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Graceful Aging

Updated on October 27, 2016

Beauty can radiate from within.

Copyright Ruth Kongaika
Copyright Ruth Kongaika

Tips for slowing the aging process

I learned early on to take care of myself if I wanted to keep my looks - or at least to age gracefully. Here are a few basic steps to keep your epidermis and hair at their peak:

  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Get enough shut eye
  • Eat healthy food regularly
  • Exercise daily
  • Keep a positive attitude

You say you have heard all this before? Try not doing those things, and you will find out I am correct.

Beauty consultants will tell you it is the latest serum that will keep your skin young and supple. I have splurged on creams, toners and moisturizers that contain “secret” ingredients that claim to nourish, restore, and vitalize your skin, mane and give you that special glow. They all seem pretty much the same.

I believe each of us were born with particular genes which will determine whether we will end up with acne, thin frizzy hair, and varicose veins or lovely porcelain skin, astonishing natural blond tresses, and taut sexy legs. How we care for what we have been blessed with is of utmost importance.

I have noticed older women whose skin looks like leather or that drapes due to too much sun or lack of water to plump it up. Drinking enough water is so important for all of us.

Sleep cannot be over-rated. It is the time when our skin renews itself. Not getting enough rest jeopardizes many aspects of our health, but will for sure show up on our skin.

I love fresh fruits and vegetables and try to eat plenty of them each day. Protein and vitamins and minerals are equally as important to aging gracefully. If I don’t feel that I have eaten properly, I take supplements to make sure my body is not robbed of what it needs.

Another thing I enjoy is gardening so I get daily exercise by bending, stooping, and walking. I try to ride my bicycle when I can instead of using my car.

Of all the things I have suggested that will age us gracefully, I think the most important thing of all is keeping a positive attitude. We can choose to dwell on our imperfections, or find what is best about ourselves and use it to make the world a better place. People can overlook freckles and gray hair, but they won’t forget a warm smile.


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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    So true Support Med. Try to put on a happy face and it just might cheer you up. Glad you enjoyed the article on aging gracefully.

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    Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

    Very well stated! There are times when I have to work on the 'sleep' part, LOL! True, a positive attitude goes a long way, I was taught to smile, even when I don't feel like it, and found that it's worth it, before you know, you'll just naturally want to smile! Good one!

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for commenting cristina327. Happy New Year to you too. Aloha!

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    Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

    Great hub. Great tips. Thank you for sharing this. Happy New Year.

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks Madison22. You are on the right path. Aloha!

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    Madison 8 years ago from NYC

    Great article! I try to practice those 5 tips on a regular basis, they really do wonders for your skin.

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks LianaK. What a beautiful daughter! Just like the mother.

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    LianaK 8 years ago

    Love the lyrics from one of the songs in Annie, "You're never fully dressed without a smile!" Thanks for another great hub.

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    We are as young as we think we are right? Thanks franciaonline for coming on over to my side of HP.

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    franciaonline 8 years ago from Philippines

    Your hub makes old truths sound fresh! Yes, a positive attitude makes us always look forward to our next birthday and ask the question "What do I want to be" as if we're just in Year 1 of Secondary School!