Youthful From The Beginning
We came into this world with youthful skin. Our skin was delicate and needed care to protect our body. Our parents took care when bathing us using gentle soaps and then applying lotions to keep moisture on our baby skin. Going from newborn to a six months old we were nourished with vegetables, fruits and cereals and later proteins which were rich in vitamins. A healthy diet will play an important role in youthful skin. If we are taught this as children we will have developed good eating habits and that is something we can take with us throughout our lifetime and teach our children.
We kept our youthful skin through our toddler years running around carefree even through our scrapes and bruises that eventually healed. Then we grew into teenagers still having great skin, no wrinkles maybe some blemishes here and there. Nothing some acne cream couldn’t get rid of. We still had our youth. Our skin was still great over all. Growing beyond our teen years we came into adulthood. We looked in the mirror and what did we see? Still, no wrinkles looking back at us. Still, Youthful skin.
Keeping our Body Youthful
In order to have youthful looking skin it is important to have a healthy and strong body. We start losing muscle mass as we age. Our skin can sag and wrinkle in areas all over the body from many reasons. Weight gain and weight loss can be a couple of reasons. Bad eating habits, even though a person doesn’t gain any weight can still cause your body and skin to look older and not youthful. We do become what we eat. We also need to be wise to what we use on our body too. Diet and exercise are part of the package of keeping us feeling and looking young.
There are many types of exercise to try that will fit into many lifestyles. Turning forty and each decade of life after that our exercise may have to change a bit. We may find that we can’t keep up with what we did five years ago and have to change the pace to something different. Yoga, swimming, walking, stretching and stretch bands and some weight lifting for our joints are good forms of exercise. If you really don’t like exercising maybe go out dancing or just take your dog for a walk. Get your heart rate up every day.
Youthful Mind-Excercise It
Keeping a sharp mind is as important as keeping great skin and a healthy body. By Reading new information and gaining more knowledge about the things that interest you, you are keeping your mind youthful. Having hobbies that you engage in, such as water colors, playing some kind of music instrument, making jewelry, writing, designing something or playing with your grandchildren all will help keep your mind sharp and young. It has been written in articles that we need to keep our minds active to help us from memory loss. Brain exercises are great too with so many games on tablets now for older adults. Practice memorizing new information or memory games. Youthful from head to toe and inside and out.