You can fight it every step of the way, but in the end, age will win. There is nothing that you can do besides slow aging, to some extent. However, to do that, you will have to make some compromises, enormous sacrifices, and put in a whole lot of effort. Are you willing to do it? The sad news about aging may not be something many of us are ready to accept.
We age every single day, and we are all born with an expiration date. It’s sad, but it’s true. How does aging affect you?
Aging and Fine Lines and Wrinkles
For starters, your skin will change. By the time you’re in your 20s, you may see some frown lines developing. Eventually, the fine lines will come in around your mouth and your eyes. You may even see the pores on your skin expand. To slow down this process, you will have to keep hydrated. Drink lots of water. Use good facial creams on the face and the neck.
Aging and Grey Hair
Grey hair is going to happen at some point. For some people, it happens quite early in life, for some unknown reason. For others, they could be well into their 50s or 60s, and still not require coloring their hair. There is no slowing down this process, although you may want to try herbal tea washes. Some recommend sage, but there is no evidence that this works. Others suggest a diet rich in barley. To combat the gray hairs, you’ll probably have to revert to hair dye, and as you get older, and more gray hairs develop, this will require a lot of effort. Some brave women turned to the natural salt-and-pepper look, but that can make some women look much older than their actual age.
You will notice that your vision will diminish as time passes. Someone who spends endless hours on computers and other electronic devices may see this is happening much sooner. To slow this down, give your eyes the break they need. Also, exercise your eyes, as this may help. If you want to look like you’re not wearing glasses, you can always choose surgery, depending on your case, or invest in prescription contacts.
Tooth Problems and Yellowing Teeth
Over time, problems with teeth will arise. Be sure to visit the dentist regularly to repair damages early on. The longer you wait, the more severe the damage will be, and so too will be your bill. Having said that, as you get older, your teeth will yellow. Yellowing teeth will age you, so consider teeth whitening, either with over-the-counter products or professionally by the dentist.
Your Slowing Metabolism
Most people, men, and women alike will begin to gain weight as they get older. In addition to most of us slowing down, the metabolism also slows. So, you’ll either have to cut down on the calories or exercise more. In most cases, the majority of people will have to do both the exercises and reduce calories if they want to look fit and stay healthy.
Injuries Even When Dancing
Whether you’re stretching, dancing, or cleaning the house, you are more at risk of becoming injured as you age. You may end up with tendinitis, which is quite common, knee pains or other joint pains, and other muscle or ligament injuries. To fight this, be more conscious of what you’re doing. Move slower, be careful when lifting weights, and take your time with different chores and tasks.