5 Tips to Feel FABULOUS in YOUR 50’s

 
If you’re around 50 and ready to stop feeling FRUMPY…then you’re in the right place!

I’m a health coach who helps women over 50 how to FEEL fabulous and confident without surgeries, crazy diets or tons of supplements.

The beauty and wellness market is saturated with expensive products and promises that might be doing you more harm than good as you try to look and feel your best over 50.

But what if I told you that much of what you read or hear out there is empty hype?
 
There are NATURAL ways to avoid the anti-aging mistakes that so many of us make!
 

As a matter of fact, HOW you age actually has more to do with your LIFESTYLE choices than your genes. Which means for you is that you have way more CONTROL over how you age than you thought you did!
 

With that in mind, let’s dive into 5 mistakes to avoid so you can feel FABULOUS over 50.
 

Mistake #1: Trying to hydrate with sodas and energy drinks

How these drinks age your body:
As the years go by our bodies literally dry up from the inside out. Our skin just can’t continue to retain moisture like it used to back in the day when we were younger. Diet sodas and energy drinks may quench your thirst on the spot but they don’t hydrate your system in the long run like good old H2O does!

Why?
Because they are jam packed with artificial flavors, sugars, chemical preservatives and acidifying agents that can lead to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, tooth decay, organ stress and lowred immune system.

What you can do to make a change:

DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER.

Drinking water is the true fountain of youth! It is all your body needs to stay hydrated.
How much water should you drink? A good rule of thumb is to drink between 64 ounces and 0.67% of your body weight per day. For example, if your body weight is 150 pounds, then you need to drink anywhere between 64 ounces and 100 ounces (0.67% x 150) of water per day. Or just drink until your urine is light light yellow.
 

Mistake #2: Getting sun exposure without SPF protection

How this ages your body:
It is common knowledge that ultraviolet (UV) rays are harmful to your skin because they damage skin fibers called elastin, which makes your skin stretch and sag like a dry old rubber band that you use tie a bunch of mail together.. Ewww…

What you can do to make a change:

THINK SUN KISSED NOT SUN DRIED!

Vitamin D is vital for healthy gut, bones and blood. So, go out in the sun and enjoy, but if you’re going to be outside for longer than 15 minutes then wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher—preferably one that is chemical free and contains natural ingredients.
 

Mistake #3: Underestimating the value of heart-healthy fatty acids

How this ages your body:

The older you get, the harder your body has to work to pump blood to your heart and brain because age slows down the body’s functioning and puts strain on your heart and immune system. So the good news is that Omega-3’s found in fatty fish such as wild salmon, lake trout sardines, mackerel and tuna are nature’s gift to anti-aging!
Omega-3’s are known to significantly reduce inflammation in the body, which is a symptom of many chronic age-related diseases. And aside from eating fatty fish, what is the best way to get Ome-ga-3 fatty acids?

What you can do to make a change:

TAKE FISH OIL

If the thought of eating sardines out of the can turns your stomach, the next best thing is omega-3 fish oil capsules! These are one of the BEST ways to keep your skin healthy and supple with less wrinkles and they support your heart and immune functions as aging takes its toll on your system.

According to Dr Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the UltraWellenss Center, finding a high quality fish oil is imperative. So look out for reputable brands that certify that their products are heavy metal and pesticide free! Dr Hyman recommends taking 1000 mg of fish oil twice daily with a 300/200 ratio of EPA/DHA. These are both long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids—EPA is found in most fish and shellfish and DHA is found in algae.
 

Mistake #4:Caking on Foundation

How this ages your skin:

Most foundations are drying and thick. They draw moisture from your skin and seep into fine lines and wrinkles, exaggerating them instead of concealing them. A lot of foundations also contain fragrances, chemicals and alcohol that can irritate your skin and remove its natural oils causing more wrinkles.

What you can do to make a change:

CHANGE YOUR FOUNDATION….OR GO BARE!

Let your skin breathe whenever you can! Instead of foundation use a tinted moisturizer or translucent make up especially if you are prone to dry skin. Both products cover, color-correct and gloss over wrinkles.
 

Mistake #5: Lathering daily with regular soap bars

How this ages your body:

Washing your whole body from head to foot with generic bar soaps is often second nature. It’s what our grandmothers used to do right? But the problem is that generic bar soaps nowadays are manufactured using all kinds of harmful ingredients by companies out to make a profit, not to protect your skin. Bar soaps are usually worse culprits than liquid soaps when it comes to drying out your skin because they generally contain much higher pH levels.

In short this is how it works:

Your skin’s natural pH level is 5.5 and most brand name bar soaps have a pH of between 8 and 10, which is way too harsh and drying for most people’s skin! So much so that these soaps crack the skin making it more prone to harmful pathogens and bacteria. (Note that as each number increases the acidity is multiplied by ten! So, if you are using a soap with a pH of 6.5 that is making your skin feel too tight, it’s because it is drying out your skin tenfold!)

What you can do to make a change:

RAISE THE (SOAP) BAR!

Ditch the drying soap altogether and use one with a neutral pH (soaps with a pH of 7) or a balanced pH (soaps with a pH of 5). Household brand name bar soaps such as Ivory, Dial, Shield and Palmolive have a pH of 10 or more which is extremely caustic and damages the skin leading to all kinds of dermatological problems and premature aging so stay away from these! Instead, here are some brand name liquid soaps that are either pH balanced (5) or pH neutral (7) that are much gentler on your skin:

  • Cetaphil (pH 6)
  • pHisoderm (pH 5)
  • Neutrogena (pH 6)

 

I HAVE 5 MORE TIPS

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Click on the link below for 5 ADDITIONAL tips to LOOK and FEEL FABULOUS in your 50’s (and beyond)!

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If you would like to join my new small group Back on Track: Fabulous Over 50, please grab a friend and let’s schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Let’s see if you can put yourself first and learn to LOVE your FABULOUS 50’s!

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