I'm not sure why this article was included in the Mind-Body feed, but I felt compelled to comment. It's a bunch of the same old rehashed advice you hear in beauty magazines all the time - i.e., stay out of the sun, don't put on too much foundation, moisturize, etc. But it misses the really important point, which is: it's not so important whether you look younger, but whether you feel younger. A true mind-body approach would include diet, exercise, creativity, and some form of spiritual practice to keep the body, mind, and soul happy.
A lot of things about this article are really disturbing, but the one that got me most was "Don't leave the house without a little makeup." Whaaa? As for why this article was in the mind-body feed...the anti-aging industry is a multi-million (maybe even billion) dollar one, so it makes sense to me that the people peddling the wrinkle lotions and crow's-feet antidotes are the same ones trying to convince us that looking good is a major part of being happy. I'm close to 30 myself and I'm really starting to notice the pressure to stay young, color your hair at the first sign of a gray, look into injectables (yes, there are people I know in my age group who are doing this), and obsess over the aging process in general. This seems kind of ridiculous to me, personally, especially because at this stage of life, I am soooo much healthier and fitter than I was at, say, 21. And I'm also making generally healthier lifestyle decisions.
I wish that instead of letting themselves get inundated by toxic messages about beauty and youth, women paid a little more attention to things like saving money, investing, and planning for their long-term futures. I think I recall reading an article that mentioned women in their 20s and 30s are less likely to invest or save money than men of their age and other age groups in general.
I think what young women don't consider when they start the Botox injections, and lipodissolve procedures it where does it stop. Honestly, women blossom in their thirties. It's the best, because you know who you are and are pretty secure with it by then or you should be. It's a shame that the so called beauty industry preys upon these women in an attempt to get them to try and recapture something that can never be again. I think you have to learn to love and appreciate your body at every stage of life. If you're taking care of yourself and trying to be as healthy as you can be then you have nothing to be ashamed of at any age. Okay, I'll climb off my soapbox now.
This article does not address that people who are healthy and exercise regularly look younger too. I agree with staying out of the sun and drinking a lot of water, but that's about it. As you said, we should focus on feeling younger and healthier versus looking younger. Our society puts too much pressure on women, and now men, to look young forever. Thanks Hollywood.
Looking younger radiates from the inside out. Makeup and so called miracle creams are surely just masks? Expensive masks too. I recently wrote about aging and the emphasis for me was about sleeping well, eating well, working out well and living well to make you look youthful.
Feeling younger is quite more essential than just looking younger. I'd recommend using
Biological Age Test to rate the effectiveness of the certain anti-ageing procedure. We use that tool quite effectively for our clients.