7 Realistic Ways to Slow Down Ageing in Your 40s
You might not be able to turn back time, but you can slow it down.
If you are a woman in your 40s and you want to slow down your ageing, there’s a good chance you are spending money on the latest beauty product and treatments to reduce lines and dullness of your skin.
The truth is, ageing goes beyond your skin or genetics. Your lifestyle has a big role to play in how you age.
Be it stress, your diet or even exercise – all these things can affect how glowing and fresh-faced you look.
Below is 7 natural ways you can slow down ageing in your 40s:
#1 Eat a Balanced Diet
You are what you eat.
To stay healthy as we age, we need to become more aware of what we put in our bodies.
When we eat a balanced diet, we look and feel great.
For some of us, a ‘balanced diet’ might mean eating more antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries, dark chocolate, nuts, figs, salmon, avocado, turmeric, and coconut oil.
For others, it may mean eating more protein and fewer carbs and sugars. Sugar spikes our blood sugar levels, which causes us to overeat and reach for unhealthy snacks.
Eating protein, on the other hand, helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, which helps to keep cortisol levels (your stress hormone) in check.
Protein is also essential for helping to repair and construct tissue.
In fact, collagen is one of the most valuable proteins in our body. It helps to strengthen our skin, hair, and nails.
Eating nutritious foods will prevent premature ageing and support your overall health.
#2 Importance of Essential Vitamins
Our skin loses its elasticity as we age making it look dull and saggy.
We are exposed to numerous toxins and chemicals on a daily basis, all of which create free radical damage in our cells which causes premature ageing.
In order to combat free radical damage, we need vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene.
These vitamins work to stop free radicals from creating more damage.
Unlike vitamins that are taken orally, intravenous IV therapy gives you more effective results without gastrointestinal side effects or loss of potency.
Since Vitamin C is critical for maintaining healthy and resilient skin, we would recommend trying our Antioxidant IV Booster – this anti-ageing cocktail with high doses of Vitamin C will make your skin glow immediately.
As we age, our skin loses more and more vitamin C. Our Antioxidant IV Booster helps with the formation of collagen, which makes our skin more elastic.
#3 Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress is part of our busy everyday lives. Chronic stress and the resulting fatigue can lead to many harmful and potentially life-threatening diseases. It also makes you age faster.
High levels of cortisol rob your body of essential vitamins such as vitamin C and B, which are important for healthy glowing skin.
Reduce stress by getting a vitamin drip, practising deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga or taking a walk in nature. Meditation is one of the greatest ways to feel mentally and emotionally happy and relaxed.
#4 Protect Your Skin from the Sun Damage
If you want great skin, avoid sun damage.
Everyone loves a healthy glow and spending 10-15 min in the sun gives you enough of that much-needed vitamin D.
But spending too much time in the sun without skin protection causes premature ageing, or worse – skin cancer.
If you go outside in the sun for more than 15 min, protect your skin with sun-protecting clothing, a hat, and some sunscreen.
Sunscreen protects your skin against the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet rays include UVA and UVB, which contribute to sunburn and skin cancer.
#5 Drink More Water
Dehydration is a common cause of ageing skin.
Water helps to lubricate joints, flush out toxins and restore the elasticity of the skin.
Each person’s water requirements are different depending on their activity levels and lifestyle.
As a general rule, about 2L of water a day is sufficient to restore the youthfulness of your skin and contribute to daily detoxification.
#6 Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise combined with a balanced diet is the best way to maintain a healthy weight.
Not only will regular strength and cardio training make you look strong and sexy, but it also helps reduce inflammation and oxidative stress – 2 factors that age cells.
Slower cell ageing is the reason why people who lead an active lifestyle look younger than they actually are.
Our biological age is different from our chronological age. Biological age takes many lifestyle factors into consideration, including diet, exercise and sleeping habits, to name a few.
#7 Get Sufficient Sleep
Waking up with puffy eyes or dark circles is a visual sign of not getting enough sleep.
Missing out on even 1 good night’s sleep increases cortisol levels, which can lead to oxidative stress, collagen breakdown, and premature ageing.
During sleep, our body repairs itself by releasing human growth hormone, which is responsible for the healthy glow we wake up with when we’ve had sufficient sleep.
There are many ways to slow down the ageing process.
From diet and exercise to reducing stress and of course choosing the right treatment.
Our immensely popular Antioxidant IV Booster can take years off your skin naturally and without a hefty price tag.