Aging is something most people look forward to. It is also something many hope to do gracefully and beautifully. The opportunity to grow older and wiser is one that most hope to enjoy in life. Residents at assisted living Glendale facilities seek ways to help them age beautifully.
Aging is sometimes accompanied by sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of growing old. Several beauty regimens and tips are available to help older adults endure the process of aging. These tips include skin care, what to eat, what not to eat, how much water to drink, which teas to consume, and the list goes on. Which of these, if any will work to make the skin less susceptible to aging? Aging affects everyone differently. There are natural tips to help you age beautifully.
Here are a few tips for aging adults to consider.
- Implement Healthy Eating Habits
The foods you consume has a big impact on your appearance at any age. Aging adults will notice a major difference in the way they feel, act, and look when they implement healthy eating habits into their lives. Nutrition specialists at assisted living Glendale facilities provide menus that contribute to a healthy lifestyle for seniors. Most specialists recommend a diet that is plentiful in lean protein, fruits, and low in sugar for seniors.
Vitamins and nutrients are an essential part of the diet for aging adults. Seniors must prepare to face possible bone loss, skin issues and more. A healthy diet that is rich in nutrients will help to replenish loss of elasticity in the skin and restore a beautiful glow.
- Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
The sun is a friendly source of Vitamin D. However, its ultraviolet rays could cause skin cancer. Dark spots and sagging skin is sometimes the result of too much exposure to the sun. Therefore, daily application of sunscreen is essential when going out into the sun. Remember these extras for skin protection also.
- Apply moisturizers regularly
- Wear sunglasses in the sun
- Use hand creams that contain retinoid nightly
- Wear wide hats to shield the face from the sun
- Practice Good Oral Health
Aging adults will notice that their teeth and gums will change as they grow older. Regular visits to the dentist will help fight against stains and discoloration of the teeth. Assisted living Glendale makes sure that residents receive oral exams twice per year. This helps to detect oral health issues early and treat them before they progress.
Seniors should remember to brush and floss two to three times per day. It is also important to visit the dentist twice per year for an oral examination. Milk and calcium supplements contributes to healthy teeth also, which is the foundation for a beautiful smile.
- Get Enough Rest
As seniors age, proper rest is important. Sleep habits change for many aging adults and it is difficult for them to get the proper amounts of rest. This can cause bags to form underneath the eyes. Not enough rest will begin to reflect on the appearance. Bags underneath the eyes could be a sign that seniors aren’t getting enough sleep. The more sleep seniors get, the more time the skin has to replenish from the sun and other harmful exposures.
- Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water is one of the leading beauty regimens for seniors. Water is an important part of everyone’s diet, but especially seniors. It helps to nourish skin, hair, and nails. It helps to mist the hair with water to add moisture. Water is an essential aide in digestion when used with herbs. This helps to remove harmful toxins from the body. Seniors feel rejuvenated and their skin has a healthy glow when they drink plenty of water.
Broadview Residential Care Center helps seniors to look their best by providing healthy meals and keeping them active. Contact us at (818) 246-4951 to find out more about our programs for seniors.