Longevity seems to be ingrained into our Western culture and many of us are looking for wonderful cures to starve off the age related issues like wrinkles, balding, excess fat and creaky joints. Sure we can invest in Botox injections or plastic surgery proceedures to smooooth out all the lines and lii^ift the droops that gravity create however aging does happen to all of us. Youthful beauty really is a mindset and if we are willing to dance the tune that modern western society demands of us then superficial happiness can be ours, for a price. The preconceived idea we are sold every day in advertising is that females must always look gorgeous, youth-like, commanding yet submissive and confident in their bodies. In reality, the majority of us have bad hair days too often and we are not happy within ourselves.
Age is but a number and we often do not feel as old as we are chronologically. A women's perspective of herself will improve if she looks more physically youthful and this is possible with simple lifestyle choices that slow down the aging process. Diet play a huge part because feeding the body with a well-balanced diet feeds the skin, nails and hair with oils, vitamins, extracts and trace elements which are needed for a glowing skin. A fruit and vegetable supplement is also useful to ensure we are receiving all the required nutrients. Exercise not only strengthens, lengthens and improves posture, it also lifts the mood. Yoga, Pilates, weight bearing exercises and exercising in nature have many health bearing qualities. Meditation and breathing exercises also have many benefical anti-aging effects as they both help calm the mind and increase thoughts of happiness and ease. Another option to help slow down the aging process is to do facial exercises daily.
Intent.com suggests the following to keep your face looking young:
Raise your eyebrows as high as you can and hold them for five seconds.
Open your mouth as wide as possible and stick your tongue out as far as you can and hold for a few seconds.
Using your three center fingers, press down on your cheeks and smile as hard as you can to raise your cheek muscles against your fingers.
Move your nose as much as you can from side to side.
Lift your eyebrows as high as you can, open your eyes as wide as possible and frown at the same time.
Pucker your lips out as far as possible into the shape of an "O." Then change your expression into a wide smile. Repeat several times.
Sit in a comfortable chair and look up at the ceiling. Pucker your lips and stick your tongue out as far as possible to exercise your neck muscles.
And of course having a regular monthly facial is another way to relax and nourish the facial skin as well as ensuring you are filling up your own personal wellness vessel with health and nurturing me-time. I like the following quote about wrinkles
Wrinkles are your body’s way of saying
that you’ve laughed a thousand laughs
smiled a thousand smiles
grieved too many times
and lived a life worthwhile.
By changing our mindset on how we perceive aging to be, we are inviting a new perception to be born. Opening up to conscious understanding that internal beauty radiates out not only grace and wisdom but also the inherent knowledge that has been gathered from our female ancestors puts beauty into an entirely different perspective. Ageless beauty is timeless and something within all of our grasps!