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Want to Look as Vibrant as You Feel? It’s Easy as One, Two, Three, Four, Five

By Sixty and Me July 20, 2020 Health and Fitness

When you feel your best, it’s only natural to want to look just as good. And you can! Everyday healthy habits have a stunningly positive impact on your skin.

Apply Sunscreen Daily

Yes, sunscreen helps reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, but it also keeps your skin looking youthful.

A 2016 study in the journal Dermatologic Surgery found that keeping up with daily sunscreen use (broad spectrum SPF 30) for a year can help reverse the signs of aging by minimizing wrinkles and reducing hyperpigmentation (sun spots).

Eat the Rainbow

A colorful, well-rounded diet has many perks, including helping you achieve fresh, glowing skin. According to the Mayo Clinic, foods that are rich in antioxidants, like spinach, artichoke, turmeric, tomatoes, and carrots may offer a protective effect for your skin.

Invest in Retin-A or a Similar Alternative

For decades this prescription retinoid, derived from vitamin A, has shown its abilities to improve the skin’s texture, minimize wrinkles, smooth hyperpigmentation, and even reverse the effects of sun damage.

Need a prescription-free alternative? Look for products with vitamin B3 (niacinamide), which has been shown to reinforce the skin’s elasticity and improve its overall texture and tone as well as smooth fine lines.

An artichoke leaf extract is another alternative. It performs as well as cosmetic retinols on mature skin – both of which are in SeeMe Beauty’s powerhouse formula.

Lace Up Those Sneakers

Prepare to be moved to action: When scientists at McMaster University in Ontario studied the skin of people over 40 who engaged weekly in at least three hours of moderate or vigorous exercise, they found that these frequent exercisers had skin similar to that of 20- to 30-year-olds with a dermis layer that was thicker and firmer.

Get Social

Maintaining close relationships as you age is as good for your skin as it is for your mental health. When you sustain strong bonds, you’re less likely to experience chronic stress, which can trigger breakouts and flare-ups of skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. And a less-stressed life is always a happier, more beautiful life. 

Margaret’s Experience

As supporters of women in our age group, SeeMe Beauty wrote a special article about me and how Sixty and Me got started as an online magazine that supports women who want to experience life in a positive and vibrant way.

What healthy habits do you practice in order to look on the outside as vibrant and healthy as you feel on the inside? Join the converstion and check out SeeMe Beauty using the code SEEMESIXTY for a 15% discount exclusively for Sixty and Me sisters.

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Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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