If it’s already been a few too many years since your 21st birthday and the whole getting better with age concept is harder than it first seemed, you’re not alone. The art of anti-ageing is one which will set us up for decades to come and, if mastered from the outset, we can only thank our past selves when we’re enjoying a healthy and happy 31st, 41st and whatever comes after that.
Our 20’s are spent learning, failing, absorbing and getting bigger, better and stronger. It’s spent preparing for our 30’s and, beyond, to the rest of their lives through study, building friendships and creating our careers. If we do it well, we have only ourselves to thank for our success in our 30’s.
People in their 30s are more stable, they’ve learnt enough lessons in their 20s, they know where to go, what to do and right from wrong. They have learnt to make decisions that will benefit them for a long term. You start to appreciate the fine things in your 30s, start to realise things, “this is my life now”, “this is the life I wanted” “wow, time flies, I thought my 20’s would seem much longer”. There are regrets but life is good.
But there is one fundamental difference: people in their 30s are not as young as their 20s. You learn slower, digest slower, make more rational decisions and you have to spend longer in gym because your body might not be as good as it was last decade.
You learn to take care of yourself and you learn the art of anti-ageing. As you realise how fast time flew away in your 20s, you’re adamant not to let it slip away any more. You have money now and spend in investing in good health and looking good – yes we’re looking at that expensive face cream and eye gel.
There is one crucial tip in this process: don’t forget what you eat, drink, inhale and absorb can be even more important than any expensive lotion, cream or ointment.
One of my dreams when I was really young, was to make plenty of money when I was older so I could buy expensive skincare to avoid the test of time. In my opinion, money is for spending on pleasure. What pleases me? A healthy body, looking good and a successful life with lots of material and arts collections. Money seems to have lost its value if it can’t make me look good or feel healthy. I invested in lots of healthy pills –grape seed, cranberry and royal jelly.
There’s strong evidence that grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes.
Many people are interested in grape seed extract because it contains antioxidants. These are substances that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases. However, it’s still too early to say whether the antioxidant properties of grape seed extract really benefit people. Researchers are studying grape seed extract to see if it might lower the risks of some cancers. For now, the evidence is not clear.
Whatever decade of your life you’re finding you way through, the art of anti-ageing is a crucial step in progressing through the years while looking and feeling good. I’ve tried and tested a few fail-proof remedies for anti-ageing and it’s always worth the extra effort to see what works for you. Trust me, your future self will thank you.