Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and this becomes even more important when getting older. Looking good during ageing has become more desirable in recent years, and this has been partly fuelled by Hollywood celebrities appearing to defy their older years and competing very successfully with their younger counterparts.
Ordinary people want to emulate their success and fortunately, there are several ways that this can be achieved. This is an exploration of what can be done to stay looking young and vibrant, including getting dental implants in Herefordshire, looking after the skin and taking care when it comes to what we consume.
Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age but becomes increasingly likely as people get older. In days gone by, the only means of replacing missing teeth was to get dentures. This often looked unnatural and could cause people to prematurely age. The increased rate of ageing was down to the fact that dentures leave gaps where the original tooth roots were, and this caused a person to lose structure in their face. Over time, the result was a sunken look that made them look much older than their chronological years.
Dental implants are the modern solution to these issues. Because they provide a direct replacement for the tooth roots, they allow the patient to retain their facial structure and thus their youthful vitality. Implants offer a very stable base for artificial teeth, which means that they give a very natural look which is virtually undetectable from natural teeth. This means that the patient can stay looking at their best well into old age.
Look after the skin
Taking good care of the skin is important for everyone, but especially those who wish to look good in their later years. A good daytime moisturiser that incorporates sun protection can be instrumental in preserving the skin and preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. A night-time cream that is especially hydrating and nourishing will accelerate the rate at which the skin repairs itself during sleep.
Consider diet and alcohol consumption
The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ is not just a myth. People who consume a diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits as well as good quality protein and wholemeal carbohydrates have a significantly higher chance of looking good as they get older than those who exist on a diet of ready meals, junk food and sugary snacks.
Alcohol is very ageing. It dehydrates the skin which can cause a person to look much older than they are. It can also be the cause of poor-quality sleep, which can also detract from a bright and attractive appearance. Anyone who wants to age well should either avoid consuming alcohol altogether or stick to the recommended guidelines of 14 units per week. These units should be spread out over the week and should also include a few alcohol-free days.
Keeping oneself well hydrated by drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day also helps to maintain an attractive and youthful appearance, so it is worth making the effort to increase the amount of water consumed if it is currently at low levels.