Glamour magazines and cosmetologists don’t offer beauty tips surrounding the impact that our mental and emotional well-being has on our appearance. There are some simple strategies to consider as we age that can improve our appearance and give us the radiance of our youth. Staying socially engaged, maintaining positivity, and adopting healthy coping skills to handle stress can play a role in slowing down the often-cruel hands of time.
Interacting with others prompts us to keep up on the personal grooming “extras” that we might neglect if not for the pressure of social interactions. Beauty tips are quite irrelevant if we aren’t taking the time to tend to our routines. I might not dye my roots as vigilantly if I didn’t have drinks with friends every other Wednesday evening after work. Responding to and engaging with others is stimulating- and it increases emotional expression, which is a healthy outlet.
I’m no Pollyanna, but trying to focus on the positive is perhaps the most crucial of all beauty tips. Frowning causes wrinkles, and stress creates lines. We all have stressful lives, but putting crises in perspective and prioritizing matters to worry about can help. Set aside “worry time” which involves setting a specific period of time to perseverate about the issue or issues that cause us concern. Set an egg timer, and when the rime runs out, push your thoughts to other things. Dismiss that nagging worry because you have already spent time focused on that and likely the situation remains the same. I find that stress causes me to become quite impatient with others, often for matters out of their control. People, as a rule, are basically good; we all have the potential for good. This could be helpful positive imagery to utilize when stuck in a store line with a cranky cashier.
We have all read the beauty tips that demonize drinking and smoking in terms of our looks. Adopt some healthy ways to channel stress and unwind- exercise is naturally the most beneficial, but even taking a bath, taking time to enjoy a hobby or leisure activity, or meditation can give us the radiant glow of fulfillment and self-actualization. It relaxes us and combats some of the frustration we can feel daily leading busy lives.
These beauty tips don’t involve washing your face with a particular soap, or wearing a certain brand of lipstick. These beauty tips cause you to spend money at the salon or the drugstore. They relate to attaining and sustaining a healthy mindset-, which will have positive repercussions on the typical earmarks of aging. Worry will cause your hair to gray- work on setting aside time for quiet contemplation and put effort into carving out a slice of time and joy for yourself.