lost. You are going to have to work just as hard or harder to get the body that you had before. The best part about making the gym a part of your daily routine is that it is a hobby that is relatively cheap. There are plenty of gyms that allow you to pay $20 for unlimited access to the gym. This is a great way to save money while also making yourself happy as well as healthy.
There are some women who turn to some kind of cosmetic procedure in order to preserve their youthful appearance. These could include injections or even a major look changer like a rhinoplasty. Changing your look is completely up to you but make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. There is nothing wrong with using surgery to make you look better as well as feel better about yourself. There are other procedures that use microdermabrasion which are noninvasive which can help tighten the skin in those places prone to wrinkles.
As you can see it is possible to look your best well into your later years. Of course you will never look 20 again but you can make 52 look better than ever! Be proactive about looking great and results are sure to follow!
Written by Emily Green for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected]
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